Friday, December 19, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Who are these 3 lovely ladies? Why they are the people behind a new business called Chuck the Yuck. Its a local Portland based business with a unique item for sale. I am friends with Heather (the one in the middle). But see all three of them from time to time at our kid's sporting activities.
Check it out and see if this is something of interest to you. www.chucktheyuck.com
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Our company recently had vendor discount fair where employees could go and look over and potentially buy items for Christmas or whatever. They had numerous drawings for items that included a Blackberry Storm, Zune Player, Blu-Ray Player, Dell Laptop, Gift certificates, etc. Well, look what our good friend Thomas, scored.... A Spud Tote bag!!! Good win, Thomas!! Be sure to congratulate him when you see him.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Had a family outing at the Cheesecake factory and ran into this. It is hard to see in my crappy picture but the guy standing to the left is some sort of a security guard. There is another one as well standing near the center behind a pole (click on the picture to see it better). They were in suits, Sunglasses and Earphones. They were watching a large group of people at the same time we were there. They just stood there and were constantly surveying the area. One of the female guests got up and went to the rest room and one of them followed and the other security guard took the other guards place. No one and I mean NO ONE knew who these people were. The servers asked and would not get a response. Based on rumors and other gawkers, it came down to two things.... Someone thought that one of the guests was an actress in Twilight. The other guess (The one I beleive) is that this is some joke. If no one knows who these people are then they probably don't need body guards. Cheesy.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
We later found each other back by the camp-site.
We name these trails on our own. It is the only way we can keep track of where we are going. It works well until you run into others out there and they have no clue what you are talking about. Example.... We were talking with some guys who were talking about a trail called crossover. After considerable discussion on where that was, we discovered it was our version of Petey.
In addition, because of active logging, one day we can can be riding some great trails and the next day, it is completely gone. Rest in Peace Rooty, Rutty, Routey, and Dead-End.
Proud of my sister and embarrassed that I am so lazy. My sister, Leta ran the Seattle Marathon on Sunday. She came in 12th for her age division! She tells me this "I didn't have a great day but I can't complain too much. I started well but hit the "wall" really early -- at about mile 10". Well, Leta, your brother gets tired running out of gas for his truck! You claim that you ran 24 minutes slower than you wanted but your brother is definately impressed and proud!! Well done, moo-moo cow! (inside joke).
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Pictured here is Donna (back) Patty, and Brad. Nope, thats not Erik.
I am reminded regularly of Timmy’s many talents. Just last Thursday we went into a music store at lunch time to get a music stand for my daughter. He walked over, picked a guitar off the wall, and started picking like he was James Taylor wearing a Mozart wig. When I ride with Timmy I see his talents (during the time he can stay vertical on his bike). At work he is so fluent with technical terms yet so personal in his attitude. He’s loved, yet feared. As he started blogging I thought “that’s ok. maybe he will write more and talk less”. As you know I don’t read his blog. I respected his space on the blog but then found out from other readers he is calling me selfish, stubborn, snobbish, even arrogant. This shocked me. As you know I don’t read his blog so I wasn’t aware of this backlashing. It cut me to the depth of my soul that I didn’t even know existed. How could one man, a supposed friend, cut into another without giving even a chance to retort (because, as you know, I don’t read his blog). So, this may be edited by the time it is posted by Timmy (because, as you know, I don’t read his blog) but I am putting myself on a limb……wearing my emotions on my sleeve but it’s all I can do. I feel like I’m arguing with a Republican. It’s one sided and I can’t win. Am I truly a socialist jackass as my friend once said?
I loved Timmy once and still love him now…….but this is a permanent scar upon the surface of our friendship. His will to undermine others just to boost his own morale and make a good story on his desperate, last call for help, blog saddens even the strongest of those who don’t read his blog (the remaining few on this planet).
And one final note to those readers out there. Timmy’s father once told me that Timmy as a young child once stuck a firecracker in a snake’s rectum. Is this the man you want as your home page?
I hope this makes it to those who need to see it………..because, as you know, I don’t read Timmy’s blog.
PS. Timmy, what is your fax number so I can send this over to you?
Friday, November 14, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
What a beautiful sight. From his pink bunny feet all the way to his official Ralphie Glasses, Miles is a classic! I have known this guy from his crazy bachelor days and now look at him..... A Husband, a Father, and man sitting at work in a bunny suit thinking he is Ralphie from Christmas Story.
