Category Archive: Life

Nov 08

Already Voted. Going On A Trip.

I love being an Oregonian. It means that I took care of my civic responsibility over a week ago. If you haven’t yet… please do. No, today’s fun isn’t about voting. It’s about leaving on a business trip. I’m headed to IT Nation in Orlando FL for the rest of the week. Yay? I haven’t …

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May 20

Not A Good Month For Vacationing

As I did last month, this month I took a pair of three-day “staycations” to burn more of that overabundance of time-off hours before they expire. Great idea, right? I’ll get things done, right? Let’s see. Last week: The heat arrived. Setup the air conditioner and mostly stayed in front of it for three solid …

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Mar 21

It’s a Very Monday Monday

This week is getting an early start on kicking my ass: Sunday Night Insomnia with a vengeance. Remembered to do dishes and take out garbage this morning, forgot to grab lunch. MAX train broke down one stop away from where I needed to go. (The operator had to be talked through cycling the breakers. That’s …

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Sep 25

Not a bad start to the day, not in the least

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I walked out the door this morning, backpack on my shoulder and trash bag in hand. As I reached the bottom of the stairs I looked to the East to see what kind of sunrise we were getting. Well. Yeah, that wasn’t too shabby. Then I turned toward the dumpsters and looked up to see… …

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Jul 08

Nine years and (hopefully) counting

This week I celebrate the completion of nine solid years at this job. Of course, being who I am, I immediately realize that nine years is how long I had the last job, which means I start worrying that I’m going to do something stupid and get fired here, too. Not that I’ve done much …

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Jun 26

Just so we’re clear.

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There hasn’t been a Quiznos or a Starbucks at this location for YEARS now. Way to stay on top of that.

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