I leave for four fun-filled work days in Vegas on Sunday. What this means to you: no posts until Thursday at the earliest. I know I’ve been kinda spotty with the bloggin’ lately, so five days without something new won’t feel all that different to you. I promise to give daily blogs my full attention […]
Archive for April, 2006
GTB may think that Oregon is God’s country, but I’m starting to think of it as “Land of Irony.” This is just awesome.
Oregon liquor agency chief out in DUI
I admit it, I am spoiled. After living in (at least) two-newspaper cities for almost ten years, I expect a lot from my news sources. Mostly in that I expect a lot of news. Yes, it’s true that the Seattle Post Intelligencer and the Seattle Times often run the same stories. And we all get […]
A couple of weeks ago, GTB and I drove by a Wendy’s and noticed that their sign said, “Try our new Frescata!”
“Oooh, what’s a Frescata?” we wondered aloud. It sounds so fresh, so fruity, so refreshing.
My guess was that it’s a Slurpee-like concoction of Fresca and ice, all blended together in a cold, crisp, […]
Of the 21 days I’ve been in Portland, I think there have been four nights total that I didn’t have at least one beer. Between hosting parties, going out for dinner with GTB, or having a drink with friends who want to welcome me to town, I’ve been imbibing quite a bit lately.
And it’s […]
For the drive to Hometown on Saturday morning, I asked GTB to play me something buttrock-esque. I don’t have anything like that on my iPod and he left his at home. So he grabbed his CDs and improvised. I saw him slip something into the player that said, “70s Mix.” I figured that was OK. […]
I don’t do Yoga. I know, I know. I really should. I know this. I do. I’ve even had doctors (the kind of doctors who check your reflexes with sharp taps to your knee) vigorously encourage me to start taking Yoga classes. Apparently, I don’t relax well, or something.
But I don’t. I work out […]
There is a chapter in Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point that is about addiction. The way ol’ Malc sees it, there are two types of people in the world: those who are physiologically prone to addiction … and chippers. Chippers are those lucky souls who, for some reason, don’t have the chemical makeup that gives […]
Last Friday, the very cool people in my new office asked me if I had plans for the evening. They had tickets to that night’s Blazers game against the Sonics. GTB and I had talked a little about hooking up with a few of his friends, but nothing was solid. When I emailed him to […]
The Last Temptation of Christ is one of my favorite movies of all time. Top five, definitely. The book is right up there too. So I found this piece of news fascinating. Looks like Nikos Kazantzakis knew some shit.
Ancient Gospel portrays ‘Good Judas’