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Mike Nencetti
I need to meet some of y'all this year. I've only met Friar Will.
y'all live too far away. I say y'all with my upstate ny accent. - Mike Nencetti
Someday! - Laurie Boots from Android
Come to Minnesota Fall along the Mississippi River is awesome - WarLord
What's your best and worst automobile purchase?
My current car - a Yaris. The car before this one - a Scion (not because it was a bad car, but I let the salesman talk me into buying it as a used car instead of getting the car model I have now). - Friar Will
Best: my first new car, 1991 Honda Civic. Worst: 1988 Merkur Scorpio that replaced said Honda when it was stolen. - Cult Hero from iPhone
Best my current Buick Enclave Worst Mercury mini van which combined bad function with a lease that was worst possible customer experience - WarLord
Best: Buick Rendezvous; Worst: Plymouth Horizon - Kevin Johnson
In the early 90's i bought a Hyundai Excel. a small hatchback. the transmission would fail, and get stuck in 1st. I would have turn the car off to fix. I wanted a reboot button on the dash. Fortunately I now have a 2004 Toyota Highlander (bought it new) that has a few good years left in it. It is like the opposite of that Hyundai. - Mike Nencetti
Best was the '92 Jetta we got in 2000. Worst was the MINI we got in '02. Jetta got stolen which is why we got the MINI. - Anika
Worst was a 1992 Plymouth Sundance manual tranny. Best was a 1989 a Dodge Colt Mitsubishi clone manual tranny. Loved that car maybe because it was my first car. - Joe
Best- 2000 Honda Accord (it has over 300k and is still running). Worst- 1982 Volvo sedan (man, I loved that boxy piece of shit, but it was too expensive to keep fixing it). - Jenny H. from Android
aw...I almost named my 1979 Volvo 240 (DL, I think?) wagon as my best car purchase ever! I loved my Volvo. - Cult Hero
:) - Jenny H. from Android
Best purchase: My ~2000 Ford Focus. It had like 30,000 miles on it, and had only ever been driven around town by an elderly lady. I got it in 2004 or 2005 for ~$8,000. Sadly, I totalled it about a year later, but I got $6-7,000 from the insurance company for it. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Worst purchase (by proxy): When I bought the replacement for that Focus (which happened to be a 2006 Focus), the wife bought a used Kia Spectra (about 2 years old). After we signed all of the paperwork, etc. and drove off the lot, we looked through the glove box of the Spectra and found that they actually sold it to us used for about $2-3,000 above the price it sold for new. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Best: 2005 Honda Civic EX, because each new Civic has been better. Worst: '95 (?) Nissan Sentra, the only non-Honda we've ever owned (my wife's car, replaced by a Civic a few years later). Not a terrible car, but a disappointment by comparison. - Walt Crawford
Worst: my 2006 Focus. From about the time it came out of warranty it was problematic. Consistent electrical problems, 3 or 4 alternators in a year, and no one could find the problem. My best is a tie: my first car purchase was a 1994 Suzuki Swift. Completely unsafe, black car with no air conditioning, but so much fun to drive, and incredibly reliable. I sold it, but apparently it's... more... - ellbeecee
Best: my 2006 Toyota Highlander. Worst: Don't have one. I've only had two cars and the 1996 Toyota Corolla I had was a good car until I was t-boned by an old bat and everything went to hell with it. - Kristin
Best 2002 Subaru WRX. Worst: hmm don't have one maybe Mitsubishi 3000GT by default as it's only car I ever had mechanical issues with. - Steve C Team Marina
200-Year-Old Mummy In Mongolia Found Meditating In Lotus Position
200-Year-Old Mummy In Mongolia Found Meditating In Lotus Position
looks like he never left his office. - Mike Nencetti
Mike Nencetti
#Saturdayff There is no documentation of how my great grandfather Cesare Augusto Nencetti arrived in the US from Italy. It was not Ellis Island. We believe it was through Canada.
