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03/26/06 07:56 - 39ºF - ID#29469

Found this, thought I should share...


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03/24/06 06:12 - 36ºF - ID#29468

Explains a lot I think


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03/24/06 08:23 - 31ºF - ID#29467

Spot Coffee made today cloudy

I was tending to my sick son last night at my place last night so his mom could get to a meeting. While puttering around the apartment, I noticed the dearth of breakfast stuffs, so I figure no problem, I'll get up early and head to spot.

I arrive at spot this morning at 7, time for a mike and a house blend (my personal favorite). I got half an hour before I have to get into work. They aren't real busy. Only one other guy in the pace is eating. I get my coffee and an artvoice and have a seat. 10 minutes go by, no big deal really. 20 minutes go by. All's quiet in the kitchen. The Fuck!! I stroll over to the counter and the woman behind the counter is doing many things, none of which have any thing related to food prep.

"You had the Mike, didn't you?"

I'm thinking, I was hoping to have the Mike, but contained myself into uttering "and you haven't started it yet?"

"I'm really sorry, I've got a million things going on here"

None of them apparently involved cooking.

Not that big a deal, I couldn't wait any longer as the boss likes it when I show up on time. But when a favorite place lets you down it can color your whole day.

I'm going to be doing mental spin control all day. I can feel it.

Keep Passing the open window, ya'all

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03/23/06 06:48 - 34ºF - ID#29466

Hotel Schmotel

Sorry, needed to get the St. Patrick's crap off the top of my journal
It's been a tough month this week if you know what I mean, and I think you do. I got this in the mail and it made me laugh (I'm immature).

Enjoy

Nurse Nancy

Two doctors are in the hallway complaining about nurse Nancy.

''She's out of control!'' the first doctor says. ''She does everything backwards. Just last week I told her to give a man two milligrams of morphine every ten hours, she gave him 10 milligrams every two hours, he alomost died!''

''That's nothing,'' said the second doctor, "earlier this week I told her to give a man an enema every 24 hours, she tried to give him 24 enemas in one hour!''

All of a sudden they heard a blood curldling scream from down the hallway.

''OH MY GOD! I just realized that I told nurse Nancy to prick Mr. Smiths boil!'''
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03/18/06 10:15 - 26ºF - ID#29465

Happy Post St. Patricks Day

I'm getting old. A really long day on Thursday wrecked me for anything yesterday beyond a couple quiet pints at my humble abode. A few advil later, I'm feeling reasonably back to my old self. My arena duties during the hockey game made me wish I had my 42 year old knowledge back in my 25 year old body. I can stil do the same stuff, it just catches up to me the next day.

See ya'all at the parade
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03/15/06 03:42 - 32ºF - ID#29464

Hump day random thoughts

I got taken to dinner last night at Fanny's in Amherst by a representative from Playboy. The irony of Playboy liking Fanny's took a little to hit me, until I started smirking for no reason over my chocolate mousse dessert. It is a dumb joke, but what the hey it's good to be 3 once in awhile. These dinner meetings are disingenuous and decadent affairs. 15 minutes of purposeful talk and 3 hours of utter bullshit. My boss's and whatever representative is in town try to out "Dale Carnegie" one another, while the rest of us just hope the food is good. It was.

The alqonquin roundtable of our common council likes the Hotel for Elmwood. I'm stunned. It's a wonder they aren't stationed at the suburban border shaking people down for spare change as they leave the city.

Argh, work calls............
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03/14/06 08:28 - 35ºF - ID#29463

This is lame, but it made me laugh

Irish on Vacation


Q: Where does an Irish person go on a vacation?
A: A new bar

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03/12/06 03:00 - 53ºF - ID#29462

Saturday

Back when the band Chicago didn't annoy the crap out of me, I kind of liked the song "Saturday in the Park." Yesterday on Elmwood might have been the setting. I had lunch at the bagel place formerly known as Manhattan and it was great to see the pleasant vibe coming from the sidewalks as folks just out enjoying the sunshine and each other. All the walked dogs were in good moods and while the day was a one off (witness the fog rolling in over Delaware Avenue as I write thise), it was a tremendous spirit booster.

A sidewalk vendor was trying to talk me into an earring, much to my daughter's amusement. I'm not sure if I'm a double hoop guy yet.

Took the youngins out into the burbs for dinner at the rents and predinner consisted of scooter rides and a intense game of catch with said daughter (at her request). Wonders never cease.

Days like yesterday make it possible to kick Monday's ass!
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03/11/06 05:59 - 45ºF - ID#29461

My entry for cuteness crap found online


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03/09/06 04:11 - 44ºF - ID#29460

My wife left me for a younger blonde

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My divorce papers came last night. I'd been separated for a little more than two years, pretty amicably, but still the finality of it all still smacks you a little. Most of the wounds of all the hard conversations heal, but occasionally something like this rips the bandages off and pours a little more bourbon down the almost healed scars.

It's interesting in a sense to watch the transition. She's the one that strayed or followed a different direction, but since I'm the one that moved, the social circle that was ours closed mostly to me. There was a party at the house formerly known as mine the others night and while I knew most of the attendees, I also knew I was better off not appearing. My ten year old called me periodically (her idea) to let me know who was drunk and if I got cake left overs (from Delish, they be good people).

Given how tough her parents were on her and how useless mine were in revealing her discovery about herself, we've actually been okay with one another. I've dated a little and looked for other social venues. That has been a little slow and that is okay, but I read about somebody else here having beer and wing auditions to just broaden a social circle and that seems like a decent start.

I've been a little monastic as I've started a new job last May (so, I guess it is an old job now) and just trying to be Dad to our kids still on the weekends and it seems to be working, but I figure there has to be room for a life in there somewhere.

I used to mock that guy who had the perennial personal ad and that "matinee grin." I think he is still in Artvoice inspiring fear and loathing in the female population of Buffalo. Occasionally, you can't help but be a little scared you might turn into him.

But, you occasionally get a sign that things are turning the corner. I locked eyes with a woman at Wegmans the other week. Kid at the sub counter said those most encouraging ego soothing words "Dude, she was checking you out."

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