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Time for an Update [Feb. 21st, 2013|11:27 am]
Just call me Joe
So far 2013 is turning out much better than 2012. I'm still working, and I'm good at least until June. I'm still doing the Health Program I mentioned back in December with wonderful results.

I've lost 80 lbs so far!!! And that's since last November, over a 14 week period. That's an average of about 5.5 lbs a week. I feel wonderful and I've even started taking the stairs again. I had to have my wedding ring resized a few weeks ago because it kept falling off. My ring changed from a size 13 to a 10.5! I'm down three sizes and I've had to get rid of clothes because they are too big.

Here is a before and after of me and my wife. We've been working on this program together. I'd only lost about 60 lbs when the January picture was taken.

If you or someone you know needs help with getting healthy, let me know, or visit my wife's site at http://journeytoalighteryou.tsfl.com/explore
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Healthy living! [Dec. 12th, 2012|11:19 am]
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I started a Health Program last month (11/10) and I've had wonderful results so far and thought I'd share some about it here since I have friends here that are not on Facebook.

So far I've lost 33.8 lbs! That's in about a month. All of my clothes are getting very loose and I've tightened my belt 3 or 4 notches (another 3 notches and I'll need a new belt.)

Best part is I feel great, have lots of energy and almost no cravings. I'm not even tempted by the left over Halloween candy sitting in my desk at work.

If anyone would like to hear more let me know in a PM with your contact information and I'll have my wife (who is also my Health Coach and has lost 88 lbs since April on the same program) get in touch with you. 
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School! [Jul. 9th, 2011|11:19 am]
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And now for something completely positive.

I'm almost done with school! I'm in my last quarter and I've been maintaining an almost 4.0 average. My program GPA (just the classes applied to my degree) is a 3.89 and my overall GPA is a 3.7!

And this quarter I'm the Head Tech in the CIS Computer Lab. So it's my job to make sure the lab runs smoothly, that work orders get down and techs are available for the labs in the classroom when needed. Anyone in the area that's in need, we build lower end computers for free for students and members of the community. We also do computer diagnosis and repair for free (you have to supply any parts.) This program is to give more hands on experience to students than you would normally get just in the classroom.


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The Friday Five [May. 15th, 2009|11:38 am]
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[Current Location |cube farm eating lunch]
[Current Mood |boredbored]

It's been awhile since I've done one of these, so here goes...

From thefridayfive 

This week's questions

1. What is your favorite girl's name?
Samantha, but from long before I met Sam, for the same reason Alyssa is my second favorite.

2. What is your favorite boy's name?
I'd have to say Jarrett, sadly misspelled on a certain birthcertificate.

3. What is the weirdest/most obnoxious name you've ever given to a pet?
The most obnoxious pet name I've had a pet with is Sweet Pea (I didn't give it to her but I haven't put up a fight to get it changed.)

4. What is/was your favorite pet?
My fav would have to be Fiver, he was the runt of his litter, but was bigger, stronger and more long lived than his litter mates as an adult.

5. What is your most cherished dream for your future?
To be thought of as a great physicist.

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Meme! [May. 15th, 2009|08:49 am]
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[Current Mood |amusedamused]

Swipped from [info]finmagik

Your result for The Personality Defect Test...


You are 86% Rational, 0% Extroverted, 29% Brutal, and 14% Arrogant.

You are the Robot! You are characterized by your rationality. In fact, this is really ALL you are characterized by. Like a cold, heartless machine, you are so logical and unemotional that you scarcely seem human. For instance, you are very humble and don't bother thinking of your own interests, you are very gentle and lack emotion, and you are also very introverted and introspective. You may have noticed that these traits are just as applicable to your laptop as they are to a human being. You are not like the robots they show in the movies. Movie robots are make-believe, because they always get all personable and likeable after being struck by lightning, or they are cold, cruel killing machines. In all reality, though, you are much more boring than all that. Real robots just sit there, doing their stupid jobs, and doing little else. If you get struck by lightning, you won't develop a winning personality and heart of gold. (Robots don't have hearts, silly, and if they did, they would probably be made of steel, not gold.) You also won't be likely to terrorize humanity by becoming an ultra-violent killing machine sent into the past to kill the mother of a child who will lead a rebellion against machines, because that movie was dumb as hell, and because real robots don't kill--they horribly maim at best, and they don't even do that on purpose. Real robots are boringly kind and all too rarely try to kill people. In all my years, my laptop has only attacked me once, and that was only because my brother threw it at me. In short, your personality defect is that you don't really HAVE a personality. You are one of those annoying, super-logical people that never gets upset or flustered. Unless, of course, you short circuit. Or if someone throws a pie at you. Pies sure are delicious.


To put it less negatively:

1. You are more RATIONAL than intuitive.

2. You are more INTROVERTED than extroverted.

3. You are more GENTLE than brutal.

4. You are more HUMBLE than arrogant.



Your exact opposite is the Class Clown.

Other personalities you would probably get along with are the Hand-Raiser, the Emo Kid, and the Haughty Intellectual.



If you scored near fifty percent for a certain trait (42%-58%), you could very well go either way. For example, someone with 42% Extroversion is slightly leaning towards being an introvert, but is close enough to being an extrovert to be classified that way as well. Below is a list of the other personality types so that you can determine which other possible categories you may fill if you scored near fifty percent for certain traits.

