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Category: birthday

08/06/15 01:04 - 62.ºF - ID#60153

Birthday times

24, I can't believe I'm getting so old. I had an amazing birthday today, especially thanks to (e:terry) and (e:paul).

When I got home from work they gave me two presents - a new bike light with laser projected lanes, and a swiss army bike tool kit. Watch out for me cause I make my own lane. Too bad the lasers can't shoot at encroaching cars.

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We then went with my family to Mezza for some Latvian goodness. I got a birthday falafel, my lieblingsessen, and Paul and I split a pomegranate salad. The waitress even brought me a rice pudding with a candle in it when she found out it was my birthday.

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To ratchet up the blood sugar levels further my mom made me a chocolate peanut butter cake we had at home.

At the end of the night the three of us finished up with a laser fenced bike ride around the Delaware park and up main.
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Can't wait to get turnt tomorrow night with all the peeps. 7:30pm, be there!

Here's to another year with the most amazing guys ever. I can't wait to get even crazier on every single level :D
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Category: german

08/06/15 01:03 - 62.ºF - ID#60152

Robert's phone

Last night I helped (e:robert) finish replacing his HTC Desire 816 G LCD screen.

He had partially disassembled it but couldn't finish it because the video he found was in Hindi(?).

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Weirdly enough there were almost no English videos or tutorials on what to do.

There was a German one - so I got to kill two birds with one stone and practice some technical language too.


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08/06/15 01:02 - 62.ºF - ID#60151 pmobl

Bikes vs cars



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Category: food

08/02/15 08:46 - 79.ºF - ID#60149

Dinner on the porch

With the new porch furniture (e:Paul) went and bought, dinners in the summer are now oh so fancy. (Not al fresco as I thought earlier, because in Italian that apparently means in prison ) Here is are white bean and artichoke linguine with chard, plus farmers market fruit, beans, and grilled tempeh. Yum.
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Category: camping

08/02/15 08:44 - 79.ºF - ID#60148

Dionysis at Brushwood

Warning - flowery butts ahead!

We headed to Brushwood on Saturday for Dionysis with (e:Terry)'s mom. The weather was sunny and perfect. A ton of Buffalo people including Mike, Seth and Dana were down there.

The night itself was crazy and I talked to a ton of people. Not that I remember any of them. Terry even had a conversation with a skunk.

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We blew ourself up a breakfast fire in the morning and had some delicious cheesy eggs courtesy of Terry. (Too bad it was full of plastic and garbage - Brushwood hippies are really the worst kind of hippies.)

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And (e:paul) weaved us some beautiful flower tails, which ended up in Terry's hair.
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08/02/15 08:43 - 79.ºF - ID#60147 pmobl

Farmers Market trip



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Category: family

08/02/15 08:42 - 79.ºF - ID#60146

Family reunion (almost)

I went to the first night of the family reunion last week with some of my cousins. I felt bad missing the bigger second day, but it was Dionysis and I really didn't want to miss out.

I saw two of the three cousins that used to live with my family for about 4 summers. It's insane how much of an impact we had on each other. I can barely imagine how we fit 4 additional people in our house for that long. But we were basically inseparable. I haven't seen them since 2010.
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We used to be really into making stupid home movies, especially my oldest cousin Andy. Sadly they are all still on mini8 cassettes. How have they not been digitized yet?

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Category: music

08/02/15 08:41 - 79.ºF - ID#60145

Thursday night Karaoke

After a crazy Square night with (e:mike) and (e:dave), (e:paul) and I went with Mike and Rachelle.We brought the poutine, she brought the entertainment.



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Category: tv

07/29/15 08:47 - 86.ºF - ID#60140

Assasination Classroom

is the best anime I ever watched. I just wrapped up the first season with (e:terry).

If you ever want to see a show about a boob and candy loving anthropomorphic octopus, who has one year to teach middle school students to assasinate him before he blows up the earth (after he already destroyed half the moon) - this is it.

The first season covers a year where he teaches his "E" class students to become the best students in the school by beating the "A" class. He also trains them to become master assassins. Also every episode wraps up with him giving a 5 minute speech to his students on education, and how much he cares for his students.

I can't really summarize the weird Japan-ness this show embodies so here's a picture of the cute octopus, Koro Sensei.

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Category: money

07/29/15 02:31 - 72.ºF - ID#60139 pmobl

Minimum wage

Ever since last week, when the NYS wage board recommended increasing the fast food minimum wage to $15 by the end of 2018, everyone online has been flipping out.t I've seen so much complaining on Facebook and Reddit that low skill jobs don't deserve to be paid that much, especially from other people who are in other low paying jobs (skilled and unskilled). Personally I think it's a step in the right direction but:

Seeing this reception makes me question why this wasn't across the board minimum wage hike. The conspiracy theorist in me would say it was aimed at rallying most workers against the idea of any hike (the thought process going "why should a Tim Horton's worker get $15 an hour, when I'm still going to make $10 as a trained paramedic paramedic?") The optimist hopes that it will keep drawing more people's attention to wage inequality - like how for anyone outside the top 20% (of household income), wages have not kept up with productivity and inflation since the 70's!

I've noticed a similar attitude with unions, even from normally liberal people. Those not protected by a union want to know why union workers should be compensated more than a non-union worker, when they also work over 40 hour weeks for no additional benefit. The real question they should be asking is why are they willing to do more for less?
At some point in time, it looks like every worker ended up in a bizarre race to the bottom, where the winner gets to brag about who works the most while getting paid the least.


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