3/30/2006 04:05:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|Random Thoughts 101 posted a poll. What are your top 5 TV shows of all time. Of all time? Yikes. Okay, here goes... 1. The West Wing 2. Alias 3. Lost 4. Scrubs 5. Arrested Development My "runners up": Sports Night Six Feet Under Cheers Family Ties Buffy/Angel Friends Quantum Leap I absolutely adored Wonderfalls, but it wasn't on long enough to make the list. I could go on, but I won't. ;) I have to agree with Steve, who commented on the original post. I don't get Family Guy. (and believe me, I love me some Beavis and Butthead, and South Park) And I've shared my thoughts on Seinfeld in the past. Except for a few brief experiences, I've pretty much avoided reality TV. Give me good writing, and I'm happy.|W|P|114375335795108201|W|P|This is hard...|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com3/30/2006 04:33:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous V|W|P|This is Hard. I�m going to want to change it later. Not in Order.

Carol Burnett
Soap
Barney Miller
Rockford Files
Farscape

Mini series

Rich Man Poor Man

Current Favs just 4

Stragate Atlantis
Corner Gas
Sopranos
Family Guy3/30/2006 05:42:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous V|W|P|I'll add best themes.

Perry Mason- a great cool tune
Hawaii 5-0
Green Hornet- (more for Kill Bill but..)
Mash
Hill Street Blues

I noticed some Brit coms on the original thread. I've always like British Humor.

There was a Show that Followed the Young ones with some cast members I liked better.there was one Episode where they formed a band that I remember as hilarious.

There was a show on AE in the 80's called Rising Damp that I could'nt miss. ( I think it was about ten years old at the time)

I loved all the Black Adders. But not a big Atkinson fan.

Secret army was Good.

Good Nieghbors. God that blonde was so cute :)

What was the WWII comedy in Renes Cafe. that was good.

Of Course Python. " My Hovercraft is full of eels"

Was there a show called "Bounder" ? I seem to remember liking that.3/31/2006 02:28:00 AM|W|P|Anonymous L. David Wheeler|W|P|Hmmm.

All-time:
1. M*A*S*H
2. Lost
3. Star Trek
4. Star Trek: The Next Generation
5. a multi-part tie between Taxi, Northern Exposure, the X-Files, Doctor Who, Deep Space Nine, The Simpsons, JLU, etc. etc. etc. And I admit with no shame, bback in the 70s I was a big fan of Grizzly Adams.

Current:
1. Lost
2. Doctor Who (just seen three episodes and love it already)
3. The Simpsons (I don't watch it regularly, but any episode is a guaranteed fun half-hour
4. The Amazing Race (the class among "reality" TV)
5. either The Boondocks, Smallville or Letterman on a good night. The Daily Show is fabulous, of course.3/31/2006 07:07:00 AM|W|P|Anonymous Allison|W|P|Hmmm, that's tough and highly subjective, so these are my favorites (for today), but not necessarily the best:

1. The original Star Trek
2. M*A*S*H
3. Northern Exposure
4. The Wonder Years
5. Lost

Honourable Mentions:
Politically Incorrect
Firefly
Babylon 5
The Daily Show
Quantum Leap
MythBusters

See you tonight!3/30/2006 07:40:00 AM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|
I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're going and hook up with them later. -Mitch Hedberg
Comedian Mitch Hedberg died one year ago today. :( If you've not had the chance to hear his stuff, I recommend checking it out.|W|P|114368849453419431|W|P|Quote of the day|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com3/30/2006 11:44:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous BuffaloGeek|W|P|All McDonalds commercials end the same way: "prices and participation may vary." I want to open my own McDonalds and not participate in anything. I want to be a stubborn McDonalds owner. "Cheeseburgers? Nope. We got spaghetti!...And blankets. But we are not affiliated with that clown, he attracts too many children."

