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Category: food

01/19/07 01:09 - 33ºF - ID#37771

The weirdest meals

Washington Market Philly Cheese Steak - not that great the cheese was more like nacho cheese from lasertron or puttputt.
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Panos Sirloin Salad - Nameless Bitch ordered it first and then everyone else at the table ordered one. I have never eaten anywhere, where each person got the exact same thing.
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Everyone got one
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Don Pablo's Shrimp Enchilada
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We ordered Buffalo Style Calamari at Pano's by accident. It is gross
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Today at lunch I could not resist eating this chicken wing as a desert with my mashed potato bar meal.
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Category: landlord

01/18/07 10:13 - 23ºF - ID#37758

The Rental Drama Continues

I can't believe none of them have paid still. It is the isngle most frustrating experience of my life. This Cuban woman loves to maniacally bargain and she will do anything to put herself in a bargaining situation. Originally the rent was $600 and she bargaining down to $550. Woo the hell bargains in America. Maybe I should try it more often. Anyways, I have no interest with meeting with her to discuss it. I want my money now or I want them out. Imagine if when things were really broken I said, well I will meet with you to discuss fixing it next week and then we can bargain.

Anyone know how to evict someone or have any experience with this? This is my first time.


Paul,
you have the arregement with mandee and cathy!---I don't know what are you talking about???
Tenant




Tenant,
Mandu no longer lives there. She only had a contract through January and you have known that for months. We have discussed this multiple times that you are responsible for maintaining roommates to pay to additional rent.

We currently have no contract as you and cathy never gave me back a copy of the signed lease.

If you cannot maintain paying the full rent of $550 between you and
whatever roommates you have then you will have to leave. Like I said
please make plans to leave the property in 30 days (feb 14th) if you
cannot comply with paying the entire rent.

I have no interest in bargaining on this issue. I had already reduced the rent to $600 from $550 for you guys. Either pay the full $550 or leave as
I am not renting a three bedroom apartment for $183 or $367.

Paul


Paul
It would be better to meet each other and discuss about this misunderstanding. This should not be discuss by email. I meet you at the appartment next friday at 10 pm
Tenant



Tenant
Who do you think you are to dictate when I will meet with you and how we will communicate. I have no interest in meeting with you or discussing the issue any further. There is no misunderstanding and no bargaining. You have totally disrespected me at this point by making me wait so long for the rent and making me come check on it so many times this month.

You are seriously overdue on rent and I am not obligated to pick it up. That apartment costs $550 per month. I don't care how you split it up amoungst your roomates. By law you are able to have two other roomates because it is a 3 bedroom apartment. I explained in the lease that it is $550 for 1 person, $275 each for 2 people, or $183 each for three people.

I am not renting you a 3 bedroom apartment right next to school for $183 per month.

I expect the rent in full tomorrow thats $550 and I don't care how you split that up with other tenant or whoever you have as a third roommate. If you cannot comply I would begin to look for another place of residence immediately.

Paul Visco
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Category: design

01/16/07 07:51 - 16ºF - ID#37727

Print Designer != Web Designer

I know someone is going to hate me for this, but it seems like the more graphic designers I work with the less respect I have for the profession. I definately do not think that print designers should be allowed to touch the web. Sounds pretty strong I guess but most of them really suck at web design and cannot understand how the graphics are not simply static blobs places on the page but have to include functional parts of the page. I wrote about this last year during the same ride website drama (e:paul,4123)

Mayeb I am just a web snob but it is amazing how much people can get wrong: from color matching, the layout, to design.

I have written about this like 10 times. Web design is no longer cutting up pictures in photoshop and placing them into static tables. Look at this graphic from part of a website that someone wanted me to construct. I am so sick of people building websites in photoshop. It is so 1875 in internet years.

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Look at this disaster. Can even the totally untrained eye see that the blues do not match and that the darker blue bar is one or two pixels off from the lighter blue section. This kind of thing is a result of sloppy photoshopping. It makes me crazy.

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Category: youtube

01/16/07 10:34 - 16ºF - ID#37723

e:shawnr sent me this youtube link



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Category: art

01/15/07 11:57 - 28ºF - ID#37710

The Ice Storm

Had a nice dinner party with chris and his mother. Bekah also stopped by. It was nice to see her. I haven't seen her in a long time. Having a visitor from the mansion down the street made me think that North street is making a comeback, lol.

Took the s7c out to take some nighttime pics of the icestorm. I am posting the original and my crops of each photo.

The holly leaf original
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Two crops - you should have seen the whole thing upclose in hires. These were taken at 5MP compressed and the camera can do 7MP raw.
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The three buds - the original

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The crops - they look like superheros
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The frozen stick

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The crops
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Misc

Frozen dripping penis?
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On a side note I went to go see (e:terry) and chris sing kerioki last night and it was fun.

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Category: shopping

01/15/07 12:33 - 31ºF - ID#37693 pmobl

The notebook at bigK

I never shop at kmart but my mom told (e:matthew) that there was a sale of martha stewart curtains. So we went here and I bought a robe which will constitute my pajamas for the party on friday. While I was there I saw this crazy notebook illustration. Does anyone recognize this character?
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Category: food

01/14/07 09:47 - 31ºF - ID#37690

Appliance Shopping At Orvilles

We went to orville's today to shop for a new stove. I wanted to buy a new stove for the tenants too, but considering they haven't even paid this months rent (e:paul,4861) yet, that is going to have to wait.

This is what we ended up picking out. It was normally $1399 marked down to $800.

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They had some crazy high tech appliances too, like this refrigerator with an embedded television and touch screen LCD controls.

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They also had some old fashioned looking appliances that were more expensive than the high tech ones.

