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June 8th, 2009

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IF YOU'RE ON MY FRIENDS LIST, I want to know 28 things about you. I don't care if we've never talked, never really clicked, or if we already know everything about each other. I really don't. You are obviously on my flist, so let me know with whom I'm friends!

1. Your Middle Name:
2. Age:
3. Single or Taken:
4. Favourite Movie:
5. Favourite Song or Album:
6. Favourite Band/Artist:
7. Dirty or Clean:
8. Tattoos and/or Piercings:
9. Do we know each other outside of LJ?
10. What's your philosophy on life?
11. Is the bottle half-full or half-empty?
12. Would you keep a secret from me if you thought it was in my best interest?
13. What is your favourite memory of us?
14. What is your favourite guilty pleasure?
15. Tell me one odd/interesting fact about you:
16. You can have three wishes (for yourself, so forget all the 'world peace etc' malarky) - what are they?
17. Can we get together and make a cake?
18. Which country is your spiritual home?
19. What is your big weakness?
20. Do you think I'm a good person?
21. What was your best/favourite subject at school?
22. Describe your accent
23. If you could change anything about me, would you?
24. What do you wear to sleep?
25. Trousers or skirts?
26. Cigarettes or alcohol?
27. If I only had one day to live, what would we do together? (If you have no idea, just say something crazy, it'll entertain me!)
28. Will you repost this so I can fill it out for you?

June 5th, 2009

McKellah and Bucky. This doesn't happen often. Had to get proof. :)

May 1st, 2009


Avalon 1994-2009 - She went peacefully, outside on the porch she loved to sun herself on. She will be missed a whole lot by all of us.

April 16th, 2009

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Sunday, I'm participating in my first motorcycle charity ride. So far, we have about 100 bikes doing a 100 miles for The American Diabetes Association. I'm *really* looking forward to it. I've never been in a big ride like this and I'm anticipating a lot of fun. There's a pancake breakfast before, an unveiling of a new, custom motorcycle (wonder if it's the American Chopper guys...that would be SWEET!!) for the Diabetes Association, the ride, and then a lunch afterwards. My old boss was nice enough to give me a donation for $100, so I'm covered for that. I'm sure I'll have tons of pictures to bore you guys with after Sunday. :)

If anyone is interested in donating, try this site: http://www.elvisride.com/ (Yep, we're starting off at Graceland!!)

Please think good thoughts for me and my ride partners. There are about 6-8 of us riding together and we're hoping for good weather since none of use has decent rain gear...and yeah, it's supposed to rain on and off on Sunday. Oh well, if I get wet, I get wet....it'll still be damn fun.

Pictures to follow.

March 6th, 2009

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I'm now an official member of the 7.9%. Ah the suckage.

March 4th, 2009

I knew it!!



Motorcycles Help Keep You Young


Wednesday, March 4, 2009 9:51 AM




Riding motorcycles helps keep drivers young by invigorating their brains, the scientist behind popular "Brain Training" computer software said Wednesday, citing a new scientific study.

"The driver's brain gets activated by riding motorbikes" in part because it requires heightened alertness, Ryuta Kawashima said after his research team and Yamaha Motor conducted a string of experiments involving middle-aged men.

"In a convenient and easy environment, the human mind and body get used to setting the hurdle low," he warned. "Our final conclusion is that riding motorcycles can lead to smart ageing."

Kawashima is the designer of "Brain Training" software, which incorporates quizzes and other games and is available on the Nintendo DS game console under the name "Brain Age" in North America.

A self-professed motorcycle fan, 49-year-old Kawashima cited a new study conducted jointly by Yamaha and Tohoku University, for which he works.

One experiment involved 22 men, all in their 40s and 50s, who held motorcycle licences but had not taken a ride for at least a decade.

They were randomly split into two groups -- one asked to resume riding motorcycles in everyday life for two months, and another that kept using bicycles or cars.

"The group that rode motorbikes posted higher marks in cognitive function tests," Kawashima said.

In one test, which required the men to remember a set of numbers in reverse order, the riders' scores jumped by more than 50 percent in two months, while the non-riders' marks deteriorated slightly, he said.

The riders also said they made fewer mistakes at work and felt happier.

"Mental care is a very big issue in modern society," said Kawashima. "I think we made an interesting stir here as data showed you can improve your mental condition simply by using motorbikes to commute."

Copyright AFP



February 10th, 2009

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Happy birthday wishes (kinda belated since it's 12:43 here-which means it's the 11th) go out to:




I've been a little outta pocket the last couple weeks, but I hope you both had GREAT b'days!!

January 29th, 2009

For James....


This was on a tattoo journal....one of the replies said that the whole series (there were a bunch of them....) was one big Nerdgasm. *L* 
I thought of you for some reason. ;)

December 7th, 2008

Writer's Block: Infamous

Today is known to some as the Day of Infamy, in commemoration of what happened at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. In your lifetime, what date sticks out as the most memorable in terms of world events?
9/11, without a doubt. We were all at work and one of the guys pulled out a TV. We sat around crying and hugging each other. Those of us with kids wanted to get home as quickly as we could. It was just a bad, bad day all the way around.
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