Archive for July, 2004

Letter to my landlord

Thursday, July 29th, 2004

I hand-delivered this note to my landlord’s office a few moments ago: July 29, 2004 ***** Properties ATTN: **** *** *** Goodman St N Rochester, NY 14607-**** Dear ****: I called 911 this morning around 5:55 after the domestic dispute in apartment 21 escalated and I heard the female yell, ?Give me the God damned […]

Off the scope

Tuesday, July 27th, 2004

Just a quick check-in. I’m not updating for a bit here because I’m tr?s busy. I’m delivering one web site on Thursday, have another in the works and picked up two today. Fortunately, (or unfortunately depending) these are all “make me a design (read: set of templates) and I’ll maintain it myself” sites. Which is […]

Record rains

Friday, July 16th, 2004

It looks like we’re in for another record-setting month of rain. Yesterday we got nearly 1? inches of it in a single storm. It’s rained nearly continuously since then and it’s forecast right through the weekend. Fortunately, April-like temperatures have not returned. It’s been early May-like with highs in the 60s. Yee hah! Of course, […]

Thirteen years

Friday, July 16th, 2004

It was 13 years ago this month that my father had his first heart attacks. He had an athrectomy to clear the blockage. I had a look at my life and took the first tentative steps into recovery. Last week my dad gave in to reality and went to the hospital again. He had an […]

Café or laptop shop?

Friday, July 16th, 2004

I went with a friend for coffee this morning to Spin Caffe [sic] on Park Ave. Not counting the two of us, there were six people there. Five of them had laptops out in some degree of real or feigned usage, the sixth left his in the bag. I just don’t get it. Don’t these […]

Testing, testing…

Thursday, July 15th, 2004

I completed a project today for a client. I’m delivering the work tomorrow. Actually, it’s up already on the server. it’s just not tied in to the rest of their site. That’s just a matter uploaded two changed menu files. The test is going to be seeing what becomes of my mental state afterwards. Will […]

Urban jungle

Saturday, July 10th, 2004

A while back I learned that this building was trouble. It wasn’t so much a crtack house as it was a crack mall, what with 20 units and all. Five or six years ago the current landlord bought it. I’m guessing the goals was to clean up the neighborhood since he owns Village Gate Square […]

Profiled redux

Thursday, July 8th, 2004

I’m keeping up my .500 average at Auburn. I was “randomly” selected again today for the drug screening. Sgt P., who appears to do the seletion, doesn’t seem to remember me from one time to the next, but the CO who administers the scan remembers me now. I promised to see him again in September. […]

COPS: Rochester, NY

Sunday, July 4th, 2004

This week on COPS: After midnight on a Fourth of July weekend Saturday, Officers Lyons and Costello respond to calls complaining of a loud television and barking dog at an otherwise quiet and orderly apartment building. They arrive at apartment four to find the door unlocked, no one home, all the lights on, all the […]