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Category: crohns

06/23/08 08:33 - 68ºF - ID#44763

New Medicine Rocks

Medicine
I started a new once a day medicine called Lialda . It is actually the same formula as the old medine but I only take it once. This is a huge difference. I can't express how much stress there is in having to take 3 pills, three times a day and how many days were ruined because I forgot my medicine and had to return home. Really, its a miracle.

Other than that, I have forgot to take picturs of everything this week. Yesterday we went to the garden walk.

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There were the cutest little clay pot characters
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Someone lost the one eyed cat ;(
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After that we had a gay diner party. I used our new grill and made shrimp, about 20 lamb chops, sausage and clams with corn on the cob. The guests brought potato, tomato and macaronni salads. It was so freakin delicious.

Wegman's had the most ridiculous vergtable pack. First of all who - the fuck cannot cut vegtables. Seriously, going form full vegtable to cut takes about 30 seconds. Secondly, is that not a rediculous price for what's in the container. And then last, the container is just a huge waste of plastic. Really vegtables do not ned styrofoam backing.
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They did, however, have a great deal on Cherry Stone clams - my favorite kind - $5.40/doz - yum.
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Category: cars

06/22/08 10:08 - 63ºF - ID#44748

Remember my electric bike car fantasy

Remember when i wrote about this electric transport device I wanted back in (e:paul,32328) - well it is getting closer to reality I think. Today on engadget they reviewed a prototype of what they refer to as a ghastly device but is actually exactly what I want

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I can't wait for the day when I can get something like this. I hate the guilty feeling I get when I travel around in my car around the city. Frankly though, I would like a third wheel and room for two.
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Category: music

06/21/08 10:09 - 76ºF - ID#44746

WEMF - World Electronic Music Festival

I went to the first WEMF and I really want to go to the last one. It is a weekend long electronic music festival in Canada. Problem is that tickets ($90 or $120) are expensive and I have no friends. Which could pose a problem. (e:matthew) and (e:terry) surely will not go. Tickmaster is sold out but I found a another place that has tickets. Maybe I should just go by myself. I never do things by myself anymore and I used all the time when I was in college. That is how I met most of my friends.

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Category: web

06/21/08 09:29 - 76ºF - ID#44745

Dog Pack and Shopping

First of all, I was trying to make a boring evening go smoothly by traveling around the internet and reading all the blogs I never have time to read anymore. I found this dog snuggly thing on omgblog Could you just see (e:james) dog in one, lol. I almost think they are mean.

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We went to Home Depot to buy an electric lawn mower. We used the push mower for years now, but seriously two properlies and lost of lawn - it is no longer really feasible. It takes forever and it does a pretty crap job. It is fine for a small area. Anyhow, the butch saleschick at Home depot refused to sell us an electic lawn mower. They have them, they are more expensive than the gas ones, we defiantely wanted one and she pretty flat out refused to sell it because we really needed a gas one. I think that is pretty bullshit as it worked fine today after we bought it from Value Home Center on Elmwood, lol. I don't care if it doesn't have the HP of the gas guzzler one, I freakin don't want to have to deal with gas, or gas smell. If it breaks in three years, I will just have it fixed or buy a new one.

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While there I drooled over the sinks they had. I wish my kicthen counter looked like this one. I want a new kitchen so bad:
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and this outdoor room. How decadent is an outdoor fireplace. I think the one in the photo is photoshopped.
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While buying a bunch of grill paraphenalia I found the chickcan. This is so frat.

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Then we went to wegmans where I started lambstravaganza. I love the new grill, it makes everything awesome.
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Category: water

06/18/08 01:26 - 59ºF - ID#44701

The Chemical Smell In The Water

Our Buffalo, NY tap water has this strange chemical smell during the last week or so. Just so you know its not me being paranoid, it is (e:terry) who pointed it out and he never smells anything.

The smell lingers after the water is gone and you can taste the smell in the shower vapor. It even has a bad aftertaste after brushing your teeth. The water filtration system int he kitch manages to remove the bad taste which means it is some sort of filterable chemical.

Anyone else have this problem? it is making me insane and no it is not the extra chlorine summer zebra muscle chlorine taste. It is something entirely new. I think I will bring it up at the block club meeting tonight and see if it is happening elsewhere.
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Category: web

06/17/08 10:22 - 54ºF - ID#44697

Firefox 3 again

Seriously, the full zoom is amazing. It zooms everything text and media. This means that finally, you can design for normal vision and vision impaired people can zoom for till they can see what they need to. These are th kind of changes that browsers should have implemented from the get go. It beats having all those custo reize text button on every site and lets every aspect of the page zoom. Heck I even zoom sometimes now when I want to concentrate on an area of the page.

On a mac you hold down command and + or command and -. NOt sure the ocmbo on a PC but you should definately try it with Firefox 3

Zoomed estrip on Safari - fucked up only text zooms
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Zoomed estrip on Firefox 3 - everything zooms
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It even remembers the zoom level when you return to the site you set it for.
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Category: random

06/17/08 08:10 - 55ºF - ID#44696

Americana and Pearl Street and Change

The new firefox is great. You should get it

I wish I had something important to write about. Mostly, I have just been concentrating on work.