We miss ya Mitch...3/29/2006 07:31:00 AM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|It's probably safe to say that you can check my wordpress blog for an update later, but I wanted to log in and say: HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEBBIE! :)|W|P|114363557039665204|W|P|Happy, happy|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com3/28/2006 03:28:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|When school nurses don't have any medicine, except for what parents send in with express written permission for them to administer it? I woke up all sinusy and stuffy headed this morning. I thought I threw some sudafed in my purse, but then I couldn't find it. So I stopped by the school nurse's office to ask if perhaps they had any, and had the situation explained to me. Weird.|W|P|114357782155245596|W|P|What is the world coming to...|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com3/28/2006 04:48:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous V|W|P|There are probabley Insurance and theft considerations involved with the keeping of medicines on site. As well as the cost. Stocking common medicines may conflict with the budget for Friend and family patronage jobs.

Sinusy and stuffy, Breath rights. I use them instead of cold medicine. But then again I'm a guy, and not concerned with "What Happend to your nose", somebody hit you? questions.3/28/2006 10:03:00 AM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|I heard on the radio over the weekend that Def Leppard is releasing an album of cover tunes...hence the cover of "No Matter What" that I blogged about previously. Should be interesting. ;)|W|P|114355829676521600|W|P|Random tidbit|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com3/28/2006 04:50:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous V|W|P|Joining such classics as "Garage days revisited" and "The spahgetti incident" I'm sure.3/30/2006 09:10:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous Anonymous|W|P|Or is it the fact that they are touring with Journey that makes this all seem so sureal.

Chris3/27/2006 04:25:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|So I've posted over in my new spot since I've found that wordpress isn't blocked at the schools where I teach. :) I'll probably be doing that more often...but soon I'll be moved over there and I won't have to worry about it.|W|P|114349479173337113|W|P|Monday already?|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com3/23/2006 04:27:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|10. Skirts/dresses worn over jeans 9. Short skirts with 3/4 length tights or leggings 8. Gaucho pants 7. Sparkly purses 6. UGG boots 5. Pants with words on the butt 4. Collars up 3. The shrug 2. The cropped hoodie (cousin of the shrug) 1. Anyone over the age of 25 trying to pull off any of the above!|W|P|114314960631512822|W|P|My top ten most mystifying fashion trends|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com3/23/2006 06:09:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Jen(nifer)|W|P|Oh no! I disagree...

I see no problem with UGG boots, except the $$$.

I always wear short shirts with leggings. It's called, I like wearing sjirts but I live in Buffalo!

And I own a shrug. And I would buy the right pair of gaucho pants (see porevious post where you hated gaucho pants :)

And everything eles I think maybe the age of 21 applies. I don't mind kids with annoying sparkly purses or cropped hoodies or collars up. BUT anyone my age? But 40 somethings? Eh...maybe not.

Agree to disagree, that is what makes fashion so wonderful. *And I have a fashion do/don't post in my head from this morning I still didn't get to!"3/23/2006 10:52:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous Anonymous|W|P|Your post kind of reminds me of this legendary Simpsons quote.
"So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickle, and in those days, nickles had pictures of bumblebees on them. "Give me five bees for a quarter," you'd say. Now where were we? Oh yeah, the important thing was that I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time. They didn't have any white onions, because of the war; the only thing you can get was those big yellow ones."
Fashions change, trends change, I doubt that "kids" think coca cola polo shirts and bon jovi t-shirts kicks ass3/23/2006 11:51:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Jen(nifer)|W|P|Holy shit erase that last comment for typos!

Typos are NEVER in style.

"I think I see a strange thing...mystifying..."

;)3/24/2006 09:40:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Eden|W|P|This list cracks me up. I agree w/ everything.

What is with the sparkly purses? I've only seen soccer moms carrying them, which makes them all the more hideous.3/24/2006 12:07:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Stephanie|W|P|Oh, I am so with you!3/24/2006 08:07:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Stationery Queen|W|P|Espadrilles...

