Mental Health Monday: Laughing at Spam

acedia_by_petah55-d2xk0jiHaving just spent an hour reading through some of my favorite and most helpful passages in Kathleen Norris’s book, Acedia & Me, I finally decided NOT to write about my struggle with depression this morning. Of course this is a cyclical thing (this post from two years ago sounds way too much like I’m feeling today!) and although we can learn new ways to deal with old shit, sometimes I think we need to just sit with it as quietly as possible for a while. It’s been about two weeks now—I’ve also been battling physical illness during this time—but the sun is shining today and the birds are singing outside my office and I’m choosing not to spend the rest of this beautiful morning dragging my readers through another round of my darkness.

So there.

Instead I’ll spend it exercising (yes!) and putting away the Christmas decorations we finally finished taking down this weekend.

spambotsAnd for my blog post I’ll share some ridiculous spam comments I’ve been saving as they attempt to find their way to my blog. At first I was annoyed by these. Until I actually read them and found myself laughing out loud. I hope you enjoy them.

Here’s the first one:

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This one is from someone named, “Acne Treatment During Pregnancy”:

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This one is hilarious:

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And this one:

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And … seriously? This one from an auto repo company:

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tow truck. Some of the larger businesses have owner-operators
working for them or have their own tow trucks to
make repossessions easier. Personal bankruptcy should be a
last resort in debt management and debt consolidation.

Please share!