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Category: holidays

12/25/13 02:01 - ID#58489 pmobl

Natasha's Christmas party

The party the Monday night at Natasha and John's was real fun. It was awesome meeting them. (e:terry), (e:xandra), (e:Heidi) and (e:Dianne) walked over together. I don't remember the names of all the people I met but I'm sure I'll see some again.

The food was so good, especially the mac and cheese, vegan chili and of course the cookies. (e:terry) brought this 8% beer which made the night a little crazy but that is okay. We finished the night with a walk back and a stop at Nietzsche's before Terry and I made it home.

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Erin's baby/picnic basket

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Category: food

12/23/13 01:13 - ID#58483 pmobl

Rachel's Mediterranean

I had lunch today with some of my coworkers at Rachel's Mediterranean on McKinley Parkway in Hamburg. The topic of today's lunch revolved mostly around sack-tapping weirdly enough. I always saw the Rachel's on Delaware near Chippewa but had never been there. This new location was a lot like a Chipotle-type restaraunt but with kebobs, wraps and rice bowls.

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I got the falafel wrap which had good falafel and tahini, but almost too much of pita compared to the filling. It was around $7 bucks. I'd definitely get it again, but I'd rather go to Shish Kebob Express or somewhere cheaper for the same quality I think.

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The weridest part were these three bros who came in with open Four Lokos. First of all who drinks Four Lokos on a weekday noon and second of all brings them out to lunch?
Maybe I'm just jealous (not of the four lokos).
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Category: food

12/22/13 04:47 - ID#58481 pmobl

No more candy

I think it's time to give up candy. I thought I was doing well a while back in terms of giving it up but its crept back into my life, even when I'm eating healthy otherwise. Just look at all the junk food we have, it can't be good for you. Not to mention it's so expensive. Once this is gone I won't be replacing it.

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Category: holidays

12/22/13 04:20 - ID#58480 pmobl

Capitalist pig holiday weekend

A good chunk of this weekend was taken up by being a massive capitalist and going Christmas shopping at all the big spots - the galleria, Viddlers in East Aurora, the Boulevard and Hertel. I went with (e:paul) and (e:mike). (e:terry) was sick and I think he would have wanted to murder us by the end anyway.
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It definitely would have been way too overwhelming if it wasnt for Paul and Mike.

The galleria was crazy, especially JC Penny's. they were clearing out all this weird Martha Stewart food for a dollar including eyeball gumballs? This woman handing out coupons came up to Mike and Paul asking if they were brothers - then said they had a picture of them in the back. There was also a fiasco with the checkout desk and a bottle of (d)rapes on the counter. Paul let them know which was probably a good idea.

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Mike's dream nativity set

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Fraggle Wig

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Martha's Eyeballs

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Drape Jar

Satuday morning we went to Viddlers - it was packed. Still full of so much cool and weird stuff but I think all the fumes and outgassing gave me a headache.
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Just why?

Then we got back and ate at Saigon Bangkok on the Boulevard. I love their fried tofu and pumpkin curry.
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We almost died getting up to Trader Joes and the Christmas Tree Shop. I've never been there before, it was like Joann Fabrics and Dollar General had a baby together.
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Santa pooping jelly beans - the perfect gift for everyone on your list this year

We also stopped at Premier. Although I ate their amazing baked cheese last time I refuse to have anything from there again. They never needed that tax break to move from Kenmore so fuck them.

On the way back we stopped on Hertel to get a few more gifts including the House of Olivies. They had this amazing Meyer Lemon oil I tried. I can't believe we got so much done, it was exhausting for doing absolutely nothing.

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Category: summer

12/21/13 09:49 - ID#58477 pmobl

Warmer days and crazier nights

Today is winter solstice - the only place to go from here is up.

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A happier Basra
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Boys of summer

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Category: games

12/21/13 02:12 - ID#58475 pmobl

Trump Cards


The new Cards Against Humanity trump card.

