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Category: marriage

12/01/08 01:45 - 41ºF - ID#46906

Valuable Wedding Rings

For me personally, a $55 wedding ring is too cheap. By me personally, I mean if I got one. I don't have one so I am not an expert. I am not trying to cheapen anyone's else's rings or anything but before everyone just decides that I am purley a materialist, I thought I should explain myself.

I feel like a wedding ring should carry more of a investment than say an mp3 player or cell phone because it shows that the person purchasing worked hard for it and frankly working hard for something equates caring to me.

I am not saying that someone who is poor should have to spend $5000 and go broke, that is ridiculous. And in reference to (e:thelli) I am definately not suggesting it need be diamonds. In fact I don't really like diamonds - I am an emerald guy, lol. But in my opinion it should be somewhat relative to your income and should involve a bit of saving up. Even someone at minimum wage could save $10 a week for one year and get me a $500 ring. Thats like barely a couple beers.

Plus, more valuable rings also appreciate in value over time so that they become things that you can put in your will and pass on to other people.

Now (e:matthew) says he wants this one

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Category: health

12/01/08 12:30 - 41ºF - ID#46904

Soar Throat

I am sick. I decided to stay home and recoup a bit as I have personal day that expires on 12/05. I hope it just goes away but I doubt it. I some how made it through the October sickness this year. Usually, I get sick in October and March. I was kind of hoping that by missing october I was good till march.
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Category: food

12/01/08 12:14 - 35ºF - ID#46898

Baking Meringue Cookies

I decided to bake tonight. First I baked pork chops with smokey barbeque sauce. Then I decided to make Meringue cookies.

Here is my recipe:
3 large egg whites
1.5 cups of blended sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

Separate out the wegg white. I did this by poking holes in the eggs and letting the whites pour out. It works way better than you would expect.


The bacon grease in the background was from this morning and is being saved for the squirrels who love it. I figure why waste it?

Then take the sugar and put it in the blendar till it is powerdery. Preheat the over to 200 degrees. You could probably start with powdered sugar but I wanted it organic and there was no powdered organic sugar.

Then whisk the eggs white till frothy and then add the cream of tartar. Beat until the peaks are stiff. Then add suagr and continue beating until it is stiff again. I am good at beating things till stiff but my arms were so tired from this we had to keep switching off between the three of us. I refuse to buy more appliances so I use the manual beaters and whisk for stuff.

Then you scoop them onto trays and bake for like two hours. Yes, like two hours. It is insane but you have to bake it so low.

Totally unrelated
Yesterday, at the coop I noticed Guecios deleviering produce. I really should just go there instead. I mean seriously it can only be marked up, not discounted, for them to drive it down the street.


I also bought a turkey at the coop. They were liek $70 for natural ones before but the day after thankgiving they were like $15-$20. I figured they would still be there when I went back today but they were all gone except one which was in the freezer case. I bought it. For $16 we will have enough turkey for the three of us to eat for a week. I just wish it wasn't frozen so I could have cooked it today.

Today, we were at the tenants house scrapping the kitchen ceiling when I was looking at myself in the new bathrrom mirror which lets you see your profile easily. I was amazed at the shape of my ear, which is stunted I feel. I never noticed it before when looking at it from a normal reflection.

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Category: estrip

11/30/08 11:38 - 34ºF - ID#46890

Hit me baby one more time.

As (e:vincent,46885)'s journal reminded me - it is amazing just how many hits certain things get. Generally we get between 1000-2000 unique visits viewing between 80k-100k pages per month. Those are real visitors, not robots.

But on Novemeber 21st, 2008 we had like 10,000 unqiue visitors, that was the day we had ip to 500 guests at a time for most of the day. I thought (e:imk2,46778)'s journal about prince william's peter, lol.


Then today I was going through logs and found out it was the opening page of my journal of 11/2005 . I am not sure exactly why. There is a pic of my skinny arm getting some muscles, a painting of men wrestling, some forrest lawn pics, some flash animation, the story about me getting my job at Roswell and some pics of (e:lilho). I wonder if the job story is inspirational, lol or if it is just the wrestlers. The artist in me likes to think it is the flash animations and I am sure (e:lilho) thinks it is her.

The reason I think it is the painting of the guys wrestling is that I got this message the same day.

