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28 May 2009

Watch out for Craigslist Scammers!

How stupid do these people think we are? Okay, well at least I'm not that stupid.

I have an ad on craigslist for a vacation rental - I've got points in my wyndham timeshare account to use up this year.

Anyway, I had some interest from a guy in going to Daytona Beach the week of Labor Day, so I checked availability (amazingly, still some availability left!) and gave him a quote.

After exchanging a few emails, I got this response from him:


I have receive the confirmation from my secretary that the payment as
been issued out and was mailed by the courier company. It will be
delivered to your address a day from now according to the courier, but
to my greatest surprise the draft was issued out to the sum of $2850
instead of the actual cost of our stay . She claimed that i requested
for that amount to be issued out to you but am very sure i only made a
request for just the cost of our stay. This is a terrible mistake and
i was just informed about this so please once the check is delivered
please take it to your Bank and have it cashed You will then deduct
the cost of our stay plus an extra $50 to offset the cost of your run
around expenses. The rest of the fund should be sent to my travel
Agent via a Cash Transfer outlet the same day you receive the payment
so that travel Agent can book our tickets and Car hire service at

**I will need your immediate response via email assuring me that i can
trust you to handle this with utmost care and have the remaining fund
returned appropriately as requested and will hope that your intentions
remains noble though out the duration of this transaction**

Thanks for your anticipated support.


Yeah, sure, I'm gonna cash your counterfeit check, and send you the extra $2000.

If I actually do get a check from this dude I'm calling the FBI.

Posted by rickroot at 9:09 AM | Link | 1 comment
27 May 2009

What to do if you're having a heart attack..

Someone forwarded the following email to me about what to do if you're having a heart attack.  Some of the advise may be valid.  But I have a problem with the instructions to "phone a neighbor or a family member who lives very close by"

Call 9-1-1. 

I mean, duh.  How much time are you gong to waste trying to call someone who really can't help you?  What if they don't answer.  Are you gonna call someone else?  No, if you're having a heart attack, and you're able to make a phone call, just call 9-1-1.


Why keep aspirin by your bedside?




About Heart Attacks


There are other symptoms of an heart attack besides the pain on the left arm.


One must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of sweating, however these symptoms may also occur less frequently.


Note: There may be no pain in the chest during a heart attack.


The majority of people (about 60%) who had an heart attack during their sleep, did not wake up.  However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep sleep.


If that happens, immediately dissolve two aspirins in your mouth and swallow them with a bit of water.




 - phone a neighbor or a family member who lives very close by


 - say "heart attack!"


 - say that you have taken 2 aspirins.


 - take a seat on a chair or sofa near the front door, and wait for their arrival and...  unlock the front door!


 ~ do NOT lie down ~


A Cardiologist has stated that, if each person, after receiving this e-mail, sends it to 10 people, probably one life can be saved!


I have already shared the information-- What about you?


Do forward this message; it may save lives!







Posted by rickroot at 6:21 AM | Link | 0 comments
20 May 2009

Rent my Orlando Timeshare this summer! Dates vary!

Those of you who have read my blog know I'm a Wyndham Vacation Resorts timeshare owner.  That means I've got points to be used at any of Wyndham's fabulous luxury resorts.

If you're looking to head to Orlando this summer, don't stay in a hotel!  I might be able to get you a one or two bedroom suite at the Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort - inside Disney Property!  Or at the Wyndham Star Island or Cypress Palms resorts - both within a few miles.

No timeshare presentation required - you're renting from me.  Rates as low as $75/night.

Lots of availability in July, August, and even into the fall.

Just email me, rick@webworksllc.com, if you're interested.

Posted by rickroot at 7:43 PM | Link | 0 comments

Detroit Tigers Lookin' Good!

Verlander no-hit the rangers through 4 innings, then threw like 40 pitches in the 5th, but managed to get out of it and only gave up 1 run - and came back to pitch and finish the 6th inning as well.  He struck out 8.

After the third inning, I started thinking we might see a no-no tonight.  Oh well.. Verlander's starts are "must see TV" right now!

Brandon Lyon came in and got booed pretty harshly after giving up a first pitch homer, but that was all he gave up in the 7th. 

Joel Zumaya came in and gave up 3 straight singles and then a grounder to second to give up a run, then just destroyed the next two batters. 

Did you know that Zumaya hasn't walked a single batter this year?  His K/BB ratio is infinity.  Or undefined, I guess.

And Rodney got his first save since May 3. 