WHY!??!??3/24/2006 10:35:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous BuffaloGeek|W|P|My 29 year old wife is all over the gaucho pants, I'll let her know she's out of touch. I didn't know until I came here.

I'm the anti-hipster3/25/2006 09:04:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Erinna|W|P|Maybe it's the rest of us who are out of touch...my point is, I just don't care if I'm out of touch. ;)3/25/2006 11:37:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Jen(nifer)|W|P|Enter Hall and Oates song here.3/25/2006 12:17:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Lady Turpentine|W|P|Leg warmers!

Another trend seems to be wearing full-length track pants when working out at the gym - WHY?! I mean, they look ok (on most people), but don't they get too hot?3/26/2006 08:10:00 AM|W|P|Anonymous V|W|P|Hmm Collar up. Well it keeps my neck warm. Besides I only do it with my Black jean Jacket. James Dean :)


Words on the Butt.I work with a Girl who wears "Lucky " on her Butt.

If this were 20 years ago, I'd ask : Is it like Aladdins Lamp? If I rub it real nice can I make a wish?

Yep I'd be up in the "Chair" watching the " Harassment Video"3/27/2006 01:48:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous Anonymous|W|P|What about stirrup pants??? I would have put them on the list long before shrugs and ugg boots! In response to the comment about people wearing track pants to the gym...who cares??? Maybe, just maybe those people aren't comfortable flashing their untoned legs...or maybe they are trying to sweat more to burn off more calories...but I surely wouldn't consider track pants at the gym a mystifying fashion trend--but everyone is entitled to his/her own opinion.3/22/2006 04:06:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|If someone starts a statement with the words, "I'm not a racist, but...", you can be pretty sure that the next thing out of their mouth will be offensive. I didn't know this person all that well, and I had to gracefully remove myself from the conversation before it went any further. Why don't people think before they talk?|W|P|114306176419216706|W|P|Things I learned today|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com3/22/2006 04:54:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous Ray|W|P|Another telling phrase of that nature is "...some of my best friends are..."3/22/2006 05:32:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Eden|W|P|There's a George Carlin bit where he talks about ridiclous PC phrases like "just happens to be" and "openly." It goes kind of like this:

"People say they have a friend who just happens to be black. 'He happens to be black?' 'Yes.' 'His parents were black?' 'Yes.' 'And they fucked?' 'Yes.' See, it would be more interesting if he just happened to be white. Another one is 'openly.' 'Openly gay. He's openly gay.' And 'openly' only applies to 'gay.' Nobody says, 'He's openly black.' Who's openly black? Louis Farakkan is openly black. Colin Powell is openly white. He just happens to be black."

I love that.

That is all.3/23/2006 01:13:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Stephanie|W|P|Why, that would be too easy.3/21/2006 09:42:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|Everything is getting on my nerves a little today. I was getting ready to go out and about today, and needed to fix myself some food. There was a little mishap (slight case of the dropsies) and I got barbecue sauce all over my shirt. Grr. I found a cute dress in the Chadwick's catalog that would be perfect for Shannon's wedding. I ordered cute dress, got it, tried it on, and realized I needed a smaller size. I shipped the dress back, went to order the smaller size, and of COURSE it is backordered. So I stopped off at the outlet mall today to try and find something...nothin'. Also, I purchased myself a new domain name...I'm thinking of (at SOME point) moving my blogs over to my own server. No rush...I figured I'd be able to play around and take my time...but I did something wrong in the setup and I can't quite figure out how to fix it. Frustration abounds. OH...and I don't know how I forgot to mention this before, but apparently when you download the new version of Firefox, all of your bookmarks vanish into internet limbo. Blah.|W|P|114297407372142777|W|P|Grrr...|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com3/21/2006 04:06:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous annabel lee|W|P|Hang in there! I hope your day gets better...3/21/2006 07:57:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous Hilary|W|P|Feel free to email me if you want some help with the hosting company account. I can try!3/21/2006 10:38:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Eden|W|P|Same here for the hosting ;) I use the same host TC does.

