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FattMike [userpic]

Old Timer's Disease

August 10th, 2009 (08:10 am)

current location: United States, Lebanon (A man of 2 countries?)
current mood: confused

After all this time, I finally had something "meaningful" to post here, and now I don't have the foggiest idea of what it was.

I should mention that "meaningful" is relative, and it certainly wasn't earth-shaking. I'm not even sure it would have meant anything to anyone but me, but I do think at least it meant something to me.

That's all for now :)

FattMike [userpic]

Gone till March 18

March 9th, 2009 (01:14 pm)

current mood: stressed

I'm flying to PBI tomorrow to visit my father for 10 days.

Wish me and the airlines luck :)

FattMike [userpic]

Life isn't always stranger than fiction -- or something

February 3rd, 2009 (09:29 am)

current location: Home
current mood: okay

This seems to be making the rounds, and it finally roped me in. I'm such a lemming.

You Are 25% Strange!

You are very slightly strange. This means you are quite normal. You don't exactly freak out old grandmas or anything. You most likely fit in well with the crowd. Hey, it's okay, being normal ain't so bad.

How Strange Are You?
Take More Quizzes

If I'm only 25% strange, either this test is seriously off base or the world is in way worse trouble than I think. Pick one :)

FattMike [userpic]

(no subject)

January 25th, 2009 (10:55 am)

current location: Home :)
current mood: curious

I ganked this from substitute, so let's blame him for making me think at the ridiculous time of almost 11AM :)

My Political Views
I am a center-left moderate social libertarian
Left: 2.55, Libertarian: 2.04

Political Spectrum Quiz

Oh, have I mentioned it's COLD here? OK, it's COLD here.

FattMike [userpic]

Computers Are My Life

January 23rd, 2009 (06:13 pm)

current location: Home
current mood: happy

What follows is most likely my total posting allocation for 2009:

A very long storyCollapse )

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Decision '08 Presidential Results

November 4th, 2008 (01:46 pm)

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October 18th, 2008 (11:35 pm)

current mood: giggly

OK, it's official.

Tina Fey looks more like Sarah Palin than Sarah Palin does.

FattMike [userpic]

(no subject)

October 9th, 2008 (01:54 pm)

This would indeed be me :)

What dog breed are you? I'm a Golden Retriever! Find out at Dogster.com


FattMike [userpic]

Spellcheck and Me

June 17th, 2008 (09:49 pm)

current location: Where do you think?
current mood: embarrassed

I just thought I'd mention that spellcheck doesn't do squat if you mistype words that are actually other words.

So, please, for future reference, read what I mean, not what I type.

Thank you :)

FattMike [userpic]

Omar Minaya sucks

June 17th, 2008 (06:27 pm)
pissed off

current location: Home
current mood: pissed off

What kind of a chickenshit move was it to fire Willie Randolph in the middle of the freaking night?

Besides, Minaya was the one who hired the players that couldn't perform. Maybe HE should have been fired instead.

I never thought I'd be making a post about BASEBALL. Just goes to show you, you live long enough, you see EVERYthing.

Edited because I can't freaking SPELL. Or type. Or both.

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Welcome to a new friend :)

May 17th, 2008 (09:15 am)

current location: Home
current mood: awake
current song: Just the voices in my head

I'd like to welcome xtremcub to my friend's list. Hope you enjoy your stay here :D

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Jack Handy Has Nothing On Me (Or Albert Einstein)

April 29th, 2008 (07:22 am)

current mood: thoughtful

Since I can lem with the best of them :D

QuizGalaxy.comWhat's your Insightful Quote?
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."
– Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, German-born American Physicist
'What is your Insightful Quote?' at QuizGalaxy.com

FattMike [userpic]

I used to be too young for this :(

March 22nd, 2008 (09:57 pm)

current mood: numb

I was looking through the death notices (OK, first mistake!) of the local newspaper where I grew up, to see if there was anything about the death of a friend's mother, and instead I found this.

Just for the record, though we knew each other, we were never best friends or anything, but we were certainly far from enemies. As with about 99.99% of my high school class, we lost touch after graduation, and I never really knew what happened to Bruce, though I guess had I been paying attention, I should have known!

In any case, Bruce was a really good guy, and it just pains me more than I can explain that his years are over way too soon. My heart goes out to his friends and family.

I just don't get it.

