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Category: birthday

09/12/15 09:23 - 55.ºF - ID#60222

Happy birthday dad

Happy birthday dad. I hope it was a good one.

We took my dad for his birthday to Seabar, where he got to enjoy fish with someone for once ((e:paul))

Later we had some cake (an orange cake, his favorite) that I made. And somehow we ended up spending a half hour talking about the purple McDonald's hamburglar. Not sure why. Anyways my brother is hilarious. I wish he would write on here.

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The future's so bright, he's wearing shades.
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Category: church of the ascension

09/12/15 09:22 - 55.ºF - ID#60221

Hoarders: church edition

The church next door had their closeout firesale. (e:paul), (e:terry) and I took a stroll over to see what "treasures" were available.

Of course it wouldn't be a church event without parking over the whole lawn.

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They sold a lot of junk and religious trinkets, big metal crosses and what not. The coolest thing available were probably the two priest thrones, but they were a cool $3800 for the pair. Most of the furniture seemed to be going fast.

Buffalo rising wrote about the sale as if it were some sort of pillaging of Buffalo's history to out of towners. Really, a lot of it was church junk that was probably out of a catalog, a few nice pieces of wood furniture, and a bunch of old ladies looking to cram a few more things in their house.

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Category: spiders

09/12/15 09:21 - 55.ºF - ID#60219

Giant spiders

This is the biggest spider I've ever seen at our house. (e:mike), what do you think? It's probably an inch an a half and it's been living on the window for a month now.

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Category: adirondacks

09/12/15 09:20 - 55.ºF - ID#60217

e:uchina's trip

I never finished writing about Jabe Pond. (e:uchina) came up to visit us and it was a lovely trip. She wrapped us in a magical tarp while we layed in the sun, all the way until night, when we watched the stars and listened to the bros across the pond.

Said tarp
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Giving (e:yesthatcasey) a piece of her mind
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Head first into networking
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Head first into crazy
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What an amazing day. I loved how the light looked so tropical when the sun started heading down.
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Category: adirondacks

09/07/15 04:37 - 84.ºF - ID#60213 pmobl

Frog Castle on Jabe Pond

On the last full day, (e:paul) and I hung out on the beach. I decided to use the $60,000 I spent on a civil engineering degree and build a reinforced sand castle, to one up my old minnow resort (e:joe,59355)

Before we started, there was so much soap foam on the beach. How do people not realize that soap doesn't just disappear, especially in a pond like this?
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I started by taking some moist sand and forming the first layer, with sticks for reinforcement. Then I took pine needles and laid them on top of the first wall. (I only remember this technique because my old professor Gasparini was obsessed with it - a French engineer came up with a lot of theories building sand castles )
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Then I put the second layer on, doubling the height. I realized I should have put a door in, so I tried to carve one out and reinforce a header with some sticks. It's not the greatest, so next time I'll build doors and windows right into it.
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Nearby was an abandoned minnow condo project. It's full of dead caterpillars, it really put a damper on the sales.

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The last step was decking it out - I asked MFA (e:paul) to decorate it eyetalian style, but the sun was too intense for him.
So I tried my best. You can see the result in his post (e:paul,60206). The castle was named "Schloss Frosch am Meer" or the Frog Castle on the Lake.

Then I took a frog and let him loose in his new castle. He wasn't too happy about it, but at least he was able to escape alive. That's the least an engineer can ask for.




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Category: adirondacks

09/07/15 04:35 - 84.ºF - ID#60212 pmobl

Loon Landing, the big island

Loon Landing is by far the best island in all of Jabe Pond. It's the biggest, it has lots of diving rocks, a mini forest with trees in all stages of development and much more. Unfortunately you can't legally camp on it due to overuse (although pretty sure (e:paul) and (e:terry) used to), but it's nice to visit.

I took a kayak ride over by myself. From the island you can look out and spy on almost every other pond hangout. I watched (e:uchina) and (e:paul) play on the beach. I saw the bros fishing and drinking at theirs, and I saw people just paddling around the pond. I drank my beer, danced to John Denver and got naked deep in the woods. It was amazing.
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Category: adirondacks

09/07/15 03:30 - 84.ºF - ID#60202 pmobl

Jabe Pond Wildlife

There's so many islands in the Jabe pond, and the pond itself is huge (151 acres ). So there's a lot to just swim around and take in.

You think there would be a lot of wildlife in a remote place like that, but I think the pine forest really stifles a lot by keeping the water so acidic. It's clean, but there isn't a ton going on.

These caterpillars kept dropping out of the tree on you. A lot of times they were already dead - I'm not sure if they're just lebensmude or if there was some other purpose to them pelting you.
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The best places to see animals were on the rocks on the islands. Near our beach, snakes sun themselves in all the little crevices. You don't notice until you've disturbed them and they're slithering away.
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Of course there a ton of toads, minnows and frogs slithering around in the day. Surprisingly there are very few mosquitos. There are, however, a ton of crayfish to creep you out when you swim at night.

The wildest thing you'll ever experience at Jabe is the pack of dadbros that convene every labor day weekend. They have their own society across the pond. Maybe one day we'll have to investigate it.



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Category: adirondacks

09/07/15 03:17 - 84.ºF - ID#60199

Getting to Jabe Pond v 2015 /forest fire

After camping at Lake Pleasant, we kept on going through to Jabe Pond via Ticonderoga.

We had to stop at the WalMart because they've killed every other grocery store in a 50 mile radius.
They have everything you want, if what you want is easy access to guns and the multi-cultural Stinky family.
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When we got to Jabe later, there were a ton of DEC and state police trucks in the parking lot. Some kayakers that were leaving told us there was a forest fire they were putting out. They had a bunch of pumps taking water up the hill - but we didn't see any smoke, so it must have been out for a while.
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After we rowed the supplies over, Paul wrangled up some wood with his new anchor and rope apparatus.
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The weather was perfect for swimming already.
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Fires and booty warming.
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NSFW picture down below! Nackt Maenner! Naked men camping.
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Category: adirondacks

09/03/15 03:58 - 86.ºF - ID#60198 pmobl

Top of Black Mountain

I'm posting this from the top of Black Mountain in the Adirondacks. I already broke my post a day promise but its hard up hur in the land of EDGE. It took us about an hour to climb up.

At the top of the peak is an old fire watch tower, which now has a microwave dish, solar panels and a windmill. Apparently a satellite dish is too far in the future for them.

Up at the top there is 4G. you can see so much of Lake George and the surrounding area.

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Category: camping

08/31/15 11:30 - 76.ºF - ID#60197 pmobl

Lake Pleasant Campground and bathrooms


We stopped for the night at the Lake Pleasant campground in Speculator, NY.

It was nice for the state cluster camping. It reminds me of all the other state campgrounds we camped at growing up.

I've never seen such fancy public bathrooms at a campground. They are all LED, automatic lighting, private showers, and even USB ports next to the sink. How crazy is that?

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