Wednesday, September 19


Ahoy!'s been impressed, mateys!

You can do it, too! Just go to and click on the "Arr!" language link at the bottom of the page.

Tuesday, September 18


Featured drink at the Portland Women's Crisis Line Gala next Friday is the EmpowerMint - vodka, lemonade and fresh mint. For each one sold the PWCL receives $3 (total cost is $7).

Mmmm ... sounds yummy. I've also heard a rumor that some of the Rose City Rollers will be present delivering drinks on skates(?!).

I am so there.

Ticket price: $25 in advance, $35 at the door
21 years & over, full bar
The Wonder Ballroom
128 NE Russell St Portland OR 97212

Monday, September 17

Take that, you bully!

To all those folks out there griping about "kids these days":

Central Kings students wear pink to send bullies a message


Wednesday, September 5

Home maintenance, choose your weapon

I was doing some electrical wiring in the still-unfinished part of our basement this weekend. As I pulled a chunk of romex over the exposed support beam above my head, I heard a scraping sound briefly from the top of the beam. I felt something sharp bounce off the top of my head and clatter on the floor with a metallic "ping!".

A rusty old straight razor sans handle.

Yikes! Fortunately, the non-sharp end hit my head. Still, it was a bit unsettling to look down to see a three inch straight razor blade. It appears to have been there quite some time, possibly since the original owner (ca. 1926). It seems to me to be a rather odd place to stash one's razor, though - on top of one of the two major beams that supports the main floor.

It could be worse ... our neighbors found a ca. 1900 revolver inside a wall when they ripped the plaster off for a remodel.