Category Archives: Places

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My former colleagues over at the TU had the least fun kind of animal visitor today.

Seneca River hike, Memorial Day weekend

There’s a new trail along the Seneca River, and my dad and I thought we would check it out while I was visiting. It’s very lovely, but not very long. And there are a lot of B’ville Diner cups. After the paved trail ends, things get kind of weird.

Baldwinsville schools above-ground bunker? I don't know what this was.

Baldwinsville schools above-ground bunker? I don’t know what this was.

Yeah, I don't know.

Yeah, I don’t know.

I learned how to panorama on my iPhone.

I learned how to panorama on my iPhone.

Geeses!

Geeses!

Riverview Cemetery, Baldwinsville

Riverview Cemetery, Baldwinsville

I take a lot of pictures looking down paths with an annoyed dog looking back at me.

I take a lot of pictures looking down paths with an annoyed dog looking back at me.

Used to be a railroad bridge. I think?

Used to be a railroad bridge. I think?

Spot the doggie.

Spot the doggie.

The breeze in her ears.

The breeze in her ears.

Ahh.

Ahh.

Very funny, autocorrect

I think this is racist.

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When your phone rings at 3:30 AM, the news is never good

I’m visiting my parents for the holidays. It’s 3:30 AM. The phone rings. The answering machine gets it before any of us pick up/get to a phone. Caller ID is blocked.

When your phone rings at 3:30 AM, it’s never good. It’s horrible, life-changing news, it’s a wrong number, or your idiot night owl daughter sat on her Blackberry and pocket-dialed you (ahem).

The answering machine picks up, and sleepy and confused, we listen. It’s a woman who sounds like she’s in her twenties, drunk and slurring her words:

“Hey, it’s me. I just found out I’m pregnant. So when you get this, call me back.”

On the off-chance that you placed this phone call, please don’t be mad at the intended recipient when he (I’ll just go ahead and assume it’s a “he”) doesn’t call you back. I really would have called you back to let you know if I had any idea who you are.