12/24/12 11:47- ID#57044
Christmas or something 2012
So There was just What I'll call the Santa Parade and it reminds me that Buffalo use to have what was the Toys For tots Parade ... It was on Grant St. but often not Advertised and over the years it got farther away from Christmas and have no idea when or if it stopped ...
So I posted Privately about how tough sometimes it is to deal with family... But did gifts at my mothers House .... Then the niece will do gifts with her mother at her house... Think that makes more sense then all of us doing gifts over there... I remember as a kid liking to go to aunts on the eve opening stuff at my place and then there was another place called down home or Open houses it was crazy but fun... See this way Maya can see her father and not worry time wise... Also if they want to do something else... So making cookies and the cat and stuff.....
OH Yeah Merry Christmas it is odd that I want to put a hashtag in every where....:) Oh yeah or what ever holiday(s) you do... Even if that means you work for 7 days in a row and then go some place or take a trip or what ever enjoy.....
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05/13/12 03:14- ID#56452
Mothers Day at the zoo 2012
Well I guess that is all I have to say...
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03/18/12 10:43- ID#56240
St. Pats 2012
Interesting article About the Parade
Bandits won but only a few pictures after the parade do to Battery life and time of down loading need to wait till after the parade.... They had this great jerseys that I would love kinda wish I didn't buy the all star one now and got this one but I didn't know...
Sure many people went out last night or went to the other parade......
I'm sure many will go out after the parade as well...... Wish I was going to see Henry Rollins spoken Word .... That is all ways a great time...Oops....
Walking dead tonight.....
Here is the article... In box form....
Buffalo's St. Patrick's Day Parade is serious business for Thomas Patrick Young. As a member of the United Irish American Association, Young has helped plan the milelong march for 22 years.
Today marks the 71st marching of the parade, which sports six divisions and 3,000 marchers. It is expected to draw from 100,000 to 150,000 spectators along Delaware Avenue from Niagara Square to North Street.
Young will be in charge of the 40 vendors who sell food and novelty items. You'll find him on a golf cart patrolling the route -- helping with crowd control and basking in Irish pride.
People Talk: You must have your hands full with vendors.
Thomas Patrick Young: Buffalo is not a mecca for vendors. While most of the food served curbside and at different corners is local, the novelty vendors are from other cities -- Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Binghamton -- throughout the Northeast. They start approaching me in January.
PT: What won't you allow them to sell?
TPY: Silly String, because of the cost of the dresses the dancers are wearing. They're $800 to $900 a piece. And we don't want Silly String on our black long coats and top hats.
PT: How many dancing groups do you have?
TPY: At least six. We have units spread out so it's not band after band, and not dancing group after dancing group.
PT: What about union after union?
TPY: We dedicate our third division to the unions. This year that division has 29 entries. It could be a record-setting year for floats this year. We have 20.
PT: Do marchers still throw out candy?
TPY: There's nothing to be thrown from any vehicle. We don't allow that. It's too dangerous. People still do it, but we try to stop it as fast as we can -- just like drinking [alcohol] by marchers in the parade. We tell them that we'll buy them a drink after the parade. We're looking for a parade that moves swiftly and smoothly. We don't like gaps. People may think the parade is over.
PT: What kind of floats do you frown upon?
TPY: Anything that is not a tribute to St. Patrick. Sunday starts with a Mass at St. Joseph's Cathedral that is dedicated to this year's grand marshal, Patrick Plunkett, and to my Aunt Catherine.
PT: How many judges are there?
TPY: Six. We have judges for floats and judges for groups. We actually hire a local judging company. We also have a trophy day for the winners, which is usually two weeks after the parade at the Irish Center.
PT: What float turns your head?
TPY: The Steelworkers. For years they had an 18-foot I-beam, and we were never sure whether it would make it under some of the wires on Delaware Avenue. It's much lower now -- probably 7 or 8 feet -- so there is no fear of ripping the street lights out.
PT: Tell me a parade fact.
TPY: What a lot of people don't realize is that we -- the [United] Irish American Association -- pay the bands to come in and play.
PT: How about a historical fact?
TPY: They didn't have a parade in 1941 because of the war.
PT: What role does weather play?
