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Category: housing

03/05/09 09:06- ID#47954

Courtside Eviction

So we are at court today to evict one of our tenants who doesn't live
there anymore and hasn't paid rent in months. The thing is she left
lots of stuff in the apartment and you can't just remove it without an
eviction proceding. If she actually shows up i might end up on court
for something else, lol. It's not just inconvenient, it costs money
to evict someone. The thing is if this ever happens again it is no
longer a mystery process and I will jump on it sooner. For example
with our new tenants that have not paid march rent yet - what the fuck!

So our sheet says the court case is at 9am but now that we got here
the courtoom we in in actually says the court opens at 9:30. Thanks
city of buffalo?

The real problem is that at 8:30 we put one dollar in the new style
parking meter. But now, because it's just a printed receipt instead
of a meter, there is no way to add time until later. I find that
super frustrating. You should be able to feed you old receipt in and
add money.
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Location: Buffalo, NY


Category: dancing

03/05/09 12:55 - 21ºF - ID#47953

OMFG - DJ Andy C in Toronto 03/29/09

Destiny is throwing a party at Circa on March 29th. For once all the stars line up. A huge club, my favorite DJ - Andy C , a night I can go. I bought myself a ticket and one for (e:terry). I am so freakin excited. Also on the lineup Mystical Influence. I freaking can't wait it is going to be so awesome.

On these recordings you cannot hear the massive bass which is the most amazing part. You know those cars that hum with bass, this is like that x 10,000. The bass actualy shakes your body. Its such a great feeling.

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Andy C





And mystical Influence - from WEMF 2008

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Category: music

03/04/09 10:25 - 21ºF - ID#47949

My love of TV commercial music

It all started with Ingrid Michaelson's old navy commercial (e:paul,41443)

Then I heard this JC Penny song the other day

The Stony Rebels - Unbelievable


But the real winner was OMG "Oh My God" by Ida Maria that plays for the intro to the Gossip Girl Commercial.

Here is their site:
The wikipedia article:
Last FM:

I searched for so long before finding it. Okay for like 5 minutes but thats a lot for me. These one have seem to have potential. I love bands that have a lot of recordings on youtube. I also love their unpolished sound. It reminds me of my most favorite singer Kimya Dawson.



This is the more polished official video




This video, I live you so much better when you are naked is so inspired by Nina Hagen.

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Location: Buffalo, NY


Category: animals

03/04/09 06:07- ID#47947

The rabbit

Wow, a year lster he is still behind the hsbc in no man's land.
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This (e:paul,45553) is when the rabbit was at its most disgusting peak, in case you don't remember.
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Location: Buffalo, NY


Category: elmwood

03/04/09 09:32 - 19ºF - ID#47941

Dream about elmwood ave design

Last night before I went to sleep (e:matthew) told me about how elmwood enacted a design standard. I totally think thats great and support it. However, somehow in my dream it turned into some really grotesque, ultra modern, turqouise and blue, chunky plastic disaster. The bright blue was to represent the old blue neon lights on the tops of some of the buildings along the strip and the brown plastic was supposed to represent brick I think. It looked kind of like Room brown and blue meets 60s plastic future on the moon and had the same sheen as if it was made out of legos.

None of the parking lots were up front though.

I wish I had time to model what I am talking about.

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Category: body

03/03/09 11:30 - 18ºF - ID#47938

Not Clean Shaven and Boobs

Don't try and outshine my blog with your empty promises of clean shaven (e:hodown,47934)

I swear I am buffer than the pics look, I am finally starting to really have a six pack but the fur makes it hard to see, lol. My back is also strong for the first time ever and I am actually within the healthy weight range for my height for once. I just wish my body was not an iphone advertisment. I really need a less conspicous camera.

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After reviewing my photo album I decided that (e:hodown)'s boobs would boost the ratings even more and help make the journal have a little bit for everyone.

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An the upclose version
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Kiss my ratings butt - bisnatch, lol.
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Category: furniture

03/02/09 01:03 - 17ºF - ID#47922

Couch Shopping

The drexel has finally had it. We have a book proping up the missing middle leg. This couch has come a long way with us over the last ~10 years. We were just discussing the day we got it. (e:matthew) was mad because I guess we left him at the laundromat for two hours while (e:hodown), (e:terry) and I got it and this was before cell phones.

We got it at some fly by night antique shop next to the laundromat on elmwood avenue right after you cross the Kenmore ave line. I remember that it was $125 and that we gave the guy $100 and told him we would bring back the other $25. I am pretty sure that we never did because when we came back like a week later they were closed forever. I remember it seemed so expensive, like we were being totally crazy spending $125 on a couch. It was in relatively good condition then although I think it had already last about 10-20 years since its creation.

