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03/15/15 05:00 - ID#59902

St pats Parade

I could not post live phone would not connect not sure why

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Category: holiday

07/02/14 07:35 - ID#59143

Happy 4th Of July

So Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy 4th Of July

Hope they have a great holiday .... I'm going to the Bisons game with the BPO and it will be fun and maybe CanalSide on Friday I think I will ... One of these years I need to plan it out.... Cause I would love to go to NYC and go to Connie (that can't be right is it really Conney ) Island and go see the eating contests and watch the fireworks from some place where you can see the statue of Liberty but knowing me it may never happen...

I Know I've been out of the habit of coming here but I did get mostly caught up the one day on the bus on my iphone but that is a different journal some good things some bad... One thing I need to do is try and mobile post from it even if just a picture here... It has the apps where you can mobile post but I can't remember if estrip if there is one... Some day I need to play around with it...

Hope everyone has a great holiday and great weekend as well....
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Category: holiday

07/04/13 09:34 - ID#57867

BPO bisons game 2013 part 1

So I put this under holiday vs Photos cause I kinda want to talk and do a few pictures..... So I did have fun with good fun and Rochester played or whom ever we played crushed us lots of runs and rallies.... Had to take the coat you know incase it rains... and that is the tough part and it did twice but not during game.... It was fun..... now I admit there is a part of me that does like going to thing by myself and it is nice.... and think it is great that people are in love and some people have kids.. But when one isn't we shall call it the norm it ways on you and it kinda sucks a bit...... Today Not sure what I'm doing other then watching the competitive eating contest from Connie Island and yes looking forward to The Wedding on Saturday .... Congrats guys it will be fun (Think I'm bringing my 2 little cameras since I'll be dressed up and big camera would look kinda silly) .... Speaking of that I almost lost the camera last night from the rain but seems like it still works..... That is part of why not sure what doing today still a little moist and don't want to get soaked but I might walk at waterfront.... Kinda want to watch wrestling .. But it would be great to spend it with someone one lusts I mean love ....... Oh yeah I get to go back to work on Friday but today will still be enjoyed just have to decide what best way is.......... Well lost my point and feeling a little better and now for a few pictures from the game I somehow got the first row and there was an empty seat next to me that was odd.... And it was fun anyways .......

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I guess I should have mentioned it was from work to home to get ready to game and seemed like my bus was late so i missed the anthem and color guard... But the talent of this singer yes a little did America The Beautiful is amazing Think I saw her do a sabres game or was it bandits can't remember but wow what a talent .... I kinda think she did something on a national stage maybe it was a national game sorry can't remember.......


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If you couldn't tell the bisons got crushed but it was a good time post game pix up next
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Category: holiday

05/27/13 05:25 - ID#57718

2013 MemorialSunday

So On sunday went down to Canalside area for a little walk, photos and food so wasn't planning on taking any video but I guess I'll start with those first ....







Not so great at doing the Vlog but ok......



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Then it was up to what ever that thing is called... To take some Buffalo shots.....

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Then The birds again don't know if it was the same ones or not guessing so....
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Now to be honest I'm not sure if that clothing truck was selling stuff I'm sure they where but I didn't check it out .....

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So One of the things about a blog is you have no idea if anyone reads it or not... That being said if anyone is at this point I guess it is time to admit something... Yesterday I was fine with this being my memorial day.. The old days of cookouts I guess are over.. Besides I still don't know if all the bugs are gone.. They could just be waiting till it gets cold... In any event I picked the Hatch.. Didn't know if Liberty Hound is a Baseball hat kinda place... Gotta try and keep the sun of my face... But Today is depressing... I think being single and kinda naturally a loner although I do like people was fine until I joined twitter.. That is really a social place wow... So my body feels like I should be with others sitting on a couch or maybe I just miss my friends mother and grandmother ..... But I still did get enjoyment with some shows just wish there would have been a great war movie on .....Back to if anyone is still reading The service at the hatch seemed a little bit off... But not sure how long they have been open give them a chance ........

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I took a walk down by the water.. So those photos are up next but couldn't figure out how to Light house or what ever the out harbor is once I got over the Bridge but some stuff past General Mills was closed and wasn't sure where left would take me.......

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A few downtown shots But first I want to say took some pictures of some cool Urban art and club diablo I don't have all the details but is in the middle of a change......

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So If you made it through all of that congrats .... Two Things there are no pictures on the ships cause I didn't feel comfortable going on them it was all kids and parents didn't want to be the creepy guy with camera.. It kinda felt like it might be weird ... Also at The Hatch they have a thing on the door warning people to watch their food or was it keep an eye on it because of the birds... Not sure how the birds are there but I remember they use to be Vicious at Teds I've seen them steal them once with people right at the table (my sis I think) Hope everyone had a great holiday... Oh it feels so good to not me at work... Almost enough to quit.. Sometimes I do feel like just quiting and turning off the power and putting everything at the curb well except Art on walls pictures and electronics .... Enjoy
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Category: holiday

12/24/12 11:47 - ID#57044

Christmas or something 2012

So I can admit that I do wish that for 40 I was able to do something that follows the over used term EPIC... But around Christmas can't really go to Cold NYC or the Bunny Ranch... Do to time and Location didn't make it to any of the Burlesque Acts.... But I thought I'd post a few pictures .....As I watch some of "A Christmas Story" as a side note saw a cool presentation of it in Buffalo Years ago.... Heard it got turned into a Broadway Musical I bet it is great.....