So yeah thaht Firefox thing sucks. The plus side is that when you go to enter a URL somewhere & it used to give you ever URL you'd ever clicked (or Blogger comment password, etc.)? That's cleared out too.3/22/2006 06:37:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Thomas|W|P|I thought we had this established:
1) Call friends who know about these web things
2) Then do stuff with your web things

Plus, it was a Monday, what were you thinking? Wasn't the BBQ sauce-spill a waring?3/20/2006 03:52:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|Well, at least the sun is shining. ;) I'm aware that it is only March, and it IS Buffalo and all...but I want to wear cute spring things. My toes are itching to be painted pretty colors and freed from their coverings. Otherwise new in the world of me...I saw V for Vendetta over the weekend, and I enjoyed it. I don't have any attachment to the source material, but I saw it with two bona-fide comic book nerds who also liked it. I love Natalie Portman. Also, I recently saw Elizabethtown, which was a lot like Garden State, except that it starred Kirsten Dunst (who I also love) as the plucky, slightly crazy but still adorable young woman playing opposite the emotionally vacant young man who's just lost a parent. I liked it. I also liked Garden State. *shrug* Hmmm...Natalie Portman and her sassy short hair (result of the head shaving for V) are making me want to take a trip to the salon... I was going to post a photo, but the site I found is unbearably slow. Click over here if you want to know what I thought of Stargirl.|W|P|114288921121993956|W|P|Happy spring?|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com3/21/2006 09:34:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Lady Turpentine|W|P|The only "bona-fide comic book nerds" I know are Rand and JK...3/21/2006 06:39:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Stephanie|W|P|I've already painted my toes a shiny, spring, green!3/19/2006 09:04:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|My weeks get so busy sometimes that I don't have a chance to write everything I think about writing. And this past week, I've been kept *very* busy while subbing. Extra classes and little free time, and so forth. So here are a few random and unconnected things I read about, thought about, saw or heard last week: 1. I've not been to the Washington Market downtown, and I've heard nothing but good things about it. However, their dreadful radio commercials make me want to tear my hair out. The copy is bad, the readings are bad, everything about them is BAD. 2. I saw this post at livejournal that really, really struck a chord with me. The basic gist of the post is that we as a culture and women in particular have a tendency to constantly measure our worth against the people around us. I know it's something I'm guilty of...that instead of taking pride in my own accomplishments, feeling good about where I am and what I've done and what I can do, I compare myself to people I know. Friends and acquaintances and relatives and strangers alike. Women, I think, have a strong tendency to do this in terms of time. As in, I'm 30, and I don't have X, Y and Z. All these other people have X, Y and Z, therefore, there must be something wrong with me. I've gotten way better at this than I used to be, by the way. But every once in a while... 3. Does anyone out there have a teenage daughter? If so, please talk to me about how you deal with the teenage girl fashions. Oh, and by the way, I think I've figured out the sandals/flip-flops in winter phenomenon. Someone has failed to tell these children that Buffalo is not, in fact, located in southern California. ;) I guess that'll do it for now. Have a good one!|W|P|114282242593081474|W|P|A little bit of...|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com3/20/2006 01:13:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous Christine|W|P|1. I've not been to the Washington Market downtown, and I've heard nothing but good things about it. However, their dreadful radio commercials make me want to tear my hair out. The copy is bad, the readings are bad, everything about them is BAD.

Horrid! Horrid! Commercials!

