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Fun, and strangely accurate

Posted 08 Jan 2007 — by chad
Category Livejournal Import, Uncategorized
What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Midland

“You have a Midland accent” is just another way of saying “you don’t have an accent.” You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio.

The Inland North
The South
North Central
The Northeast
The West
What American accent do you have?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

I’m a loser baby, why don’t you kill me.

Posted 05 Dec 2006 — by chad
Category Livejournal Import, Uncategorized
Loser- INTP
13% Extraversion, 66% Intuition, 66% Thinking, 26% Judging
Talked to another human being lately? I’m serious. You value knowledge above ALL else. You love new ideas, and become very excited over abstractions and theories. The fact that nobody else cares still hasn’t become apparent to you…

Nerd’s a great word to describe you, and I seriously couldn’t care less about the different definitions of the word and why you’re actually more of a geek than a nerd. Don’t pretend you weren’t thinking that. You want every single miniscule fact and theory to be presented correctly.

Critical? Sarcastic? Cynical? Pessimistic? Just a few words to describe you when you’re at your very best…*cough* Sorry, I mean worst. Picking up the dudes or dudettes isn’t something you find easy, but don’t worry too much about it. You can blame it on your personality type now.

On top of all this, you’re shy. Nice one, wench. No wonder you’re on OKCupid!
Now, quickly go and delete everything about “theoretical questions” from your profile page. As long as nobody tries to start a conversation with you, just MAYBE you’ll now have a chance of picking up a date. But don’t get your hopes up.

I am interested though. If a tree fell over in a forest, would it really make a sound?


If you want to learn more about your personality type in a slightly less negative way, check out this.


The other personality types are as follows…

LonerIntroverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving
PushoverIntroverted Sensing Feeling Judging
CriminalIntroverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving
BorefestIntroverted Sensing Thinking Judging
Almost PerfectIntroverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving
FreakIntroverted iNtuitive Feeling Judging

CrackpotIntroverted iNtuitive Thinking Judging

ClownExtraverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving
SapExtraverted Sensing Feeling Judging
CommanderExtraverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving
Do GooderExtraverted Sensing Thinking Judging
ScumbagExtraverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving
BusybodyExtraverted iNtuitive Feeling Judging
PrickExtraverted iNtuitive Thinking Perceiving
DictatorExtraverted iNtuitive Thinking Judging

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 99% on Extraversion
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You scored higher than 99% on Intuition
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You scored higher than 99% on Thinking
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You scored higher than 99% on Judging

Link: The Brutally Honest Personality Test written by UltimateMaster on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

Real Update? Bah!

Posted 03 Dec 2006 — by chad
Category Livejournal Import, Uncategorized

OK, real update coming soon.

Art of Seduction


Posted 01 Nov 2006 — by chad
Category Livejournal Import, Uncategorized

I don’t have a creative bone in my body, I’m sure of it. Well, I know I have some creativity, but when it comes to thinking outside the box, I’m usually stuck inside it pounding on the walls attempting to break out. If I succeed, yes! If I don’t, which is often the case, then I take obscure, obese routes to get the simplest of things done. And I’m a problem solver!!

I’m flummoxed by my inability to create. I sat down just down with the intention of starting a short fiction story, but instead my brain locked up because I started thinking about all the details involved. The details overwhelm me, and I can’t focus on one step at a time. My brain refuses to, it gets stuck in that box.

When I try to think through step by step, I’m immediately rushed with the 29 reasons it won’t work that way because I don’t know how to get the information I need to that step. I don’t know how to get the information to that step, because I can’t think outside the box. Rather than doing this the smart way…well, you get the point.

Well that was fun. I just rambled on about absolutely nothing. What does this mean? I think it means that I have diarrea of the mouth. Euww…now there’s a thought I don’t want.

In happier(?) news, we took baby little Ziggie out trick or treating last night. I can hardly call him baby Ziggie anymore. He’s getting so big!! Anyways, out we went, with little Ziggers all dressed up as Spiderman (Spy-man!). All the practice I’d done with him for trick or treat completely disappeared as he got shy and didn’t want to go to any houses. I had him saying “TrickTreat!” on command. Last night he would only grin shyly and run away. After about 4 -6 houses of this, he got bored and wanted to go home.

I wanted to tell him it was worth it, that the candy in his little bucket would be worth all the running around and trick or treat calling. But he would hear none of it. So we went home. hmmm…weird spiritual application just sort of up and tried to apply itself on me. Good thing I squashed that!

I actually got to bed at a decent time last night. So why am I more tired today than I normally am? There must be something wrong with me somewhere for this to keep happening.

I beat Kingdom Hearts. Now I just have to wait on the money so I can order the sequel. ~sigh~ Why can’t money grow on trees?

No other news ready to report. I’ll have to try again next time.

On any day that ends in Y.

