"He is mad past recovery, but yet he has lucid intervals." --Miguel de Cervantes
Name: Mike Birthdate: January 31, 1977 Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio Current Location: Portland, Oregon Eye Color: Blue Hair Color: Blonde Height: 6'6" Zodiac Sign: Aquarius Single or Relationship: Single Righty or Lefty: Righty Heritage: Irish, Italian, German, Slovenian Perfect pizza: extra cheese, pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, olives. Pepsi or Coke: Mostly Pepsi, but depends on my mood. McDonald's or Burger King: Wendy's Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea: Lipton Chocolate or vanilla: Chocolate most of the time. Cappuccino or coffee: Coffee Smoke: Nope! If God had wanted Man to smoke, She would have set Him on fire. Cuss: Not much most of the time. But at times I can swear like a sailor (especially if frustrated). Want to get married: Maybe, who knows. Believe in yourself: Mostly Get motion sickness: Not really Like thunderstorms: Yes How you want to die: In my sleep, like my grandfather--not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car. Country(ies) you would most like to visit: Australia, the UK, Iceland, the Scandinavian countries, Spain, Italy, Greece, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia, Brazil, Cuba, Peru, Japan, China, many others... Number of piercings: None Number of tattoos: None
I write about any number of things. Day-to-day life and commentary on the day's news. My thoughts about politics, economics, technology, and science. My ideas and hopes for social justice and scientific progress. Ramblings about what I'm currently reading or writing. Or anything else I feel like writing about on a given day.
Most of my entries are public. Occasionally, I'll put an entry on a specific filter when I know it will only be relevant to certain people or I'll mark an entry friends-only. These instances are rare. I prefer to let my readers decide for themselves what they find interesting rather than use filters and permissions excessively.
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This journal is relatively new. However, I have been on Livejournal since 2002, first as sleepyaardvark and later (2007-2008) as idealistagain. Info on those profiles, however, is considerably out of date, since I only keep them as an archive of older entries.