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So There was just What I'll call the Santa Parade and it reminds me that Buffalo use to have what was the Toys For tots Parade ... It was on Grant St. but often not Advertised and over the years it got farther away from Christmas and have no idea when or if it stopped ...

So I posted Privately about how tough sometimes it is to deal with family... But did gifts at my mothers House .... Then the niece will do gifts with her mother at her house... Think that makes more sense then all of us doing gifts over there... I remember as a kid liking to go to aunts on the eve opening stuff at my place and then there was another place called down home or Open houses it was crazy but fun... See this way Maya can see her father and not worry time wise... Also if they want to do something else... So making cookies and the cat and stuff.....

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Towne Above

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OH Yeah Merry Christmas it is odd that I want to put a hashtag in every where....:) Oh yeah or what ever holiday(s) you do... Even if that means you work for 7 days in a row and then go some place or take a trip or what ever enjoy.....
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Category: holiday

05/13/12 03:14 - ID#56452

Mothers Day at the zoo 2012

So Haven't been to the zoo in like forever... Went with the family a few pix of food and the adventure......

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Well I guess that is all I have to say...

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Category: holiday

03/18/12 10:43 - ID#56240

St. Pats 2012



Interesting article About the Parade

Bandits won but only a few pictures after the parade do to Battery life and time of down loading need to wait till after the parade.... They had this great jerseys that I would love kinda wish I didn't buy the all star one now and got this one but I didn't know...

Sure many people went out last night or went to the other parade......

I'm sure many will go out after the parade as well...... Wish I was going to see Henry Rollins spoken Word .... That is all ways a great time...Oops....

Walking dead tonight.....

Here is the article... In box form....

Updated: March 18, 2012, 9:37 AM

Buffalo's St. Patrick's Day Parade is serious business for Thomas Patrick Young. As a member of the United Irish American Association, Young has helped plan the milelong march for 22 years.

Today marks the 71st marching of the parade, which sports six divisions and 3,000 marchers. It is expected to draw from 100,000 to 150,000 spectators along Delaware Avenue from Niagara Square to North Street.

Young will be in charge of the 40 vendors who sell food and novelty items. You'll find him on a golf cart patrolling the route -- helping with crowd control and basking in Irish pride.

People Talk: You must have your hands full with vendors.

Thomas Patrick Young: Buffalo is not a mecca for vendors. While most of the food served curbside and at different corners is local, the novelty vendors are from other cities -- Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Binghamton -- throughout the Northeast. They start approaching me in January.

PT: What won't you allow them to sell?

TPY: Silly String, because of the cost of the dresses the dancers are wearing. They're $800 to $900 a piece. And we don't want Silly String on our black long coats and top hats.

PT: How many dancing groups do you have?

TPY: At least six. We have units spread out so it's not band after band, and not dancing group after dancing group.

PT: What about union after union?

TPY: We dedicate our third division to the unions. This year that division has 29 entries. It could be a record-setting year for floats this year. We have 20.

PT: Do marchers still throw out candy?

TPY: There's nothing to be thrown from any vehicle. We don't allow that. It's too dangerous. People still do it, but we try to stop it as fast as we can -- just like drinking [alcohol] by marchers in the parade. We tell them that we'll buy them a drink after the parade. We're looking for a parade that moves swiftly and smoothly. We don't like gaps. People may think the parade is over.

PT: What kind of floats do you frown upon?

TPY: Anything that is not a tribute to St. Patrick. Sunday starts with a Mass at St. Joseph's Cathedral that is dedicated to this year's grand marshal, Patrick Plunkett, and to my Aunt Catherine.

PT: How many judges are there?

TPY: Six. We have judges for floats and judges for groups. We actually hire a local judging company. We also have a trophy day for the winners, which is usually two weeks after the parade at the Irish Center.

PT: What float turns your head?

TPY: The Steelworkers. For years they had an 18-foot I-beam, and we were never sure whether it would make it under some of the wires on Delaware Avenue. It's much lower now -- probably 7 or 8 feet -- so there is no fear of ripping the street lights out.

PT: Tell me a parade fact.

TPY: What a lot of people don't realize is that we -- the [United] Irish American Association -- pay the bands to come in and play.

PT: How about a historical fact?

TPY: They didn't have a parade in 1941 because of the war.

PT: What role does weather play?

TPY: When the weather's bad, the parade is small. Less marching bands show up because of all their stuff. If you're coming out with your $2,000 trumpet, you don't want to have that out in the rain. We mark them down as no-shows.

PT: Does a no-show one year affect the group's placement the next year?

TPY: It depends on the nature of their group. If they're Irish dancers and have their little short outfits on and it's 6 below zero, we understand.

PT: Tell me about the grand marshal selection process.

