November 6th, 2005

Macbeth the Usurper

Dinner and Show

Last night, we did dinner and a show. I cooked dinner. The fish turned out well. The green tomatoes and apples turned out fabulous. (The sweetness of the tomatoes cancelled the bitterness of the apples.) I highly recommend that folks try this combo themsleves. Quite tasty!

We say "Company" down in Kensington. That was a good show. The technical merits of the show were amazing. The choral work was damned solid. Their voice director must have locked them in a room for a week. I did not hate this particular Sondheim show, which was amazing as I consider Sondheim the Antichrist of musicl writers. His tunes, again, wre onl the flat side. So much of this show is the texture of the characters, rather than the tunes themselves, which is why this worked.
Macbeth the Usurper

Fishing

I've been getting lots of eBay and Paypal fishing. As a warning, Paypal sends out its official messages without links. I'm not sure what eBay does.

I had a mortgage fishing call the other week. I wasn't sure it was fishing at first, but they tripped my alarms. If you get a call, and they tell you, "We need you to give us your XXX and YYY as proof of your idenitity," then they are fishing. THEY called YOU. They need to prove who they are before you prove who you are.

In my case, they:
- Had no music on hold
- The person that I spoke to could not quote current rates
- They could not send rates by mail!!!
- There was no jabbering from others on other phones.
- Asked for my SSN as proof-of-identiy. WARNING!!!