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Category: sports

05/10/07 06:42 - 67ºF - ID#39228

Bisons Game

It was nice to have a day off from work today, it really was. I went to the Bisons game with my Sis. The bisons wound up losing but I still had a good time. I think I may go again on Friday for the 1st Bash of the year from what the ad said today. I think it might be taking the place of one of the colded/winded/Snowed out opening day game. I havn't made up my mind yet. About 20 minutes to the sabres game. Well it is back to work on friday again.
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Category: walk

05/09/07 06:58 - 82ºF - ID#39213

Walk on acident

Yesterday I forgot to post about the walk that I took that I wasn't planning on. I was on the #2 bus heading for work and I Missed my stop by a long way. I wound up I little bit past Transit and french. I work maybe about 3 blocks from union so my walk was about the length of from Transit to union. But it was relaxing and it was nice to be out in the fresh air. That area is kinda strange. I was on one side of Transit and there was a sign that said Elma. I look across the street and it says lancaster. So then I get to a sign and I'm in Chektowaga (or however you spell it). That being said that Burger King on the corner has a Depew address, that i still don't understand. So as I walk down French rd. There is another sign for Chektowaga But I'm confussed because that where I thought I was I wonder if there is a town and village status around there, I'm not really sure. But as I'm walking the sun is kinda behind me and to the right benind my shoulder. But as I walk sord of to my left and is front of me is the moon. It allways seems kinda strange when you can fully see the moon and most of the sun at the same time. It is kinda like why are they both out or something like that. I wish I could explain it better. But the funny part is I think the day before I said something about How I have to get more exercise or something like that So it wound up being a nice time that I didn't plan on. Of course I was late to work and would have rather ben on time but atleast I enjoyed the long walk. Walks that you don't plan on are allways so much longer. I don't want to jinx the wheather but I'm going to the bisons game on thursday. With my luck it will snow and a bunch of games will get cancelled like when I tried to go to the home opener. If the wheater stays nice I might go to the party at the Plaza for the sabres game, not sure about that yet: that is very wheather depedent.
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Category: movies

05/05/07 05:27 - 64ºF - ID#39166

Cinco Spiderman

First of all what a lovely day outside it was today. Hope everyone does something fun for Cinco De Mayo. I will be leaving shortly to go to see some stand up comedy at the Town Ballroom (doors 7pm). On my way to see Spiderman 3 (very good) I could smell food from over a block away from Solid grounds I assumed it was them and it smelled very good. But as I'm walking down Brynt I look to my left (hopefully two pictures coming soon) and there is this building and the board are off the front window. Some of you might say so what, who cares. Well sometimes I would say the same thing. But it used to be a resturant years ago. Then they had a fire and boarded everything up and the claim was they where going to reopen. I can't say they will reopen but boards being gone and being able to sord of see stuff inside from across the street.

Spiderman 3 was very good. I went to the 11:35am show at the regal on Elmwood. I knew the basic story so there wasn't any big surprise. I admit I didn't have the best crowd it seemed like there was a lot of talking. Or maybe it was just that the Movie wasn't loud enough. There where a couple strange parts in the movie but they did help tell the story. I will admit it wasn't as good as I thought it would be but it was still very good. But some of that might have been that I think it should have been a little bit louder. The one thing that I liked with out giving anything away is that in the opening credits they showed some of the back story. I also think Topher Grace (that 7o's show) is a great fit to play his character. I also like that they have the theme of revenge and how it can cloud what you do. Again with out giving anything away I like the character devolpement, that the hero is not all good and the villian is all evil I like that it wasn't true in this film. One thing I've liked about all the spidey films is that it seems that they have the perfect actor for each part. I wish I could get into the debate of how things change from the comic to the movie. I won't do that for two reasons. 1) One I don't remember the details well enough. 2) It is a different medium and so to compare them isn't really fair. When doing a movie the viewers often never read the comic so you will change things that they might enjoy more. Plus there is a time factor in a movie you can't make it four hours long. So all in all I had a good time and it was worth the $7.
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05/02/07 07:38 - 62ºF - ID#39132

