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02/03/15 01:26 - 15.ºF - ID#59815

Masumi's Cover Letter for Me

Still more honest than what is typically expected:

"If we likened Account Talent Managers to game players, you might find that we live in a Candy Crush world of hot-headed, snap decision makers with no long term vision. I am your deliberate, agonizingly slow and calculating Risk player, mulling each decision for maximum impact and least cost. My skills in negotiation and objective thinking make me your dream candidate to bridge the gap between client and talent and my ability to eat roast beef on weck has left several employers in tears of joy. One client had a spontaneous orgasm after I made only 3 crucial management decisions and I was only musing aloud on a slow afternoon. Sometimes I piss pure gold powder. My blood has a salty yet floral fragrance that employees find intoxicating. My last office chair actually said “thank you” when I left it for the last time."
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01/29/15 11:41 - 30.ºF - ID#59799

Snowboarding at Holimont

I hope I will never ride at Holiday Valley again.

Holimont is worlds better. While I assumed night riding took its toll on conditions at Holiday Valley, I always thought the region played its part as well. That's been disproved, as the trails were almost as good as any mountain resort I've been too. And now I know it isn't as inaccessible as I previously thought it was.

I'm wondering how accurate the speeds are on this app I use:

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While I definitely went faster than any runs at HV last year, I don't think my first runs had my fastest stints. Those occurred when we did some blacks later in the day. But the early runs, where I hit the 40's, were almost a straight line down so I think it has trouble pinpointing actual speed and relies on the time from the top to the bottom. Lesson Learned: beeline it during my next trip to see if I can hit 50.

Put up a YouTubes in case anyone wants to listen to a wind tunnel for 2 mins, and see what happened to someone else that tried to hit 50:

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08/02/14 04:06 - ID#59261

When people ask me about the allure of comics...

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07/19/14 06:13 - ID#59215 pmobl

awesome street art on Allen


Rochester has an amazing street art initiative via walltherapy.com. I would love to see the same here, and this piece is one of my favorite local ones.

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04/07/14 11:42 - ID#58879

Last trip to Cali

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03/26/14 12:13 - ID#58833

Life questions

Do you drain the oil that forms on Sabra Roasted Pine Nut Humus?

Is there etiquette surrounding topping consumption when groups are sharing Sabra Roasted Pine Nut Humus?

Is it possible to sustain yourself eating nothing other than Sabra Roasted Pine Nut Humus with Tostitos multigrain scoops?

What if I added vodka and a mixer to that diet?

What is the appropriate bag to hummus ratio?

Why am I out of Sabra Roasted Pine Nut Humus?

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Oh, I'm not...does this provide evidence that I have a problem?

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Is there a shorthand version for Sabra Roasted Pine Nut Humus?

If there is, does that increase the chances of a support group for Sabra Roasted Pine Nut Humus addicts?

Why am I still talking about Sabra Roasted Pine Nut Humus?

Especially when I could be using this time to eat Sabra Roasted Pine Nut Humus?

Also, Mike and Alex in a picture of oddly horrible quality...no idea what I did to cause that

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02/28/14 06:14 - ID#58738 pmobl

Whole Foods Diary


So after Paul's enthusiastic endorsement of Whole Foods prepared food section, and my witnessing of his salad creation that backed it up,I decided to use this week to up my veggie intake.

While Paul wants one in Buffalo, I find Wegman's to be far better. their prepared food definitely blows away Wegman's, and is comparably priced, but that pricing comparison disappears outside of that...and dramatically so. A simple muffin is half the size of one at the co-op, and yet it costs about 15% more. Plenty other examples exist.

Whole Foods absolutely mastered display. A part of me really appreciates this. In one of our discussions, Paul asked why I didn't eat vegetables more as a child, and part of it was due to poverty and how less attractive (and tasty) produce is when you have to buy it on the cheap. Unfortunately, WF prices out that population. That also leads me to question what is happening to all of the produce that isn't in pristine condition.

I also abhor how much pseudo science exists in WF, but this is more widely known.

I'll be trying to continue this trend with Wegman's salad bar, but I'm really going to miss these meals.

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02/18/14 08:16 - ID#58704

Snowboarding, round 2

So, got to head out to Holiday Valley again. Day started amazing with about 6 inches of fresh snow. Later on it became a more challenging, as the ice underneath was exposed in some areas while the snow started to form piles. This made runs a balance between flopping over snowbanks and occasionally skidding across ice. Maybe it isn't feasible for technical reasons, but it seems like the slopes would be so much better if they groomed them midday. Had a strap break too...which the place charged me $21 to fix, about as much as a ripoff as the $4 apple juice.

Didn't stop it from being an amazing time from start to finish. Early on I decided to try and grab a vid:



For my first experimental attempt, it came out pretty awesome if I say so myself. Learned a bit from it, so next time I'm out I'll be getting some more, and of better quality. Unfortunately, Michelle's attempt to grab one of me turned into a movie of her ear...so you'll just have to assume my run looked amazing.

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02/17/14 12:15 - ID#58699

I know why they chose the lead pic

I'd use that centerpiece too

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I wouldn't expect too much from this project though. It isn't mentioned in the article, but they revealed that it is unlikely the project will get anywhere close to Wadsworth, with the focus starting at Main and going west until they run out of money, which they are certain will fairly quickly.
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02/14/14 10:03 - ID#58684

Snowboarding

For the first time in at least 5 years, I was able to slide around a mountainside (ok, hillside). Michelle wound up driving us out there, and Tanya met us shortly after. Unfortunately, Tanya hurt herself pretty quickly and had to return to drinking at a cabin (not the worst alternative plan).

I couldn't believe how much I retained after such a long hiatus. I thought for sure I'd stumble the first time getting off the lift, but I didn't have an ounce of difficulty the entire day. Only fell twice while riding, and both were fairly minor. The conditions were pretty close to perfect.

After the first 8+ runs I realized that I could have been tracking my performance. Ran up to the car to get my phone, bought Ski Tracker, which is an awesome app:

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I wish I had snagged a screenshot of the map, since it doesn't seem to save that after you end the session. :o( I also wish it pulled out lift/idle times, so I may look around for other apps next time I'm heading out there.

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Bonuses of the day:

Phone interview for a position that I'm excited about (though not sure I did all that well...had just removed a way-to-tight ace bandage during the lunch break, and mind wasn't very focused)

And going on a bromantic trip to Florida.

Going to sleep well tonight
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