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: When recipes say stuff like “the moistest chicken,” I cringe a little. I like my chicken dry AF and …

: Saw an early 90s Pontiac Grand Prix in someone’s driveway today, miraculously. It made me think …

: iOS 18 feels like a step backwards in terms of UI for me. The Photos app is so clumsy and incoherent …

: Although cool to see the Require Face ID control, I would’ve much rather seen a “turn off badge …

: “It’s too cold for shorts…” “Can I take my my pants off?”

: I’ve got the day off, so I’m heading to the coast with my boy. At long last, the weather looks …

: Had one of those “moral high ground” types of days at work. Decided to stop a little early to have a …

: Really happy with what I’m averaging in gas savings since getting an EV. $14 spent on electricity …

: I’ve grown tired of my little Canon RP and its limitations, specifically its abysmal battery life, …

: Not sure how many of my followers here care about Detroit redevelopment, or old train stations, but …

: Picking up dinner a little early at the best taco truck on Portland’s west side.

: Recently switched to carrying a backpack to work instead of a messenger bag and I ain’t ever going …

: I’ve been working with this new architectural design and markup software called Rayon (pronounced …

: I wonder what Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere is like.

: Before kids, I wasn’t the type of person to carry cash on me. But since having them, I’ve realized …

: Fleet Week in the Rose City.

: Nobody: My Apple Music: serenading me with a mix of Taylor Swift, Converge, and Cocomelon, all …

: Read a comment on a post tonight that said: “Europeans travel an hour for vacation. Americans travel …

: When I’m down in the dumps, I like to watch 80s and 90s movies. They always cheer me up.

: Took me far too long to find the true purpose of these.

: I feel like I’ve been cheating the system this week. I’ve been plugging my car into the free EV …

: My son, yelling from downstairs: “Dad! Can you muffled child’s voice? Me: “What? I can’t hear you. …

: The cheapest tickets to Chris Stapleton are $200 for general admission, way in the back. This is so …

: Normally, my wife is pretty minimalistic, but she’s big on gifting souvenirs to coworkers and family …

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: I took the opportunity to watch both Barbie and Oppenheimer, back to back, on my 10 hour plane ride …

: Braving the conditions on Sauvie Island for some of spring’s sweetest treats: Hood strawberries.

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: I recently saw a reply form on someone’s personal Micro.blog post (at their own address), allowing …

: When in Rome… …Goodnight.

: Roma is the filthiest large city I’ve ever visited, but the food is good. Walking a lot (20,000 …

: Yesterday we hiked in the Alps, today we hiked the Cinque Terre. We burned a thousand calories …

: In Italy, halfway through our trip, and I’m thinking about modifications to my own home based on my …

: Lunch in Austria

: Cortina d’Ampezzo.

: Benefits to your circadian rhythm being way off given the 9 hour time difference: waking up at 4 …

: Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) (Aeroporto di Venezia-Marco Polo).

: In Amsterdam, getting ready day to board our flight to Venice. It’s been a long day :)

: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS).

: I exported all my photos from Google awhile back, but was dreading organizing them because Google …

: Someone discovered Beatles - White Album on Minidisc.

: Tualatin Valley Water District soccer field.

: One aspect I miss about living back east are all the ethnic bakeries. My family used to run an …

: Mi piacerebbe entrare in contatto con alcuni urbanisti italiani riguardo al mercato del lavoro lì.

: Had no idea moving posts from Micro.blog to Ghost would be such a pain. Had to spin up a Wordpress …

: Admittedly, I had no idea how important agritourism had become to suburban childrearing.

: Breakside Brewery Beaverton.

: Whoa. Looks like Ghost will not only adopt ActivityPub, but also integrate following others right …

: After a lot of trial and error, I finally got Ghost up and running on my home server and accessible …

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: Sunny Wednesday morning in downtown Portland for the Northwest Facilities Expo. Quite a different …

: Now that we know that most of our office jobs can easily be performed at home, any required commute …

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: After a mild success of self-hosting PhotoPrism, I thought I’d see if I could get Ghost up and …

: Fungus among us

: Getting the kids out of the house on this rainy Sunday.

: Indexing…only about 100k to go.

: 55° this weekend, 85° next weekend. May can be so weird.

