Here's the latest installment. I REALLY need to get another hobby.
... well shiver me timbers, I guess we are going to have Act III of
this little play after all. I really thought this one was over, and
can you blame me after the last few messages? But now is where we
start getting REALLY creepy.
Donna to Buthele:
Well you must have a lot of time. We put together nearly 50 pages of messages between the five of us. Or two of us. Or however many of us there were. How many people have you really gotten money from? Actually, I find it amazing that people actually do send you Nigerians money, but I know that some do. How much do you make doing this? It must be a pretty good living if you have so much free time to engage in fake correspondence with an American college student just having a little fun. Really, I'm curious how much you actually pull down doing this stuff. It's gotta pay better than teaching undergraduate computer science classes, which is what I have to do to pay for school at C-M. No animosity--we both had some fun with it--maybe we can learn a little from it? Donna
[Ed. Note-I started sending e-mails to all his
From: Donna Dixon Subject: Hee, hee! To: firstname.lastname@example.org Hello again, Buthele! Donna
From: Donna Dixon To: email@example.com Hi, Buthele! donna
To: firstname.lastname@example.org From: Donna Godchaux Subject: More? DR IDRIS MAMMAN JOSEPH AHAM Keep it up my little mugu! Donna
To: buthele madinga email@example.com> From: Donna Godchaux Subject: Re: URGENT ATTENTION NEEDED Ahmed Cole? That's another good one. Donna
[I really figured this one was done a week ago,
From: buthele madinga firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: More? To: Donna I REALLY MISS U SO MUCH. I HAD FUN WITH YOU.I WOULD LOVE TO MEET YOU.HONESTLY SPEAKING. B.M.Donna to Buthele:
Really, truly? Don't fool around now. If you are serious, that's fine, but I don't want any more joking around. I miss you, too, but how do I know you are not just continuing the scam? I really am interested in what you guys do, too, but if you don't want to talk about that, that's fine. I know you work really hard at it because I know how much time it took me to weave my little stories for you. Are you really making any serious money, or are you just making enough to pay for your expressos and lattés at the internet café where you send these things from? How would I get involved in doing it? Just curious. Where should we meet, you devil, you? Amsterdam? Lagos? How about Sandton? Maybe the Grace Hotel? Hee, hee. Sounds like Zaire is out of the question, though? What's your real name, anyway? I know all your fake ones from looking through your computer already. By the way, your "hint" word for your password on your e-mail account "email@example.com" is "Bingo", just in case you think I'm fooling. Unless someone other scammer is using the same computer you are at the internet café! Wouldn't that be funny? If you have instant messenger, we wouldn't have to do e-mails. How about it? And quit typing in all caps. It's considered shouting! And I wouldn't sign off using the initials "B.M." Here in the States, that means "Bowel Movement". EEEW! L&K DonnaButhele to Donna:
Is your name really donna? if not, what is your real name? I can come on line for you either on MSN or YAHOO messenger so we can chat. Thinking of you, B.M.Buthele to Donna:
Donna, get a yahoo or hotmail ID so we can chat online. let me know when you will be online. one more thing,are you black or white? married or single? how old ar you?pls anwer these and any more you think i should know. thinking of you. me.Donna to Buthele:
To: buthele madinga Okay, I already have a Yahoo ID I set up a couple years ago [xxxxxx]. I have to figure out how to use the IM software though--I haven't used it. Email I'm comfortable with, but not IM. Speaking of e-mail, my 30-day free trial of this internet provider is almost over, and I don't want to pay for the e-mail service, so I'll be going back to the yahoo e-mail. Please use that from now on, because you might be getting bounces soon from this account. I'm white, single, and 27 years old. How about you? DonnaButhele to Donna:
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2003 08:31:03 -0800 (PST) From: buthele madinga <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: come online now i am online now.just log on to yahoo messenger and invite me for chat.my ID is email@example.com. i wish we met under different circmstances,other than this. hope to catch you online. me.Donna to Buthele:
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2003 13:08:45 -0800 (PST) I got your message, but I found out that C-M doesn't allow instant messenger programs on its network! They block all the ports used by the IM programs because it is so easy to send viruses via IM programs. Sorry! We could continue via e-mail, though? Donna
