Sunday, September 12, 2010

Meet Amber / NewlyFreeAgain, who's 51!

Curiously enough, Craigslist scammer "Amber" forgot that she never sent me a link. Probably got confused while doing mass cut-and-past.
The link she does send in her second e-mail, to, redirects to AmateurMatch, where her profile says she is Age 51! Possibly to fly under radar there so that she won't come up on a search by legitimate users.

E-mail #1 from
you need to be d/d free with the exception of 420

E-mail #2 from Amber (
Hey I still have not heard from you on that other site..... I am still interested in hooking up, but I still want to be secure about it.
Can you please get in touch with me on this site I am on the web right now so if you like what you see, we are able to definitely take this a step further tonight or tomorrow.


Craiglist Scam - Am in Search Of serious relationship - 26

E-mail #1 from Tammy Me Tammy ( - and yes, she did put it all in one massive paragraph with lousy punctuation and no capitalization.
Hello Simon,

Thanks for getting back to me. . . . anyway here is a Little about me, i am a missionary i work for my church,well what i basically do is to minister to the poor the less privilege and also those living with HIV and Aids preaching to them about the love and mercies of the lord God , i also visit motherless baby homes preaching to them about the love of God and his blessings and promises for us i also try to encourage them telling them not to give up on life .That is about what i do. I know now you will be wondering how come about this whole thing,well i started this at the age of 20 but it all happened when there was no one for me well i lost mom at the age of 3 dad left us when i was 10years old so after i lost mom there was no one out there for me, moms friend came along to my rescue, she took me with her to United Kingdom where she lives and started teaching me about the love of God and the reason why i have to worship the lord in all i do so by the age of 20 i started ministering at the age of 22 and i started travelling ministering to people about the love of God that was how i heard the call and i am happy that i did it.not that i dint have a bad side.... we all do have our bad sides. and bad things that we do and would like to pray for forgiveness The reason why i emailed you is because this is going to be my last missionary Work and i would love to meet the man of my heart desires.. i don't mind relocating for my love one ,that is ,if i get to meet him So this is the intention i have before checking the CL ads.I have travel led to some countries ministering about God presently i am in a country in Asia doing the lords work,the country called cambodia .A Rural area..but i will soon back to canada When ever am Needed... i stay with my Grand Mother in vancouver, Mostly in a relationship is LOVE that is all that matters that is why i have decided to build my relationship on some key words LOVE TRUST FAITH HONESTY and DEDICATION those are the key words to a relation which and lastly COMMUNICATION which is a strong factor .What matters mostly in relationship is Love and nothing more.Well this is all i want you to know now as i will be expecting to hear from you as per what you feel now ,so we know if there is anything for the both of us . Waiting patiently to hear from you.We ll have our own beliefs you know but love oversea all till i hear from you Grace and Peace.

Tammy Me Tammy

I searched for her story and found it at another site that lists scam profiles. Turns out she's been doing it for a while, and sometimes with different pictures.

Craislist Scammer - i'm searching for 9 inches...

Not too long ago I wrote about sexciihorny, who had some pretty decent pics. She recycled her follow-up naked pic for this latest reply to my personals ad on Craiglist. I can't post that, of course, but check out her opening line!

Email #1 from
i'm searching for 9 inches or far better.. reply with pic and contact number,, place mr huge

My reply (no pic sent)
Sorry, not hung like a horse here (not even a pony, for that matter).
Good luck with your search!

If you're willing to settle for 7, you can try


Email #2 from "Amber" (
Hey how are you
Im fascinated in some factor that is lengthy time period, NSA. I wish to keep this a secret - my ex-boyfriend is kinda a psycho ever since we broke up. haha .... four yr relationship. Anyways.. I do have a daughter who is 22 months old, but she will usually be sleeping by the time you arrive over...
This is my first time doing this kinda factor online - so Im kinda iffy about it.
I don't use any messengers - only one that I use for operate...
i was hoping we could remain in contact by texting in case your fascinated in making it lengthy time period.... you will probably be in a position to get my quantity as soon as you sign up so im thinking we could get together tonight or tomorrow night - that would be excellent... Im signing off the computer now although, hope to listen to from you xoxo.