: Finally took the time to set up PhotoPrism on my network. Now to figure out how to access it …

: Found a beautiful yet simple habit tracker in the App Store called Onrise. It’s free and comes with …

: This popped up in photos as a 20-year memory today. This hit me like a ton of bricks. Coachella …

: I’ve saved about $75 in gas in less than 2 weeks with my new car. In reality, it’s likely more …

: Couldn’t sleep last night, at all. Periodic bouts of insomnia are nothing new. So, when I know it’s …

: Without a doubt!

: I hope we get high-speed rail in the Northwest before I die. The State Of High-Speed Rail Projects …

: Looking for accommodations for our trip to Italy. Although grateful for tools like Google Maps and …

: Finally got in to see an ophthalmologist last week for a small concretion I had on my eyelid. It …

: Who else here is from a small, out-of-the-way place with few opportunities but still managed to get …

: My annual subscription for Ivory is coming up. I don’t think I’m going to renew. I’m mostly on …

: Received word yesterday that I got approval for nearly $70k in grant funds to install 12 EV charging …

: One very simple but thoughtful thing about the new car is that the center backrest folds down. As a …

: I was cleaning out some old files and came across the software that came with my 2009 MBP. I still …

: Well, it happened. After driving the same beat up old Subaru for 11 years, I got my very first new …

: As much as Microsoft Teams has done for remote work, its availability doesn’t entitle people to your …

: La nostra scimmietta. 🐵

: #earthday

: Kids are watching Scooby-Doo and I’m over here playing the first game video game I ever owned, at …

: I’ve noticed a trend recently where the older posts link on blog themes points to the right. This …

: Aforementioned REI grand opening. It’s crazy over here.

: The largest REI in Oregon just opened yesterday, about 5 minutes from my house. This is the closest …

: If you sign up for a service or website that celebrates anniversaries, yours will forever be 4/20 if …

: I know there are strong opinions about pineapple on pizza, but has anyone ever tried fig? Today I …

: Sitting in a coffee shop next to this building, which was one of the last affordable housing …

: Recently connected with a half-aunt that no one in my family knew existed until a DNA test. If …

: Removal of street trees in all but absolutely essential circumstances should be punishable with …

: Could someone explain the “buy me a coffee” thing among bloggers/tech crowd? Did this grow out of …

: It is stunningly gorgeous outside today in Portland, Oregon, USA @ 67° F (19° C) / sunny. I’ve been …

: New York Times, shilling for the 1%. The Global Turn Away From Free-Market Policies Worries …

: I’m very pro walkability/bikability, and in fact got into urban planning due to my interests in …

: Saddened to learn of my cousin’s passing yesterday after a short but valiant battle with cancer. …

: Playing around with a Bluesky list of Micro.blog users I follow.

: Rhine River cruises are like the pinnacle of aspirational Boomer retirement goals these days, it …

: Awesome idea, but so help me God, if I’m your accountability partner and you wake me up more than …

: Relatable. On a scale not seen in decades, many Americans are stuck in homes they would rather …

: At 43, I spend too much time now trying to guess if the characters in movies are older or younger …

: Nice lunch on the waterfront in downtown Vancouver.

: Pretty, pretty good We shipped our kids off to my mother-in-law’s for the night and drove out past the gorge to Dalles …

: The start of today’s hike.

: Siblings and their budding friendship.

: Not my doing, but love it nonetheless.

: Getting tired of managing multiple fedi accounts. Shuffling the deck back to Micro.blog.

: It makes me cringe whenever I hear people complain about funding essential services like schools at …

: Afternoon walks this time of year.

: Is there a native or easy way to transcribe an Apple voice memo?

: I couldn’t help myself, I bought the domain sadmachines.social. It makes me smile, even though I’m …

: An awesome #skyline shot from Opening Day in #Detroit from the #Tigers. 🐅

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: I want to know who the people are who click all the way through listicles that are spread across …

: Nimbus reportedly involves Google establishing a secure instance of Google Cloud on Israeli soil, …

: I hate to admit it, but I might be leaning more towards Bluesky over Mastodon now that there is such …

: All these big legged pants are giving me major flashbacks.

: Photo from our neighborhood park over the weekend. This little place has become a central part of …

: One of the worst parts about anxiety is the persistent mind reading. I know I’m not alone when I say …

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: This Baked Crunch Hot Chicken recipe my wife made tonight was delicious. Instantly saved to the Mela …

: I still think we should be able to delete / detach any comments on our own micro blog posts, …

: From Elderly Instruments. #eclipse2024

: Figures.