"Sis...you are a lazy American.:

Or something along those lines. ::shudder::3/18/2006 04:52:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|Quite possibly the worst book I've never quite really read has an HBO deal in the works? Details here. By way of explanation...Jen was reading this book while we were on a road trip together. She would read things aloud to me in the car which caused me to scream, "Oh my GOD. You're kidding." Awful. Dreadful. There's a lesson to be learned here, though...just behave really, really badly, write about it publicly, cause a scandal, get fired, and hey! You too can have a book deal! And after your craptastic book gets published, HBO will make it into a series! Ugh.|W|P|114271894903214827|W|P|Oh, vomit...|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com3/20/2006 11:17:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Eden|W|P|You assume the series will be reverent of the book & its author. This is HBO. Perhaps they intend to mock this ridiculousness? ;)3/17/2006 08:04:00 AM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|
May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, The rains fall soft upon your fields and, Until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!|W|P|114260077206306549|W|P|Irish blessing|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com3/17/2006 05:01:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous annabel lee|W|P|Happy St. Pat's! This is the day your blog was made for... :)3/16/2006 06:40:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|I think I'll have to cross-post this at the 27 blog, even though it's not technically a sighting, but Ben Folds just became my 27th friend on myspace. That's gotta mean something. :)|W|P|114255252038592286|W|P|Hee|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com3/16/2006 03:36:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|This morning, I had things to say, and now I can't remember any of them. I will say this, though...on my way from my substitute teaching job to the community college today, I stopped by Wegmans. I decided to look for something that I could drink in my non-sugary-juices-or-soda state, and I found a new product. 4-C sugar free teas to go...the kind in those little individual packets that you put in your bottled water. I have to say, not bad at all! :) I've been a very good girl, drinking lots of water, and a bit of orange juice now and then. But sometimes, I just want something ELSE. So yay. Check over here if you care about what I've been reading. ;)|W|P|114254175913314689|W|P|hm...|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com3/15/2006 04:25:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P| (today's Foxtrot, by Bill Amend) I laughed out loud. :)|W|P|114245798269835266|W|P|English teacher humor|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com3/15/2006 04:06:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|I forgot it was the Ides of March until I heard it mentioned on NPR this morning. I met X on the Ides of March. I should have known it would end disastrously... ;)|W|P|114245683485772469|W|P|Beware the Ides of March|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com3/15/2006 06:26:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Jen(nifer)|W|P|SHIT! I started my application for the Peace Corps today! Oh No!!!!!!3/15/2006 07:56:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous Ray|W|P|You know, of course, that only one thing happened one Ides of March to one guy one time in 44 BC. It could certainly be that more bad things happened on the Nones of March or the (I can't believe I have forgotten the other two sections of the month used by the Romans to tell dates...) of April. So unless you are Dictator of Rome on the way to the Senate, you have nothing to worry about. Not to mention that since the Julian calendar was replaced by the Gregorian, today isn't really the Ides of March that Caesar knew anyway.3/13/2006 07:29:00 AM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|Hey everyone...don't forget to check out The Places I Go...I posted there yesterday too. :)|W|P|114225305582178506|W|P|Happy Monday|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com3/12/2006 09:01:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|I just watched The West Wing, which I hadn't watched since the live debate episode. I actually thought it was very well done...this may not be Sorkin's show anymore, but it has become compelling television again. I don't think I knew that Bruno was back, though working for the Vinick campaign. The whole time, I kept thinking about how impossible it would be for a new or casual viewer to keep up. This show had a large cast before, and it's at least doubled with the campaigns. Yikes. Anyway, the thing that made me squeal like the little fangirl I am was the sight of Sam Seaborn in the previews!!! I'd read that he was coming back for the end, but seeing him just made my little heart smile. Also coming back are Danny, Amy, Joey Lucas, and Ainsley Hayes. But Sam! Oh, happy dance... 'Course, all this joy is dampened with the knowledge that Leo's funeral is also coming up... :(|W|P|114221574984309357|W|P|Squee!|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com3/12/2006 11:50:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Stephanie|W|P|Frakkin' local NBC affiliate.

All new shows were pre-empted for a TELEATHON!