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Still busy on my quest to eat all the world's sea food. That is just about all I eat now. I don't think these are even the healthy type.

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Here is a pic (e:terry) took of himself at dinner.

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Category: tenants

01/14/07 09:29 - 31ºF - ID#37688

My Tenants are making me crazy

I don't understand why my tenants just don't get the rental thing. For years they have been late, full of excuses and big complainers. I think none of them have rented before this or something. I mean who just doesn't pay their rent. I rented out an apartment at $550 and let the woman rent out the other two rooms to other students. It is a three bedroom after all. Then when they move out or don't pay she feels like she doesn't have to. This makes me insane because I am paying a mortgage on the place. Does she really think that I am going to rent out a 3 bedroom second floor apartment, 3 houses from d'Youville for $183 a month. I just want them to move out so I can start all over again with people that have a general understanding of the rental process and the means to pay on time.

Months ago we requested that they mail the checks because they were always late and (e:terry) and I were sick of stopping by 15 times a month trying to pick up the rent. They always have some excuse. Then the woman tells me she can't mail the rent because it is too hard and too expensive. After a whole bunch of drama I told her ok, she could leave it at the house for me but it better be there on time. Well now this month it is January 14th and I still have no rent from anyone in that apartment.

Maybe if you cannot afford a stamp you should not be in graduate school at d'youville and expect to live in an apartment three houses away from school. There is the whole rest of the much cheaper west side. Or maybe if you can't afford America you shouldn't go to school here. I mean I never tried to go to school in Switzerland. I knew it was to expensive for me.

My Letter Today
Dear Tenant,
I have still not received any rent from your apartment for January 07. It is totally unaccepable to not have paid rent this far into the month (Jan 14th). If you are out of town this long, you need to pay in advance.

The fact that we have to keep driving to your house and checking the mailbox is extremely irritating. This is why I asked that you send me the rent in the mail. You insisted you would have it in the box on time and you haven't. I expect you to send me the rent in the mail.

My address is ...

If I do not receive the rent in Full ($550) by Friday via US postal service, consider this a thirty day eviction notice.
Paul Visco

Their Response

Hola

Sorry that this has been happed. I have been told from the bank that december rent still in my account. I gave the December check to Henrry. In order to pay the current month I have to show my bank in Canada that the money for rent of the previous months has been taken. On Janaury 5th it was not withdrawn.

Tuesday I am going to be there, please remember that I only responsable for my portion of the rent (183).

thanks Tenant

My Response
Tenant,
I explained this to you before. We are not renting the apartment out as rooms. The rent for the apartment is $550. If you have 3 roommates it is $183 each, with 2 roomates it is $275 each , and with one person it is $550.

If the full rent of $550 for the apartment cannot be paid between the tenants in the apartment then you are going to have to move out. Consider this your 30 day notice. I cannot afford to rent a furnished 3 bedroom apartment for $183. I pay more than that for the mortgage.
Paul

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Category: food

01/13/07 05:15 - 29ºF - ID#37672

770 Elmwood, Kunis, and a Names Bitch

Globe Market
Headed on down to the elmwood village today to get some lunch at Globe market. I had the tasty rice and chicken soup with turkey sandwich combo. They had olive-chocolate bars. Can you believe it (e:mike), someone is marketing what we discovered years ago - that olives taste really good with chocolate. They cost $6.29 per bar. Can you believe it?!

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770 Elmwood
We parked in the parking lot next to the Globe Market and the back half of it was flooded with water too deep to walk in. I wonder why they didn't plan this out a little better and make it either more level or slanted so that water would drain down to the street instead of pooling in the back.
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Has anyone noticed the building next to the Globe Market and Wilson's Farms is beginning to appear abandoned. I mean maybe it was always abandoned but there is not even a window anymore on the second story side facing Globe market.

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Kunis To Go
On the way home we saw a sign on the corner of Lexington and Elmwood for Kuni's To Go.

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Looks like Kuni opended up a new to go sushi restaurant right next to where the coop used to be. I am so excited about this and plan to get lots of sushi and sashimi from there. They have a website and you can order by fax. I wish the website was a little more technologically advanced so that you could just order online. I mean isn't ordered by fax a little lame for high technology and a little over the top for low technology. If anyone from the restaurant reads this - I could help you get an online order system up and running and I would be easy to use and cheap to maintain.

Here is a sample from the site that shows their menu
It appears to be a locally made website - by ingenious

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Went out with nameless bitch, (e:matthew) and dave last night. We played pool and darts for a bit. I drank enough vodka and waters to be a bit tipsy.

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Here we are making myspace faces
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After drinking it is hard to keep nameless bitch out of the leftovers. She got into (e:matthew) milky egg soup but added ketchup and mustard to it.

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I wish I could show you the video of this experience but I have been forbidden from posting it.
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Category: food

01/12/07 09:48 - 47ºF - ID#37666

A couple pounds of sugar

We ate at Jimmy Macs tonight. I saw the graphic designer from some project at work but didn't say anything. I am really bad at talking to people I don't usually interact with unlike (e:enknot) who can talk with anyone. The shrimp and scallop with angel hair pasta was delicious.

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I have a serious weakness for Necco waffers. Their pure sugary goodness makes me drool. I ate a whole tub of them yesterday. When I am eating them I get into this zone where I just can't stop. I crunch and crunch. Sometimes I get so into them that I almost choke requiring water. I am sure it is really bad for my teeth but I am not willing to give it up.

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War craft dorks at lunch

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I haven't seen these kind of dice since the time before my first computer.
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Quitting smoking could now win you money. If you smoke you should quit now and try to win.

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