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Category: food

11/09/08 03:09 - 41ºF - ID#46615

Shopping on the Local side

We decided to head down to the local grocers today instea dof going to wegman's for a couple of reasons.

1. Its more exicting
2. Better deals
3. Its something to do
4. Calvins Furitnute was going out of business.
5. I wanted ortiz brand tuna fish and only premier had it.

Calvins had nothing. Sadly, the furniture was really picked through. That's what we get for going the last day.

So off it was to Gino's itlian store on Somerton and Elmwood in Kenmore. I picked up a lb of olives and some really cheap bay leaves. It's nice that he remembered who I was.

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Bay leaves can be super expensive and I got a whole baggie full for only $2.50. I also bought some sicilian canned tuna for $1.50 in order to compare with the Ortiz I was planning on buying at premier.

In the same plaza as Gino's there was an asian grocer I had never been too. They had a ton of stuff I otherwise can never get including giants squids, 3 for $5.00. Not giant like super giant but giant like bigger than calamari.

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I also got some potato starch noodles labeled potato torch noodes. Even in the ingredients it said potato torch.
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So then we headed off to premiere. I got the oritz tuna I wanted but not the expensive filet can, only the chunk peices can for $5.

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So I will never know what the best Tuna Fish in the world is like. Well maybe for my birthday but I could not justify $15 for a tiny can of tuna. They didn't even have the $18 can of tuna bellies I was looking for anyways.



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So you may wonder what even prompted the search for the fancy tuna fish. It was that show Spain - On the Road Again with Gweneth Paltrow and Mark Bittman - the food reviewer. not to mention Claudia Bassols their translator who is so super hot. She alone makes the show worth it. Add the amazing images, amazing food, gwyneth Paltrow and its one of my favorite shows. I even bought the cookbook.

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You can buy epsiodes on itunes
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Category: marriage

11/09/08 10:47 - 43ºF - ID#46613

Call for an end to state based marriage

(e:james) said in the comments on his journal

The great irony of this is that gay people are saying to the social conservatives "Hey, we want to be like you. We want to take part of the great civilizing force, marriage." It is the most conservative thing the GLBT community has ever done. (e:james,46594)



That got me thinking about my true feelings on the issue of gay marriage. At first I was just mad at the Christian conservatives over prop8, then I thought just maybe they are saving homosexuality from becomming the new heterosexuality.

Taking out the B and T
First of all I don't think the B part of GLBT is saying much about this. It doesn't make sense unless they are living in denial or in some closet of their sexuality. How can you be bisexual and commit to just one person. If you really want that you can already have it, marry the opposite sex, have sex with same sex on the side. Why not, just not marry at all? I think we should probably leave them out. Even T isn't really that concerned if you think about it, because they can make the switch and actually get married.

So basically, it is just a GL issue and even in that group, in is a sub-group of those in conservative gay relationships like (e:jim) and (e:james), (e:lauren) and (e:fellyconnelly), or (e:mike) and (e:libertad).

Down with State Marriage
Seeing as I have no benefit to gain from gay marriage due to my non-traditional family unit - I am moving my suppport for promoting gay marriage to the abolition of state marriage movement altogether. I think there are probably more straight guys that would join me on this one, than on allowing gay marriage, lol.

I say let there only be state civil based unions. People appoint whoever they want as health proxy /visitation rights, inheritor, health insurance partner, tax incentives etc and get rid of the marriage part. We just need strreamline that process of appointing someone.

If two traditionalist heteros or hetero styled, gay conservatives still want to be married they can. I am not saying make marriage illegal. It would just have to be a religious marriage or a private commitment ceremony for the non-believers. Why involve the state?

That way there needs to be no voting about the term marriage ever again and traditionalists can still protect their faith based marriages. I bet by changing the words on it, conservative would have less problem with equal rights. I mean imagine the "protect hetero-only partner, health care visits" posters - they just wouldn't carry the same weight.

In the end
I guess in the end I am more for an even playing field than for marriage.
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11/08/08 03:56 - ID#46599 pmobl

Fire men


The firemen are here!
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11/08/08 12:52 - ID#46598 pmobl

Tore up from the floor up


The tennants bathroom over on prospect is being reconstructed as I
wrote. At some point we will actually have tenants in that appartment
again.
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11/07/08 10:08 - ID#46597 pmobl

Basra in the leaves


We let him stay outside today. I couldn't decide if it was nice or
mean as he was finally getting acclimated to being indoors.

