Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Annual camping/fishing trip in February

Annual camping/fishing trip this year was super wet and a bit hair razing at times. The tides were extremely high this time; then you throw in a tsunami warning, all of a sudden standing out on the rocks was a little unsettling.

Sometimes I felt like I might be sleeping with the starfish rather then in my tent cause of how fast the water would rise and surround where we were fishing, but we managed to escape unharmed.

During our down time we did manage to get in a few games of cribbage to pass the and the weather, even though we did pay a couple hands out in the rain before moving under cover to play.

When the sun finally came out and the seas settled a little bit we were able to go out catch some fish for sport as well as for dinner that night, and they were mighty tasty I might add.

All in all it was a great trip where I caught a lot of fish, had some good laughs, drank some good beer, experience some crazy weather,lost a couple finger prints due to a super hot lantern and this beautiful sunset.

I can't wait for next year!!!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Yesterday while in the gym pumping up the guns, rockin' out to some Clutch on the headphones (which I really would like a new pair, with Christmas coming up; hint, hint) I wanted to listen to "Electric Worry" one of my favorite songs, but I was extremely disappointed to not find it on my Zune, I had every other Clutch song on there, but no the one I wanted to listen to. So today I went to my favorite Zune website to see if they had it, and of course the only album they did not have available was the one with the song I wanted on it. Then I went to amazon to see if I could get it from them, but the only version they had was a live version, which is the same as what Zune did not have available to me. What am I to do, I would prefer to have a studio version, not a live version, does anyone out there know where I can get a studio version of this song???

Friday, November 20, 2009


I feel like I need to write a fun blog for once. For those of you who know me fairly well, know that I am a hairy guy. It seems the older I get the Hairier I get; it sucks, I hate it, but I have to deal with it. This summer after much urging from my good friend Drew and my loving girlfriend I decided to take a long over due vacation to Maui.

Before I left I decided it was time to go get a good ol'fashion back waxing, Forty Year Old Virgin style. I had my girlfriend set me up with her favorite Vietnamese beautician to get my back done. This lady was awesome, yet crazy!!!!

First things first I had to do go in and have my back inspected in order to see if she would do it as well as give me an estimate for the service. I felt like I was going into an auto body shop, praying and hoping that she would do the job and not charge me an arm and leg for it. After a quick examination, with many "oh this is good" and "very nice" she agreed to do it for a mere $70; AWESOME.....

A few days later, I went in for my waxing appointment and found it to be one of the funniest experiences of my life. I was escorted to a back room, where I had to lay face down on what was basically a recliner (not very comfortable). While enduring the not so comfortable position and the ripping of my hair from my flesh, we had some enjoyable conversation about what I was doing and why I was not taking my wife (I'm not married, she's my girlfriend) to Hawaii with me. She did not understand that this was a guys vacation, and no lady friends were to come. All she kept saying to me was "why you no take yo wife", "yo wife must be must be mad at you, I am" and other fun things.

15 minutes later she finished, I went out to the front counter to pay her and continue on with my day, but she promptly told me to sit down and wait for my wife, as she needed to show her how to maintain my back. After 20 minutes of enduring the nice Vietnamese ladies talking about me in their native tongue while they filed away and finger nails, Meghan finally showed up after a shopping spree at Target. Once she walked in the lady jumped up to show Meghan how my hair grows on my back and how she needs to rub the Nair in this way and that way, using the pink bottle and for it to be on my back for no less then 15 minutes, every 3 weeks, speaking of which it's time.

So I was able to go to Maui with a nice smooth, hairless back, which I promptly burned the bejesus out of, Maui was awesome I can't wait to go back!!!!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

What would i do if I was given my death notice????

What would I do if I was given my death notice due to a terminal illness??? This idea comes from the news that I learned this week of my uncle who just found out he has cancer, and it has spread throughout his body and brain. He has since been transferred from the hospital to a nursing home to hopefully gain enough strength to sit around and wait to die.
I thought to myself what would I do, I know I would not be happy going to a nursing home, I hope to never end up in a nursing home, no matter how old or decrepit I get. If I had a terminal illness I think I would go ahead purchase a large amount of blow, a couple of hookers and go out having one hell of a time; just kidding, but I'm sure it would be a lot of fun. Instead I think I would take a piece out of the Christopher Mccandless book and go on an adventure into the wild, but unlike Mccandless though I would go there not come back. I would pack my gear, bid farewell to my friends and family and away I would go into the wilderness to survive. What away to go out, plus it would be rather cost effective for both myself and my family.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Today is a blue day, a day I feel like I have been walking around with a dark heavy rain cloud hanging over my head all day. I have spent the entire day beating myself up over not being able to find a job. I have worked insanely hard doing everything I can to find something and yet nothing has come about from those efforts, not so much as an interview. I guess I have gotten a few of those rejection letter, those that tell you that you have all the necessary skill and attributes that they are looking for, but there are people in the hiring pool who are just that much better. What does that mean? What can I do to end my frustrations and finally find a job, and get back to life as I enjoyed it and will one day enjoy it again?

What I don't understand is how I continue to work my butt of for these assholes, make things happen in a positive manner for the companies I work for and then in an instant I am out of work, hell my last job I received a 30percent raise, that says I was doing something right!!! Is that I become too good at what I do and I become to expensive? Or is it that I show these guys how to do it properly and they realize that now they know how to do it better then they did before, they don't need me around anymore, and they can save some cash? Whatever it is I don't like it or appreciate it.

Now I need to figure out how to get in the doors of some of these companies and see if I can get myself at least an interview, I would feel so much better if I new that I did not do well in an interview and that was the reason that I did not get hired, rather then the feeling of being lost in the shuffle on the other 130 thousand people who are out of work in the Portland metropolitan area.

Anyway I guess I can do right now is keep my head up and keep plowing away, trying to find something before the winter hits and I truly become depressed.....

Sunday, September 27, 2009

The last month has been an enjoyable summer vacation. I have had a fabulous time running off to the beach for with my wonderful lady for a great hike and a magnificent sunset on an 80 degree day which is very rare for the Oregon coast, as well as couple trips back to my favorite town, the town of Missoula, MT to see my favorite college football team, the University of Montana Grizzlies. In between my fun expeditions out of town I have been steadily looking for some employment, I have been out of work for last 5 weeks, I am ready to find a new job, I am applying anywhere and everywhere, I hope this economy finally lets up here in Oregon and things begin to pick up for me.