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I keep getting these emails that look like I'm being copied in on some kind of pointless top-posted conversation between a bunch of airhead girls. They're not telling me about pictures of their breasts on the web, or offering me fake Rolexes, so I'm not sure what the purpose of it as spam would be, except possibly to get me to reply & prove I'm a real email address. If it is spam, it's very convincingly written to sound like real email. On the other hand, if it's not spam, I should probably tell these nonces that they're cc'ing university staff in on their tedious social arrangements. (I wonder if they've mixed my crsid up with that of "the elusive johanna"?) Or maybe I should just turn up and join them?


Cool. We get in around 1:30 and we need to check in at our hostel in
Bayswater (between the Bayswater and Queensway tube stops) by about 2.
After that, I'd guess we'd either wander/shop or go to a museum
(Joannah, your thoughts?) So let's just say that we'll meet you both
at street level of the Picadilly tube stop (are there two across the
street from each other or no?) at 6:15. Sound good? Sweet.

Yay! Looking forward to it!!
Alex


On Thu, 18 Nov 2004 04:34:26 -0500, Laura Michelle Moore
<lmoore@wooster.edu> wrote:
> Hey Alex (and all y'all)
> do you want to meet somewhere for dinner/hanging out around 6:30/7 on
> friday? my last class is at 5, but I'll have all of my painting things
> and will want to drop them off at home before we paint the town red
> (haha, but i'll be leaving my paints at home so that we can...oh
> irony...oh not funny jokes....). Where are you staying? we could pick a
> place around there or meet in a central location (ie. picadilly circus
> or something). there is food and fun to be had around every corner here,
> so really where ever you are/want to go, there will be plenty to see eat
> and do. I am going to paris on saturday so I need to get in reasonably
> early (my train leaves at 6:30 in the morning) but that doesn't mean I
> can't have a pint with you for dinner then steer you on your way!!
>
> can't wait to see you and meet the elusive johannah and Rebecca!
>
> cheers (as us RMSCers in UK would say),
> Laura
>
> >>> alexandra.larson@gmail.com 11/15/04 5:11 PM >>>
>
>
> Hey Laura! What a busy weekend this one will be for you! What are
> you going to Paris for? And when do you finish up for the semester?
> Are your parents coming for a long time? Drama drama drama.
>
> Anyway, our train leaves Cambridge at 1215, so we'll get in to King's
> Cross at about 1:30 on Friday. So we'll miss your break in
> classes..but I would love to meet you for dinner or something that
> evening (Joannah, your thoughts?). Let me know what kind of crazy
> last minute things you'll need to do and if you have time to play hot
> spot tour guide to two stuffy Cambridge students who put the stud in
> study. Do you have a favorite place to hang out/eat/drink?
>
> Sweet. Hoping RMSC can represent in the UK,
>
> Alex
>
>
> On Wed, 10 Nov 2004 03:34:44 -0500, Laura Michelle Moore
>
>
> <lmoore@wooster.edu> wrote:
> > yo back, playa (I don't have an NYC roommate, so there's no excuse)
> > 1. YAY!! I'm excited!
> > 2. That weekend is a little crazy for me, cause I am going to Paris
> for
> > the day on the 20th, then my parents are coming the 21st, but friday I
> > am free after 5 (unless you want to go to the British Museum sometime
> > between 12:30 and 2, because it's next door to where my classes are
> held
> > and that is the break I have between my 2 friday classes)...but I have
> a
> > 6:30 train in the morning, so I can't be out too late!!
> > 3. London is expensive and places to stay are even more expensive.
> > depending on what you find, I hear from people that have looked around
> > that my dorm (which is also a hostel, I guess) is 25 pounds a night
> per
> > person...which, according to 'them', is the cheapest one around. If
> you
> > know of any place cheaper, go with that, but that's the going rate
> > around here. Its the IES residence hall on manresa road in chelsea
> (sw3
> > 6na post code). there has to be a website...but I'm not sure where.
> > and its within walking distance of the science museum and natural
> > history museum (oh, I know what gets you going).
> > 4. It's very nice to meet you, becca.
> > 5. That's all I can think of now. I reccommend the museums, cause
> > they're awesome.
> >
> > peace out, yo,
> > Laura
> >
> > >>> alexandra.larson@gmail.com 11/08/04 5:04 PM >>>
> >
> >
> > Yo yo yo! (as my old NYC roommate used to say!)
> > What's going on ladies? As it turns out, just as you two are wrapping
> > up your time in London, I will be headed down from snobby Cambridge
> > for a visit. I am coming (with at least 1 friend and maybe 3) the
> > weekend of November 19-21. Will you two be around? (Actually, you
> > guys don't know each other--and I feel like I should introduce you,
> > but can you really do that over email? Laura, this is Rebecca Glon, a
> > friend of mine from IL and my Girl Scouting adventures; Becca, this is
> > Laura Moore, a friend and co-worker from Rochester and the super-cool
> > museum summer camp we work at.) So anyway, I'd love to see you both.
> > Our tentative plan is to come down on Friday afternoon, and then hang
> > out that night. See some stuff on Saturday and try to get theatre
> > tickets for the evening, then chill Sunday morning and afternoon and
> > return Sunday evening. I personally will be going to the British
> > Museum to see the mummies. But other than that, I just want to hang
> > out in London. Do you have any suggestions for fun or must sees or
> > lodging??? (I've been to London before and seen the obvious stuff,
> > but let me know what you've really enjoyed!)
> >
> > Cool. So email me back, tell me how you are (though Becca, I did see
> > you recently, I want to know more) and tell me if you'll be around in
> > two weeks!
> >
> > Alex
> >
> > --
> > Alexandra Larson
> > alexandra.larson@urgrad.rochester.edu
> > OR
> > alexandra.larson@gmail.com
> >
> > Alexandra Larson - 34F
> > Churchill College
> > Cambridge CB3 0DS
> > United Kingdom
> >
> > If it is 12noon in NYC, it is 5:00pm in Cambridge.
> >
> > Number of engaged close friends: THREE!!!!!
> > So drink toasts to Amy and Dave, Kristin and Todd,
> > and ******* and **** who may not have announced to everyone yet.
> >
> >
>
> --
> Alexandra Larson
> alexandra.larson@urgrad.rochester.edu
> OR
> alexandra.larson@gmail.com
>
> Alexandra Larson - 34F
> Churchill College
> Cambridge CB3 0DS
> United Kingdom
>
> If it is 12noon in NYC, it is 5:00pm in Cambridge.
>
> Number of engaged close friends: THREE!!!!!
> So drink toasts to Amy and Dave (July 23),
> Heather and Mike (September 3), and
> Kristin and Todd (September 24).
>
>


