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Category: work

06/20/06 01:04 - 71ºF - ID#37124

Swan Dive

So I come in this morning and find out that there was a guy last night around midnight that leaped to his death from the 4th (blue) level of the parking garage. They say that he "was not a patron" but come on. Why would you go to leap into the coach bus parking area as your final act on earth if you were not at the casino doing something else in the first place?

It is just another brick in the soul-sucking aspect of this place. The major one that is troubling me is in my LJ and under the rarely used for myself "FRIENDS ONLY" security level.

So I took the day off yesterday and after running around for really important things I ended up in Niagara Falls Ontario. It was a bit later than I wanted to but it was satisfying none the less. The only downer was for some reason I wanted to go to this beer patio on Clifton Hill. it doesn't exist in its old form any longer as it is now a patio bar for the Chilli's downstairs. It's not don't like Chilli's but there was this Karaoke act by this name named "The Wrench" back in the day and it was hilarious. It is funny that in some aspects they are trying to bring back the good stuff from about 15 years ago. Just look at the Ferris Wheel that the reconstructed, that was once in the Bus Parking lot of Casino Niagara.

So I just walked down the hill and took in all the "Honky Tonk" and proceeded to the Casino Niagara Poker Room. After about 5 hours I doubled by $80 buy in on the 2-4 LIMIT game and called it a night. In some weird was I was pretty satisfied just being a "tourist" over there yesterday. I spent some good times in the building Casino Niagara is housed in when it was Maple Leaf Village and a really tiny amusement park. Now almost 20 years later I'm going to take my mind off of thing, all be it in a more "adult" way but still something about it just made me happy. Yea, it could have been me winning a bit but still the bright sun, warm air, mindless tourists, gaudy tourist attractions, gambling, beer, young and old people the Falls down the street it just seemed perfect.
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Category: tats

06/16/06 01:43 - 80ºF - ID#37123

A bit of a surprise, but a good time

So I finally convinced my good college buddy Junior to come out to Thursday at the Square before he moves back to NYC. He asked me if I wanted to stop by his buddy's/co-workers place along the way. When he told me he lived on Washington St. I knew exactly what building it was, Holling Place next to Diablo. Although we snuck in through the security Door it we didn't realize that units 6 and up were on the right side and in an entire different section and building. We called him and found the place.

It was TOTALLY PIMP. 5th floor loft style the whole bachelor pad works et all. The story is that his roommate's family ended up with a Multi-Million construction accident settlement and that is why the place was stocked. Then again they said they were the first to sign a lease in the building and that also helps to the fact that they only pay a combined total of 640 a month. Not bad at all. The one lesson that he learned from Jr. was this" If you don't have $ find a roommate who does!" Crazy, that is his quote not mine.

After finally prying Jr away from his gawking of a bachelor pad we hit the square and ran into ((e:ladycroft)) Had a descent time, but only caught a few songs from Soullive :-( I ended up being one of those people more absorbed into the social aspect of the square than the music. After he headed back to 501 Washington they watched the finals on ch 7 and then I begged them to head out to Quote.

Needles to say although I missed the Band I wanted to see the most seeing the inside of that building was very interesting. So after taking it easy after the square I am almost out of here for the a long weekend!!! Now I have to figure out what to do with myself.


Thanks again ((e:ladycroft)) for a great time after the square at Quote. At least one man in this world RECOGNIZES!!!!
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Category: work

06/13/06 11:36 - 67ºF - ID#37122

Yea, This place sucks...

So a now former cocktail waitress came in yesterday and cashed out the remainder of her poker chips that she recieved as tips. Then she told me that she no longer works here anymore.

She was the roomate of the Iraqi veteren that was stabbed on Amherst St. After all she did for someone that went over there, agree or disagree with the BS over there she deserved better. Now they have a "points" system here at work where if you mis x# of days you are toast. Well in actuality we just know that it is just for a paper trail to get rid of you, if they don't like you. People that are a always calling in get a free pass if you play your politics right.

