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imageI know it is super popular for people to complain about the free service of Facebook. “They changed things! They made it different!” But today I want to highlight something Facebook did a while back that is really wonderful; the ‘other’ inbox for messaging. Now when people who you are not ‘friends’ with send you a message it goes into the ‘other’ message box. But if people REALLY want to reach you they can PAY to get the message into the real inbox.

Why on earth would this be helpful? Well I give you the scammy messages below. All from ‘men’ who after looking at my 1” by 1” avatar have fallen in love with me. I know- sooooo believable- but still, reading my other Inbox is hilarious. Mind you- these aren’t actual men hitting on me- these are online scammers looking to get an email address, a home address- or anything to steal my identity and money.  Hey let’s take a look at a few recent winners….


So it seems this guy is in beta and is only offering a trail relationship. Bummer.

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Adler gets points for a cool name and for using “entangled in the web of your catchy looks’”. I am guessing Adler learned his English from subtitled 70’s porn. I am sure in his next message I will be ‘foxy’.

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This guy is like the ee cumings of messaging. Keepin it simple.image

And OH MY GAWD PRINCE MESSAGED ME…oh wait.  It is only iCole. Which is like the Apple version of a scammer I guess.

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Federigo used some kind of proper English translator and managed to work in the word ‘deemed’ so he gets points for that. Of course he looses them all for making up a name like Federigo.

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Poor Tamirat. No one believes him. REALLY HE IS FROM ETHIOPA PEOPLE.

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Turns out I have a brother I never knew! So exciting. Can’t wait for Christmas this year in Dubai.

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And then there is poor Antonio. Despite the fact that he has a profile pic of him and some woman- he really really wants to know if I am single. He messages me monthly.

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See? Funny stuff. So keep them coming scammer dudes. Oh wait- wanna see a typical profile for one of these winners? Here you go. Tantalizing stuff:

Aris is about two things. Wine and oil rigs. He is a simple scammer.

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Wait THIS guy is only about two things too. Pointing randomly and large cruise ships.

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Makes me imagine Scammer Training class “Create a profile of an image of a man who is attractive by not too attractive and then include a large metal object. American women love men who have large metal objects.”

Or something like that…..it is times like these I wish I actually got that gig writing for Saturday Night Live. Cuz ‘Scammer School’ training skit needs to be a thing.

Is SXSW 2014 worth it?

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Yesterday it started. The Facebook posts and tweets about how much ‘better’ SXSW was in the ‘olden’ days. Frankly I find those statements  tend to come from the same people who insist on announcing that the ‘the book was so much better than the movie’; meaning that most of these people want you to know [...]

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YO MOTS! I found a sanity saving app: Life360

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Hey FTC: This is an UNSPONSORED POST. I know it is hard to remember a time back when bloggers created content without being paid. And some of us- still do it. I love this app and can not wait for you to try it. Yes even you FTC. Try it.   Are you a M.O.T. [...]

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Marcy’s Midlife Makeover (#1) The Leur Lift

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UPDATE: If you decide to visit my preferred partner Leur Lab Integrated Aesthetics please mention my name! They are offering a complimentary Caci Muscle Lift Treatment, for the Entire Face when booking any laser or radio frequency treatment. This offer is valid until July 31st, 2013. The Reason: I know. The most glamorous thing I [...]

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Lean In is a men’s movement. Yes. You heard me.

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This guy is thinking how he help you lean in. No really.   Recently I published some thoughts on Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In book and movement. They weren’t the nicest thoughts. Well some were lovely, and some were not so lovely. You can read for yourself here. And then the editors of Lean In site, [...]

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Is the ‘lean in’ thing bugging you? Here is why.

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I grew up in the 70’s and 80’s (and channeled MTV’s Duff in the 90s) yet sadly all I remember learning about the ‘women’s movement’ in school was something about marching for equal pay, that feminists thought bras were oppressive and this weird concept of something called the ‘glass ceiling.’ I remember thinking how it [...]

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Disneyland’s Club 33: Come inside with me

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Fifteen years ago it seemed like a perfectly good idea to get married the week after Valentines Day. I  never once thought ‘hey that will kinda be yucky each year to have them so close together’…nope I was all ‘HECK YEAH I AM GETTING MARRIED!’ So I went and got married after a crazy year [...]

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How to be friends with someone who works in PR

I admit it, being friends with me can be annoying, confusing and challenging. And that is a revelation that occurred long before I started working for a PR agency. (For starters? I don’t hug, I may email you at 2am and assume you are awake and I post a large amount of photos of my [...]

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Black Friday is for idiots. And me.

This Black Friday was like all the other Black Fridays. The Husband and I watch the news reports in the morning of all the insane, crazy people who are running into stores to save $20 on a TV or pair of socks. We smugly laugh and know that most retail ‘sales’ are the result of [...]

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