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07/31/05 02:03 - 78ºF - ID#20952

Masiello

When are people going to start telling Masiello to just shut up. I am so tired of reading articles about the city that cite Masiello saying the same thing every time: "::insert proposal:: is going to revitalize the city. Today is a good day for Buffalo. ::people from inserted proposal:: are going to revitilitalize the downtown area bringing in ::insert ridiculous number:: of tourists. We ::people from inserted proposal:: want to that mayor Masiello and the good people of Erie county and the City of Buffalo for their support and recognition of this great project ::as they accept a retarded amount of cash we cannot afford to give them::."

I'm still really skeptical of the entire Bass Pro deal. Remember when Adelphia was going to revitalize the downtown area? Remember when is all we can say. Masiello is for every proposal and when it fizzels out, he's standing on the corner yelling "I told you so". C'mon. Bass Pro is building a larger "campus" in Pittsburgh, with a fraction of the public funds they got from Buffalo.

Buffalo News Article today--Jill Beck, a downtown resident and former president of the group Working for Downtown, was skeptical of the Bass Pro project until recently. The thought of an outdoor store attracting up to 5 million visitors a year seemed outlandish. But her skepticism turned to excitement after she joined a delegation on a trip last spring to the Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World store in a Toronto suburb.

"I got back on the bus and said, "Oh my God, they're not crazy after all.' "

Buffalo is not Toronto. They've already developed their waterfront and it has been able to sustain itself for a number of years.

I want to know where the plan is to develop our waterfront? We cannot just put a retail store in the Aud and then have people schlep through deserted streets and underpasses to what? that loading dock between the grain elevators and the storage space for the ice boom?

What ever became of public ridicule of terrible public officials? Tar and feather anyone?

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07/30/05 01:05 - 75ºF - ID#20951

YARD SALE

Moving sale on 436 W. Delavan today until 4pm
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07/30/05 12:05 - 75ºF - ID#20950

UNIX

Anyone know of where I can learn UNIX or a good book to start with? I am familiar with the basic rudimentary commands and can get as fancy as tar and untar files to be emailed, but my skills stop there. Is it possible to publish on (e:strip) via a terminal window?
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07/24/05 08:30 - 77ºF - ID#20947

Buoys?

Does anyone know what keeps buoys in one spot? I'd particularly like to know about the ones in Lake Ontario, but now that I've thought about it, what keeps the ones in the ocean from floating off as well? really long ropes?

hummmmmmmm.
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07/23/05 12:23 - 75ºF - ID#20946

Its sooo nice to be home

Jeff and I went camping in cape cod this weekend. it was nothing short of fantastic. The weather was perfect, the water was perfect, even the sand was perfect. It was so nice to just get away from buffalo for a week. I hate buffalo. really.

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07/15/05 10:53 - 80ºF - ID#20945

Clorox Fresh

Nothing says clean and shiny like Clorox. Sure it makes my bare hands raw and smell, my nails get soft and brittle, but damn does it clean up anything and everything.

now. I get to go out and drink. wheeeeeee!
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07/12/05 11:56 - 83ºF - ID#20944

HOT HOT HOT

Today was so hot and muggy. I came home on my lunch and went swimming. I think I pulled something in my left arm when I fell off the rock this weekend. After I finished doing laps, my arm really hurts.

I hope tomorrow is just as nice. I want to go sailing. :)

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07/12/05 07:48 - 71ºF - ID#20943

2848 views

the pressure is on, I just noticed that I have had 2848 views in a little over a year. I guess I should write something worth while. :op


its gonna be a H O T day. I wish I could just stay home and swim all day.

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07/11/05 07:20 - 86ºF - ID#20942

YAY

Yeah! The watermelon motif is back. haha this is my favorite one!

(e:paul) I hear you about running in place. I really resented Canisius after graduation when I realized that most of us didn't have a job and didn't have the slightest idea when we would be getting one. What a let down. Paul is so talented; just look at this site. I don't think your $70k was a waste, you're going to find something to do that will make this whole thing worth while.

haha the flip side of all of this is that my friend Geoff is teaching piano two days a week and loving it, never finished college and is ridiculously talented. is it really more talent than intelligence or are they one in the same? Not to say that Geoffrey isn't intelligent,its just that he could have gone to college to become what he already is.

blah. here's to spending $20k more so I can hang another diploma on my wall in 2007.
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07/10/05 01:50 - 82ºF - ID#20941

Pictures from panama rocks

here are some pictures from yesterday. the weather was so great.

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I jumped a couple seconds later and landed on my ass. all these little kids were underneath where I was standing and laughing at me.

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