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Category: house

10/15/14 01:15 - ID#59483

Gutters on the garage

Despite the new roof on the garage, water was still coming in through the base of the garage. I think it's because the yard is all sloped towards the back of it, where the water runs off.

So (e:paul) and I went to the hardware store got an aluminum gutter, and installed it, all in a few hours. The hardware store was the worst part of it. We ran the hose on top of the garage for a bit and it worked perfectly.

Right now all we have to do is get a water barrel, since there's no good spot to drain in the backyard. I think we can get one from Riverkeeper.

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Category: food

10/15/14 01:14 - ID#59482

Baby grilled cheese

Tinier food is fancier, therefore better, right? (e:paul) and I made these grilled cheeses out of (e:mikes) stale loaf of break. Too bad we only had enough for two. Yum.

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Category: hiking

10/15/14 01:13 - ID#59481

Hunters Creek

The hike down at Hunter's Creek was awesome and a perfectly warm fall day.
We saw the craziest dead tree that was bored by some bug - not an emerald ash though.

On the way home, we stopped at a fancy Ethiopian restaurant in East Aurora. It was way too expensive for what the food was - and not spicy enough. I'd rather go to Lucy's or Gartur's even if they aren't as polished.

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Fall color mode. The mountain bike club was clearing the trails that day
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My favorite part of exposed shale beds like this is the laser straight lines the fractures in them make. Engineer's dream I guess.
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Woof! Someone's got a bone
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Category: allentown

10/15/14 01:10 - ID#59480

Franklin Street cobblestones

During the fall fest, I noticed how many areas of Franklin between Allen and North were showing the cobblestones underneath. I wonder if we could uncover them ala Ardmore Place.

Traffic will slow, it's basically maintenance free, and way more permeable than straight up asphalt. Plus maybe it could make all those parking lots worth enough to build something there.
Of course, cobblestones are terrible for bikes so I think they could make some sort of bike lane with a different material. NYC does granite but I'd even be happy with a strip of asphalt that they left behind.

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Category: allentown

10/11/14 05:58 - ID#59470

El Hermano Tiene Tumbao

Just like Celia, he steps to the side for no one, while simultaneously taking measures.

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Yesterday we went down to the Allentown fall fest. They had a petting zoo. The baby goat and alpacas were so cute. I thought it was going to be weird going to the childrens section but the animals more than made up for it.

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Category: buffalo

10/11/14 12:38 - ID#59468

Fracking for charity

I don't care about football but it looks like it might be good for something for once. The $1.4 billion Terry Pegula paid to buy the Bills is going to mostly split between Ralph Wilson's charity in Buffalo and Detroit - in comparison, the Oishi foundation is the biggest in Buffalo, and it's endowment is "only" $300 million.

On the other hand, should we feel weird about this? Terry Pegula's money all came from fracking in Pennsylvania which is fucking disgusting. He's choosing to spend it all in Buffalo, and now Ralph Wilson is indirectly spending a bunch more.

I can see it now - a "Burning Tap Water" ward at Children's, pro-fracking cancer research at Roswell. Replanting trees in Buffalo after they've been leveled in the Allegheny.

Pittsburgh and Cleveland had the Carnegies and Rockefellers, I guess we have the Pegulas and we'll all be dirty frackers.


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Category: bikes

10/11/14 12:37 - ID#59467

Buffalo bike party

Last night (e:terry) and I went on the Buffalo bike party. It was super cold but Henry brought hot cider.

We started off at Colonial Circle and went downtown to Lafayette Square. It looks way good since they stopped having the square there.

After that the ride picked up again and headed up to Resurgence. It really smelled like the Black Rock Canal was farting outside, but no one seemed to notice on the patio. The space itself was really cool though and the beer was good. $6.50 a pop though. The ride kept going to Rohall's but Lloyd's was calling us.

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Excited Terry!
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Category: allentown

10/11/14 12:35 - ID#59465

Franklin demolition

The old artvoice/photography/naked party building near Franklin and Allen is knocked down after being boarded up for so long. (e:terry) and I really want to go in and explore - there's a entrance into the basement where they already knocked down the front building.

Supposedly it's going to be redeveloped into a new mixed used building. If it's just a parking lot I'm gonna go fucking insane.

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Category: basra

10/05/14 09:24 - ID#59454

New Tortoise home

(e:paul) built Basra a new home for the winter. (e:terry) and I helped him set it up - this time we had $300 worth of rubber matting so he doesn't scratch the floor.

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I still feel bad for him - he should be in Arizona or something, not a tiny room in Buffalo for eight months. If we find him a new home, we should get a hibernating tortoise. You can put this Greek tortoise in the fridge during the winter and he'll hibernate for months.

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If Paul weren't allergic, I'd really want a guinea pig/meerschwienchen! They're so much cuddlier than tortoises.
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Category: going out

10/05/14 09:22 - ID#59451

Block Club night

The block club party was real fun. Lindsay was back in town. Sloppy night but a good time.

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