Now for the normal news…

Well, now that the meme business is done for, and I’ve caught up on your lives, and commented on a bit of them, it’s time for my grand (or not so grand) update!

1.Today is my 27th consecutive smoke-free day. Many have tried to get me to quit over the past 17 years, and actually made it once for 9 months straight, and crumbled at the end of it. I tried the gum, and it tasted – literally – like chewing a mint-flavored ashtray. Quit that after 2 weeks.

2. Yesterday is also the first time I made a new type of brownies. My last kind was nice, but had a distinct taste and crunchiness that revealed the alteration. Thanks to a friend in TLV that got me a nice wok, and the wonderful people who saved seeds and twigs for me to use (they are useless anyways, and most people toss them out) in my preparation, the brownies are an awesome success. Last night I was on a nice buzz, unavailable in any other form.
One problem with brownies: When they kick in, you get munchies for something yummy. Only thing around: more brownies! Severe test in self-restraint, which also prevents overlong effect of brownies.

3. I have “joined” a spinning class. When I say joined – I mean that I attend two classes, on Monday and Thursday evening, after work, for about an hour long of strenuous exertion, in the form of a bicycle. For those unknowledgeable of the spinning ways, the time spent in the actual seat of the bike is minimal, however the pedals keep moving.
After my first class, I had the distinct impression (same as I did last year) that this was designed by vengeful women who want a man to feel what it’s like, being rammed hard and deep, continously. Pardon the vulgarism, but hey, that’s me.
After the second class, I learned what I did not know: Get riding pants! This is apparently a state-guarded secret, for those individuals who are able to hop off a bike at the end of the class and strut away as if they have never known what it is like to hop out of a second-story window onto a bike with no seat. Trust me, life improves with padding, and the riding pants I got are perfect in that aspect.

In any case, I’m looking forward to getting into better shape, feeling better about myself and (possibly!) getting a motorcycle.

Th-th-th-that’s all for now, f-f-f-f-f-folks!

Is there even a competition? Perish the thought!

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Italicize what you’ve seen part of.
Bold what you’ve seen all the way through.
Underline what you own.
Add three of your own.

01. Trainspotting
02. Shrek
03. M
04. Dogma
05. Strictly Ballroom
06. The Princess Bride
07. Love Actually
08. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
09. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
10. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
11. Reservoir Dogs
12. Desperado
13. Swordfish
14. Kill Bill Vol. 1
15. Donnie Darko
16. Spirited Away
17. Better Than Sex
18. Sleepy Hollow
19. Pirates of the Caribbean
20. The Eye
21. Requiem for a Dream
22. Dawn of the Dead (the remake)
23. The Pillow Book
24. The Italian Job (the remake)
25. Goonies
26. Baseketball
27. The Spice Girls Movie
28. Army of Darkness
29. The Color Purple
30. The Safety of Objects
31. Can’t Hardly Wait
32. Mystic Pizza
33. Finding Nemo
34. Monsters Inc.
35. Circle of Friends
36. Mary Poppins
37. The Bourne Identity
38. Forrest Gump
39. A Clockwork Orange
40. Kindergarten Cop
41. On The Line
42. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
43. Final Destination
44. Sorority Boys
45. Urban Legend
46. Cheaper by the Dozen (original version)
47. Fierce Creatures
48. Dude, Where’s My Car
49. Ladyhawke
50. Ghostbusters
51. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
52. Back to the Future
53. An Affair To Remember
54. Somewhere In Time
55. North By Northwest
56. Moulin Rouge
57. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
58. The Wizard of Oz
59. Zoolander
60. A Walk to Remember
61. Chicago
62. Vanilla Sky
63. The Sweetest Thing
64. Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitters Dead
65. The Nightmare Before Christmas
66. Chasing Amy
67. Edward Scissorhands
68. Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
69. Muriel’s Wedding
70. Croupier
71. Blade Runner
72. Cruel Intentions
73. Ocean’s Eleven
74. Magnolia
75. Fight Club
76. Beauty and The Beast
77. Much Ado About Nothing
78. Dirty Dancing
79. Gladiator
80. Ever After
81. Braveheart
82. What Lies Beneath
83. Regarding Henry
84. The Dark Crystal
85. Star Wars
86 The Birds
87. Beaches
88. Cujo
89. Maid In Manhattan
90. Labyrinth
91. Thoroughly Modern Millie
92. His Girl Friday
93. Chocolat
94. Independence Day
95. Singing in the Rain
96. Big Fish
97. The Thomas Crown Affair (*the remake)
98. The Matrix
99. Stargate
100. A Hard Day’s Night
101. About A Boy
102. Jurassic Park
103. Life of Brian
104. Dune
105. Event Horizon
106. Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

107. Dead Fire
108. The Neverending Story
109. Resident Evil
110. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

111. Pure Country
112. The Evil Dead
113. The Stand
114. Head
115. Shoujo Kakumei Utena: ADOLESCENCE Mokushiroku
116. The Ghost Goes Gear
117. Perfect Blue
118. Bring It On
119. Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
120. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
121. Down With Love
122. Velvet Goldmine
123. The Cube
124. eXistenZ
125. Levity
126. Amelie
127. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
128. Snatch
129. The Last Starfighter
130. The Shawshank Redemption
131. Office Space
132. Willow
133. The Three Amigos
134. Arsenic and Old Lace
135. Lilo and Stitch
136. Bend it Like Beckham
137. Once Upon a Time in Mexico
138. Scream
139. The Joy Luck Club
140. Ginger Snaps
141. Prince of Egypt
142. Lion King
143. Aladdin
144. The Blues Brothers
145. Good Morning, Vietnam
146. M*A*S*H
147. Casablanca
148. The Great Race
149. Inherit The Wind
150. Plan 9 from Outer Space
151. Interstate 60
152. Spaceballs

*Note – of the 152 listed, I own 93. Wow. Considering I own over 700 films…

Ok, this is just TOO funny…

has an invisible friend. They’re dating.
kissed under the mistletoe. Twice. In June.
, we all know the truth, come out of the closet.
and took twenty minutes to decide what to tell the paramedics and the RSPCA.
runs a secret pornography ring. and are regular models.
, and are involved in a sordid love-triangle, with totally unaware!
got drunk and naked, and took photos. downloaded them.
once kissed a bus conductor to avoid the fare!
is secretly married to a horse!

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I mean, come on, this thing has to have SOME kind of intuitive powers! That love triangle… I knew something was up with you three! 🙂

Now about that drink…. Waiter!

How to make a miketheman
5 parts anger
1 part ambition
3 parts beauty
Layer ingredientes in a shot glass. Add a little fitness if desired!


Personality cocktail

Sometimes I wonder what these things base their info on….