• Pasta that dad cooked at his apartment.
    Urban Life

    Pasta With Good Old DAD!!!!!

    Yesterday was a very busy day. Not only did I have a lot of important stuff to do in the morning, I had to do some work on my blog. Starting and maintaining a blog takes more work than anybody…

  • Full view of Strange looking tree at end of St Paul BLVD.
    Urban Life

    The Definition Of A True Friend

    We were parked in front of the pier by Lake Ontario. There was a light cool breeze that made the tree branches sway. All the fishermen were sitting in their folding chairs and waiting for the fish to bite on…

  • Me standing at end of Veterans Memorial bridge.
    Urban Life

    The Feeling Of Free!!!

    This past Sunday I did something amazing. YES I DID!!! I got to spend some time with my dad. Something I haven’t done much of in the past. You may be scratching your head and wondering why. Well, I’ll tell…

  • Mom holding her cat Mindy.
    Urban Life

    Mom Loves Saving Stray Cats

    Every morning there’s a fur ball ritual that takes place. As soon as my mom opens the outside door, she’s bombarded with big hungry eyes and whiskers. About 7 cats scatter away from the door and follow her like a…

  • Andy Thousand
    Urban Life

    How To Move On Once The Pain Stops

    As you already know, there’s been a lot of changes in my life recently. The first one would be getting out of a job that was literally killing me. For twenty years I worked this job and towards the last…

  • Blog banner on andythousand.com
    Urban Life

    Writing The Next Chapter Of My Life

    I’m going to share something that’s very serious and important to me. Whenever I think about it I get very emotional because for the longest time its been a huge part of my life. And for the longest time haven’t…

  • Far away view of roll coating wheel.
    Urban Life

    Giant Kodak Film Coating Wheel

    Many years ago Eastman Kodak Company was the largest employer in the Rochester, New York region. Each day thousands of workers would fill the multiple massive buildings that once lined West Ridge Road. This created a wealthy economy living in…

  • close up view of that amazing pre-cooked walmart chicken.
    Food

    The Crazy Life Of A Pre-Cooked Chicken

    Now that I’ve gotten your attention, I’m going to tell you a wild chicken story. Don’t worry, it won’t be about a psychotic chicken that pecks and scratches people. Even though I’m sure that’s possible.   The story I’m about…