My father who is also a Cesare says it is Chez-a-rae - accent on the first syllable. he spared me the name and that's why I have an American name. - Mike Nencetti
One of us! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I suppose I am a Canadian, eh. - Mike Nencetti
Mike, what year did your great grandfather immigrate? Some of my ancestors came from Europe before Ellis Island was opened. - Greg GuitarBuster
Greg - That is what we do not know. He was born in 1880. Sometime in his 20's. We have a firearms permit from Italy in 1904, so after that. His father, and his oldest son (My grandfather) were named Temistocle. He went by Tom. - Mike Nencetti
So, I was supposed to have been named Tom. But that is a story for another SaturdayFF - Mike Nencetti
We came through Canada as well. It's been too long ago to get citizenship out of it though. I guess I'm stuck down here. - Brian Johns
Are we talking about this Caesar Nencetti? - bentley
8 children, 4 have left from that link - Mike Nencetti
If you click on View the Document, you can see the 1940 census. However, for earlier censuses , I need Ancestry, so I can do that tomorrow when I go to work. In the meantime, I have something that might be of interest. The link is awkward 'cause it's a search result from an odd little website. It's Donata's newspaper obituary and it says they married in 1904.... more... - bentley
The same little website has a death notice (not an obit) for Caesar and it has very little information. - bentley
My aunt Mary Donata can probably shed more light on this, she's retired and living in Florida. We think he may have been a horse thief, and came here to get away.... - Mike Nencetti
I'll look in Ancestry tomorrow when I'm at the reference desk, so it will be totally work related. :-) - bentley
my last name is extremely rare in the US. most trace our roots Cesare who arrived here most likely from Canada. Would love to find actual documentation. - Mike Nencetti
Still poking around, found a wedding announcement and photo of Albert in 1938. Very bad scan, I'm afraid, so you can't make out faces. - bentley
This is the translated 1880 birth certificate. Province of Caserta Town of Arce Registry Office Extract of the birth certificate of Nencetti Cesare Augusto Year 1880 # 98 In the year 1880, on the 27th day of September at 10.15 am in the Town Office. In front of me, Giuseppe Quattruni (?), Secretary appointed and approved by the Mayor on 11th day of October 1879, and Registry Officer of... more... - Mike Nencetti
This is the 1904 translated firearms permit. Office of Public Safety Permit for long barrel firearms The Prefect of the Castrovillari county AUTHORIZES Mr. Nencetti Cesare, son of Temistocle, of civil status (p.s. not in the military), born in Arce, 23 years of age, resident in Oriolo, to carry, for hunting purposes also, only the long rifle, with the prohibition to shoot migrating... more... - Mike Nencetti
They were married March 28 (26?), 1904, in St. Ann's Church in New York, according to a newpaper article about their 50th wedding anniversary. They moved to Frankfort in 1910.... more... - bentley
Thanks Bentley. The newspaper articles are new to me. I had the 1940 census documents. - Mike Nencetti
I found the passenger list of the S.S. Nord America, left from Napoli, arrived in New York 5 Sep 1901. I DM'd you the info. - bentley
The 1930 census record for Caeser Nencetti [Ceaser Nencetti], married to Donata, living in Frankfort, Herkimer, New York, says that he immigrated to the U.S. in 1901. I was double-checking that it matches the information from the 1901 Nord America manifest. - bentley
Wow :) - Brent Schaus from iPhone
We think he became a citizen when he was married to Donata Caivana in NYC in 1904. Donata Caivana was born in NYC in 1887. Thank you Bentley for all your help, you now have me hooked on the page. I think I'm going to have a tougher time tracing my wife's lineage from Trinidad, Lebanon and China. It should be a fun challenge. - Mike Nencetti
Mike Nencetti
My apartment has no wine glasses, so I am drinking wine from a coffee mug.
Burlwood Pinot Noir. Very good. - Mike Nencetti
Tuesday at 9am is my first session with a grief counselor. It's a free service provided by hospice. - Mike Nencetti
Glad to gear you're taking advantage of the service. *hugs* - Anne Bouey
Wine in a coffee mug. I like your style, sir. :) - Jenny H. from Android
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
tonight may very well be one of the all time worst professional moments of my life. the event was a train wreck of things gone wrong. boss was pissed. I was just deer in headlights useless. locked myself in the office halfway through and bawled. it was ugly.
