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Category: snow

11/25/05 12:20 - 22ºF - ID#32917


Dear Buffalonians,

Stop hoarding winter.

How is it possible to travel 20 miles from Lewiston (where it is still green, mind you) to Buffalo and be suddenly enveloped by a damned Winter Wonderland?!?

It's a conspiracy, and apparently the Amherst/Tonawanda area is in on it too.

A diagram is included below for your convenience.

A very disapproving,


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Location: Lewiston, NY

11/04/05 09:27 - 55ºF - ID#32916


Feel like I am approaching a crossroads in my life. Several issues have been swimming in my head for a while now and need to make decisions that could, quite possibly, affect several areas.

It happened this week:
  • Total hard drive failure with no warning and the loss of everything on it.
  • Half-expected denial letter from UB, resigning me to community college for at least a year.
  • Fun doctor's appointment and the diagnosis of an outer ear infection.
  • Several other interpersonal issues involving both the 'rents and my significant other.

And yet, I'm still in good spirits.

Realizing lately that I am more resilient than I've ever given myself credit for.

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Location: Lewiston, NY

10/12/05 11:30 - ID#32915

ahh, technology....

Poor (e:theecarey) and (e:ladycroft) just missed the new models.
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Location: Lewiston, NY

10/08/05 09:05 - 48ºF - ID#32914

iPods and cheese?

Was dragged to the Apple store at the bloody Galleria Mall by my darling, Miss (e:theecarey). Seems that I am one of the few people she knows who has an iPod, so suddenly I'm an expert and this alone affords me the privilege of being dragged to that horrendous temple of mass commerce ON A SATURDAY!! ;)

Once we found the store (which I was convinced was to the right from the main enterance, but is actually to the left) we were joined by the lovely Miss. (e:Ladycroft), who was also in the market for something new, shiny and expensive. :)

Confusion (and several blurry pictures) ensued as we tried to compare models (there are so few to choose from now that the mini's have been sent the way of the dinosaurs), ponder expensive accessories and decide if the extended warranty plan was really worth an extra $60.00.

The kicker was when I stopped the Apple rep (Jake) in the middle of his sales pitch to another person, who was pondering the iPod Nano's and told him we needed two 20GB iPods when he had a chance. I believe he actually had to pick his jaw up off of the floor. (Thinking they must get comission.. lol)

In the end there was a very happy (e:Theecarey)

...even though her total iPod purchased looked like this:


and a somewhat happy (e:Ladycroft)

until there was the mention of cheesy pretzels... then we had a very happy (e:Ladycroft)


And then, as promised, we did partake of the pretzley goodness....


...which apparently made (e:Ladycroft) lose control of her tongue...


And turned (e:Theecarey) into an Aeropostale Unibomber?


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Location: Lewiston, NY

Category: lmao

10/08/05 02:30 - 47ºF - ID#32913

Is it Live, or is it Memorex?

After a delicious dinner, (e:Pyrcedgrrl) and (e:Theecarey) sit in the Elmwood Spot Coffee. The comfy velvet sofa, fragrant caffeinated beverages and lull of the crowd around them setting the scene for good conversation and people-watching.
The girls see a girl who looks a bit like someone they knew several months ago. (e:pyrcedgrrl) mentions that the girl was okay to work with, but was horrible once she was even slightly intoxicated.
Suddenly, (e:Theecarey) perks up, and in a shill voice exclaims, "Yeah! Except that time at McMonkees!" She quickly slaps a hand over ther mouth, but knows it is too late.

As if they are suddenly catapulted into a movie, time slows to a crawl; the speakers, which only seconds before had been blaring cheesy 80's tunes screech and go silent; suddenly all eyes are on them. No one says a word.

An employee hurriedly makes his way over. He states flatly that the girls will have to leave the premises immediately. (e:Pyrcedgrrl) begins to protest, and, as if on cue, 2 more employees descend upon the girls and they are snatched up by their collars and unceremoniously tossed out into the cold, damp night.

People return to their abandoned conversations, the music picks back up and all is right in Caffeine Land again.

(e:Theecarey) and (e:Pyrcedgrrl) are left with the shame and humiliation that comes with people knowing you once hung out on Chippewa--even if it was just for the free drinks.

All this actually happened...... in our warped little minds. :)
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Location: Lewiston, NY

09/24/05 02:29 - 50ºF - ID#32912

Hurricane Rita Evacuation

I was watching the news tonight about all those poor people who ended up stranded along the highway while doing exactly what they were told to do- evacuate Southeastern Texas. : None of the gas stations had gas to sell, even though relief tankers were supposed to be stationed along the way for the travelers.

It showed several people with small children stranded, relief workers handing out water, etc... but none of this really got to me....

Then they showed citizens from the towns along the highway who, out of the kindness of their hearts, showed up with gas cans to give these travelers along the road gas to get them back on the road.

  • sniffle* That was just too awesome. It brought tears to my eyes.

Yeah, bedtime now.. lol
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Location: Lewiston, NY

Category: birthdays

09/18/05 11:14 - 74ºF - ID#32911


Wow... what a night! My bestest friend (e:theecarey)'s party turned out to be a total success! It was great meeting everyone who made it! :)

Thanks so much to all of you who made the trek from far-away lands to help her celebrate!!! :)

I have lots of pics... here are some highlights:


The cake no one would dare to eat.


But they certainly did have fun playing with it!


Don't poke your eye out! (part of (e:theecarey)'s gag gift from moi! My b-day is in 3 weeks... I just know she is going to one-up usual.. lol)

She's wanted that Warrant CD for years! LMAO

(e:Leetee) and (e:Uncutsaniflush)

S'Mores virgin deflowered!

(e:ladycroft) & (e:Leetee) stirring up more party-goers! (and doing naughty things on the sofa)

Self-explanitory :) ((E:ladycroft), I keep looking at these and hearing "Duggga Dugga Dugga Dugg-Ga..... Uhhhhhhhh" in my head. LOL)

All the (e:peeps) came late, so they must have missed this warning sign...

And this was the result:




And a few random shots of the birthday girl:




(oh, she is SO going to kick my ass for that last one!!) LOL

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Location: Lewiston, NY

Category: birthdays

09/13/05 11:20 - 69ºF - ID#32910



Better see you all there!
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Location: Lewiston, NY

Category: old

09/04/05 08:50 - 65ºF - ID#32909


I just looked at my daughter (who will be 13 in March) and exclaimed, "Good God, you are old!" lol

She hid her face w/ her shirt. I know how she feels. ha ha
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Location: Lewiston, NY

Category: rant

09/03/05 05:44 - 74ºF - ID#32908

The advice roulette wheel....

I hate it when people come to you with a problem and then ask you, "What would you do?"

It seems that, usually, they are not actually looking for what you would do in the situation, but rather what you think they should do.

Then, when you tell them what you would do if you were in their shoes, you get a rebuttal. (usually something like, "Yeah, but....blah blah blah..." where they give you a whole new set of crap to try to get you to change your response) Meaning that they actually took it as YOU TELLING THEM WHAT THEY SHOULD DO and they don't want to do it.

If they were actually asking for what YOU would do in said situation, there would be no room for a rebuttal, would there? They would take what you say at face value and see how they could apply your take on the situation to their final action.

  • sigh*

People just need to say what they mean. :)
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Location: Lewiston, NY

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