TPY: When the weather's bad, the parade is small. Less marching bands show up because of all their stuff. If you're coming out with your $2,000 trumpet, you don't want to have that out in the rain. We mark them down as no-shows.
PT: Does a no-show one year affect the group's placement the next year?
TPY: It depends on the nature of their group. If they're Irish dancers and have their little short outfits on and it's 6 below zero, we understand.
PT: Tell me about the grand marshal selection process.
TPY: A lot of it involves how long you've been with the parade committee. We also look at what you've done as far as donations. We are very selective about this because this person is going to wear the face of the parade this year.
PT: You wore the face of the parade in 2010, right?
TPY: I made it a once-in-a-lifetime day, my day in the sun. I had family in from all over the world. It was my dream.
PT: Do you have Irish setters?
TPY: I have a black Lab who is fully set up with a green collar and scarf for St. Patrick's Day. His name is Mister Murphy.
PT: Tell me about the parade cleanup brigade.
TPY: First, everybody who comes with horses is always equipped to clean up after them -- mandatory. You must have your own scoop. General clean up is usually done by volunteer eighth-grade groups. We have 20 Port-a-Johns.
PT: What do you do for fun?
TPY: I'm an avid golfer and bowler. As a young man, I had my heart set on being a pro bowler. I still bowl on a league every Monday night. I dedicate a lot of my time to work. My job is in the commercial collection industry in this volatile economy. We've actually replaced the steel industry with the collection industry in Buffalo. There are thousands and thousands of employees.
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02/09/12 05:52- ID#56039
Won't be Negative about the V-Day not Victory day that is what the two fingers use to mean not Peace... Not sure what I'm going to do... I know I want part of it to be seeing the 3D Phantom Menace not sure how much better it can really be It will be fun..... Maybe a trip back to Cantina Loco and just a few Pomogrante Margaritas?
Now I would love to find a huge Box of Chocolate that comes with a cool stuffed Dragon... But doubt they make that or that I could find it.. So maybe a tiger?
To me the videos all the same song different versions are kinda about heart break? But good song...... more after the videos....
What the young people know this Bang Bang song from Kill Bill what a great movie...... But that has nothing to do with this post or maybe it does a bit?
Cher doing Bang Bang
Bang Bang by the Recounteurs little different then the original .. But pretty cool....
So V-day is Tuesday and Glee is having their V-day show that night so maybe I should just get stuff that day? But this brings up a question... Is it wrong to want to Have a 3 some with Santana and Britney? How about with the actors.... How about when 90210 was on (not the new version where real teens are the actors) and the kids where played by adults... Its funny lost the new version somewhere and Jenny Garth isn't as Pure white as she was on the original but she still looks just the same and is hot as fuck still............
I'm not going to ... But there is a part of me that says just look up the back of artvoice..... Do they even still run ads? But with all the stuff (and all sad) in the news lately with that poor girl in the tote is it even worth it...
I just want to have a Spartacus inspired orgy :) As much fun as it would be... I don't even have close to enough Purse for that...... Plus some of the guys are as big as my arm :)..... So that can be demotivational .... Maybe some Rainbow Party (if they are even real?) HA... Is a guy Short...HA
Seriously though I'm going to try and enjoy it...
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12/26/11 08:49- ID#55802
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12/20/11 08:41- ID#55778
So thought I would list some things that I do like about the holiday....
- Christmas Lights what isn't to like about Christmas lights or other holiday lights and huge things on lawns....
- Christmas movies: Ok granted when Culkin Had a beard and they had to use his brother it got silly but there are a lot of great movies ok and some bad ones I have never seen all of like A Wonderful life.....
- The Fact that people who never give will at this time of year
- The Fact that this is (unless you do the out door adventure sports thing) the only time the snow looks nice.....HA
- unexpected gifts (this doesn't happen very often)
- Did I say the Christmas lights
- Oh yeah a Burlesque Performance of A Nightmare Before Christmas
- Christmas Specials
- Christmas Cookies
Ok not going to push this.......
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12/19/11 05:24- ID#55774
Christmas 3 2011 What I need for Christmas....
By the way I'm not asking anyone for anything this is just Kinda a list for me: I'm sure what ever I really get will be good ?
- A freezer that keeps things frozen and just runs ... Not this crap that most of them do where the stuff warms up then gets colder so that ice crystals form or the ice cream is rock hard or way to soft ARGH!
