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Enough is Enough. September 25, 2006

Posted by Mick in Diary.

Now I know why I prefer not to make ‘personal’ posts on here.

It’s my own bloody fault, but I did not expect to be attacked by people on my own blog.

I’ve removed the post, the comments and am close to removing this whole thing, but will not.

I’ll keep my personal life to myself and my family and friends, and unless you actually are a friend then stay out of it.

People all think that they know it all, and know how to deal with things. Why don’t you all go back to watching Dr. Phil and take the easy packaged up DIY options.

May not post on here for a while, but will revert to sending emails to the people I care about.

So long….


Tubing = Fun September 11, 2006

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Ok picture this.


A big round inflated tube.

A 36 pack of Coors Light in a mini inflated tube attached to my bigger tube with a rope.

The Potomac River.

A beautiful 27 C/84 F degree day.

Floating down a river for 4 hours with dozens of other young people.


Check it out. 

Crikey…. September 4, 2006

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“A bloody good bloke” is how Steve Irwin has been described, and even though I’ve never met the guy he always seemed very genuinely nice and a decent all-round guy.

Very sad day for Australians and for animal conservationists as a whole. He has done a lot around the world for animals and I am not impressed with comments from people, saying that he ‘asked for it’ by poking and prodding animals all these years. In my view he’s always had the animals best interests at heart and the fact that he made a living out of displaying animals in close proximity with humans should not lessen the tragedy or his legacy.

Lots of coverage about it here in the States, which is fair enough seeing as though he broke it big here before he did in Australia anyway.

Sad day indeed.

A funny thing happened to me on the way to work this morning…. September 1, 2006

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….I was on the train this morning.

Doing nothing out of the ordinary. Reading the City News (street press) and listening to Stone Temple Pilots on my iPod, when I started to feel a little light-headed and dizzy.

I hadn’t had breakfast, but I usually don’t and I had eaten pretty well the day before. (big stir-fry dinner!)

I was reading one second,at Judiciary Square station, and then suddenly my sight started to go funny and the music in my ears seemed to get faint and I just couldn’t focus on anything. It was like the world was spinning around and there was crackling and fuzz in my ears. I remember I was staring straight ahead…trying to focus, but it wasn’t doing anything. And then at some time after stopping at the Chinatown station, my eyes started to clear up and my hearing returned.

I looked down at what was in my hand, but it was just the outside of the newspaper. The rest of it seemed to have flown down onto the floor at the feet of the lady in front of me.

Her and the man opposite me were looking at me strangely and she said, “Are you ok? You don’t look so good.”

She was right. My head felt light, my ears were ringing and I was sweating like a bastard.

“I…don’t know. What happened?”

“You scared me.”, she said, “You were just started staring into space. It looked like you had a seizure”

So. Did I? I felt like shit. I got off at the next stop (which happened to be work) and tried to gather my thoughts.

It was a strange sensation. It was like a little explosion had gone off in my head and I couldn’t focus or acknowledge anything. It probably only last 30 seconds or so.

After a couple of hours at work I felt human again, but I am intrigued as to what happened.

Yes, I should go to a doctor, and if it happens again I most definitely will, but I did a little research of my own.

It could have been a Simple Partial Seizure.

The scary thing is that every reference to that, is on an Epliepsy website. I don’t know what the hell it was, and it does freak me out a little.

Anyone else ever experienced anything like this?