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Category: pets

09/30/07 08:30 - 73ºF - ID#41425

The shadows and the shovel

Mario, the boy squirrel had an accident and didn't make it. He was survived by 3 children and his wife. I was going to take a pic of the grave but I think I need to dress it up a bit tomorrow. Nothing like burying in the dark of a fall evening with church bells clanging in the background.


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Category: toronto

09/30/07 10:56 - 59ºF - ID#41416

In Toronto With Jim

I put this in the Toronto category in hopes that there would be more toronto journals to go along with it ;) You can see a lot more pictures of the trip on (e:jim,41347)'s journal. It's a little overdue, seeing as we went last Wednesday but I have been so very busy since then.

On a side note I am having a a really hard time not ending every sentence in a semicolon - which just goes to show you that I spent much more time writing code than in english;

The Adobe Air Conference we attended was at the Guvernment - which used to be the wharehouse and is located right by Jarvis and the waterfront. It was one of my favorite dance places besides the Docks, which I actually liked a little better. One time (e:hodown) dumped a bucket of ice water on my head here. I wil let her explain that one.

Anyhow, it is so different being inside this giant dance palace at a computer conference. They have really decked the place out. It looks more like a club in NYC than a giant warehouse. Here are some chandaliers from inside.

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The food was pretty amazing. They had food breaks like every 4 minutes with fresh fruit, burgers, aspargus, garlic mashed potoatoes, muffins.

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Then there was lots of candy, candy candy. Seriously, they had every kind of full size candy. Like whole packs of starbust, candybars, etc. None of that mini pick and mix bullshit. I brought (e:terry) home something called a Flake. It was pretty bad.

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Here is a good reason to go back to the Guvernment but I have a feeling it is going to conflict with some previous event.
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After the conference we toured around Toronto.

I guess those U-locks for bikes are really strong after all. Too bad the bikes that were locked to them aparently weren't. Who would lock their bike up here. I guess this person did.

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I cannot believe how commercial it is. Living in a small city like Buffalo, we have no idea what it is like to oppressively advertised upon. I can't imagine what it is liek in Tokyo, Beijing or Hong Kong.

All of these pictures are in one city square. From different vantage points.

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I have never seen these staple boards on sign posts I think it is a much better idea than tape. All the staples looked pretty cool as a texture.
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Some pigeons getting their groove on.
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Category: weather

09/28/07 08:43 - 62ºF - ID#41387

Looks like pleasant weather ahead

I guess we will be able to use the scaffolding we rented to paint the house after all.
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Category: life

09/28/07 07:58 - 62ºF - ID#41386

I am tired

I wish I had something better to say but I am in an angry mood right now.

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I am going to go back to programming because it entertains me a little more than the rest of my life.

At least I am not being bombed or something horrible.
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Category: linwood

09/24/07 09:43 - 65ºF - ID#41298

Scaffolding Is Fun

It's kind of like being a doozer at your own house. P.S. Can you believe there is a muppet wiki ? Who knew there were so many kinds of doozers.

Our very nice roommate Dave helped us by taking me to home depot to pick up the giant 3 story scaffolding parts.

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I couldn't believe how many parts there were.
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It seemed high enough at this point, lol. I am not afraid of sturdy heights, say a building or such - but a half built scaffold is a little freaky.
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Then it got higher.
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And higher.. There was still one more level to go, you can see it in the pic below. It is so hard to carry up the sections on the yet to be completed scaffold.
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We completed on section
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Here you can see when we had completed half that section. By the time we finished all the way to the brick, it was too dark to take a picture.
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Who the fuck wrote this on my garage? I think I might have to kill you if I found out.
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Category: linwood

09/23/07 08:38 - 72ºF - ID#41275

Making a mansion turn green...

one dormer at a time.

We picked out colors today, and then I decided to paint one dormer to test it. We are going with greens. I think it is going to be a long journey but it should be fun and look nice, so long as I don't fall out a window.

