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Category: the odes

12/06/10 11:31 - 24.ºF - ID#53220

I spend 29 calories...

walking to work everyday.
Route Summary
Total Distance: 0.60 miles
Avg Speed: 3.2 miles/h
Estimated Time: 11m 19s
Start Elevation: 666.01 ft
End Elevation: 679.13 ft
Minimum Elevation: 652.89 ft
Maximum Elevation: 679.13 ft
Elevation Ascent: 45.93 ft
Elevation Descent: 32.81 ft
Estimated Calories: 29.37

That's even less calories than one of those teeny apples you get when you buy them by the bag.

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Location: Buffalo, NY
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Category: buffalo

12/06/10 07:16 - 25.ºF - ID#53217

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

{For, I have a wonderful pair of snowproof boots this winter.}

And Prof. López-Piñeiro is embarking on some really cool art with all that snow!

I have one question, though... Where exactly is this front park? Is it the same as the "park" near the boardwalk where we go to see the July 4 fireworks?
More info on the snow art:

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Location: Buffalo, NY
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Category: music

12/04/10 11:56 - 25.ºF - ID#53213

Rawwrrr Rawwwwr Rasputin!

Just want to never forget this song ever.

I would like to put some poison into the wine of the person who made that video though. UGH.

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Location: Buffalo, NY
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Category: music

12/04/10 11:05 - 25.ºF - ID#53211

More Penguins!

Thanks, (e:matthew), this was a wave of nostalgia! lol

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Location: Buffalo, NY
Last Modified: 12/04/10 11:05

Category: buffalo

12/03/10 08:31 - 31.ºF - ID#53200

Braiding Specialist in Buffalo?

Does anyone know of any spectacular braiding stylists or salons in Buffalo who can do an especially good job of braiding really curly hair?

Will be eternally grateful for suggestions!!

Okay, I have some recommendations from people online, and people on the street.

Germa's African Hair Braiding
1231 Hertel Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14216
(Can't locate any reviews... To trust or not to trust?!)

Hair to go Natural
Main St. (Near Chow Chocolat)
(Disturbing review on
Hair by Khaili

Apparently, this stylists travels to your place.
(Same situation... To trust or not to trust?!)

I have now registered on 2 African-American hair forums specially to ask for recommendations. Let's see what comes out of that.

And braiding is expensive! It can cost you anywhere between $150 and $250 for braids... which makes me think that if I put in some effort and practice, I could possibly do it for free.

PS: Image from Amanda Chronister's blog

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Category: fashion

12/02/10 06:41 - 28.ºF - ID#53194

Wool and Lace - Part I

Alright! I am going to give this vintage winter wool coat sewing obsession a real spin and see where I get. (And of course, inflict all my non-progress on you.)


I see I am stuck in step 2. Researching fabrics has to wait because I am off to another exciting salsa class!
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Category: fashion

12/02/10 12:37 - 29.ºF - ID#53192

Turns out...

that this
is not how a pattern works or even looks like.

And that has been your sewing lesson for the day.

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Location: Buffalo, NY
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Category: eating in

12/01/10 09:34 - 31.ºF - ID#53191

Scharffen Berger Unsweetened Cocoa

Where can I get Scharffen Berger's unsweetened cocoa in Buffalo?
Any ideas?

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Location: Buffalo, NY
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Category: art

12/01/10 02:46 - 46.ºF - ID#53186


Cue Paco De Lucía and Ricardo Modrego from their collaboration in a time capsule from 1965:


There can be few images that capture the intense vibrancy of the human form and exquisite tailoring in harmonious yet rebellious action as shots at a flamenco performance.

But the most attractive skill for me personally, (if I ever get to learn flamenco) will be learning to dance in these absolutely and gorgeously sexy shoes! image


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Location: Buffalo, NY
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Category: fashion

11/30/10 05:11 - 52.ºF - ID#53178

Patterning and Sewing a Winter Coat

Call me insane but I have been taken over by this compelling urge to make this black coat (and the grey woollen vintage-fashioned coat below) from scratch by myself.
The trouble is how does one make a pattern and sew a coat based on photographs? Does anyone have any experience in drawing patterns (with appropriate sizing) looking at photographs alone?

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