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Category: events

07/10/08 07:09 - 74ºF - ID#44921

Wicked taste up coming

So in Buffalo during the summer there are lots of events and things to do. This weekend is the taste of buffalo. I know it is all about the food for most. But there are also prizes to win at places and sometimes a company will hand out new stuff like last year those chips made from fruit or was that the year before, very tasty. Then they have that section for kids and lots of other stuff. Yes the portions are small but they are small on purpose. 1) If they where large then they would cost more and then people would buy less. 2) If they where larger you would get full and not try other things. Besides you have to have enough money to get a nice stack of multiple color cups those that drink know what I'm talking about or have at least seen it. I just wish that all these walkers would understand the rules of the road, and why are they not posted.
1) If you want to look fine walk slow don't stop completely
2) Get food on your side only (none of this walking across 400 people getting in everyones way.
3) You wana talk fine walk and talk no standing in the middle of the road
A. No circles with air in the middle
B. If this must be done and you see someone get off to the side of sidewalk
4) Walk down the street on your right and back on your right (none of this walking into people coming your way bullshit)
5) groups walk single file not side to side blocking everything
6) wide body strollers never side by side and all the storage secure, if you kid can't hold onto there cup or teddy bear then they shouldn't have it.
7) no stopping when walking in people traffic
8) except in lines if you don't move you will be moved or kicked by the person or people behind you


> It is fine to move slow and look and talk and decide what you want, what isn't ok is to clog everything up and cause traffic jams if you did that in a car you would get flipped of or in LA get shot. A little common sense people is all I fucking ask for.

I forgot two
9) if you are hot show off that body
10) if you are showing it, it is so people look if you don't like your cleavage, tattoos or crazy hair looked at then don't show it off.
11) Have fun and don't get in others way and everything will be fine


I forgot that Wicked was still in town. I will going on Saturday afternoon and then assuming the weather is nice or at least not a down poor the taste of Buffalo. I'm looking forward to wicked I have heard from two people that it is very good, but the one person thought it was too long. I will be in the side ochestra in the first 10 rows. But I'm a little scared there might be lots of kids because of the show time but it should be a lot of fun. On a side note there is a new show starting on HBO on Sunday that looks really good (mini series) called Generation kill. Has anyone else on here seen wicked and what did you think? Yes I like both Musicals and Cartoons about Metalbands my interests very a lot and sometimes that makes it tough to do what you want or really get into stuff. I didn't get them but I can't believe there wherer $125 dollar tickets to wicked. I'm sorry that is just to much pressure. What I mean is a musical that is good at 30 or 50 or 70 has to be like twice as good based on how much you are paying for it. If I run into any (e:peeps) I hope I don't break any of my own rules, and maybe I'll remember to snap a picture of you. One day early hope everyone has a great weekend.
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Category: tv

07/07/08 06:31 - 85ºF - ID#44894

Summer TV

So it used to be that in the old days of when I was young or a kid that summer was all repeats on TV. But now stations know that people still watch TV in the summer so they bring out summer shows. I'm not sure who started that Idea really. I remember that Fox started with different seasons like with the OC and then they would have fall shows but I can't give them credit. So hey if it is to hot stay inside and watch some shows or maybe some shows you didn't see last time. There are some shows that are pretty good on Showtime Weeds (great), that call girl show is great and she is so hot, Penn &Teller, and why am I still single. Then On Thursday on USA Burn Notice starts up again, it was so good last year hopefully it is just as good this season. I love 30 days (one person lives as a person who is different from them or in an oppisite sitiuation ) it is really good. They have been showing mini-sodes of rescue me before it. Then of course there is last comic standing. Granted they can't be dirty since it is on NBC but you can still do sex jokes just not graphic. If you like MXC then you might like wipeout (Tuesdays I think) and that is followed by a pretty good reality/game show called "I survived a Japanese Game show" that is pretty cool it really is. I'm not saying people shouldn't go out side and enjoy the weather but if you work someplace hot like where I do you may just want to chill in side.
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Category: photos

