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Category: house

05/12/14 12:19 - ID#58974

Amish life

(e:paul) got a little obsessed with the Amish while were down in Brushwood. Apparently Pennsylvania Dutch really means German, and they have their own crazy bastard dialect. Paul thinks we can learn it to profit off of the massive Amish economy. I'd like to get hoch Deutsch down first.

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When we got home we had our own Amish experience. The power went out on at least three different circuits in the back of the house, including the kitchen, living room and stove. Flipping the breakers did nothing, so who knows what is going on with the wiring. Getting ready for Mother's day was so fun with a fridge full of spoiled food, a dead dishwasher full of dirty dishes, and no oven or microwave, but we managed to pull it off.

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Category: deutsch

05/12/14 12:09 - ID#58973

Hörspiele

I've been trying to do immersion with everything German to practice my Deutsch,. I've been using these "Hörspiele" or radio plays from Tim Staffel. (e:paul) and (e:terry) met him at Paul's school in Jena, and had one of his CDs "Stopper". I did some googling and found another called "CB-Funker"

I can't always understand every word, so I last week I wrote him and asked for the texts to the ones I had. Awesomely, he wrote me back with both transcripts and his newest play.

It's crazy to think how accessible the internet makes language learning. Even 20 years ago I think your only resources for self-taught language learning was the library, and whatever media you could order in the mail. Now I can write a German author about a play he wrote 15 years ago and get the transcript of it almost immediately.

He wrote back:

Lieber Joe Herzig,
es freut mich sehr, dass Ihnen meine Hörspiele gefallen. Ich erinnere mich auch gut an Paul und Terry und denke sehr gern an sie zurück. Vielleicht können Sie sie ganz herzlich von mir grüßen.
Ich schicke Ihnen gern die Texte; sie sind urheberechtlich geschützt.
Der 'Stopper'-Text stimmt wahrscheinlich nicht gänzliich überein mit der Hörspiel-Version.
Ich schicke Ihnen noch ein zusätzliches Stück - Das verlorene Paradies - vielelicht gefällt es Ihnen auch. Das Hörspiel schicke ich via WeTransfer.
Ihr Deutsch ist super - 10x besser als mein Englisch ...
Herzlichen Gruß, Tim


Dear Joe,
I am very happy to hear that you like my radioplays. I remember Paul and Terry well and like to think back on them. Maybe you can give them my regards.
I am gladly sending you the texts, they are protected by copywrite. The "Stopper"-text is probably not the same as the radioplay version.
I am sending you an additional piece - Paradise Lost - maybe you like it too. That radioplay I send via WeTransfer.
Your German is super - 10x better than my English.
Best Regards,
Tim


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Category: family

05/12/14 12:05 - ID#58972

Mother's Day dinner

After rushing back from camping we had to get ready to have Mother's Day dinner. We thought we just had to clean the messy house, but it turns out, the power in the kitchen and living room went out. Candlelight dinner anyone?

Luckily (e:mike) had bought the food and prepared some of it at his house, and we still had a stove. He definitely saved the day on that one.

(e:Paul) and Mike's parents came, and so did mine, plus Emily and Daniel. Everyone seemed to have a really good time. I was really happy at how great our familes got along.

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Random snacks on the fox tray
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Grillmeister Paul
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A bunch of delicious food - I'll have to take everyone's word on the steak, shrimp and chicken though.
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Fancy fruit and whipped cream and chocolate drizz in champagne flutes. Presentation is always important

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Dessert time

Then it was dark and we couldn't really clean in a candlelit kitchen. We watched Teen Wolf before passing out super early.

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Category: camping

05/12/14 12:04 - ID#58971

Spring camping at Brushwood

Yesterday we got back from the first camping trip of the year at Brushwood. Absolutely good times.

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It was such an amazing day - an emergency called camping came up so I had to leave work early. We met (e:heidi) and (e:dianne) down at the campsite.

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The Brushwood hoarder bus (e:paul,58969) wonders about

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Someone hung tampons in the tree - glad they weren't used

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The first night it rained most of the time. (e:paul) was not a happy camper.
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But he did have a gaybrella to keep himself from melting

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Dead things

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On top of it the rain, the car died after the first night because things kept running off the battery. Just enough battery was left to hit (e:terry).
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The next day was a lot nicer weatherwise. Paul and I even got to go nackt. Not long enough to burn though.
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Lots of frisbee and balls
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The patent-pending firebuilding method from Paul

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Schoen
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Terry made us a nice eggy breakfast Sunday morning. Then we packed up to head home and get ready for mother's day.
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Kyoot.

