This blog is typically not the most personal of personal blogs. That's by design; the only thing less interesting than reading about me is writing about me, therefore I don't, usually. Right now I don't have anything more to add beyond what was in the previous post, and I'm not at home to tinker with the ol' Sun box right now, but I'm still feeling kind of rattled, and blogging itself can be a nice distraction. I haven't done one of these "misc. items" posts in a long time, and I haven't been inclined to, but it feels like it's time.
First, the photos are just some pics I took when I wandered out on my lunch hour. Nothing all that special, but it's fresh material, not just stuff from the archives. So whatever.
Anyway, here are the misc. items for the day:
- In somewhat the same vein as my photos, a couple of cool pics of yesterday's morning fog, over at Sellwood Street.
- Russ at Portland Metblogs has ridden the tram, and here's his report. The cool kids can call 'em the "twinkies" all they like, but to me they'll always be crucial bits of male anatomy. When you see the tram cars, there's usually just one, hanging in midair all by itself, its partner nowhere to be seen. So my wife's named one of them "Lance" (Armstrong), and I recently decided the other is named "Tom" (Green), in honor of two prominent mono-testicled minor celebrities. If they hurry up with the naming business, they might still be able to get one or the other guy to show up for the dedication, since neither one really has much of a career at the moment.
- A fascinating post about Col. Summers Park, in inner SE Portland.
- A cool sunrise-over-downtown photo at Amanda Fritz's blog, via ZehnKatzen Times.
- At Stumptown Confidential, two posts about the 50's potboiler film Portland Exposé, with plenty of vintage stills. I'm a big fan of really crappy old movies, and this baby's #2 in my Netflix queue right now, so it's very likely I'll post about it in the near future.
- A short film about downtown's Union Bank of California Tower.
- You probably haven't been wondering why I've been silent on the demise of Gerald Ford. Well, Jon Swift has chimed in already, and I have nothing to add. In your heart, you just know he's right.
- Japan's greatest hits of 2006, courtesy of Pink Tentacle.
- The Brew Site has Part VII of the ongoing "50 Beers to Drink Before You Die" series.
- Meanwhile, Loaded Orygun discusses our fair city's recent micro-distilling boom. Mmmmm.... Liquor....
- Elsewhere in the universe, Pat Robertson is at it again. You really can't make this stuff up.
- Even more photos of echidnas: rockclimbing (sort of), meditating, being surprisingly furry, looking depressed, making friends, charging, lurking in the underbrush, reading the future in a pile of woodchips, going out on a limb.
- And a happy 3rd birthday to the Spirit rover. At least it isn't in the hospital on its birthday.