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10/28/07 11:46 - 42ºF - ID#41851


At some point in 2007 I decided I wanted to become a hobbyist.
Ships in a bottle and model making are way out of my patience/attention span. RC stuff is cool too, I even had a business idea based on RC helicopters once, but thats too much money and time.

So I settled on model rocketry.
Its so wholesome and evokes such a naive dorky wonderment that its like being a kid again.

The rocket kits are so sandlot. I remember putting them together as a kid: the balsa wood and glue and putting the body tube in a door frame to get a straight line to put the fins on.

So I walked into a hobby shop yesterday and asked for "the rocket with the camera." Now they have a digital version, but I opted for the film one just to keep the feeling authentic. (The film included had a 'process by' date of 2006)

After the guy got if off the shelf I realized it was a ready-to-fly rocket . On one had that kinda sucks because I wanted to glue it together and put the decals on and stuff, but on the other hand that baby is ready to fly right now. The launcher stand and dorky launcher battery pack were also included.

So basically what I'm saying is that on Monday at high noon, that fucker is flying high. The package says 250 ft high.
Theres a little old abandoned air strip across the street from our facility so I figure we can go over there.

This will be the theme song:


Its possible that none of the pictures come out but it should be fun anyways. I bought extra engines and I'm going to keep launching it until ite breaks.


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10/15/07 12:15 - 50ºF - ID#41655

only in America

Went down to Zoar today with me cuz. boy what a perfect day for it.
It felt exceedingly good to run up to the Knife's Edge aka the Hog's Back aka that really big hill up there. I wish there was some more mountainous terrain around here.



found some cans near the car in the woods


The other day I purchased some cereals from Wegmans.


I thought they were just normal shredded wheat knockoffs but they were in fact Maple & Brown Sugar (NaturallyandArtificallyFlavored)

Holy shit they were so mapley they blew my mind. I haven't been able to get enough since.
I'll probably have to stop eating them when I get the diabeetus.


My theory: the extra 0.5oz is super Industrial grade Maple extract. Probably from Canada.


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09/24/07 12:14 - 60ºF - ID#41280

vacation in Indian Summer

This year at my job I got (11.25) days off of which I've taken (3)

So the remaining eight days need to be used before the end of the year.
These are on top of the traditional US holidays plus [A] the first day of hunting season in Michigan (17Nov) and [B] a whole stinking week at Christmas-time.

So I took off nearly every other Friday from now to January, plus many of the Thursdays preceding.

Not to get into a work discussion but instead: WOO how does it feel to have so much free time? It feels great.

It feels great cause its pretty goddamn beautiful out and theres a lot of cool stuff to do when you have a lot of time.

Truly autumn is a bejeweled finger on the freak 6-finger hands of the calendar.

So I know a guy who works for Meneral Gotors and he was saying how there is a mini-fleet of 100 or so fuel-cell vehicles that are out in the field right about now.

NY & DC dudes and dudettes alike can supposedly sign up for a 'test drive' at this here page.

I, I mean, my friend doesn't know any details about this dealy, but maybe it would be cool to hear about.
So you should try it out and then write about it.
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09/17/07 12:54 - 48ºF - ID#41145


Hey how much would you guess you pee a day?

A guy I work with was out a few days last week with kidney stones. This prompted us to to look on Wikipedia (they call it Peteypedia at work because I always use it to settle bets) .
So theres a really ugly picture of a kidney stone on the page but the big thing that got me was they say that you should produce 2 to 2.5 liters of urination a day as an indication of a healthy piss system.

So thats like 70+ fluid ounces or more than a rectangular carton of orange juice a day.

I thought about trying to collect and measure my 'throughput' this weekend but then I realized how fucking stupid that was.

Instead, I'm just going to drink a lot of water and hope for no kidney stones. FOR THE NEXT 30 YEARS

Urinary Health:

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09/03/07 10:56 - 69ºF - ID#40922


What a true pleasure it was to attend the party Sat night.
As always, everyone was true blue fun as hell.
Happy Birthday Mike & Terry and thanks Paul, Matt and Terry for another sweet party.

