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Category: randomo

07/27/07 10:45 - 72ºF - ID#40265

pumpkin patch and misty evening

those are the names of our new bedroom colors.

by the by...

we are here in buffalo now. since tuesday.

we have been spending 12 hour days painting like madwomen.

so pardon the absence, we are insane.

also - i am getting the dreaded blue screen of death on my computer. i have screenshots of the technical info. anyone know of a dell authorized repair center? i believe that I have a one year warrenty. or if i send you a screen shot could you tell me what my problem is? (that is, my computer problem)

back to the grindstone.
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Location: New Paltz, NY

Category: family

07/23/07 12:19 - 70ºF - ID#40214

meet the griswolds

I realized that I ordered my Harry Potter book from it didn't arrive on Saturday. and so i just received a confirmation email for the full cost of the book being refunded to my amazon acount.... sweeeet.

of course now that i'm thinking about it... i think that the harry potter books might have been delivered by us mail. and of course i have a forward to buffalo, which i am not there till tuesday late evening. which makes me wonder......... did i inadvertantly cheat the system, or was it magic?

no matter, i haven't had time to read it.

i just got back from day one of my family reunion at bear mountain.

already dean has gotten into fights with both my mother and my uncle larry.

also aunt mona and drew have gotten into a fight

grandpap fought with everyone that tried to make him get out of the car at arrival.

and there was a lot of grumbling as a result of 19 rooms being requestqed in 3 cabins that only have 18 rooms. god these folks are crazy.

its coming down to the wire. i have alread said goodbye to so many people and its beginning to get upsetting. oh and already i'm getting requests to stay in new paltz for a few extra days. and pleeeaasssseeee come back for this party on the 4rth...

oh and i still don't have a job.
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Location: New Paltz, NY

Category: moving

07/19/07 02:39 - 74ºF - ID#40166

countdown to acid reflux

tonight i fix lauren's car window/blinker with jess.
tomorrow is my last day at work
tomorrow night is happy hour at oasis for the last time
saturday is harry potter
saturday night is a barbeque at my bosses house
sunday through tuesday morning is family reunion
tuesday is the day i grab my cats and say goodbye to new paltz.

i've been so busy. so very busy. sorry i haven't posted/commented more than flippantly. i'm rather flippant you see.

hey guys, what is this Nova 3C promotions company? They want me to come in for an interview, but if it is going to be annoying telemarketing for pennies crap i don't even want to bother...

i can't wait until the stress levels die and my dry and sarcastic sense of humor comes back.

this little kid just ran out of kb toys yelling,

'dad! brian just called me a retard and that really hurt! it really did! my feelings are hurt'

i don't know why i found that so amusing, but yeah... okay i really got to stop procrastinating...
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Location: New Paltz, NY

07/13/07 05:54 - 72ºF - ID#40099


i have made many attempts to write/check everything here. everytime i do i get sidetracked or whatever. But it appears to be slow today so here i go.

brief updates that none of you care about: my boss is having a barbeque for me next saturday. i cannot tell you how much this makes me happy. it is the greatest feeling int he world to leave a job feeling appreciated.

that being said, i have not heard from ATT/Cingular from my interview on monday. in a recent discussion with me mum, the idea that it might have something to do with my credit score has been brought up. it royally pisses me off that companies are allowed to base employment on credit scores. i mean... how the hell am i supposed to fix my credit if YOU WON'T GIVE ME A JOB? this country is, as far as i'm concerned, fucked. run by banks. do you all realize that the federal reserve is a private institution? money rules everything. grr i can't get into that again, i'll just get even more irritated. for now i'm just going to employ the power of attraction (the secret anybody?) to force them to call and give me a job.

there were other things that i wanted to say but lost ambition somewhere along the way.

except this: explain to me why all of my customers are firmly bunching their panties into knots and shoving them as far up their ass as possible?
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Location: New Paltz, NY

Category: moving

07/11/07 12:04 - 77ºF - ID#40049

brushed nickels

god this computer is slow.
i was going to upload a photo of the kitchen that lauren and i just spent crazy back breaking heat stroke inducing hours painting, but the photo is huge, and this computer is slower than snails racing in the mojave. also this shitty computer chair almost unceremoniously dumped me directly into the shaky computer desk that i'm sitting at. which would have resulted in horrible horrible things.

Missing Image ;(

that should bring up a big fat red X.

i would go ahead and upload it elsewhere and resize it, but that would take most of the morning/afternoon.

the interview went okay - though i was given a phone call as i was pulling into buffalo monday afternoon that it had to be rescheduled for that evening. thus i was unable to do much of the last minute research that i had intentions of doing. it went okay, though he repeatedly asked me about my graphic design and video production background. wasn't i at an interview for cell phone sales?

anyway - hopefully it went well, though i'm really concerned about having an apartment/bills/etc and no job as of yet. i have to keep telling myself it will be okay.

the painting was HELL. hot. i have a hugeeee bruise on my leg from straddling the refridgerator (don't ask). our kitchen now has a new floor, a lovely set of cabinets in the color of 'chocolate sparkle' and the walls are a delightful color that we have deemed to be magical as it shows up grey, blue and green depending on which wall/light/angle you have. we are currently debating on whether or not we should have a brushed nickel color for the hardware on the cabinets or a black. i personally like silver, though after looking at the cabinets i'm unsure.

