06/25/06 07:10 - 70ºF - ID#25645
Today, (e:Uncutsaniflush) and i went to the Casellani Art Museum of Niagara University and the front of the building had a lot of these bugs.
Are they just hungry?
The museum itself was wonderful; we enjoyed it. Plan on going again, maybe even taking my mom, who likes these sorts of things, too.
06/24/06 09:58 - 69ºF - ID#25644
At the Park
The sunset was breathtaking last night. My pictures hardly do it justice.
Ava was a little fireball, too. I don't think i got any pictures of her that aren't blurry. I need to use more features of our camera so i don't end up with so many unusable shots.
These 2, although blurry, look really cool, i think.
Here she is, flinging a piece of sea(pond?)weed around in her mouth.
And here she is, running through the shallow water.
06/20/06 11:57 - 64ºF - ID#25643
Aaaand the survey says...
1. How did you find out about/why did you become of estrip?
I found out about (e:strip) through my husband, (e:Uncutsaniflush) . He joined several months before i did. When (e:ajay) had a going away party at the Old Pink, we decided to attend. I think i joined the next day... or the day after that. I thought (e:strip) would be a good way for me to be slightly less shy than i can be, and a good way to meet a few locals. :O)
2. How "out" are you about having a publicly accessible online journal. Do your friends know? Does your family know? Do your co-workers know? Does your boss know? Do you use your real name? Do you use your real photo?
I have nothing to hide, so anyone that wants to read my journal is welcome. So, i'm as out as i could ever be.
I don't have co-workers or a boss, but i've told friends and family about (e:strip) and my journal... sent along links to it a few times when i was too lazy to retype info to send to them.
I don't use my real name, persay, but it's a nickname my husband calls me, so i reckon that kinda counts. It's really just a misspelling of a mispronunciation of my full given first name... also the short form of my first name, Lee and last initial, T.
I am currently using my real photo, but it's of me when i was an infant, so that's not really the same thing. I have used real photos of myself, old, new and semi-old as well as other pictures that amuse me.
3. How many epeeps have you met real life?
A fair amount, i reckon..hhmm... lemme start a list:
(e:Enknot) (although i am sure he won't remember *snicker*)
and an (e:Apology) to anyone i have forgotten!
4. How has estrip changed the way that you meet people, on and/or off line?
Reading journals other people post has made me realize we all have the same fears, some of us just deal with them better. I try to be less shy about approaching people, both on and off line.
5. How has estrip affected you love life?
Well, hhmm.. i think i grabbed (e:Ladycroft) 's boob at (e:Theecarey) 's birthday party and (e:Terry) humped my husband's leg... and i think before that, i put some money down his pants. So, nope, nothing new. Same ole same ole...
6. How many of your friends have joined estrip because of your influence?
None. Sorry (e:Paul)
7. Are you from Buffalo/do you live in Buffalo?
Not from Buffalo. Moved here a year and a half ago, though.
1. What type of hardware or software purchases have you made as a result of using estrip?
None that i know of... check (e:Uncutsaniflush) 's survey answers for more info...
2. Have you used the mobile version of estrip? Why or why not?
No mobile (e:strip) for me... would i get off line ever if i had it? Right now, the main reason is because i don't have internet service on my phone. Maybe someday...
1. In what way has estrip changed your Internet surfings habits? Describe the amount of time you spend on estrip, when you use it and about how long?
I don't know if my surfing habits have changed all that much. Perhaps i am online more now. I check (e:strip) once or twice daily, if i can. If we're out of town, i don't check again until i'm back home. Lenght depends on how many posts there are... more journals, more time online. :O)
1a. How many journals do you usually read per day?
I try to read them all... some, i can't read even if i want to, even with my glasses on and one eye covered (please, peeps, paragraph breaks, pleeeease!!) and others, well, there are a couple of journals i just skip.
2. In what ways has estrip changed the way you perceive your local community?
Sure have learned a lot about Buffalo reading (e:strip)... still learning in fact.
3. How has journaling about your life affected the way you spend your free time?
I don't think it has changed the way i spend my free time...
4. Has estrip changed your living situation in any way?
Sorta kinda... when we were looking at houses, we got advice from (e:peeps) on what and where to look and not to look. We still ended up in the unfashionable part of town, but we did it armed with more info than we had before.
5. Do you find that you mediate/document more of your experiences now that you share them with others?
No, not really. See answer to last question. Otherwise, i am pretty much an open book...
6. Has publishing on estrip affected the way that write?
Fewer typos maybe?
7. Do you have other online journals? If so, with what service and has estrip affected your usage of that journal?
No other journals.
8. Have you ever gotten in trouble for using estrip at work?
Don't have a work to get into trouble at...