07/06/08 02:29 - 80ºF - ID#44879

Wanted 4th of july Waterfont Jackdaw

Before I get into the 4th of July I wanted to mention I saw Wanted yesterday. I thought it was very good. Yes at the beginning the story did start out a little bit slow. But that part of the story was pretty important because it shaped a lot of the movie. For some of the boys and some of the girls yes Angelina looked amazing in this film. I think all the Tattoos helped. Of course it was a shot um up kind of movie so the action part of it was pretty good. I won't say what the plot twist was (isn't there all ways one in the good action movies) but I liked it and thought it was pretty good. Hey if you like That kind of movie or Angelina you should like the movie. Before the movie there was a preview for the new Mummy movie. I'll admit when I heard that their was a new one I thought "Why" but after the preview this one looks pretty good, oh yeah and Jet Li plays the "Bad Guy" it looks pretty sweet.

So on the 4th of July I did make it down to the Marina. I wanted to get there before I did. I would have like to find some food and check everything out and hear more then just Jackdaw, who where pretty good by the way. I like that he did something with the words about the marina and the fire works. A day or two before that they had the "Grand Opening" where they had all the people down there and ribbon cutting and stuff like that with Clinton and the Mayor. But I had seen it before all that. But it was really cool in person to see ship docked down there and over by the waterfalls and under the bridge. I still had a good time and the fire works where great and Jackdaw was great and I'm glad Riverside Park isn't the only place to see fireworks anymore. I still don't think they will ever beat the old days of the LaSalle Park days but maybe in a few years when everything down there is finished up maybe they will.

The Marina
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Hey Here are some Fireworks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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congratulations on making it to the bottom I hope everyone had a nice holiday and enjoyed the weekend.
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Category: holiday

07/04/08 01:35 - 72ºF - ID#44860

the 4th on the 3rd

HAPPY 4th of JULY !!!


Ok so now that the screaming is over I'm not sure what I'm doing tonight. I'm thinking I might go down to the waterfront and go see some more fireworks. I wonder where they shot them off from and what spot would give the best view if I go? So last night I got to go to the Bisons game. Rochester got a big rally and went into the lead late in the game and the bisons did come back with a rally and only wound up tying it and couldn't win the game, so extra innings it was. Bisons wound up losing in the 13th inning hey one more and it would have been like a double header. It was a fun game to watch. I think it was the biggest crowd I have seen there, if it was soldout it was pretty close. Do to the length of the game the BPO shorted what they did. I was behind home plate (hey free tickets can't complain) so seeing the game was pretty good but not the view of the BPO. They did do stuff on the field to match the music like they had people in Star Wars outfits to match that music and they had girls doing handsprings and other types of flips when they played some music from the olmypics and then they had a nice part with a flag and different people from different branches of the military all in all I had a great time but my pictures on the camera don't look so good. The fire works where nice but I was surprised that they didn't end with like 100 fireworks going off at once to a "Supper American" Song. All in all it was a great time I would pay to go next year, but that is like a year away so lets not get that far ahead. Oh on a side note maybe after the weekend I'll put up fire works pictures, and if you want to see pictures of Ashville NC I have them up on my webshots page.
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Category: travel

07/02/08 07:29 - 80ºF - ID#44842

Biltmore Estate vacation



Hopefully the above link should lead you to all the pictures that I posted of the Biltmore. I wish i could explain all the detail that goes into the wood inside and how huge the dinning room is and all the cool old books they have and there is a pool inside. The place is really amazing inside. Then of course there is the outside as well and the gardens. There really is a lot to see there, not to mention we just went to the one area. I know I can't post all the pictures here but here is what I hope will be a good random sampling with a bunch of pictures.


