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for the second straight weekend, i lived a life worth thirty-million words in the currency of photos, and still no digital camera.

the last friday night lights, the trip to syracuse and rochester… and no photographic proof of anything.

the reason?

a couple weeks ago while trying to hold fifteen things and accomplish another ten… i accidently dropped my digital camera while on with the lens “erected” (hehe). the camera hit the hardwood floor lens first, breaking the most important piece of the camera. for the second time, i had dropped my camera while on, with a crooked lens as the final product.

thankfully, i purchased the full accidental coverage plan from best buy. i dropped the broken photo taker off sunday, with a promise that it’d be repaired and shipped to my door within’ a week and a half.

it’s been a minute now. over three weeks to be exact. no correspondence. no camera. nothing.

i don’t know what the geek squad is up to. you’d think – with best buy being a national store, and the geek squad comprised of a bunch of nerds, the work would be handled effectively and efficiently with regards to quality and time.

not so much i suppose.
nonetheless, i spent the weekend having all sorts of fun. after a long and eventful night at the woods, i spent saturday morning driving up to syracuse. first stop – wegmans (which also sells beer and stays open 24 hours). after a quick shower and wardrobe change, i ventured to the campus of my alma mater, syracuse university. amidst a copious amount of traffic due to the horrific football game and parents weekend, i somehow managed to find a parking spot right across from my destination, watson hall. for some reason, the parking gods always shine down on me when i arrive on the hill.

i spent the next 45 minutes in the darkroom with photographer extrordinaire pete jagdeo. wanna see the results? click here.

more running around – to delta sonic for a car wash, the rennaisance hotel for equipment set-up, a drive back to liverpool to pick up my little cousin, and another trip to the big dubs for some grub (nick and i love the asian food – he chows down on the bbq pork ribs, i opt for sushi and rice).

the night ended in usual syracuse fashion. after throwing down a set on the 20th floor of the rennaisance hotel for delta gamma’s fall formal, i scurried to chuck’s to rekindle my college days/meet up with friends. left at last call for my favorite all-night italian diner, barbieri’s, and called it a night.

i snagged five hours of sleep at my aunt’s. the day started early for a sunday, with a 10am breakfast appointment back at the rennaisance. my friend patrice innocenti’s parents were in town, so we met up to catch up.

for those who don’t know, patrice is the reason i ended up on msnbc four times last year. she’s only a sophomore – i know, amazing. that’s another post for another time.

the weekend of great company, food, and stories was in full tilt, with no sign of letting up. i left breakfast around noon to meet up with bht’s own justin bryant. we headed up i-90 to rochester, his old stomping grounds, and about an hour and a half away from mine. there we settled for lots of not-so-healthy but oh-so-good grub, along with more catching up with old friends. plus, the bills won – four straight!

all in all, an amazing weekend – busy, but filled with one thing after another to look forward to. however thanks to best buy, no one will be looking back on any of it…
for the second straight weekend, i lived a life worth thirty-million words in the currency of photos, and still no digital camera.

the last friday night lights, the trip to syracuse and rochester… and no photographic proof of anything.

the reason?

a couple weeks ago while trying to hold fifteen things and accomplish another ten… i accidently dropped my digital camera while on with the lens “erected” (hehe). the camera hit the hardwood floor lens first, breaking the most important piece of the camera. for the second time, i had dropped my camera while on, with a crooked lens as the final product.

thankfully, i purchased the full accidental coverage plan from best buy. i dropped the broken photo taker off sunday, with a promise that it’d be repaired and shipped to my door within’ a week and a half.

it’s been a minute now. over three weeks to be exact. no correspondence. no camera. nothing.

i don’t know what the geek squad is up to. you’d think – with best buy being a national store, and the geek squad comprised of a bunch of nerds, the work would be handled effectively and efficiently with regards to quality and time.

not so much i suppose.
nonetheless, i spent the weekend having all sorts of fun. after a long and eventful night at the woods, i spent saturday morning driving up to syracuse. first stop – wegmans (which also sells beer and stays open 24 hours). after a quick shower and wardrobe change, i ventured to the campus of my alma mater, syracuse university. amidst a copious amount of traffic due to the horrific football game and parents weekend, i somehow managed to find a parking spot right across from my destination, watson hall. for some reason, the parking gods always shine down on me when i arrive on the hill.

i spent the next 45 minutes in the darkroom with photographer extrordinaire pete jagdeo. wanna see the results? click here.

