Where There’s Smoke, There’s Idiots

5:30 Sunday morning we were lying in bed, awake, because…well, we’re freaks, I guess. There's no other logical explanation. In any case, our alarm was set for 6:00 a.m. anyway (see? Freaks!), so when Tara said, “Want to drive out to Cape Horn to catch the sunrise?” I did not resist as much as I … Continue reading Where There’s Smoke, There’s Idiots

You Can Ring My Bell

We had the longest, most hilarious debate at work on Friday. It all started when I walked with Sarah to the post office. There was one of those bells on the counter that said “ring for service,” and nobody up front, so I did as instructed and rang it for service. This caused Sarah to … Continue reading You Can Ring My Bell

A Francisco Clause

The Tape Face show on Friday night turned out to be lots of fun. Well, fun in retrospect, because throughout the performance I was paranoid I was going to be yanked onstage and humiliated, like the poor fella who had to face off with the comedian in a light saber duel involving a limp tape … Continue reading A Francisco Clause

Bacheloring it Up

It’s been a pretty full weekend so far. I’m trying to downshift today, but still have some errands to run. Which is fine, because I get antsy just sitting around the apartment anyway. Tara is in Nevada for a visit with friends and family, so I've been "bacheloring it up," you might say. In my … Continue reading Bacheloring it Up

The Long and Short of It

I just finished reading my 5th book of the year! I know that isn’t a huge number to a lot of people, but for me it’s pretty good and puts me on track to blow my modest Goodreads 12-book reading goal out of the water. This no-looking-at-the-phone-in-bed rule I instituted at the beginning of the year - … Continue reading The Long and Short of It

Puffy Coats and Cat Sweaters

Audrey bought a sweater for our cat today. Suffice it to say, she was not a fan of playing dress-up. Poor Sydney. You can practically see "you shitty humans" written all over her face. Hey, I thought she was cute! Last week was pretty interesting. I ended up working from home  Thursday and Friday due to … Continue reading Puffy Coats and Cat Sweaters

The “S” Word

Tara and I drove into Portland yesterday to pick up a few things (an $11.45 bag of Jacobsen sea salt, a bottle of Wild Roots Marionberry infused vodka, a package of smoked steelhead trout - god, we’re weird). While on Sandy Blvd. we drove past a huge vintage store we had never seen before and … Continue reading The “S” Word

That Time I Met The Boss

I can sum up the most surreal ten seconds of my life in a single photograph captured for posterity: I don’t even know where to begin. How often does one get the opportunity to meet a famous person whom they have admired their whole life? And after doing so, how does one find the proper words to sum up … Continue reading That Time I Met The Boss

Beautiful and Treacherous

We are back home today. Smartest move I ever made? Taking the day off. I knew we'd want a chance to recuperate. What I did not expect was for the city to shut down thanks to a surprise snow and ice storm yesterday - one that made the long drive back both beautiful and treacherous. … Continue reading Beautiful and Treacherous