Thursday, August 30, 2007

Annapolis, Anyone?

I have a confession. I think I have a secret admirer. Well, ok, not so much an admirer – more like a stalker.

This isn't my usual regular visitor. He or she has been searching about me on-line, and visiting all of my other web sites. They've crawled over every square inch of this blog a few times over. And they visit at all hours, too. Just recently, they spent the wee hours, from midnight until 5 in the morning, putting me under their personal microscope. That’s quite a lot of dedication don’t you think?

I mean - I’m a mom. I live in a small town. I drive a mini-van. I shuttle my kids to sports, count calories, and design web sites. Oh yeah, and I also fight a casino in my spare time - a casino it's proponents perpetually insist is a 'done-deal' - so why they should feel so threatened by me, I can’t understand.

My new friend’s IP address is 208.103.143.6 which I was able to trace to a digital telephone company called Coretel America out of Annapolis Maryland. It’s coverage area is listed as being limited to Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and New York City. They have no offices in Massachusetts or even New England as far as I can tell.

So, who is this shadowy figure who finds my mundane life so riveting? And what could someone in Annapolis possibly want with me?

Perhaps it’s the mysterious “Voice of Reason” who assures me that people are looking at everything I write, and taking it quite seriously.

Perhaps the snooping is being done by those very same ‘proper authorities’ of which the Voice once wrote.

And is it possible that my stalker is among that ‘prominent family with significant political ties, on a national level’ of a certain selectman?

Or maybe Denniscula is still sore about that one blog.

Who knows? It could just be the night security guard at Coretel who, possibly bored with the job and lacking his or her own casino fight, has signed on to mine.

As for me, I just can't get over all this attention - and now - mysterious hang-up calls from the vicinity of Mashpee.

It’s just way too much intrigue for this old gal. So I thought I’d share it with you.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Look on the bright side -- maybe it is someone from the BIA doing research on a certain request...

Anonymous said...

Could it be a bot for a search engine? Although 5 hours at one time does seem awfully long for automation...

Anonymous said...

Gladys,

I think the "voice of reason" used his frequent flyer miles and came to my front lawn last night, my No Casino sign seems to have vanished. I would call the police but since there is no increase in crime due to the casino, I am sure it was just a misunderstanding. Keep up the good fight.

Gladys Kravitz said...

It's not a bot. Gladys knows these things...

Anonymous said...

Try googling Stumpp & Bond LLC
Who's that on the left standing on the stairs.
There's some real screwy things that go on here in Middleboro as well.

Anonymous said...

When the smell of rotting fish permeates the air, there are still some who haven't figured it out!

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