Catch Me If You Can

Have you ever seen the movie Catch Me If You Can? It stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Frank Abagnale, a real-life con man who successfully posed as a pilot, a doctor, and an attorney in the 1960s before being captured by the FBI. It's a great film, and an amazing story. I'd always wondered how somebody could … Continue reading Catch Me If You Can

Didn’t See That Curveball Coming

I like to shop at thrift stores. Not because I'm cheap, but... OK, fine. It's because I'm cheap. Though I prefer to call it "fiscally responsible." Why should I go to Kohl's and pay twenty bucks for a shirt when I can go to Value Village and pay $2.00 for that same shirt? I'd rather … Continue reading Didn’t See That Curveball Coming

You Say Coke, I Say Caine

Tara and I bought new bicycles over the weekend. I hadn't been bike shopping in a long time, so I was a bit surprised by how much had changed. (And by "how much," I mainly mean price. These things ain't cheap)! What can I say? I own a ten-year old Huffy. I'm hardly a two-wheel … Continue reading You Say Coke, I Say Caine

The Accidental Sunset

Friday evening, we stumbled upon one of the most beautiful sunsets we had ever seen. I say "stumbled upon" because we did not set out in search of a sunset. We'd actually decided to celebrate the end of the work week with dinner at Beaches, on the Columbia River waterfront. We got there a little … Continue reading The Accidental Sunset

Photo Bombs

Last year, one of my blogging buddies - the estimable (and soon-to-be-wed) Jess Witkins - "introduced" me to a friend of hers on Facebook named Todd Youngman. She thought our senses of humor were similar, and we might get along. Jess and I have read each other a long time now; I think of her … Continue reading Photo Bombs

So What?

Our closest star is a cruel and indiscriminate beast, inflicting its wrath upon my hapless skin with wild abandon. Guess who got a sunburn yesterday? Aside from that and an array of mosquito bites, my weekend was pretty stellar. Thursday night we went to the movies and saw Edge of Tomorrow. Think Groundhog Day meets Saving Private Ryan meets Alien. Neither of us … Continue reading So What?

Carnival and Kangaroos

Oops, I did it again. Subconsciously, I've been on a quest to simplify my life. I feel there are too many distractions in the modern world, and they're getting in the way of the truly important things. Excellent case in point: I love reading, but usually only have time for that before bed. Up until … Continue reading Carnival and Kangaroos