Last Night

I had a great time at Spamalot last night. I thought it was very funny but I don't want to give away any of the jokes or gags. There is a review of it in today's Buffalo News. I don't completely agree with it because they kinda compare it to another production of it. If I had seen it somewhere else then I might agree. I think the singing was fine, yeah maybe it could have been a little bit better. But you go to laugh and enjoy your self. I'm also looking forward to comedy this Saturday at town ballroom that should be a good time we shall see.
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Category: events

04/30/07 06:35 - 55ºF - ID#39108

Spamalot and Comedy

I will admit that I should have planed better and I could have set up the timers to tape all my Monday stuff 24, Heroes, and The Real Wedding Crashers (think Punk'd or Practical jokes at a wedding) that way I could go to The Best of Buffalo Awards and eat for free I bet it would be a great time.

One Tuesday I am going to see Montypython's Spamalot. I admit I have never seen what it is based on The Search for the Holy Grail. But I have watched the show and so I'm looking forward to this. Hey I have to take some safe chances once or twice. I like Shea's it is really a cool old theatre.

On may 5 also know as Cinco De Mayo I'm taking another chance and going to see some comedy at the Town Ballroom at the Shreed & Regan comedy fest. I only know of one guy so far but I'm sure I'll still have a good time. Not sure if I will wind up going anyplace after that but maybe I will.

Just want to pass along to remind people to keep there eyes on your local papers. I know that you may not agree with some of the politics in them. But a lot of them have ads for concerts that are coming up or other events. It is about to become the very busy concert season. One of the ones I'm really looking forward to Is Godsmack at Sheas that should be amazing. I'm not sure if I should get tickets for ICP also known as Insane Clown Posse. I have seen them before but it was years ago and soda pop went everywhere but it was a great time. I'm not into not sure if it would be called rap or hip hop like I really used to be. But that being said it could be a really fun show.
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Category: movies

04/29/07 12:44 - 50ºF - ID#39085

Condemed

I forgot that I wanted to do a second post on two movies I saw Yesterday that I liked. The first one was Disturbia. I admit that it did kinda remind me of this movie called The Burbs but it isn't a comedy. I admit that suspense isn't really my thing but I liked this one. Action is more my type of movie and that is why I saw The Commdemed Staring Steve Austin as the hero of the story. The fight scenes where pretty good. But I liked that it was more then just a hunting guys down type of movie it also had the story line of it being an internet reality show. If you like that type of movie you will enjoy it. On my way there I saw this interesting looking guy on Elmwood I'm wondering if anyone else has seen him or knows anything about him. He had on what almost looked like flip flops or water shoes or even maybe dress shoes. The shorts he had on kinda looked like board shorts from a distance. Ok so at first I thought the guy was nuts but then I thought no maybe he has money not really sure but it is an interesting jacket. The jacket is something I would expect to see in the country or down south it was a leather jacket with the Southern Flag on it and on the sleeves it said rebel. I think that is the first time I've ever seen anyone black with a rebel jacket on before. I'm not saying that they haven't but it is uncommon because often that symbol is more about racism then it is about southern pride. It also looked like and I could be wrong that he had on Oakley sun glasses it at least looked like there symbol. That being said that is one of the kinda fun things about the strip is how different everyone is. On a side note not sure if anyone has noticed who drinks pepsi they have websites on there can and bottle designs. I took the slut test on the link in (e:twisted)'s blog and it said i'm 58% of a slut not that I have any idea what that really means. Oh yeah back to movies for a minute. I tried to watch a couple last night but my cable wasn't working right. So maybe tonight after the game I'll try to watch A scanner Darkly or something like that.
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Category: travel

04/29/07 11:09 - 43ºF - ID#39084

What I want 2

So before I get into what I want just wanted to say that the sabres play today at 2pm and that they won on Friday but the Bandits lost in overtime so there season is over. But the sabres got me thinking about traveling and so did a check I got.

I find traveling fun. But what is odd is that I'm not really an adventureous type of person. I'm also a picky eater so like if I went to another country I could never get all the culture I'm also not into dancing so that would be another part I would mis out on. But that being said there are some places in other countries that I would like to visit. We won't let the fact that I don't have a passport stop this little bit of writing. I would love to see those Huge falls that I can't remember the name of I think they might be in Brizil I know they border at least two places and they make Niagara Falls look small. Then some cities I would like to see are London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Shanghi, Seoul, Paris and lots of places in Italy. I'm sure there are lots of places I would like with white sand beaches.