I've attached an image, please keep this to your self, I've a extremely important position and I don't require people finding this out

Monday, September 6, 2010

The Food at TaiwanFest - Skip the Oysters

TaiwanFest is on this long weekend and I went ton Sunday to check out the food. What a disappointment!

To be fair, the Art Gallery isn't that huge a space, but still, there were very few food stalls comprising the Taiwanese Food Fair. You also had to buy vouchers/tickets in packs of $5, so you end up jig-sawing together food that added up to $5. Except most of it was $3 or $4.

On the up side, they had volunteers hovering over the recycling and garbage stations to maximize proper recycling. I totally give them points for that.

On to the food! -- It seemed overpriced, but that's more or less the norm for festival food. Highlights were the $3 sausages (tasty and interestingly spiced... but $3 for a single sausage!) and, curiously, the $3 deep fried green beans. The beans themselves weren't interesting, but it comes flavoured with spice that overcomes the awfulness of eating your greens.

The website touts the $5 oyster omelettes, but I'd give them a miss. If you've never had it before, it's oysters, eggs, and chinese lettuce in a tasteless, gummy mixture that is the result of pan-frying a solution of potato starch and water.

My mom made this on-and-off while I was growing up. No cabbage but just a bit of spring onion, sometimes chili to spice it up, sometimes prawns (either in lieu of oysters or with them). We also used sweet chili sauce, lemon juice, or lime juice to give it extra kick. Overall, it was very tasty.
My dad couldn't get enough of it, and looked for it the few times he went to Chinese restaurants; in the last days of his life at home, he asked my mom to make it for him.

What happens at the TaiwanFest Taiwanese Food Fair is not only an excess of lettuce, but tasteless oysters. They cook the oysters in huge vats, which is efficient for mass production of omelettes, but it also boils out all the taste from them. The net result is a mush of an omelette that predominantly tastes like chinese cabbage, which is already bland enough. There's some slightly sweet, thin, reddish sauce as well to help make the starchy gum and lettuce palatable -- but it's an oyster omelette, and I expected to taste oysters.

Save your money for the sausage ($3) if you're going to buy anything. Overpriced, but you get what you pay for -- A tasty sausage. You can also go for the green beans, as I mentioned, but you're really paying for the generous dusting of spices that flavours it.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Lady Daisey at Capones - Part 2

Okay, enough ranting about Capones. On to the performance! And I'm glad I stayed for both sets.

After a couple of laid back sets from "Terminal Station", Lady Daisey put on an energetic performance for everyone who dropped in at Capones. This was helped by the fact that they didn't have to take over the entire stage with their musical instruments -- DJ Batsauce was at one side bringing us original beats played off a laptop. There was quite a wide variety of short tunes to fill the breaks between Lady Daisey's performances. This ever-changing mix kept you on your toes, but the transitions were sometimes jarring.

Overall Lady Daisey gave an engaging performance despite the room being a "typical" Vancouver restaurant jazz venue, where people are generally more interested in yapping with their friends and talking over the music. You could just pipe music to this sort of audience and they wouldn't know the difference. They're there for drinks while having a seat and elbow room that you can't get in a busier bar or club. A few times she tried to engage the audience with sing-a-longs or clapping, but we're evidently a different sort of animal in Vancouver, and (from my perspective) it seemed to fall flat.
This sort of thing is tricky to do because once the performer initiates the attempt to get audience participation, they can't take it back and are more or less forced to go along with or without cooperation from the audience. And on the part of the audience, no one wants to be doing it alone, so it's more or less all or nothing (or at least there needs to be a group that's doing it).

Other than that, the performance was lively and enjoyable, with a variety of songs, most of which you could make out the words to and let the meaning sink in gently. Their single, "Soul Strut", deserved to rise to the top of their current album, although it started strong but (in my opinion only) flagged in the second half and wasn't as captivating.
They put it at the top of their second set, which at the time seemed a good idea as it starts strong and catchy to wake up the room and grab audience attention for their second set.

If you missed her tonight, you can catch her Friday, September 3rd, at Falconetti's on Commercial. I'll be Friday, 9:00 pm. And probably a bigger audience and possibly a packed room -- which is what this duo really deserves, and I hope they get a room that works with them instead of being too busy to notice.
If you prefer intimate-and-interactive in a more relaxed atmosphere where you can have a table and legroom... well, you missed it.

If you don't buy into downloading music, they have both a CD and vinyl (!).

