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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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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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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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Location: Buffalo, NY

05/12/08 08:10 - 56ºF - ID#44321

What Hanky Color Would Go With This?

From the annals of WTF?

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Location: Buffalo, NY

Category: gym

05/11/08 12:38 - 64ºF - ID#44305

Allentown Athletix: Final Blood!


I just heard back from Allentown Athletix owner Bill Maher. Everything is a go! So cats and kittens, go on down there and sign up and start lifting weights, jogging on a treadmill, or rolling around with strange men on the floor in ju jitsu class. Your membership begins the day you sign up. So, if you sign up today your membership will expire a year from today, not on May 1st 2009.

Also, if anyone wants to do one of the classes as a group you can use this space to arrange it. Here is the scheduale:

5:30PM - Belly Dance
6:30PM Abs
7:00PM Ju Jitsu

5:30PM Pilates

6:00PM Abs
7:00PM Ju Jitsu

12:15PM Pilates
5:45PM Yoga
7:00PM Ju Jitsu

7:30PM Belly Dance

9:00AM Bootcamp (additional fee)
10:00AM Tai Chi (additional fee)

See everyone there
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Location: Buffalo, NY

05/08/08 10:39 - 49ºF - ID#44272


(e:Jim) is awesome. Freakin' awesome.

When I was a little boy there was someone very special in my life. I looked up to him and he greatly influenced me, shaping my into the person I am today. Well coiffed hair, a velvet jacket, jewels on his fingers, and a martini in his hands. Yes, I am talking about Scott Thompson's character Buddy Cole.

Well, (e:Jim) is super awesome. He took me to see the Kids in the Hall live at the Niagara Schmaltz Palace and Casino. They were fantastic! Most of the material was new and just as good as it was in their halcyon days.

Thank you very much Jim.
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05/07/08 09:14 - 54ºF - ID#44267

Hungover already?

Last weekend I was in Premier and exclaimed "Oh my god! Swiss wine? That has to be terrible!" and picked up a bottle. A pinot noir with a label that looks like a Marsden Hartley treatment of the Swiss flag.

Well, it was terrible. It tasted like jammy prison hooch. So much so I was picking phantom raspberry seeds from my teeth and a drug offenders penis from places lower. An hour after my single glass I am hungover.

Take it away Kids!

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05/07/08 09:24 - 61ºF - ID#44261

Good News, Better News.


This isn't about politics for the most part. It is about my next favorite topic, me. So last night, my man did better than all of the polls predicted except one, and that polling place has a horrible track record. But then, I was reading this morning and I took a look at my bookmark. It is a letter from the bank with my student loans. As it turns out, I owe about 20,000 less than I thought. Which means my monthly payments are about half what I thought they would be.

I am so happy this morning.


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Category: politics

05/06/08 02:21 - 62ºF - ID#44254

She Beat John McCain in a Shot Contest

Not having any legitimate arguments as to why she should still be in the race or why her opponent is unfit to lead camp Clinton offers a new argument:

Hillary Clinton is the Only Candidate Who Can Drink John McCain Under the Table

Is this the funniest moment of the campaign, or the saddest?
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