Journaling on estrip is free and easy. get started today

Last Visit 2018-12-15 14:47:37 |Start Date 2006-02-26 22:31:48 |Comments 618 |Entries 596 |Images 1,547 |Videos 113 |Mobl 2 |

Category: not politics

07/30/09 12:36 - 74ºF - ID#49416

beer summit

The beer summit is today and on Fox Business Channel they were talking about how in the choices of the three participants, there was not one American Beer as the beverage of choice.

It will be Bud Light for Obama, Blue Moon for Crowley and Red Stripe for Gates, the White House says.



So we have InBev for Obama (Belgium/Brazil), MolsonCoors for Crowley (Canada) and Diagio for Gates (United Kingdom) What happened to having all of the stimulus money being directed to be spent buying products from domestic companies? ;-)

Then again their only choices would be PBR, Genny and Sam Adams if they were to stay with USA owned companies if you think about it on a macro scale.
print add/read comments

Permalink: beer_summit.html
Words: 130
Location: Youngstown, NY


Category: finance

07/26/09 03:03 - 76ºF - ID#49382

MER Class Action Lawsuit

My piece of the Wall Street Fallout.

image

I owned a few shared of Merrill Lynch back in '07. I was kind of naive and bought it on the "advice" of Eric Bolling who at the time was on CNBC's Fast Money show. Needless to say I bought it at 96.89 and was stopped out at 89.26 Needless to say I wish I was short back in Jan of '07 specifically at that price with my life savings at the time as I would be living in my house all paid for in cash. Yea, hindsight is always 20/20 right?

Well at least someone on (e:strip) is going to get a piece of the "Bailout" money ;-) Or in my case I'm going to get back a portion of my tax dollars to "save the too big's to fail!"








print addComment

Permalink: MER_Class_Action_Lawsuit.html
Words: 138
Location: Youngstown, NY


Category: concerts

07/25/09 08:38 - 72ºF - ID#49379

Depeche Mode Concert

I went up to the Molson Amphitheater last night to catch one of the legends of "Alternative" music. Needless to say I just love the venue as it's just great to be around people that are passionate about an artist and not out to sit on a lawn chair, blow smoke in your face, have a conversation that drowns out the music, have their kids run into you or worse having them run into you spilling their drink on you in the process. Plus you don't get an A/V experience like this at a free show.

Beware of the Asian Lesbian Foot Fetish Blow Job ;-)



But it was a great time as I realized that I could skip the line and also gain access to a lounge by doing business with a certain company. All I wish is that I had known this in my prior visits to the MA. But this time I played it a bit more local as I parked my car in Oakville and took the train in and out of the city.
print add/read comments

Permalink: Depeche_Mode_Concert.html
Words: 182
Location: Youngstown, NY


07/20/09 12:30 - 60ºF - ID#49333

Sunday Nights

I had a great time with (e:Drew) @ Wilco tonight. It just worked out perfectly as I caught facebook at the right time when he was offering the ticket.

Other than that I'm kind of sad tonight. I was listening to the Martin Streek tribute before I meet up with him and it really hit home driving it in that he's never going to be on the air again. At least there is the live to air shows going on still and listening to the Velvet Underground show tonight and after hearing the Chameleons UK "Swamp thing" it really made me a bit emotional. Not only that but earlier int the day I had a 5 year relationship/friendship whatever it was mutually ended. It really in the end is for the best as I don't think honestly I can "move on" to whatever is next for me with her always in the background being emotional every 3 month or so trying to to a post-mortem on our "relationship" which is annoying when it is the same thing over and over again.

Anyway I'm just happy that the "spirit" of Martin is still going on for the time being. Who knows what will happen in the future or to the station, but for the moment I'm hearing The Cure "Just live Heaven" & Tones on Tail "Go." So that brings me a bit of joy in overall a kind of sad day. When a friendship ended and listening to a tribute of a very interesting person who committed suicide what can you really feel?




print addComment

Permalink: Sunday_Nights.html
Words: 262
Location: Youngstown, NY


Category: festivals

07/19/09 02:06 - 61ºF - ID#49329

Italian Idol

This was my personal favorite for Italian Idol

print add/read comments

Permalink: Italian_Idol.html
Words: 10
Location: Youngstown, NY


Category: festivals

07/18/09 07:37 - 66ºF - ID#49327

Italian Fest

I ended up making my annual pilgrimage to the Sorrento Cheese Italian Heritage Festival on Hertel. It was a pretty descent time as I ate way too much and I purposely starved myself before going. I for some reason did get kind of sucked in to the bocce tournament but also unlike me I ended up watching the Italian Idol contest.

