Monday, 18 March 2013

Simply A Moment [March]: What? None? As in 'none'?


I really don't feel like I've been blogging as much as normal which is ironic ... because I'm currently writing a new blog series all about ... blogging more often ...

Ahhh ... the blogging gods are clearly having kicks at my expense right now!

However, I am determined to keep up with the 'Simply A Moment' meme created by my wonderful blogging friend Alexa in which she encourages us to, once a month, record in detail, a moment which could otherwise have passed by without comment.

To learn more you can read Alexa's tips on how to record your own moments and view her most recent Simply A Moment post here. If you do join in there's a link box there for you to add your post.

And now here's mine ...

What? None? As in 'none'?

Date: Friday 15th March 2013
Time: around 9:50am
Location: at home, at my work desk, eating porridge + blueberries with a cup of tea


None? As in 'nothing'? At all?

How can I have had no - zero - emails overnight?

I press the send/receive button once again because, let's face it, there must be some mistake. Surely?

But the word 'complete' appears and no new messages emerge. So that's that cleared up then. No mistake.
I must admit though, it does make a welcome change from the dozens of SPAM blog comments which have been arriving, unrelentingly, overnight for the last few months ... all labelled 'Anonymous' and laying in wait for me with their mix of bizarre non-sequiturs, mangled English, random links and obscene phrases.
[If nothing else the latter kind have taught me that even when I can't identify the language the message is written in ... there are certain words which are recognisable just the same.]
I begin to wonder if moving my SPAM filter settings up to 'High' is beginning to work then ... which reminds me ...
... I'd better go check the SPAM folder to make sure there aren't any decent messages
trapped in there rubbing shoulders with the indecent.
No. No one's in there. Or, no one who shouldn't be. Just a lot of Anonymous-es and so I hit the wonderfully titled 'Delete Forever' button on them all.
'Delete Forever': a splendidly vehement sentiment. Pressing it feels like a small act of vengeance.
The laptop has been making a constant humming sound since I turned it on today. A sound like it's constantly, incessantly, processing something.
Outside the wind blows against the window in much the same way.
Behind me the radio is distracting more than entertaining.
It's time I started working. But first ...
... a glance to see if anything new has landed in my inbox ...
Thanks for taking a moment to share in mine, and don't forget to swing by Alexa's for links to more.
See you soon.
Julie :-)


  1. I have a smile on my face here, in recognition of your witty and conversational style. Hoping this plops into your email soon! And (do I need to tell you?) I am so looking forward to your series! I love that little shoe tag slipped in there, too. Thank-you so very much for linking up and adding your stylish moment this month :).

  2. Here's another for your email box, and not anonymous! I totally get what you mean about checking your email. Sometimes, I tell myself that something is wrong---or somehow my email is being blocked by some super-huge download. Anyway, I think it's sort of like a "watched pot...!"

  3. A good moment to ponder. It's funny..I have days when I wonder where everyone has gone, and days when I think a little peace and quiet might be nice!

    I removed the anon option because I was getting so sick of spam. It never reached the blog, but it was getting to epidemic proportions

  4. A great moment to share - I too would not believe it if I had received no emails overnight!

  5. This rang true for me too! My first thought would be that the machine isn't working properly. Not the fact that maybe no one had sent me an email! And you just have to keep checking, don't you? Just in case ...

  6. Love it.
    You know, if we emailed as we used to, there'd always be lots of emails in your Inbox for you ;) (and lots of 'P.S's' too....!!!!
    ( 'I'm missing you!'.......!!!!)

  7. I've been getting more and more of these type of nonsensical spam - think I need to sort my filters out too!

  8. oh I feel your pain - the majority of my emails are just junk/spam - it's so nice to get a proper email from someone :)

  9. Yes, I love your witty banter Julie. Nice moment.

  10. Good one Julie! Love the little photo of your "None" too.

    I had to put the spam filter thingy back on my blog posts, as I was getting so much junk. I don't like the filter, as I'm sure that some people find it very difficult to use; I just have to hope it doesn't prevent anyone who wants to leave me a comment - I love it when someone takes time out to leave me a nice message...
    Can't remember the last time I had No new e-mails!

  11. That made me smile! I wish for a morning like that with nothing in my inbox. Gorgeously (is that a word?) written as always.

  12. This made me laugh. I too wish for e-mails but mainly end up with a pile of rubbish. Never mind. One day......maybe!!

  13. This made me laugh - I am just the same with my email! J x

  14. Oh, I should be so lucky to have an empty IN email box! What a treat for you!
    Thanks for sharing this moment; I so enjoy recording mine and sharing others.



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