The point that I am trying to make is if we had more protection for same sex partners, ect this would have never happend. She could have just went Family Leave Act and that was it. But since she was just a "roomate" and missed too many days she was fired.

I can't wait to get the F out of this place soon.

Ignorant, Greedy, Pigs!
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Category: world cup

06/12/06 01:22 - 64ºF - ID#37121

USA not so good

What a miserable game! Then what again whaqt do you expet from the 5th ranked team in the world. We are just not up to that level. This group is going to be very interesting.

Go Ghana later today!
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Category: potpourri

06/10/06 01:23 - 59ºF - ID#37120

World Cup, enjoying life or trying to..

What Happened to Poland? I just have this gut feeling that they are going to finish third for some reason. We will see in the next game if that even has a remote possibility of happening.

If they crap out then I guess I will have to pull for my adopted team Ghana. I just love pulling for a young up and coming team in a tough situation or group in this case. Czech Rep, Italy, USA what luck of the draw!! But, they are my one college buddy's native team so I joining him. It's just that they really have all the elements of a team that I would totally pull for, being green underdogs.

So I just can't waste any more time today. I didn't do anything last night but sleep. Not savoring my free time is a bit of a let down, but after 12 hours of sleep I do feel much better physically and mentally. So I guess it beats waking up with a hangover.

Now I have to get my butt down to Allen and Franklin to catch my Cousin's band The Bailey Quarters playing MIA @ 2:45.
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06/09/06 01:20 - 62ºF - ID#37119

That was total Fun!!!

((e:Paul)) you really have something there with the drunk crazy guy v. Jesus guy video. I have a feeling that is going to make it's way big time across the web.

Yea, seeing(WIKIPEDIA - Mike Doughty) made my week. Who know there was an Ani Difranco connection with the guy.

((e:alex)), ((e:decoyisryan)), and ((e:nejifer)) it was a blast @ Quote

Now I really have to get bed a.s.a.p!

remember add me :-)
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06/09/06 01:20 - 62ºF - ID#37118

That was total Fun!!!

((e:Paul)) you really have something there with the drunk crazy guy v. Jesus guy video. I have a feeling that is going to make it's way big time across the web.

Yea, seeing(WIKIPEDIA - Mike Doughty) made my week. Who know there was an Ani Difranco connection with the guy.

((e:alex)), ((e:decoyisryan)), and ((e:nejifer)) it was a blast @ Quote

Now I really have to get bed a.s.a.p!

remember add me :-)
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Category: meet up

06/08/06 12:46 - 71ºF - ID#37117

Thursday at the Square II

So with a few people going today where is everyone going to be mostly? Left Stage, right Stage back beet tent?

I usually find myself watching the show from the extreme left or right street sides.

I'm not too sure on what I'll be wearing.

So if anyone wants to actually meet up for the Square let me know.

I'll most likely be arriving around 7-7:30. It's just I don't have the energy to be there for the entirety.
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Category: going out

06/07/06 01:37 - 77ºF - ID#37116

Thursday at the Square

When I first read the schedule for this year I just passed over Mike Doughty's band. Then someone at work today asked me to check the lineup for tomorrow, then I read the write up,THE FORMER LEAD SINGER OF SOUL COUGHING!!! I loved those guys back in the day.

Oh, the song True Dreams of Wichita just brings back memories of my late best friend Mike.

All I have going through my head right now is Super Bon Bon

Move aside and let the man go through let the man go through

I just remember what my old friend Colleen called his music "Slacker Jazz!"

This is going to be an interesting show to see how his solo stuff fairs. Just the song title that they reference on sounds interesting, "Busting up a Starbucks"


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Category: photos

06/06/06 12:03 - 62ºF - ID#37115

Sunset

Hate posting twice in the top 12 but I just had to post this pic and have a post on this day that is supposed to be "evil."

After 3 hours of inline skating this evening I was going to go to spot but just felt way too tired to carry on. So I got off on the Ontario St exit and entered the boat launch/fishing parking lot along the 190 and just reflected about things in my life to this:



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Are Investment Bankers on Wall St. playing a joke for today?






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