I guess the next list of places would be both in the US and some in Canada. I don't really have any good reasons for most of these places or maybe I do and just don't know them. Cities I would like to visit Boston, Chicago, Montreal, Seattle, San Fransisco , San Diego, Pitsburg (yes they have one of my favorite football teams and I have never been there and can't even spell it, D'oh), Ottawa (Canada), Las Vegas and New York City. I admit i have been close by but never in the city itself. Oh yeah Philly would be cool to visit also. Oh yeah I forgot I would also like to spend more then a day checking out Miami some time also.

One thing that might also be a great time would be going on a Baseball, Hockey, Football or maybe even lacrosse tour. I think Baseball has the most history and the stadiums are the most interesting so that might be fun. What I would do is go to a game in a bunch of different cities and then I could explore the cities also. Of course that starts to get very costly but it would be fun to go to a few of them. Oh that reminds me maybe I could check out Atlanta and Charolete. I have been to NC but never there. I'm not saying that I will ever be able to make it to all these places but I would like to.
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Category: photos

04/25/07 06:18 - 47ºF - ID#39041

Dinning out and pictures

So last night I wound up going to Boomerang it is on Niagara street and Had a Hot Roast Beef sandwich . I should have got a pasta dish instead. Not that the sandwich was bad but I should have said well done as some of it was red. I didn't finish it all not because it wasn't good, cause it was. But something about the texture on the way it was sliced or something bothered me but this happened the last time I had a Roast Beef Sandwich at HSBC Arena. All in all a good time was had. In terms of (e:Jenks) I have been to Astoria before but it was a long time ago so you will have to wait on mike to give a review, but I have heard it is very good. I haven't been to solid grounds in a long time. Ok here are some food pictures.

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The other day when I went to get tickets I walked down Elmwood and took a few pictures but not a lot here they are. I forget what store that seat is in but it is pretty interesting.

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Before each Bandits game I try to take at least one picture of Buffalo so here are the pre-bandit game pictures.

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Two pictures of my Sis's Kitten that I think came out cool. I had to play around with my camera a little bit for them to come out like this and not sure how I did it exactly. In my first attempt you couldn't really see what was out of windows.

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One thing that I do hope that the Dinning out for life will do for me is to get me to go out and eat at more places around my house or at least up on Elmwood. There are so many places I have never tried or it has been so long since I've eaten there. Speaking of that I have no idea if I even have any thing for dinner.

The sabres start the series with the rangers to night. I will be watching it at home and not at the party at the plaza but maybe one of the games I should go to it and take some pictures plus it might be a lot of fun. So I have one more picture to post for the Sabres and the sabres fan and the beer fans.

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I hope everyone has a great rest of what is left of the week and I gotta go figure out what to eat.
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Category: food

04/24/07 04:53 - 57ºF - ID#39029

Dinning out for life

I will admit that I have never gone to the Dinning out for life dinner before but i believe I'm going out with the family tonight for it some where. I think my mother is actually going out twice for it. From what it looks like on line all the places give 25%. But I kinda doubt that is true I know in the past some places gave more and less then that and some people only counted dinner and not drinks but not sure how it really worked. But if you are thinking about going out, then you might as well go out and have them do something positive with the money. So go out and eat a lot and help people out.
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Category: tv

04/23/07 06:56 - 68ºF - ID#39019

Heroes

I know I've talked about Heroes before. But it comes back on tonight. I will tape it as I watch 24. I did find out that if you miss and episode you can watch them online. I myself think it is a pretty cool show. I think I may tape the Real Wedding Crashers to and see if it is funny. Oh yeah bye the way work on mondays sucks. It seems no matter how you do things you wind up with down time where there isn't much to do. Then later you get orders and there is a lot to do. Or maybe it is just mondays. Hey you know what happens if everyone had monday off...Then Tuesdays would suck. But TV wise Mondays are a great day.
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