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Category: swimming

07/26/15 10:21 - 75.ºF - ID#60130

Windmill Point

We took a ride up to Windmill point quarry with (e:robert) and co. Lots of biking and lots of snacking.

The water was the perfect temperature - I didn't want to leave even after being in for two hours. (e:terry) and I tried to see how deep we could dive down. I get about 10 feet before it feels like my ear drums will burst.

I noticed they have a summer long beer pong tournament - could Terry beat out the Canadian DILFs?

The bike ride to and from was pretty sweet as well. I want to wander and frolick on my bike from Fort Erie to Toronto on all the country roads.

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Category: garden

07/26/15 10:19 - 75.ºF - ID#60129 pmobl

Perfect blueberries


You could take a picture of these and put them in the freaking Wegman's flyer. Our backyard bushes are so good - I wish they grew more.

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Category: buffalo

07/25/15 03:34 - 82.ºF - ID#60128

Project Grant fundraiser

Friday night we headed down to the Project Grant fundraiser at Buffalo Iron Works. (e:terry)'s friend Tina had organized it. The space itself was real nice and had a huge patio, plus a garage door that opened up the whole bar. Music on the other hand was not my style.

Before the event we stopped at Canalside where a house music event was going on. There was a man with a pico projector pretending to be an old Irish cop, telling about the seedy canalside days. He had a picture of these big madams that used to live there.
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Category: bikes

07/25/15 03:33 - 82.ºF - ID#60127

The Infringement parade

On Thursday we headed out on the Black Rock Roller's infringement parade. It started off at the Birchfield Penny, stopped at the coop house where a marching band led us down to Days Park.

Much frisbee and fire dancing happened before the ride kept on going down to Hop Inn in South Buffalo. It was full of ridiculously cute bro boys and the drinks were cheap. I think you'd love it (e:mike)

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The weird part about this bar was all the publicly advertised bachelor parties. They have raffles, prizes, tickets and everything. Is this a South Buffalo thing?

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Category: buffalo

07/22/15 01:07 - 72.ºF - ID#60123

Parking lot Mary

Last night we rode around the city, mostly in South Buffalo. It's really it's own separate city. I've only been on Abbott near Caz Park once before but it's pretty nice.

On the way home we hit up Seneca, and passed this weird parking lot Mary shrine in Larkinville. You can see the location better at 849 Seneca on Google Maps
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(e:paul) said she looks like some Judy Garland version of Mary. The shrine also has a million different little postcards and old photos of people.

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Category: food

07/20/15 12:56 - 74.ºF - ID#60122

Italian Fest with e:paul

While (e:terry) went to go watch UFC, (e:paul) and I went for a bike ride around Buffalo. We ended up circling around the park and Parkside before ending up at the Italian Festival.

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The park is way nicer now with the new 30mph speedlimit on the Scajaquada. It's quieter, less distracting and looks safer too (who ever thought the 90 degree turn stop sign ramp at Delaware was ever good at 55mph+?) Most of the drivers are still speeding but it's a step to getting rid of it altogether.

(e:paul) had never seen the south east corner of the park, near Parkside and Agassiz Circle. A little outside the ring road, you can see two stone paths. They used to cross the now filled in stone quarry in the park. The fill from the 198 is what buried it. I know you also can see remnants of bridges over the Scajaquada creek on Main Street.
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The Italian festival was pretty crowded - despite police shutting it down early last night due to fights and the local news blowing it up like it was some big deal.

I don't know why they shut it down because people fight outside the festival every year. Fried ravioli really gets people riled up.

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(e:paul) and I celebrated his Italian heritage with some cannoli. One from Romano's Bakery, at Starin and Kenmore, and another from Gino's at Kenmore and Colvin. Note to self, the Romano's one was the best cannoli I've ever had, full stop.
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I saw a new Middle Eastern restaurant near Commonwealth and Hertel. I want to try their falafel!
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Category: camping

07/20/15 12:55 - 74.ºF - ID#60121

Sirius Rising at Brushwood

This year was much better than the last. We only were down for Saturday but the weather was perfect. (e:uchina) came and we all had a happy fun time frolicking in the fields next to a fire spewing Tonawanda Coke levels of emissions.

Sadly I don't have any pictures because my naked self doesn't have storage space for a Note 3. But I know (e:uchina) managed some (she had a backpack).
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Category: house

07/19/15 06:49 - 77.ºF - ID#60120

Friday night home repair

(e:paul) and I went on a crazy rampage on the kitchen sink. What started out as replacing what we thought were leaky drain baskets and poorly set up drain pipe, turned into a 10 hour endeavor where we ended up
[*] discovering that the drains weren't leaking, but the faucet was
[*] replacing the leaky faucet,
[*] ripping out moldy cabinet floor from the faucet leak (who know how long that was going on)
[*] replacing the drain pipes entirely with a very nice and level set up,
[*] saws-alling the dishwasher drain pipe, and having to replace it. but not before we spent an hour trying to move the dishwasher before we realized we needed to unhook it.
[*]cleaning and replacing the drain baskets.

We went to bed at 4am. On the plus side we have a new spray faucet, no leaks, changed RO filters, and a functional, non-smelly sink.

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Category: cleveland

07/19/15 06:49 - 77.ºF - ID#60119

More Cleveland

We walked around the Case campus, the art museum, and Wade Park a little more. They built a new student center that's mostly restaurants and a giant touchscreen.

Then it was time to say bye to Sarah, and head home. It was weird how quickly two years passed and how much hanging out with each other was the same, even though I feel like we are both way different people. I'm not sure when I'll see her again but hopefully she visits us someday.

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A cast of "The Thinker". Apparently in the 70's it was damaged by a dynamite explosion from a political group.
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Category: cleveland

07/19/15 06:48 - 77.ºF - ID#60118

Case Med White Coat ceremony

The white coat ceremony took place in Severance Hall which is a crazy decked out concert hall of the Cleveland Orchestra. I got to see Sarah's parents and eat some delicious snacks.

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