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11/01/2006 20:06 #20690

Pumpkins and Spooks
Category: halloween
I love carving Halloween Pumpkins. I went to a pumpkin patch in the pouring rain with my boyfriend and got tons. Thought I would share the finished version. They were taken with my camera phone so hopefully they will turn out...

A cat, witch, Frankenstein and skeleton dancing in case you couldn't tell. It took forever to carve!

A raccoon popping out of a personal favorite

My boyfriends attempt at a scary pumpkin.

Oh so in the Halloween spirit I braved my very first haunted house... yes, i know who hasn't been to a haunted house before...but, I haven't. I'm a huge baby and that stuff scares me but my friends Katrina and Craig and my boyfriend Nick really wanted to go. And, since the corn maize on Niagara falls boulevard that we always go to was closed down from the october storm, we were left with nothing else to go. So we went to the only more reasonably priced house we could find. it was on George urban and dick and we did the house of horrors for $10. We could of done another house for just $5 but I knew I would be too exhausted from all the scares from the first one. Ok well I made it though the took like 45 minutes! and yes, i was scared. everyone else said it wasn't a bad one...but once again, I am a baby. haha. who really enjoys being chased by chain saw and having people pop out at ya?! ok ok ill admit. sometimes i did have my eyes closed. I'm not cut all for all the spooks. I think next year ill just stick to dressing up and carving pumpkins!

Happy Halloween everyone!

ingrid - 03/05/07 01:35
OMG! Amanda! I didn't know you were on this site!! HI!! :)
mike - 11/01/06 22:24
OMG those are some crazy pumpkin carvings. Mine always end up just being like big holes in the sides of pumpkins. Thought I did a masterful Golden Girls one year!

09/29/2006 19:49 #20689

Question(s) for Paul

I have two questions on which you may be able to help me out with:

First, while I was online yesterday night from my home computer, the font on certain websites was really small, maybe like a 5 point where i can't read them. But, this is only on some websites and not all the font on the whole page is small. For example, on elmwoodstrip the read the latest list was really small but the rest of of beginning page was large; however, when I tried to click on a journal to read it, the font all was very small. Any ideas on what happened or how to fix that? I tried to do a system restart to two days ago but that did not work

Secondly, my roswell email account will not let me in. This afternoon at around 4pm I tried to login and I entered in my username and password and it made me do it three times before saying that my access is denied. I am expecting an email which I needed by saturday and don't know what is wrong. Do you have any ideas??

Thanks so much for reading this and trying to help me out!!!
paul - 09/29/06 20:54
For your email you need to call the helpdesk.

For the font size I bet your default font size is changed. Many of the fonts on web sites are proportional to your default font size, that way blind people can make fonts bigger and people who want to see more can make them smaller.

On firefox, view menu - text size - normal . I am not sure where it is on IE but prob in the view menu.

07/02/2006 17:14 #20688

"Music on Elmwood"
An interesting free concert series has been scheduled this summer by the "Music on Elmwood" group.

All concerts are from 7:00 - 9:00 PM in the park at the intersection of Elmwood and Bidwell Parkway.

Wednesday, July 5 The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Tuesday, July 11 Outer Circle Orchestra

Tuesday, July 18 The Latin Jazz Project

Tuesday, July 25 Neville Francis & the Riddim Posse

06/23/2006 20:13 #20687

Thank you
Thank you...




Ride for Roswell

06/22/2006 18:06 #20686

Please help....The Ride for Roswell
Hi Everyone!
So this Saturday is the Ride for Roswell, a bike ride fundraiser in order to raise money for Roswell Park Cancer Institute. My family and I have participated in the event ever since the first ride...about 10 or 11 years.

There are over 3,000 riders registered, and Roswell Park hopes to raise 1 Million dollars for cancer research. As a researcher at Roswell, I know the money that it takes to perform experiments as well as the need for more research projects to help the patients.

In order to ride you have to raise $100, which I have done (thanks to my generous family and friends!)

However, my boyfriend, Nick, needs some help raising money for Roswell. If you could possibly donate for Roswell Park Cancer Institute your money will be going to one of the best causes in Buffalo and towards fighting off the now number one killer in the United States, cancer.

Here is the link. Any amount ($5, $10...) will help!

Thank you in Advance for your Support in this great cause!
mrdt - 06/22/06 22:17
I pledge you if you pledge me.

I already have way more than enough. I announced that I was doing it before one of my classes and everybody has been coming up to me lately offering help. I also walked into two of the former restaurants that I worked at and experienced the same phenomenom - everybody wants to's for cancer research...go stand in front of a bank in Amherst on Friday for an hour or so.