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Category: tourism

09/23/12 07:52 - ID#56790

Eternal flame

The Buffalo LGBTQ Women's meeting group had our annual end-of-summer potluck today out at Chestnut Ridge Park. Lesbian potlucks are awesome. (e:puddlediving) & I went for a little hike there last fall but didn't go to the flame but a small group of us went today. It was a really quick little hike, way too many people around. I'm sorry the pix are blurry. :-(

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Category: norms

09/20/12 09:10 - ID#56782

men's room etiquette

(e:matthew) seems to have removed that fabulous rant about awkward men's room moments. I came across this great post about etiquette with an illustrating video. (strongly recommend stopping at 4:40)
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Category: home

09/18/12 01:12 - ID#56773

Video!

Here it is! It's so goofy!
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Location: Buffalo, NY
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Category: home

09/17/12 04:19 - ID#56769

First video production

Jill & I have almost finished our save our schools youtube video. It has super low production values, and is kind of an analog take on the story of stuff videos. When it's done, I'll post it. Featuring my hand and Jill's voice, drawings and toys. This is what happens when a pre-k teacher and a lawyer get together!

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Category: friends

09/13/12 01:22 - ID#56757 pmobl

Chandelier

Reflected in phone

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Category: food

09/11/12 12:12 - ID#56756

Useful peppers: salsa

Made some fresh salsa from A's tomatoes and peppers. Yum!

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Not sure what I'm going to do with the scotch bonnet (habenero).
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Category: politics

09/10/12 10:27 - ID#56755

Voter disenfranchisement

I realized the other day that I might not be able to vote in PA under the new super-strict voter ID law.

I'm registered in PA - obviously, those are the politics I care about, and I have enough residency to make it legitimate. I have a post office box, a bank account, a PA attorney license... you'd think that would be enough, right? Especially in a town where I know the poll workers and used to work at the polls?

Well, PA's new strictest-in-the-nation voter ID laws say that I need PA photo ID. Seriously. College ID? Nope - out of state is not acceptable. Drivers license? I've still got my NYS license. Other photo ID? NYS attorney secure ID - I can get into any courthouse in NYS but can't vote in PA. I don't have a passport because I don't like to travel and my NYS enhanced license ID lets me visit Toronto and go swimming at the quarry as much as I like. PA doesn't participate in the "REAL ID Act" I can't even get the stupid free voting ID because I don't have a lease, not that I have time to get to the DMV - our county's DMV is open 2x per week, for a total of about 12 hrs. Fuck you, Corbett! And you too, Matt Baker!

Voter ID laws are all about suppressing votes and not at all about fraud prevention:

PA House Majority Leader: "Pro-Second Amendment? The Castle Doctrine, it's done. First pro-life legislation -- abortion facility regulations -- in 22 years, done. Voter ID, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done."

Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS SuperPAC has already pulled out of PA because it's going for Obama. Ha.

(I'll be voting by absentee ballot.)
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Category: food

09/10/12 10:18 - ID#56753

Peppers!

One is a scotch bonnet (right), the other is a cute sweet pepper.

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Category: friends

09/09/12 05:54 - ID#56750

Silo City

I forgot I took pix until I saw (e:paul)'s!

Silo City art event was cool but the actual silos were amazing. Some of the art incorporated the silo echos - really incredible. I kept getting disoriented by the sound, it was all encompassing. (e:) terry got several compliments on his singing both with and without (e:enknot). I get to hear him noodle everyday - glad other folks got to share! And then we found a couple silos with broken off funnel-like bottoms and stuck our heads inside, (e:terry), alex and (e:enknot) sang. It was incredible and intense - I've never experienced anything like it. Someone took a recording-how did it turn out? They should clean some of them and charge for use. I'm pretty sure we'll all going to die of some disgusting bacterial infection from inhaling guano or cancer from the rust.

I want to know how the facilities actually functioned. There were intact ovens, big and little scoop pulleys, leftover bits of a conveyor system....all intriguing.

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Category: home

09/09/12 02:55 - ID#56746

Some people are bicoastal

The past 48 hrs have been illustrative of my crazy life:

Yesterday, Tioga County Bar Association lunch at a country club - iceberg lettuce in the only salad available, then a trip up to Morris Run (pronounced Mor'shrun, where I lived till I was 13) to get A's gifted car from the mechanic, someone I went to school with. A significant number of twenties changed hands and A now has a functional, registered and inspected vehicle that gets more than 11 mpg. To the office where Nisha and I watched the chickens and I fixed up Jill's new laptop. Back to the country club for dinner with the lawyers - feeling rather sophisticated in comparison, except for the commercial litigator from Pittsburgh who at one point had a DAILY commute between Pittsburgh and LA. More freakin' iceberg lettuce, this time with an icky raspberry vinaigrette dressing. Then pasta primavera with icky soggy veggies. I should prolly be grateful they weren't from a can? Back to A's house - he made me actual food. Today, I drove back to Buffalo after 9 days in PA, longest I've been there in four years. Kaydara for dinner - super yummy! - and then a bike ride to Silo City.

I have a bipolar life.

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