Lady Daisey at Capones - Part 1 - Two strikes for Capones

Capones - Strike 1, Strike 2

I got an e-mail newsletter from Capones earlier this week, highlighting Lady Daisey kicking off her Canadian Tour at Capones (not exactly, as they'd be on Vancouver Island the day before, on September 1st). I took a boo at the Lady Daisey (and Batsauce) website, and their catchy single "Soul Strut" made me want to go. I was pretty excited about it and thought to make a night of it, inviting friends and all.

Turned out none of my friends could come out. Which, curiously enough, was actually good news. The universe has an odd way of protecting me sometimes, and this was one of those times.

The newsletter and website for Capones said it'd start 7:30pm. I got there shortly before 7:30pm and onstage was another act, "Terminal Station". No sign of Lady Daisey and Batsauce. I'm sure things happen and maybe the boat from Vancouver Island was delayed. Whatever. The point is, nothing got going until 9 pm.

Now, if you've never been in this sort of position before, it's extremely awkward. You're here for a particular show, but discover it won't be on for a couple of hours. This hasn't happened to me since the Red Room a few years ago. Only that time, the bizarre freakshow entertainment they had scheduled were actually on site, but they waited hours until a more reasonable audience showed up and no apology or entertainment in the meantime for everyone who was actually on time.

Anyway, I'm counting that as strike 1 for Capones. I mean, what if my friends had actually showed up to hear Lady Daisey? My rep was on the line!

When I got home I checked the website for Capones. It still said 7:30pm (I was out of the house by 5:30pm on errands, so I'm allowing that it might have changed later). I checked the Lady Daisey site, and that said 9pm. Swell.


And Strike 2? Well, the website showed a "bites" menu and I was interested in the candied salmon pizza ("Candied smoked salmon, crystallized lemon zest and crème fraîche, chives"). When I asked for that menu, it turned out it wasn't available. Not because it was a lunch thing -- it just wasn't available period.
WTF? Can they not take it off the website, then? This was doubly disappointing because it really did sound intriguing and tasty.

In part 2, I'll finally get to the actual performance. (Really, I will!)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Meet Candice, who looks 10 years younger in her second hot pic

A bit of a weird scammer, this one. Unlike the early hotties Taylor and Melissa who responded to our initial ads (and who have, later, responded again to our same ad, re-posted), Candice sends a "real person" picture to start -- not professionally taken, poor quality, and looking like a cougar way over the 36 she claims to be, not dressed to impress, and trying a bit too hard to look alluring.

To compel you to hot-headed action, her second e-mail (with a shortened affiliate link to has indications that she is online right now, encouraging immediacy of action. Plus, the picture she sends is way hotter -- Full-on nudity (with black marker over her eyes) and looking 10 years young. Different hair, harder body, bigger and perfectly round breasts (boob job?). Obviously we can't post that here, but we can show you the initial picture she sent.

Candice picture 1

Candice E-mail #1: (from but replies go to

Hey, how are you?

I am 36, single and want to have way more fun in life. I am a forward type of person and say what I want with ease.

I am located downtown in Vancouver, BC. we can get together for a drink, you will not be dissapointed.

I am looking for only pleasure at this time, mutual of course.

Candice E-mail #2: (from


I hope you understand some things my dear, if not, ok, fine.

I'm going to be letting you into my life, so I'm going to be safe as i can be, ok?

You will need to verify your identity, not age, that's stupid, I saw that site, this site is to verify you are who you say you are.

Yes it's free, you get my number, yes it asks for a credit card only to upgrade, but it's safe, i use it. Here's the link.

My user there is FrustratedNCali, and yes, it will have my old cali address on it, I'm not about to give out my new local address just yet. You'll have my number though, for now. I'm home now.

You get my number there and a couple more pics that show I mean business, I'm meeting someone for real, my ex husband can do it, so can I.

Call me. If not I still wish you luck in your search. We are all searching for something.

As mentioned, the link goes to If you look at the landing page, the fine print mentions "Online Cupids" or "OC". Click on that for the disclaimer, which starts with: "...You understand, acknowledge, and agree that some of the user profiles posted on this site may be fictitious ... the information, text, and pictures contained in the OC's profiles do not pertain to any actual person, but are included for entertainment purposes only ... a single OC may be associated with more than one (1) profile on our Site."