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Category: web

09/28/06 01:06 - 62ºF - ID#32771

I am fascinated by ebay asbestos

I am always looking up asbestos on ebay because I am so amazed that people sell the stuff still. Is it even legal?

This one is by far the weirdest. I can't imagine who would want it and why?

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The original box that contained Keene Corporation Thermasil Calcium Silicate and Asbestos Pipe Insulation from Keene Industrial Insulation, Trenton, New Jersey. The cardboard box is labeled as shown in the images. Images 7 and 8 show the item as it contain the pipe insulation. This item does not include the asbestos pipe insulation, just the box. The box will be shipped folded.

Warning: This material contains asbestos and asbestos exposure can cause asbestos-related illness. This item will be shipped wrapped in plastic.



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Category: school

09/28/06 01:32 - 55ºF - ID#32769

Graduation Error

Katie dropped off a box of letters that came to the 444. In them was a letter from UB dated Sept 21st that said they regret to inform me that I was removed from the list of graduation candidiates. So after freaking out for 5 minutes, I called them up and they said it was a mistake and that I really am graduating. I am so glad it is really over. For a minute I thought I was going to have to go back to UB. Frankly, I never want to see UB again. (e:shawnr) IMed me about something similar the other day. I wonder if his was a mistake too.

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Category: housing

09/26/06 11:39 - 52ºF - ID#32768 pmobl

Lighting Fixture and Curtains

I got a new light fixture for my office at Royalite on Maple. It looks so much better now. The old one was so messed up. I switched to a new camera app for my phone, it takes such better quality pictures which proves its all in the software.

This was the old light fixture.

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The new one.

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We went to linens and things. We didn't use the coupon my mother gave me because it expired on Sept 6th. My mother apparently told me they accepted expired coupons but I forgot that part.

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Curtains are ridiculously expensive. It is ridculous that they come in panels and not in pairs. (e:matthew) really wants this mirror but we had to draw the line somewhere
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Wow the camera gets good details.
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Category: housing

09/26/06 04:43 - 62ºF - ID#32767

The RObber and the Chair

Apparently, if you get a letter saying you are COMMAND TO APPEAR IN COURT, it is not that important. The prosecutor said no one ever shows up for something like this. I assumed commanded meant that we had to show up but the police man said we were not material witnesses, eaning there would be punishment for not showing up. I guess I do not watch enough crime drama.

I a glad I went because I just wanted to know who the dude was. The dude who robbed the credit card from my house was in fact the dude that asked me and (e:mike) for money when we were leaving the house. The story was that he need $4 to get to Medina. Not as bad as the woman who stopped by to ask for $35 twice on Sunday. They had to drop the felony charges because the police office searched him without a warrant when he found our credit cards.

The police officer said that he is from a whole crime family but in a crackhead not clamorous mafia way like my own. I am wondering if his brother is the guy who asked us if we were keeping the plants in our living roo today. Maybe, he was forshadowing to when he removes them!

I bought a new chair. It was great from the scratch and dent section at FWS. I also bought the rug for the Lisa Wist Room. I hope that white shag is appropriate for the room. (e:matthew) said it is tacky italian.

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Sneak preview of the rug rolled up

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The windows finished

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And (e:matthew) painting.

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We bought the paint at Value and it was mixed wrong so that of the five cans of the same color, none of them were excatly the same. They said we should have known to mix them ourselves, but frankly, I never had this problem at home depot where they use a computer to mix instead of a human. Is it worht the additional $7 - maybe it is because now we have to repaint a huge section of the house tonight. Luckily, they are giving us new paint free and mixed into a five gallon container.



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Category: housing

09/25/06 10:16 - 53ºF - ID#32766

The Green Room

(e:terry) and I cleaned out and painted the former blue room and made it into the green room in honor of (e:twisted)'s arrival. I tried to style it in a way that I thought she would like. I am going to go get carpet tonight, finish painting and scarping the paint off the windows, and repairing a rather large hole in the way that the former owner's son cut in the wall to fit his monitor on his desk. Who does shit like that? I seriously spent about 30 hours scraping the texture paint, painting, and spackling this room over the weekend. You have no idea how much we have painted. (e:mike) helped scrape the crunchy texture paint off the main hall walls.

