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Special Interest => Show & Tell => Topic started by: Claire on August 08, 2006, 03:08:44 pm

Title: (MODIFIED) The rules and rites of Show & Tell -- READ BEFORE POSTING, PLEASE
Post by: Claire on August 08, 2006, 03:08:44 pm
This is the place to share special joys and accomplishments.

Have you taken a great photograph? Done some artwork? Got a new family member (human or otherwise)? Did you build your own bicycle or raise a prize-winning tomato plant? Been promoted? Won an award? Built a new house with your bare hands? Have you stood up to a tyrant? Done something you didn't think you could do? Post about it here!

You can also post here if you've seen or done something that powerfully moved you, made you laugh, or filled you with wonder. Whatever good thing you want to share.

THE RULES (altered by Moderator):

DO NOT use the forum's "insert image" tag to post photos, drawings, or other graphics. This causes the pictures to appear on TCF, gobbles up bandwidth, and gives headaches to users who are on dial-up.

DO use the "insert hyperlink" tag OR simply paste the URL of an image into your post. This enables people to go to your site (or to photobucket or one of the other public photo album sites) to see your picture.

THE ONLY EXCEPTION: You MAY use the "insert image" tag to show thumbnails, as long as the images display as no more than one inch square.

Hope you enjoy ...

(Oh, and I'll be the first one to Show & Tell: I just created a TCF forum for the first time.  :laugh: )
Title: Re: (MODIFIED) The rules and rites of Show & Tell -- READ BEFORE POSTING, PLEASE
Post by: dogsledder54 on January 09, 2009, 02:11:38 pm
As most of you know, I was laid off in November when the factory I worked at closed and moved to China.
But today, in my email, I received the following job offer. It almost sounds TOO GOOD to be true !  ^_^
The email message IS real.  But unfortunately, my bank account is EMPTY  :angry:

Flag this message
Employment Offer.
Friday, January 9, 2009 5:15 AM
From:
"Laurent Sagna" <laurent.sagna@lemardiart.com>
Add sender to Contacts
To:
undisclosed-recipients
Greetings

I am Laurent O Sagna, and I am the Operational Manager  for Le'mardi Art and Textiles
Ltd. We are a group of business oriented people who deal primarily in screen
process, wicks, braids, fabrics,  textiles and all sort of hand printed textiles
art works.

We are searching for financial payment contractor (Accounts
Receivable) for our
company who are willing to work for us from home and get paid weekly without
leaving their present Job.

Our clients shall be making payments to us for supplies in Local Wire Transfer
or Via Credit Card, so you shall help in the processing of the payments to us.
Subject to our satisfaction you will be paid 10% on any transaction you are
involved in.

The reason we need a Local payment agent in the US is due to the fact
that some
of our Business Associate Company's Policy does not allow them to wire Payment
outside the united state, so they Prefer to make payment localy in the
state and
since Our account as not yet been set up in the United state, we need a Local
Payment agent to handle Such Payment for us.

This is 100% Risk Free and authentic as you will only be require to
send out 90%
of the total payment you recieved in your account after you have confirmed the
Payment is in your Provided bank account.

Please if you are interested send the following..

1. Full Name:   Donald W Peterson
2. Address (Inclusive City, State and Zipcode): NO P.O BOX    117 Mcdonald St. Kingwood,W.V.  26537
3. Telephone no:  304 329 3971
4. Occupation:    Retired
5. Age: 84
6. Sex: M
7: Bank Name:    Wesbanco
8: Can you process Credit Card payment ????  Yes/No

I AWAIT YOUR  RESPONSE

Thanks.
Laurent O Sagna
Operational Manager
LE'MARDI ART N TEXTILES LIMITED
reply asap: laurent.sagna@gmail.com
www.lemardiart.com

I guess he will have to wait on my response for quite a while.  :laugh:
Title: Re: (MODIFIED) The rules and rites of Show & Tell -- READ BEFORE POSTING, PLEASE
Post by: da gooch on January 09, 2009, 11:19:54 pm
Shoot that's nothing P J.

I have a personal agent in Nigeria who is holding a huge trunk just slam full of Money that was left to me by an Uncle I don't even have.
We're only waiting for the Nigerian Department of Antiquities to authorize its shipment to my private compound in Lower BhumPhook.

I'll be throwing a huge party when it arrives ....  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: (MODIFIED) The rules and rites of Show & Tell -- READ BEFORE POSTING, PLEASE
Post by: Mr. Dare on January 10, 2009, 10:04:12 am
Shoot that's nothing P J.

I have a personal agent in Nigeria who is holding a huge trunk just slam full of Money that was left to me by an Uncle I don't even have.
We're only waiting for the Nigerian Department of Antiquities to authorize its shipment to my private compound in Lower BhumPhook.

I'll be throwing a huge party when it arrives ....  :rolleyes:
   What a coincidence, I have a the same offer ^_^! I'm with gooch on this one, it's a scam. They wire money to your bank account (They evidently have no policy that prevents that...) and require you to immediately disburse the 90% as promised. The wire transfer "bounces" (yes, they can do that just like a check) and the money suddenly disappears from your account, but the money you sent out doesn't come back! The goal is to drain YOUR bank account, not transfer their money.
Title: Re: (MODIFIED) The rules and rites of Show & Tell -- READ BEFORE POSTING, PLEASE
Post by: da gooch on January 10, 2009, 10:21:49 am

At risk of stepping into P J's proper place here Mr Dare I am guessing that P J already knew that .....
Title: Re: (MODIFIED) The rules and rites of Show & Tell -- READ BEFORE POSTING, PLEASE
Post by: Gypsy on January 10, 2009, 10:53:45 am
I think it's called a "Pigeon drop".

