I’m in Buffalo visiting my grandfather, and there are a few things I’ve noticed.
1. Suburbs are eerily quiet and dark when you’re used to city nights.
2. Loganberry is actually pretty disgusting, but I insist on drinking some every time I’m in town.
3. “Rush hour” here is light compared to “no traffic” in New York.
None of these things should surprise me – I grew up here, for Pete’s sake – but after eleven years gone, six of those spent in NYC, different things always strike me when I come to visit.
What are you up to this weekend?
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I don’t get this. Maybe one of you lovely people can help? I was contacted by a recruiter who also contacted a friend of mine. I’m employed. My friend is not. They told him the pay was around 80k. They asked me what my pay was (I’m much lower) and when I told them I’d only think of switching if the job was 80k (cause that’s what it is) he told me it was unrealistic to expect that kind of a pay bump. Wtf…so because I’m currently employed for much less I can’t get the same amount as someone who is going from unemployed to employed? What the actual fuck is the logic there…
Rawr…I’m so grumpy now because of that conversation.
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BUFFALO IS WHERE I AM FROM.
ME TOO. I just haven’t lived here since 2002.
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It’s my birthday today!! And I’m in Colorado! Going on a birthday hike! :)
All the cool people have birthdays this weekend :) Enjoy!
Awesome birthday weekenders high five!
Lucky you! Colorado is beauutiful. Happy Birthday! :)
Oi, where’s everyone?
It’s my birthday!
Eep!! Happy birthday!
P.S. Someday this cake will be mine.
I know right?!? And as I didn’t have cake, this is much much much appreciated.
Happy happy birthday!
You’re welcome. :) Now go eat some cake! Right now!
Still no cake! :( Had churros though, will probably eat some more crÃªpes tomorrow.
YAY BIRTHDAY! Mine was last weekend, and I had a nice weekend of laziness. Just like this one. I will drink the rest of my last beer* in your honor.
*I’m picky about beer and won’t drink cheap stuff, so it’s a local brew that’s $8 a six-pack. It’s the last beer in the pack and I’m too broke to buy another pack for a while.
I’m flattered and honoured, Sheena. I’m on a tiny holiday now, so with even more laziness than usual on my birthday.
Happy Birthday! Cat gif for you!
N’aww that face, thank you!
I NEED THAT KITTEN.
Happy birthday! Hope you had a day filled with stroopwafels*!
*which is my idea of a good birthday
I wish I could send you a care package of stroopwafels. I usually prefer Luikse wafels though, or the stroopwafel must be freshly created and still warm and sticky.
Would you believe I have never had a fresh one? I must remedy that next time I’m in your neck of the woods.
For shame! You need one that has hot waffles and get them glued together by the syrup right in front of you. Mmmm.