Monthly Archives: October 2002

More ID's

OK, two more photos (I'm counting the last two as one as it's the same general group). The first is from the Philly bowling, and the second and third are from NYC… Please make sure you say which photo set you mean (in the Whatever forum). Good luck!

Update: In the first pic I still need 7, and 10. In the NYC pix I need 20. The rest are all ID'd (thanks again!).

ModProm ID Test

Below are the ModProm photos that I couldn't identify. I shouldn't really say “couldn't identify” — for most of the people I'm pretty sure I know who they are, but I don't want to make a mistake since people look different than in real life when they're all dressed up.

Anyway, if you know any of those, please post your answers in the Whatever forum (then there won't be too much repetition). I'll have a few more ID's to do later today (don't worry there will be lots left over for the party).


Grr… Made a sacrifice I didn't want to… Whenever I get sick, my piercings flare up a bit (they're kind of like birds in a mine shaft), so I tend to take the jewelry out for the day. Because I was very sick (although I've been in good spirits so I don't think most people noticed), I had them out for longer, and they were pretty swollen and irritated. Now I can't put in my full size (2.25″) jewelry so I've got to dig through some boxes to find old jewelry to restretch (it'll just take a day or two, not a big deal, just a pain in the ass).

Anyway, a few days ago this experience was rejected (well duh). It's a poorly written question, followed by the word “help” repeated over and over and over. When the experience got turned down, I received the following email:

From: "Christine Sperato" <>
Subject: Re: Help!!!!!!! I have problem
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2002 15:06:25 -0400

you guys are incredibly homosexual and its called copy and pasteing i have a life i dont sit here righting help 400 times (dumbass)

I replied, “So what you're saying is that you're a bigotted idiot, but one that only wasted a little of their time on this ignorant act, not a ton of time? Thanks for the clarification bright stuff.”

From: "Christine Sperato" <>
Subject: Re: Help!!!!!!! I have problem
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 15:53:53 -0400

and your a big ugly nasty lady who thinks shes hot shit but its more like you smell like hot shit nasty whore

So what can you really say to that? “All you're doing is proving we're doing the right thing keeping people like you off our site. Good luck in life, you seem to be a real clever girl.”

From: "Christine Sperato" <>
Subject: Re: Help!!!!!!! I have problem
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 15:53:53 -0400

I am im real smart and so now im not gonna talk to nasty fat pierced people like you who are so ugly u need piercings on ur face and tattos to cover the ugliness and im happy im not on ur nasty ass site all the people with bb rings are fcuking fatassesss

Yeah, she was so happy she wasn't on the site that you tried to scam a membership. Now aren't you glad that IAM isn't a free-for-all site, and that it has a screening process and TOS rules?


It is done.

When I say done, I mean that I have what's approaching a final edit sitting here in front of me. Not “done – done” but I just have to tweak it for about two or three hours and then it can be handed off at the ID party to you guys. Here's twelve random pages:

It's lucky that it's done — I pretty much wore myself out completing it. I didn't want to say anything until I was done to avoid the “take it easy” IMs, but in all seriousness, I've been working myself into sickness… I've barely slept in a month, and I'm so exhausted that I vomit every morning just from drinking tea, and I've had a really bad headache (codeine is making zero impact at this point) for about four days now. But tomorrow I'm “taking off”… I think I'll push the image update back to Sunday.

Either that or I ate some real bad Chinese food a few days ago. Or both.

Along those lines…

Here's a scan of the letter I got telling me about how I'd be charged with child endangerment (or something like that) if I ever came back to Germany… I'm a German citizen (dual with Canada), so there'd be no question of jurisdictional issues. So about three years ago Germany was added to my list of places I can't go to anymore.

PS. There's more on this issue here. Also, it's not something I take particularly seriously. I think they'd be very hard pressed to make a case of it… But still, I think I'll pass on going to Germany any time soon.