Monday, June 30, 2008

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


I'm an Information Security Professional by trade. I rarely use the ID10T error funny because it's just downright cheezy and degrading. After all, we ALL were new at everything at one point, except Matthew McConaughey, he was born just downright gorgeous, ehem....anyhow I read quite a few security blogs a coupla mornings a week to stay caught up on things. Once in a while you come across something so believable, yet unbelievable at the same time.

Amusing Moment On a Train

I have these moments when I get to ride the train where I see and hear some of the oddest things. Last week I was riding the train when I heard this guy in the car behind me exclaim “ah crap” and begin dialing his cell phone.

“Uh hi honey, sorry to wake you. Could you login to my email for me?”

Ah, the fun begins I thought.

“OK, my user name is [REDACTED] and my password is [REDACTED]”

Sigh, some folks just don’t get it. But, it gets better.

“No sweetie, that’s for my Gmail account”


At this point I glance around the train to see that I wasn’t the only person that found this fella’s call amusing. There were smirks to be seen. Then this takes a darker turn, for him at least.

“Now, sweetie I’ll need you to order a wireless router from [REDACTED] and my credit card number is 5, 5…

He proceeded to read out the entire number with expiry date and CVN. I was a little worried for the guy at this point. But, I guess Darwin was right. Then I heard a woman’s voice utter, “jackass”. I glanced up to see a little old lady shaking her head as she looked at the loud talker in disgust. A smile crept across my face.

I think what is the funniest AND the scariest about this true story is that the guy is probably a Network Administrator or something for some big company. hahahha

Monday, June 16, 2008

I'm all Aleve!

After taking on a rhododendron overgrown so badly it could ring the doorbell, 2 shrubs that looked like Don King on a bad hair day = much Aleve for the Cube Monkey this beautiful, sunny Monday morn.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Crazy Ass Drivers

Ever notice how those with the most religious stickers on the back of their car drive the slowest? One would think they would feel the safest. no?

thank GOD

Not much disturbs or shocks me these days, but when humans do shit like this, I just have a very hard time wrapping my head around it. Especially humans that are in a position where they are "expected" to protect the innocent.

The GOOD thing is that his life is fucked ... for a "few" years anyways. =)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Cube Monkey - Fashion Magnet

I've always owned about 3 pairs of shoes (tennis shoe, dress shoe and sandal). And I usually buy them at payless. My most recent shoe splurge was on generic Crocs that I bought at CVS for $7. Hey, I'm all about comfort! This practically sends my mother in law into a coronary. She owns about 80 pairs of shoes and none cost below $50.
So, I made my mother in law proud the other nite.
I needed new pants, so I headed off to the local mall after work. After spending WAY too much money at Lane Bryant, I headed over to Game Stop. Well, it was right across the hall! And I needed a new game for my DS. Then I started walking out and off to my left was a shoe store much like a shoe carnival or such. I have been looking for a good comfy pair of tennis shoes so that I could start working out again. Didn't find anything......
BUT...what I DID find made me utter words that I don't believe have ever, or at least, I have never allowed them to escape my lips "those shoes are just TOO cute for words and I HAVE to have them!"

And have them I did! Although I gagged momentarily at the price tag ($60), they are more comfy than any shoe I have ever owned and they look good with casual dress/work pants.