- 400 or 500 photo Photos albums for some reason recently they have become hard to find about 20-25 of them... Now I don't need that many now But if I had them then I could just keep getting pictures developed kinda mega behind on that
- A computer with printer and a slew of memory: Of course still not sure if a PC or Laptop would be better.... This way I could do things like when I go to a show and come home start the download and some up loads then.... And things like that uploading pictures as I watch a show or something....
- A women with a big mouth and tight tiny lips....HA had to toss that one in there (A booty call girl?)
- Storage for all my fucking clothes
- A washer and Dryer... Of course one would need the hookups in their place so........
- The Time for some great Blu-Ray movies.......
- Another TV so that I It would be easy to Watch The Sabres or some other sport with no sound and see what is going on as I watch a show with a story....
- A gangster style Suit and a fun Suit I admit would be nice to have or just some fun clothes .......
Well guess that is it really the Time one implies Movies as well like Star Wars and clone wars and fun stuff like that.....
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12/17/11 07:02- ID#55761
All I Want For Chirstmas!?EDIT
Well Slight very slight Edit I thought Well it is kinda about the holiday So I changed the Category to Holiday also after I wrote this I watched SNL that even though all of it wasn't funny was the Christmas Episode? So that kinda changed how I was feeling at the time.... Plus I'm sure my Body's Metabolism lately has been on mega high so that never helps....
So First I'm sorry but Christmas gets here way to fast not really enough pay checks or time to get stuff.... This seems to be like a recent thing of time moving that way So I say Black Friday needs to be ended.... Now I get day after thanksgiving everyone is off so why not shop? Sure ... But see when it is an event it kinda says don't shop till then... So I say lets also make thanksgiving happen one week earlier.... I mean it isn't like we are celebrating a real day... It is ok the guys with guns and Horses who thought they where in spain now can't speak with the people here so how do they make it through winter..... So then once they learn everything the people with the horses and guns take the place over with lots of blood shed and the some would say greatest country in the world comes to be.... So then we see what we are thankful for....
So won't get into the debate about what Christmas is about... Is it Gifts or god or both or some Pegan thing or worshiping the dead or about how Jews killed Jesus or any of that stuff or how ever time you go shopping you should buy a gift for a Charity as well... None of that...
Now what I want for Christmas.... Honestly don't know... Yeah there are movies and CDs that I won't have time to watch and other things that are way to costly to even think about asking for.... See once you start working there becomes a point where I don't know it isn't that you just don't care... It is that like when you can and decide not to or to get something it kinda kills a lot of the magic?
So not to be a downer but what I want is...... Things like world peace are silly really cause it will never happen and even if it did would that mean you couldn't have violent movies and games and sports........
To be in a nice Fancy Apartment watching The Nightmare Before Christmas on a huge screen and maybe some other movies... With lots of lovely (and personalities to match no bitches or people who think they are queen) Tattooed ladies (burlesque girls perhaps ) and non to have fun drugs and watch movies and great crazy and nothing weird after words... Is that to much to ask?
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11/23/11 07:35- ID#55583
Well just wanted to wish those that are out doing any of the holiday stuff a great holiday... If that is going out on the biggest drinking holiday night of the year .... Or watching football all day..... Or doing the Black Friday thing (pick me up a nice 46 Inch TV thanks :) ) Then Monday is cyber monday so enjoy......
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07/04/11 10:24- ID#54638
4th of July thoughts
Remember that if you are off Today it is because others are Working....
If You have a Paid Day off thank your company for paying you to do Nothing.........
Then Try and Make up for the time off not saying it is possible to make up the 8 hrs of work but at least try they did just pay you to do nothing ....
Hoping that watching The Women and Men on Espn3.com works we shall see... How can one not like competitive eating it is awesome......
I want to expand those thoughts I posted on facebook cause I'm not sure if what they mean is understood by others..
I'm still not sure if I'm doing anything tonight but the point is a lot of people are and a of people have to work at all those firework displays.... Plus you have people working at stores so you can have stuff for the celebrations.........
Think the work thing everyone should get granted this mainly is true at places where you have a certain amount of work that needs to get done....
Thought process got broken up Happy 4th everyone....
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