[Ed. Note-I was really stalling because I wanted to make sure
what is your real name? what would you like to know about me.? i really wish we met under different circumstance.i really do. its a pity. me.Donna to Buthele:
From: Donna Dixon Sorry I'm so slow to respond. I'm carrying an extra class this semester, and I've got teaching duties for the undergrads, too. Also working part-time for a software firm. Busy, busy. Like I said in a previous e-mail, my real name is Donna. What's yours? How do you keep straight all the names you use in these letters? Do you get them out of a phone book? Seriously, I'm curious. My uncle is an immigration lawyer in New York, and a lot of his clients are Nigerian. A couple are sitting in jail right now for scams similar to what you do, so I'm really curious about how profitable the activity really is. I mean, I'm sure you wouldn't do it if you weren't getting something out of it, but how much do you really make? I literally get three or four of these e-mails every week, and all my friends are in the same boat. I guess it's like the old adage my grampa used to say, "The wider the net, the more fish you catch." Anyway, I'm just curious about how the whole thing works. I don't care about names, places or anything like that--I'm sure you have to protect whoever you work with, but I'd love to hear how the whole thing works. DonnaDonna to Buthele:
From: Donna Dixon I haven't heard from you in a little while. I hope all is well with you. I heard there was a terrible explosion in Lagos the other day. I hope you weren't affected by it. Hope to hear from you soon! Donna
[...sad, but true. Something like 45 people were killed
Date: Sat, 8 Feb 2003 06:00:07 -0800 (PST) Donna, Give me a specific time when you will be able to go to a cyber cafe and come online so we can chat. i was not affected by any explosion anywhere. me.
Date: Sat, 8 Feb 2003 06:03:48 -0800 (PST) From: Donna Dixon I'm glad to hear you are okay. I would like to chat, but it seems like every time I get to a cafe, you are not on line. Am I doing something wrong? I haven't used these IM programs much, and I was using Yahoo Messenger the one time I sent you a message. Is that the right one to use? Do you know how much of a time difference there is between Pennsylvania and where you are? BTW, what on earth does your IM user name mean? It sounds so intimidating! What's an "Airlord"? I still don't know your real name, either. Hee, hee. Also, I got a notice that my other e-mail address has been disconnected now--it was fun while it was free! You should use this one from now on. Sorry for the switch, but I'm a student on a limited budget, and I have to save money where I can! I wish I had money like my little character Donna Jean! Donna
[Actually, I do know a little about what an "Airlord" is-
Date: Sat, 8 Feb 2003 08:50:01 -0800 (PST) dear donna, i got your mail.what you should do is to PM me whenever you are online.if i am online,then we can chat.i am online now for the next 30 mins.if you are online,click "message" then put in my ID and semd me a message,i will then respond.oki? miss u. me.
[Enough of the chit-chat.
From: Donna Dixon Subject: Re: come online To: buthele madinga Sorry for the silence--I went to Atlantic City with a couple girlfriends over the weekend. I was playing the quarter slot machines, and I won $6800! We decided to stay a couple extra days because the hotel paid for our room after I won. I guess they wanted me to put the money back in the slot machines! NO CHANCE! We stayed out late, drank a lot of champagne and generally had a wild time. Back to the grind, though. You still haven't answered any of my questions about you. My but you are so mysterious... Why the secrecy? Still trying to figure out the IM. I'll try what you suggested, though. DonnaButhele to Donna:
Dear Donna, I got your mail.I am happy you wrote to me.Its good to hear that you are having a nice time.I wish it was the same for me here.Life is like hell that why we delve into this kind of "business".I hope you will understand.No one plans to end up like this. In your heart of hearts,will you be willing to assist me financiallly.I am only asking you for a favour.Here,only the high and mighty( the mediocres) in the society reap everything.We the common men are left with little or nothig.If it is your wish to assist,please let me know, and i will furnish you with the details of how to go about it.Otherwise,lets still be friends. Forgive me for my actions as you have already told me that you are working with the law enforcement agents.How do then expect me to feel free about my identity?I am only being human to exhibit my fears.Wouldn't you? I really like you and once again, i wish we met under different circumstances. If you should know,I am 32 yeas old,6ft 3" tall and averagely built.I wish i could feel safe to tell all about my life.I miss you. Thoughts, Me.