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While searching for what caused some water damage in the past of the 3rd floor hallway we found that there is a trap door out onto the roof. We wanted to go out here yesterday but couldn't because of the high wind. It seems as though my vision of a third floor roof porch ay happen after all. There is a ~ 20 foot square flat area right on top of the roof. I had to get up there anyways in order to remove a baby tree that decided to try and grow in our fireplace.

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It seems as though the trap door was leaking at some point in the house's history and the water cause massive damage before anyone noticed. It seems like such a simple problem to let get out of control, but I guess for anyone not spry enough to climb around in the rafters it might seem like a bigger problem. I cannot wait to finish the non-finished part of the attic. It seems capable of supporting an additional floor/loft as a fourth floor? The ceilings are about 30 feet high in the middle.

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Here is where the damage was the worst, there were even some dried up mushroom like in the crack mansion down the street. Thank god it is all dried up and fixed. I wonder when the damage occurred and how long it took some one to notice. The problem caused damage two floor down. The damage all seems fixable.
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Category: elmwood

09/24/06 11:48 - 65ºF - ID#32765 pmobl

Why the name change elmwood strip?

Don't get me wrong, I don't hate the place referred to as the Elmwood Village, I just the new name. I think it expresses an aire of pretension by trying to exclude itself form the rest of the city possibly to align it with a more suburban flavor.

This doesn't mean that I am not going to capitalize on it like everyone else. Maybe I shouldn't even care now that I live in Linwood Shire.

I think the sign that says, "Welcome to the Elmwood Village" on the front of We Never Close is what did it for me.

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Frankly, it is a strip - it is a straight street that goes from one end of the city to city center and business does not travel much in any perpendicular direction.

Is the point of the name change just to make real villagers more comfortable with shopping there? Or is to make the people that live there feel like they live in a village. Is Hertel/North Buffalo going to become the Hertel Village in it's footsteps?

It seems like it takes credit away from the City of Buffalo be declaring Elmwood to be a Village. "This part is revitalizing, but we are not really part of the city."

On a totally separate note but still in the Elmwood Village - Atak (e:trish,83) has officially gotten lazy?

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Why has nothing become of the old platos at ELmwood and Forest Avenue? The new Platos in the Village of Kenmore always looks busy. Myabe it is because that part of elmwood is really in a village, lol.

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The house where (e:iriesara) lived and the murder occurred. It was a spooky place, I will let her tell you about it.
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The Indian Buffet is yummy as ever. I love that place and the tasty red chicken legs.
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The old estrip house on Lafayette still looks like shit. I wonder if Jim Leong will ever paint the outside. I love how on the front there is that big area of white that has been there for about 3 years. Across the street from him it looks like the boarding house has turned into some commercial spot with luxury apartments? The dude that used to live in the back part of that house was insane. Does anyone else remember him. I wonder where he will go when it is luxury apartments?
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Totally non-related - naked babies at Amvets.
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Category: trash

09/23/06 01:45 - 67ºF - ID#32764 pmobl

1.1 Tons of Trash

This morning at 7am we woke up to go get a u-haul van in order to transfer 1.1 tons of trash from our backyard to the east side transfer station. The was lots of trash that was left in the hosue when we moved in, plus the walss of a room we took down, all the furnace pipes from the basement, and lots of other debris from the attic. Pretty much the whole house is emptied out of trash now.



In buffalo, the first ton of trash is free for property owning residents. They let our extra 0.1 ton of trash slide. The eastside transfer station is pretty interesting. You drive up and they weigh your vehicle on the way in and then again on the way out. You are charged like $50 for each ton after the first one. That is so insanely cheap when you think how much trash is one ton of trash. I wish I had taken a picture of the before and after but I forgot. Basically it is like a quarter of our backyard full of trash.

The stone spot full of trash.

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Notice the giant american flag in the trash. It was a crazy scene when the giant garbage compactor picked it up, swirled it around and then smashed it up. I wanted to take a video but I was afraid someone would freak out. This picture is taken from about 150 yards away. The flag was seriously huge.

