Lessons in Social Engineering, Uncategorized

Lessons in Social Engineering: It must be tax season!

Twice this week I received robo-calls from the “IRS,” claiming that a lawsuit had been filed against me. (Shaking my head.) Don’t these people watch Judge Judy? Generally when someone sues you, you’re served with court documents and then you have the opportunity to file a counterclaim. You’re never notified…

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Lessons in Social Engineering: UPS or USPS?

***Based on actual events. Some details have been altered or enhanced for entertainment purposes.*** It must be really exhausting to be scammers – always trying to come up with new ways to cheat people out of everything they worked for. Not only that, but they also have to think of…

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Letters to Ellen Degeneres, Uncategorized

Dear Ellen: What if the surgeon doesn’t speak sarcasm?

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, As I’ve mentioned previously, I’m pregnant with my third and final child (emphasis on final). With the birth of baby number three, I’ve opted to have a tubal ligation so that my husband and I…

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Dear Ellen: It could’ve happened to anyone

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, Last August, I went back to school to begin a degree in computer science. My computer skills were limited to slapping the monitor and cussing at it in fictional languages. That was fun for a…

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Dear Ellen: Tonight’s discussion was about stuff and super powers

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres.  No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, My husband came home from work around his usual time.  I was sitting at the kitchen table feeding my children a well-balanced meal consisting of meat, cheese, fruit/vegetable (depending on how one classifies a tomato,)…

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Dear Ellen: My husband crossed over to the dark side

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, My husband has never really been into social media.  He had a Facebook account that he never used and an email account he rarely checks.  If his family wants to know what’s going on with…

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Dear Ellen: It started with the Dinotrux

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, This discussion began over a couple of Dinotrux figures my son has.  The yellow and green one was a Christmas gift from Santa.  My husband Santa played with it extensively before choosing this particular toy…

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