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Category: swimming

07/27/14 12:16 - ID#59239

Windmill Point

We ditched Mike and Dave for camping at Windmill Point on Friday, but we did ride over to swim on Saturday. I was surprised at how well (e:mike) handled camping (Dave didn't get pushed into a fire).

The quarry was amazingly warm and I got to practice diving with (e:terry) a little.
We tried to find the mysterious neighboring quarry from google maps, but it's all privatized with signs *WARNING* you not to trespass.

On the bike path back, we were joined by John, this bleach blond man from Toronto. I thought we were just going to have a short chat, but it got real weird real quick. Apparently he got deported from the United States a few years ago, and wants nothing more than to find a Buffalo husband so he can come back.

He asked Terry to mentor him, help him find love, and get married. When he found out Terry was married, he told me that maybe one day we could get married. When we commented on how there was little to do in Ft. Erie compared to Toronto, he volunteered that there was plenty to do at his house. No thank you.

I was a relieved when we got to the border because I'm sure he would have followed us home. He let us know he would scream, cry and pray that we would come back for him.

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Category: art

07/27/14 12:16 - ID#59238

Dreamland

On Friday, (e:paul), (e:terry), (e:yesthatcasey) went to crust. (e:paul) felt sick and headed home, but the rest of us went to Dreamland for their infringment piece about porn.

I can't really post most of the pictures but there was porn karaoke (you passed a mic around and dubbed silent porn). There were porn pictures with cats pasted over the faces. and there was Mike, Seth and Jenn dressed in ridiculous scantily clad outfits, and everyone got to sketch them out.

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Category: allentown

07/27/14 12:15 - ID#59237

Luxury by the Hill hotel

The boarded up and paved house next to the Hill Hotel on Franklin now has a sign from Sinatra that "luxury apartments" are now coming to the property. I wonder if he's behind the LLC that boarded up the house and paved the lawn? But finally! I can't believe it's sat vacant for so long.

If this is true I can't imagine the Hill hotel is going to be the way it is much longer.

On one hand I hate the owner for putting nothing into it and letting it rot (the Erie County Real tax site says Richard A Panicali is in care of trust that owns it). It's one of the worst properties in Allentown (how long has that busted Porsche been rotting there?). Any sort of renovation or improvement would make the street and Allentown so much nicer. Maybe it would even kick off development on the parking lots all down the street.

On the other hand I do feel sorry for some of the residents if they get kicked out for nicer housing. There aren't many low cost housing options this central to everything. And the fact that the owner has put zero into it and could probably turn a huge profit by selling it makes me sick.

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Category: garden

07/25/14 01:46 - ID#59234

Himbeeren

(or raspberries) is what I thought these were. But they're really just unripe blackberries. I'm glad Paul told me before I tried to eat them. There's a ridiculous amount of them on the blackberry bush, I can't wait for them. Not so many blueberries but the ones that are ripe are huge.

The garden looks so colorful right now. Apparently we are a Buffalo in Bloom garden, whatever that entails.

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Category: allentown

07/24/14 09:32 - ID#59229 pmobl

Spider tires


Allentown put out these bike tires as some sort of art thing in May. Since then they've been floating around as a living trash sculpture. One time someone hung it in a tree and it looked like a spider.

Someone also filled in the trash garden with some plants. Hopefully it'll stay nice.

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Category: walking

07/22/14 01:30 - ID#59224

Night walking on ants

After getting out of work early tonight I forced (e:paul) out of bed for a walk.
Ant errywhere. They were swarming this dead slug, it was really gross.

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This parking lot next to Globe is on it's way out, woop. Beyonce even visited to tag her name on the barriers.
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Bike or Bar had a redonk light show going on
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Mode finally has a new place opening up in it. After 5 years. The sign says Saigon Cafe - is it related to Saigon Bangkok?
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Category: buffalo

07/22/14 01:29 - ID#59223

Starin Train Station

After the Italian fest we continued our bike ride through Parkside and the Park before heading home. The Starin Parkside neighborhood is so ridiculous and I always forget about it. Not only are the houses huge but the roads and lawns too.

One of my favorites that is not so big but so cool is the old belt line train station at Starin and Amherst. It's sunk below the street next to the tracks and has this old cobblestone driveway down to it. You can rent it on airbnb for $300 a night.
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We had a pretty shitty experience at the park (ask (e:paul)) but Hoyt lake was especially bad that day. I assume it was the rain.
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Category: buffalo

07/21/14 12:22 - ID#59222

Everybody loves an Italian boy

(e:paul), (e:terry) and I went on a bike ride after getting our hair did. Terry wanted a cannoli so we stopped at the Italian festival for a bit. For once the stands were a little less fair and a little more Italian food.

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The cannoli were so amazing. We also got an eggplant roll up and free cheese samples. Yum.
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Making it rain on them ho's.

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The crowd was not very Italian but is North Buffalo even Italian anymore?
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Jewel of India served lasagna and pasta. I wonder if they were forced to have an Italian menu.
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The city of Buffalo would like you to recycle the crap they are handing out.
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Category: fashion

07/21/14 12:12 - ID#59221 pmobl

Short hair, don't care


After getting back from camlping, (e:Paul) cut his beard, (e:terry) shaved his golden locks and I trimmed back to a small fauxhawk. Woof.

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Category: food

07/20/14 02:29 - ID#59217 pmobl

Valle de Mexico


On Friday before Brushwood, (e:Paul), (e:Terry) and I went with Vanessa to go get lunch at Valle de Mexico on South Park.

There were so many choices but I didn't really know what most of them were. I wanted to get the soggy chips in sauce that Terry talked about, but the menu was limited since it was the greased pole festival. Instead I got the veggie burrito. The food was slow to come out but it was because they made it fresh.

The burrito was not that good although the poblano peppers in it were. I think Paul just ate his kryptonite because he was dying after.

The best part was the horchata. The waitress described it as rice pudding in a drink and that's what it tasted like.

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