Galileo, Galileo

We were driving home on Sunday after running an errand and I nearly swerved off the Interstate. I blame it on the sky. I mean, look at that! How am I supposed to concentrate on silly little things like staying between the lines when the whole freakin' sky is lighting up like that?! Tara was … Continue reading Galileo, Galileo

Live on Channel 8

I hate to admit this, but I may be turning into a curmudgeon in my old(er) age. Friday night, Tara and I decided to drive into downtown Portland for the Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Pioneer Square. Sounded like a great idea at the time. We'd grab a prime spot up front and enjoy the festive … Continue reading Live on Channel 8

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like (Tara’s in the Mood for) Christmas

A funny thing happened this year. My girlfriend came down with a serious case of Christmas spirit. Me? I always feel festive during the holiday season. I eat this jingle bells shit up. Way back in July, we were sitting outside on the patio, playing cribbage and enjoying an adult beverage, when I noticed that … Continue reading It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like (Tara’s in the Mood for) Christmas

I Paid $300 for Fake Bark

I sat down to write a Christmas-themed post and happened to notice that the time is exactly 12:25. Coincidence? I'll leave that up to you to decide. So here we are, a mere five days before the big holiday, a fact that is difficult to swallow. On the one hand, it doesn't feel as Christmasy … Continue reading I Paid $300 for Fake Bark

Have Yourself A Merry Little Car Bomb

I didn't realize when I decided, on a whim, to take the kids to Portland's 26th annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony, I'd nearly end up the victim of a terrorist attack. That would have been a real bummer; imagine if I'd been blown to bits during my first-ever tree-lighting experience. Talk about putting a damper … Continue reading Have Yourself A Merry Little Car Bomb