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Niagara's Journal
Niagara's Journal
June 20, 2024

5:30 PM Power went out

I'm in the kitchen cooking dinner and luckily have a gas stove so I'm able to use the stovetop.

Power outages don't happen here too often but when it does it's generally when I'm cooking dinner. It happened yesterday in another part of Buffalo in Tonawanda and Amherst I believe.

I hope it's not out too long, its too hot for this. 🔥🥵

April 9, 2024

(Update:4-10-24 AM) I'll most likely be noticeably absent from DU momentarily.

Yesterday, I prepped a bunch of friendly road trip food for myself and I made Hello Dollie treats for my passenger. I ran the dishwasher and completed a load of laundry.

I knew that we had an awesome community here on DU. I hadn't expected so much love and support and it's greatly appreciated. Thank you, DU!

I now have the vehicle loaded up and will be headed out shortly. Peace and love to you.


My 97 year young grandmother has succumbed to dementia. I didn't say anything right away since I knew that I would have to wait for details on final arrangements.

I have long distance driving ahead of me, almost 400 miles each way.

I'll have my phone on me so I might sneak in on occasion and I'll most likely will be able to rec a few OP's here and there.

It hasn't really hit me yet which is odd for me. I haven't really figured out what my emotions are right now. I'm actually dreading being around all my cousins, aunts and uncles. I've cut ties with them eons ago because they're politically toxic.

I need to go finish preparing road food and packing.


November 18, 2023

Oh, John Francis Bongiovi Jr. AKA Bon Jovi.

This is an OP that was inspired by bigtree's OP.


America has an absolute Rock Star (in more ways than one), that created a restaurant named JBJ Soul Kitchen. This is a non-profit farm to table community restaurant that feeds those in need.

Bongiovi is from New Jersey and that's where both locations are for his foundation.


October 1, 2023

Dad Jokes.

Once upon a time, I use to be a Cafeteria Assistant at a public school. I would tell my lunchtime students jokes every Friday.

I came across some of the jokes that I would share with them. If you don't like what you see, keep scrolling. There's absolutely no reason to be rude. Thank you.

Q: Why did the turtle cross the road?

A: To get to the shell station

Q:Why do crows sit on telephone wires?

A: So that they can make long distance caws.


Q: Why can't the bicycle stand by itself?

A: Because it's two tired!


Q: Why did grandma put wheels on her rocking chair?

A: So she could rock and roll.


Q: Why did the man run around his bed?

A: He wanted to catch up on his sleep.

August 15, 2023

Will your star membership end this week or between now and August 2024?

Right now, I'm currently seeing quite a few of gold star members.

Last August for the Summer Fund Drive I was able to gift two wonderful members star memberships. I would love to do this again for other members. The problem is I don't know when other members star memberships expire, I would imagine quite a few in August. I'm sure some DU'ers would prefer to purchase their own star membership and that's okay too.

We're missing a few members that I would like see here more often as well.

I'm going to finish getting ready so that I can get to work. If you would like to reply in this thread what month/year your star membership ends so that possibly other members can gift, please let us know.

I'll check back later.

Have a marvelous day, DU!

August 20, 2021

Adding on to irisblue's Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center OP.

Which can be found here: https://democraticunderground.com/100215761473

I wanted to add a link and to the gallery that contained larger images of the Covid crisis at Ochsner's Medical Center.

Here's to all medical and hospital staff everywhere that are overwhelmed, tired and frustrated. You are all hero's. This includes food service, housekeeping, janitorial, clerical, porters, volunteers, and whoever else that I forgot to mention.

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