[These guys NEVER give up. To quote Black Flag,
From: Donna Dixon Oops. I just re-read my earlier message, to you, and iI forgot a period--I won $68.00, not $6800! Can you imagine carrying $6800 in quarters around? I'm not THAT strong. As it was, $68.00 took up almost a whole bucket. Gotta re-read my messages before I hit "Send". Buthele (that's what I have to call you since I STILL don't know your real name), I'm really not in a position to send you money, I'm afraid. I mean, if I had it, I might consider it, since you sound like you are in a bind. But I'm a student, and I can barely pay for tuition as it is. C-M is REALLY expensive, and part of the reason I'm in school again is that the tech boom went bust, and jobs are hard to find now. A couple years ago, I was working in Silicon Valley making a ton of money, but I lost my job in when the dot-com bubble burst. Too bad I didn't save more, but all my very meager savings is going towards my graduate degree. I'm teaching part-time, and working for a software company, but there's always more month than there is paycheck. For example, I live in a one-bedroom apartment with one other girl, and I sleep on the couch. She pays more rent, so she gets the bedroom, but you can imagine that it's hard on my social life not even having a bed! This past weekend was a rare one out for me, but I've been cooped up all winter, and I'm getting cabin fever--If you ever spend a winter in Pittsburgh, you'll know what I'm talking about. Atlantic City is a drive, but it's cheap entertainment, because all the drinks are free at the casinos. We blew almost all the money I won on gas to get back! I don't know how expensive gas is where you are, but it's climbing here! Anyway, I know you are concerned about the police, so I won't pry. I don't work for the police, but they sometimes ask for our programming help, since where else should you go to get a good programmer but a university? Listen, too. I'm not in the forgiveness business--you do what you have to do to survive, right? I'm sleeping on a couch and working two jobs--you're scamming REALLY gullible people. Both are means to an end, right? It is what it is. A first name would be nice, but I guess Buthele will do, eh? Is there anything you can tell me about your "business" that wouldn't reveal personal details? I mean really, you said things are tough, but are you making enough to pay for your computer time? It looks like you have your own computer to me, so that must have cost something--how do you get your internet access? You know so much about me--it's not really fair. It is nice to have some picture of you in my mind, though, which I now do. Thanks for the details! DonnaButhele to Donna:
Dear Donna, I am in receipt of your mail.I understand what you are going through right now because I have been through it and I am even going through worse conditions now.I have to meet up with my house rent in two weeks time.Thats why I asked you for help.Please do not be offended.I only thought that as we have become friends, I could use a little assistance from you. I pray that God finds a way for you to success and you will be in a position to assist fellow human being like yourself. If only you can give me a time when you will be online tomorrow,I will PM you and we can chat.I feel uneasy giving you my mobile phone number.Do you have a phone where I can reach you? Please send it to me so I can give you a call. My first name is mike.Thats as far as i can go for now. Thinking of you, M.
[I figured out a way to do IM without a trace-
Donna:are u online?
Donna:I bought another cup of coffee, so I have another five minutes--they're watching, though. Are you there?
Donna:So, what should we talk about now that we have each other?
Buthele: can u get more time
Donna:Not unless I pay for it.
Buthele: and u dont have money there
Donna:Coffee is cheaper than internet time, but only in five minute blocks
Buthele: ah aha ha ha
Buthele: very funny
Donna:I'll be very wigged out with a dozen cups of coffeee
Buthele: You won't be able to keep up with my typing
Buthele: lets see
Donna:Oh, a challenge!