Posted 10 Oct 2006 — by chad
Category Livejournal Import, Uncategorized

Today is just a blah day for me. I’m in a funk and I’m not entirely sure how to roll myself out of it. As such, everything is dark and gray and gloomy for me. So…take that with a grain of salt as I pound out an update on my life….

I just found out today that our contract at work is going to be renewed. That’s another three years before we have to worry about contract stuff again. That’s nice.

I’ve been tired lately. Run down. I don’t know how to recharge. I went on vacation and I haven’t recovered from it yet. It wasn’t very relaxing for me. Why is it that so much gets scheduled into a vacation? Why can’t I just have a day off where nothing is expected of me? I just want to sit and be a bachelor, for just one day (and no, onesweetchicken, I’m not asking for one, it’s completely unfair).

I think I need beer.

Last weekend we took Baby Ziggie to see Cars in the dollar theatre. 5 minutes into the movie the reel got stuck and the projector melted through the reel. So we were issued passes to come back another time. I thought about getting really upsetting and demanding not only my money back for the tickets but also my money back for the popcorn and soda I wouldn’t have bought if I’d known I wouldn’t be watching a movie. I calmed down eventually and decided not to pursue it.

Tonight the new Veronica Mars is on. Yay!!! Nobody outside of my wife and herowlness even know it exists. So, even though it comes on, no one around here talks about it. Instead I have to suffer through talks about Lost and Amazing Race and God only knows what else they ramble about here.

Man, maybe I shouldn’t post when I feel like this.

I cleared out my inbox today. If you’re reading this, and I owe you an email then I lost it. Please tell me and I’ll send something heartfelt your way. Really. And yes, I’ll wait until tomorrow to send it.

I’ve become addicted to a game called Kingdom Hearts. It’s not that is particularly challenging (unless you’re trying to figure out the Gummi Ship stuff), it’s just nice to immerse myself into another world.

Guess that’s it for now. Lemme know if I missed anything.

A long awaited update, the Packers lost, and my random tagginess

Posted 11 Sep 2006 — by chad
Category Livejournal Import, Uncategorized

Alright, so it’s been roughly 17 years since I last made any type of significant update (I did say roughly). Why am I updating now? Why not? Can’t I update without you being suspicious of me? What did I do? Yeesh.

Oh, that and I met someone.

Wait, that didn’t come out right. Not right at all.

Let’s rewind. About 10 years ago (man, I feel old. I can say that and actually remember what happened 10 years ago), my family stumbled onto this little thing called the World Wide Web (or Internet for all you young’uns out there). After a year of feeling my way around I started chatting with this guy out in California who decided to start forwarding me crap that he found funny. Well, I found it funny too, but that’s not the point. He took it and ran with it and created a site called JokeMail (later called MyJokeMail) and I was lucky subscriber number 7.

But that’s not the point.

Along with this site came this wonderfully time consuming message board. Or forum. Or post site. Or big blog. Or Big Al’s harem. Whatever you want to call it. It quickly became my favorite hangout, and I was more than willing to sacrifice sleep, food, games, women, and grades to spend time on it.

Lo and behold, I met a girl on this message board and we became fast friends. It took us forever to meet in real life, and by then real life had caught up to us to stop us from doing anything besides being friends (le sigh). But we went through it all…from her locking herself inside a house, to me watching my roommate attack the toilet with a hammer. I don’t quite remember why a hammer was needed on the toilet, but that’s another story entirely.


So why the stroll down memory line? Because it’s my blog that’s why!! Oh, and because the other day I popped online into a chat program for the first time in a year or two, and wouldn’t you know it, there she was! The lovely xchantis vara who has grown up to become Tanga (I think of power rangers and space drinks when I say it out loud, but to each their own). We traded blogs, and went on our merry way. Well, now that she has my blog, I figured I should update.

And now I realized, what’s the point in updating if all I’m going to talk about is stuff she already knows? Ah, that is a wicked question. Wish I had an answer.

And that my friends, is a long, boring, useless blog update (though I’ve yet to see a useful blog update, after all, how are blogs useful in the long run?)

Why oh why did I watch the Packers Game? I wasn’t even drunk, which may have made it look better. Man, first the Cubs disappoint and now the Packers? There were a lot of questionable play calling going on, but still.

Yeesh. Well, there’s always nex—no dammit, this year. This year!!

Random Tag Update

An update on my random tags. counting this post, in my random effort to have useless tags, I have the following duplicates (and hey, you can tell what’s important to me by what repeats, right?):

high school
baby ziggieflu

Hot Pink? This test is flawed.

Posted 21 Jul 2006 — by chad
Category Livejournal Import, Uncategorized
Your Birthdate: May 21

You’re a restless rebel with an unpredictable nature.
Bright but unbridled, you tend to seek out wild experiences over new ideas.
People are frustrated by your great potential, but you love your unconventional life.
You’re a heartbreaker. People get attached to you, and then you’re gone.

