Just over halfway through February – how’s your year going so far? For those anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring, it’s just around the corner! 

We’ve all gotten those phishing emails at one time or another – the more prominent (and ridiculous) one is of course the one from the so-called Nigerian Prince. Have you seen the newest Nigerian one going around? The one about the Nigerian Astronaut?

Apparently there’s a Nigerian Astronaut who’s ‘lost in space’ and needs 3-million dollars to get home. 


Of course there’s some trust fund in the amount of $15,000,000 that can be accessed towards that goal – but of course they need to deposit it in your account with the understanding that you’d immediately transfer the needed $3,000,000 back to them to secure the home-bound passage of the space dude.

They even “offer you 20 percent of the transferred sum, while 10 percent shall be set aside for incidental expenses (internal and external) between the parties in the course of the transaction. You will be mandated to remit the balance 70 percent to other accounts in due course.”  


So shall we all go in on this venture together? We can nominate whose bank account we want to utilize and then split the profits.

And if you agree to that, I’ve got some swampland in Florida for sale – the alligators are free, but the crocodiles are extra.

Speaking of things that make you go hmmmmmm…. Did you hear about that rapper dude who’s insistent the world is flat?

“A lot of people are turned off by the phrase ‘flat earth’ … but there’s no way u can see all the evidence and not know… grow up,” he tweeted.

He argued that if the Earth were indeed curved, evidence of that would be apparent when looking at the horizon in the distance and distant cities would be hidden from view because of curvature.

“No matter how high in elevation you are… the horizon is always eye level … sorry cadets… I didn’t wanna believe it either,” the rapper tweeted.

Um, yeah. Shall we plan an excursion to the edge of the earth? Bet that view beats the Grand Canyon hands down.

Speaking of C.R.A.Z.Y….. Did you hear about the dude, 30 years older than his wife, divorced her just months after they wed but they’ve been married 20 years?


The two met at a friend’s house, quickly tying the knot in a New York ceremony in 1994. She left her job teaching Italian literature at Boston College to be with the lawyer and travel agent more than 30 years her senior.

They were married for 20 years, raising a son and living the good life jetting between homes in New York and France.

It was all perfect, except for one thing: He had secretly divorced her just months after their wedding, in an apparent attempt to shield his assets.

Now Cristina Carta Villa, 59, is suing her 90-year-old “husband,” Gabriel Villa, to nullify the divorce she never knew about – and keep him from selling an apartment they shared.

She believes it’s all about greed on her husband’s part, and that her husband wants to sell the apartment to his adult daughter who lives in Rome. One-bedroom condos in the Midtown building sell for roughly $1.4 million, records show.

Just can’t make this stuff up, people!


It’s time once again for Leslie’s (aka Rory Bore) Tuesday Coffee Chat!

This week’s prompt or question is:

“The Struggle is Real! Rant, or comic relief: what are you struggling with these days?”

Teen Angst – aka Teenitude. That’s the struggle these days. You know, the phase teenagers go through where they feel that no one understands them, that no matter how good they have it, life is not giving them enough. They feel isolated, alone and unhappy, and angry at basically nothing.


I almost prefer the Terrible Two’s stage vs. the Teenitude stage. Princess Nagger is fully ensconced in the Teenitude stage. I just keep reminding myself that this too shall pass.

I think this is the only time I won’t be seeking out that pause button. By the same token I won’t be seeking the fast-forward button, but will definitely be seeking the mute button on occasion. Heh.

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  1. Guess ole’ gal didn’t have to sign divorce papers?!
    I didn’t hear that one about the rapper but I’ve heard about Kanye West wanting money from Facebook founder to help get him out of millions in debt. Cray, cray!
    My daughter went through the teenage stage. I feel for ya! Keep the wine handy. Thankfully (knock on wood) my two teen boys haven’t given me near the grief that the daughter did.
    Happy RTT!

  2. Ugh, the tween angst. I’ve got about three months before it turns to teen angst. Turbo is already quite skilled at the exasperated eye roll and “Mom/Dad!” combo. Love him, but wow, were we that bad at that age? (Don’t answer that)

  3. Man, you and I could swap stories over our teen girls!

    The moods, the attitude, the hormones and the sass, that’s my favorite I think.

    I’m ready for this phase to pass just alittle faster.

  4. I feel like you get hints of that attitude as they near the teen years. My son is only 8 but omg sometimes he is so exasperated with me and I don’t get it. I remember being like that myself so I try to back off but I didn’t expect to see this until at least 11 or 12.

  5. Ah, the teenitude years! Can’t say I miss the attitude, though I do miss the teens.

    I remember B.o.B. and his flat-earth nonsense. Even Neil de Grasse Tyson tried to set him straight on Twitter (to no avail). It’s “turtles all the way down,” man!

    Okay, I am shaking my head at the last one. How in the world did this man divorce his wife without her knowing? More importantly: can I go marry him now without him knowing?

  6. These people can’t be serious… I mean, it’s crazy. That rich guy must have forged his wife’s signature to get the divorce. Rapper doesn’t realize no one has not sailed off the edge of the world yet. Honestly, I swear it’s all bids for attention. People will do anything to get famous these days.
    As for teens… ugh, I shudder to think of the days ahead: Times TWO for me. Two girls. The boy already hides in his room from them, and they are only 8 and 6! Keep sharing so I can get lots of tips! 🙂

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