Buthele: you are quick
Buthele:where did you learn to type like that
Buthele: how often can u come online like this
Donna:i just developed the habit of typing
Donna:Rarely, I'm afraid. It's the cafe prices that are keeping me off.
Donna:We can't do it at school, or it would be free there.
Buthele:why so expensive?
Buthele: Internet service here is controlled by monopolies
Buthele: i haver something for you
Donna:A basic high speed line is $50 or more per months
Buthele: wanna see it?
Buthele: for the valentine season
Buthele: this is it....
[he sent an emoticon of a rose-how sweet!]
Donna:If it's a file, they turn that stuff off here. Virus protections, y'know
Buthele: u like it?
Donna:Oh, that's cute!
Donna:How do you do that?
Buthele: i am happy u like it
Buthele: let me teach u
Donna:Is that one of the "emoticons?
Buthele: press @
Buthele: then }
Buthele: then ;
Buthele: then -
Buthele: all together
Donna:I'll just wait till you're done.
Buthele: before ;
Donna:I did it
Donna:OOPS--they're tapping me on the shoulder.
Lemme buy another cup of cofeee!
Donna:This is getting crazy
Donna:give me 5 mins
Donna:i will be back
Buthele: Okay, meet at :00--top of the hour?
Donna:hi i am back
Donna:kewl. Another $0.90 for coffee!
Donna:i am so sorry about this
Donna:but i love it
Donna:$12.00 per hour for just plain internet service, but cheaper with the cofeee-
Donna:I'm sure they'll figure that one out.
Buthele: maybe you should save it for 2 morrow
Donna:Nah, I've got you now, and I'm amped from the caffeine
Buthele: so we can chat tomorrow
Donna:I've had four cups already!
Buthele: better stop it now
Buthele: Probably right!
Buthele: its not good when its too much
Buthele: health reasons
Donna:I'm a graduate student-remember? I frequently abuse coffee!
Buthele: do u have a phone number?
Donna:Late night coding requires large amounts of caffeine
Buthele: whats coding?
Donna:Phone--no. Well, not really, but part of the little story
I told you is true--I have an unlisted number
because of an old boyfriend--he was stalking me, so
I don't give out my phone
Donna:Coding is writing computer programs.
Buthele: i will give u my mobile number
Donna:I know you even less than I know my old boyfriend.
Buthele: can u call me?
Buthele: whats that supposed to mean?
Donna:If it's international, doubtful--hey how do you afford a cell phone?
Buthele: its cheap here
Buthele: thats the only cheap thing here
Buthele: you can bet a connect card and make int' calls
Donna: Nothing personal, Mike, and I didn't mean to offend,
but things are not always what they seem sometimes on the internet.
We have stories all the time of guys luring women to meet them on
the internet, and they never return home. Just being careful, that's all.
Donna:I can look into it.
Donna:Oops. Gotta go.
Man, they really clamp down on the time here. Gotta find a better cafe.
Buthele: call this number abytime
Buthele: 234 8033302173
Buthele: got it?
Donna:Wow, that's a long number--where is that?
Donna:We only have ten digits here!
Donna:Okay. Gotta run. See you! Buthele: code is 234
[Well, I guess he really does like me!
From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Hi, I sent you an eCard from BlueMountain.com To: Donna To view your eCard, choose from the options below. Click on the following link. http://www.bluemountain.com/(link to Donna's card)
[I'll admit it. I'm getting creeped out by this guy now.
Buthele: hakbacrier_airlords [offline 8:58:34 AM]: i am here now;just keep trying to make the call as I really need to speak with you.thoughts,mike
donna [8:12:42 PM]: Mike--I found out why they don't let
calling cards go to Africa or Asia--it's part of the new USA Patriot Act. I guess
the Sept. 11 terrorists were using the calling cards to communicate so they didn't
leave phone bills showing their calls. As such, I can't get a calling card to most
countries in Asia (except Japan, Korea and Singapore), and all of Africa. Nigeria is explicitly listed. Sorry! Try e-mailing me.
