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Category: food

01/16/14 07:33 - ID#58580 pmobl

Dinner with Emily

After work yesterday I rode up to Shish Kebob Express to have date night with Emily. She has a third job plus school now which is absolutely insane. Shish Kebob was pretty good, although I felt kind of gross after - two samoons and fried falafel will do that I guess.

She wanted to get ice cream so we went to Wegmans. I actually shopped there, and ended up paying only a few more dollars than I would have at Trader Joe's. So bougie, (e:paul) and (e:terry) should be proud. They started doing construction in the freezer section, it made the whole store smell like mildew, so sick.

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Tina Fey has her own ice cream

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Valentine's candy is out... has to be my second favorite candy related holiday after Easter.

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Even Basra gets organic at Wegman's.



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Category: programming

01/15/14 11:50 - ID#58578 pmobl

PHP meetup and Teen Wolf

After work I headed over to Synacor for the PHP meetup. The Synacor developer who runs the meetup, Shawn, is pretty awesome. They have a sweet office down near the marina. We over PSRs and composer, both of which I was aware of, but didn't really know how they functioned or how to use them. I know I could always learn about anything PHP from (e:paul) but it's good that I don't always have to bother him, lol. One thing Shawn mentioned he found was good practice, especially for javascript, was trying to create a snake game as quickly as you can. I think that might be a good exercise if I ever finish this thermostat.


I started watching Teen Wolf today. Really behind considering it is now in it's third season, but I have to catch up to watch with (e:paul) and (e:terry).
It's amazing, it makes me want to be a werewolf minus people hunting me. Not to mention all the guys in it are ridic attractive. The best part is I've found all the episodes either dubbed auf Deutsch or in English with German subtitles, so hopefully it'll be a good way to practice.
(e:xandra) thinks it sucks but I say she just isn't in the target teen girl/gay man demographic.



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Category: music

01/14/14 09:09 - ID#58576 pmobl

Open mic night at Nietzsche's

(e:xandra,58574) already posted this but I thought I'd add my recording for posterity. usually I don't like open mic nights or Nietzsche's, but this made my life.

It was a better open mic night than I thought it'd be, but I was sinusy and kind of lame, and left early with (e:terry). Besides the throaty demon lady there was a cute ukulele guy who was pretty good and some guy from the Albrights who sounded decent. I want to do karaoke.

::DOWNLOAD SOUND::



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Category: food

01/12/14 10:18 - ID#58573 pmobl

Off the wagon


Back on that white stuff.

(e:paul) had a sugar craving yesterday after I got back from work. He wanted to go on a walk to the coop for dessert. I couldn't say no so we went with (e:terry) to the coop. We got two of the amazing peanut butter riced krispie treats, a chocolate hazelnut tart, chips, dip and some token veggies. Don't blame me!

We can try again.

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Category: hiking

01/12/14 08:35 - ID#58570 pmobl

Winter hike at Devils Hole

Today (e:paul) and (e:terry) and I got up early today to go hiking with (e:Robert) and Mickey. We headed up to the gorge after a breakfast (sort of) at Dunkin.

It was so crazy icy I can't believe we actually did it. At first we weren't even going to go down into the gorge because the first set of stairs was just sheet of ice. So we kept walking down to the Devil's Hole stairs, where Paul convinced us to walk down. Or more accurately, slide down.

It was stupid dangerous but really fun. Devil's Hole smells like it exactly how sounds. The way back up was a lot easier.
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Afterwards Paul and Terry headed to Paul's cousins for dinner. I ended up going on a cleaning rampage before working on the Arduino thermostat.

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The classiest public bathroom ever built. Slate roof?

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This tag doesn't look very happy.







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Category: bowling

01/11/14 01:23 - ID#58565 pmobl

Marco's and Bowling at Voelker's

Tonight (e:paul) and (e:terry) and I met up with most of my family and my uncles Pat and Todd at Marcos on Niagara. It was delicious but really greasu Buffalo Italian food. Terry and I split the eggplant parm. We actually got it and mistakenly thought our portions were full size because they were so huge.

Afterwards Paul, Terry and I met up with everyone to go bowling at Voelker's. I used to spend so much time there in middle and high school. Along with Wegman's, so cool.

Tery was ridiculously good of course. For real, I lost count of all his strikes. Paul and I did pretty well for our group but neither of us broke a hundo in two games. Before we left, we missed something going down there because four cops showed up for some fight between a guy and a girl. A different guy and girl were screaming at each other in the arcade on the way out. Can people really not wait to fight until they get home? It's so trashy.

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Paul having so much fun!
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Category: beer

01/11/14 01:28 - ID#58563 pmobl

Kleinste bierclub

The smallest beer club eva! Just me, (e:terry) and (e:xandra). It was still a good time and the beers were all ales and IPAs for the most part which was amazing. Terry and I had a great talk and Molson ice on the way home (classy cats). I wanted to stay for karaoke with Alex but work blah. Maybe next time.

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Category: internet

01/09/14 12:01 - ID#58558 pmobl

Livestreamed tortoise

The New York Times ran this advertisement-article about streaming home security cams, a company that makes cameras and has a website to view them.

To me it seems somewhat paranoid to have cameras everywhere in your house. I also would never trust sending all of it to an external site where you have no control of the data after that. If you can access it there who else can?

Anyway in the article they talked about how a pet store in Michigan strapped a camera to their desert tortoise who roams the store. It's so freaking cute. I'd say Basra should have one but I'm not sure sitting in the brown room is exciting. maybe in the yard.


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Category: weather

01/07/14 11:59 - ID#58553 pmobl

Snow day for real

Today was a real snow day. I was ridiculously happy to be off of work when I found out at 7.

After getting up I went with (e:terry) to his office to try and fix one of his computers. The power supply had blown up. I couldn't find any sort of output on the multimeter and the system booted using another PCs PSU, so I took one out of an ancient computer in the office and swapped it in. I almost froze on the way back home.

(e:paul) and I had a great lunch of lentils, rice and green beans.
The rest of the day was spent programming the web thermostat and wasting time. I'm kind of frustrated on how long its taken me to do the thermostat (1 month so far) but I've been learning a lot. I wish I had more time to dedicate towards learning. Feeling my way around the d3 library alone has been crazy complicated for me.

(e:paul) really wanted flourless chocolate cake for days but we didn't have ingredients. He egged me into riding to the coop to get it but I really wanted to just do it for the challenge. At this point riding has become a base instinct for me I think. The ride wasn't too bad so bundled up. We didn't even need the baking ingredients, I came back with a vegan peanut butter rice krispie and that was enough dessert for us. There was something ridiculous about riding on a bike when a car was available, to a fancy grocery store, in a snow storm, to get food for a fancy dessert we didn't even make (that bougie life).

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Ready for the world.

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Category: weather

01/06/14 05:26 - ID#58547 pmobl

Snow Day (sort of)

We got out an hour early at work today because they closed the skyway and thruway. I had my bike today since my parents borrowed my car. The ride in was super easy and not even cold.

On the way home I considered taking the south Park bus, but it was so gridlocked all along South Park, it was easier for me to ride home. The ride wasn't bad since I was with the wind mostly, but it took me an hour and a half compared to 35 minutes. It was crazy whiteout and traffic was a mess, I don't even want to think how long itd be if I drove home. Maybe its crazy to ride but I felt validated when some guy at a bus stop yelled at me "Go forth, my brother!"

I'd have more pictures but I like having hands and they'd be just blank anyway. I really hope we are closed tomorrow.

Never let me say its too bad to ride because this was as bad as it gets.

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