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07/16/10 09:05 - 75.ºF - ID#52184

more zoma pix

more excellent food

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07/16/10 09:02 - 76.ºF - ID#52183

zoma:essence of abyssinia

honey wine, fellow patrons, food, members of the lesbian foodie meetup that lisa's gf miriam runs....

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07/15/10 04:37 - 86.ºF - ID#52174

only took me two hrs...

to figure out how to take a picture. i got the estrip app with no problem.

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Category: stuff

07/15/10 09:32 - 74.ºF - ID#52171

Phone advice requested!

I'm on the waiting list for the Droid Incredible, which won't ship until 7/27 :-p

The Droid X is out today. Should I go to the store and get the X and kill the Incredible order?

These are very important questions.
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Category: holiday

07/09/10 03:47 - 71.ºF - ID#52131

Infringement Festival!

Infringement Festival is quickly approaching! I'm really excited because I'm having my first art show! Please come to the opening reception/party:

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Friday, July 23
6:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

464 & Blink Galleries
464 & 466 Amherst St. Buffalo, NY
between Elmwood & Grant on Amherst. Street parking.
Food, drinks, live music, (Michael Sheffield and Three Degrees of Separation), DJ, performances, including a 3-D Pop Art piece (glasses provided!).

Our favorite robot music t-shirt guy will also have an installation!

Bring friends!

infringebuffalo.org/

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Category: food

07/02/10 05:52 - 74.ºF - ID#52085

Recipes

for (e:enknot)... I made these for the camping trip. Yum!

Black bean dip/refried beans

2 14 oz cans black or pinto beans
1 14 oz can diced tomatoes
2-3 large garlic cloves
1 large onion
1/2 jalapeno pepper
1/4 c. fresh cilantro
1+ t. oregano
1+ t. cumin
1+ t. black pepper
1+ t. sea salt
olive oil

Chop the garlic, onions, jalapeno and cilantro (use the stems, too!). Heat the oil, saute the garlic, onions and jalapeno until the onions are translucent to lightly tanned. Add the cilantro & stir. Add the cumin, oregano, salt & pepper. Add the beans (use the juice - very important or it'll dry out).

For refried beans, mash them up as you cook them. Add the tomatoes and let it all simmer down and dry out. Make sure to keep stirring so you don't scorch them. They should be pretty dry.

For the wetter bean dip, you don't have to mash as much. Add the tomatoes and simmer down until it's a consistency that works with tortilla chips.

Lentil-Chickpea Salad
(from Classic Vegetarian Cooking from the Middle East & North Africa by Habeeb Salloum, p. 117. I highly recommend this cookbook.)

Serves 8-10

1 c. lentils, washed
water (3 c. min) (broth or bullion is nice - i used a mushroom base)
1/4 c. olive oil
1/2 c. lemon juice - that's about 2 fresh lemons worth
1 bunch green onions
3 large tomatoes
1 14 oz. can chickpeas
1/2 c. fresh parsley or cilantro
1 large sweet red pepper
salt & pepper

Cook lentils in water until tender but still intact and slightly firm; allow to cool. (Instructions for cooking lentils.) Drain.

While lentils are cooking, chop the onions, tomatoes, parsley/cilantro, pepper, and juice the lemons. Since it's a salad, you want the veggies pretty small. Put them all in a big bowl, add the chickpeas, salt & pepper and mix. Mix in the lentils before serving.

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I think I'm going to make this for a picnic tomorrow. I'll probably add garlic. It has a very clean, mild taste to it.

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Category: home

06/30/10 03:39 - 67.ºF - ID#52066

we're working hard!


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06/24/10 04:55 - 78.ºF - ID#52024

Furthur in Rochester?

I've got an extra ticket for Furthur at the Highland Bowl in Rochester tomorrow night. Furthur is a Grateful Dead related band featuring Phil Lesh (bass) and Bob Weir (guitar). Doors open at 5, show is at 6:30. The tickets are general admission. I'd be leaving here around 2:30ish.

Let me know right now!
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Category: home

06/18/10 12:09 - 75.ºF - ID#51943

Bear trap

Later that day...

I was on the Island taking pix, chatting with folks, and eating fresh pierogies and came across a bear trap. Mark Bowne, a former state police officer, had been having trouble with a mama bear and her three cubs getting into his and his neighbors' trash. He contacted the game warden, who brought a trap to his house. The morning of the parade, the trap caught the mama bear and the game warden brought it to the Island to demonstrate the tagging, weighing, and sexing process.

Trap
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Mark Bowne
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Warden Minnich prepared the tranquilizer.
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Warden's truck & the trap.
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Crowd gathers
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Like shooting fish in a barrel?
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The warden explained that he would take the bear to Taylor Run, just a little outside of town, hoping she'll collect the three cubs and scoot farther out now that she knows what happens if she stays in town. If he knew the cubs were second year, he'd take her farther away, but he didn't want to risk it. She weighed about 160 lbs, small for a female black bear (PDF).
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Tagged!
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For more pictures of Island Park and the Coal Festival car show, go here
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06/16/10 12:01 - 65.ºF - ID#51901

Blossburg State Coal Festival

As usual on Memorial Day weekend, I was camping at a big bluegrass party and came down the mountain to do stuff at the Coal Festival. Here are some parade & festival pictures. I hope you're amused. (See (e:heidi,48848) for last year.)

My cousin's ex-wife
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Big flag
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Pennsylvania Bucktails Civil War re-enactors
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A's nephew Tyler... keep an eye out for him below.
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My hairdresser's son Jason.
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First Citizens National Bank began as Miners National Bank
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Red Hat Society, driven by town historian Keith Lindie on his precious John Deere.
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The tall redheaded boy is another of A's nephews. His niece Harley is 4th from left.

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Gratuitous fire engine shot. Blossburg, Morris, Liberty, Wellsboro and Mansfield fire and/or ambulance companies were represented.
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Uncle Dudley's bf Bernie hauled their float.
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Uncle Dudley & the float
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Tioga County does have a bus system although it's mostly impractical. The system does have some good specialized services, such as the one that picks up A's mom at their house and takes her to dialysis .
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Here's A's nephew Tyler again - the parade/town is so small that participants are recycled. Ty was prom king. Great hat.
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Girls softball... somehow they got to ride four-wheelers.
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My client Lucia's husband Jim.
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One of the Nickerson relations showing off the eggs that Gordie the Chicken Whisperer was selling (e:heidi,51745)
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I bought a raffle ticket for this antique tractor cuz ya know I really need one.
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The car show is a very popular event.
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Harley was in the parade with her recorder-playing troupe and then she got her face painted at the festival. I love how her teeth were blue.
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Just a cute picture of A's niece Tori Rose. She begged me to take her camping.
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The Island is one of the most beautiful and special places I know. It's so hard to capture the beauty of it.
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Wow, that was boring.

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