Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
I think it's time to get inside when you can hear your boots making mud suck sounds over your metal cranking iPod. I think.
The Google conversion tools are a wonderful thing:
11 years =
The date today according to the Mayan Long Count Calendar is:
Haab: 0 Uayeb
Tzolkin: 5 EB
Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Being from Hawaii and all that, please forgive my display of enthusiasm. HOW UNBELIEVABLY COOL IS THAT? FLUFFY RAIN ICE FALLING FROM THE SKY! THE SKY! ME LIKE!
Needless to say I was amazed. It was surreal, it was beautiful, it was the experience I asked for. It's one of those things you can't buy. I am grateful, indeed.
Being a scientific kind of guy, I decided to compile a list of tasks to complete when the next flurry of sky ice comes my way:
1) Snow Angel
2) Snow Man ( Followed by Snow Woman, Snow Person of Color, and Transgendered Snow person)
3) SnowBalls and Snowball warfare
4) I have two dogs. MUSH!
5) Create pair of snowshoes from MacTarnahans empties and cardboard carriers
6) Write name in snow. There, I said it.
7) Find two snowflakes that are exactly alike. Claim right as heir to Kingdom.
8) Learn all the Eskimo words for Snow.
9)DO NOT. I REPEAT DO NOT EAT THE YELLOW SNOW
10) Find Enchanted Magicians' Silk Top Hat for item #2. Create animate snowy Golem/henchman. Terrorize Yamill County Folk.
Here's to more snow,
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Molokai Ranch to close, lay off 120
Monday, March 24, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Not only did the day start with a ball it ended with one as well! The neighbors kicked a ball into the very top of a mystery tree near the barn. It dawned on me that we are sorely lacking in implements of husbandry tech/nerdery. Noted. (add 1 very tall ladder as well for gutter, roof and barn+shed maintenance)
The morning started late today as I got to visit Queen St. and Kilihau virtually. DST, a snake filled with bitter herbs and spices...
Monday, March 17, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
While I'm here, WTF?
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Congratulations are in order for Lewis Hamilton! While we cheer for Scuderia Ferrari around this part of Yamhill, that was some insane driving by the McLaren Mercedes piloti.
Let us bow our heads in prayer for Ferrari =(
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Above me i am hearing the constant commotion of cats. My theory is that the cats are trying to storm the office to gain control of the printer, thereby increasing any leverage of any future negotiations between the feline horde and the human occupants. Of course, the simple answer would be that the cat(s) are simply having the "crazies" and are just running around because they have to.
Simple is not always entertaining, unless you enjoy one note pianos.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Holy. Fucking. Cow.
i can't believe it, i'm getting hailed on. While it's pea sized balls of ice falling from the sky, the whole "Ten Commandments"
(starring Charlton Heston )scene does not get lost on me.
We're not in Hawaii any more Toto. We're not in Hawaii.
Monday, March 10, 2008
Walking the dogs out by the paddock, i happen to look up at the night sky. A crescent moon, horns pointing upward, framed by two fir trees. While its not Hawaii, I will admit that this is a beautiful place.
In two days, it will be a month since I boarded HA flight HA26P. I was asked yesterday what i miss about Hawaii. My response?
The cultural diversity
The food. In particular, the Plate Lunch, and the Korean Plate Lunch.
The warmth. Did i really say that? Yes, i did.
The blue skies and the tradewinds.
Aloha Shirts. Yes, the business wear of the islands that i never adopted. How i miss ye!
Things I still need to get used to?
It's Cold. Really.
People are really friendly.
You gotta dress differently. Dear readers, Oregon is not Hawaii. Layers. Socks and SHOES!!!(gasp) in the house!
Come on guys, if it's an asian restaurant, Japanese, Thai, Chinese, what have you- please give it a name that doesn't insult
the culture. *amurai *ams? Yike.
From where i sit, everything is far away.
You know, i noticed there are no Hawaiian street names, go figure.
We're here for the long haul. While the road is bumpy, it's still the road to our future. Buckle up.
Saturday, March 8, 2008
No tradewinds observed at forward base of operations. Recon has shown that the inhabitants of the sector due west (Capra aegagrus hircus) have continued on a pattern of consumption of the sector. Further investigation is needed to determine if the two inhabitants have tried to circumvent the security of the perimeter.
Friday, March 7, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Monday, March 3, 2008
I could consider eating a Spam Musubi*
There, I said it. Am I proud? No. Ashamed? No. Confused? Answer cloudy, try again..
Maybe I should stop watching travel shows about Hawaii for a little bit.. maybe i should learn to absorb the culture and sights of my new adopted home. Could someone send a packet of hurricane mix and a box of kleenex? A menu from Shiros and an ewa beach snowglobe?
* I have not eaten, nor have i procured the materials to construct, a spam musubi *
I will say three things about this particular travel show.
Best. Episode. Ever.
Aloha and goodnight.