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Another new friend. YAY! :D

March 20th, 2008 (12:25 pm)

current location: Home
current mood: happy
current song: A Plavix commercial on WABC

I'm thrilled to welcome idkmybffjams to my journal! :D

Maybe someday soon I should actually start posting stuff again. A true sign that Spring is here. YAY! :D

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March 19th, 2008 (11:19 am)

current location: Home
current mood: happy
current song: TV -- it's always on

Thank you ryukage99 -- I enjoyed this quiz. Now to wonder if it's really accurate ;)

What dog breed are you? I'm a Labrador Retriever! Find out at Dogster.com

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Welcome New Friends :)

March 18th, 2008 (11:05 am)

current location: Home
current mood: okay
current song: CNBC

I guess I really should look at my profile page every once in a while, because I just found out that decasia and toppercub have become friends, and I've been ignoring them, so...


2. I'm sorry I didn't add you sooner!

FattMike [userpic]

(no subject)

February 26th, 2008 (04:17 pm)

current location: Right here
current mood: quixotic

Olin Miller says:

"You probably wouldn't worry about what people think of you if you could know how seldom they do."

And it's true.

We now return you to the regularly scheduled programming.

FattMike [userpic]

(no subject)

January 7th, 2008 (10:21 pm)

current mood: okay


78% Hillary Clinton
76% Dennis Kucinich
75% Barack Obama
74% John Edwards
73% Chris Dodd
73% Mike Gravel
72% Joe Biden
72% Bill Richardson
55% Rudy Giuliani
47% John McCain
41% Mitt Romney
40% Mike Huckabee
29% Ron Paul
28% Fred Thompson
20% Tom Tancredo

2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz

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Straight No Chaser -- not what you think :)

December 14th, 2007 (11:58 am)

current location: Home
current mood: exanimate
current song: The voices inside my head

I usually don't do this stuff, but oh, man, these guys are AMAZING -- it even put a smile on MY face, and sometimes that's not so easy to do.

Hope you enjoy :)

FattMike [userpic]

An Experiment Gone Awry :)

October 24th, 2007 (04:53 pm)
current location: Home
current song: Judge Marilyn Milian

Take this test!

This means that compared to the eight other Enneagram types, you have a strong sense of perception as well as a curious and innovative mind. In fact, like many Experimenters, you have a strong drive to understand how things work.

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Imagine if English wasn't my native language...

October 2nd, 2007 (04:36 pm)

A couple of weeks ago I received my real estate tax bills for the current year. A good time was had by all. OK, so I lie a bit.

Anyway, I open them, and after looking at the amounts due and purging (a new weight loss program -- the tax purging program :P), I read the special information section. And then I read it again. And again.

It says:

Payments made by check only may be placed in the mailbox on the wall located outside the tax office.

I finally couldn't take it anymore and called the tax office. I figured this was a very stupid question, so I mentioned this to the nice woman who answered the phone. I told her what the tax bill says, and asked if that means that if I pay by check it HAS to be deposited in the mailbox outside the tax office. I didn't feel so stupid because she didn't know either, and she transferred me to someone who might know. I mentioned to this next person that I had taken a bunch of stupid pills in the morning, and now she has to pay because of it. So, we go through this again, and she asks if this is on the bill itself. I said it was, and started reading it to her (the second time I had read it out loud), and before I finished the sentence, I realized what it actually says, and that what it SAYS is not what I READ.

What it is, is... ONLY checks can be put in that mailbox, so someone isn't going to put thousands of dollars in CASH into the mailbox. I'm still able to mail the check in, or more importantly to them (and I guess to me, too), my bank is able to mail the check to them, because if they think I'd remember to write them a check, they are wrong. We love scheduling payments in advance. And I love it when I'm able to understand the language I've presumably spoken and written for the vast majority of this life.

So, I guess I was actually reading "Payments made by check may only be placed" instead of "only may be placed". Or, I'm dyslexic. Or, I'm just nucking futz.

And there you have it. My life :)

FattMike [userpic]

Welcome to new friends :)

October 2nd, 2007 (04:30 pm)

I'd like to welcome blachubear and shuntphl to my friends list, so I am.

Welcome! :D

FattMike [userpic]

I'm kind of scared...

August 18th, 2007 (10:20 pm)

current mood: scared

Last time I ordered from my local Chinese restaurant I got a very strange fortune in the fortune cookie. I can't even remember enough of it now to try to explain it, but it wasn't so much a fortune as it was advice, or even admonishment.