So, no WW, no D'Ononfrio. I am seriously peeved.3/13/2006 10:14:00 AM|W|P|Anonymous Ray|W|P|When I saw Rob Lowe's face in the previews, I thought of you. I knew you would be happy to see that. Since we have no control over events in this matter, I guess all we can do is enjoy the last episodes as best we can. I was happy to see that Donna and Josh are finally... I don't know what they are doing but at least they are doing it.3/12/2006 01:22:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|Sorry for the delay. It's been a pretty crazy and exhausting week! So anyway...thanks to Jen for sharing her photos with me, so I will be posting some of hers as well. Actually, as it turns out, all the photos in this post are courtesy of Jen. :) After we left the pizza shop, we headed over to some famous Boston bar...the something and something. (Tooth and Nail? no...Globe and Mail? no...something that sounds like that, though. ;) ) Oh, wait...entirely possible that it was the Bell in Hand. Ok, not really close at all. Shannon's school was holding a fundrasier, which included a raffle. We went to check out some of the raffle items. I touched my first little blue box from Tiffany. But alas, none of us won the little blue box. (I think it was a keychain...) I did, however, win a lovely backpack with the Amstel Light logo. Jen, Shannon and I posed for a "family" photo...see, in our sorority, Jen was my little, and Shannon was hers. All together now...awwww.... :) Jen had a really nasty glass of vodka tonic. (That's vodka, with a splash of tonic. Click here, here and here to see our reactions). And then we posed for an "all us girls in Boston" photo: (Apparently, that pink sweater of mine loves to be photographed...) After leaving the fundraiser, remarking about how tired we were (it's eleven! on a Friday night! we're old.), Shannon stopped for pastries. Here's Shannon at the counter at Mike's Pastries. I got an eclair the size of my head. No photo, sorry. ;) And I'll get around to part III...the shower itself...soon!|W|P|114218909281230631|W|P|Boston, Part II|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com3/13/2006 09:00:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Jen(nifer)|W|P|Woo hoo! The digital camera is truly my newest BEST FRIEND! :)3/09/2006 07:36:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|I just re-read an article about designer jeans that reminded me how happy I am that I DON'T CARE ABOUT DESIGNER JEANS. Really. I don't know how you LA people put up with this crap. I can't bear to pay full price for a pair of Levis. The idea of actually spending over $100 on jeans makes me want to throw up a little.|W|P|114195192304513324|W|P|Jeans|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com3/09/2006 08:36:00 PM|W|P|Blogger estarz|W|P|Do you remember the Jordache craze?

I find that xpensive jeans dont actually mean good quality.3/10/2006 07:48:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Lady Turpentine|W|P|The most I ever spent on a pair of jeans was something like $60 for a pair of Calvin Kleins back in 1996. And I'm gonna lose weight and get back into them, dangit!!!!3/09/2006 03:14:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|Sorry everyone...will get to posting something as soon as my ability to form coherent sentences returns. :)|W|P|114193534063323662|W|P|Blargh|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com3/09/2006 11:19:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Eden|W|P|Erin go blargh.

Hey, Spencer's has a shirt that says "Erin go braless." I thought of you.3/10/2006 08:09:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Thomas|W|P|Sorry everyone...will get to posting something as soon as my ability to form coherent sentences returns. is a coherent sentence, even if it is missing a subject.

Thomas
descriptive grammarians rule!3/07/2006 04:00:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|David over at Fix Buffalo has asked us to help him spread the word about a couple of things. So I'm obliging him. :) First, Mary Kunz Goldman writes about the abandonment and closing of Catholic churches around Buffalo, a subject near and dear to David's heart. Secondly, he posts that Toronto is going wireless. How freaking cool is that? Could Buffalo get in on this action? How great would *that* be?|W|P|114176549468673773|W|P|Bits from Fix Buffalo|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com3/08/2006 08:50:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Thomas|W|P|Mary Kunz Goldman tends to oversimplify and often gets thing wrong because she only considers one narrow viewpoint, which is just bad journalism. That said, isn't it a distinct possibility that they built too many churches in the past 100 years? Why should a church no one attends be saved while other buildings, such as the HH Richardson complex, are not?3/08/2006 10:04:00 PM|W|P|Blogger fix buffalo|W|P|thomas,

it's not that simple.