To the dude that emailed me asking about how to add music to your journal:
You can add pictures, audio and movie files to your posts.
The site will put a media player where appropriate (audio/video)

Also don't forget to set a user sound:


Click on the speaker in the top left corner to upload a file for your user sound.

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08/26/07 10:49 - 69ºF - ID#40750

let it go

I saw a shootin star last night and it made me think about a firefly I hit with my truck in July.

At first it was a little streak of light in the dark but then it hit the windshield and the little dot got a little bigger.

Even though the firefly was at point a gummy mess, it was still glowing. As the glow faded away it occurred to me that it was probably a bad thing to hit a firefly with your truck, maybe like killing a mockingbird or something similar.

So I kind of felt bad and I"ll tell you what firefly, if we ever get reincarnated as the same species I"ll make it up to you. Like say we both are earthworms, one morning I can be the early earthworm (who would invariably get screwed by the early bird.)

I hope you got laid a lot and made lots of other fireflies.


I found this MP3 from our band. It was a rough cut I encoded wrong and forgot I still had it.
It sounds better fast but I wish it had vocals.

Being forgetful and then finding stuff is like winning the stupid lottery, whereas the actual lottery is like paying a stupid tax.

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08/10/07 01:13 - 69ºF - ID#40469


Wow I still like this place (estrip). I mean I don't post much anymore but coming around here and reading everybody else's stuff kindof makes me happy.

If nothing else you are all interesting and dare I say even Good People.

Rochester sure has a lot of festivals and crap.
Buffalo did too, but its like Crotch is making up for lost festival time.
There was a lot of music festivalage going on at the beginning of the summer, and it was pretty sweet.
We saw Toots & the Maytals, among others.
I wish the beer was as cheep as it was at Thursday in the Square.
Boy, those white people sure love their beer eh?

And now its in the August round of the Park Ave/ East End festival.
Its a festivity where people celebrate knick-knacks, brickabrack, and anything that has seashells glued on, and also beer - which is what the white people are all about.

I live in the Park ave/ east end area in a lousy apartment that was hastily carved out of a nice little house.
My apartment doesn't actually fit in the house and juts half into the attic. The lease doesn't actually include the attic, but they should've bolted that shit down if they didn't want me making a fort up there.

Anyways, I hope this note finds you all in good sprits, and I look fondly towards see everyone again at some point. Also Mighty Taco.
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07/04/07 11:16 - 64ºF - ID#39910



I was going to write something about "America," maybe political or cultural but I just realized how feeble that would be.

Instead: Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick.

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06/24/07 10:34 - 76ºF - ID#39798

hey guess what

hey guess what just listen to my usersound

ESPN Classic has been playing American Gladiator lately.
HOLYSHIT this is the best show. Why did I not understand this 17 years ago?
The goddamn amazingness of it all flips my lid.
The concept of the show is that people, wearing spandex and teeth guards, are pitted against a stable of professional Gladiators.
The professional Gladiators' job is to lift weights and shoot nerf guns and water hoses and run around in giant steel cages.

If I had a Tivo it would be set to record Jeopardy and American Gladiators and thats the only TV I would watch.

In closing, this this is a partial list of American Gladiator names

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05/31/07 01:14 - 71ºF - ID#39474


I think I can never live in a suburb again.
Once I lived in Amherst for 1 year andI think that will be it.

I like where I lived in Buffalo. Right there by Childrens Hospital. There was this music school two doors up the street and you could hear kids squeak out Freire Jaque on the clarinet at night when you had the windows open and were eating dinner.
I could have easily, and happily even, worked myself into a predictable little rut there.

I love this fucking area that I'm living/working in now. Country? do you call it? What is the opposite of city.

Rural. I've seen shitty rural places, but This is it. This is the real shit. I get such a boner thinking about buying a house out here. Not yet though.

I like the city and the country but not in between.

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