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It was so hot up there today.
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I think the green looks nice. We finished more than this but we couldn't get any more pics because it got dark out.
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Category: central terminal

09/23/07 12:38 - 67ºF - ID#41264

Blogtoberfest at the Terminal

Well after reading I thought it would be a good idea to attend Buffalo's Annual Blogtoberfest and get our peeps to meet some of Buffalo's other bloggers. The flyer was so damn misleading because it has no mention of the actual Octoberfest going on there. When we arrived and there were like 600 cars in the parking lot, I though, "Holy shit - I have totally underestimated Buffalo's blogging community." Now I do kind of live in my own web bubble here at estrip.

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I barely, venture out to the other blogs but I was totally astounded when we also saw lots of elderly people.

(e:jim) - so many of these bloggers are elderly, that's awesome! it's great things are spreading out through the population!



Slowly, once inside - I realized that it was by no means a blogtoberfest but rather a regular octoberfest. We found the table where (e:zobar) and (e:dragonlady) were waiting. Luckily, I just his chatter on my phone and knew they were there.

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So we were pretty much the only bloggers there - either that or we scared all the other ones away. It was (e:metalpeter), (e:mike), (e:libertad), (e:jim), :james, (e:terry), (e:zobar), (e:dragonlady) and I. I met one guy from punaro.com

I am pretty sure that this is the last non estrip, blogging event I will attend until some of the other bloggers attend one of our parties.

As for the octoberfest itself, I was totally disappointed in the food. It sucked. It was like they removed everything good that was german and replaced it polish. It seems to be every buffalo German event is somehow way too polish. I guess Buffalo is just a polish town. We even brought up how you can get pirogies at the Italian Festival now.

Also Steel Drums had jerk chicken there. It just seemed so out of place. I wish that German events ever had more than bland hot dog like sausages and sauerkraut. That is only a fraction of what Germans eat. If you went to a festival in Germany, the food is just so much better.

I am pretty sure that this was my terminal, terminal event. (e:jim) and (e:metalpeter) took lots of pictures.

Other pics from Saturday
The park lane with a sky crane out front. When are they knocking it down?
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Someones end the war sign from a lawn over on Lafayette.
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(e:matthew) and (e:terry) sitting out front what used to be a giant house and is now a parking lot for the Saturn Club on Linwood.
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Another dead squirrel. This one looks like it just fell out of the tree.

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Category: food

09/22/07 11:58 - 78ºF - ID#41248

Canning Tomatoes

So like, no journals all week and then three this morning.

(e:terry) and my mother canned 50 jars of tomatoes on Wednesday. That is a heck of a lot of tomatoes but it means we can have fresh pasta sauce again for the next year. It is amazing how much yummier it is. It looks like lots of work. I missed the actual process though because I was at work.

Here they are looking really happy with their work.
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Last night (e:terry) and I went out with (e:libertad), (e:mike), (e:jim), and (e:james). It was a pretty fun evening of eating at Mode (formerly Le Metro) on elmwood and then drinking. We ended it flying a kite down elmwood, I wish I had any pictures but I forgot my camera. One of the hilights was walking down elmwood and having a car full of girls cat call to us, lol.
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Category: food

09/22/07 11:56 - 78ºF - ID#41247

Wendy's On Main Street In Buffalo

The Wendy's on Main street is usually the worst quality food you can get. Not Wendy's in general, just that location is borderline sick sometimes, although it has been a little better recently.

ANyways, they must make so much money off the hospital lunch corwd. It is always so freakin' packed at lunch with everyone from Roswell. Check out how many cars are in line for the drive-though.

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Here we have (e:enknot) as wendy herself.
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Category: food

09/22/07 11:54 - 78ºF - ID#41246

Elmwood Village Water

I still can't believe that there is Elmwood Village Water. It sounds disgusting. I realize the water doesn't actually come from the Elmwood Village (at least I hope so.) I can't ebeliev anyone woudl choose that over any other water.

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On a totally unrelated note, this is how I dealt with my cubicle issue from the other day (e:paul,41100)

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