upsides: no one died nor got arrested. my volunteers were champions of rolling with the punches. and I didn't screw things up with the mayor. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
hang in there. - Mike Nencetti
hold the phone... bossman just texted to thank me for my hard work. ok so then I have no fucking idea what happened. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
It's rarely as bad as we think, doll. - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
Ouch. I'm sorry it was rough. Glad bossman saw it differently than you did. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Just because the windshield is covered in bird crap doesn't mean the whole car is. Wait a bit till you hop out to evaluate :) - Johnny
Self evaluation suck! Be well and tell that little voice in your head to go to hell... - WarLord
*hugs* Maybe you can debrief with boss and volunteers over the next couple of days. But I'm sorry that tonight was so rough on you, my dear. *more hugs* - vicster
I like Johnny's analogy, strange as it is. Courage, sister. *passes out shot glasses* - Corinne L
*hug* ++for Johnny's analogy. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
**hugs** I'm sorry things were so awful in the thick of it. - Jennifer Dittrich
(((Tamara))) - Jenny H. from Android
**hugs** - Kirsten
thanks so much everyone. it truly was an ordeal and I'm glad it's over. I'm not sure how much longer I'm in for this new gig. I'm waiting for the "wtf" message about all the SNAFUs. I think the text last night was a brief moment of courtesy that isn't going to last long. Also: for the record, I'm not an event planner, nor do I want to be an event planner, and how the hell am I now an event planner? That's MY wtf message. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
and ditto ++ for Johnny windshield analogy... that's a good one. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Yikes. I hate all the anxiety that it must have caused. Hugs! - Yolanda
Event planning would be near the bottom of my list of unfavorite careers so I hear ya. Networking and maybe informal "event" planning is one thing. High expectation events? NOOOOOooooooooo - Laura Norvig
Tamara, I've done my share of event planning/support for nonprofits, so if you need to vent about specifics or brainstorm ways to address any wtf's they throw at you, give me a holler. - Corinne L
Mike Nencetti
I just posted something on Google Plus - I forgot It was still around.
My post sits there idle, unanswered. - Mike Nencetti
It's not dead, only sleeping. - Kevin Johnson
I supposedly have 1641 followers. someone must have seen that post - Mike Nencetti
I saw it! Here. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
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You are now carrying my child - FFundercat #MOW
Almost a 1 year anniversary for this #MOW - Mike Nencetti
As expected this FF post shot to the top of Google images when I searched on my name. it has since dropped off. - Mike Nencetti
Only lasts a moment. - Josh Haley
That sounds nasty, Mike. I hear surgery can do wonders these days. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I got better. - Mike Nencetti from Android
I still can't get this image or link to show up when I google my name. it used to. - Mike Nencetti
Bump - Mike Nencetti
Good to see FriendFeed back up. - Mike Nencetti
Good to see FF back up, again. - Mike Nencetti
Still here. - Mike Nencetti
Still like. - Lisa L. Seifert from Android
3.5 years and still here. nice. :) - Mike Nencetti
troublesome todler? - chaz2b
I miss Fundercats. - Mike Nencetti
Ditto. - Laurie Boots from Android
Mike Nencetti
ask me anything, i'll try to reply.
How are you doing? Any new additions to the new place, such as furniture, art, throw pillows? - Corinne L
My main goal is learning to sleep. When my wife was home hospice, my days usually stated at 3am, sometimes 2am. I had to change her, and change and wash the sheets. I still struggle with sleep, sometimes waking up at 2am. last night i slept till 4:30, which was good. no new furniture, not sure how long I will be here. - Mike Nencetti
Are you doing anything to help get back on a regular sleep schedule? (Exercise, meditation, medication, herbal tea, not reading/watching TV in bed, etc. That is rather personal, so you don't need to go into specifics. - Corinne L
Well, I am walking distance of the fitness center. it's across the street, Everything is brand new. the more I go there, the better off i'll be. - Mike Nencetti
Shiny new exercise equipment! Fun! - Corinne L
What's your thoughts on IoT? :P - imabonehead
Imabonehead the IoT is my apartment. Dropcam records everything. I like to demo this on my iphone - Mike Nencetti
Have you had any dreams where Beverly came to visit you? - Janet from FFHound!
I saw in your posts that some of her family were mad at you (for unfair reasons). How are you getting along with them now? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I'm glad you're still visiting us here, Mike. What's the biggest change you've seen on FF over the years? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Janet - Beverly did visit me once right after she passed. Not since. Or I visited her in the dream. - Mike Nencetti
Stephen. I have had very little contact with her family in the past month. It's just her two adult children that are mad - they want more money than she had planned to give them. - Mike Nencetti
Woh, in the earlier days, things were a bit more volatile. Remember we used to be the FF Mob. Things seem to be very peaceful lately. - Mike Nencetti
Why don't we tell people our phone numbers as numbers? My phone number is 3 billion, 39 million, XYZ thousand and ...