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I guess I should try to explain that there are statues kind of next to the house and I forget what that is called. Then there was the italian garden where they had the stuff growing and different statues. Then there is also the walled garden and conservatory I think they called it. But Knowing how to take pictures of that is kinda tough. Do you take a long shot that shows everything or do you go for the close up on the flowers and plants. In any event it is a cool place to check out and have fun taking pictures. Now all I have to do is figure out how to get them all printed, HA, not to mention all the wedding pictures and pictures of the sky and from the plane, then post wedding pictures. Ok here are some more pictures.


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It was kinda interesting leaving Cary not Carey yesterday. I thought I saw a couple developments with her last name on them, or at least it looked like it was close enough at high speed. There are some really nice houses in that area. I do wish when in cary we would have done more like go to Durham or Reliegh but it was also nice to not do anything also. The first day with all the getting lost and travel would have needed to be mellow anyways. It was nice to run into (e:Libertad) it would have been nicer if I wasn't in the Baggage area, since the airlines lost my mother bag, it was found and delivered today. I thought I saw (e:matthew) going down summer on his bike but is was quick so I wasn't sure. All in all it was a good vacation when I have more time I would like to put up my cloud pictures from the plane.
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Category: travel

06/29/08 05:25 - 68ºF - ID#44820

I'm in Cary NC that is

So currently I'm relaxing in Cary NC relaxing about to go out to a Buffett. For those that read my previous Journal I got to the Biltmore eventully and we only went to the house. It is truely amazing. I can't really explain the detail of the wood and how fancy it is inside, and you can't take in door pictures but when I get back I will post the ones of the outside it really was amazing. Then later that night was my cousins weeding and that was pretty nice to. I don't dance so the after part wasn't as fun for me as it was for others but still had a good time. Then the next day there was a nice brunch and I enjoyed that and we got to see ashville it looked like there was a pride Celebration in one of the town squares but that isn't the only thing a rainbow means. Oh I think the most interesting or funny thing was a lady and guy who had cute little dogs at the builtmore and one had pearls and they shared their ice cream with the dogs wish I had a picture of that. Well hope everyone had a great weekend.
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Category: travel

06/27/08 10:34 - 72ºF - ID#44800

Posting when I don't want to be....

So I'm in Ashville NC for a weeding, well if we ever get there. The reason I'm on (e:strip) using the computer in the lobby is because the CAR died. I hate cars sometimes and don't even drive. We are waiting to see if someone from road side service shows up to check it out. Be are supposed to go to the Butimore (how ever you spell it) Estate and it looks pretty cool, but first they have to get here and see if they can get the car to work, maybe soon I hope. I hope it is something simple and can be fixed quickly so we can be on the way. It is odd that last trip we got locked out of the car so it is a little frustrating. But other then that so far NC has been good. Flying isn't to bad just going through security can kinda blow. Oh yeah they lost my bag but it was found and the airline dropped it off at the nice hotel free of charge. It is odd right across from the hotel there is a Church. That is not the odd part, it just sticks out with kinda the suburb feel of things to the left and right of it with lots of room and some crosses. I wish I was more clear kinda sorry. On the flying I just wish you where allowed to use electornic devices during landing and take off cause that is when pictures would be the best. Hopefully when I get back I will post pictures of some of NC. In terms of the built more I think out pictures are fine but not interior well we shall see. Well we shall see.
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Category: concerts

06/23/08 07:01 - 70ºF - ID#44760

Dethklok

So again for anyone that reads my blog like the last one I have to say sorry for no photos but maybe some people who took pictures last night will post them on the web a search will bring them up. I called about 4pm and they didn't know if cameras were allowed since it is up to the band. No since I don't live in Downtown Buffalo nor do I have a car if the policy is no Cameras then I would be screwed so I just didn't take it. I have to admit that the lineup before the show was pretty interesting, in a you had to be there kind of way. The concert sold out as I was in line.

