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Category: music

09/26/08 06:16 - 65ºF - ID#45802

Little bit of Rave history

So my favoritest of favorite raves was this one Syrous party at Cinespace in Toronto. It was some giant movie studio maybe. Anyways, I remember the laser show was insane amazing and ther music was different than anything I had heard at all the other parties up to that point.

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The lasers were insane. I know I just said it but I remeber that was the only time I was ever really impressed by a light show.

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So I found these images online but I have the flyer upstairs. I remember looking it up before and none of the djs music matched what I remembered. Then looking over this forum carefully I saw that Mickey Finn (UK) was replaced by Andy C because of imigration problems.

Mickey Finn was originally billed but due to immigration he couldn't enter the country. We were lucky enough to get Andy C to spin.



How crazy is that? (e:hodown) remembers this party too I am sure. I think we even saw my cousin Christina there.




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Category: dancing

09/26/08 05:27 - 65ºF - ID#45801

Dancing for jesus

I am thinking about going dancing in Rochester tonight. MC jumper who I enjoy is MCing the hardcore room at Tilt.

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Anyways, semi related but way more interesting I was looking some Andy C stuff on youtube and found some jungle music remixed to a video of christian dancers at different churches being moved by the holy spirit. Looks like there are ravers everywhere.


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09/25/08 10:17 - ID#45791 pmobl

Buffalo biodiesel


Turning your fryer grease into something useful. How awesome is
that.
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09/25/08 10:07 - ID#45790 pmobl

Driscoll's organic golden raspberries


They taste almost exactly like the red ones - yummy.
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Category: cars

09/22/08 09:47 - 55ºF - ID#45764

Cars with hard drives built in

According to the cadillac commercial I just saw, cars come with hard drives now. I realize my car does not have any hard drive so I can't say much but when they started bragging about how their car comes with a 40gb hard drive, I just couldn't get excited. I feel for something car size, it should have a TB or something, right?
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Category: food

09/21/08 09:16 - 64ºF - ID#45751

Pears Processing Continues

I seriously still have a large bushel of green pears and a regular bushel of yellow/red pears and a lot of pears still on the tree. I seriously worked 3 eight hour days on pear processing. Thankfully this happens only once every two years and thankfully pears are one of my favorite fruits and one I am not alergic to.

I love this organic pear juice. Unfortunately, it is so expensive. More unfortunately, Wegman's stores it right under display lights, so close that the bottles get hot. I refuse to pay almost $4.00 for something cooked by a display light. Fortunately, I am a pear baron and can make as much as I want.

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Here is one of my cute jars of it.
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I started picking more pears at noon and I just stopped processing pears 10 minutes ago.

Okay, I look very special ed here, but it was scary with the pears falling on my head. (e:terry) didn't wear a helmet and one hit him in the head. Its like a twenty foot drop for some of the pears. I knocked a lot of them down using an old branch that fell off the tree during the wind storm. I kept thinking it is like having your arms ripped off and then being beaten by it.

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Today, my mother joined us and the four of us peeling, cored and slices pears for the entire afternoon.
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Boiling the jars is time consuming but so worth it. People say you can just make them for the freezer but what is the point of using energy and space all years long when you can just spend an extra 20 minutes and boil them. Preserving stuff is so worht it. Next year I am going to build a preservation cellar room and jar a ton of stuff, not just tomatoes and pears.

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Here we have 3 bushels of sliced pears in sugary yum, yum syrup.

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I made more pears sauce with the iregular ones. This time it was a little more pureed like baby food. I like it both ways.
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The sauce is really good with pork chops. They were so cheap for some reason. Eight of them for $9.00 which is way better priced than the lame chops for which I got 8 for like $20.00.
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The pork chops were really good cooked.
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Category: food

09/20/08 10:44 - 63ºF - ID#45744

Pear Sauce Batch One

I started with 15 lbs of pears. Which is only one of four bushels and decided to make pear sauce. This represents about another 5+ hours of work. Not including the 4 hours I picked and shook down and collected the pears yesterday.

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I decided to use the bushel that was all broken and smashed. The ones that hit rocks when they fell or that hornets had eaten holes in.
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It stakes so long to peel and and gut them. Not as fun as gutting fish as there is not much fight.
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Here I am hiding behing them trying to pose. Its really ahrd to do self pics with the iphone.
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That is only half of them, I had to upgrade to a bigger pot.
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Cooking them. About 15 pounds of pears with one cup of water. I added a little bit of lemon juice and some sugar. Seriously, it did not really even need that much sugar.

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The cook down a bunch. The juice I strained out and made s delicious pear juice drink.
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After burning my hand severly, get electrocuted and breaking the vacuum I managed to get he pear sauce in the jars. I cannot believe that no one even heard me as I screamed while being burned and electrocuted. Sometimes, I think that having a big house can be a bad idea.

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Here I am looking cute with my favorite jar.
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And then when boiling the jars one broke wasting 1 quart of pear sauce which consitutes like 20 pears and like 2 hours worth of work. I was so mad. unfrotunately, when (e:terry) put them in the boiling water he forgot that you have to boil the jars with the water and not just drop them in the boiling water.
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Category: food

09/19/08 03:52 - ID#45730 pmobl

Picking pears

Basra and the bees are both fighting me for the pears. Plus I fell
out of the tree and smashed my mousing arm. I wish I could just go to
home depot and pick up some migrants. If only we lived in California,
LOL. The pears smell so yummy.
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Look how crazy this pic is. It is like that jesus pic where he gets shined on by light from heaven that used to be in Nonna's bedroom. But instead with basra as the central figure.

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It was hard to keep him away from the pears.

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I ended up filling all three bushels and there are still a lot more on the tree and so many rotting ones on the ground. Unfrotunately, I cannot get to the ones that are high up and I shook down all the ones I could.



I was also battling these hugh bees that could eat right through the skin of a pear. I watched them eat one in about five minutes as a swarm. Then the little bees cam ein and finsihed it up. The big bees got made and i saw a big one pick up a little one and throw it, I swear.
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09/18/08 10:25 - ID#45721 pmobl

Terry changed his name?


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Category: plastic

09/18/08 09:19 - 56ºF - ID#45719

Melamine, why I don't use it.

Apparently, no one cares about schools in buffalo, lol - e.g. last post.

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Anyhow, I was reading google news this morning and I saw that 6000+ chinese babies have become ill aftre consuming formula that has the same toxic compound that killed pets when consuming chinese pet food a while back

Melamine, a white crystalline powder used in making plastics and tanning leather that was found in the infant formula, was at the heart of China's troubles last year, too.



That compound is melamine. Here is the wikipedia article

I really don't understand how it ended up in the infant formula after it was known to kill pets but it did, and now the babies are dying.

The crazier part is I noticed these really pretty hard plastic bowls and kitchen wares are showing up everywhere and are actually just called melamine bowls.

You can get them just about anywhere that has kitchen supplies and goes from fancy to more common ones at target

So my question is who uses these and why. Clearly over time, either through heat or scrapping, litle peices of melamine end up in your food.

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