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MikeC
05 February 2018 @ 09:49 pm
A couple of nights ago, Jackie just happened to be up around 2:00 in the morning, and just happened to look out a front window, at the same moment two coyotes just happened to be running down the middle of the street. I guess it's a good thing that it wasn't the night before curbside trash collection.

Here's something I figured out. If you decide to digitize your vinyl record collection and you have upwards of 1,000 albums, a good chunk of your time is going to be occupied for a while. Trust me on this one.

The Philadelphia Eagles won their first ever Superbowl. I'm a New Englander but I'm actually happy for their fans, especially the 99-year-old guy who's been waiting for it to happen since the team's inception.

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Current Music: Explosions in the Sky - Wilderness | Powered by Last.fm
 
 
MikeC
20 August 2017 @ 09:50 pm
Neither of us has ever seen one in totality. A total eclipse happened in Hawaii after we didn't live there anymore, and one is going to happen in Nebraska tomorrow but Jackie doesn't live there anymore.

I did get to watch some of the annular eclipse in 1994 through a welder's mask. That was cool. It was probably the only time in my whole life that I got to actually look at the sun.

Tomorrow, I won't get to see it, but I'll for sure remember it. I'll be in the endodontist's chair having root canal work done during the peak. How many people are going to be able to say that?

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Current Music: School of Seven Bells - Ablaze | Powered by Last.fm
 
 
MikeC
11 April 2017 @ 10:16 pm
RIP J. Geils

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MikeC
10 April 2017 @ 10:57 pm
It seems the future of Livejournal as we know it is in serious doubt. While I can't really say whether or not I'm jumping ship, I just started the process of importing my journal into Dreamwidth. From what I saw, it's going to take a while. I'm at the back of a really long line.

RIP Paul O'Neill.

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MikeC
08 March 2017 @ 10:08 pm
Happy Birthday, lynn82md!

I know it was yesterday where you are, but here it's still today!

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MikeC
27 October 2016 @ 10:18 pm
If you live in a state that allows it, do it!

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Current Music: C Duncan - Say | Powered by Last.fm
 
 
MikeC
08 March 2016 @ 09:47 pm
Happy International Women's Day :)

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Current Music: In The Valley Below - Peaches
 
 
MikeC
13 September 2015 @ 10:43 pm
Happy Birthday, devifemme!!

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MikeC
08 June 2015 @ 10:19 pm
Happy Birthday, glacier_kitty!!

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Current Music: Roland Gift - Say It Ain't So
 
 
MikeC
06 May 2015 @ 10:33 pm
Happy Birthday, socktree!!

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MikeC
23 April 2015 @ 11:08 pm
Happy Birthday, sarahj2222!!

Happy Belated Birthdays to everybody I've missed over the last couple of days, few weeks, several months. I keep wanting to spend more time here but time seems to be in short supply.

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MikeC
06 April 2015 @ 10:39 pm
I'm not feeling quite ready to leave just yet, but I know it's seriously time to get serious about looking for a job.

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Current Music: Marina and the Diamonds - Froot
 
 
MikeC
15 February 2015 @ 11:15 pm
Last night we had our fourth major snowstorm in as many weeks. With minor ones in between. It was another blizzard that dumped over a foot of snow on top of the six or seven feet we already had.

Good news? We haven't lost power even once. Yet.

Bad news? Another storm is coming Tuesday. I'm starting to worry a little about the roof.

R.I.P. Bob Simon.

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MikeC
20 November 2014 @ 11:02 pm
TNF  
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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Current Music: Ambrosia - Holdin' On to Yesterday | Powered by Last.fm
 
 
 
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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