Okay, I’ve decided to start my new Peoria blog the first week of December. I start my new job a week from today and I want to get settled in to that before I start blogging. Till then I thought I’d update this blog on every Monday up till the first week of December. These are just going to be mini posts, as I don’t want to do full-fledged Peoria blogs till the new one goes up.

By now we’ve all heard plenty about Hurricane Sandy.
It’s supposed to be hitting New York today and I wish all my friends there good luck and safety. It reminded me of Hurricane Tropical Storm Irene, that landed in New York over a year ago. Here’s some links to my reporting on that:

Looking For A Flashlight

The Food Emporium

Old Town Bar


Once again, I hope this is a somewhat “false” alarm like Hurricane Tropical Storm Irene was a year ago.

On a totally different note, I’m really liking my new apartment and will post photos of it when the new blog goes up in December, but in the meantime, check this out...

They have an ice machine here on the ground floor. It makes me feel like I'm living in a hotel!

And two grills outside that everyone can use. I can’t wait to make a cheeseburger on one of them! Best wishes to all my friends in New York, be safe and batten down your hatches!

Further Reading: NY Times, Wikipedia and

Sandy the fireworks are hailin' over Little Eden tonight.

Surprise link, click on it...I dare you!


Hello Peoria!

I know I said the last post would be the final post on this blog, but I thought I'd put up an update here for the hell of it. I don't know how many people will see it, because the numbers are down because everyone thinks I've put this blog to rest, but what the hell, here's an update. I've only been in Peoria a week and already I've got an apartment, a car and a job. I'll post more about the car and a little about the blog on my new blog when that's up and running (probably sometime between mid November and the first week of December), but here's a few shots of my apartment. My stuff just got here yesterday and I'm starting to unpack and try to put this place together. It's a really nice little studio apartment on the north side of Peoria, here's a few shots of it. I may have another update or two before I start the new blog, so stay tuned and have a great weekend!

This is the back area of my new pad, my bed is behind the futon which has been imported from my New York apartment.

Here's the front area of the place, there's boxes and shit everywhere, I'm hoping to have it all put together in a week or two.

Many stacks of books and I still have about ten boxes to unpack.

More leaning towers of books. I think I'm going to have to invest in a couple of cheap-ass bookcases to put all these in.

Here's the kitchen area and yes, Virginia, there is an actual stove! I'm anxious to start cooking some creations on that. And of course I need to fill the refrigerator up with regular (Budweiser.)

This is the bathroom area and more boxes of books to unload. Although I do have to admit, it's easier unpacking than packing.

Obligatory bathroom mirror shot!

Huh, what's that in the shower?


Further Reading: Wikipedia, Peoria Journal Star and Peoria River Front.

Gimme, gimme shelter,
Or I'm gonna fade away.

Surprise link, click on it...I dare you!


Goodbye NYC...

I'm leaving on a jet plane...

Don't know when I'll be back again...