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Category: health

01/08/07 01:00 - 34ºF - ID#37587

The Braces Scam

I ended up going to the orthodontist Dr. MacDonald over on sheridan dr near elmwood today because Dr. McClurr over on West Utica said I needed braces when I went to him for a checkup two weeks ago.

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The whole morning started out bad because the car was broken and at the shop. I ended up taking a cab which costs $20 one way. I guess I really should have taken the bus, as I am right now on the way home. It is snowing like crazy by the way.

Did you know the bus doesn't give change. How hard would it be to implement that?

So back to the orthodontist. What a waste of my freakin day. They pretty much just wanted to do cosmetic work on the teeth. My insurance won't cover it because its medically unnecessary and because I am over 19. So the real question is why did the dentist send me here if its not medically necessary?

I feel like I got caught up in some sort of referal scam.

Look at my photographs and what they are talking about changing. It is all cosmetic and costs an astounding $4200.

I am so angry right now. I fucking hate doctors and their stupid scams.

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He said my tooth grinding and clenching is probably caused from job stress.
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Location: Buffalo, NY


Category: nature

01/07/07 12:26 - 40ºF - ID#37566

The Botanical Gardens

Please checkk out my other three journals I posted in the last 24 hours.

I love my Nikon s7c. I am getting much better at taking pictures.

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Trying out the flash

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This plant has the tastiest nektar. Yes, I tasted it. I am sure the sugar gliders would kill for it.
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This os the plate for it. I want to get them in the summer.
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He is so cute.
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Location: Buffalo, NY


Category: music

01/07/07 12:04 - 40ºF - ID#37564

Karaoke At The Tudor Lounge

We had a crazy evening last night going out to the Tudor Lounge with (e:enknot) . Don't miss the video of him singing at the end of the journal.

Chris came to visit from San Francisco
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Once we were at the Tudor Lounge I took a lot of pics.
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(e:matthew) looking cute
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raw chicken sometimes makes me want to be vegan again. I would never eat chicken again if I ever had to touch it raw. THank god, someone always touches it for me.
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After it's cooke dinto ricey yumminess - it tastes so good.
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(e:brit) looking ...
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Everyone needs an action ho in the kitchen.
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Another pic of chris and (e:matthew)
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(e:enknot) karaoke - I don't know why the beginning converted so badly but it gets normal as the video plays.

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Location: Buffalo, NY
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Category: music

01/06/07 03:03 - 46ºF - ID#37557 pmobl

Kimya Dawson and My Birthday

Okay, I am just going to throw this out there. The best thing that could ever happen for my 30th birthday on the 22nd is Kimya playing at the 24.

Can somebody make that happen?
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Location: Buffalo, NY


Category: pets

01/06/07 01:59- ID#37556 pmobl

Weight Loss Drugs For Dogs

Okay, this is totally ridiculous. Now they have a weight loss drug for drugs. It seems like running outside and a sensible diet is a much more reasonable approach. Do you think the dogs feel like people do on diet pills. Can they get addicted?

It is so insane that in so many places people are starving and here we are having a dog weight control problem. Maybe instead we should focus on the dog meat export industry.



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Category: hardware

01/04/07 09:33 - 52ºF - ID#37540

My Head Mounted Camera

My head mounted camera that (e:naturephoto) 's suggested when we were chatting one night. It seems pretty awesome.

The package reports that it can be used up to 3 meters underwater and has some people scuba diving with it. It takes a standard memory card and uses standard usb and has a tv hookup. It is the epitomy of standard., I cannot wait to see what version of movie it makes. The package reports it record at 640x480 at 30fps.

It is weird to have a camera without a viewfinder but it rocks that you can attach it to your body and that it costs only ~$120.

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What is silicone grease and why don't I want to eat it?
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Here is a video from it. It is about 800k which is quite tiny. I makes standard compliant avi files that works in both windows media player and quicktime. The camera simply mounts as an external drive just like a usb jump drive with all the videos on it - without a driver or install disk! I think that is a miracle. However, the videos look really bad in low light as is expected for $100.


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Category: food

01/04/07 04:40- ID#37536 pmobl

Neon Thai Buffet Sucks

This food is from Neon Thai Buffet on Niagara Falls Blvd. I would say it is as disgusting as it looks after I ate it. The reason I took the picture in this state is that i didn't want anyoen to think that it was maybe even good. They barely had any food, I am still hungry - it cost me around $10 and the food they had was not very hot. It appeared they were cooking as people came in to try and keep waste down and save money, but what really happend is they didn't have enough hot food that tasted good.

Have you ever been to a buffet where most of the food was gone during the middle of the Buffet hours. Wh
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This is what it looks like to be optimizing a database a 2am. I am so excited about the new optimizations I paln on working on tonight ;( And moving the server over at Artvoice.
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Location: Buffalo, NY


Category: nikon

01/03/07 12:41- ID#37521

Nikon Camera Wireless Post

This post was sent directly from a Nikon camera.

Today (e:lilho) and I ate at Brodo with (e:terry) We had intended on eating at Globe Market but it was to busy at lunch time.
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They have Ikea silverware that I really liked. I didn't know Ikea even made silverware.

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It was so sunny and warm out on my way to work. I love global warming and all that it has to offer.
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(e:enknot) and (e:terry) played Warcraft the card game.
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Category: nikon

01/02/07 12:11- ID#37506

Nikon Camera Wireless Post

This post was sent directly from a Nikon camera.

My desk has become so messy.
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Category: war

12/29/06 10:28 - 30ºF - ID#32877

Saddam Is Dead

Is the war over now? I wonder if we will ever witness the execution of an American Leader in our lifetimes. I am sure the iraqis never thought they would see Saddam Die.

I wonder what will happen with Iraq now?
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