--
Alexandra Larson
alexandra.larson@urgrad.rochester.edu
OR
alexandra.larson@gmail.com

Alexandra Larson - 34F
Churchill College
Cambridge CB3 0DS
United Kingdom

If it is 12noon in NYC, it is 5:00pm in Cambridge.

Number of engaged close friends: THREE!!!!!
So drink toasts to Amy and Dave (July 23),
Heather and Mike (September 3), and
Kristin and Todd (September 24).
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simont From: simont Date: November 18th, 2004 02:09 am (UTC) (Link)
See what you mean; it looks entirely believable except for being sent to the wrong person, and these days that may be becoming the only way to get spam through increasingly intelligent filters.

Do you still have the headers? I'd guess those would provide a better indication than the body text.
j4 From: j4 Date: November 18th, 2004 02:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Sorry, yes, headers would have been useful, wouldn't they... Now, where does Outlook hide its "Internet headers"?

Ah yes:

Microsoft Mail Internet Headers Version 2.0
Received: from sterling.internal.admin.cam.ac.uk ([10.0.17.252]) by guardian.internal.admin.cam.ac.uk with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.0);
Thu, 18 Nov 2004 10:18:20 +0000
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Received: from messagescreen02.wooster.edu ([140.103.29.42]:46261)
by ppsw-8.csi.cam.ac.uk (mx.cam.ac.uk [131.111.8.148]:25)
with esmtp id 1CUjMi-0003iR-QF (Exim 4.43) for jm508@cam.ac.uk
(return-path <lmoore@wooster.edu>); Thu, 18 Nov 2004 10:18:12 +0000
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by messagescreen02.wooster.edu (8.12.10/8.12.10) with ESMTP id iAIAI4jW022504
for <jm508@cam.ac.uk>; Thu, 18 Nov 2004 04:18:04 -0600 (CST)
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with Novell_GroupWise; Thu, 18 Nov 2004 05:18:04 -0500
Message-Id: <s19c308c.084@mail.wooster.edu>
X-Mailer: Novell GroupWise Internet Agent 6.5.2 Beta
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2004 05:17:53 -0500
From: "Laura Michelle Moore" <lmoore@wooster.edu>
To: <alexandra.larson@urgrad.rochester.edu>
Cc: <jm508@cam.ac.uk>, <swagort_desgo@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Visiting London
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Any help?
imc From: imc Date: November 18th, 2004 02:32 am (UTC) (Link)
It looks legit to me. You are "jm508" and by the power of Google I notice that Joannah Metz is "jm507". So there we have it.
pseudomonas From: pseudomonas Date: November 18th, 2004 02:09 am (UTC) (Link)
*Is* there an Alexandra Larson at Churchill College? - perhaps a printout by pigeon-post might surprise her.
ewx From: ewx Date: November 18th, 2004 02:11 am (UTC) (Link)
addedentry From: addedentry Date: November 18th, 2004 02:15 am (UTC) (Link)
... which search may soon pick up this post, too.

Janet, are you up for appearing at LKX at 1330 tomorrow with a welcoming banner? (How can you resist?)
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hairyears From: hairyears Date: November 18th, 2004 02:13 am (UTC) (Link)
And is she really size 34F?
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: November 18th, 2004 02:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Looks genuine to me. I suspect your CRSid is rather close to "the ellusive Joanna"'s.
lusercop From: lusercop Date: November 18th, 2004 02:27 am (UTC) (Link)
On the other hand, if it's not spam, I should probably tell these nonces that they're cc'ing university staff in on their tedious social arrangements. (I wonder if they've mixed my crsid up with that of "the elusive johanna"?) Or maybe I should just turn up and join them?

As long as you do it in an interesting way. I quite like the pigeon post for embarassment value. :-)
j4 From: j4 Date: November 18th, 2004 02:31 am (UTC) (Link)
I think addedentry and saraphale above have more like the right idea. Double the embarrassment and I get to see the look on Alex & co.'s faces! ;)
rillaith From: rillaith Date: November 18th, 2004 02:41 am (UTC) (Link)
But invite the elusive Johanna too? ;)
hairyears From: hairyears Date: November 18th, 2004 03:06 am (UTC) (Link)

Pigeon Dropping


The problem with the Pigeon Post option is that these lusers might spend the rest of their lives believing that Cambridge has some mediaeval scribe-of-ye-emails who spends all day delivering longhand hardcopy to their pigeonholes.
pseudomonas From: pseudomonas Date: November 18th, 2004 03:41 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Pigeon Dropping

That was rather the idea.
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rysmiel From: rysmiel Date: November 18th, 2004 06:50 am (UTC) (Link)
This is the bit where I restrain the Jack Womack rant, right ?

[ Do let us know how the flash mob goes. ]
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