122 Spam Messages

I finished unpacking our last box today and had to be convinced by my husband to stop moving things around for now, that I am becoming a fussy decorator and I need to relax and take care of myself. He is so right, as usual.

Finally, our move from Hawaii to the UK is done! I slept like a rock—almost 12 hours last night, and I awoke feeling refreshed for the first time since our move to Leeds. I actually pirouetted in my upstairs hall, which was possible because I no longer feel disoriented by the time difference.

After a hearty breakfast at 1PM, I turned on my laptop for the first time in days and came here to post this update. I was surprised to see I had 122 spam messages. Most were from the same site with different authors saying they were glad to have found my site, that I gave them excellent advice (me? really?), that my news was good, and that my site was easy to find, though one said my color was off and another said my site needed to be re-sized. I wanted to reply that jet lag caused my color problem and that once I got used to the local cuisine my size would correct itself. My husband talked me out of it. Darn!

One of our favorite messages from the bunch was:

An attention-grabbing dialogue is value comment. I feel that it is best to write extra on this subject, it won’t be a taboo topic but typically people are not enough to speak on such topics. To the next. Cheers.

Then there was this commercial for the elderly wishing to travel:

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Almost all of them made my husband and I laugh, but this next and final one sounded too honest to be spam:

Hello, you used to write great, but the last few posts have been kinda boring… I miss your great writings. Past several posts are just a little bit out of track! come on! “To be content with what one has is the greatest and truest of riches.” by Cicero.

I liked the quote attributed to Cicero, for I do feel contented, but Wikiquote claims someone fabricated it and attributed the quote to Cicero in the 1980s. All the same, I’m stealing it for my Facebook page—unattributed to Cicero, of course.

As soon as I post this, I will delete those 122 messages, but with some regret. After all, I have never received that many messages (spam or otherwise) until now. Is that a WordPress record? I wonder.