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Would you like Spam with that?

I was recently dismayed to learn that gmail has been sending my website contacts to the Spam folder, and deleting them entirely after thirty days. I also found another important email in there. I put in some filters to assure that my website contacts go to my inbox, but I still feel the need to check the spam folder several times a day.

In addition to the offers for medical assistance, marital aids, and companionship, I noticed the ads.You know, the specially targeted ads that relate to the contents of the email. In my inbox, the ads are usually centered around publishing or--more frequently--self-publishing, but here is a selection of ads from my spam folder:
  • Spam Swiss pie
  • Spam confetti pasta
  • Spam quiche
  • Creamy Spam broccoli casserole
  • Spam imperial tortilla sandwiches
  • Spam skillet casserole
  • Spam breakfast burritos
  • Savory Spam crescents
  • Spam fajitas
  • Spam veggie pita pockets
  • Spam primavera
  • Spam vegetable strudel
  • Spam hashbrown bake

Hmm, which should I choose? Quiche or strudel?


( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 5th, 2010 03:52 pm (UTC)
I choose...
...the quiche, always go with quiche. I think you could spawn a series of Spam cook BOOKS with that list, if the creativity behind your debut novel is any indication. I'll keep my eye out at B&N.
May. 5th, 2010 05:27 pm (UTC)
The best spam dish is Spam Musubi served in Hawaii. Grilled Spam on sushi rice... yum. Best when purchased from a 7-11 after a long night of drinking Mai-Tais on the beach.
May. 5th, 2010 05:29 pm (UTC)
from Crystal Cook www.crystalcookwrites.blogspot.com
I'm with Jon, go with the quiche. Spam strudel, blegh! But my son might like it, he's a carnivore all the way. I'm going to have to check out your book, it sounds great!

I can't get the open id to work, sorry about the anonymous comment, my name's Crystal. Nice to meet you!
May. 5th, 2010 05:29 pm (UTC)
Wow!! Definitely SPAM vomit!!
May. 5th, 2010 05:42 pm (UTC)
I think I'd go with Spam breakfast burritos, because then you know exactly what kind of day it's going to be.
May. 5th, 2010 05:44 pm (UTC)
Hahaha. SPAM. I recently had an ad come up for mail order brides. Where did THAT come from? *blink*

Can't wait to read your book!
May. 5th, 2010 06:39 pm (UTC)
I can't say that I've ever tried Spam!
But I'd be tempted to try Spam Skillet Casserole!
I'm off to check my gmail spam folder now!
May. 5th, 2010 09:52 pm (UTC)
My granddad used to fry spam for breakfast and have it with eggs. Yum. But I wouldn't recommend that...he also ate squirrels.
May. 6th, 2010 12:55 am (UTC)
I really like spam -- a lot. In any form. Quiche, whatever.
May. 6th, 2010 12:59 am (UTC)

Why are all my spam messages about viagra? I'll take the spam any day (w/ bacon please, love bacon)! Totally forgot about this MP sketch! Can't wait to read your book!

Kris (krisasselin.blogspot.com -- I can't get openID to take me either!)
May. 6th, 2010 01:13 am (UTC)
The "AM" in SPAM stands for HAM.
That much I can see.
But with SPIT and SPLEEN and SPECIMEN,
The "SP" frightens me.

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Jacqueline Houtman
I'm a freelance science writer based in Madison, WI. I also write sciency fiction for kids. My award-winning debut novel, THE REINVENTION OF EDISON THOMAS, was published by Front Street/Boyds Mills Press in March 2010.

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