[After much back and forth about getting on IM,
hakbacrier_airlords [offline 7:45:46 PM]: helloooooooooooooooooooooo
hakbacrier_airlords [offline 8:03:16 PM]: sorry,i fell asleep;i am now back online.mike
donna [8:12:42 PM]: Mike,--are you there? I have five minutes
before I have to leave for a night class, and I thought I'd check in on you with
another cup of coffee in my blood
donna [8:14:34 PM]: What time is it there? It's 8:15 p.m.
here--you must be in the middle of the night--what are you doing awake (if you still
donna [8:15:18 PM]: ARRGGGHH!! This is SO frustrating--we keep missing each other!
hakbacrier_airlords [8:17:18 PM]: hi there
hakbacrier_airlords [8:17:25 PM]: r u there?
donna [8:17:25 PM]: Ah! You do exist!
hakbacrier_airlords [8:17:36 PM]: of course
donna [8:17:40 PM]: I've only got a couple minutes, though, and I have to run to a class
hakbacrier_airlords [8:17:41 PM]: ah aha ha
hakbacrier_airlords [8:17:52 PM]: really?
donna [8:17:52 PM]: So, how's business/life?
donna [8:17:58 PM]: We gotta chat fast
hakbacrier_airlords [8:17:59 PM]: how many mins?
hakbacrier_airlords [8:18:06 PM]: ok
hakbacrier_airlords [8:18:12 PM]: business is rough
donna [8:18:25 PM]: I was supposed to leave at 815, but I'll
< delay a couple minutes. If I wasn't the teacher, it wouldn't be a big deal,
< but I am
donna [8:18:34 PM]: What time is it there?
hakbacrier_airlords [8:19:09 PM]: 3:20am
donna [8:19:15 PM]: oof. That's early.
hakbacrier_airlords [8:19:18 PM]: sorry 2:20am
donna [8:19:18 PM]: or late.
hakbacrier_airlords [8:19:30 PM]: anyone goes
hakbacrier_airlords [8:19:38 PM]: whats ur time there?
donna [8:19:44 PM]: 820pm now
hakbacrier_airlords [8:19:53 PM]: i bet should be around 8:00pm\
hakbacrier_airlords [8:20:00 PM]: ok
donna [8:20:07 PM]: So we're what, seven hours apart? That's why we keep missing each other
hakbacrier_airlords [8:20:19 PM]: so why cant u call
hakbacrier_airlords [8:20:22 PM]: yes thats why
hakbacrier_airlords [8:20:37 PM]: i will be staying awake at nights
hakbacrier_airlords [8:20:43 PM]: to chat with you
donna [8:20:45 PM]: calling cards can't be used to Nigeria under USA Patriot Act--they won't connect the call--I tried
hakbacrier_airlords [8:21:08 PM]: lets have a fixed time for chatting
hakbacrier_airlords [8:21:15 PM]: is this time okay?
donna [8:21:20 PM]: If I had a land-line to use, I could do it, but the 9/11 terrorists used calling cards so they couldn't be traced
hakbacrier_airlords [8:21:36 PM]: do u have a phone number i can reach you?
donna [8:21:37 PM]: This time is not really that good, because I'm typically not by a computer at this time--
hakbacrier_airlords [8:21:54 PM]: so when?
donna [8:22:13 PM]: How about 11am-12pm my time, which I guess would be 6pm or so your time?
donna [8:22:32 PM]: Do I have that right on the time?
hakbacrier_airlords [8:22:32 PM]: thats fine by me donna [8:22:38 PM]: Is it six or seven hours?
hakbacrier_airlords [8:22:41 PM]: yes u do
hakbacrier_airlords [8:22:49 PM]: its about 6 hrs diff
donna [8:22:53 PM]: It's 822 pm here, and you said 2:20 a.m, so that's 6, right
donna [8:23:00 PM]: good.