Now, Miles is about to embark on a journey. The company is shipping him off to Austin, TX for a time or two. Even though I don't sit in the same Aisle with him anymore, he will be sorely missed.
As a friend, I want to provide him with the following advice:
1) Don't take and wear that bunny suit in Texas - Dangerous
2) Don't take your SE Portland Politics to Texas - Dangerous
3) Don't take your anti-inflamitory diet (or any diet for that matter) to Texas - Dangerous
4) Don't dye your hair blue while you are in Texas - Dangerous
5) Don't opt for the veggie platter when at a BBQ - Dangerous
Follow these 5 steps and things will go pretty smooth for you and your family.
Miles, I think I speak for everyone when I say you will be missed around here. Safe travels and we will see you in 6 months! Have fun.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
When I used to sit next to James (at work) he would sometimes ask me something and I would tell him, "Playin' the Jumble." Now I would like to share my daily brain exercise routine with all my beloved fans. Goal is to get all three puzzles done in 5 minutes or less. To do that you have to get the following scores or better for each game:
Daily Jumble: 1000 or better
Jumble Crosswords: 2500 or better
Word Vault: 4000 or better
Here is where you go: www.jumble.com
There are other games there but they take too much time. Go get 'em, tiger!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
The LTI is a full day of Golf, Lunch, Bowling, Dinner, then a Poker Tournament.
Ken, Mac and I show up at 8am sharp as required. The Golf Club house was closed and there were 3 or 4 people wandering around. Good thing we got up at 5:30 to get to Hood River on time. I think we got going at around 10am.
The best part about the LTI is the attire requirements. The top picture is Mac Crappy dressed appropriately for the Reserve Golf course in Oregon. No Jeans, collared shirt, color coordinated, etc. Now look at the 2nd picture. Jeans, Sweatshirt, Work boots...... This is my type of Golf!!!! I felt right at home here. Take THAT you stuffy pukes at the Reserve! Ken and Billy won the golf but Mac Daddy pulled down some golf balls and a bottle of Crown for some Stunning KP shots. I was his partner and helped him with nothing! Its all you MAC!
After Burgers and awesome Chili, we were off to Bowling. The third picture is me in my dirty hat. why is my hat dirty? Didn't you hear? Ken jammed my hat into the bowling ball return. We had to get the maintenance guy to open it up and dig in there to get it. My hat was later jammed in again with Billy. The maintenance guy was more than happy to get his tools to disassemble the unit again. Thanks, guys. BTW, Billy you left your hat in Ken's car. I picked it up for you.
After bowling, we headed to dinner at a gas station for Corn-Dogs, Deli Burritos, and Fried Chicken. The place was packed with all of us jammed in there.
Mac was very excited to get his corn Dogs and a burrito for only 2 Bucks! Glad you are happy. Poker was nearby in someones huge metal building. I guess there were around 45 players. The final picture is the final table. Yup. I made it briefly. Got knocked soon after it started. Mac made 7th (payouts start at 6th place) Ken somehow made 3rd and made some cash plus he won the overall high hand with a straigh flush which brought him an extra $250 bucks.
The next day was miserable but we are all alive and I have no Idea why but there were no injuries. That NEVER happens. Thanks to the people in Hood River for the LTI, the Debordes for a place to crash and Ken for driving. Any additional info on this night stays within the group.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Oh Canada! With all your candies, bear. Why do your forsake me with your tantilizing treats which only reside North of our US border? Canada knows how to make chocolate. Canada Chocolate tastes like.... well, Chocolate. The way it should be. Have you ever splurged on a good chocolate bar from Europe? Compared to US chocolate, it is more choclately and less sugary/waxy. Try a bar up there and you will know. They make bars like Aero, Coffee Crisp, Wunderbar, Smarties, Dairy Milk, on and on. They also make a great hard chewy Toffee bar call Mack. Fabulous. WAIT A MINUTE! You have a picture of a Kit-Kat Bar. That is available in the US, ya idiot! Well, yes. That is true but the chocolate they use on the Kit-Kat in Canada is 100x better. Try it yourself. Get a Canadian Kit-Kat and an American one and try for yourself. If you ask the people at Costco up in Vancouver BC which Bars sell the most for Americans they say it is easily the Aero and the Kit-Kat bar.