Here are some really bad pics of all the contestants.

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

I was standing in back and these guys caught my attention, they were kind of like a crude working class version of Edgar Bergen and Mortimer Snerd. They were actually making half way descent comments about the contestants but also some off color ones about others.


image



St Anthony (Maybe I should start praying to him to find my lost girlfriend ;-))

image

This year I topped it off with Clams from the Lobsterhut



image


And of course there is the after in which I arrainge the shells in some sort of orderly fashion.



image
print add/read comments

Permalink: Italian_Fest.html
Words: 178
Location: Youngstown, NY


07/14/09 10:08 - 61ºF - ID#49286

Crayfish

For some reason heading to the Chester's tent @ the Taste of Buffalo is always a ritual for me. I ended up stopping by on Sunday again for a quick bite to eat before I ended up hopping over to Canada and other things.



image
print addComment

Permalink: Crayfish.html
Words: 44
Location: Youngstown, NY


Category: radio

07/08/09 12:40 - 57ºF - ID#49228

Martin Streek RIP

This totally came to me as a shock tonight

He always had a crazy energy, especially when you engaged him in conversation. I think I requested Anna's a Speed Freak by Pure once at the old Kingdom in Burlington after shooting the shit with him back in the late 90's. He reminded me of some old dude @ the Pink that still picked up 21 year olds even though he was in his 40's, some guys have that passionate edge but unfortunately in his case it may have been his downfall.

This economy is crazy, even though he was downsized back in May I seriously thought he was on some vacation or something. It's just also kind of creepy that he wrote his suicide note as a facebook update.

Earlier today, Martin Streek updated his Facebook status message with words that sound so ominous now. This, it turns out, is Martin's farewell to the world.

So...I guess that's it...thanks everyone...I'm sorry to those I should be sorry to, I love you to those that I love, and I will see you all again soon (not too soon though)... Let the stories begin.



Wow I feel so old as so much as he was so much a part of my life every Friday, Saturday and sometimes Sunday. I will always going up to The Kingdom in Burlington on Friday's; the couple of times I went to the Phoenix and the Sunday's @ Whiskey Saigon were some of the kick ass times in my life as I did score a VIP card from an ex of mine for a year once. Now even if I didn't manage to go up there it always pumped me up to hear the stuff on the live to air shows that they never played at all during the week. The Ministry, Skinny Puppy, Sisters of Mercy and nowadays Killswitch Engage. Although the shows have gone on for the most part since he was let go from the station in May, it's not going to be the same as I've been listening to him for 20 years. He won't ever reappear on some other station like Chris Sheppard and give me a change to think my opinion.

You'll be missed Martin :'-(
print add/read comments

Permalink: Martin_Streek_RIP.html
Words: 393
Location: Youngstown, NY


07/05/09 01:00 - 61ºF - ID#49192

Fourth fireworks Pics

Yea, I had no need to fight traffic or fight for a spot on a grass lawn. I just watched as these rich people in Wheatfield entertained themselves with their own contraband fireworks this year.



image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image
print add/read comments

Permalink: Fourth_fireworks_Pics.html
Words: 48
Location: Youngstown, NY


07/01/09 11:10 - 67ºF - ID#49145

July 3rd Bisons BPO

Ok, I'll stop by the Starbucks on Elmwood at 7 tomorrow.
print add/read comments

Permalink: July_3rd_Bisons_BPO.html
Words: 10
Location: Youngstown, NY


Search

Chatter

New Site Wide Comments

heidi said to xandra
LOL how does this thing work?...

paul said to mike
You are welcome!...

mike said to paul
i'm glad you documented this. I was actually looking for a picture but came across this and am glad ...

mike said to paul
i'm glad you documented this. I was actually looking for a picture but came across this and am glad ...