donna [8:23:07 PM]: Don't stay up nights--get your sleep.
hakbacrier_airlords [8:23:08 PM]: yep
hakbacrier_airlords [8:23:14 PM]: i cant
donna [8:23:26 PM]: Can't sleep, or can't stay up nights?
hakbacrier_airlords [8:23:34 PM]: cant sleep
donna [8:23:37 PM]: Why?
hakbacrier_airlords [8:24:00 PM]: i am disturbed emotionally and financially
donna [8:24:19 PM]: You must have your own computer if you are on it this late at night, unless they have 24-hour internet cafes in Lagos
hakbacrier_airlords [8:24:31 PM]: there something i need to clarify with u
donna [8:24:35 PM]: I wish I had my own computer--computer science student and no computer
hakbacrier_airlords [8:24:40 PM]: i am at the cafe
donna [8:24:52 PM]: What do you need to clarify--I don't have much time--really do need to get to class
hakbacrier_airlords [8:25:07 PM]: someone I beleive from your class
hakbacrier_airlords [8:25:17 PM]: is playing games with me
donna [8:25:22 PM]: What's going on?
hakbacrier_airlords [8:25:28 PM]: over my proposa; to you
hakbacrier_airlords [8:25:39 PM]: he says his name is jack breda
donna [8:25:47 PM]: I have no idea who that is
donna [8:25:51 PM]: What is he saying to you?
hakbacrier_airlords [8:25:53 PM]: ok
hakbacrier_airlords [8:26:04 PM]: he used one term
hakbacrier_airlords [8:26:19 PM]: and i know he must have seen our conversations
donna [8:26:34 PM]: That's possible--remember I told you I posted on the school computers
hakbacrier_airlords [8:26:34 PM]: he used the term "buthole"
donna [8:26:44 PM]: Oh, I'm so sorry!
hakbacrier_airlords [8:27:01 PM]: please tell them stop buggin' me
donna [8:27:06 PM]: Do you think Jack Breda is his real name?
hakbacrier_airlords [8:27:18 PM]: i know its not
donna [8:27:25 PM]: Can you forward any of the mails to me, and I will look and see if I can tell who it is?
hakbacrier_airlords [8:27:43 PM]: cos i asked him for his phone number and there is none he can provide
hakbacrier_airlords [8:27:83 PM]: i will do that
donna [8:28:22 PM]: Thanks. I'll see what I can do. I'm
< really sorry. I never expected to hear from you
< after the e-mail I sent telling you the truth--I never figured
< you would write back!
hakbacrier_airlords [8:28:27 PM]: do i send it now?
hakbacrier_airlords [8:28:48 PM]: i got so used to you
donna [8:28:51 PM]: Go ahead and send it, and I'll look at it in the morning. I really REALLY have to run! I'm so late it's not funny
donna [8:29:05 PM]: Send it to my yahoo address
hakbacrier_airlords [8:29:09 PM]: i want to see what u look like
donna [8:29:11 PM]: That's the only one I have left
hakbacrier_airlords [8:29:17 PM]: can i see ur pic?\
donna [8:29:31 PM]: Let me check and see if I can get access to a scanner at school and I'll send you a picture
donna [8:29:43 PM]: You, too, though.
hakbacrier_airlords [8:29:44 PM]: that will be really nice
hakbacrier_airlords [8:29:50 PM]: i will
donna [8:29:54 PM]: I don't want this a one-way relationship!
hakbacrier_airlords [8:30:07 PM]: i dont either
donna [8:30:09 PM]: Gotta bug out--talk to you soon!