Tonight's "fortune"?

You need to forgive that person today.
Just believe me.


OK, I believe you -- now I just need to know who I need to forgive, and while we're at it, for what would be good, too :x

If someone's trying to get me to stop ordering from there, well, it might be working.

For what it's worth, you're forgiven, even if I don't know who you are, or for what you're being forgiven, but, well, you're forgiven.

FattMike [userpic]

A Confession

July 25th, 2007 (06:19 am)
current location: 08844
current mood: Contrite
current song: Today In New York

I normally don't post much here. I read a lot, every day, matter of fact. Most days, several times, even. But as I'm sure you've noticed, I really don't post much here, either comments of my friends' posts, or, well, posting original stuff for sure.

But yesterday... I actually posted comments in 3 separate postings of friends. Did anyone notice what happened yesterday?

I hereby apologize for breaking the SF Power Grid AND for taking down all of Live Journal. I didn't mean to do it, but there can really be no other explanation, and for that, I take full responsibility.

I feel better now.

PS -- 850,000 moods, and I need to make up one. I am SO hard to please :P

FattMike [userpic]

Port 22253 Scans, Anyone?

June 19th, 2007 (10:20 pm)

current location: Right here
current mood: curious
current song: A Celebrex commercial

Howdy folks,

All of a sudden tonight, I'm getting a bunch of Fin scans to port 22253 from a Comcast domain here in NJ. It's happened about a dozen times, always the same ports -- remote 57498, local 22253. My firewall is blocking them, but was just curious WTF it is.

I've been unable to find about anything about port 22253 online, so I was wondering if anyone out there in Live Journal land might know.

Thanks :)

FattMike [userpic]

(no subject)

June 7th, 2007 (01:30 pm)
current location: Here
current mood: nonplussed
current song: The Power Lunch Theme

Thanks to scottokc, I just found out that

my LiveJournal reveals...

You are... 0% unique and 5% herdlike (partly because you, like everyone else, enjoy guys). When it comes to friends you are popular. In terms of the way you relate to people, you are keen to please. Your writing style (based on a recent public entry) is conventional.

Your overall weirdness is: 21

(The average level of weirdness is: 27.
You are weirder than 46% of other LJers.)

Find out what your weirdness level is!

Yeah, I'm 5% herdlike. That's because I make up 95% of the herd :P

And for the record, if I'm not unique, man, do I feel sorry for the rest of you!

FattMike [userpic]

It Lives

May 11th, 2007 (04:52 pm)
current location: Right Here
current mood: OLD


So it's been about 10 months since I've posted anything to this Journal, and I decided today I'd change that.

I won't get into the train wreck that is my life, because, really, you all don't care, and truth is, I don't care much either.

What DID get me to post though, is today's episode of Ellen, which is a tribute to first time expectant mothers. Strange, huh? Well, yeah.

Bryce Dallas Howard was just on, talking about her 11 week old son. That truly didn't much affect or effect me in any way, until I realized that OPIE IS A GRANDFATHER.

I'm sooooooooooooo flipping OLD.

FattMike [userpic]

Dad was right after all

May 9th, 2006 (12:53 am)

current mood: accomplished

Maybe I am smart. Just never lived up to my potential. Thanks, Dad.

EDIT: It originally said 135. Guess the fact that I put any stock in it means I'm not smart at all :)

EDIT #2: As of this edit, it's now back to 135. It's playing with me. I may soon be even less responsible for my actions than normal. If that's possible :x

FattMike [userpic]

I'm in love ...

May 7th, 2006 (09:08 pm)

current mood: quixotic

... with C. J. Craig.

As one might suspect, this creates a myriad of problems.

That is all.

FattMike [userpic]

(no subject)

April 27th, 2006 (11:47 am)

current mood: annoyed

Oil Prices Plummet Below $72 Per Barrel

This is news, like, hey, I lost half a pound today. Which I didn't, but if I did, well, you get the idea.

FattMike [userpic]

Hear Ye, Hear Ye...

April 4th, 2006 (06:40 pm)

On Wednesday of THIS week, at two minutes and three seconds after 1:00 in the morning, the time and date will be 01:02:03 04/05/06.

Next time will be in 100 years. Make your reservations now.

FattMike [userpic]

Wow, something thinks I'm popular

April 3rd, 2006 (09:49 am)

current mood: impressed

I ganked this from ryukage99 because I thought it was cool. I mean, how many people are as popular as pi? :D

fattmike's LiveJournal popularity rating is 3.14/10.
fattmike is more popular than 91.8% of all LiveJournal users.
fattmike is more popular than 31.4% of their mutual friends.