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Category: holidays

12/21/13 02:07 - ID#58474 pmobl

Cookie Decorating

On Thursday Emily, Carrie, Lindsay, Julie and Andrew came over to decorate cookies with (e:terry) and I. Well I should say bake too, because I rode home so late I made Lindsay roll out the dough so we could bake them.

We used all my mom's cut outs and decorations including Bufanda, the holiday character no one knew about. For icing we made one out of eggnog and powdered sugar since we had no real milk. I was eating it out of the bowl by the end of the night.

I don't really have any pictures of them decorated because we ate them all while sang Usher and JoJo.

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Bufanda the holiday character

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All finished frosting

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Category: holidays

12/20/13 04:33 - ID#58472 pmobl

Fesitvus for the rest of us


Every year, my family celebrates fesitvus, ala Seinfeld. Its basically a pointless holiday they made up in reaction to commericalism of Christmas, where you "air your grievances" with everyone. The tree is substituted with a metal pole, theres a weird dinner, and the night ends when the head of the household (in the case the dog) is pinned during a "feat of strength" . Its kind of hard to explain without having seen the episode but its bizarre and fun. Here's a website about it that looks like its stuck in the 90s as well.

On Wednesday, I picked up Mary from the train station (2 hours after it was supposed to arrive) after dropping off Alex (you owe me gurrrrl, next time its the 16 bus for you) and headed home for festivus. I was going to bring Terry but it got too late, which is too bad because my parents really wanted him to come. Dinner was a carbfest since my mom was sick - homemade mac and cheese, toasted raviloi, a big salad, bagels, and the biggest freaking snickers I've seen for dessert (eaten with a fork and knife - also Seinfeld).

I love my family but everytime we're all home together I realize how much we just scream, even in a regular conversation. I guess when you have that many people in a small space its what happens. Even Midnight barked like crazy the whole night.

I should have taken a picture of the grievances, they're the best part.

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Category: random

12/20/13 03:00 - ID#58470 pmobl

Lenin's plant records

While running on Linwood yesterday I found this Russian cassette tape in the snow. First of all who in Buffalo is still listening to cassettes in English, much less Russian. I can't imagine its a huge demographic. And how did it end up in the street?

Google Translate says its labeled the "Aprelevka Order of Lenin Plant Records", 1990. Sounds like my jam. I would have kept it to confirm, but it smelled like a old lady perfume/car air freshener - almost as bad as the one I spilled in my car and (e:xandra) got all over her. I also don't know where I'd even find a tape player - maybe my parents house.

Update: looking around more I found that Aprelevka was a city in the USSR with the largest record factory in the country. The factory was called "The Order of Lenin" as sort of a title. So it must be a blank tape that was made there? Still weird! Wiki
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Category: german

12/19/13 01:18 - ID#58468 pmobl

Skandal-noodles

Lately I've been trying to read articles auf Deutsch for practice and I keep coming across articles about Miley calling her a skandalnudel. I was so confused what nudel (noodles obvs) have to do with skanking it up, and neither (e:paul) or (e:terry), or even Paul's German friend Yvonne seemed to know what it was referring to. So I asked German subreddit and quickly got an answer:

Nudel:
Wiktionary: [3] umgangssprachlich, meist mit einem Attribut: Bezeichnung für einen Menschen mit einer bestimmten Eigenschaft
Duden: 5. (umgangssprachlich) [weibliche] Person, die der Sprecher [wohlwollend oder spöttisch] in einer bestimmten Verhaltensweise o. Ä. charakterisiert
DWDS: [3] salopp, scherzhaft, übertragen bezeichnet eine Person; Person, Mensch in Verbindung mit bestimmten Adjektiven



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In my youth that was a woman called Ingrid Steeger. At that time (around the eighties) it meant flashing your tits on TV. I guess nowadays you'd have to leak your home made porn movie to raise a fraction of that attention and earn the prestigeous title Skandalnudel. ;)



Apparently it means that causing scandals is an attribute of that person, or a way to mock a woman's behavior.
I don't even know people learned this stuff without the internet.
In other news, I got a 7 of 7 on the Miley quiz on the German version of TMZ.
Test your skills!



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