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*blink* Well that's a new one...

February 20th, 2007 (02:40 pm)
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I have to admit, I get a lot of spam sometimes. In fact, I seldom check my "real" (sic real life) email addresses anymore because they've been overrun by spam. But this is the first time I've ever been hit by a spambot on LJ. Given the spam notification option attached to the delete comment function, I guess it's something that does occur but I've never been struck before. I'm rather speechless about this one. ^^;

Otherwise, how bad am I to be tempted by this? I've never been to NYC, and it's rather tempting... Of course, it's only on the other side of the continent. >.<;

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Posted by: LKK (lkk)
Posted at: February 20th, 2007 10:53 pm (UTC)
psb_huh

How does a spambot hit your LJ? Do you get random comments that are obviously spam? Similar to what happens in a forum?

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: February 21st, 2007 12:37 am (UTC)

Yup, much like spam in a forum. In fact it was using BBCode(? whatever tags forums use compared to standard HTML tags). It's just plain weird. :/

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: February 21st, 2007 02:31 am (UTC)
Eiffel tower[s] (enriana - obsessiveicon

Yeah, I wanted to do that too. Worse, I've been to NYC (well, for 1 night), and didn't find it all that much. But room full of knitters! Over-running the Big Apple with the sticks & string! Much temptiness, yes.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: February 21st, 2007 02:47 am (UTC)

^^;; The knitters over-running the city and the raiding of the yarn shops sounded like so much fun. ^^;; But it's a fair distance, and I have no idea what else I'd do there. ...Oh wait, aren't there J bookstores over there? I could go shopping for books... ^^;;

Posted by: Vaidah (alorarose)
Posted at: February 21st, 2007 04:55 am (UTC)

in NYC, Asahiya, Bookoff, and Kino are all dangerously close to one another. I was a good girl yesterday and only hit Kino and only bought one magazine.

Man, if only that wasn't a Thursday....I wonder if crocheters are welcome...

There is lots to do in the city...lots of things to see...an entire Chinatown to raid for goodies..

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: February 21st, 2007 08:36 pm (UTC)

Yeah, being a Thursday is a bit harsh. I'm sure crocheters would be welcome; it's as much a yarnage / buying power statement as anything else. ^^;

Ohhh, Chinatown! Now there's something too! ^___^

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: February 21st, 2007 11:39 am (UTC)
bookstore - shiny (dzurlady)

There are. I've even been to one of them. (And to where that one isn't. The theme of that trip was to be off by one street - but what can you expect when they're all numbered?!)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: February 21st, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)

*blink* ^^;; You just reminded me of a trip I once did to Toronto with the FSU. I was debating moving there after finishing in Montreal and we decided to go to the... Royal Ontario Museum? Near U of T. I know I have a bad sense of direction sometimes but we ended up doing this massive spiral inwards to find the place. ^^;;

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: February 21st, 2007 09:17 pm (UTC)
Eiffel tower[s] (enriana - obsessiveicon

Well, considering that the U of T stretches from Bloor down to Dundas (3 city blocks), there's problem #1.

But it probably was the ROM, since most people mean the St. George Stn. area when they say "near the U of T".

If you visited again, I could take you to all the places to get pretty fountain pen ink. And tea. And knitstuffs. *innocent*

Why don't I have a "Toronto" icon?

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: February 21st, 2007 11:46 am (UTC)
Make your own rules

It's also "close" to Hez… *tempts* ("Close" as in some crazy commuters make the trip every day, and there are trains, but I think that's just craziness.)

Posted by: Parsnip (parsnip_chan)
Posted at: February 21st, 2007 04:14 am (UTC)
Finn - Purple

NYC isn't so bad but the hotel rates are a killer! Unless you wanna try to do a youth hostel, but I'm not sure if there's space available if a score of knitters are planning to descend. If you're interested, you could try the Gershwin Hotel. It's pretty much downtown NYC and about a 5/10 minute walk away from the subway. And the rooms were kept fairly neat. If you're wondering, I was just there this last summer.

Ahem. But it sounds fun and worth it if you like to network with other knitters ^_^ If you could afford it, I'd say go for it. I'm sure it'd be a blast!

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: February 21st, 2007 08:56 pm (UTC)

Cheers for the link! ^___^ I'm still not sure if I'll go or not, but it's very tempting. ^^;; Especially since I've never been to the city and I could go book shopping and other shopping... >.<;

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