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Saturday, January 9th, 2010
5:25 pm - Short Update...
Yes, I'm still alive, still in heavy lurk mode and still heavily focused on searching for a job, which is why I hardly ever update my journals. I'm on LiveJournal (I'm using the same name as my yahoo id in the profile) and facebook (you'll have to email me to find out how to locate me there!) and a couple I don't even want to mention...

Ah well, just wanted to let people know what's up, that's all!

(Listen to 5 fellow packmembers calls -Let out a Howl)

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009
1:33 pm - Tricks that Credit cards use to get their profit out of you
These are common tricks -
A) Charging you late payment fees that are >= to a annual fee and it’s in their best (profit) interest do it even if your a DAY late!

B) Charging you overdraft fees, And it’s in their best (profit) interest not to inform you at the cash register when you do overdraft, or deny your request!

C) They often charge you at a HIGHER interest rate if your using a competitors card, as much as 15 to 20% higher!

D) They also put in fine print clauses that waive your rights to file lawsuits/cases in court against them. Instead, they make you file your case with arbitration board, and OFTEN you pay the bill for the arbitration. This tactic keeps most consumers from following up on complaints.

E) Credit card companies keep tabs on whether you’d be a profitable card holder for them - if you only use $200 during the month and pay late, they make their profit in fees. Or if you use your card buy $2,500 during the year, and pay your bills on time, they make their profit through percentage cuts from the merchants who accept their cards. But if you don’t do either of the above, credit card companies won’t want you. That’s because they lose too much money printing up account statements, mailing fees, and distributing your card (it costs them as much as $25 just to cut you a card, and the average mailing campaign costs $89 per customer won over). And they’ll even CHARGE you an inactivity FEE if you don’t use your account for a certain period of time!

current mood: annoyed

(Listen to 1 fellow packmembers call -Let out a Howl)

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007
1:23 pm - I found an interesting net game about the endless struggle between these two "races"
Check it out at:

current mood: mischievous

(Let out a Howl)

Thursday, April 26th, 2007
8:46 am - I find some peoples thinking rather odd to say the least
Take for a example this situation I've seen first hand - There's a liquor store that has located itself right next door to the unemployment office. But that's not all, a daycare for children setup their shop right next door to the liquor store.

I can only guess that this must be some kind of co-dependant relationship between these three establishments, because I did observe people dropping their children off, then going to the unemployment office (Note: They don't distribute checks there), and later visiting the liquor store before leaving.

And I'm left sitting here wondering, just who thought that this setup was a good idea in the first place?

(Listen to 2 fellow packmembers calls -Let out a Howl)

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006
10:27 am - Rest in Peace, Steve Irwin!
Dang I'm gonna miss your brand of conservationism! At least you got to go while doing what you loved, and that's more than most of us get to do...


current mood: sympathetic

(Let out a Howl)

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006
11:15 am - Now that there's a weird result!
You scored as Captain Jack Sparrow. You are definitely quirky and often mistaken for mad but if anyone is truly paying attention they can see there is method to your madness. You try really hard to be bad but in the end you tend to do the right thing.

Captain Jack Sparrow


Black Beard


Captain Barbosa




Will Turner


Morgan Adams


Mary Read


Captain James T. Hook


Long John Silvers


Dread Pirate Roberts


What kind of Pirate are you?
created with QuizFarm.com

Excuse me while I set fire to the that guy keeps singing about his "tight shiny pants"!

(Let out a Howl)

Friday, March 17th, 2006
9:34 am - Using Linux...
Can get your account suspended on WoW? Meeeowwwoouuccchhhh!!!

(Let out a Howl)

Thursday, March 16th, 2006
3:50 pm - my heart goes out to Tara McAvoy's family...
Read more... )

current mood: annoyed

(Let out a Howl)

Friday, March 3rd, 2006
11:02 am
What should I write about today? Ahh, there's something - the fact that I don't think I can come up with something interesting.

Why? Well, for one thing, I never really can tell what people want to read about from me. I mean, I haven't created any of these journals to be *about* anything in particular. I can't just write about very personal stuff, because that would upset Shandra with her privacy concerns. And second, I definitely can't journal about stuff that goes on at the office, Because let's face it, that can get me FIRED. (Plus, I already know certain office people are, in all likelihood, checking up on me.) Since I'm not a "comment whore" nor a "useless entries junkie", and not a journalist or acknowledged expert on any particular topic, this doesn't leave a whole lot of interesting things to write about that doesn't happen to be already covered someplace else in the blogsphere. (In my opinion, anyhow...)

Granted, some of my reluctance to simply journal my keester off could be due to the fact I'm a bit too bloody humble for my own good sometimes. Or maybe it could be the fact that in my job as a systems administrator/network engineer, I'm often marginalized and thus instintivey am concerned that whatever I do say will get ignored just like the rest of what I do happens to be. It's easier to keep your mouth shut and be uncertain, (to at least have a glimmer of hope!), then to open your mouth and have it confirmed as a fact.

And this is my quandry, what do *I have to say* that anybody would want to hear from me? To be honest, I can't think of a bloody thing sometimes. oh, writers block I can deal with, that's obivious - this entry here is an example of that. But somehow I haven't "clicked" on what you *the audience*, want to read from me. And that, for me, is like blindly pawing through the haystack in search of something, /anything/, but not neccesarily the needle.

Got any input? :)

(Listen to 2 fellow packmembers calls -Let out a Howl)

Friday, June 17th, 2005
11:21 am - Oddly, I think this little test was more like a pick me up than a TEST.
The Test: Spot The Fake Smile

My score:
14 out of 20 correct

I really thought I was doing better at picking out the fakes, but then when I remembered in my career I hardily ever get to see any in the first place, (Usually I see angry ones) I realized that alone must make me a little bit rusty. :s
The part that annoys me is that I thought three fake smiles were genuine smiles. (Whereas I can chaulk up my mistaking the three genuine smiles as fake ones, as just my career making me too damn cynical for my own good...) Though I'll admit that last dude was rather difficult to pick!

And one of the young ladies I know pointed out this article, which upon reading, I somberly thought - "Wonder if Shandra appreciates this fact." Well, at least she has the manners not to use the D-word.

But I must say that this entry is a little like my whole week has been, a little disjointed, with a little of everything sprinkled in. But on the whole, a little happier and more pleasant that my normal. And I don't know what to make of it, to be honest. I mean, shouldn't I be a little concerned that this whole thing feels like a 'this is as good as it gets' moment? God, I hope not! Because that would truly make me more depressed than Marvin the robot... :/

I'm happy today because I've finally found what I'm going get with my gift money that wound up in limbo last week. Now I'm just wondering if I should give Shandra a non-red light saber. {I know where to get them now, Shandra! And No, I not planning on adding a Light saber to my sword collection.} I'll give more details later in a friends only post on this.

Oh, and just in case anyone was wondering...

how jedi are you?
:: by lawrie malen

{The Jedi are Druids. My arse, Colin. You missed the point entirely. Doesn't anyone remember the last time I played one of the bad guys? Oh my. Hee hee, hee hee!} Man, do I really need to find myself another face to face gaming group!

current mood: cheerful

(Listen to 18 fellow packmembers calls -Let out a Howl)

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