Well, I thought it was funny. Made up of actual lines from my spam folder. There's something particularly evocative about the second and third lines...or maybe it's just because I'm currently reading Raymond Chandler and my mind is influenced thusly.
In any case, it makes about as much sense as a lot of other modern poetry.
2. The Kindness of Strangers
On a completely different subject (abrupt switches are what I do), I would like to say thank you to MT Coalhopper. After the recent dip pen post in which I mentioned the Esterbrook 313 Probate nib, he offered to send me some Esterbrook 312 Judges Quills, which are similar in some respects, but a much finer, more manageable point. I received his package this week, and not only did it contain a generous quantity of the nibs in question, but also a selection of other points and this beautifully handcrafted little box with slots for each. I'm very much enjoying trying these out.
Another abrupt change in direction: does anyone at all besides me remember the travesty that was Microsoft Bob? Essentially, it was supposed to be a kinder, gentler Windows-Within-Microsoft-Windows. You could set up a virtual "house" with various rooms and various images linked to programs. For example, in your office, you might set it so when you clicked a pad of paper sitting on the desk, it launched your word processor, or clicking the kitchen stove might open a recipe card program. Really, it was all rather insultingly cartoony and foolish, and it bombed in a big way. (Except that someone smuggled the various "assistants" out the back door and into Microsoft Office. You know that irritating bouncing paperclip? Blame Bob.)
Although I never actually used it as a user interface, I wasted I don't know how much time decorating my Microsoft Bob house. I was incredibly drawn in by the ability to set up rooms, rearrange furniture, change decor, etc. etc. at the click of a button, likely due to my lack of any real-life housekeeping or gardening skills.
The punch line? This weekend I stumbled into a Facebook game (Garden of Time) with two components, one of which is a rather addicting game with two subsets (find-the-hidden-objects and spot-the-differences, in various historical time periods), and the other has you set out your "garden" on a grid, Visio style. Both components sucked me in this weekend. I accomplished pretty much nothing, aside from endlessly shuffling white flowers and park benches (with dreamy music playing in the background) and clicking on hidden playing cards and pineapples.
Well, that, and I did type up some eight or nine thousand words of the last NaNoWriMo. I'm somewhere past the halfway point on that project.
Oh, and I broke down and ordered some Noodler's "Black Swan in Australian Roses" ink. For that, I blame Adwoa.
(And tonight, I did actually work in the real garden for an hour or so...though somehow, there are a lot more weeds and bugs in the real world...)