Gettin’ Jiggly With It

Look, I can understand closing down certain non-essential businesses, rescheduling concerts, postponing Major League baseball, limiting social contact, yadda yadda. But Portland has just taken things a step too far by canceling their annual naked bike ride. Is nothing sacred these days?! This decision took some real balls. Sounds like a cover-up to me... Few … Continue reading Gettin’ Jiggly With It

Playing Tourist in the Emerald City

We got to play tourist in our own backyard over the weekend. OK, maybe "backyard" is a stretch. Seattle's more like 180 miles away. But for a while there, it was feeling like a second home. So that kind of counts, right? In any case, we headed north on Saturday morning for a weekend getaway … Continue reading Playing Tourist in the Emerald City

There’s an Echo in Here

Hard to believe that Christmas will be nothing but a memory in less than one week! Friday night was our company Christmas party, and we had a grand ol’ time. At least I assume we did, though my recollection is a bit hazy. I am no stranger to the boozes, but I don’t usually mix 'em like I … Continue reading There’s an Echo in Here

The Mystery Coke Machine

In Seattle, there is a haunted soda machine. At least that's what some people claim, because in the 15+ years it has stood on a sidewalk in the city's Capitol Hill neighborhood, unprotected from the elements - and let's face it, in Seattle there are a lot of elements - nobody has ever seen it filled or … Continue reading The Mystery Coke Machine

The Naked Truth About Capitol Hill

It's hard to concentrate on a slice of pizza when a group of 30 or so naked bike riders goes pedaling by your table. When that happens, you're faced with an awkward decision: take another bite and pretend that it's perfectly natural to see a whole bunch of people go perfectly au naturel in the … Continue reading The Naked Truth About Capitol Hill

Why I’m Here (Not Philosophically Speaking)

Saturday night, Tara and I met up with a friend from Seattle for drinks at our favorite Portland hangout, Interurban. They had dinner reservations elsewhere, so she and I headed down the street to a restaurant that specialized in Southern food (think hush puppies and collard greens). Good stuff. Then, when we were walking back … Continue reading Why I’m Here (Not Philosophically Speaking)

For My Listening Pleasure

My newest obsession is podcasts. Which is kind of funny, because Tara listens to a podcast version of The Opie & Anthony Show, and has been singing its praises for the past year. She played it for me on the drive up to Seattle one time last year, and I was not at all impressed. … Continue reading For My Listening Pleasure

Owl’s Well That Ends Well

I have a confession to make: I am obsessed with hooters. Have been, ever since I was a boy growing up in the 70s. I found them exotic, big and beautiful, something I thought about but never glimpsed. When they came out, they usually did so at night, long after I was asleep. I took to … Continue reading Owl’s Well That Ends Well