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Category: bikes

05/12/14 11:59 - ID#58970

Tonawanda Ride

Thursday, it was absolutely amazing out. So after (e:terry) got home, we went over to meet up with (e:yesthatcasey) for a night ride. We explored Black Rock a little before getting on to the Riverwalk, which we took up to Tonawanda(city). It felt like a summer ride. Thankfully it was night so we missed most of the toxic air pollution along the river.

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Almost derailed the train
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On the way back we rode through Ken-Ton. (e:paul) had gotten home from a work party and was with his friend Tim. Total betrunken aber spass.

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We stopped at this Tops before we turned around. These cookies are a thing.
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Tim was wearing a New York Liberty WNBA hat (not sure why I know of any WNBA teams)

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Category: bikes

05/08/14 12:24 - ID#58962

Rick's Wednesday ride

Wednesday I got home and went on Rick's Cycle shop new weekly ride. (6pm in front of Rick's). Not many people showed up at first, but by 6:30 we had a decent number of riders plus Rick's employees.

The ride was a super relaxed pace - we averaged about 12mph. Everyone riding was super streberhaft but that made it awesome. One guy I run into on my commute a lot was there - Dave. He wears two cameras on top of his helmet, plus has four times as many lights as I do. Out-nerded.

We rode up around to the cemetary, through the park to the riverwalk, and down to Canalside, where a Rick's employee bought everyone a round of beer at the Liberty Hound. After I rode back and hungout while (e:terry), (e:heidi), (e:dianne) and Meredith gamed.

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My name is on that wall!
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The mixture of a nice day, smell of the canal and sewage treatment plant almost made me want to row again.
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Category: holiday

05/06/14 12:55 - ID#58960 pmobl

Cinco de Mayo

(e:terry) wanted to get nachoes to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. I knew it was going to be crazy out, but the hostess at Don Tequila told us about the 2 hour wait there like we would actually wait around for it.

Instead we had cheesy nachoes and salsa at home. Just as good. (e:paul) even got home earlyish.

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Category: music

05/05/14 12:43 - ID#58959 pmobl

Erica at the Move the Pole fest

After the tour, we headed out to (e:czarkasm)'s show at the Library/Forvm out on Maple Road. (e:terry) and I went to pick up (e:yesthatcasey) and got there a little late, but from what I was able to hear she absolutely rocked. The venue was good, but obviously far away. I got a little day drunk on an empty stomach. I couldn't really get any pictures.

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On the way home we stopped at Saigon Bankok with Tanya and Erica, then the coop for some snacks and almonds. We saw Cameron and Eric. I don't know what is up with Cameron but it feels like he doesn't want to hang out ever again.

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At home (e:paul) took a nap. Casey and Terry Straße gekämpft before we went out to play Frisbee.




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Category: linwood

05/05/14 12:41 - ID#58958 pmobl

Linwood Home Tour

Yesterday (e:paul), (e:terry) and I went on the Linwood home tour with Paul's mom.

The concept seems kind of ridiculous - people pay $25 to go see a bunch of rich people's homes, and the money makes their already nice neighborhood even nicer. Terry made a point that it wasn't always so nice and that having nice neighborhoods in Buffalo makes it nicer for everyone. I guess the point is moot because I haven't been volunteering or improving Buffalo lately, so what can I say?

The houses themselves almost all beautiful. The only one I thought was pointless was an apartment building at the corner of summer that had nothing to look at inside. We also didn't see the Summer Street cat clinic which was on tour.

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This one house had a fireplace in nearly every room. The tile was pretty similar to ours, but just glazed differently. Their heating vents also had the same design. I don't have the book right now so I don't know the house number.

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The rest of the house was really modern - the owner is an architect


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This house had so much hardwood everywhere. It's crazy to think that Buffalo had so much at one time people could cover everything in it.

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Someone was putting on a puppet show? We stopped to eat at the Black Market food truck - I had a tofu Bahn Mi.

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A former rooming house that was completely gutted for remodeling. Anything left over from before was in really rough shape. The house was huge, apparently there will be 5 apartments when it's finished.

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Sink in a bedroom. Antique champagne or pee bucket underneath?

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Saturn Club was cool on the inside. It has a weird medieval theme. I don't understand why you pay a club to drink with other wealthy people.

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Category: house

05/04/14 12:47 - ID#58956 pmobl

Make sure your wood smells good


(e:Paul) wanted to replace the shelves in the bedroom closet with ones that smelled less. We went to Home Depot and Lenco to check out different wood sizes and prices. But first they had to pas his smell test.

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