Your strength: Your thirst for adventure

Your weakness: Not taking time for slow pleasures

Your power color: Hot pink

Your power symbol: Figure eight

Your power month: March

Because I do what I’m told and it looked neato….

Posted 15 Jun 2006 — by chad
Category Livejournal Import, Uncategorized

I got this from a friend…

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet and current street name)

Mitzy Abernathy

2. YOUR MOVIE STAR NAME: (grandfather/grandmother on your moms side, favorite candy)

Paul Twix

3. YOUR “FLY GIRL/GUY” NAME: (first initial of first name, first two or three letters of your middle name)


4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: ( favorite color, favorite animal)

Black Hippo

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, hometown)

Edward New Haven

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (first 3 letters of your last name, last 3 letters of mother’s maiden name, first 3 letters of your pet’s name)


7. JEDI NAME: (middle name spelled backwards, your mom’s maiden name spelled backwards )


8. SUPER STAR NAME: (middle name, street you grew up on)

Edward Maple Bluff

9. SUPERHERO NAME: (“The”, your favorite color, the automoblie you drive/want)

The Black Chevy

If you have time, repost this on your site with your info. It’s semi-entertaining! :)


Posted 10 Jun 2006 — by chad
Category Livejournal Import, Uncategorized

A real post is coming soon, but in the meantime, pictures!!!

These are of baby Ziggie (this link will redirect you to flickr, but is (hopefully) easier to remember)

It’s been a hard day’s night

Posted 23 May 2006 — by chad
Category Livejournal Import, Uncategorized

Finally, after multiple flus, sicknesses, diseases, hospital visits, parental visits, a birthday and a holiday, I have finally found time to sit down and think, and to actually compose a post.

To all those I owe an email, I promise it’s coming. I know it’s been a while, but all I can say about that is: sorry! With everything that’s been going on email has been last (more so than usual) on my priority list.

Everyone is healthy now, and we’re actually home, and no one is panicking and no one is visiting. So, I have time to post!

After two weeks of rain we were finally able to mow the grass! The front yard went pretty quickly, but the back yard, oh man!!! The last time I mowed I didn’t do the back yard, because it’s fenced in and no one sees it. Then it rained for two weeks. The grass was up to my knees, and getting worse! I learned three very important lessons from this experience:

1) If the grass is this long, use a weedeater first to make it shorter.
2) Wait for the mower blade to stop turning before putting your hand under the mower to clean it out.
3) If at all possible, pay someone else to take care of your lawn.

Now that all my TV shows are wrapping up their seasons, I will finally have time to do other, more important, more wholesome things. Things like watch Baby Ziggie wrestle the dog, see how many peaches I can eat before I get sick, how many servers I can build from old computers, and which will happen first: I email everyone promptly or hell forming a hockey team.

We shall see!

My mom came to visit a few weeks ago. The trip was originally to see her grandson (and if she saw me, all the better). Instead, she ended up playing caretaker to a sick grand baby, a sick daughter in law, and a frantic son. It had fallen to me to take care of the sickos.

Sunday marked my 26th year on this planet. Frightening. Even more frightening is I haven’t done anything with it. When I was young, I wanted to be an astronaut teacher (you know, teach on the moon). When I was a teenager I wanted to be a youth pastor, for there was no higher calling. In college, I stumbled into the computer world where I’ve been trying to make sense of the world ever since. C’est la vie.

One thing about getting older is that I don’t feel as much like a kid. I know what you’re thinking: how blatantly duh can he get with this statement, but seriously hear me out. In dealing with business customers, bosses, and fellow co-workers in my previous job (the one I got at 21) I always felt like a kid. I felt like everyone thought of me as a kid and looked down on me as one (and in a way they did). Even at 25, I felt that way. Now, I started this job as a 25 year old and everyone treats me like an adult. They don’t look at me as the kid they hired. Maybe I’m just rambling and should be told to shut up.

Time for me to brag about my son. He is now 2 years old (plus 4 months). The last time he was at the doctor for a checkup we found out he is in the 50th percentile for height — for 4 year olds!! He’s 3’2 and 33 lbs. Physically, the kid can do anything. His favorite phrase is “I do it” and he takes it all to task. There are a few things I won’t let him do even though he wants to (pouring his milk and driving the car for example), and there are loads of things he can do.

Plus, his vocabulary is expanding every day. Every time I come home from work he is spouting off (incessently) whatever new word(s) he learned that day. He can count to three, and he recognizes yellow, red, purple, and white (sometimes blue). He knows a few of the letters of the alphabet (the rest are all ‘K’) and is taking steps towards potty training.

And the entire time, the only thing I’m thinking: “I used to hold you in the palm of my hand…”

I think that’s enough of an update for now.