9. If you have stopped using estrip, why?
Yeah. I still feel like a heel about it, (e:Paul). Every once in a while, i get all down in the mouth and feel like no one gives a rat's ass about me and end up venting in the wrong places. Really bad behaviour. I wouldn't want (e:Paul) or any other (e:strip)per to think that i am sending any sort of "fuck you" to them or (e:strip), so now when i feel this way, i seclude myself.
06/18/06 10:02 - 84ºF - ID#25642
Happy Dad's Day!
For fathert's day, i baked my dad cookies. I did my cake mix cookies he loves so much. Used 3 cake mixes and made some black and white cookies (half white cake mix, half chocolate cookie mix, half a tablespoon of each, rolled together and baked), chocolate chip cookies (a white cake mix with some brown sugar and vanilla mixed into the batter), chocolate chocolate chip cookies and some chocolate cookies. Five dozen in all, 2 dozen of the chocolate ones, each dozen in a plastic baggie so he can freeze some for later if he wants to. I did all of these cookies last night... on a hot night and we have no a/c.
While baking (and sweating), i listened to cds... i thought of my favies -- Kate Bush or Morrissey, But since my dad hates both and i didn't want to get any Kate Bushyness or Morrisseyness baked into the cookies, i decided to listen to something else. Several something elses in fact. Some White Stripes. I doubt my dad knows who they are... And, what brought me to change my user sound. Some Elvis the C... (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding.
06/16/06 02:46 - 83ºF - ID#25641
06/12/06 11:35 - 58ºF - ID#25640
Going back to the beginning of the month, there was my 2 day helping (e:Ladycroft) move adventure.
Sorry, (e:Jason) , if you make a face like that while i have my camera out, i may just publish it!
Full Aqua Mouse and phone calls still must be returned!
At the end of day 1, after the 3 hour bed is finally together, (e:Ladycroft) sooths herself with her Dr Pepper pillow.
Day 2 started with this box as a top priority. Gaming... and all it's bits.
The tears are not dry from the womp (e:Ladycroft) 's head took from that 2 x 4 i accidentally dislodged from the door it was proping up. I had no idea that thud it made behind me wasn't it hitting the floor. Once again, Dr Pepper sooths ills (along with some ibuprofen i had in my purse, thank goodness!).
Moving on to this weekend...
It started with a wonderful walk in Tifft Nature Preserve on Friday. (E:Uncutsaniflush) really should take credit for these pics, though. His hand was stead enough to take the camera out of my backpack and manage to not scare these deer away.
I love the silhouette of this one.
This lil baby was trying to hide.. but you can just barely make out one of his eyes peering at us through the grass.
And then, on Saturday... my mom did something she hasn't done... well, since as long as i can remember. She... oh, so hard to even mention it... she... took the bus!
We had a few problems with the schedule, though. What's the point of having one if the driver is early and we miss it? We were on time, even early, and there it goes, zipping by, more than 5 minutes before it is due. Worse on the way back... ah well... We had a nice time anyway. Saw (e:Metalpeter) at Music is Art festival. We even had some chips and salsa at Salsarita's.. and the hot garden salsa was too hot for my mom. Big wow factor there.
Sunday, i went to the Allentown Art Festival with our neighbor and her cute pug, Ava. That dog got so much attention. I swear, talk about a man magnet... she might just land a husband with that dog, yet!
In the car on the way there.
We decided to take a load off and we found a chunk of grass. Between the Holiday Inn and Walgreens on Delaware. I suspect i saw (e:Mike) and (e:Jill) walk by, with some others i think might have been (e:peeps) but i just couldn't yell loud enough, nor could i run fast enough to get to them before they folded back into the crowd. Got in a walking by hey is that you kinda hello to (e:Jenks) , however. :O)
Did, however, have fun with Ava and her human. Ava much prefered the powdered sugar all over the ground to the fancy shmancy dog biscuts that were purchased for her.
After the crowds, we went to Sahara Grill's patio for some eats. They make really good food and i know they have a sign saying they are hiring, but geeze, it is so obvious the people that own it are supremely disorganized. Even after asking for service, we got ignored... the wait staff was really good, once her boss told her that we were there. Not sure how long the place will last if they keep it up. I can't tell you how many people we saw go in, then come out a minute later, obviously grumbling... or people that sat down outside and gave up and left.
I got a nice shot of Ava wearing my hat, though. :O)
06/11/06 12:10 - 53ºF - ID#25639
TreeHugging Gone Too Far
Outside our building is a sorry little sidewalk tree. At the height of summer, it had about five leaves. A dead glowstick has been dangling from its branches for three months.
Tonight while I was out on a smoke break, I looked at the tree and thought, "Man, that is one sad tree. It looks cold and wet and pathetic. It needs a sweater!"
I went home and whipped one up, it only took an hour and a half to knit. Then another fifteen minutes or so, standing outside in the cold at half past midnight, stitching it up.
And here's the whole site... with updates and more pictures and even a pattern for the tree sweater!
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