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Somewhere along the way we also got my grandmother's old couch which was worn out by the tenants that lived there after her. The fabric is all ripped and its not a good lounging couch.

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So we decided to use some of our tax return money to get some couches that will last, not smell like chemicals, be hypo-alllergenic, and allow you to sit up straight. I was sold on leather because it doesn't create so much dust like cloth couches.

We shopped around and went to Value City (crap), FWS (ok), Rosa's (ok) and Raymour and Flanigan's (awesome), Our saleswoman at Raymore Laurie Guerra was really helpful, I would definately recommend her. We sat on every couch in the store, it took us two days between the stores. In the end we liked the first couch we decided on like 15 minutes into the first day of couch shopping. Same with everything in my life e.g. the house, the car. Its just after the matress fiasco I decided to go ahead and make sure this time.

Along the way we saw some crazy couches. Including the one with the cupholder form my previosu journal (e:paul,47910)

A fully denim couch by Cindy Crawford?
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The sex room couch?
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And this really big comfy, recliner couch that i wanted but that (e:matthew) couldn't stand the look of. It was pretty comfy and fully reclined almost like a bed.

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In the end the two we chose were pretty contemporary but classy italian leather with hardwood interior couches. They had some eco friendly hypoallergenic stuffing as well which made me happy.

Instead of getting a couch and a loveseat, we got two couches because we are tall and it allows two people to lie down. Did you know that buying an additional couch is only $30 more than the loceseet. That seems like such a deal when you think of all the extra fabric and materials. This was the model, called "The Morgan Leather Sofa"

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Here is the glam shot of it from their site.
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FWS had a couch that was cheaper but they didn't have the same service plan and I didn't know what the stuffing or frame was made of compared to the raymour one. This was especially important to me after the mattress fiasco from last year. Also the leather was thinner. However, the salesguy at FWS had a really nice butt.

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The other thing FWS didn't have was the 5 year warranty plan that Raymour and Flanigan's does. Seriously, it covers everything from scratches and tears to cigarette burns fully for five years. How could you turn that down.
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Category: web

03/01/09 07:40 - 21ºF - ID#47918

The snow in the south

This is what the associated press had to say about the snow storm that hit the south.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A potent March snowstorm blanketed much of Alabama with up to 4 inches of snow Sunday, covering Civil War statues and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of church services.



How did they manage to bring up the civil war in the first sentence of a totally unrelated article about the south? I know its not written by a southerner or they would have said "War of Northern Aggression."

I love how the people try and sled down the grassy mud hill. That grass is going to be trashed.

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Category: religion

03/01/09 12:07- ID#47913

A tale of two backyards

There is the half that gets sun and the half that is frozen solid because the church next door prevents the sun from reaching the ground. I like
to think of it as a metaphor about organized religion.

If you play where's kitty you can see there is a new grey cat that lives in the yard. It looks like a superfluffy squiddt.

On another note I was up till 5am programming custom eclipse IDE plugins in java. I love eclipse.

Maybe we will get a new couch today as the old one broke from extreme usage. It will not have a drink holder.
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Category: central terminal

02/28/09 10:27 - 15ºF - ID#47912

The Boyscout and the Central Terminal

I just saw on Channel 4 news that some boy scout is cleaning up the old offices in the Central Terminal. In the article it says that the train company threw the papers on the floor. If I remember it right from childhood, the papers were in the desk and people going through the desks, in addition to weather, threw them on th floor. I mean some of the stuff used to still be in the desks when we went there as kids.

I really don't understand why individuals care about cleaning up the upstairs of the central terminal. I mean I am not a fan of the building to begin with, but upstairs seems extra unimportant. If any company is ever interested in the building they will have to do that work when remodeling. Its not like its going to be usable? Aren't there so many better things that can be done for a city, other than to clean up a weather wracked, asbestos filled crap hole.

I also don't get why they needed to wear space suits cleaning up other buildings with asbestos but the boyscouts get paper masks. I already wrote about this before (e:paul,31144) when they had the neighborhood kids cleaning it up unprotected a couple years back.

Boy Scout cleans up Central Terminal
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Boy Scout from Niagara County has returned to Buffalo to continue his Eagle Scout project.

Christopher Gurnett is cleaning up the fourth floor of the old Central Terminal.

Back in December, he coordinated the first stage of the cleanup with about 30 volunteers taking away mounds of old papers.

Christopher said, "I actually started December 6, and we got over 230 bags out, and today we came back for the second and hopefully the final day, and we removed just about as much as bags, from the last one."

Christopher says a past owner of the terminal took the railroad paperwork from desks and drawers, and dumped them on the floor, so that's what they've been clearing out.

Updated: Saturday, 28 Feb 2009, 7:42 PM EST
Published : Saturday, 28 Feb 2009, 6:21 PM EST

* Written by: Brian Tabor Posted by: Emily Lenihan



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