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Category: fashion

11/20/16 11:00 - ID#60712 pmobl

Dress shoes


With winter approaching, I finally decided to retire these shoes, that I've had since sophomore year of high school at least. My heels might as well have been on the ground.

I feel at the very least I made the cows hide useful as long as possible. Anyway now I just wear my sneakers to work. no longer shall you be embarrassed (e:Paul), for now.

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Category: politics

11/08/16 09:07 - ID#60710

League of Women Voters' guide

Since news and social media is so obsessed with the presidential election, if you don't know who's running on your local ballot, you can look them up here.

The League of Woman Voters also sends every candidate in every state and federal race a questionnaire to get a summary of their opinions.

It looks like for our ballot it's not as useful, because the race was either decided in the Democratic party primary or they never answered. But it allows you to do a little research and at least not be the person who votes based on someone's last name.


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Category: bikes

11/07/16 01:02 - ID#60709

Cyclocross in the park

After spending all yesterday morning cleaning up even more of the Halloween party (this time taking down and untangling the lights) (e:terry) and I went for a bike ride. We came across the Campus Wheelworks "Dominator" cyclocross race in Delaware park, by Rumsey woods.

For some reason I always thought they were tiny events but there were at least 100 people there for a giant party. Beer chugging on bikes, two riders running up the stairs with a tandem etc. The course was about a mile long and the whole race was over 4 miles.

I'll have to check it out earlier next year.

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Category: fashion

11/07/16 01:01 - ID#60708

Foxy guys

(e:mike) and (e:libertad) had us over for a delicious vegetarian dinner of pasta fagoii and black bean burgers (thanks guys), and to watch some dumb TV movies.

I got to take home this foxy mask.
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Category: going out

11/07/16 12:59 - ID#60707

Couchsurfer at the pink

I had a Couchsurfing.org profile from a long time ago but I only just recently filled it out. I did a few weeks ago, and got a request last week for a couchsurfing on Thursday and Friday night.

So the first night we hosted a girl named Tina from Bavaria. She had sold all of her possesions, quit her job, and was traveling around North America as long as her money lasted.

It was kind of awkward at first, mostly because my German was somewhat rusty and her English was as well. We walked around Allentown, she wasn't really impressed by Allen Street. She did like Ethiopian.

We ran out of things to talk about quickly. As soon as (e:paul) and (e:terry) got back it was much easier, especially with (e:paul)'s German.

(e:paul) wanted to go out so we took her to the pink. I think it was a suitably weird experience for her.

At one point a random blond girl came up to us, telling us how sad that nobody at the bar wanted to get with her. She came up again later to ask Paul and the conversation went something like this:


Girl: Do you speak Estonian?
Paul: No, we're speaking German.
[girl speaks Estonian to them]
Girl: Can you translate something and tell her for me? I work for my father in St. Catherine's and he had me look up other companies. I read about something about the Schaefer company, it's very interesting. Tell her that.
[paul tells her that]
[girl turns to her and tells Tina in english]
Girl: Our children, are going to grow up as best friends.



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Category: fashion

11/02/16 12:48 - ID#60704

Twinsies

As seen on a walk to Niagara Falls Boulevard.

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Category: halloween

11/02/16 12:48 - ID#60703

Halloween party

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Category: bugs

10/29/16 10:43 - ID#60702 pmobl

Scooter sympathy

Do you ever have simpathy for the centipedes your house? (I know you don't (e:mike)) I caught this one in the yellow room and felt bad as he kept trying to squiggle his butt up the container.

I avoid killing them and usually let them out either in the grass across the street or a few houses down. I think that they'd try and head inside where it's warm. If I left them in our house they likely get caught in spider webs.

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Category: food

10/24/16 12:58 - ID#60701

Cooking marathon

After the hike I went shopping at Price Rite and the co-op for 2 hours. And then (e:terry) and I began our cooking marathon.

Terry made potato goat cheese galettes (e:60460), and I made a double batch of chana masala. It almost overflowed the pans.

Together we cut up 6 onions, 8 cloves of garlic, four tomatoes, two potatoes and something like ~1800g of chickpeas.

Now I barely have to cook this week. I feel like a mom-blogger with all this meal prep.

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Category: hikes

10/24/16 12:57 - ID#60700

Reinstein woods

While (e:paul) went down to East Aurora with (e:libertad) and (e:mike), (e:terry) and I rode bikes out to Reinstein woods.

Despite it being way out in the burbs, in Cheektowaga, it's really easy to ride there.

Just go down William past Bailey, almost to Harlem. Not much to look at but the road is wide and there's little traffic.

Then once you're in Cheektowaga, there's a rail trail that runs along the tracks to Union. Then from Union, you take the huge bike lanes up Como Park Blvd to Stiglmeier. It's about 11 miles from Allentown.

I had been to Stiglmeier before but never the woods. There's these boardwalks that run over all the depressions and creekbeds.

Terry admiring the foiliage
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All through the park people were dumping bird seed for the birds. Like, all over the benches and boardwalk rails. This leads to the fattest, boldest squirrels I've ever seen. They thump when they skitter between branches.
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Weirdly enough the two parks aren't officially connected but (e:terry) and I found away across.

In Reinstein woods on the Beech trail, I found these little floof bugs. They're tiny bugs in a pile with fluffy white butts. They don't really move and just wave their asses back and forth.

Apparently they're called boogie woogie/beech blight aphids.
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Here's a video of their squiggle dance I found on youtube.


The ride back was ridiculously windy.
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