Now that the various lodgers are gone we have been slowly converting back to house mode. (e:matthew) is on this super pre July 4th Americana kick so the room is red white and blue.

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Finally, the red couch I bought for (e:matthew) for his birthday - has a home.
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The closet is still messy. I wonder if we should paint the drawers in the closet all red white and blue.

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(e:mathew) and I headed down to Pearl Street Brewery last night to see (e:ladycroft) before she went back to Qatar. You can see pics on (e:metalpeter,44695)

It was great seeing her. 15 peeps showed up including (e:souternyankee) who I had not seen in so long and minus (e:imk2), who I had seen the day before . It was nice to catch up with everyone and Pearl street was beyond accomodating for us, making one big tables and even taking our pictures with a bunch of different cams. I wish I caught our waiters name because he was really one of the best waiters I ever had.
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The Tenants
Afterwards, we stopped by the tenants to pick up the oh, so late rent. One of our tenants paid rent like 15 days late - in change - including pennies. I was fine with her being late because I am nice like that but havig to count out change including pennies is seriously ridiculous.

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Not to mention that they never re-imbursed me for the fine we got for them not putting out the trash like she promised. She is movng out to south carolina in July. I think its time to let all those tenants go and just start over. That will give me time to redo the bathroom before new students move in, in the fall. Hell, maybe we can just sell it as I am so sick of dealing with students that can't pay rent on time.
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Category: web

06/17/08 12:42 - 58ºF - ID#44688

Firefox 3

I was just testing out the site on firefox 3 release candidate which I assume will be very much like the real firefox 3 being released this afternoon at 1PM and it is very much faster. The only thing that makes me sad is that some of my dev plugins don't work. I am sure they will work in time. Between Safari and Firefox upgrades - I vae no idea how IE is going to keep up with their crap browser and their hillbilly javascript engine.

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Category: web

06/15/08 10:16 - 62ºF - ID#44660

Google Maps Street View and Flash

I was using Google maps street view to drive down linwood when I noticed that it was made with flash/flex. So much for an all javascript solution. It makes me wonder why they just didn't use flash form the get go like yahoo maps. It seems like it would have been a much easier solution to maintain.

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Category: holidays

06/15/08 06:32 - 73ºF - ID#44658

Father's Day 2009

The Allentown Food Festival
I started the day with a much more aware trip to the Allentown Art Festival. I ate another Italian Sausage. Whoever runs the stand on the corner of Allen and Delaware has the best ones I think.

The Tree is Dying
The oldest tree is dying on Franklin. I wonder what will happen with it. I think it has some sort of disease because the few remaining leaves are starting to turn dead.
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Father's Day
We followed that by another excellent meal cooked by my mother. We had lamb, omlettes and french toast. My father tried lamb gravy/juice instead of syrup on the toast and as a omlette topping. He called it the stroke special. Someday we will tell this story in the hospital.

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Grill Supplies
We stopped at Home Depot to get a cover for an utensils for our new grill. I saw they have 24 hour propane for anyone else that needs it. Its pretty high tech. You slide you credit card through and the machine vends propane via unlocking locked lockers.
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The Pear Tree
When we got home we hung out for in the backyard for a bit and I found that there in fact pears living in the tree. I wonder what happend to make it be this way.
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The Liter Drama
As a preface to this, I wish you could understand how much garbage ends up on our lawn from random people. I just don't get why people think it is okay to just litter in the city. People seriously just open their cars doors and throw shit out the door or window. I have witnessed it myself a ton of times. At first I was gonna say I didn't think this happend so much in the suburbs but then I remembered, at my parents house in Kenmore - someone picks up there dog shit in plastic bags and throws it in the street so who knows. It makes my dad pretty much insane. He gets up early to watch for the people - I think he would shoot them if he had a gun, lol. Having a lot of trash outside our house from the church functions, I can understand how angry this makes people.

So I am in the kitchen, enjoying some of the tastiest cherries from Wegmans when (e:matthew) or (e:terry) is shouting that there is a fight out front on our neighbors lawn.

Story goes neighbor is outside flying a kite with family when the people littered on his lawn, neighbor asked them to pick it up, they refused, he opened the door of their car and put the litter back in. Fight ensued.

Unfortunately, the people involved were not the same color as my neighbor and other people around were getting drawn in as festival goers went by. I say unfortunately because it would have probably just ended quick with no real drama if there wasn't that other issue. It is amazing how fast it escalates into a race thing when race is involved.

I decided to call 911. I called because I feared if the wrong white or black people with fighting mentalities went by on their way back from the festival it would have escalated further into a ridiculous race riot over some litter.

The police came like 10 minutes later but at that point it was over. Maybe it was like 7 minutes. They took down the story and disapeared. They also said that in the future when you call 911 to just tell them to come because if you answer lots of questions, as I did - it just prolongs their arrival.
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