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MikeC
20 November 2014 @ 11:02 pm
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It's not hard to see why the Raiders haven't won a game yet.

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MikeC
04 November 2014 @ 11:05 pm
The Governor's race here in Massachusetts is going down to the wire. All four referendum questions went opposite to the way I voted. It looks as if my long-term State Senator, whom I voted for, is going to lose to a guy named Fattman.

In New Hampshire, all the news organizations are declaring Jean Shaheen the winner over Scott Brown. Please let it be true. It's also a close race.

Here's my thought about the U.S. Senate. If the Democrats keep control, things aren't going to go so well for them in 2016. If the Republicans take over, which appears to be about to happen, a majority of voters will be so disgusted with them that the Democrats will fare much better in two years. Wishful thinking? Maybe.

Good night and good luck!

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MikeC
22 October 2014 @ 11:45 pm
For the first time in I have no idea how many years, I filled my car up with gas and paid less than $3.00 per gallon.

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MikeC
13 September 2014 @ 12:41 am
Happy Birthday, devifemme!!

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Current Music: Antje Duvekot - Vertigo | Powered by Last.fm
 
 
 
MikeC
29 May 2014 @ 11:11 pm
Moto X or Droid Razr M or LG G2?

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MikeC
11 May 2014 @ 10:56 pm
Happy Mother's day to all the moms on my friends list and everywhere. I hope you felt appreciated!

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Current Music: Sia - Chandelier
 
 
 
MikeC
16 April 2014 @ 10:08 pm
Happy Birthday, frozenfoxtale!

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MikeC
23 March 2014 @ 10:21 pm
Happy Birthday, bella_poetessa!

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MikeC
22 March 2014 @ 09:30 am
Happy Birthday, wholedamntree, wherever you are.

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MikeC
03 March 2014 @ 11:11 pm
Happy Birthday, dreamyunicorn!

I'm not being very good about updating again yet. And if you had a birthday in the last six months or thereabouts, Happy Belated! Sorry I missed it.

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MikeC
09 February 2014 @ 09:19 pm
The transition from an almost seven-year-old computer to a brand new one should not be difficult. The frustration factor has been way too high. Hoping to be finished with the process tonight or tomorrow at the latest.

Meanwhile, been watching the coverage of the Olympics, hoping there are no terrorist attacks more than anything else.

As for the Beatles, am I the only one to whom it seems it's been "fifty years ago today" for like a week now?

Computer situation permitting, I'll be back soon. No, really. :)

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MikeC
01 January 2014 @ 08:14 pm
I hope your celebrations were safe and enjoyable, and that 2014 is especially good to you.

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MikeC
30 October 2013 @ 11:30 pm
That's all.

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MikeC
21 August 2013 @ 10:46 pm
I just found out it's been gone since April. Just another example of me not paying attention to stuff, I guess.

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MikeC
12 August 2013 @ 10:26 pm
I just realized that two days ago was the tenth anniversary of the start of this journal. Ten whole years. Holy shit!

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MikeC
10 August 2013 @ 10:25 pm
Today is the first day I ever saw a family of wild turkeys in my own yard. There were seven or eight of them. I had just gotten home when they came around from the back yard, walked by me next to the driveway, and crossed the street. Only one car had to stop for them, and fortunately it did. They stayed in my neighbor's yard for a while, then they moved on.

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Current Music: Washed Out - Far Away
 
 
 
MikeC
01 August 2013 @ 10:43 pm
Happy Birthday, ryukudaisuke!!

And Maria Mitchell!

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MikeC
28 July 2013 @ 09:32 pm
In all actuality, the real subject of this entry is "Catching Up On Shit I Said I'd Do" and there are more memes from finstergrrrl to follow.

Comment on this post, saying that you want to play and I will choose five interests from your profile. You will then explain what they mean/why you are interested in them. Post this along with your answers in your own journal so that others can play along.

From glacier_kitty:

tanita tikaram: I was completely (and inexplicably?) unaware of her existence until a couple of years ago, when I heard Twist In My Sobriety on the radio. I like her music, is all it is, and there was room on my list of interests, so I added her to it.

piper cubs: Of the different kinds of airplanes I've ever piloted, Piper Cubs are by far the most fun to fly. By far.

aopa: Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. A pilot's best resource. Been a member since 1995. An extremely valuable source of information and services, and they fight hard in Washington on behalf of general aviation. A matter of mixed feelings: One of our strongest allies in DC is none other than Senator James Inhofe. Why can't it be anybody else?

mother jones: Always an interesting read, in my opinion. I wish like hell it had a much wider circulation.

string theory: A theory that I find both fascinating and difficult to wrap my head around, at the same time. Don't ask me to try to explain it! :)

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MikeC
22 July 2013 @ 10:18 pm
I Don't Care!

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MikeC
27 June 2013 @ 11:55 pm
I was passed on the interstate highway by an apparently insane driver in an SUV. The registration non-number was OMGTMI.

Speaking of which, I'm really getting tired of hearing Joe Theismann and these other guys talk about their prostates and urine flow. Don't know if those commercials are shown everywhere or not.

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MikeC
26 June 2013 @ 10:19 pm
Another non-improvement.

Now I find the My LJ page much more useful.

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MikeC
25 June 2013 @ 11:03 pm
I think today is the first day I ever voted and didn't see one person with a sign for one candidate or another, and the polling place was the least busy of all the times, by far. Thankful that the early results showing Gomez with a lead didn't hold.

Anybody who complains to me about the result will first have to answer the question, "Did you vote?" And the answer had better be yes.

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Current Music: Weezer - Island In The Sun
 
 
 
MikeC
21 June 2013 @ 12:26 pm
Hope the weather stays nice for a while.

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MikeC
16 June 2013 @ 08:29 pm
The special election is almost upon us, thank goodness. The more ads I see for Gabriel Gomez, the more I want to vote for Ed Markey.

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