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Category: rant

05/02/10 10:32 - 72ºF - ID#51492

Reboot!

So there's been a strong "Buy American" mantra going on lately, due to the economy and US car manufacturers troubles no doubt. I've never really gave a damn where anything was made, mostly because of my belief in the capitalistic system...people will buy what is better...price (all that crap made in China), quality (vehicles....I will never buy a US vehicle again), whatever the criteria.

But it's become obvious that almost NOTHING is made here anymore! So where is this country headed? What will be our economic backbone that will help us remain a world power? I see us in 50 years being a "second world" country for sure. The system is broken. Capitalism left alone will fail. Our Government is a travesty. Time for a reboot.
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Category: work

05/01/10 10:34 - 75ºF - ID#51484

Work work work

A PSA to be nice to the census enumerators walking the streets starting this week. I'm one of them!!

Haven't posted in a while but maybe it'll stick this time. It was a combination of a boring life hence nothing to post about, and, well, that's mainly it. Working to change all that so we'll see.

So yes I took a part time job with the census in addition to my hellish full time job...$13.50/hr + 50cents/mile for any mileage incurred is a pretty good deal. Plus I'm assigned my immediate neighborhood which is pretty cool.

I also have a second interview coming up for what would amount to a third job but isn't really a job in my eyes...more on that to come.

This past week was our census training. First two days boring sitting in a room having a booklet read to us type crap but the last two days we got in teams and started practicing our enumerating! Plus we did like 9-4 every day. How nice is it to not be doing 7-5, then 1-10 the next day then 7-6 then 1-10 etc etc....I actually was getting into a sort of routine, felt better, was happier and not all stressed out about my store. Well that's over, back to the real job at 1:00 today...shoot me.

Anyway this made me realize I don't only need to get away from my current employer but out of retail altogether. I need to find a job with normal people hours but can't afford a pay cut either. Crossing my fingers.
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Location: Buffalo, NY


Category: gym

05/11/09 12:27 - 42ºF - ID#48645

A Year...

So it's been a year since James' Allentown Athletix push as I got a postcard saying my membership expires the 15th. Thanks James, I actually got really into working out for the first time ever but eventually stopped going....it's too far from me to be practical, so I won't be renewing my membership. Maybe Fitness 360 on this end of Delaware since it's soooo close, or maybe I'll research one of the places on Hertel.
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Category: city

05/02/09 01:22 - 55ºF - ID#48570

They're Still There

the snowflakes are still on Hertel btw.
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Category: movies

05/02/09 01:21 - 55ºF - ID#48569

American Live Action Death Note

So WB acquired the rights and is going to release apparently new, American-made movies here. Interesting.
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Category: city

04/24/09 05:15 - 77ºF - ID#48492

snowflakes

As I drove down Hertel today I present a simple question: Can we take down the snowflakes off the light poles already!?!?
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Category: buffalo

04/05/09 10:46 - 45ºF - ID#48303

Avant Part 2

So I was lucky enough to get a tour of the under construction Avant building. TO and Marshawn Lynch have bought a pair of the $1.7 million condos, a guy on the tour as well was the new owner of one of the ~$350,000 units as well. MANY units are gone, not many left in fact. Office space has one entire level leased and parts of other levels. Four restaurants will open with the hotel on July 1. I was VERY impressed. Most of the pics are actually city views from the condos themselves since there are full windows along the outer walls.



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Category: movies

03/25/09 08:44 - 51ºF - ID#48204

L movie

So I got an email about showings of L movie.
Since there were get-togethers for the last two Death Note movies thought this was worth mentioning. A whole movie surrounding that guy? His character is so annoying!!
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03/25/09 12:22 - 34ºF - ID#48190

RadioShack!!

Yes, RadioShack! How do they stay in business? seriously. I don't get it....of all the chains to shutter the last 2 years...Circuit City, Linens & Things, KB Toys, RadioShack still remains profitable? What reason is there to enter one of these stores? Anyone have any insight?
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Category: buffalo

03/23/09 11:51 - 26ºF - ID#48177

and the hotel

Here is the hotel that will be part of Avant. Taking reservations beginning July 1!
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