i believe the churches were full shortly after they were built. So saying "they" built too many churches is sort of setting up a straw arguement. And, I don't believe the HH Richardson complex (the vacant buildings) are used by anyone either.

in the first case, the church buildings are only requiring tax dollars for demolition after the church pawns the decaying buildings to unsuspecting or non-qualified buyers. Why isn't the church taken to housing court before this becomes a problem?

hh richardson is maintained, if you can call it that by our tax dollars. I'd be in favor of a private sector solution in this case, too.

I still don't understand your beef with Mary Kunz Goldman...3/07/2006 07:37:00 AM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|Jen and I left very, very early Friday morningto make the trek to Boston for our dear friend Shannon's bridal shower weekend. Yes, it was a long trip, but cheap flights from Buffalo were nowhere to be found. Besides, if Jen and I don't make a long road trip together a couple of times a year, I feel like something's missing from my life. ;) We made good time, listened to (and sang) Jesus Christ Superstar in its entirety. (and by the way...I made the whole trip there and back on only 2 and a half Dr. Peppers.) I'm sure Jen will have more details on this soon... After picking the other Jen up from the airport on Friday, we headed to Boston's north side and the world-famous (so says the menu) Pizzeria Regina. Shannon found a killer parking space and did an amazing u-turn in the middle of a busy street to get the spot. Pizzeria Regina is a teeny tiny (and very popular) place. Therefore, you must wait outside for a table. And it was (as they say in Boston) wicked cold on Friday. Windy. Brrr. It wasn't terribly long before we got in, and promptly fitted Shannon with her "bride-to-be" crown and sash. And before you know it, pizza! It was quite tasty. Brick-oven baked, thin crust, oozy, gooey cheese. Yum. Jen played us some Shannon-themed tunes on the jukebox, starting with Crocodile Rock (one of our college Greek sing songs) and ending with Here Comes the Bride. Hee. Ok...things to do. Look for at least a part II (and possibly a part III) later!|W|P|114173597661214769|W|P|Boston, part I|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com3/07/2006 09:13:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Jen(nifer)|W|P|I know you keep saying very very early...but 7 am really isn't that early. We could have left at 4 am or 5 am which to me is very, very early.3/07/2006 10:24:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Erinna|W|P|Okay, Jen objects to my "very, very early" statment. But if I have to leave before I would leave for work, it's very, very early.3/09/2006 12:57:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Jen14221|W|P|Oh my, I do miss Boston and the North End.
Please do tell parts 2 and 3. Where did you end up? At my bachelorette party in Boston we went to 9 bars. Fun.3/06/2006 09:11:00 AM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|It was the only movie (nominated for any major awards) that I saw this year. So, yay. It was a very good movie. Shocking that something that came out so early in the year was the big winner. Reese looked beautiful, and was graceful and charming. Good thing she remembered to thank Ryan, because that would not have been a good sign. ;) Jennifer Garner...um, perhaps more support would have been in order? Yeesh. (thanks, lady t!) Songs. Wow. Those were it? The best original songs in film in all of 2005?? And why, oh why, do you make us sit through them? I might have more thoughts, but those are the main ones. Oh, and look for a full report (with photos) on the Boston trip later!|W|P|114165468945331407|W|P|Crash wins|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com3/06/2006 10:10:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Lady Turpentine|W|P|So Jennifer Garner tripped on her gown and almost fell ... and J.Lo was in the audience, too. Eek! And what was with Garner's forehead??? It looked all red - self-tanner gone awry, perhaps?

Amazing that the show still ran long despite there being fewer musical numbers. Who voted for that pimp song anyway? Eminem's "Lose Yourself" won a few years ago, and that actually made sense. But this one?! Dolly should have won, come on! Speaking of, she hasn't had any "work" done, has she? ;-)

Jon Stewart wasn't bad. Clooney was fun, but I was rooting for Matt Dillon. Joaquin looked annoyed.

