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"I am busty," Paula tells Hair Balls, "but, like, they don't even make [bras] in odd sizes, so I'm like, whoever it was, was an idiot."
She says that, although the ad was soon flagged, she e-mailed Craigslist's administrators, asking if she could find out who was behind the ad. Craigslist wouldn't reveal such information without a warrant, so Paula contacted the Katy Police Department.
But since it was a misdemeanor crime and the IP information would come out of California, Paula says, KPD did not believe it was worth pursuing.
"They wouldn't even ask the judge" for a warrant, she says. "I was like, 'Can you please ask the judge and have the judge say no?'"
She says she gave them the name of a girlfriend she recently had a fight with, and while the police called the girl, she of course said she was not the responsible party. And in the meantime, Paula kept getting calls and e-mails from dudes who wanted to get it on, as it were.
"They were gross," she says. "They were extremely persistent...I was still getting pictures of their ding-a-lings the next day...Trust me, I was doing everything I could to save my phone number, because I've had it for a while. And eventually, I just had to let it go."
So, let that be a lesson to you: Never have a falling out with a friend...unless you really are into anal and girl-on-girl action...
DOING IT DAILY
There is a ton of new stuff each day on the Houston Press blogs; you're only getting a taste of it here in the print edition. Head to http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs (or "/rocks" or "/eating") and under "Tools" on the top-right side of the page, use the "categories" drop-down menu to find these stories:
We rode the World Cup excitement for all it was worth, with analysis and slideshows and an examination of how five famous movies would have ended differently if they starred the French soccer team. The Astros continued to implode, and Cleveland continued to suck in its effort to convince LeBron to stay.
One Texas Tech representative argued Democrats hate Sarah Palin because she's pretty, not like Michelle Obama or Eleanor Roosevelt (really); another catalogued all the Michael Jackson references in scholarly papers. And a federal judge rejected, and ridiculed, a creationist school's attempt to have the state certify its program giving master's degrees in science.
Harris County commissioners tangled noisily on how to deal with jail overcrowding; a bout of drinking in the Valley ended with the Worst Father's Day Ever (hint: it includes a dead father); and Houston police were charged with beating a handcuffed suspect — but only face misdemeanors.