I slept like a rock last night. One of my favorite features on the Fitbit is the sleep tracker, which measures how long you sleep each night, including periods of restlessness and number of minutes awake. It's all based on your movement, and while obviously it's not 100% accurate - if I'm sitting on the … Continue reading NNWM/5: Falling Back
I've been waging an internal war over onion rings this week. Every summer, our fabulous local burger chain, Burgerville, rolls out their seasonal Walla Walla onion rings. These babies are amazing! Big, sweet slices of Washington state onions rolled in panko breadcrumbs and deep fried to crispy golden perfection. Here's a photo I took last … Continue reading On Pleasure, Guilt, and Onion Rings
One of my friends "checked in" to In-N-Out Burger on Facebook the other day, and I commented that I was jealous. Because I love In-N-Out Burger, but there are no In-N-Out Burgers even remotely close to where I live. The nearest is two states and about seven hours south of here, which explains why it's … Continue reading Chain Reactions: The Best in the Northwest
I work with an interesting group of people at my new job. There are three graphics designers who sit in the room opposite ours (by “ours” I mean me and two web developers). We share a “window” with graphics – really just a pair of rectangles cut into the wall – so conversations are anything … Continue reading Breakfast of Champions…?
A couple of months ago, I bought a woodpecker. Tara and I were in Portland, eating lunch from the food cart pod on SW 10th & Alder. There was a toy store across the street, and on a whim we decided to stop in and browse. There was the usual assortment of board games and … Continue reading I Bought a Woodpecker
A friend of mine compared me to Rob Lowe the other day. I was initially thrilled - after all, he's still considered eye candy by the ladies, right? Only she wasn't referring to the man himself or his looks but, rather, to his character on Parks And Recreation, Chris Traeger. First off, I have to … Continue reading This is literally my best blog post ever.
The weather around these parts lately has been - hmm, how to phrase this most optimistically? - less than stellar. Let's start with March. We had measurable rain in Portland 29 out of 31 days. Even for the notoriously soggy Pacific Northwest, that's a lot! It was also the 5th-wettest March on record, and the … Continue reading You Can’t Take The Sky From Me