Interesting that all the acting awards were from different films.3/06/2006 10:53:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Eden|W|P|JG is breastfeeding, hence the extra jiggle. Although in my experience milk-filled boobies are fricking heavy, which might explain why she seemed top-heavy.

Joaquin looked annoyed b/c I was unavailable to be his date. That's why he sent me the secret "I love you" message when they announced his nomination.3/06/2006 11:00:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Erinna|W|P|Yeah, I get that she's breastfeeding...I'd just want my extra jiggle to be given some support, rather than being left flapping in the breeze. ;)3/06/2006 11:10:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Stephanie|W|P|I thought Jen looked fantastic!

I wish I could have been so fabulous so soon after having a baby...and let's face it, it's hard to sqeeze those things into a tight gown. She probably felt more comfortable in this dress.

I loved her "I do my own stunts, too" comment.3/06/2006 11:12:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Erinna|W|P|Okay, okay! Friends w/babies have sufficiently made me feel guilty.3/02/2006 09:27:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|So Jen and I are off (way too early in the morning!) to Boston for girl talk and cake and other bridal-showery fun. Have a good weekend...look for updates and photos after the weekend is over. Oh, and I almost forgot...the March issue of Toasted Cheese is up. Check it out. :)|W|P|114135293935251084|W|P|We're off...|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com3/02/2006 05:35:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|My little brother just lost his job. Yes, the same one that's planning a May wedding. Also, a friend of mine from high school recently gave birth at just 25 weeks. The baby (a little girl) is in neonatal care, and is doing well so far. Thank you in advance.|W|P|114133912550644654|W|P|Thoughts/prayers/good vibes requested|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com3/02/2006 07:22:00 PM|W|P|Blogger caoimhe|W|P|Prayer-wise the Lord doesn't really listen to me, but good vibes I can definitely do!3/02/2006 09:25:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Rob Wynne|W|P|Wow. Sending all best thoughts to your brother, and especially to your friend and her little girl.3/04/2006 03:34:00 PM|W|P|Blogger jennimi|W|P|awh.
good thoughts.
good thoughts.
good thoughts.
healthy child.
employed brother.
blessings.
om.3/01/2006 01:16:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|I haven't actually given up anything for Lent in a while, but I decided to do something that will help me on my quest to lose 5 pounds before my brother's wedding. I'm giving up pop, soda, soda-pop, or for my southern friends, coke. I tried this once in college, and I did not succeed. ;) But I've cut WAY back on my consumption of the bubbly beverage since then. This Friday is going to be a designated "cheat day". Jen and I are driving to Boston for Shannon's bridal shower, and I don't know that I'll survive the trip without caffeine. ;) Also out are sugary "fruit juices". That is, drinks that are 10% or 20% juice. As for yesterday's subbing adventure, it actually went exceedingly well for being a last-minute call out of my subject area with no plans. The kids, for the most part, were self-directed and worked diligently on their various projects with little prompting from me. They were friendly and helpful and didn't give me even a tiny bit of trouble. :)|W|P|114123736353074493|W|P|Lent|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com3/01/2006 01:55:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous Anonymous|W|P|Giving up Pepsi for a couple of years (among other things) let me lose 50 pounds. So that's a great start.

Substitutes were Diet Doctor Pepper, and Diet Peach Snapple Iced Tea. I now drink the snapple almost exclusively, only doing Pepsi/Coke when I'm out to dinner.

- Tony F.3/01/2006 02:49:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous Ray|W|P|You can do it. You recall my Cherry Coke addiction that led to unfortunate incidents involving the mouse pad and carpet. Well, I haven't had a sip of Cherry Coke or Dr. Pepper or anything of that nature in the studio since mid November. I believe that has contributed much to losing 19 pounds to this point.