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Category: driving

04/09/13 08:29 - ID#57492

Crosstown Traffic

Ah, construction season, nothing brings out imagined importance in Western New York. We all start driving like cats that can't remember what room they want to be. I was reminded of this driving into a traffic jam on Elmwood Ave. on the way home. The left lane was getting funneled into the right. I swung into the left and immediately put my signal on to creep to the right lane without being too much of a jerk. There wasn't much point in proceeding too far in the left as you mostly had signs in front of you. I dared to let a few car lengths open up in the pointless lane and the minivan behind me went apoplectic. I saw a little space in the right lane and gunned my little buzzbox safely into it. Minivan is still having an anuerysm while missing other chances to move over.

Comedic relief further came from a jaguar of all things. The driver didn't care about all the warnings and just came down the left lane and figured his spot would magically appear because his was a nice car. Not so, my well-financed friend. Your affluence doesn't excuse you reading all the warnings the rest of us enjoyed. Because I know I'm a bit of jerk, I hung him out to dry. Because he is a bigger jerk, so did the next three cars. This made me laugh for the next two blocks.

George Carlin was right: "Nobody is driving MY speed." It's funny where the brain goes. I remember the rush of excitement when my 78 Mustang overtook a Porsche on Main Street, mostly because I had a considerable head start. I suppose it is one of those things keeping me from biking to work. As much as you worry about the people who step off the curb texting (my kids have all be threatened), the real bikers, and the wacky pedestrians (you know the ones, the folks who bolt into the street, assuming the Heisman trophy pose to ensure their safety.) we could all stand to chill.
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Category: work, buffalo

03/28/13 08:51 - ID#57436 pmobl

Enough with the damn snow


I think Mother Nature has gone bipolar on us.

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Category: work

03/14/13 04:53 - ID#57375 pmobl

baby bear


new pic of the international star

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Category: work

03/04/13 05:33 - ID#57330 pmobl

Cool gig


I have cool pets

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Category: work

03/01/13 08:49 - ID#57313 pmobl

just another day at animal house


my job does have its moments

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Category: moonlighting

02/26/13 08:14 - ID#57292

Halfway there

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This was my perch for Sunday’s evening show with Bon Jovi. While watch both show and crowd, I managed to come to a conclusion. I’ve worked as an usher for a variety of different events as it is usually fairly easy supplemental bucks. Whenever a concert comes up, everybody hopes for an uneventful night of hopefully folks just enjoying the show.

While I’m not a huge Bon Jovi fan, I respect ‘em and for what they do, they do it well enough. They put on a good show and the masses were pretty happy. It’s a kick to see bands that have been around long enough that the generations share them. Mother and son sat in the aisle near me and it was a hoot to see the lad (all of 9 or 10) enjoy the tunes while his mom “enjoyed” Mr. Bon Jovi. I I did learn a few things last night. Apparently, when Jon mentions that he’d like do a song from album that is about to come out soon, that is apparently code for “It’s now time to run to concessions, get a couple of eight dollar beers and you won’t miss one of the hits.” Those were some getting up and wandering around fans. People were headed up the aisles so often it reminded me of the Sabres crowd the night before.

I guess I was just jealous of their well financed errands to the concession stands, a lot of damn money for Blue Light I tells ya. Things seem a little more tense than the sports events as the evening unfolds and then it dawned on me, concerts inside are like night football games at the stadium. It was pretty mellow. I had to laugh a bit, when a chemically serene customer stopped on her way out with just a few songs left to announce that “Sir, sir, there might be drunk people up there, just so you know, just a few feet in front of usssss!”

Good to know

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02/16/13 10:32 - ID#57255

Another year older

So, occasionally, you get one of those years...Marked another birthday last week and with a variety of obligations, managed to stretch festivities from Super Bowl sunday to a couple nights ago and the bulk of them sort of sucked. But you move on.

Met up with my sister for dinner at Rocco's in Clarence. It's owned by the same folks who own Sienna and a few other places and it was alright, nothing I'd go out of my way for. It had dubious beginnings. I called to get directions and the voice on the other end of the phone explained that they are in a strip plaza. I wanted to scream "No kiddin, as all of Transit is a flippin strip plaza there skippy.

Anyhoo, a few days earlier, my ex and I walked down to mythos for a late sunday brunch. I was intrigued to see that one of the offerings was Turkey Benedict, eggs benedict without the canadian bacon. I thought I'd give it a whirl, except the hollaindaise was made a lot earlier that morning. It and I had a parting of the ways in the mens room.

And so it goes, after a prefunctory party on the 8th at work, as we have all been beat down by our board of directors, my taste was gone, but a week later, I'm here doing online shopping as my mom-in-law (we all still family) hooked me up with amazon dollars and my folks did likewise from best buy.

Maybe I'll snag that chomby I've always wanted.
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Category: cartoon

02/02/13 11:38 - ID#57188

Paperman


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01/17/13 09:05 - ID#57141 pmobl

footsteps, footsteps



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01/03/13 03:29 - ID#57116 pmobl

A colleague steps out for some air



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