I wish I knew enough about music to do a pro write up and say what kind of metal everything was. The first band was Soilentgreen I thought they played pretty heavy and where pretty good, oh yeah and they have some cool looking merch also. The second band was Chimaira who I have heard of any I would guess knew one of there songs and they where really good also. I wish I knew how to describe there sound. There was a lot of head banging and people in the pits and crowd surfing and all that good stuff you get at a metal show. The Headliners where Deathklok. By that time my hearing was a little damaged and understanding vocals was pretty tough. That being said Dethklok was amazing. The players from the show where on stage with the cartoon on a screen in the background you mostly saw the screen but you could tell the players looked nothing like the band, but that was still cool. They did have a story about the band playing the concert and a couple times had Deathklok on stage and then when they left the players left also. The only thing is from where I was standing the screen on stage looked like it had a middle section that was different then the other two sections but it didn't hurt the cartoon that much. I was surprised that I didn't see anyone at the show in costume. There were some other little cool parts that I won't give away. That being said I think that after season two they should tour again. The other thing that I would like to see is one of there concerts on DVD that would be cool maybe even make it into a movie where you see the animated band backstage and stuff. The band was awesome and the show is awesome and I had a great time. Yes there where mostly dudes and most ladies where with dudes but I'm sure there where some who weren't with guys. I would advise any one who can go see Dethklok to do so it is a pretty cool tour.
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Category: concerts

06/21/08 04:55 - 72ºF - ID#44742

Hatebreed And More

So last night I got to go see some Heavy Music and I had a good time. Do to the timing of it I didn't get to take my Camera but turns out I could have but didn't know that before hand. I would loved to take pictures of people in the pit during Hatebreed, it looks pretty wild and I did see a few people and this one cute chick take a pretty hard slam of course I don't know how hard to floor really is. So for those of you who read my multiple blogs or look at my pictures sorry I didn't get any it would have been good to have some at least of some of the fine ladies and I don't just mean the thin as a rail ones or the hottie bar tender.

The opening band was I guess a hardcore band from Cleveland called Scalrea. I liked them but think maybe I've seen them open up before but not sure. they were followed by 3 inches of blood. I only knew one of their songs but they where really good. I guess they way to describe them is the singers sound high pitched like Rob Halford and the guitar is really good, the one guy kinda looks like a young James Hatfield from the early days of Metallica. I don't know how they sound On a CD but live they where amazing. The two Headliners where Type O Negative and Hatebreed. I used to listen to Type O but it has been some time, I don't know how to describe there sound really it is kinda I don't know but it was a good time. I talked to someone before they came on and had a nice time, hey if you are reading this is was a nice time. The reason I say that is there where some people there who looked like I have seen them before but that I don't know aka FF or Famiiaur Faces. Even though I was loosing my hearing at that point Hatebreed was really good. And it was nice to rock out get some exercise and watch people in the pit. Hey don't join gym go find a hard rock show every weekend and go run in circles and crash into other people. I admit it isn't my thing but it is really pretty good for you. All 4 bands where good to listen to and Hatebreed was awesome and I got to see Type O Negative and had a great time. The lizard man was pretty cool between acts also. Then On Sunday I get to do it again and go see DethKlok.
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Category: photos

06/18/08 08:48 - 58ºF - ID#44709

More From the Dinner and marina

The dinner was very nice and it was great that there was a good turnout. Some of the pictures where to dark to fix at all and some come out kinda crazy looking so here are some updated or edited pictures. OH yeah I think someone wanted to know how that beer things works it is pretty cool. It costs a certain amount and then you have different choices of beer and it has a little spout at the bottom it is a really cool idea. I also wanted to add that I did see a couple other cameras I do look forward to seeing other people's pictures posted allso.


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I figured in stead of heading all the way home changing quickly then heading back to DT Buffalo why not go to the marina and here are some of my pictures from that.


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Hope everyone likes both sets of pictures. I wish I was better with my camera at low level light stuff. I think one interesting thing is it seemed no mater what I did if the TV was in the background that tv part didn't change at all unless it got super bright so I'm guessing that has something to do with why things came out dark.
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