It's not every day you get invited to a bbq with a fire fighter and a German ex death metal bassist. Even better, it was the unveiling of a brand new smoker in a bbq of truely epic proportions and a truly memorable way to spend Easter Saturday.
A long long time ago I used to reply to those annoying 419 Scam emails that would choke up my Gmail where supposed princes of Nigeria would offer to share their millions of dollars with me provided I...er...well I never actually read how I was supposed to help.
Instead I just made them jump through hoop after email hoop for my own amusement and their endless frustration - great fun.
You will regret emailing me..
Well once again I had an offer where some made up temple could make my dreams come true with spells aplenty...and the opportunity to cause a little grief was just too good to resist....
Once upon a time I had a Gmail account that I used for everything. Communication with family, subscribing to news services I never actually got round to reading, singing up to every single offer under the sun, reading dumb jokes, you name it, it was in there.
Eventually I started a new one for personal communications and only used the original address for signing up for websites and wasting scammers times by making them jump through hoops for zero rewards (it's actually quite fun providing you take steps to protect your personal info). In the background it sits, still collecting spam, offers, news and god knows what else and it's been doing this for years.
Occasionally like today, I like to go for a root around to see if it's caught any gold - here's what I learnt after a brief jaunt through the pile this morning..