Tuesday, February 23, 2010

More Greedo

He is such a small guy right now, sometimes it's funny to think how huge he'll be.

Now that the weather is starting to warm up, we are letting him get to know the outside environment.

A snack of sweet dandelion buds would make anyone sleepy...

I should probably just create a separate blog experience for the tortoise, but I can't help it.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Isaac Has Grown!

I was reading my buddy Brandon's blog (http://thelifeandtimesofisaac.blogspot.com/), and it got me thinking how much a child grows in a year! Isaac is huge now. A side note, my thirty-first birthday is coming up, the last time I saw Isaac was then. It's crazy how "busy" we get. Time flies...

Sunday, February 14, 2010

More Bob White Theatre.

Pictures taken at the same angle show the "remodel" and the amount of work it would need to be restored...

A picture of the booth area. It looks like an exhaust fan and other equipment still exist up there. Who knows what could still be used after twenty-five years!

Steve J. sent me these pictures and big thanks go out to him for them.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Colin From Fells Acres.

Went over to Colin's house and hung out. It had been quite a long time since we had even spoken to each other. It was a lot of fun. We played cards and all caught up on life. Ian stopped by and I hadn't seen him in an even longer time. I always liked Ian, he is a cool dude. Thanks to Colin for a great evening.

Oh, I also went by the Bob White Theatre on the way home and got contact information for the seller. Maybe I can get inside...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Brandon, Stephen King, and the Bob White Theatre.

Just a few thoughts. First off, Brandon is doing some amazing drawings in his classes (http://breaklightfailure.blogspot.com/). I don't want to even try to attempt a self portrait...He rocks at them as well. I admire his dedication to stay motivated in school. Learning what you want in life is important, I feel.

Been reading alot of Stephen King lately. It feels great to be reading again. I had to kind of stop reading a little bit after quiting smoking cigarettes. Collateral damage for a nasty habit. I always feel so comfortable reading his novels. I am almost done reading the entire collection. So good.

I am planning on heading to the former Bob White Theatre in SE Portland to check out the area. I have been doing alot of research on the Internet, and I have become fascinated with the idea of seeing the inside of the building. I have heard its been gutted from its original glory, but here is a picture of the inside in its hay day:

This is one of the only pictures I have found of the outside of the building now days:

Anyway, I want to see about getting a look inside, and I will take tons of pictures if I am allowed. I guess the eccentric previous owner of the property passed away. Who knows what something like that could be worth...750,000 or more? It's located at SE 65th and Foster, and I really hope I can get inside, let alone start thinking financially what we would be eligible for...

Probably all just a pipe dream, but I like to think about what could be.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Greedo has been a real great baby tortoise. He eats the proper ratio of grasses to be healthy, and responds well to his surroundings.
A treat for a Sulcata is known to be pumpkin, but he hates that shit. Another one is cactus. I knew that Nap's Thriftway had cactus, so I asked Dave if I could just break a little chunk off for Greedo. As you can see, he loves cactus! Might be he loves it more than carrot!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Victory Garden!

This year for our vegetable garden, we thought we would get a head start on the planting and make our own plant starts. With the indoor garden area, it is actually working pretty well.

Our first attempt, we over watered, and killed alot of the root systems of the first batch of seeds. With the second attempt, the moisture is almost 100%, and the soil temperature is in the ninety degree range. Already we are seeing new seedling growth in the lettuce!

Oh yeah, the real reason I got so motivated to build the indoor garden area! These clones are doing pretty good, but the front one is the runt, and it is infested with pests. This has been a non stop struggle in the grow area, and it is the biggest hurdle in keeping healthy plants. We also get white flies from the soil we buy at the store. I am hoping that after this generation is done, to start over fresh, and have pest free production from here on out.

These are the current ladies that reside in the flower side of the grow area. This generation of clones I decided to utilize the "sea of green" growing method. You create a canopy of growth that soaks up every square inch of illumination from the 1000 watt High Pressure Sodium bulb. I am very pleased with the budding that has formed and I think I have just eight or nine weeks to harvest!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Greedo is doing well!

The little guy seems to be full of life, and roams around, looking for snacks.

Today was time for his favorite snack: carrots! He gets his weekly calcium supplement with the carrot, but as you can see, he doesn't care.

I also went roaming in the yard for a flat rock for him to have a place to eat, I saw tons of clover in the yard. Since it is on the list of acceptable foods, I plucked a few. He seemed to like them.