Hi Paul, please do You know the name of the artist who painted those two muscle guys? I really liked that painting: it Seems taken from Dante's Divina Commedia. Do You remember any detail (where You've taken the picture, the title, ecc). I would like to find more info on that painting.

Thank You very much

Does anyone know the artist? I tried writing to the guy today to see how he knew. It seems sex sells. The all around most popular page is the one I wrote about a bot I made which was downloading images of amateur naked men and atheletes. Just search for "robot frat boys" on google if you are curious. It comes up number one and is totally not work safe. It was really about programming and usually no one cares about that but mix programming and nudity and all of a sudden every amateur scripter cares.

I must get like 5 messages a week asking me how it works. Clearly, this person does not understand at all but hey want to. The site is gone now, so the code doesn't work even if executed outside a browser where it belongs.

I Fould your page instestedin "Robot Eating Candid Frat Boys"
im curious how I use The Robot Code with a Brouser in order to find photos like you have
Thank you

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Category: computers

11/29/08 11:41 - 30ºF - ID#46886

Open Source IDE eclipse

I love eclipse It is by far the most interesting open source desktop software I have ever used. It might be annoying sometime due to incompatibilitie between plugins but it constantly amazes me how fast it evolves and just how many different things you can develop with it.

Today I developed my first plugin using eclipse PDE (Plug-in Development Environment)

I wish I had something more exciting to say, lol.

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Category: pics

11/28/08 03:41 - ID#46874

Playing house with soup

Here I am playing house with my pet tortoise soup back in 1994. I forgot about his stuffed animal collection. Soon after I got him a baby tortoise as in as a friend.

Here I am winning balderdash but (e:mike) refused to let me have the moment and get a pic of it.

He defined the acronym NALG as the National Alliance of Latino Gangs but his handwriting definately reads National Alliance of Latino Gays. Needless to say no one voted for it.

Here I am being a snowman in 1995 at Michael's Florist on Deleware in Kenmore. At least that is not my job anymore.
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Category: names

11/28/08 02:15 - ID#46871

Rich Visco

Apparently, the historical society has my name wrong on file. That is
unless they are telling me I won something!
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Category: food

11/27/08 06:13 - ID#46861

Turkey yum yum

Sorry vegans, no tofurkey this year.
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Category: buffalo

11/27/08 12:55 - ID#46858

We need a ride down mainstreet

Would you pick this up. He's showing leg!
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Category: politics

11/25/08 06:21 - 38ºF - ID#46834

Thanks Chuck Schumer

Dear Mr. Visco:

Thank you for writing and sharing your thoughts about America's financial crisis. I agree with you that giving the Secretary of the Treasury authority over a $700 billion dollar fund to stabilize the financial system, without any checks on his authority, or oversight of his actions, would have been a grave mistake. However, the severity of this economic crisis forced the Congress to act in order to save Main Street from further financial pain. If we had not acted when we did, small businesses trying to fill orders and meet payroll, students looking to pay for college, consumers looking to buy cars and so many others would have faced even greater economic hardships, which would have been disastrous for household wealth and jobs in our country.

That is why I made the difficult decision to support the administration's rescue plan after insisting on changes to the program to ensure that taxpayers will share in the rewards of recovery, that executives of these mismanaged financial institutions would not be enriched with taxpayer money, and that there would be effective oversight of the program. When the economy recovers, taxpayers should be able to recoup most, or all, of this money because the federal government will earn a return from any investments it makes in banks needing assistance. To hold the banks' executives accountable, the bill requires that all companies that benefit from government assistance limit how much they pay their top employees and, in many cases, eliminate golden parachutes entirely. And to guarantee effective oversight of the rescue program, major oversight mechanisms were written into the legislation, including the creation of a new Inspector General and Congressional oversight panel.

Finally, we forced the Administration to add protections for homeowners into the bill that address the eye of the financial storm - the foreclosure crisis. Of course, this is only one part of a comprehensive solution needed to get our economy back on the right track. Congress stands ready to deliver a broad-based economic stimulus package to invest in Main Street, create new high-paying jobs, and keep the engine of our economy going.

Again, thank you for contacting me on this important issue. Please do not hesitate to contact me again if I can be of further assistance on this, or any other matter.


Charles E. Schumer
United States Senator

Please do not respond to this email. To send another message please visit my website at . Thank you.
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