NNWM/5: Falling Back

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 theContinue reading “NNWM/5: Falling Back”

On Pleasure, Guilt, and Onion Rings

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 lastContinue reading “On Pleasure, Guilt, and Onion Rings”

Chain Reactions: The Best in the Northwest

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’sContinue reading “Chain Reactions: The Best in the Northwest”

Breakfast of Champions…?

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 anythingContinue reading “Breakfast of Champions…?”

I Bought a Woodpecker

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 andContinue reading “I Bought a Woodpecker”

This is literally my best blog post ever.

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 toContinue reading “This is literally my best blog post ever.”