The check was in the mail.

Update: I deposited the check today. It looked real. I don't know if it'll clear or not, but I'll keep you posted.

The contest for the next 10K ends tonight. I'm way behind, so vote if you are sick of seeing me debase myself in front of you all.

OK, I'm off to try to write something funny. Wish me luck.


  1. Anonymous7:59 PM

    OMG, OMG! I am so excited for you! I would be refreshing my bank website like every 10 minutes to see if it's posted yet. It's going to be a Merry Christmas in the Virgil household!

  2. Anonymous8:25 PM

    Sometimes they (scam checks) take two weeks to bounce. It posts to your acct, but then later they take the money back out. Just sayin'. Hope it's real.

  3. Oh yeah, I know. I'm not touching it for a while. Not until I have confirmation that it's backed up by something.

  4. Anonymous9:10 PM

    I'd have opened a separate account to deposit the check so there was no comingling of funds, be they yours or the Phantom's. And if they disappear, they won't suction off any of your own hard earned dollars.

  5. I did drop it into an (almost) empty savings account.

  6. Anonymous12:22 PM

    Keeping my fingers crossed for you the cheque isn't bouncey...

  7. Anonymous3:29 PM

    Good Luck.