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Category: tourism

03/23/13 02:45 - ID#57415

A quick trip to Canada

(e:Dianne) got her enhanced drivers license last week and wanted to visit her first foreign country: CANADA! She wanted to make it a romantic getaway and prevent me from working so she booked us a room (jacuzzi!) at a B&B in Niagara Falls, ON. We showed up at the B&B and there was no one there and it didn't look like anyone had been there for over 24 hours. Uh oh. She called and left a message. We made a quick stop to look at the falls (cold, windy, wet, we didn't stop long) then we went to the shiny tourist area to find some food. We checked every bar/grill and none had a decent beer selection so we went to one with a good pizza selection. The pizza was good - they were great about making a ridiculously custom pizza - half pepperoni, olives and mushrooms, half roasted red pepper, artichoke and zuccini. There was a nice 3/4" gutter between the two sets of toppings. Then we discussed what to do about the no b&B problem, and decided that camping at my house would be preferable to getting a room at the Sheraton or something (all of 24 miles from my house), as long as I kept my phone on airplane mode. We knew there was good beer in my fridge. Then we cruised the actual downtown part of NF looking for the brewpub I had heard of when I went on a photoshoot there (e:heidi,50473) - definitely wanna go there sometime. (e:Dianne) took pix of the falls, hope she'll post them.

I hadn't informed her what the boarder crossing would be like, what kind of questions to be prepared for, so she was really nervous and the Canadian guard was a little suspicious until she said it was her first time. Then on the way back, she was ready for the questions... and the convo went like this:

US Border Guard: What's your citizenship?
(e:Dianne): Buffalo
US Border Guard: uh... got a passport for that?

I was rolling.

Crossing the Peace Bridge

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This morning at Taza (I probably should get a coffee maker but I do enjoy going to Taza when she spends the night. She has her own punch card now.) She really liked the Nightmare before Christmas(?) mug she got.

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OMG! Walgreens has real beer now!

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Category: friends

03/20/13 01:30 - ID#57403 pmobl

birthday party


i like the mid-blow shot.

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03/20/13 01:28 - ID#57402 pmobl

view from the 12th floor


at 237 main.

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Category: home

03/20/13 01:23 - ID#57401

locked keys, new cop car


i locked my keys in my truck in the holiday parking lot last week when i was home. i walked down the street to Boro hall where the police department has its office (a windowless room smaller than our office) and asked Josh the cop to open it for me. he let me look at his new suv that the Boro just spent $40k on. sheesh.

Jamie checked out the interesting new clunking noise in the steering column of my truck.

view from client's front porch.

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Old white guys who run the town.

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Category: holiday

03/20/13 01:16 - ID#57400 pmobl

St. Patrick's day


this is the only shot i took Sunday. (e:Dianne) has been spoiling China Cat with treats. it was a wonderful day :-)

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Category: ideas

03/11/13 05:42 - ID#57367

Obsolete words

Clearly, I should now be known as Wonder-Wench.
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Category: friends

03/08/13 04:22 - ID#57350 pmobl

Google goggles on Allen!


Google goggles outside cafe taza this afternoon :-)

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Category: friends

03/06/13 02:31 - ID#57339

winning

(I'm attributing this overshare to (e:robert)'s influence.)

I'm pretty sure I'm the least competitive person in the entire broad gaming circle. I'm mostly interested in making pretty pictures and maybe drinking some beer. However, D is highly competitive and she decided she wanted to place a bet on the outcome of a Qwirkle game. Tsk tsk. I employed several key (e:YesThatCasey) tactics to achieve my goal.

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I was brushing my teeth last night and realized there were more toothbrushes and toothpastes than usual. She's had a toothbrush and toothpaste at my house since December... but now needs duplicates? Too cute. We had stopped seeing each other for a bit and I think she might have worried that I threw them out.

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Big Flats is a town between Corning and Elmira, NY, about an hour from home. It's home to the Arnot Mall and the Elmira-Corning Regional Airport. I find it highly amusing that Walgreens sells a beer named for it.

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Category: work

03/01/13 06:06 - ID#57310

Fun with lawyer ethics

I finally have a logo for my law firm! I'll show it off soon. I was checking out the ethics rules about whether I must list an address on my biz cards. The answer seems to be no, but in my research I came across this gem of an opinion. It's from 1972, before lawyers were allowed to advertise at all (1977, Bates v. State Bar of Arizona).

QUESTION

May a professional card of a lawyer be blue on blue, and may it
incorporate on its face an emblem such as the scales of justice?

OPINION

It is improper for the professional card or letterhead of a lawyer to
contain a distinctive monogram. N.Y. County 591 (1971); Wise, Legal
Ethics 145 (2d ed. 1970); DR 2-102(A) (1) and (4).

A lawyer's use of letterheads, professional cards and announcement
cards should conform to normal, modest sized lettering giving the
conventional information only, such as the name of the individual or
firm, the address, the telephone, and the cable code, if any. Wise,
Legal Ethics 169 (2d ed. 1970).

To permit embellishment of the usual simple professional card would
undoubtedly lead to the use of competitive symbols and the dignity of
the profession would be seriously compromised. The use of blue lettering
on blue stock rather than being conventional, customary and usual is
flamboyant and not dignified.

(emphasis added)
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Category: weather

02/27/13 10:22 - ID#57295 pmobl

more snow


ugh

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