The other personality types:

The Emo Kid: Intuitive, Introverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Starving Artist: Intuitive, Introverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Bitch-Slap: Intuitive, Introverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Brute: Intuitive, Introverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

The Hippie: Intuitive, Extroverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Televangelist: Intuitive, Extroverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Schoolyard Bully: Intuitive, Extroverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Class Clown: Intuitive, Extroverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

The Robot: Rational, Introverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Haughty Intellectual: Rational, Introverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Spiteful Loner: Rational, Introverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Sociopath: Rational, Introverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

The Hand-Raiser: Rational, Extroverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Braggart: Rational, Extroverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Capitalist Pig: Rational, Extroverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Smartass: Rational, Extroverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

Be sure to take my Sublime Philosophical Crap Test if you are interested in taking a slightly more intellectual test that has just as many insane ramblings as this one does!

About Saint_Gasoline

I am a self-proclaimed pseudo-intellectual who loves dashes. I enjoy science, philosophy, and fart jokes and water balloons, not necessarily in that order. I spend 95% of my time online, and the other 5% of my time in the bathroom, longing to get back on the computer. If, God forbid, you somehow find me amusing instead of crass and annoying, be sure to check out my blog and my webcomic at SaintGasoline.com.

Take The Personality Defect Test
at HelloQuizzy


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Who would have thought [Mar. 16th, 2009|11:08 am]
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[Current Mood |amusedamused]

Turns out that traffic is improved by removing capacity, not adding it. Who would have thought?

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Help needed [Mar. 3rd, 2009|06:22 pm]
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I need a copy of Dune by Frank Herbert for my English class. I can't find my copy, so I thought I'd see if anyone out there has one I can borrow before I go buy another one. I need it quick, so I'll buy one after work tomorrow (Wednesday) if I'm not set to go pick one up from someone at that time instead.
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I'm sure this is not a surprise to anyone [Feb. 26th, 2009|11:52 am]
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Your result for The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test...

Outcast Genius

74 % Nerd, 87% Geek, 57% Dork

For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.

A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.

A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.

You scored better than half in all three, earning you the title of: Outcast Genius.

Outcast geniuses usually are bright enough to understand what society wants of them, and they just don't care! They are highly intelligent and passionate about the things they know are *truly* important in the world. Typically, this does not include sports, cars or make-up, but it can on occassion (and if it does then they know more than all of their friends combined in that subject).

Outcast geniuses can be very lonely, due to their being outcast from most normal groups and too smart for the room among many other types of dorks and geeks, but they can also be the types to eventually rule the world, ala Bill Gates, the prototypical Outcast Genius.


Also, you might want to check out some of my other tests if you're interested in any of the following:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Professional Wrestling

Love & Sexuality


Thanks Again! -- THE NERD? GEEK? OR DORK? TEST

Take The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test
at HelloQuizzy

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Another Book Meme [Jan. 29th, 2009|02:29 pm]
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Snagged from pangolin 

The Big Read thinks the average adult has only read six of the top 100 books they've printed below.

Look at the list and...

1) Bold those you have read.

2) Italicize those you intend to read.

3) Underline the books you LOVE.

4) If you feel so inclined, reprint this list in your own LJ.

1. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

2. The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien

3. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

4. The Harry Potter series – JK Rowling

5. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

6. The Bible

7. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

8. Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell

9. His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman

10. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

11. Little Women – Louisa M Alcott

12. Tess of the D'Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy

13. Catch 22 – Joseph Heller

14. The Complete Works of Shakespeare

16. The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien

17. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks

18. A Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger

19. The Time Traveller's Wife – Audrey Niffenegger

20. Middlemarch – George Eliot

21. Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell

22. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald

23. Bleak House – Charles Dickens

24. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy

25. The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

26. Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh

27. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

28. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

29. Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

30. The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame

31. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy

32. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens

33. The Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis

34. Emma – Jane Austen

35. Persuasion – Jane Austen

36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis

37. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

38. Captain Corelli's Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres

39. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden

40. Winnie the Pooh – A.A. Milne

41. Animal Farm – George Orwell

42. The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

43. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

44. A Prayer for Owen Meaney-- John Irving

45. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins

46. Anne of Green Gables – LMMontgomery

47. Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy

48. The Handmaid's Tale – Margaret Atwood

49. Lord of the Flies – William Golding

50. Atonement – Ian McEwan

51. Life of Pi – Yann Martel

52. Dune – Frank Herbert

53. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons

54. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen

55. A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth

56. The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon

57. A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens

58. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

59. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time -- Mark Haddon

60. Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

61. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

62. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

63. The Secret History – Donna Tartt

64. The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold

65. Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas

66. On The Road – Jack Kerouac

67. Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy

68. Bridget Jones' Diary – Helen Fielding

69. Midnight's Children – Salman Rushdie

70. Moby Dick – Herman Melville

71. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens

72. Dracula – Bram Stoker

73. The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett

74. Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson

75. Ulysses – James Joyce

76. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

77. Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome

78. Germinal – Emile

79. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray

80. Possession – A.S. Byatt

81. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

82. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell

83. The Color Purple – Alice Walker

84. The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro

85. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert

86. A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry

87. Charlotte's Web – E.B. White

88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom

89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

90. The Faraway Tree Collection –Enid Blyton

91. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad

92. The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) – Antoine De Saint-Exupery

93. The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks

94. Watership Down – Richard Adams

95. A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole

96. A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute

97. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas

98. Hamlet – William Shakespeare

99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

100. Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

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(no subject) [Dec. 3rd, 2008|12:04 pm]
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Your rainbow is shaded indigo.


What is says about you: You are a proud person. You appreciate cities, technology, and other great things people have created. Friends count on you for being honest and insightful.

Find the colors of your rainbow at spacefem.com.
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