Santa Barbara Auras*

Considering the way things often go here on the Left Coast, most especially in Santa Barbara, I would not be at all surprised to see a bus full of auras.

On a (un)related note, I just had to share some spam names from this morning’s batch.  They showed up in my queue one on top of the other—if you’ll pardon the expression:

Hans Wiggins

Yuk Concepcion


My website does receive a certain amount of spam, as most do.  I always check them out to make sure the spam filter is working right (so far, so good).  I came across this one the other day, and it made me laugh.  I have to applaud the spammer’s ingenuity:

“I’m currently being held prisoner by the Russian mafia [redacted reference to body enhancement click through] and being forced to post spam comments on blogs and forum! If you don’t approve this they will kill me. [redacted reference to body enhancement click through] They’re coming back now. [redacted reference to drug for body enhancement click through] Please send help!”

I still didn’t click through, but I appreciated the effort at dramaturgy.