Tigers have won 5 in a row now.  The Rangers have lost 9 straight in Comerica Park.  ouch!

These Tigers are looking good.  The pitching has been solid.  And soon we're gonna get Bonderman back too.

Posted by rickroot at 7:37 PM | Link | 0 comments
15 May 2009

46 Things That Have Never Happened on Star Trek

  1. The Enterprise runs into a mysterious energy field of a type that it has encountered several times before.


  2. The Enterprise goes to check up on a remote outpost of scientists, who are all perfectly all right.


  3. The Enterprise comes across a Garden-of-Eden-like planet called Paradise, where everyone is happy all the time. However, everything is soon revealed to be exactly as it seems.


  4. The crew of the Enterprise discover a totally new lifeform, which later turns out to be a rather well-known old lifeform, wearing a silly hat.


  5. The crew of the Enterprise are struck by a strange alien plague, for which the cure is found in the well-stocked sick-bay.


  6. An enigmatic being composed of pure energy attempts to interface to the Enterprise's computer, only to find out that it has forgotten to bring the right leads.


  7. A power surge on the Bridge is rapidly and correctly diagnosed as a faulty capacitor by the highly-trained and competent engineering staff.


  8. A power surge on the Bridge is fails to electrocute the user of a computer panel, due to a highly sophisticated 24th century surge protection feature called a 'fuse'.


  9. The Enterprise ferries an alien VIP from one place to another without serious incident.


  10. The Enterprise is captured by a vastly superior alien intelligence which does not put them on trial.


  11. The Enterprise separates as soon as there is any danger.


  12. The Enterprise gets involved in an enigmatic, stange, and dangerous situation, and there are no pesky aliens they can blame it on in the end.


  13. The Enterprise is captured by a vastly inferior alien intelligence which they easily pacify by offering it some sweeties.


  14. The Enterprise is involved in a bizarre time-warp phenomenon, which is in some way unconnected with the 20th century.


  15. Somebody takes out a shuttle and it doesn't explode or crash.


  16. A major Starfleet emergency breaks out near the Enterprise, but fortunately some other ships in the area are able to deal with it to everyone's satisfaction.


  17. The shields on the Enterprise stay up during a battle.


  18. The Enterprise visits the Klingon Home World on a bright, sunny day.


  19. An attempt at undermining the Klingon-Federation alliance is discovered without anyone noting that such an attempt, if successful, "would represent a fundamental shift of power throughout the quadrant."


  20. A major character spends the entire episode in the Holodeck without a single malfunction trapping him/her there.


  21. Picard hears the door chime and doesn't bother to say "Come."


  22. Picard doesn't answer a suggestion with "Make it so"!


  23. Picard walks up to the replicator and says, "Coke on ice."


  24. Counsellor Troi states something other than the blindingly obvious.


  25. Mood rings come back in style, jeopardizing Counselor Troi's position.


  26. Worf and Troi finally decide to get married, only to have Kate Pulaski show up and disrupt the wedding by shouting, "Did he read you love poetry?! Did he serve you poisonous tea?! He's MINE!"


  27. When Worf tells the bridge officers that something is entering visual range no one says "On screen."


  28. Worf actually gives another vessel more than 2 seconds to respond to one of the Enterprise's hails.


  29. Worf kills Wesley by mistake in the holodeck, (pity this wasn't done in "Deja Vu" then we could have seen it 5 times without rewinding the tape).


  30. Wesley Crusher gets beaten up by his classmates for being a smarmy git, and consequently has a go at making some friends of his own age for a change.


  31. Wesley saves the ship, the Federation, and the Universe as we know it, and EVERYONE is grateful (including the Net).


  32. The warp engines start playing up a bit, but seem to sort themselves out after a while without any intervention from boy genius Wesley Crusher.


  33. Wesley Crusher tries to upgrade the warp drive and they work better than ever.


  34. Beverly Crusher manages to go through a whole episode without having a hotflush and getting breathless every time Picard is in the room.


  35. Guinan forgets herself, and breaks into a stand up comedy routine.


  36. Data falls in love with the replicator.


  37. Kirk (or Riker) falls in love with a woman on a planet he visits, and isn't tragically separated from her at the end of the episode.


  38. The Captain has to make a difficult decision about a less advanced people which is made a great deal easier by the Starfleet Prime Directive.


  39. An unknown ensign beams down as part of an away team and lives to tell the tale.


  40. Spock or Data is fired from his high-ranking position for not being able to understand the most basic nuances of about one in three sentences that anyone says to him.