donna [8:30:12 PM]: bye
hakbacrier_airlords [8:30:13 PM]: ok
hakbacrier_airlords [8:30:17 PM]: bye
[WHO IS JACK BREDA? Honest, it's not me starting another thread,
here is a copy of the last email from the fellow.[ and here is what Buthele got from Jack ]
From: Jack Breda To: "buthele madinga" email@example.com Subject: Re: original email Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 21:33:09 +0100 Dear Mr Buthele Madinga, My apologies for misspelling your name. Please be aware that nor African names nor English is my native tongue, which increases the chance for typos. I am sorry that you do not want to proceed. I was looking forward to this opportunity and I actually applied for a fax number tonight as you suggested. I wish you luck and in case you change your mind, please do not hesitate to write again. Yours sincerely, jack breda --- Dear Jack, I am in receipt of your response mail.I have decided not to proceed with you as the foreign partner due to lack of trust from your part.You have mispelled my name.It is Buthele and not "Buthole" according to you. Have a nice day. Buthele Madinga.
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 09:04:55 -0800 (PST) From: Donna Dixon Subject: Re: Fwd: last email from "jack breda" To: buthele madinga Mike, I don't know, but it looks like the e-mail is real. The e-mail address is from the Netherlands, so I'm pretty sure it's not one of my classmates. I suppose it is possible someone here could have spoofed a Netherlands e-mail address, but I don't know. I'll ask a couple of my friends, but I wouldn't write this guy off so quickly. It might have been a typo like he says! Donna
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 09:59:10 -0800 (PST) Dear Donna, I got your mail.I am sorry for being so secretive.I will try toadjust.Donna,if that picture you sent to me is really you,then you are very beautiful.I know a lot of guys will flock around you on a daily basis.Without seeing your picture,I was already getting emotionally attracted to your person. I will send my pic to you.I am online now.I will travel tomorrow to see my dad and will be back the day after(wed).I wont check my mails tomorrow untill i get back.Is there any number I can call you? I would feel better hearing your voice.I hope I am not falling in love with you? ah ha haha !!![she laughs]. I get more thrills whenever i see your mails to me. I am always thinking of you.Please remain my friend. I will always reach you by mail as much as i can. take care of yourself until the day we meet. Thots, mike.
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 11:04:06 -0800 (PST) From: Donna Dixon Mike, Okay, I appreciate your situation. I hope you'll appreciate mine. Thanks for the kind words about me. I forget sometimes that I'm not just a computer geek and that people might like me for something other than my ability to string together apparently meaningless lines of programming. The guys don't "flock" around me because I'm still very cautious about men after my last boyfriend. Can you blame me? Have you ever seen a dead squirrel after it's been in a car for three days? Not a pretty sight! I still get a cold chill down my spine every time I hear the phone ring because I'm afraid he's found me again. I hope you send your picture soon, since I really want to know what you look like, now that you've seen me. In the interests of TOTAL honesty, though, I'm not really a blonde, though my previous picture makes it look like that. Look carefully, and you can see the dark roots. I'm actually a brunette. Sorry if you are into blondes! I colored my hair last summer when I went to California for a summer job. I wanted to blend in with all the beautiful people out there. It seems like every other woman in California is blonde! It's hard being a blonde in Pittsburgh, though, so I don't even bother while I'm at school. I'll bet there aren't a lot of blondes in Lagos, right? I've attached a couple more recent pictures so you can see my real hair color. I hope you're not disappointed. Say hi to your dad for me. Does he live in Lagos? I'm going to take a nap now. I'm REALLY tired. I'll talk to you when you get back. Donna
[Ed. Note-Ashley Judd shore is purdy, ain't she?
be going back to my house to be with him in 30 mins
[Ed. Note-yep, he's fallen for me. Noboby calls me "baby" who doesn't love me.
donna: I miss you too. So, when do I get to see what you look like? You've got something to hang on your wall, and I want the same!
Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2003 11:55:45 -0800 (PST) From: Donna Dixon Mike, It's been several days since I heard from you. I hope you are okay. Please drop me an e-mail when you get a chance. Donnadonna: mike, I haven't heard from you in days. I don't know why you aren't writing back, but I'm sad because of it.
I don't know if I offended you, but if I did, I'm sorry.
Please let me know why you are being so silent!
[It's been over a week since I heard from him,