On monday mackinac and I walked up to washington park and I took some pictures of the holocaust memorial.

I want to show you the comparison between yesterday and today. They have all of these bronzed installments that I assume are symbolizing how personal items were stripped from the people as they were being shipped to camps.



Now here is the same bronzed baby and teddy bear.



Pretty crazy it could snow so much in portland. I posted some other photos on my flickr page.

If you haven’t heard by now Apple is the best company in the history of the world. Please Please go Here and click on “watch iphone introduction” and listen to Steve Jobs introduce some new useless gadget that no one cares about. When your done listening to some guy who watched too much star trek watch THIS video below and all will be put into perspective. If anyone out there (danny, beau, sam) can help me on how to embed video I would really appreciate it. Also I am trying to choose a RSS feed reader any suggestions would be well received THIS is what I am reading about the subject at the moment.

Not very interesting photos I know, but it was sleeting and the camera could only taken out for a few brief moments.


This picture of the terrain park shows the largest jump but as you can see they just don’t work without a human in the frame for reference.


Overall it was a disappointing day due to the weather. The rain/sleet mix made everything wet and slippery but at the same time the snow was slushy and slow. It was hard to build up enough speed for the jumps and the rails were too slippery.

Thom york is a mumbler but we can forgive him because he writes such badass lyrics.

Drag him out your window
Dragging out the dead
Singing I miss you
Snakes and ladders flip the lid
Out pops the cracker
Smacks you in the head
Knifes you in the neck
Kicks you in the teeth
Steel toe caps
Takes all your credit cards
Get up get the guns
Get the eggs
Get the flan in the face
The flan in the face
The flan in the face
Dance you fucker dance you fucker
Don’t you dare
Don’t you dare
Don’t you flan in the face
Take it with the love its given
Take it with a pinch of salt
Take it to the taxman
Let me back
Let me back
I promise to be good
Don’t look in the mirror at the face you don’t recognize
Help me, call the doctor, put me inside
put me inside
put me inside
put me inside
put me inside

I keep the wolf from the door
But he calls me up
Calls me on the phone
Tells me all the ways that he’s gonna mess me up
Steal all my children if I don’t pay the ransom
And I’ll never see them again if I squeal to the cops. . . .

Walking like giant cranes
And with my X-ray eyes I strip you naked
in a tight little world
and are you on the list?
Stepford wives who are we to complain?
Investments and dealers
Investments and dealers
Cold wives and mistresses
Cold wives and Sunday papers city
Boys in First Class don’t know we’re born you know
Someone else is gonna come and clean it up
Born and raised for the job
Someone always does
I wish you’d get up get over
get up get over and turn your tape off

I keep the wolf from the door
But he calls me up
Calls me on the phone
Tells me all the ways that he’s gonna mess me up
Steal all my children if I don’t pay the ransom
And I’ll never see them again if I squeal to the cops

So I’m just gonna. . . .


Now go listen to the song with the lyrics in front of you and it will make sense. I apologise to anyone who already understands.

The cabal that has hijacked my time “suggested” that I do something. I have a weakness for free stuff especially but not limited to food. So I saddled up and went for a ride around the city.

The tugboat brewing co serves one mighty fine porter.


It’s like a meal in a glass.


Books lining the walls give the impression of a professor’s study.


This is pioneer courthouse square. They call it portland’s living room. Kind of sad with the “nondenominational holiday tree” all stripped of lights and most it’s branches.


Which way now?


Over the burnside bridge for a free show at the doug fir. The band’s name was southerly and the lead singer kept complaining that he had to play that show because he wanted to go see some other band that was playing that night. The doug fir is a futuristic log cabin and it is up for an award for best live music venue of the year.


The doug fir is part of a big complex that includes the jupiter hotel and KBOO radio. I heard awhile ago that one of bush’s spawn (jenna I think) stayed here when she was in town. Since the fir is a smoke free environment they built a patio in the parking lot and made a little living room outside complete with a fire pit.

img_0646.jpg On my way home I stopped by the burnside skate park under the bridge.img_0656.jpg

And while crossing the bridge I thought I would share with you an iconic portland symbol.