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In the u-haul full of asbestos bags which all broke and leaked because our contractor ran out of contractor bags and decided it was a good idea to use doubled regular garbage bags. Needless to say, everyone ripped.

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Category: games

09/23/06 12:05 - 64ºF - ID#32763 pmobl

Bowling Last Night

We - (e:theecarey), (e:matthew), (e:terry) and I - went bowling last night.

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It was pretty fun despite the fact I hate bowling and it is bad for my sensistive programmer's wrists, lol. Actually, I got to like it a bit. Man the bowling alley is a happening place. It was packed with people of every age.

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Then ther was this pickup game.

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(e:matthew) really wanted the pink panther doll from the pick up game and after several dollars we won it. Well I was the one to atcually pick it up!
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Terry won me this orange dot doll. He is pretty cute although somewhat asymmetrical.

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We ate lots more greasy food after I had already had lunch at anchor bar with work for the polish guys going away lunch - 100 wings - from which I only had 7.

(e:terry) got a strike. He won the first game and (e:matthew) won the second one.



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Category: robbery

09/20/06 05:05 - 57ºF - ID#32762 pmobl

The robbery

While my computer is copying databases, I will share this story. Last night at like 1AM the police showed up at my house. They seemed realy manic but maybe it was because i was tired. I woke up because I heard people talking loud downstairs and it was them. Apparently, some dude, opened our front door, reached into a jacket in the vestibule and stole (e:matthew)'s id. The police thought the house was an abandoned house they said. I think it happend are around 6PM. Some dude asked me and my brother for $4 to get to Medina. I had $.27 cents for him. Then we went up the driveway to the car and by the time we got down the driveway he was gone. I thought it was weird, but I never thought he was in the house or I would have gone back in the door and smashed his face. He never actually got in the house part because he (e:terry) and (e:matthew) were home probably.

According to the police Mr. Avery Leeper drug addict stole the wallet and then got busted on narcotic charges with our credit cards. They told us to report to the property offices in the morning and they would have the stuff. When we went their their was no record of the case or of the property. The property office sent us to the station and they weren't too sure either at first. Then some nice police officer looked into it further and it turned out the detective forgot our stuff in his locker maybe but he won't be in till next sunday. Weird. The whole thing was so bizaree. Next time homeless looking dude asks for money near my house I am going to punch him.

I was saying to terry I have no idea what I would be like if he was in the house and so was I. I really think I would keep hurting repetitively in some severe way.

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Category: food

09/19/06 08:58 - 62ºF - ID#32761 pmobl

Eating, 80s, crickets, porn, and basra

Okay so why are bugs and food a running theme in my journal this week. I guess food has always been the theme of my journal in some way, it is the energy that I use to make the site and other things happen - so I suppose that the food I eat is an appropriate topic. Usually, I like to eat really tastey things like scallops.

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But for some reason this week, I have had this incredible craving for Top Ramen Oodles of Noodles, so the meal consisted of $10 worth of scallops and 15 cents worth of noodles. I swore to myself that i would never eat them again after college but somehow they were just calling to me in the store.

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They are so cheap that it is really ridiculous that anyone is staving. I got a six pack for 90 cents and they taste quite yummy. It seems as though they have removed hydrogenated oil from the list of ingredients although I am not sure if their ingredients list is something that changes per package or not. It was hard ot get a clear picture with the steam.

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Okay, so anyone who glamorizies the 80s has truly forgetton what the the 80s and early 90s were like. I was going through some stuff I found in the attic. Don't pretend they are freaks. A lot of you girls looked like that.

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Sidenote - who forgets all the photos from their life when they move and hides a porn magazine with them. Double sidenote - very innapropriate - what woman enjoys eating some man's cum out of her vagina with a spoon and using a mirror to make sure she gets it all. I will spare you the pic.

Then I found this huge cricket in the basement, chipring away. I reminded me of my grandparents house over on Prospect. When I was a kid we would catch these black big crickets and keep them as pets. For some reason I never saw that kind in the suburbs.

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I will leave you with a peaceful video of basra eating. I really need a better video camera on my phone. Come on 2010 - I cannot wait.



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