Thursday, September 20, 2001
JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #141: Barrie's Works PannedIt's been little more than a week now since America was attacked by terrorists. It may be inappropriate to some of you for me to go on with a regular update business-as-usual, but that's what I'm going to do. I saw the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday and The Late Show with David Letterman on Monday. Both of them are still quite upset about the attack and felt it inappropriate to be humorous. I understand their concerns but I disagree with their conclusion--you can't swing a dead cat and not run into a discussion about the attack, and I think some people just want to get away for a moment ... so if you want to get away from the inanity here and find something nane, try the Yahoo! Emergency Services page to start with. Otherwise, here goes ...
Oh, one last little thing: I had been trying to keep the flag on my car from fraying so I put some stuff on it to seal it. Unfortunately that made it whip around even more ferociously in the wind on the front of the car, and on Wednesday it broke free and flew away.
Last weekend I went to Syracuse for my friends wedding. Presumably due to the attacks earlier in the week, more than half of the invited guests didn't show up. Anyway, the wedding went alright anyway and I think everybody there had a pretty good time. The reception ended around 11 so we had some time to go around Syracuse. I asked the young-uns working at the reception hall and they said there wasn't much of a live music scene, but to check out Armory Square near the corner of Walton and S. Clinton.
We got out there around midnight and I asked the hot dog vendor where to find some live music. He suggested Armory High (which used to be Styleen's) around the corner at 314 S Franklin St. Indeed they did have live music ... the place was about the same size as Milestones except with Genny on tap (I had a Genny Cream Ale on tap) and without all the "we hate our customers" crap. It turned out Doctor Pocket was playing. I think I saw them a year ago at Richmond's ... my impression was vague and fairly neutral. After having seen them again, my impression is vague and fairly neutral ... they're a modern rock band with a groove rock bent. I asked the bouncer if there was anyplace else and he suggested a place which was 10 minutes by car but required more than two turns so I couldn't remember. Since it was only a half-hour until two, he suggested The Blue Tusk at 165 Walton St.
That place is pretty cool. They play good music and they probably have a hundred beers on tap. The bouncer (this gigantic bald guy wearing sunglasses, a worn leather jacket with spikes, skulls and chains) kept reminding people that he was on vacation as of closing time so he was pretty gung-ho about getting out of there. All this while sipping a raspberry wine from some curvy stemware glass.
Prior to the weekend, on Thursday (the 13th--of September--of 2001 ...) I joined the Single Volunteers of Rochester at Foodlink (936 Exchange St .) to volunteer to sort food. Foodlink has a pretty efficient system there ... a couple people at the head of the conveyor take items from unsorted boxes. Along the sides, five to ten people sort the items into boxes by category and when one of the boxes gets full, they put it on the conveyor. When it gets to the end, someone is there to label it and put it on the scale to be weighed (that was my job.) There's someone with a list at the scale who notes the weight by category and puts it on a palette which is moved to another part of the warehouse. They have one truck they take to the west side and east side of the city and cover nine counties, bringing the food to soup kitchens and such.
The singles there were mostly women from about 23 to 35. We went to Nathaniels (251 Exchange Blvd., formerly Boston Brew Company) afterward for some wings and drinks. In all it was quite a good time.
John Montgomery's Creep of the Week
The 911 Terrorists
Internet Movie Database
On this day ... September 20
Link of the Week:
The Civil Rights Complaint Hotline is the place to go if you experience violations of civil rights against Americans because of their ethnicity--especially in light of the attacks on September 11 and the effect it has on people from the middle east.
Rochester Goes Out (D&C)
Yahoo! Weather for Rochester
You buy stuff at X10.com and I get store credit.
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