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05/31/08 09:07 - 66ºF - ID#44503



I am going to Fugazi tonight around 10:30-11:00 if any of you folks want to meet up.

FINALLY! My weekend bachelorism involves more than cooking lamb!
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Location: Buffalo, NY

Category: election

05/29/08 10:31 - 55ºF - ID#44488

Hey, You Should Run for Office!


I love estrip. It is fantastic. And I really hate pimping it out for my job. But I am. You know why? Because I love you all and want you to clutch the beating heart of power in your hands.

Are you a registered Democrat? Are you a likable person? Then why not run for a Democratic Committeeship. You can represent a local, three or so block area and help get progressive Democrats who want to change Buffalo nominated.

If you are interested, just let me know through here. There will be an informational meeting this Sunday, 6Pm at Sam Hoyt's campaign office at 892 Elmwood ave. But we need to know if you would like to run before then.

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05/29/08 07:00 - 61ºF - ID#44485

Oh YA!

Hey ladies!

That's right. (e:jim) is out of town at a conference, so I am a bachelor of the weekend. Oh, a playa such as mwaself knows exactly how to play while the kitty is away. Meow. That's right ladies, I will be... watching Woody Allen movies and cooking fish.

ahem. I really need to learn how to cut loose. I could be a swining bachelor taring up the town, but instead I will laugh at joke about Voltaire with squid breath.

Meanwhile, (e:Jim) is in Portland. His only assignment is to eat a bacon doughnut
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Category: humor

05/26/08 10:29 - 62ºF - ID#44458

The Real Hillary Clinton

I havn't laughed this hard at a youtube clip since 2girls1cup the sitcom.

This one in particular is spot on.

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05/26/08 12:09 - 73ºF - ID#44453

Communists Are No Fun


I generally believe that most Communists are not all that much fun. You wouldn't want to bring a bunch to a party to liven it up. Take the leader of Russia's Communist Party, Sergei Milinkovich, for example. He is calling for a ban of the new Indiana Jone's movie because

"Why should we agree to that sort of lie and let the West trick our youth?"

He said many Russian cinemagoers were teenagers who would be "completely unaware of what happened in 1957", when the film is set.
"They will go to the cinema and will be sure that in 1957 we made trouble for the United States and almost started a nuclear war.

"It's rubbish... In 1957 the communists did not run with crystal skulls throughout the US."

The Associated Press news agency quoted Moscow Communist official Andrei Andreyev as saying: "It is very disturbing if talented directors want to provoke a new Cold War."

lame Communists, lame.
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Location: Buffalo, NY

Category: gym

05/25/08 01:49 - 65ºF - ID#44446

Allentown Athletix: Hold on a sec


Due to something, I am not sure what even though it was explained to me, we have to wait until Wednesday to sign up...

Bill, the owner is on vacation and can't be reached. Ya, the people there know two of us have already signed up and they have the list of people. But, we have to wait.

Sorry everyone.

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Location: Buffalo, NY

Category: gym

05/23/08 02:02 - 55ºF - ID#44431

Allentown Athletix: Extra Awesome


I signed up on Wednesday and have worked out there twice so far at different times. Seriously, I have never had to wait for a machine. Even if I am doing three part supersets I still don't have to wait. They must run the cleanest gym. Not only do they keep the place sparkling clean, they also compel their clients to be clean. I never see anyone leave a machine dripping sweat like a fountain and not clean up with sanitizer.

The test of any gym is the locker room. Bacteria and mold should be right at home thanks to the warmth and humidity of four private shower stalls, a sauna, and jacuzzi. But I could see no mold anywhere and there was not a funky smell to be found. It is seriously clean.

For you cyclists you don't have to lock your bike up on Allen like I did when I went there to talk to them. You can park your bike right in the building and it is under video surveillance, so no one will mess with it.

Bill Mahr is the owner and the one who arranged our group rate. Not only is he super easy to work with but he is also one of the nicest guys I have ever met. We got to meet the day I signed up and we chatted for ten minutes. He is the kind of guy you would love to get a beer with.

So, everyone should sign up. Go, do it now.


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Oh, we don't have a group name. Just go in and say that you are part of that group signing up.
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Location: Buffalo, NY

Category: work

05/21/08 12:31 - 47ºF - ID#44408



I quasi-left my boring job that I walk about too much when drunk. I say quasi-left because today I was on the phone for 40 minutes helping my boss out with something, which was lovely, it is good to hear from her. All week I have been working for the Working Families Party. We have been canvasing in Grease (a suburb of Rochester) on the issue of affordable health care.

But today, I have an interview to work on a re-election campaign. I wont name names, as Paul's Google wizardry is powerful. That job should be way better and should I get it/take it I will open my yapper a little more about the whole thing.

You kids have an excellent day.

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Category: food

05/18/08 09:15 - 47ºF - ID#44388

What is Wrong with our Fish?


Jim was an absolute doll and took me to Toronto for the weekend. It was such a blast. This was the first time either of us had gone on a vacation without visiting either of our parents. I highly recommend this.
I haven't been to Toronto in ten years. It has changed so much. New skyscrapers are everywhere, absolutely everywhere. We would walk down a street and see a very old period building and then notice a thirty story tower was jutting out of the top. The contrast between old and modern was unnoticeable. I mean, these towers started on the fifth floor and you didn't see them unless you were gawking skywards. Should Buffalo's population trend reverse I would like to see this sort of development.
Toronto is an expensive city. A friend of mine pays 1,200 for a one bedroom and utilities are nearly twice what we pay here. But everything else is cheap, cheap, cheap. Which brings me to the point of this journal.

What is wrong with our fish?

Twice we had sushi. Delicious sushi. As good as the sushi we had at (e:jbeatty)'s Fish Bar (which is the best I have had in town). But for nothing. Twice we had a meal of way too much sushi, where your burps taste like fish hours later, but spent $30 on it. There are what, 2-3 sushi bars in the city of Buffalo? There is a sushi joint on every block in Toronto. Maybe it is a quantity thing. You fly in a half ton of sea urchin and we will cut the price in half.

I don't know what sort of magic they have ensorcelled the fish mongers of the world with, but we need a little bit of that mojo. Spare the chicken wing and spoil the child with delicious fishous!

Thank you Jim
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Location: Buffalo, NY

Category: gay, marriage

05/15/08 01:58 - 58ºF - ID#44349

Marriage Equality

California Supreme Court strikes down the states ban on same-sex marriage.

From the opinion:

Third, because of the widespread disparagement that gay individuals historically have faced, it is all the more probable that excluding same-sex couples from the legal institution of marriage is likely to be viewed as reflecting an official view that their committed relationships are of lesser stature than the comparable relationships of opposite-sex couples. Finally, retaining the designation of marriage exclusively for opposite-sex couples and providing only a separate and distinct designation for same-sex couples may well have the effect of perpetuating a more general premise -- now emphatically rejected by this state -- that gay individuals and same-sex couples are in some respects "second-class citizens" who may, under the law, be treated differently from, and less favorably than, heterosexual individuals or opposite-sex couples. Under these circumstances, we cannot find that retention of the traditional definition of marriage constitutes a compelling state interest. Accordingly, we conclude that to the extent the current California statutory provisions limit marriage to opposite-sex couples, these statutes are unconstitutional.

I am so happy I could cry.
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