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Route 924 - Hazleton, PA
I work third shift at a gas station off of Interstate 81 in Hazleton. It's not easy to stare at those cupcakes all night long without eating them.
Jul 15, 2001
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Jul 2, 2001
I spent some time at Mom's house over the weekend.
- Left: Pop Pop taking a break from working on the van while Mom Mom looks down and my cousin Nicholas sits on his lap.
- Center: Pop Pop and my cousin Jessica.
- Right: Mom Mom tending to my mother's plants.
Apr 9, 2001
Mac Tonight (1987)
As much as I loved Ronald and the gang when I was growing up, my favorite thing about McDonald's in the 80's was Mac Tonight. I found this translite on eBay and my grandfather and I built a backlit box to enclose it. It's now hanging on the wall next to my desk. It plugs into an electrical outlet and turns on through a toggle switch. Seeing it always cheers me up.
Apr 8, 2001
You can't really see it too well in this picture, but the lighted box on the wall next to my desk is a McDonald's Mac Tonight translite sign. My grandfather and I built a lighted box for it. The light shining behind the sign gives it a 3-D effect.
Mar 8, 2001
Lili's Noodle Shop & Grill
Battery Park - New York, NY
Until two nights ago, the only ramen I've ever had were from packets of Oodles Of Noodles from the grocery store. I had a ramen topped with roast duck at Lili's, and it was one of the most delicious meals I have ever eaten. It's a world of difference from any instant ramen I've had before, much like a McDonalds hamburger is different from a Delmonico steak.
Mar 7, 2001
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Jan 28, 2001
Mrs. T's Pierogie Bowl
Schuylkill Mall - Frackville, PA
Yesterday afternoon, my grandfather won his age bracket at the 8th annual pierogie eating contest sponsored by Mrs. T's. He had a strategy going in - stuff two pierogies in your mouth in the beginning, and then just eat one pierogie for each one that his opponents were eating so that he'd stay one ahead.
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Jan 24, 2001
This photo was taken near the intersection of 49th St and 7th Ave in New York, across from the Playwright Tavern and Pax Wholesome Foods. There was a billboard for the Dune mini-series that aired on the Sci-Fi Channel last month on the building above Hoilihan's. I wanted a picture near it like the nerd that I am.
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WWF New York
Times Square - New York, NY
We had dinner at WWF New York. I picked the chicken wings instead of the cheesesteak because it comes in a collectible WWF bucket that they let you keep. They really missed a golden opportunity to call them the "Cross Face Chicken Wings".
The place is pretty cool. They're promoting the heck out of Chyna and the XFL. There were tons of copies of Chyna's Playboy for sale, as well as footballs, pennants, shirts and everything else you can think of with the XFL and team logos. I was tempted to pick up a New York Hitmen shirt, but they're pretty expensive.
Chyna was there at the time, but I didn't get to meet her. I think she was having dinner with a fan, but I can't say for sure. She was at a table and there was a camera crew filming her and her guests. She's pretty awesome.