I have been asked by lauren to inquire as to what everyone thinks is the fastest way from elmwood ave to UB north campus. hmm?

we were leaving last night, passing the bidwell park (is this right?) and saw a gathering. it made me wish i wasn't going back to new paltz. i suddenly realized that it was the first time i'd rather be somewhere else than new paltz and it made me an odd mix of reminiscent/sad/happy/eager/etc.

anyway - thanks for all the well wishing! i need to get some laundry done!
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Location: New Paltz, NY

Category: randomo

07/08/07 10:00 - 76ºF - ID#40016

it was the spring chicken salad...

note to self:

you are within months of being 28. drinking large amounts of alcohol of any type for twelve hours while playing in the hot sun may make you feel like ponce de leon discovering the proverbial fountian, but does not make you feel youthful the next day.

although maybe my next post about the party will have a slightly more enthusiastic review. i'm going to lay down some more now for now.

ps im driving to buffalo tomorrow morning. tuesday morning i have job interview. i return to new paltz tuesday night/weds mornin. how much painting you think we are going to get done?
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Location: New Paltz, NY

Category: drinking

07/05/07 09:01 - 74ºF - ID#39931

jello factory

i've been running around like crazy trying to get everything together for my going away party this weekend. its very exciting. i'm making jello shots tonight....

i have lemon drops (lemon jello and vodka and a splash of extra lemon)

strawberry/vodka with little pieces of cut up strawberries in them

blue berry/vodka

pina colada (pinaplle jello with rum and topped with cream of coconut)

rum and coke (black cherry coke with rum and coke and a maraschino cherry inside)

and i think that is it so far... i am officially bringing jello shots to the next level. i thought of halfing oranges and making jello shots inside the halves and then slicing it like an orange... that would be fun too..

anyway... i need to get started on this... times a wasting!
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Location: New Paltz, NY

Category: moving

07/03/07 11:44 - 71ºF - ID#39907

just can't wait to get on the road again

well we made it there!

somehow we managed to move the entire truck into the apartment in the matter of about 20 minutes. chalk it up to excellant packing, but wow... it all came together great! my 14 year old nephew carried all the heavy stuff.

(e:chico) - thanks for stopping by and bringing us beer! it was delicious and well needed by the time we got back and sat staring at the mounds and mounds of our belongings in the middle of the living room! it made us feel great!

(e:james) - sorry we didn't call you for the jello wrestling. it was over in an instant. who knew that a forty pound monkey could overpower a full grown goat that quickly?

and then we drove another 6 hours back to new paltz. gone already, i know...

and now it is late and my spinal cord has fused into one large question mark. i finally wrenched my fingers from the steering wheel and i don't think they will ever straighten again. 20 hours of driving in 5 days. my car and my body hates me.

happy fourth of july everyone! i'll be at work tomorrow, resting....

thanks again!
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Location: New Paltz, NY

Category: moving

07/02/07 12:32 - 59ºF - ID#39885

praise jersey~


i'm officially a couch pet. staying with kathi unil i'm fully moved into buffalo. there is something extremely discomforting about it all.

more importantly

jersey was amazing. delightful. swell sweet. delicious. oh my god did i just say that about JERSEY? i have problems.
no really we went to the beach and had excellant drunken times.

i'll mention just a couple highlites.

1. found out what happens if you do not put sunblock on evenly. i look like i have red camouflage (sp?) skin on my chest. very hot let me tell you.

2. it was interesting to walk behind my group of big dykes on the boardwalk so i could fully appreciate the gawking of all the meatheads. also drinking beer in the bathroom on the boardwalk when i clearl y didn't need any more.

3. kathi fell asleep on the beach and we have a lovely photo of her sleeping on her chair, all alone except for the random dude-bro that offered to take his photo with her. when we finally showed her later she was thoroughly amused.

4. in my drunkeness, lynda and i had a good ten minutes of interpretive dance which i may or may not post the video of when i get my camera cables back. it was moving.

5. waking up and driving home exhausted with a hangover and sore muscles from fighting with ocean waves yesterday.

i'm sure there is more but i'm half dead. but here is the real news. the uhaul (budget truck) is loaded. sitting back at my former residence waiting for me to come pick it and steven up so that we can head out. 8 am which means maybe 2 ish we will be there? did i mention that i'm in pain?
and hung over? i just took a 3.5 hour nap.

buffalo? i'll see you soon!
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Location: New Paltz, NY

Category: moving

06/28/07 01:38 - 80ºF - ID#39835

tick tock tick tock tick

times a tick tockin away!
tonight after work begins crunch time.

everything we own is getting moved to the garage. or to kathis. tomorrow morning lauren and i will be wrestling with the hoardes of ny city folk who are all on a mission of mass exodus of the hot and steamy city in favor of the ever so pristine jersey shore (sarcasm? noooo)
spending the weekend at the beach with a ridiculous amount of assholes i'm sure. but hey, sun and ocean and a free house a block away from the shore? sure.

i intend on mild inebriation throughout the weekend.

ending sunday morning, when we again will be facing the hoardes of (holyshiti'vegottagobacktowork)
in time to get lauren to work
and me to the budget rental truck
and then pack all night

monday afternoon, you will see me, there in buffalo
i'll be the one swearing under my breath at the 47 boxes of books(bricks) that have lauren's name all over them.

here we go!
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Location: New Paltz, NY



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mike said to grandma
I'm so glad you made it safely!...

mike said to grandma
I'm so glad you made it safely!...

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OMG welcome!...

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