Saturday, July 25, 2009


I should have written about my Cascadia trip with my buddy, Seth, as soon as I got home, but I have been lazy. You couldn't ask for a more beautiful couple of days to spend in the woods. The river was warm and inviting, and we made sure to swim as much as we could. I didn't get alot of pictures, unfortunately, but the memory remains.
My buddy Seth did get a few more pics then I did. He also got some rather humorous videos of us while we attempted a hike that was out of my league. I think my legs are still a little sore!
Anyway, I always enjoy my time up there, and can't wait to get back up in the woods. It always feels so peaceful to be out in the forest among the trees, pondering life.
We headed up to my buddy Seth's Dad's place before we headed back to Portland, and that was a lot of fun. Mike and his lady friend, Nan, showed us around the garden they got done this year and it was really inspiring for me. I realized that day that gardening takes time...years! You can't get it done in one season, it just takes time to get the things done you want.
It was a great holiday and thanks to Seth for making it happen!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Tori Amos concert

Well, its been about a week since we went to the Tori concert. It was awesome. Trox and I had a great time, and for once she didn't have a tall pud sitting in front of her, or a lame chick singing the song behind us! We had great seats and the proformance was, as always, amazing.
The opening band was a group called One Eskimo, they were good. Man, the sound is bad ass at the Arlene Schnitzer Hall. It would be awesome to play a gig there!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

It's starting to look good!

We had some friends over a few weeks ago and had a great time starting a camp fire and just hanging out, drinking. It really inspired Trox and me to build an official camp fire location in the backyard.

We started leaveling the ground, since our backyard is all a downward slant. Leveling earth is really hard, you almost lose the perception of level even ground after standing there for so long digging...
"Is this level?"
"I don't know, I think?"

Please also note the kickass compost area Trox constructed...Nice!

After we dug a trench for the bricks to lay in for support, we started to cover the camp area with smooth round river rocks, transplated from our side yard. We rebuilt the firepit and threw some wood in there and gave her a test run.

Trox and I had alot of fun sitting there listening to music, and just enjoying the evening. The project is almost finished and should be all ready for intense party sessions soon!