7 billion, 44 million, 515 thousand, 4 hundred eighty something. - Mike Nencetti
When a retail place asks for our phone number, I want to tell them our number this way. - Joe
Mike Nencetti
Wine tasting at Crescent Alexander Village.
Wine tasting at Crescent Alexander Village.
I liked the apothic red - Mike Nencetti from iPhone
STRAYA! Stormtrooper armour saved me from snake: charity walker via @ABCNews
STRAYA! Stormtrooper armour saved me from snake: charity walker via @ABCNews
Good thing the snake did not have a blaster. - Mike Nencetti
Probably the only thing that armor is good for. :) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
At 11 minutes with a scammer
Dammit, almost made it to 13 minutes. Next time I talk to "Windows Help" I'll go for 15. - Heather
My wife's phone received these Windows Help messages. I just responded My wife is dead, and hung up. Phone's disconnected now. - Mike Nencetti
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Nifty new work phone. Now I just need to learn how to use it.
Nifty new work phone.  Now I just need to learn how to use it.
It has Bluetooth. New to test pairing it. - Mike Nencetti from iPhone
Just paired my iPhone 6+ I'll also order a Bluetooth headset Cisco recommends. - Mike Nencetti from iPhone
With the iPhone paired, the Cisco phone can access my contacts, and recent iphone calls. Calls made on the iPhone while paired go through the Cisco phone. I ordered a Plantronics Voyager Legend Bluetooth headset should arrive Wednesday. - Mike Nencetti
Wow, nice! - Marie
it also has a USB charger. I was too busy today to do much with it. I would like to get rid of the corded headset, and not have to juggle two phones at my desk. many people call my cell. - Mike Nencetti
Beep boop bop boop beep - Eric - ill subliminal
Todd Hoff
Dyson's Latest Feat of Over-Engineering: A Filterless Vacuum | WIRED -
Dyson's Latest Feat of Over-Engineering: A Filterless Vacuum | WIRED
Dyson's Latest Feat of Over-Engineering: A Filterless Vacuum | WIRED
"To battle blockage, Dyson engineered rubber tips that sit at the end of the 32 cyclones. These tips, made from a proprietary material that is flexible yet stiff enough to not collapse under suction, vibrate 350 times per second. “That’s very, very fast,” says Rob Green, one of Dyson’s senior engineers. Green compares the oscillating tips to sifting flour through a sieve. Sitting on top of the sieve, the powder clumps together, but as soon as you start shaking, it breaks up and floats to the bottom. The tips are effectively a filterless filter." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
I have an unnatural attraction to these things. - Todd Hoff
Wow, 0.5 microns... that's almost HEPA territory. - Ken Morley
Dyson sucks - Mike Nencetti
Well, that's different: Sarah picking Sophie's nose.
pics or it didn't happen - Mike Nencetti
Oh, there were picks alright. - Stephan from iPhone
Mike Nencetti
The selfie factory on tumblr reblogged this. Apparently they automatically reblog every tumblr post with selfie in it. - Mike Nencetti
Steven Perez
People don’t listen, they just wait for their turn to talk. -
Sorry, could you repeat that? I wasn't paying attention. - bentley
I'm so bad about this. :( - Laurie Boots from Android
Mike Nencetti
Colonoscopy done. All Clear. Sorry no pics. When the nurse awoke me from the anesthesia, I was confused, and said - What are you doing in my house?
I didn't think I'd gone under. I asked when I should expect the anesthesia to kick in. - Cult Hero from iPhone
Going without food for a day was not as scary as going without coffee this morning. I survived. - Mike Nencetti
THAT IS THE BEST SLEEP EVER!. glad you're okay :) - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Mike Nencetti
Scenic frozen fountain.
Scenic frozen fountain.
this fountain is right outside the apartment. surprised they left it on. - Mike Nencetti
I would love to see a time lapse of that forming, or of it melting. - Brian Johns
holly #ravingfangirl
no, really: don't believe everything you read on the internet. i mean it. really.
