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Category: movies

06/15/09 11:55 - 70ºF - ID#48982

Where are they now...

I'm sure someone here is going to love these "Where are they now" galleries

Ghostbusters:

Saved by the Bell:

Ferris Bueller's Day Off:

Friday:

Pretty in Pink:


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Category: home

06/11/09 02:21 - 63ºF - ID#48889

More office chicks

Two chicks hatched while I was at the Pa. office Wednesday. (e:heidi,48491)

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tight crop, same picture
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... and randomly ...

Eco-friendly, hand-crank vibrator - definitely read the second review...


Heard on AM radio on my way back to Buffalo tonight







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Category: parties

06/08/09 04:49 - ID#48869

That bluegrass party

I went to my favorite annual party over Memorial Day weekend. It features some of the best in bluegrass - Hickory Project,
(Tioga County-based, internationally known, mandolin player is a top national player)

and some more local folks - Fetish Lane (they were combined with members of another band, calling themselves Woodshed something, but i forget... ah, update: Woodshed Prophets )
Backwoods Experiment (who I don't really like)
Grass Stained Genes (who played in my living room for my 31st birthday party)
and there's jammin' everywhere. I didn't take pix of the whole event, and pretty much no performances except the Sunday afternoon jam in the area we call The Pines, just took shots when the spirit moved me.



The bonfire Saturday night was huge - those are people and trees dwarfed by the fire - and that's after it's died down a lot.
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My friend's kid turned 11 at the party.
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A's little brother wanted food from our stash because he's a big mooch and didn't bring his own food. We had decided that he couldn't have any unless he paid $1 for each item. He negotiated letting me take pix of him blowing bubbles in trade...I've definitely gotten more than $1 in amusement :-)

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My friend Marty is a blacksmith who lives in Ohio. He brings his "portable" forge and tools with him - this is one of his pieces.

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Each year, someone flies a small plane over the party and drops a gift for Bucky, the host. (http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/leonardharrison.aspx - there's a little airport near the PA Grand Canyon)
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Bucky playing banjo at the "Hardy Hole Cafe" (aka the kitchen)
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Cellist Dave Bush playing in the Pines
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Sunday afternoon jamming (the cellist is back there playing too, behind the guy with the harp)
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More jammin'
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The stage area late Sunday night. My friend (father of kid above) is glaring at the other guitarist because he's sick of the same tunes the guy has been playing since the afternoon jam. There was a bassist, the cellist, a drummer, and a couple other folks that he would rather have been jamming with, in more of a rock style.
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The pews are where the audience sits when when watching folks play on the stage. The wooden platforms visible at the bottom of the picture are where folks dance. The couple on the right comes from North Carolina each year, but he grew up down the road from the party location.
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Just a funny shot.
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(if you're really curious about the rest of the party, msg me and i'll send you a link)
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Category: tourism

06/06/09 02:41 - 68ºF - ID#48850

More Pennsylvania photos

These are from Little Pine State Park in Lycoming County, Pa., last summer:

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More info about Little Pine State Park:



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Category: tourism

06/05/09 07:31 - 70ºF - ID#48848

Blossburg Coal Festival

From Thursday to Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, I took about 800 shots. I'm done processing photos through Saturday 5/23 at 1pm... I went home for my favorite annual party, a big bluegrass event in Cherry Flats, Pa., but my dear Uncle Dudley begged me to come off the mountain and photograph the Coal Festival parade Saturday morning. She and her new company, Coal Country Iron Works, had constructed a float and she needed to be on the float to throw candy. So I groggily made it to the parade, unshowered, begged my hairdresser for some gum because I hadn't connected with my toothbrush... and took pictures of the parade and a little of the 17th Annual Blossburg State Coal Festival at Island Park after (where I shot the not-Basra collection ((e:heidi,48783))). The pictures are probably not very exciting for people not connected to Blossburg, Pa., but some of you might be amused by them, hopefully to appreciate the small-townness and not pick on the hicks too much. ;-) The parade features lots of tractors, fire engines and kids, but no curly-wigged Irish dancing girls.

Keith Lindie, town historian & eligible 80-something bachelor, used his beloved John Deere tractor to haul the Red Hat Society float.

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My dear Uncle Dudley with her authentic miner's hat. Miners filled it with oil and lit it so they could see in the tunnels.

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She has an authentic miner's lunch bucket, too. Her bf Bernie has an extensive collection of mining antiques. (I'm sure she's going to yell at me for posting this!)

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But her float won the prize for Best Appearing Float. It features Mabel, a mule considered to be the last of the mine animals. The mules and ponies would bring the coal carts to the surface to be unloaded.

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Here's the link to the full album if you're interested:

(official Blossburg Coal Festival website: )


(More photos below)

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Category: tourism

06/05/09 05:34 - 74ºF - ID#48847

A harbor walk

(e:tinypliny) walked to the harbor the Thursday before Memorial Day weekend, had some ice cream at the Hatch Restaurant (peach yogurt for her, soft-serve twist with rainbow sprinkles for me) and enjoyed the sunset...

We intended to catch the train but i was too lazy to run for it and no others came, but I got these two shots as compensation.

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And we walked to the harbor.

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This is probably my favorite.

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That's (e:tinypliny) on the dock (i don't know the right word - is it a slip?), but it's hard to see her silhouette.

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Postcard, anyone?

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and one really bad picture of the ducks that came begging to us.

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Category: eating out

06/03/09 10:58 - 52ºF - ID#48829

New Mex/Puerto Rican restaurant

There's a new Mexican/Puerto Rican take-out & delivery place on the West Side (no dining in, just delivery & take-out). I'd love to hear folks' opinions!

Carmen's Kitchen
1043 West Ave.
882-7777

Carmen's Kitchen

The menu is in Publisher on the website, so I posted a PDF version along with coupons here:


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Category: basra

05/29/09 03:29 - 57ºF - ID#48783

The Not-Basra Collection

I have about 800 pictures to process from my adventures Thursday through Sunday. These are the most immediately relevant. ;-)

My hometown had its annual festival last weekend and my aunt asked me to take pictures of her & her company's parade float. She couldn't throw candy from the float and take pictures of it at the same time, she said. After the parade, everyone goes to Island Park for the festival, which this year included a beautiful old tortoise.


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Category: halloween

05/12/09 01:45 - 57ºF - ID#48656

costume rival for e:mmtornow


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:-)

From AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com (only about 1 in 10 images are actually funny)
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Category: walking

05/11/09 06:36 - 56ºF - ID#48649

lady in white gave me a gift!

I was walking along Allen today listening to property law review audio files (really exciting stuff) and passed the lady in white. I looked back and it seemed like she was talking to me, and she waved me closer. She said that her friend (who I was... um... having a little trouble seeing) wanted to give me something. I held out my hand and she said, no, not me, him, so I shifted my hand toward where she was indicating and she said, I'm not sure how this works, but he has something for you. I waited a few more seconds and told her I think I got something, thank you very much. She seemed very pleased.
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