April 2008

Well Read

30 April 2008 · 8 comments

Nicole recently posted her responses to a book meme. I tend to shy away from memes, but in the spirit of self-congratulatory smugness, I’ll actually participate in this one. Because I happen to have read a lot of the books in the list, I can feel all proud that I’m more educated than you are! […]

Lost in the Woods

28 April 2008 · 2 comments

On Saturday, I got up for a long run in the woods. Normally I would have joined the marathon training group in Portland, but we were on our annual vacation in Sunriver, so I decided to be disciplined and run on my own. While my compatriots were scheduled to do a seven-mile road run, I […]

Pool Thugs

24 April 2008 · 7 comments

As part of my fitness regimen, I’ve been swimming once each week. On Tuesday or Thursday — whichever day happens to follow my upper-body weight-lifting session — I drive an extra fifteen minutes to go the gym in Oregon City. It has a pool. (The gym in Milwaukie has a pool, too, but it’s worthless. […]

Here’s my foldedspace philosophy right now: yes, I know it would be great if I had time to write all sorts of fun little stories, but I don’t really, so I’m just going to post whatever I find that I like. Sound fair? For example, here’s a hilarious video I found via Airbag: Barackula from […]

Poor Kris. How’s she going to handle this one. She loves both goats and birds, but when you combine the two, which will she root for? To me, it looks like the eagle is just a little bit spiteful, a little gratuitous in her attacks. But man, how cool is that? She carries off the […]

8 Miles

19 April 2008 · 3 comments

As I have for each of the past three Saturdays, I rose early this morning to go running. I’m participating in group training runs, with the goal of finishing the Portland Marathon on October 5th. During the first two weeks, I ran with the slowest pace group and for the shortest distance. On the first […]

While working a future post for Get Rich Slowly, I stumbled upon this photo by chuckp at Flickr. It’s entitled “Patti’s Wedding 1982”. I find it surreal: The first thing my eye goes to are the power lines, which seem to be toppling in slow motion. Then I go to the children in the weeds. […]

Coming Attractions

17 April 2008 · 4 comments

“You know, I’m usually excited about the summer movie season,” I told Dave at lunch last week. “But this year, I have no idea what’s coming out.” “There’s Iron Man,” he said. Iron Man opens May 2nd “Ugh,” I said. I may be a comic book fan, but there are limits to my enthusiasm. Iron […]

Finding Myself

16 April 2008 · 4 comments

I’ve been blogging full-time for six weeks now. It’s both good and bad. Obviously, I love the work. But as many people have warned, I’m going a little stir-crazy. In my former life as a box salesman, I got daily contact with my co-workers, including Jeff and Nick. This is a small universe, to be […]

Atonement

05 April 2008 · 4 comments

Kris and I watched Atonement tonight. It’s a movie about love and betrayal set in England between 1935 and 1940. The film opens with a shot of an English manor. But panning back, we see that it’s not actually a manor, but only a dollhouse. Lined up in front of the house in meticulous order […]