TPY: A lot of it involves how long you've been with the parade committee. We also look at what you've done as far as donations. We are very selective about this because this person is going to wear the face of the parade this year.

PT: You wore the face of the parade in 2010, right?

TPY: I made it a once-in-a-lifetime day, my day in the sun. I had family in from all over the world. It was my dream.

PT: Do you have Irish setters?

TPY: I have a black Lab who is fully set up with a green collar and scarf for St. Patrick's Day. His name is Mister Murphy.

PT: Tell me about the parade cleanup brigade.

TPY: First, everybody who comes with horses is always equipped to clean up after them -- mandatory. You must have your own scoop. General clean up is usually done by volunteer eighth-grade groups. We have 20 Port-a-Johns.

PT: What do you do for fun?

TPY: I'm an avid golfer and bowler. As a young man, I had my heart set on being a pro bowler. I still bowl on a league every Monday night. I dedicate a lot of my time to work. My job is in the commercial collection industry in this volatile economy. We've actually replaced the steel industry with the collection industry in Buffalo. There are thousands and thousands of employees.
jkwiatkowski@buffnews.com


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Category: holiday

02/09/12 05:52 - ID#56039

V-Day 2012

So Saturday Night there is the Event that sounds pretty cool I missed it last year also But don't feel like dressing up or trying to get home from it late at night... Plus don't feel like being the creepy single guy with the Camera... ARGh.... But I think things like that and like Prom Of the dead.. Are great if you are part of a couple or a lovely single chick... Or one who is single that night...HA....

Won't be Negative about the V-Day not Victory day that is what the two fingers use to mean not Peace... Not sure what I'm going to do... I know I want part of it to be seeing the 3D Phantom Menace not sure how much better it can really be It will be fun..... Maybe a trip back to Cantina Loco and just a few Pomogrante Margaritas?

Now I would love to find a huge Box of Chocolate that comes with a cool stuffed Dragon... But doubt they make that or that I could find it.. So maybe a tiger?

To me the videos all the same song different versions are kinda about heart break? But good song...... more after the videos....

What the young people know this Bang Bang song from Kill Bill what a great movie...... But that has nothing to do with this post or maybe it does a bit?



Cher doing Bang Bang



Bang Bang by the Recounteurs little different then the original .. But pretty cool....



So V-day is Tuesday and Glee is having their V-day show that night so maybe I should just get stuff that day? But this brings up a question... Is it wrong to want to Have a 3 some with Santana and Britney? How about with the actors.... How about when 90210 was on (not the new version where real teens are the actors) and the kids where played by adults... Its funny lost the new version somewhere and Jenny Garth isn't as Pure white as she was on the original but she still looks just the same and is hot as fuck still............

I'm not going to ... But there is a part of me that says just look up the back of artvoice..... Do they even still run ads? But with all the stuff (and all sad) in the news lately with that poor girl in the tote is it even worth it...

I just want to have a Spartacus inspired orgy :) As much fun as it would be... I don't even have close to enough Purse for that...... Plus some of the guys are as big as my arm :)..... So that can be demotivational .... Maybe some Rainbow Party (if they are even real?) HA... Is a guy Short...HA

Seriously though I'm going to try and enjoy it...
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Category: holiday

12/26/11 08:49 - ID#55802

Christmas B-day

So Far Christmas and My Birthday where ok.... Yes there was some Drama a bit... But Mission Impossible was pretty good... Got to see the Christmas Windows Tonight Downtown and see some more Family..... Then Christmas Finishes up with TSO on Tuesday.... And then Thursday is a WWE House show... Not sure about Cameras and TSO so taking the little one... Wish I could take the Zoom but then gotta take it to work and that is a pain and then find out if I can take it in and ARGh..... So hoping to post those and the Christmas Windows and DT on Wends but we shall see... Hope Everyone had a great Holiday and has a great New Year.....
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Category: holiday

12/20/11 08:41 - ID#55778

Christmas 4

So thought I should write something positive and some people might think I am nuts but that is ok.... I know for a fact (now this doesn't prove that there is a god or even if it did that it is the one that you prey to.... )... But I do know for a fact that there is something... Don't know if you would call it a spirit and angel cause I don't know what it was but one night I was touched (not that way) by something..... Now maybe one could say I just enjoy American Horror story to much. But seriously though one night I woke up cause I felt a hand press down on my shoulder.... Yeah it freaked me out a bit... Thinking one hears a voice in an apartment doesn't mean much....

So thought I would list some things that I do like about the holiday....
  1. Christmas Lights what isn't to like about Christmas lights or other holiday lights and huge things on lawns....
  2. Christmas movies: Ok granted when Culkin Had a beard and they had to use his brother it got silly but there are a lot of great movies ok and some bad ones I have never seen all of like A Wonderful life.....
  3. The Fact that people who never give will at this time of year
  4. The Fact that this is (unless you do the out door adventure sports thing) the only time the snow looks nice.....HA
  5. unexpected gifts (this doesn't happen very often)
  6. Did I say the Christmas lights
  7. Oh yeah a Burlesque Performance of A Nightmare Before Christmas
  8. Christmas Specials
  9. Christmas Cookies

Ok not going to push this.......
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