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03/12/09 11:37 - 24ºF - ID#48027

Market Manager, Broadway Market

Job with a relatively decent salary for Buffalo these days...

The Broadway Public Market, owned and operated by the City of Buffalo and supported by a volunteer Advisory Task Force and a Tenant’s Association, is seeking a creative and dynamic Market Manager to oversee all aspects of the market’s operations.

A detailed description of the duties can be found at:


Bachelor’s Degree with some retail management and marketing experience (preferred) or equivalent work experience. Salary: $65,000 annually plus benefits depending on experience. A one-year contract will be offered (including an initial probationary evaluation period of ninety days). Subsequent single-year or multiple year contract periods can be negotiated based on performance.

The successful candidate must reside in the City of Buffalo within six (6) months after the date of hire. Send resume, cover letter and 3 references to: Buffalo Economic Renaissance Corporation
920 City Hall, Buffalo, New York 14202, Attn: Broadway Market, or email to: start@berc.org

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Category: work

03/06/09 11:51 - 38ºF - ID#47973

Work Haiku

Too tired for thought
Three Federal grants submitted
Week from hell need sleep


It's been a really long couple of workweeks of reading, editing, formatting, making sure all forms are completed and attachments are in order and deadlines are met. Hours of overtime and bringing work home - now I'm so tired I think maybe I'm bordering on delirious. Man, those Federal grant applications will suck the life out of you. Good night everyone - hope you all have a great weekend! I think I might just sleep through it all.
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Category: news

03/03/09 07:11 - 17ºF - ID#47936

Facebook Virus

I don't use Facebook but received this Washington Post re: Facebook virus from my daughter's teacher today. Thought I'd share in case other folks are interested.


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02/27/09 10:37 - 21ºF - ID#47905

Re-LENT-Less

Earlier this week at work many of my co-workers were discussing what they were going to give and/or give up for Lent. Some of the folks are (still) Catholic and some are, shall we say, “reformed” Catholics - as in, grew up Catholic but have chosen some other path; while others are of other various, primarily Christian, denominations. While I understand and appreciate the concept of Lent, it is nothing that I ever remember as being any kind of a discussed or practiced ritual in my childhood home. Not that our household was anti-religion, we just didn’t really practice anything much past when I was maybe in 1st or 2nd grade. So this brings me to my situation.

I thought that maybe it the spirit of things I would consider giving something up for Lent. You know, camaraderie and all. Anyway, as I was discussing this with people in relation to what they were giving up, I came to a somewhat perplexing discovery. Finding something to give up is considerably harder than I expected. First I thought, “What the heck can I even give up?” I mean, I don’t drink, I quit smoking 2 years ago (which I actually think should be enough giving up of something to last an entire lifetime), don’t have much in the way of a sex-life since I haven’t really found anyone who has sparked my interest since my husband died (which, again, I say would be enough giving up of something to last an entire lifetime-maybe two lifetimes) - man my life is looking kind of pathetic here. Then some people were talking about certain foods they were giving up. This got me thinking, oh, hell (sorry) no! We’ve already been doing a kind of “Biggest Loser” competition at work for just over a month now (in which I am ahead - lost 14 lbs. so far), which has me (back) on an Atkins-esque type diet. So, with this diet I have already basically given up carbs, meaning, I no longer eat potatoes, rice, pasta, bread, sweets, chips, chocolate, ice cream, candy, etc., and very little fruit. I also don’t drink any soft-drinks or other sugary and/or juice-type drinks. I pretty much only drink water, coffee, and occasionally V-8. This kind of leaves meat, cheese, and vegetables, and on rare occasion some blackberries or raspberries - guess I just can’t quite see myself giving up any other foods.

Then someone told me they don’t give anything up - rather they “give” for Lent. This co-worker said they were going that day to give blood. I thought - ok that’s great. Then I remembered, the last time I tried to give blood they wouldn’t take it because I was anemic. Guess maybe that’s out too. And, besides, I already made an e-strip donation.

So, then I thought - well, maybe I should just give up my kids (after all, who couldn’t use a 40 day vacation) - but then thought, nah, you’re supposed to give up something you like (hahahaha), or make some sacrifice, and besides, who the hell else would want them.

Finally - the only vices I have left that would truly be a sacrifice for me are swearing and coffee and... she says as she takes another sip... “there’s no f***ing way I’m giving them up!” So, I guess I’ve come to my conclusion; I’m giving up trying to give up anything for Lent.

Peace to all this Lenten season.

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Category: computer

02/22/09 02:33 - 26ºF - ID#47858

Need Computer Advice

I’m looking for a new (refurbished) laptop computer and have been checking out some stuff on e-bay. I could use a little advice from some of you incredibly knowledgeable folks regarding some basics. I’ve been looking at Dells, primarily at the D600, 610, 620’s with the Windows XP Professional OS but they have really varied configurations. I need to know what folks recommend regarding the following:

What is the minimum speed you recommend for a processor?

What type of processor do you recommend? (i.e., Intel Core 2 Duo; Intel Core Duo; Intel Pentium Mobile; Intel Pentium 4, etc.)

What Processor Config do you recommend? (i.e., Single Core, Dual Core)

Minimum RAM recommended?

Minimum Hard Drive capacity recommended?

Any advice you can offer would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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