This morning up early and had to go to the vampire station. When I returned home I pedaled my Schwinn 170 another 27.1 miles. My totals now stand at 30,385.1 miles; 48,900.2 kilometers.
And I have 27.9% of the distance remaining to my next goal point and destination.
Food for thought –
James Smith” from a 3rd party collection agency.
Okay, yes, I have the most common name in the English language. It was a collection agency from a bank claiming that I had an outstanding balance on an account (Yes, I have an account with the same business.)
I decided to play along with the caller and asked for the outstanding balance on my account. I was told that the balance was a 4-figure balance due. My immediate retort “I do not have any balance on my own account with that business.”
I was then asked for the last 4-digits of my Social Security number. My quick response “No, but could you tell me the last 4-digits of the SSN associated with the account?” The response that followed was a number completely different than my own. I immediately responding that it was not mine.
The caller asked me again. I responded in the negative, without giving my own and correct number. He said thank you very much, and hung up.
Well I have been on the face of this earth for at least 6-and-a-half decades, and even though I do have the extremely common name, this is the 1st time I have ever had anyone try to or mix-up me with another one of the other James Smiths.
Yes the Jim Smith Society does exist. It was founded in Pennsylvania when I was 18 years old. And yes, I am not a member. And no, I’m not in the image on their Facebook page.
Today’s bread is my twist on Oma’s Artisan Bread. It is a Sourdough Loaf, and I used my new Fred II sourdough starter.
This one’s just out of the oven.
8 oz. Very Sharp Cheddar Cheese, grated
8 oz. Cream Cheese
¼ cup Mayonnaise
¼ cup Greek Plain Yogurt
¼ cup Pickled Jalapenos
3 tsps. Sambal Oelek Chili Paste (This is the red that stuff that will give the Spread its color.)
3 tsps. Garlic, chopped
4 Green Onions
Salt and Pepper to taste
Throw everything into a food processor.
Rainbow Cranes quilt update. The quilting has started.
And the pieces of 30 5-inch Crane blocks have been cut for another Crane quilt.
Kimberly Einmo's new line of fabric, Quilted Blessings!. My name was pulled in a drawing. http://www.kimberlyeinmo.com/
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