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Category: family

06/16/14 12:42 - ID#59094

Father's day part eins

For father's day, I spent the first half up at Paul's parents house, also for Tony's birthday. It was an early dinner, so I got to eat amazing food, like the marinated artichokes, dandelion cakes, cheese potatoes, amd vegetables.

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Afterwards I helped (e:paul) and (e:terry) remortar the chimney for a bit. So much of it crumbled away - Paul actually completely pulled out a brick entirely at one point. It wasn't the cleanest job but hopefully it'll hold up for a while.

For future reference, Quickrete mix used as mortar takes approximately a 4:1 ratio of water:mortar mix.
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Category: buffalo

06/16/14 12:42 - ID#59093

Busted up fence

Franklin Street for the most part is the ass-end of buildings on Main Street and Delaware. But the west side of the 500 block is especially bad with unmaintained parking lots spilling out onto the sidewalk. This fence for lot at 603 Delaware is so messed up. It's the jankiest on a block of already terrible looking lots. Why even bother with a fence at this point? Who are you stopping from entering when it's only partially there?

The county GIS system says the property is owned by DANFB LLC, which according to this Buffalo Rising article is a subsidiary of Benderson (blech), or possibly just Alliance Advisory Group right now. I want to find out who so I can write them.

Nothing drives me crazier than fences and parking lots.

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Category: birthdays

06/16/14 12:41 - ID#59092

Heidi's birthday

After the art festival, we celebrated (e:heidi)'s birthday belatedly and a visit by her friends at our house.

It ended up being a pretty good night. I ate too much bean dip. (e:paul) and I put some whipped cream and blueberries and shortbread cookies - it was delicious.
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Category: beer

06/16/14 12:37 - ID#59091

Co-op sells beer

The coop sells beer now. You think it would be bougerificly expensive but it wsa $8.99 for a 6 pack of Southern Tier and $16.99 for a 12 pack, which is in line (or maybe cheaper) than Elmwood Market. If you ask me though, a keg of Flower Power would probably come at a bulk rate and be the most cost effective option for our household.

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Category: buffalo

06/14/14 08:28 - ID#59089 pmobl

Allentown Art Festival


Maybe I would like it I'd it if I were a middle aged suburban woman. A lot of the stuff is the trinkets about wine and their dogs I feel like old people just fill their houses with.

It wasn't too hot though, and I got to walk around with (e:Paul). The people watching was interesting too - it's the intersection of a lot of different groups of people in one place.

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Category: work

06/13/14 08:52 - ID#59083 pmobl

Big Black Rock Dock


At work today, I had to go out in a boat with some of my coworkers and inspect the Black Rock Canal park dock. It's so decayed - you can poke through the webs and flanges of the steel beams with your finger. I'd almost be scared to go underneath with the boat but it's stood for this long. Good thing it is closed.

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Category: food

06/13/14 06:03 - ID#59081

Tricolor Pulao

We didn't have the right ingredients to make a curry with paneer, so instead (e:terry) and I made a Tricolor Pulao. It was super simple - just cook some vegetables with cumin, chili powder and some other spices, and then add the rice to cook with the vegetables. It turned out okay, but adding habanero salsa added enough spice.

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Category: thursdays

06/13/14 05:59 - ID#59079 pmobl

Shaggy at the Square


Yesterday (e:Terry), (e:Paul) and I went down after the pouring stopped to go to the first square of the year. Shaggy was playing - not only was he really bad (half the songs were him talking over other top 40 songs), he thought he was in Albany. The music might have been better after but we left to make dinner.

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Category: beer

06/12/14 12:20 - ID#59076

Bierklub

Another month, another bierklub. This month had a bunch of pale ales, and a few IPAs. The weirdest was probably a pineapple beer - it was so sweet and light it might as well have been a wine cooler. After, we got back and played bocce (better than board games to me).

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Category: birthdays

06/11/14 12:54 - ID#59073

Daniel's birthday

Last night we headed over to my parents' for Daniel's 18th birthday. It was actually on June 1st, but they were in NYC for the Colbert Report and Daily Show that weekend.

My mom made kebobs, quinoa and fruit salad, stuffed shells, and then we had three different desserts. I tried to make goat cheese brownies, but the goat cheese I bought had thyme in it. Instead, I just made regular ones.

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The grass I planted last year is sort of alive!

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Nerd
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Der beste Hund
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Cake - I wish I recorded it because birthday cake and candles makes Midnight bark along to "happy birthday"
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