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Category: home

06/05/11 01:31- ID#54427

Family

A's mom died yesterday, very unexpectedly. The bus driver was just dropping her off after her dialysis appointment and she collapsed on the porch. A's dad and the bus driver gave her CPR until the ambulance came. I drove down yesterday afternoon - I was in a meeting with a client when A texted. My family is nothing like A's family - I know I've learned a lot from them about trust and communication and unconditional love, how to deal with complicated emotional stuff and complicated lives. I'm really going to miss Andrea. She's the family glue.

I asked for a family dinner as my graduation present - 13 of us, which is about the norm, sometimes there's 14 depending if Tahaun[1] joins us. That was last Saturday. A's sister Ang told me how thankful she was that I had arranged it. Staci brought her new boyfriend, it was the first time the family had met him. The first family dinner I had with them I was terrified. Sooo many people! Such chaos! I've gotten used to it in the past five years and the family is one of the many complicated reasons A is such a big part of my life.

[1] Last night one of the little kids made it clear that he thinks his name is Tahaun Solo... and then Tahaun pulled out an iPhone app that makes lightsaber sounds.... too funny.

Variety pack of family dinners - one was my graduation, the other was the four redhead kids' birthdays (Tori Rose 9, Bubba 10, Natasha 16, Joshua 18) and another was right after I got my camera.

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Category: holiday

06/01/11 11:03- ID#54400

Stripteasers at Nietzsche's

:-) I'm sure this will be fun. Saturday, 10pm, $5 cover.

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Category: friends

05/26/11 07:05- ID#54349 pmobl

Random images

My college friend peter came to visit. We went to hallwalls then toured allen street.

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Category: friends

05/22/11 01:09- ID#54326

Great day

I graduated! We went to dinner at betty's, then to artists and models. (e:terry), ((e:puddlediving)), jill, kelly, A, uncle dudley and bernie... Thank you!!!

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Category: friends

05/22/11 01:06- ID#54325

a couple more pix

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Category: friends

05/21/11 10:51- ID#54323 pmobl

Rapture

Terry singing

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Category: school

05/20/11 03:20- ID#54314 pmobl

Pretty

I'm done with school! (i hope... I walk tomorrow... Don't find out grades till monday or later!)

Beautiful tulip. Looking forward to more rose smelling, less law... Oh whoops... That whole bar exam thing... Not thinking about it till monday... Where's my flower power?

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Category: ideas

05/19/11 07:14- ID#54308

Videos of the moment

It's okay to be Takei! (Take that, Tennessee!)



My water's on fire tonight



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Category: friends

05/13/11 01:30- ID#54277

May Beer Club

I just posted a review at the Community Beer Works site.

I didn't make it to beer club this month thanks to finals :-p but (e:Terry), (e:Puddlediving), (e:Dovelette) and several others did. Terry kindly brought me the score sheet. We rate each beer on a 1-10 scale. This month, nine people rated the 11 beers.

Victory: 4.8
Smutty: 5.6
CBW-C: 6.3
Flower Power! 5.8 (biggest love-hate range)
CBW-Porter: 5.6
Goose Sophie: 5.8
CBW-TBD: 6.1
IPA Tripel: 5.1
Lagunitas: 4.8
Guardian: 3.2
Rasputin: 7.3

Full list:
Victory Prima Pils
Smuttynose Star Island Single
Community Beer Works In C American Pale Ale
Ithaca Flower Power
Community Beer Works Release the Bats Porter
Goose Island Sofie
Community Beer Works Clever Name TBD Saison*
Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel
Lagunitas A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’
Stone Old Guardian
North Coast Old Rasputin

Did anyone take pix?
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Category: food

05/12/11 02:20- ID#54272

Cheese

Oddly, this is a follow up to (e:heidi,49711) and the cheese conversation. They're from a tiny village called Germania in Potter County, Pa. Germania has one of the oldest continuously running volunteer fire departments in the state, the Goodyear Hose Company #1.

Germania Hotel (I have some pretty cool pix of the inside - just amazing that the place hasn't been abandoned.)
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Germania Store
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Stuff inside Germania Store
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Real sharp cheddar
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Cutting a chunk for us
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Some shots from the Germania Old Home Day that supports the fire company.
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No we went to the bakery....

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