January 28, 2009

In an attempt to simplify my life just a little bit, I’ve been systematically unsubscribing from email lists lately. Has anyone else noticed how those little suckers creep up on you? I make a habit of opting out of marketing messages when I sign up for stuff online, but even the stuff I’ve opted in for (sales, whatever) has become overwhelming. It’s gotten to the point where I am missing the few legitimate emails I’m getting in a sea of bullshit I actually signed up for. I can’t even blame it on spam. It’s spam I invited to my inbox. What’s a good word for that kind of junk mail?

I’ve also been doing this with catalogs I get in the real mail, because honestly, I’m just tired of dealing with stuff I don’t care about. I want less extraneous stuff like junk mail catalogs in my life, and more meaningful stuff like checks for $1,000. Would anyone like to send me a check for $1,000? I will totally open and cash it. I’ll even let you include your stupid catalog as long as you don’t mind that I’m totally going to unsubscribe from it later.

You’ve all signed up for Plinky, right? If not, you totally should. It’s the new hot thing to do. You can follow me at this link. Although it looks like trying to publish my most recent Plinky answer to Facebook wiped out my entire wall. And that’s no good. Because I sort of live on Facebook these days and if my wall gets wiped out then I can’t remember who I know or what I’ve done.

I think that’s all I have for now.

Filed under: everyday stories


  • 1. Nick  |  January 28, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    I can send you a check for $1,000 but you might have a hard time cashing it…

  • 2. Sandy  |  January 28, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Me, too! Also, me too re: Facebook. My blog has suffered yea verily, even though I wasn’t doing so hot with it before that.

  • 3. Seth Strong  |  January 29, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    In an attempt to simplify my life a little, I decided to reduce the number of bills I pay by taking my mail and immediately dropping my mail in the dumpster. I know what you are thinking, what if I win Publisher’s Clearing House? Well, the odds are greater that Chase wants the money I owe them. All I have is a cellphone, a rented room, and peace of mind. Word up to simplification. I got a simple idea for the weekend too. And sorry, not winning the Publisher’s Clearing House sweepstakes has the nasty side effect of prohibiting my generous $1,000 check I would have sent to you.

  • 4. Ginny  |  January 29, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    So this one time I read something/heard someone say that you should take your junk mail and mail it to another junk mailer that sends you a reply envelope and let them deal with it.

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