Not that I know anything about that sort of stuff.
Title: Re: (MODIFIED) The rules and rites of Show & Tell -- READ BEFORE POSTING, PLEASE
Post by: dogsledder54 on January 10, 2009, 10:58:48 am
Bummer. I guess I'll have to keep looking for a <cringe> job <<shudder>>.  :huh: :angry: :huh:
Title: Re: (MODIFIED) The rules and rites of Show & Tell -- READ BEFORE POSTING, PLEASE
Post by: Kregener on January 10, 2009, 11:57:49 am
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s167/Kregener/IMG_2640.jpg

Echo Cliffs - Looking west/northwest toward the Grand Canyon

Drove to Page for my son's HS basketball game. He and I were driving back to Phoenix. This scenic overlook is about 20 minutes south of Page. Pulled over, whipped out the digital and snapped this.
Title: Re: (MODIFIED) The rules and rites of Show & Tell -- READ BEFORE POSTING, PLEASE
Post by: dogsledder54 on January 10, 2009, 02:45:50 pm
That's one FANTASTIC photo, Kregener . Thanks.
Title: Re: (MODIFIED) The rules and rites of Show & Tell -- READ BEFORE POSTING, PLEASE
Post by: Kregener on January 10, 2009, 03:00:44 pm
Thanks PJ.

There is about  a 30 mile stretch south of that location that looks as if you are driving on the surface of Mars. Barren, red rock and dirt, nary even a shrub. Navajo Indian Res.
Title: Re: (MODIFIED) The rules and rites of Show & Tell -- READ BEFORE POSTING, PLEASE
Post by: stainzblue on February 08, 2009, 09:07:05 am
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s167/Kregener/IMG_2640.jpg

Echo Cliffs - Looking west/northwest toward the Grand Canyon

Drove to Page for my son's HS basketball game. He and I were driving back to Phoenix. This scenic overlook is about 20 minutes south of Page. Pulled over, whipped out the digital and snapped this.

I needed to see that picture today.  Been feeling lethargic lately.  Awesome picture.  Inspiring.  Thanks!
Title: Re: (MODIFIED) The rules and rites of Show & Tell -- READ BEFORE POSTING, PLEASE
Post by: gaurdduck on June 10, 2009, 06:54:27 pm
I didn't know whare else this would go...

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                   /  \
                  | | |
                  .\ \'
                  | | |
                   \  /
                    V
But it took me awhile to figure out. It is a grafiti "S".
Title: Re: (MODIFIED) The rules and rites of Show & Tell -- READ BEFORE POSTING, PLEASE
Post by: dogsledder54 on June 10, 2009, 08:11:45 pm
I may be too busy to correspond wit youse guys for a while. I just got an email saying that I JUST INHERITED 7.3 million dollars.
But they need me to send them cash so I can collect it.
Shit. I only have ten dollars in teh bank.   :angry:
Title: Re: (MODIFIED) The rules and rites of Show & Tell -- READ BEFORE POSTING, PLEASE
Post by: gaurdduck on June 10, 2009, 08:21:54 pm
I may be too busy to correspond wit youse guys for a while. I just got an email saying that I JUST INHERITED 7.3 million dollars.
But they need me to send them cash so I can collect it.
Shit. I only have ten dollars in teh bank.   :angry:

I got the same message a month ago, they said if I didn't help they would be killed by corrupt government officials. I almost belived it.
Title: Re: (MODIFIED) The rules and rites of Show & Tell -- READ BEFORE POSTING, PLEASE
Post by: slidemansailor on June 10, 2009, 08:29:31 pm
The Company has been running this health-kick program to get the office staff a little exercise. What the heck, I strapped on a pedometer and joined in. Thing is, I made zero change in lifestyle and darn-near all the walking I do is inside my Goodwill store from the far corner of the production area to the end of the retail floor and back many, many times... at a rapid 31" stride.

For a "Gold Star" (I kid you not) one is supposed to accomplish a total of 1,000,000 steps in 120 days. Due to hits in staffing, the last few days of my million steps were above average. But I have presented them with an interesting problem... what do do for the guy who hit the goal in 82 days?

day                           steps        miles   tot step    miles          av step     miles
76   Mon   01-Jun   12882   6.3   913,233   450      12,016   5.9
77   Tues   02-Jun   12270   6.0   925,503   456      12,020   5.9
78   Wed   03-Jun   13787   6.8   939,290   463      12,042   5.9
79   Thu   04-Jun   9439           4.6   948,729   467      12,009   5.9
80   Fri    05-Jun   21665   10.7   970,394   478      12,130   6.0
81   Sat   06-Jun   17681   8.7   988,075   487      12,198   6.0
82   Sun   07-Jun   14869   7.3   1,002,944   494      12,231   6.0
83   Mon   08-Jun   29784   14.7   1,032,728   509      12,443   6.1
84   Tues   09-Jun   12315   6.1   1,045,043   515      12,441   6.1

The spike in miles was followed by TODAY, my first day off this month.  I sat.  

But I did get a big old monkey off my back while sitting.  My blog software is now the current version and I added a photo gallery so my picture links to my own database.  Really major accomplishments for as much as I know about the software.  Not to mention the minor one of finally posting a blog entry again after a long sabbatical.