When last I touched base, Todd the Vinyl Planking Guy had just broken a screen door window, tried to blame it on a bird, and ended up a few boxes short of flooring. Boy, Thursday was a weird day. But Friday was better. Todd showed up at 9:30, immediately apologizing for being late. He was … Continue reading 24 inconvenient hours and nary a baño.
Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a…guitar?!
You know what’s funny? Going through your phone on Monday morning and finding a photo from Saturday night you don’t even remember taking. That’s the sign of a great weekend! The photo wasn’t even of me. It was Tara, dancing in front of a mural in Art Alley after dark. She may have paid for … Continue reading Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a…guitar?!
Shirley, She Can’t Be Serious
We have a built-in shelving unit in the basement that Doris must have installed ages ago. Not sure what she used it for, but we keep our DVD collection there. Yes, we still have a DVD collection. Yesterday, Tara and I were browsing the St. Joes Antique Mall. It's 21,000 square feet of vintage-y goodness … Continue reading Shirley, She Can’t Be Serious
Ready, Cassette, Go
A few days ago, my dad told me he had a boxful of cassette tapes he wanted to get rid of, and asked me if I was interested before he tossed them. "Thanks, but no thanks," I replied. And then I saw this article and was like, wait a second. Maybe I was a bit … Continue reading Ready, Cassette, Go
What’s the 411?
Last week, we paid Audrey to catalogue* our record collection. *As an aside, I realize that "catalog" is the more common spelling of this word in American English, but I prefer the European version. I also favor favour and find colour more colorful than color. However, I refuse to belabor the point and call our holiday Labour Day. I'm funny when it … Continue reading What’s the 411?
My Hamster Ate The Piano Man
Earlier this week, Tara and I helped out a close friend by delivering copies of her free publication, Portland Book Review, to a bunch of local businesses. We had had Chris over for dinner one day last week so she could meet my girlfriend. Chris and I go way back - once upon a time we … Continue reading My Hamster Ate The Piano Man
A Retro Dude in a Digital Age
Got A Whole Lava Love Sometimes I feel like I was born in the wrong decade. This realization dawned on me yesterday. Probably when I was listening to my Woodstock record while my living room was lit up with the glow from my lava lamps. I've always been drawn to the styles and trends of … Continue reading A Retro Dude in a Digital Age