01/26/22 12:39 - ID#60874
a real winter
I always feel the need to get out and walk around after it snows. One, because besides peak summer, Buffalo looks best covered in a layer of snow. And two, part of me thinks snowy winters will be mostly gone in the near future.
Last Modified: 01/29/22 04:17
10/18/15 10:16 - ID#60282
We went to the Clinton Bailey farmer's market and got three medium sized pumpkins, instead of one huge one. Whoop for convenience. It's really crazy how many pumpkins are grown that are just used for decoration, and then tossed. I wonder how it compares to the biomass of Christmas trees that are grown every year. At least you can eat the pumpkins.
We spent Saturday doing some fall cleaning on the house, moving plants inside, and preparing the furnace. Here's (e:paul) spinnin' the vacuum hose like a helicopter.
At night it actually snowed. Just a little bit, but still. It's still nothing to the 6 inches they got in the southern tier.
Last Modified: 10/18/15 10:25
09/12/15 09:24 - ID#60223
Rainy day and professional warcraft
(e:terry) and I took a walk for coffee and this small crowd of large pink suburban ladies were on some sort of charity walk down Franklin. We cut down on a little of the sadness by walking along them. Two were debating:
"I would love to live down here! The houses are so beautiful!"
"I wouldn't! The parking is a nightmare! And what about the crime?! It's too dangerous!" (on a street that's half empty parking lot)
"You're such a scaredy cat!"
(e:paul) can probably tell you I went stir crazy inside already. I'm not ready!
(e:terry) spent part of the weekend watching professional warcraft. They had uniforms, color commentators and everything. I looked up what the events looked like and it's what you would expect. I think I would be into it if I like video games more because it looks like a complete nerdfest.
I used to go to school with a guy named Sean Snack - he was a professional gamer. Weirdly enough one of his biggest wins during college was playing Yahoo pool - he won a few thousand dollars if I remember right.
Last Modified: 09/14/15 09:19
05/19/15 01:52 - ID#60006
we got home just in time to avoid the storm and watch it from the porch. Check out the crazy gifs I caught of the lightning from our porch. (you may have to click for full size to see the animation)
Last Modified: 05/19/15 01:54
03/13/15 12:40 - ID#59899
Sidewalks are showing
And so is the gross garbage that's been hiding
Fingers are free again
And so is my head
I've gone back to being scrawny. Too much programming not enough bike.
Last Modified: 03/13/15 12:43
01/08/15 10:32 - ID#59731
Night walks are the best. I get to let out my energy and it feels like I get all of Buffalo to myself. If only (e:terry) or (e:paul) would come with me. :(
Last Modified: 01/09/15 03:24
11/22/14 07:47 - ID#59608
Shoveling the roof
It was only a ranch house but the snow was 5 feet deep and half of it had turned to ice. My mom, uncle and sister all helped but we didn't even get to the garage by the end.
The best part was that you could jump off the roof into the biggest pile of snow before.
Last Modified: 11/22/14 10:41
11/20/14 12:04 - ID#59593
Last Modified: 11/21/14 01:12
04/11/14 02:05 - ID#58889
Sun's out, guns out
It's supposed to be nice all weekend. Maybe time for the second hike of the season?
Last Modified: 04/11/14 11:53
01/07/14 11:59 - ID#58553
Snow day for real
After getting up I went with (e:terry) to his office to try and fix one of his computers. The power supply had blown up. I couldn't find any sort of output on the multimeter and the system booted using another PCs PSU, so I took one out of an ancient computer in the office and swapped it in. I almost froze on the way back home.
(e:paul) and I had a great lunch of lentils, rice and green beans.
The rest of the day was spent programming the web thermostat and wasting time. I'm kind of frustrated on how long its taken me to do the thermostat (1 month so far) but I've been learning a lot. I wish I had more time to dedicate towards learning. Feeling my way around the d3 library alone has been crazy complicated for me.
(e:paul) really wanted flourless chocolate cake for days but we didn't have ingredients. He egged me into riding to the coop to get it but I really wanted to just do it for the challenge. At this point riding has become a base instinct for me I think. The ride wasn't too bad so bundled up. We didn't even need the baking ingredients, I came back with a vegan peanut butter rice krispie and that was enough dessert for us. There was something ridiculous about riding on a bike when a car was available, to a fancy grocery store, in a snow storm, to get food for a fancy dessert we didn't even make (that bougie life).
Ready for the world.
Last Modified: 01/08/14 01:50
- going out