  41. Kirk's hair remaining consistent for more that 1 consecutive episode.


  42. Kirk gets into a fistfight and doesn't rip his shirt. (Or even, Kirk DOESN'T get into a fistfight...)


  43. Kirk doesn't end up kissing the troubled guest-female before she doesn't sacrifice herself for him.


  44. Scotty doesn't mention the laws of physics.


  45. Spock isn't the only crew member not affected by new weapon/attack by alien race/etc!! due to his "darn green blood" or "bizarre Vulcan physiology" and thus he cannot save the day.


  46. The episode ends without Bones & Kirk laughing at Spock's inability to understand the joke, and he doesn't raise his eye brows!
Posted by rickroot at 9:13 AM | Link | 0 comments
14 May 2009

Spend Christmas At Disney World!

Wyndham Bonnet Creek, 1BR December 20-27

Spend Christmas At Disney World!

AVAILABLE: 1 room deluxe suite, sleeps 4 at the Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort - "inside the gates" at Disney World!

$900 : December 20-27 (7 nights)

Dear vacationer,

My name is Rick, and I have some extra points in my Wyndham Vacation Resort account, so I'd like to rent them out to you. You will not be required to attend a timeshare presentation, it will be just like staying at a hotel.

A really, REALLY nice hotel.

Wyndham's Bonnet Creek Resort is their absolutely top of the line resort, and it's "inside the gates" at Disney World in Orlando.

Located right next to Disney's own Carribean Beach Resort, the Bonnet Creek Resort is right off Lake Buena Vista Drive, mere minutes from Disney theme parks and other attractions. The aerial photo to the left shows Epcot Center, and I've watched the epcot center fireworks from the balcony of one of the rooms at Bonnet Creek.

Aside from the usual Disney attractions, it's easy to get onto Interstate 4 from here, and take a quick trip to Seaworld, Universal, and other Orlando area attractions.

Unit Features
  • Full Kitchen
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Whirlpool Tub
  • Air Conditioning

  • 2 Outdoor Swimming Pools
  • Lazy River
  • “Get Out & Play” Activities Program
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Game Room
  • Playground
  • Miniature Golf

Area Attractions
  • Magic Kingdom® Park
  • Epcot®
  • Disney-MGM Studios
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park
  • Downtown Disney® Area

Area Activities
  • Lake
  • Golf
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping
  • Masseuse
  • Live Entertainment
  • Water-Skiing
  • Jet Skiing


Terms and Details

No refunds are available within 30 days of travel.

Your full legal name must be provided at time of purchase for guest check-in.

The resort will require a credit card at check-in.

The images shown at the left are examples of the units in this resort. Your room may differ.


The Wyndham Resort at Bonnet Creek

This aerial photo shows nearby Disney theme Parks!

Posted by rickroot at 1:29 PM | Link | 0 comments

Kissimmee/Orlando/Disney Vacation Rental from $75

Wyndham Star Island Resort from $75/night!

Looking to vacation in Florida in the next month or so?  I can get you in a super-nice 1 bedroom condo within a few miles or Disney property, with tons of amenities for as little as $75/night.

$75.00/night !!!

Let me hook you up. I have extra points in my Wyndham Vacation Resort account... 

There is availability at many of Wyndham's outstanding resort properties in Florida, such as the Star Island resort in Kissimmee. 

Only a few miles from Disney property, Star Island offers many amenities: 

- 2 Outdoor Swimming Pools 
- “Get Out & Play” Activities Program 
- Driving Range & Putting Green 
- Exercise Equipment 
- Day Spa 
- Playground 
- Live Entertainment 
- Picnic/BBQ Area 
- Jet Skiing 
- Outdoor Children’s Pool 
- Lake 
- 9 Tennis Courts 
- 1 Outdoor & 1 Indoor Hot Tub 
- Fishing 
- Health Club 
- Clubhouse 
- Basketball 
- Laundry Facilities 

I can get you a 1 bedroom unit here for as little as $75 a night (for a 6-7 night stay) or $100/night for a 2 bedroom (6-7 night stay) 

Other Orlando-area resorts are also available - even some limited availability at Wyndham's Bonnet Creek Resort. 

Let me know what dates you're looking for, and I can check availability! 

Just email and let me know! 

I've attached some pictures of the Star Island resort 


Posted by rickroot at 7:37 AM | Link | 0 comments