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01/02/12 08:29 - ID#55839

the new year

that was fun seeing everyone at the party.

My car got towed from the PriceRite lot. Long story short I they wouldn't let me pick it up until this morning. So thanks to (e:PMT) for putting me up a second night and thanks for the ride this morning paul.

Also it was fun hanging out with everyone at the 24 yesterday.
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12/04/11 05:59 - ID#55652

Popcorn: A Method

Tiny this is for you. I wanted to be a jerk and say you can only have it if you stick to one Linux distro for 30 days but I don't hold that much sway.

Equipment:
1 pot, ~6 quart or so
1 lid

Ingredients:
popping-corn kernels
Canola Oil


-Put the pot on just shy of medium heat*.
Toss in not one, but two glugs of the oil. (A glug: tip the bottle into the pot and stop pouring as soon as it starts to pour)

-Throw in a pinch (a half dozen or so) of kernels. Leave the lid off. Wait for a few of them to pop. The oil is now up to temp.

-Throw in the rest of your kernels. Start with 1/3 cup. Enlid the pot.

-Give the pot a good shake after about a minute or so of vigorous popping. This encourages the lazy unpopped kernels to head down to the pan and get on with it.

-When the popping slows down, peek in and see if the pan is full of popcorn. If it is, turn the heat off.

You can shake some salt or stir in some butter but its pretty good just as it it.

I hope you enjoy it, I feel like Andy fucking Rooney writing this. I guess Andy Rooney would have disparaged other kinds of non-stovetop popcorn though.

  • My stove is electric, I forget what heat I used on gas ranges.
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11/20/11 03:21 - ID#55561 pmobl

phase II

phase II: rewire the house.

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11/13/11 02:00 - ID#55498 pmobl

nice november

November can be so damn nice. Fall can have the niceness of summer but its matured and chilled out.

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07/31/11 11:35 - ID#54839

too late

I drove though Buffalo today on the way home from Erie PA. On the way down I had been planning on stopping into town and at least getting something to eat & drink.
But everything ended up being later that I expected (7PM) and I bailed on that plan.

I miss Summer Buffalo, I haven't been to a Thursday at the Square/Harbor yet this year.
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07/18/11 09:24 - ID#54735

got it

Well its done. The closing costs were about a grand less than i thought they would be plus they left a decent washer & dryer.
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07/11/11 08:57 - ID#54688

closing date

Monday the 18th

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07/10/11 10:42 - ID#54684

JULY

::DOWNLOAD SOUND::



Its july but allready I notice cicadas starting to drone. It was feeling very dog days today before the sun got hazed out and a lot of peoples lawns are browning.

I spent some time this weekend and last on the Genesee Valley Greenway riding a bike. One trip was about 20 miles and yesterdays was about 10 miles.
The trail is along an old canal towpath-cum-railway line.

My mom had mentioned earlier in the spring about a washout on the trail but I just saw it myself last weekend.

There were TRAIL CLOSED signs north and south of it but you could walk around it with careful footwork. Slip and you might just break your neck.

Its hard to tell perspective: it was at least 25 or 30 feet to the bottom

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06/20/11 10:16 - ID#54543

being patient

I am being patient with the house. It is weird to complain about how long things take when you don't actually know how long they should take.

Everything has been going smooth so far, the inspections were no super big deal. The mortgage is waiting at the underwriter, they are supposed to be done with it by next week.

The lease on my apartment was up in May and my landlord wanted to sign me up for another 12 month lease. I explained that I was looking for a house to purchase at the time, and no, I couldn't really do a 12 month lease but how about we continue our month to month and I can give a 2 or 3 month notice.
She didn't bite so for June I've been staying at my parents house in my sisters old room. Flower sheets and everything.

So I'm trying to be patient. I just want to get in the house and work on it. I want to put a hedgeline in the front and maybe an apple or pear tree.

Some pictures from the appraisal:

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PUT AN APPLE TREE IN HERE

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Very park-like and also, next to a park.

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Not included in the floorplan is the ridiculous, non-code conforming 'finished' attic. No-one may sleep in that firetrap on my watch but we can definitely do some dual upstairs/downstairs shower-time

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05/26/11 10:09 - ID#54350

whaaaat

each time I decide to post again I'm so surprised by how long its been since my last post.
I think the last time I posted (25Apr2011) I was just moving positions at work. I am so much happier now, running around on my feet all the time, and working with a lot more people.

For four years I was in this control hallway with pretty much the same dozen people with no windows. It was almost like being in jail, July 4th looked the same as December 10th as the same as October 23rd in there: cinder block walls with a million computers and every other fluorescent bulb on [1].

Anyways, I"m pretty bad at saying what I've been doing or catching up or stuff like that.
I have a an offer accepted on a house in a potentially amazing scenario. (scenario is my word of the week. last week it was a phrase of the week. it was "respect the process")
I think you guys would collectively shit/jizz/cream if you could see this place.

I'm crossing my fingers till the inspections on Tuesday. If it inspects out, it will be so amazing.
I took today off, and as I was driving between all the appointments I had for the house stuff, I was at one point really close to crying thinking about how nice it would be to have a house. To be able to give back to my family and friends.

I feel like such a leacher now, what the hell can I do for people living in this tiny ass apartment. Now people can come over for dinner and stay over, etc and I am actually useful to people. Thats so awesome. UTILITY

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Can you recognize what historical event this graffiti is referencing? I got this one right away

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[1] I spent my time in jail kind of being a dick: I usually twisted the extra flourescant tubes so it wasn't so dreary where I had to spend 8 hrs a day and I also took kind of a perverse delight in outlining and dating the stains from roof drips. The best part was when co-workers would get nervous "I don't know if you're supposed to do that" or "You're crazy man." I was really fascinated with the concept of getting yelled at for drawing on stained ceiling tiles.
"YOU ARE IN TROUBLE BECAUSE YOU DREW ON BROWN-STAINED CEILING TILES!!! WE WERE SAVING THOSE TILES!!!"

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