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To Handle or Not to Handle

As I grow into my adult clothes, I some times find it a little embarrassing to introduce myself as the all mighty and feared “FergatROn” hailing from the great planet of Cybertron. Well, it really depends on what circle I’m doing it with. Since the dawn of my online adventures, I’ve always had a cool user handle. Don’t get me wrong, I love my /nick, but I’m doing more and more online business nowadays and telling a possible business partner that my Twitter or Identica account is “@FergatROn” is starting to get a little awkward.

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Monkeying Around the Alternator

Car alternator and multimeter.

Ok, so today I am more of a man that I was yesterday. I know you’re wondering, “How can that be!? Marc is so much MAN, it’s hard for him to contain it! He’s just oozing with manilness!” Yes yes, I agree, but from time to time I have to let my guard down a bit to show my family that I’m not always a super hero. With that rant behind us, I did some more major work to the car (relatively major). I replaced alternator on my 2002 Hyundai Elantra.

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Again Wit the Healthy Talk!?

lead_penguin_squawk

Hey folks, I just wanted to give an update that another wave of “I need to get my health in check” came crashing into me yesterday. No real health scare, but I know I need to take the bull by the horn on me losing weight, etc. So; I went to see the doctor and of course – nothing to report. Everything is the same and I spent $42 for him to tell me that – awesome!

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Boy Those Kids Can Move!

Tae Bo Punch

At the end of the day I feel very, “empowered!” Boy does that sound gay! It’s the truth though. My wife and I bought a lot of fruits and vegetables at the local Korean market and I’m starting to become more comfortable with having vegetables and other non-grain items as a snack. With that said, I realized just how much carbs are in my diet. It was mostly through snacking. Since I’ve become aware of that, I made the mental note to find anything but Animal Crackers, Gold Fish, and Granolla Bars for my in-between meals.

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Things Are Looking Up

Northrop Grumman logo

I had my second orientation today at the Northrop Grumman, Atlanta site. My first was as a contractor (two years ago) and today as a direct employee. It’s amazing that about two years ago, I didn’t know anything about Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, nor the mega-defense contractor, Northrop Grumman – and today, I’ve joined the NGC family in their Inforamtion Systems sector. It was a long grueling day of paperwork, presentations, etc – but in the end, I think things are looking up for my career, as a self-taught web developer, and my family.

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Health Update: Day Whateva’

Green apple, question marks, and google calendar

I’m not certain where I am on the health train, traveling in Atlanta. My first week’s goal was to establish a walking routine. I actually snickered while I wrote it down, thinking, “This is easy, how can I mess this up.” As of date, I’m still not consistent with exercising. One would think it was easy, but I’ve proven to myself that I need to put more effort into it. I think since I’ve started I’ve walked 3 times and did Tae Bo 3 times. It’s been a couple of weeks so that’s not going to work.

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I Have the Power!

Hyundai Elantra and He-man

Yesterday I’ve taken yet another step into manhood by fixing something else that broke on my car. My power steering fluid was leaking pretty bad, so we had to bench the car.  It’s been sitting in the garage since Thursday night. I took the bus/train/bus combination to work Friday and hoped I wouldn’t have to do that Tuesday.  My wife ordered the part and it was to arrive Monday. Since I work from home on Monday, it was perfect timing.  We thought the power steering pump might be bad and I was not looking forward to replacing that. I saw some tutorials on YouTube, but all those guys had the right tools. I’m still borrowing stuff from my brother’s stash.

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