Archive for January, 2009


January 30th, 2009 No comments

Graffiti, originally uploaded by JW Doom.

From the Backspace restroom.


January 30th, 2009 No comments

Day before yesterday I lifted weights for the first time since, um, summer? I knew I lowballed my starting weight but I wasn’t even moderately sore following, so I should probably increase even more than I’d planned.

I’ve discovered I have an inner fratboy. Wednesday was an Elite event and I was plowing through the free beer. Holy shit. Event ended at 8 and last call was announced a little before that. I had a mostly full beer that I had someone hold for me while I got another one. At the after party I spent 45 minutes looking for an ATM that I found on the way back which was right were it was described to me. Wow. Overimbibe? Maybe a little. Again I didn’t eat (although the passed apps at The Taproom looked great I’m not eating anything standing up without a bib) but I also did drink a lot. It was probably a .6 Mashup Bash rating.

The unemployment is flowing. Yay, dole! Yay!!!! If you follow me ontwitter you know that. Speaking of which, I removed my tweets from the blog. But I think I set the WP plugin to tweet when I blog, so my followers and FB friends should now be advised when I update here. If only Myspace would implement that. Wait, let me google. Nope, Myspace is still trying to duplicate the web entirely on its URL. Screw you, Rupert. And Tom.

Speaking of UI, I got a letter saying I’ve been set up with a claimant reemployment seminar thingy. Let me start by saying these things are actually (ultimately) useful. The last time I was on unemployment after the shithole I was sent to one and got set up for my back to school through that. The seminar is the gatekeeper, although I will admit the hoops to jump through were pretty onerous.

But now, I’m not going back to back to school, and the seminar is (necessarily) set up to be understood by utter morons. The thing I mostly recall from my last one was some middle aged Employment Department functionary telling us where to find public access to the internets (she wasn’t saying that to be funny, she thought internet was plural!) and someone from PCC talking about retraining opportunities. Really all of this could have been circumvented by just letting me look through the three ring binder in PCC Lady’s office. Which was what I did.

So I’m not so looking forward to this thing. Especially since the department closed their downtown office. Boo.

Little bits of my face are fal…

January 26th, 2009 No comments

Little bits of my face are falling off. Think I’ll catch the bus from Milwaukie TC.


Not only remembered to wear pa…

January 26th, 2009 No comments

Not only remembered to wear pants on the bike, but thought to put on a base layer. Still really freaking cold.


Just now getting out of bed. F…

January 25th, 2009 No comments

Just now getting out of bed. Fail or win?


This is not a tweet

January 24th, 2009 1 comment

Should I keep the tweets coming to my blog, or do they just clutter up the place? I’m waffling on it.


I’m in love with this woman.

January 24th, 2009 No comments

“Eight years ago, we were preparing to enter the 21st Century stronger and more prosperous than ever before. The national debt was coming down along with the national crime rate and the unemployment rate, while the rates of home ownership and college admissions were on the rise. There was even talk that maybe, just maybe peace in the Middle East might happen one day. We were finally beginning to understand the harm we were inflicting on the environment, but we knew what needed to be done to reverse that trend. Technological advances in medicine, communication, energy consumption… the future was bright. Our children’s future was bright. The greatest generation was preparing to leave this world a better place…

“And then we screwed up. We elected an idiot to be President because we wanted to have a beer with him. Funny how we wanted to have a beer with someone who admitted to abusing alcohol until the age of 40. But hey, nothing about that election makes much sense. The popular vote went to the guy who wanted to end our dependency on fossil fuels, but the courts gave the election to the other guy – the guy who campaigned on restoring honor to the White House. If ever there was a time when we needed someone to govern to the middle – well that would have been the time. ”

Later on she has a post called “Kiss my 83 year old ass.” And she still has the energy to point out, repeatedly, that Sarah Palin is a FUCKING IDIOT.

Oh, Helen, you rock my world.

Add this blog to your links. It’s SO going into mine.


Oregon started Prohibition in …

January 22nd, 2009 1 comment

Oregon started Prohibition in 1914. Yes, six fucking years before the 18th Amendment & Volstead Act. I hang my head in shame.


Outline finished enough. Write…

January 22nd, 2009 No comments

Outline finished enough. Write write write. Now home to “lunch” and wait for the post-work gym rush to subside so I can go.


These cans suck

January 22nd, 2009 1 comment

These cans suck, originally uploaded by JW Doom.

That is all.