Monday, January 7, 2008

Saturday, December 22, 2007

For your viewing pleasure

It's been at least a few hours since the last time you saw a funny Japanese TV show on Youtube, so here ya go:

Soccer with binoculars. Where do they come up with this stuff?

Thursday, December 20, 2007

The Blazer's streak (from

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- When top draft pick Greg Oden was lost for the season because of knee surgery, many wrote off the Portland Trail Blazers. Now, the NBA's youngest team is proving it can do fine without him.

The Blazers have won nine straight, the longest current winning streak in the NBA after the Boston Celtics lost at home to the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.

Portland (14-12) rallied to beat the Toronto Raptors 101-96 to extend the streak, the team's longest since it won 12 straight during the 2001-02 season. The Blazers will try to extend the streak Friday night when they host the Denver Nuggets.

Portland started the streak with a win Dec. 3 at Memphis, after going 5-12 to start the season. Six of the nine wins have come at home, where the Blazers are 11-3.

Portland has not been three games above .500 since April 10, 2004.

The Blazers themselves seem a bit surprised by their success.

"It's hard to say. I think early maybe it was a hot streak," guard Brandon Roy said. "But I think now we are getting confident, and we are getting better. I think now people kind of want to see us lose to see how we respond, to see were they really that good or were they just riding a wave?"

Roy is one of the primary reasons the Blazers are winning.

Last season's Rookie of the Year has been averaging 24.2 points a game during the streak. He has been named the Western Conference player of the week the past two weeks.

Against Toronto, he was battling the flu and hadn't eaten for two days, but still managed 25 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. In the third quarter on a driving layup he switched the ball from his right hand to his left in midair, a stunning move that left coach Nate McMillan commenting: "It was like Michael Jordan in the NBA finals."

The crowd at the Rose Garden chanted: "MVP! MVP!"(click title to go to full article.)

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Hey P-town!

I'm moving to Portland!


I still kind of can't believe it, but I just locked in a sublet in downtown, starting December 1st. Holy shit, kids, it's actually happening!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

This made me sad til I read the last line!

Columbus, OH (AP) - A seven-year old boy was at the center of a Franklin County courtroom drama yesterday when he challenged a court ruling over who should have custody of him. The boy has a history of being beaten by his parents and the judge initially awarded custody to his aunt, in keeping with child custody law and regulation requiring that family unity be maintained to the highest degree possible.

The boy surprised the court when he proclaimed that his aunt beat him more than his parents and he adamantly refused to live with her. When the judge then suggested that he live with his grandparents, the boy cried and said that they also beat him.

After considering the remainder of the immediate family and learning that domestic violence was apparently a way of life among them, the judge took the unprecedented step of allowing the boy to propose who should have custody of him.

After two recesses to check legal references and confer with the Child welfare officials, the judge granted temporary custody to the University of Michigan Wolverines, whom the boy firmly believes are not capable of beating anyone.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Monday, August 27, 2007


I just wanted to say...

I heart Portland. For realsies.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Portland, here I come!

Heads up to ya'll Portland kids: I'm going to be in P-town from August 25th to Sept 3rd. I'm in a wedding (yikes!) so I'm not sure how my schedule is gonna look, but I know I'll have some sort of free time and I'd love to catch up and maybe get a meal or a drink somewheres. Afterwards, I'm headed up to Seattle to see the siblings, but I may stick around because Velella is playing a Portland show on Sept 7th at the Holocene. More details to come. Can't wait! The weather here is hitting triple digits. WTF?!?

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Thought this was a Good One!

OHIO Friends!!Why OHIO friends are the best.. and this is sooo effin true! :)

OTHER FRIENDS: Never ask for food
Ohio FRIENDS: Are the reason you have no food.

OTHER FRIENDS: Call your parents Mr. and Mrs.
OHIO FRIENDS: Call your parents mom and dad.

OTHER FRIENDS: Bail you out of jail and tell you what you did was wrong.
OHIO FRIENDS: Would be sitting next to you saying, Damn...we fucked up...but that shit was fun!"

OTHER FRIENDS: Have never seen you cry.
OHIO FRIENDS: Cry with you.

OTHER FRIENDS: Borrow your stuff for a few days then give it back.
OHIO FRIENDS: Keep your stuff so long they forget it's yours.

OTHER FRIENDS: know a few things about you.
OHIO FRIENDS: Could write a book with direct quotes from you.

OTHER FRIENDS: Will leave you behind if that's what the crowd is doing.
OHIO FRIENDS: Will kick the whole crowds ass that left you.

OTHER FRIENDS: Would knock on your door.
OHIO FRIENDS: Walk right in and say, "I'm home!"

OTHER FRIENDS: Are for a while.
OHIO FRIENDS: Are for life.

OTHER FRIENDS: Will take your drink away when they think you've had enough.
OHIOFRIENDS: Will look at you stumbling all over the place and say, "Bitch, you better drink the rest of that, you know we don't waste!!"

OTHER FRIENDS: Will talk shit to the person who talks shit about you.
OHIO FRIENDS: Will knock them the fuck out!!

OTHER FRIENDS: Will ignore this.
OHIO FRIENDS: Will repost this