He tried to hide in the leaves do we wouldn't find him and bring him
on. When I went to get him at night he was covered.
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Category: religion

11/07/08 02:55 - 71ºF - ID#46588

Proposition Period Fountain

In regards to (e:zobar,46545) and my (e:paul,46546) and the comments there. I get that not all chistians are awful people. I at least know 10 good ones. I do, however, find that a lot of them are quite stupid and will follow anything their leaders tell them - and a lot of them have questionable leaders that tell them bullshit having nothing to do with Christ's messages. I got that Drew is not like that - he seems to to follow what I think is the real message (e:drew,46580)

I can't believe that anything is based on the laws of leviticus. What I find most irritating is how people pick and choose which ones to follow. I know jesus didn't say these things and some of the christians believe in what jesus says is most important but its all in the same book. Why not edit the book and just have a whole new book? Its not like Jesus commanded the whole book be read in its entirety. He didn't write any of it. I would support a religion that cut the nasty jew law part out and just left in the messages of Jesus. Keeping that baggage in the book to me, nullifies the books messages as a whole.

This whole leviticus book is so utterly ridiculous:

Leviticus 20.13: If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. Lev. 18.22

Why are they not passing laws to prevent men from lying with women "having their sickness" lol. He seems to be pretty much against that too.

Leviticus 20.18: And if a man shall lie with a woman having her sickness, and shall uncover her nakedness; he hath discovered her fountain, and she hath uncovered the fountain of her blood: and both of them shall be cut off from among their people.

Or from eating unclean beasts. We have a whole proposition against gay marriage but nothing against unclean beats on the state constitutions.

Levitius 20.25: Ye shall therefore put difference between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean fowls and clean: and ye shall not make your souls abominable by beast, or by fowl, or by any manner of living thing that creepeth on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean.

I want to see prop Eat Clean and proposition Period.
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11/07/08 10:36 - ID#46585 pmobl

Broken iPhone - obamas fault


(E:matthew) got so excited at the democratic headquarters when he found
out Obama won, that his iPhone flew out of his hand. The glass screen
shattered. I think getting a new one costs the same as fixing it ;(.
He's kind of freaking without it which is funny considering how he
would always tease me about using my smartphones till he got one.
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Category: hate

11/05/08 09:57 - 53ºF - ID#46546

Nasty Christian Hate Mongers

I woke up happy about the vote and then I saw this: (e:zobar,46545)

Its so confusing, because first I saw and then this

I know its not all the christians, especially when most christians consider mormons to not be christian, but its hard to overlook their effect in the yes on prop 8 in California.

I also think the wording was confusing. I mean people probably understand, but the "vote yes on prop8 to protect marriage" would be confusing if you thought you were protecting gay marriage.

California voting yes on prop 8 pretty much makes me lose faith in just about everything related to gay rights and kind of a little bit in America. It actually makes me nervous about one day having to flee the country before I end up in some type of camp.

Why do the christians care if gay people are married in the state. No one is asking for religious recognition of their marriages, just the state rights of a married couple.

I guess we will see how the country changes with the new president but frankly - I am totally over America and really don't believe the democrats will bring anything new to the table on gay rights. I almost would have rather had a McCain president and no on prop 8.

In the mean time I hope all the people that voted yes on prop 8 die of a nasty plague. If I was not an athiest I would pray to satan about this. It really reinforces my hatred of the mormons. I think they are the scaries cult on earth and wish that the days when it was legal to shoot them woud come back.
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Category: indians

11/04/08 09:37 - 57ºF - ID#46530

Illegal Onondaga Chiefs

I got this message today on the site. Not sure what its about. Did someone write a journal about it that I missed?

The real Onondagas'no longer want these illegal chiefs recognized by any government and many other of these people they have violated the Great Law of Peace now it is time for their punishment! they have all been reported to the Dept.of Justice for all their violations!


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Category: voting

11/04/08 09:01 - 57ºF - ID#46527

Crazy Voting Experience

I went to Lafayette High School with (e:terry) and (e:matthew) where I normally vote and I wasn't on the books. They both were, none of us had updated our location, despite the fact that our house is directly across from a polling station.

So they told me to check the one near my house and see if I ended up on there. I ran down and they refused to let me vote there. Then it was like 8:30. So I went home and looked online where it shows I am set for Lafayette. Then I called the Erie County Board of Elections who insisted that I vote across from my house. I went down there, with the woman on the phone and she told them to let me vote there. All of a sudden everyone changed their tune and was super nice.

I got to fill out a provisional ballot. I hope they bother counting that. I felt so dumb because I raised my hand to complain that Sam Hoyt wasn't on the paper ballott but he was on the poster on the wall. They laughed and said, you don't live in the village anymore - its a different district. So I voted for Crystal Peoples. She was the only choice. I had no choice.

I wish I could be strong like (e:vincent,46508) and vote for nader but I really don't want to risk McCain winning and honestly I am a little over nader. He seems kind of washed up now.

For some reason I show up inactive on the voter registration site. What does that even mean?
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