February 23rd, 2006


Who says I have no taste? Taste THIS

I had a wee drop of Drambuie left, so I gave a taste to siege and that_guy_zach. They were impressed. We were thinking of ways of using this delightful elixir, and came up with the following ideas.

Scotch Waffles

Take one full-sized, freshly-made waffle. Apply butter all over and let it melt. Add a light coating (1/2 - 1 shot) of Drambuie in lieu of syrup. Finish off with a dollop of whipped cream.

Oh, yeah.


Take one of those wonderful, ready to assemble instant Tiramisu kits they sell at Jungle Jim's. But instead of mixing the coffee liqueur syrup with warm water to soak the cake, mix Drambuie with warm water and soak the cake. Assemble with the usual cream filling, etc.


Phishing Expedition

I recently received a clutch of fake e-mails, supposedly from eBay, prodding me for payment on an item I ordered. Thing is, I have never used eBay. This was a "spoof" or "phish" e-mail, designed to elicit personal information. I immediately alerted eBay, and they're tracking it down.

What makes this worthy of note on LJ is that the spoof e-mails were sent to my e-mail account at the Conference office, which is NOT what I use for personal e-mail. (I figured if it caused a problem, let 'em crash the Conference's system, not mine.)

The only time I have ever given that out as my e-mail address was on LJ, when I made an announcement about a Venturing activity. I gave my Conference e-mail as a "reply to" convenience. So the slimy little crooks must have scooped up that e-mail address from that LJ post to generate those e-mails.

Let this be a warning to everybody about releasing specific personal information on the internet, even "among friends" on LJ!

Cross-posted to various communities.