Your Jovial Editor Took a Road Trip Today!

I don’t know why it’s important to anybody. I certainly do not need to explain my reasoning for getting a driver’s license and a good old fashioned “beater with a heater.” But yes, as you saw from the photo Patrick Grady posted on his website when he drove through our parking lot on a muggy, rainy day in Saint Francis (and thank the Lord for parking lot surveillance cameras), I do, in fact, own a rust bucket for getting around town.

For longer trips, like the one I took today, I rent cars,

And I learned lots of stuff on my trip today.

For instance, Patrick Grady does not have a valid stalking no-contact order on me. Never did. Law enforcement computers do not lie.

Second, I learned about some BAD things.

You know what’s BAD?

Using a person’s social security number to get access to information that you are not entitled to have.

That’s BAD!

Patrick Grady is not entitled to have my Drivers’ License number. He used an ill-gotten copy of my SSN to secure information he is not entitled to.

And guess what?

The State of Illinois calls that “Aggravated Identity Theft” because it was done to a person older than 60, with a disability.

In Illinois, they call that a Class 2 Felony.

Stalking, like driving through my parking lot to get a picture of my car? That’s a Class 4 felony.


Oh, BTW… the entries about me in Encyclopedia Dramatica? The copy I saved of Purloined Parody Productions? And every page of your fecund website, Patrick? To be gone over with a fine toothed comb.

Don’t wanna miss anything.

But… Wow. Up to 10 years in PRISON? Just to prove I have a CAR? Anyone who assisted you in stealing my SSN will also be “looked at very carefully.”

But I just gotta say…

That’s dedication to a bit, Patrick.

Oh, tomorrow I’m getting contact lenses. Or is that TMI?