more running around – to delta sonic for a car wash, the rennaisance hotel for equipment set-up, a drive back to liverpool to pick up my little cousin, and another trip to the big dubs for some grub (nick and i love the asian food – he chows down on the bbq pork ribs, i opt for sushi and rice).

the night ended in usual syracuse fashion. after throwing down a set on the 20th floor of the rennaisance hotel for delta gamma’s fall formal, i scurried to chuck’s to rekindle my college days/meet up with friends. left at last call for my favorite all-night italian diner, barbieri’s, and called it a night.

i snagged five hours of sleep at my aunt’s. the day started early for a sunday, with a 10am breakfast appointment back at the rennaisance. my friend patrice innocenti’s parents were in town, so we met up to catch up.

for those who don’t know, patrice is the reason i ended up on msnbc four times last year. she’s only a sophomore – i know, amazing. that’s another post for another time.

the weekend of great company, food, and stories was in full tilt, with no sign of letting up. i left breakfast around noon to meet up with bht’s own justin bryant. we headed up i-90 to rochester, his old stomping grounds, and about an hour and a half away from mine. there we settled for lots of not-so-healthy but oh-so-good grub, along with more catching up with old friends. plus, the bills won – four straight!

all in all, an amazing weekend – busy, but filled with one thing after another to look forward to. however thanks to best buy, no one will be looking back on any of it…

if i weren’t happily taken, and she wasn’t a hoe – i would love to take kim kardashian out for a little baklava and grape leaves.

the amateur porn star and i share an armenian heritage. and that’s where our similarities end.

i set two alarms for a number of reasons.

first, i’ve been prone to sleep through one. sometimes both isn’t enough – but that’s once in a great while, after going beyond twenty-four hours without sleep.

the second – is that alarms are not human, but are not perfect either. sometimes the alarms don’t fire off. other times, the power goes out.

cue this afternoon.

i set both my dresser-clock and my cell phone for 12:30. i awoke at 12:45 to my cell phone’s extremely annoying ring tone. the gf cringes every time it rings. as i looked over to my clock, i noticed something peculiar.

there were no digits on the display – just a blank stare.

a quick perusing of the room and the apartment building led me to the unfortunate news that the building lacked power. bummer – considering i needed to shave and shower for an early meeting here at the bht world headquarters.

instead – i carefully brushed my teeth, threw on some clothes, and moped in here. ever try squeezing toothpaste onto the brush in the dark? not an easy task my friend.

i’m going to jet home real quick, grab the laptop and dinner, and come back for more blogging fun.

power permitting – i might even shower.

if i weren’t happily taken, and she wasn’t a hoe – i would love to take kim kardashian out for a little baklava and grape leaves.

the amateur porn star and i share an armenian heritage. and that’s where our similarities end.

i set two alarms for a number of reasons.

first, i’ve been prone to sleep through one. sometimes both isn’t enough – but that’s once in a great while, after going beyond twenty-four hours without sleep.

the second – is that alarms are not human, but are not perfect either. sometimes the alarms don’t fire off. other times, the power goes out.

cue this afternoon.

i set both my dresser-clock and my cell phone for 12:30. i awoke at 12:45 to my cell phone’s extremely annoying ring tone. the gf cringes every time it rings. as i looked over to my clock, i noticed something peculiar.

there were no digits on the display – just a blank stare.

a quick perusing of the room and the apartment building led me to the unfortunate news that the building lacked power. bummer – considering i needed to shave and shower for an early meeting here at the bht world headquarters.

instead – i carefully brushed my teeth, threw on some clothes, and moped in here. ever try squeezing toothpaste onto the brush in the dark? not an easy task my friend.

i’m going to jet home real quick, grab the laptop and dinner, and come back for more blogging fun.

power permitting – i might even shower.

the copious amount of pictures from last weekend shenanigans (this weekend’s ailments left me shenanigan-less).

for the words that go with the pictures, click here.








tmz‘s michael hundgen joined the show thursday night (11.01) with the details on paris hilton’s run-in with a canadian adult store. (hundgen can be seen weekdays on “tmz tv”, airing at 6:30p on channel 38 the cw. )

click here for the details.

so, let’s start out by stating the now obvious – i’m still alive.

maybe you were inclined to think otherwise after realising that i was absent from the airwaves friday night, and absent from this blog since late thursday. it’s been one heck of a weekend, as i’ve been way south of the weather.

thanks for understanding, and of course, thanks for the love. tons of pics from halloween weekend shenanigans as well as more frivolous celeb chatter on the way.

– ralphie.

the copious amount of pictures from last weekend shenanigans (this weekend’s ailments left me shenanigan-less).

for the words that go with the pictures, click here.