Does that count too? :D - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
If is it on Friendfeed, it must be true - Mike Nencetti
i am the most trustworthy of all the internet! ;) - holly #ravingfangirl
Mike Nencetti
The new high tech frying pan deserves most of the credit for not screwing it up. - Mike Nencetti
*applause* - Marie
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Because my pub loves me, they put on #PBRBAL instead of football so I could watch it. @PBR #tipyourbartenders #athensga
Pabst Blue Ribbon? - Mike Nencetti
OMG! The PBR just favorited this tweet. THE PBR just starred a tweet of mine! I rule the world! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Prof. Bull Riding? - Joe
They just tweeted at me! The fucking PBR just fucking tweeted at fucking ME! Ahhhhhh!!! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Peanut Butter Reeces? - Mike Nencetti
Stawp. Let me have my moment please. This matters to me whether it seems ridiculous to you or not. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
sorry. I fav'ed your tweet too. - Mike Nencetti
Too funny. When the football game ended, they just went ahead and put the bull riding on the main tv too. I just took over the pub entertainment. Trying not to let it go to my head. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
I seriously didn't know. PBR always reads as Pabst Blue Ribbon to me. But I followed the Twitter acct to see what it stood for. - Spidra Webster
So it was bull riding? Interesting that would have been my fourth guess I think. Very cool though that's great your love loves ya back! - Steve C Team Marina
I can't even fathom what is happening right now. Folks in the pub are now watching and asking me about the score and what's going on. It is a surreal moment. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
I love PBR! That's so cool. - Heather
#coincidence One of my Occupational Therapists here in MN does some medic work with PBR I "think" National Finals in Vegas was her last gig - WarLord
No way! One of my goals in life is to get to the finals in Vegas one year. It would be epic. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Also, in case anyone is wondering, we're rooting for Ryan Dirteater, sponsored by the Cherokee Nation. He will take it someday. Maybe even get rookie of the year this year. He's got a lot on his shoulders, because it would mean so much for him to place in the finals, on so many levels. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Mike Nencetti
#SaturdayFF Panthers Win!
As the lone Charlotte Friendfeeder. I am basking in my obscure teams playoff victory this afternoon. - Mike Nencetti
I am going to Wang Chung tonight...any takers?
have fun :) - Mike Nencetti
Everybody. - Joe
Victor Ganata
Scientists explain how stem cells and 'bad luck' cause cancer - L.A. Times
"Scientists make the case that many types of cancer are due mainly to random errors in DNA replication, also known as 'bad luck.'" - Victor Ganata from iPhone
This explains (1) why cancer isn't really a single disease (2) why treatment has to be individualized on a case-by-case basis (3) why cancer will probably never be eliminated: it's a natural consequence of normal everyday cellular processes - Victor Ganata from iPhone
The Dr's said this was the best explanation for my Wife's Glioblastoma Multiforme grade 4. There was nothing she could have done differently. It was just bad luck. - Mike Nencetti
Mike Nencetti
I was a Dork in a marching band. I enjoyed it.
yes, i was a blond. - Mike Nencetti
Me too! (I wasn't blond but I was in band and enjoyed it.) - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Sometimes I see jokes on TV about kids in band being nerds but I don't get it. Some of the coolest kids in my schools were in the bands. Including me! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
So was I, for one year--but four miles of July 4 parade playing clarinet means you say "enjoyed" through gritted teeth. Same probably true for any reed instrument. - Walt Crawford
Fellow dork here! - Laurie Boots from Android
I'm a bigger dork for not being part of any bands! - imabonehead
Marching band was probably the hardest physical activity I've done in my life to this point. Sitting in a chair (or standing for Jazz band) I could do in my sleep. Marching was a whole different animal. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Marching band was TOUGH on clarinet players' teeth, I lasted one season because I'm a wuss. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
But I loved the uniform. And being in parades. So much fun. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I gotta admit I wasn't really feeling our uniforms. We looked like rejects from the 3 Musketeers. Frilly, curved feather in the hat and all. Hopefully the band has better gear now. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Kol Tregaskes
Happy New Year everyone! :-)
Hope you all have a great 2015! - Kol Tregaskes
Happy New Year! - Jennifer Dittrich
Happy New Year, Kol! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Happy New Year Kol - Mike Nencetti
Hi Kol! Happy new year! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Happy New Year, Kol! - Anne Bouey
And to you. - RetiredTeacherD
Happy New Year Kol! - Michael Fidler from iPhone
And back at you all. Thanks everyone. - Kol Tregaskes
Happy New Year Everyone! - RetiredTeacherD
Mike Nencetti
I went to to IKEA to pick up items for the apartment. I looked at desk lamps, but did not find anything I liked. I'll keep what I have. I like my little lamp.
I gave it an upgrade with an LED bulb - Mike Nencetti
Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Tradition lives, watching Clerks. Happy New Year everybody!
Happy New Year Mr Pierce - Mike Nencetti
Happy New Year to you - RetiredTeacherD
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