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Saturday, 23 March 2013

My On and Off Switches

Filed under: Life, Social Life — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 6:51 PM (18:51)

OK, time to take a break from the politicking for a bit, if for no other reason than to prove that I’m not a one-trick pony here.

I guess it’s time to jump on board this particular Xanga bandwagon. Never mind that this will be crossposted to what’s become my main blog site.

First the “bad news” . . .

My Turn-Offs

  1. Ignorance, especially the intentional kind. Even worse, people who are ignorant, yet insist that they have all the answers.
  2. Habitual tardiness. If you say you’ll be there at 7 PM, be there at 7 PM.
  3. Dishonesty. Especially when it concerns where a potential partner and I stand with each other.
  4. Head games about where I stand with a potential partner.
  5. Control freaks. I got it from both Mom and Dad as a kid and teenager – my brother and I were the little flags on the tug-of-war rope. I’ve seen that tendency in myself, as well, and I don’t like it. What is it that Alcoholics Anonymous tells the drunks – “Admitting you have a problem is the first step” ?
  6. Gangsta princesses, with the cheap-looking tattoos and cheesy dollar-store bling. That should be self-explanatory.
  7. Excessive makeup and jewelry. Less is more in this category.
  8. Insistence that I change my views, interests and preferences. Especially when I’ve already expressed a distaste for the expected replacements.
  9. Expecting me to provide what you want without giving me anything that I want in return
  10. Self-pity – no guy worthy of the name wants the question “Do I look fat?”

On to the good stuff.

My Turn-Ons

  1. General agreement and tolerance where my politics and religion (more accurately, lack of religion) are concerned. Better yet, you have similar interests along those lines.
  2. Similar tastes in movies, music, food and drink.
  3. Tolerance for the self-defense tech that I own and sometimes carry. Better yet, you have similar interests along those lines.
  4. Punctuality. If you say you’ll be there at 7 PM, be there at 7 PM. Or maybe even a little early.
  5. Flirting and teasing is more fun when it goes back and forth.
  6. Reciprocity – I give what I get. I expect to get what I give.
  7. A sense of humor similar to mine.
  8. The understanding that when you want to get something from me, you have to give me something in exchange. As Heinlein said, “There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch.”
  9. A potential partner for workouts, sparring, those sorts of things.

In short, if you see that I makes your life better, tell me. And be specific. Figure out A) what I like and B) what I hate (I’m willing to tell you if you’re willing to listen), offer to do A and avoid B, AND STICK TO IT.

All I can offer here is the same deal – to figure out A) what you like and B) what you don’t like, then offer to do A and avoid B.


  1. John Ross – Ross In Range
    1. Advice to Women About Men, or JR Uses Your Wristwatch to Tell You the Time
    2. Understanding Women & “The Rules” For Men, or Think of it Like Driving in England
    3. Women, Teasing, Tests, One-itis, and Hope, or Ross in Range Stands in for Dear Abby
    4. Ask the Assassin, or The Advice Request Emails Won’t Stop Coming
    5. Ask the Assassin: Thoughts on Marriage, or Why the Hell Are You Asking Me, Anyway?

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Random Shots for Friday, 22 March 2013

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 1:18 AM (01:18)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Re: Thanks Again for Nothing, Xanga

    I would set up Google AdSense IF they gave me veto power over what ads they post on my blogs. But they don’t, so I don’t use it.

  2. Re: Food for Lazy People

    Hot wings from Wingbasket
    Pizza from Papa Murphy’s
    Mexican take-out from Del Taco or Taco Cabana
    Chinese take-out from Panda Express
    Chips with green chile or jalapeno dip
    Most seafood
    Ham and cheese Hot Pockets

  3. Re: The “Sequester,” The Budget and Other Goodies

    I posit that greed is the desire for unearned wealth. When I use the word “unearned,” I’m referring to wealth obtained by coercive means (theft, robbery, assault, battery, taxation, eminent domain).

  4. Posted to Facebook

    Hope these help a bit ——-my-questionnaire-answers/

  5. Posted to Facebook

    For what it’s worth, I set up two groups on G+, and Nick set up a page there. To date, we get more activity on FB in a day than we do on G+ in a month.

  6. Posted to Facebook

    I thought I saw something on Facebook that indicated the FB admins were thinking of doing away with this “timeline” concept. That can’t come soon enough — been there, done that, it sucks.

  7. Posted to Facebook

    You’re not missing much by not having a Google Plus presence. “Ghost town” understates the matter.

    If anyone has ideas to get the message out there in a low-cost manner, speak up! Bonus props for style and bragging rights if you can show us how to do it outside of Fedbook or Google.

  8. Posted to Facebook

    Better yet, turn those weapons and ammo over to THE AMERICAN PEOPLE who paid for them in the first place.

  9. Posted to Facebook

    Elisheva and I talked previously about doing a candidates’ panel. I’m not expecting Gary Johnson to be there, but it would cool if he did show up.

  10. Posted to Facebook

    Doesn’t matter if it’s an election year or not — notice still needs to be published in a “newspaper of general circulation” 14 days before the event for us to legally have a convention for business purposes. Otherwise it’s just a get-together. Joe Knight hammered us on this in 2006.

  11. Posted to Facebook

    Hushmail is free, but if you don’t check the account every two weeks, the admins shut it down.

  12. Posted to Facebook

    Lee is one of the Senators from Utah, but since this is a federal issue, it affects New Mexico as well.

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