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Going to Hell Again…..Welcome to Hell Again…

One of the conveniences of our new house is being so close to a new, major outdoor ampitheater. We saw coldplay there last summer and was anxious to check out the summer concert season. First up, Nine Inch Nails with supporting act, Bauhaus. Yes, Bauhaus. We determined we had to see this regardless of how...

The Anti-Winco

About five blocks from my work is the Pearl District, just north of Downtown Portland. Over the last 10 years, this once decrepid warehouse district has been transformed into a booming, cool collection of trendy condos, lofts, art galleries and awesome ethnic restaurants. Part of the transformation of the old Weinhard’s brewery as Whole Foods....

The Freak Show Continues….

After reading Jaime’s posting on the supernatural powers of Winco, I had to share my most recent experience from this weekend. Mrs Fernando needed to run to Winco to pick up the massive 28 lb butterball and some other necessities. Usually she goes while I stay home and play with the kids – this way...

J. Crew Kills Critters

Following up on Eduardo’s comments on J. Crew…. I pass by the one in downtown Portland during lunch while walking around and lately, they have become the target of massive fur protests. Apparently, they have done something to shake up their clothing line and introduced critter pelts or something drastic enough to enrage the anti-fur...

The Critter Mix

OK, I’m identifing with Paco’s comments on Winco. I recently found myself reasoning our shopping at Winco and despite the bargains it put me close to the brink. We took the whole family out to do the weekly groceries. I was immediatly gratified by the exceptionally low prices on our favorite cereal. Then it got...

Gittin down with Kanye (Jesus Walks….)

OK, I’m open to new things, but tonight I’m slightly peaved. My wife and I spent a small fortune paying the ebay scalper for our floor tickets to the last U2 show of their tour which will take place right here in Portland in December. I was anxiously waiting to see who was going to...

Fire and Ice

Totally random show – must have been 1998 or so. My sister came up from Eugene and I had bought tickets to go see the annual winter/christmas rock show that gets packaged by the local alternative rock station every year. The year before they had The Cure and I missed that so I decided check...

An evening with Chris Martin and the Big Bomber

Just saw Coldplay a couple of weeks ago – it was the the first real outing for the wife and me in over a year. Totally amazing show, but a rough night. I was thinking it would be good, but lackluster – totally wrong. First of all, I was dead sick – got a wicked...

The White Shirted Stoner

I only had one major event – 6th grade I think – that actually resulted in violence. There was this white shirted stoner. He had a white T-shirt every day – likely the same white T-shirt. I think his name was Terry. He was huge for being a 6th grader. He lived in a little...

’80s Gam’in Memoirs

Found Memories of the TIME ZONE and the Gold Mine. I actually had a birthday party once at the TIME ZONE. It was incredibly orchestrated by my mom who sent out invatations to all the kids a made a whole futuristic video game theme out of the proposed event. Having a party there was chaos....

The Lights of Canby

By far the weirdest town I ever experienced was Canby, California at 2:00 AM. The decision on New Year’s for 2001 was Reno. Paco was having his breif stint living in Portland at the time, so we decided to drive, with my girlfriend at the time from Portland after work to Reno – ETA Reno...

KINGS BUFF-ET

One of my most hideous eating experiences actually happened very recently here in Vancouver. My seniorita and I saw a coupon in the paper for an asian buffet nearby called Kings buffet we are trying limit our eating out expense, so thought this would be a worthwhile visit. The coupon advertised a chinese buffet including...