How popular are you?
LJ Popularity created by thehumangame.

FattMike [userpic]


March 23rd, 2006 (10:05 pm)

I'd like to welcome truckerbear to my little part of LiveJournal

So I have :)

FattMike [userpic]

(no subject)

March 20th, 2006 (10:17 pm)

current mood: recumbent

I get this wonderful (?) Weekly Product Recall and Safety Alerts Newsletter from lawcash.com; I'm sure they want me to spend money with them, but that would require having some and wanting to. There's two strikes from the get go.

Anyway, mostly the details don't mean a whole lot to me, but I make believe I'm informed of things.

Tonight's "Food Allergies" lead article, however, deserves an honorable mention:

Ho's Trading Inc. Recalls Fortune Star White Fungus

Talk amongst yourselves.

FattMike [userpic]

Better Living Through Chemistry

March 19th, 2006 (12:14 pm)
current mood: Sentient

I ganked this from hai_kah_uhk and shaharazad because it looked like fun, and it was :)

Here's what I be, and for better or for worse, it's pretty accurate, I think.

W... Tungsten
You scored 58 Mass, 10 Electronegativity, 63 Metal, and 70 Radioactivity!
You may buy into the values of society, but you just can't seem to fit into it. You've always been a bit too prone to over-reacting. On the bright side you can withstand extremely high energy people and environments just as easily as you can low energy ones. You might do comparatively well hanging out with Phosphorous people as a result. In fact, you are probably the best suited person to try to shape their efforts into something constructive... unfortunately, that would require your actively involving yourself with someone, which you are generally loathe to do. The ideal job for you would be working within a nuclear power plant... alone.

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 97% on Mass

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You scored higher than 1% on Electroneg

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You scored higher than 60% on Metal

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You scored higher than 98% on Radioactivity
Link: The Which Chemical Element Am I Test written by effataigus on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

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Welcome new friend!

March 3rd, 2006 (11:54 am)

I'd like to welcome gingercat7 to my oh so pitiful Live Journal friends list.

One of these days I might even start actually saying something important here again. Then again, maybe not ;)

FattMike [userpic]

Hari Hari Bohari, Banana Fanna FoHari...

February 13th, 2006 (09:09 am)

current mood: indescribable

Since the Johari experiment was such a success (major thank yous to the two people who apparently actually read my blather), I hereby offer you the opportunity to tell me my negative personality traits. My guess this is what most of you have been waiting for, so, go at it :D


It's too bad you're limited to six. I had my quota in the first couple of rows, and had to rethink my negativity.

FattMike [userpic]

(no subject)

February 11th, 2006 (12:21 am)
current mood: Johari-ish

Since one the things I'm not is creative, I've stolen this word for word from substitute.

Let the pilfering begin:

I like this idea even though it's a THING on the LIVEJOURNAL that everyone is doing.

Here's where my Johari Window is: http://kevan.org/johari?view=fattmike

So you pick adjectives that describe the person and then the person sees what adjectives others pick. The idea is that you get some clue which things about your personal self assessment make sense to others and vice versa.

::end pilfering::

We now return you to your regularly scheduled blogging.

FattMike [userpic]

This is just too strange

February 6th, 2006 (12:39 pm)

Get your own spectral analysis from Area 23®

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(no subject)

February 1st, 2006 (08:55 am)
current mood: WHITE

ryukage99 had this in his LJ, and I thought it looked cool, so, here I am in full color: (Is white a color?)

WHITES are motivated by PEACE, seek independence

and require kindness. They resist

confrontation at all costs. (Feeling good is

more important than being good.) They are

typically quiet by nature, they process

things very deeply and objectively, and they

are by far the best listeners of all the

colors. They respect people who are kind, but

recoil from perceived hostility or verbal


WHITES need their quiet independence and refuse to

be controlled by others. WHITES want to do

things their own way, in their own time. They

ask little of others, and resent others

demanding much of them. WHITES are much

stronger than people think because they dont

reveal their feelings. WHITES are kind,

non-discriminate, patient and can be

indecisive, timid, and silently stubborn.

When you deal with a WHITE, be kind, accept

(and support) their individuality, and look

for nonverbal clues to their feelings.

What Color Are You?
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