: I realize not wanting to do self checkout makes me a grumpy old man, but what pushes me over the …

: Bumming around Southwest on this rainy Saturday. #pdx

: Saturday morning jam. Younger and Dumber by Indigo De Souza

: At a conference today at Ilani Casino and the whole place smells like the inside of an Abercrombie …

: Of all the types of people I have trouble understanding, it’s the people who never ask questions who …

: “Hulk and Thanos”

: Went past the light rail yard yesterday on one of my walks. I’ve always been a lover of trains.

: One of the downsides of having an electric range is not being able to cook tortillas directly on a …

: What is something you discovered or got into later in life (hobby, interest, activity) that brings …

: I’m skipping Easter with the in-laws today for my physical and mental health. I have some guilt …

: I’m not feeling Apple’s poor implementation of content restrictions. Not only with explicit music …

: Thinking about having some work done on our house, including renovating the kitchen. I like the …

: If anyone knows of any excellent food blogs, I’d be gratefully if you shared the love. I’ve been …

: While I’m not sold on reincarnation, heaven, or hell, I often find myself hoping that karma or …

: Ever ponder the reach of pros' blogs vs. TikTok, Instagram and YouTube stories on the same topics? …

: “California is a state that looks like a sock.” -my kid

: I guess Zoomers are calling VCRs “VHS Players”. There are entire debates going on about this on …

: My second story got up to 85° today in Portland and opening windows didn’t budge the temp. I’m a …

: The sidewalks never stood a chance.

: You might have ADHD if stimulants make you sleepy. I’ve been sleeping so much better since being …

: Mela is straight up the best iOS app I’ve found in years. It’s changed my meal planning and eating …

: Dealing with Tough Family Stuff

: My little mischief makers started the day with a giggle takeover!

: Keep my old ICE car or get an EV? My car is 13 years old and recently turned over 150,000 miles. I got it used in 2013 with 55k miles …

: No one told me T/Gel was discontinued 😑

: Made this homemade pot pie recipe tonight for dinner, with some modifications. Mine of course didn’t …

: The world has changed and our children no longer smell of smoke. writings.bryan.lv

: Continuing to struggle with my weight. writings.bryan.lv

: I guess she likes Future Islands.

: The zeitgeist of the last half century would have us believe that Elvis was a morbidly obese man …

: The barber gave me a senior discount today, and while I can appreciate that their heart was in the …

: Arapahoe Basin, CO. 2012. #tbt

: Proud of myself for getting up at 6:00 today and heading straight for the treadmill before the kids …

: Four weeks after New Year’s and I nearly had the place to myself.

: While I’ve been doing a decent job of meal planning and trying out new recipes, I think much of the …

: Hey @maique, happy anniversary! Beautiful couple. Apparently we got married within a few weeks of …

: I had a very writing and editing-heavy day at work. I started making dinner early, which took about …

: Moonrise on the Oregon Coast and a few moments of peace while walking the dog last night before …

: Perfection

: Sticking with our yearly tradition that we started in 2016 of going to the coast the week of my …

: I was between site visits today and lucky enough to have a few moments to spare, so I stopped at one …

: Seeing the crazy drop off and pick up line at our neighborhood elementary school makes me so …

: When your organization requires you to take a 12 week leadership course but the only time you have …

: Out for an evening stroll.

: Test drove a Model Y today (my birthday) and this was my first time seeing a Cybertruck in person. …

: Sometimes I look at my daughter and she looks a bit like my brother did when he was a kid. Wish he …

: Any ideas as to what would cause iOS Safari to very regularly do this after a page has already fully …

: Love being a dad, but one of the most difficult things for me having little kids is not being able …

: I must be a masochist, I woke up at 5:45 to book a campsite at the coast on a weekend in mid-August …

: They say success in life is 80% showing up. For a person with anxiety, that’s exhausting. It means …

: This weekend I booked a beautiful rental in Venice and started looking at places in the Dolomites. …

: She disappeared and we found her sitting in the dining room by herself 😂

: Fun in Olympia today on our 6th anniversary.

: I’m at the age where my back cracks whenever I sneeze.

: You’ll have bad times, but it’ll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren’t …

: I know it’s a necessary evil sometimes, but it’s really frustrating when you pay for a premium app …

: I haven’t watched the Grammies in probably 2 decades. Even as a musician, I couldn’t possibly care …

: Taking a training today so I can evaluate buildings for safety after a Cascadia Subduction Zone …

: I’ve had less to say lately.

: We took our restless animals to a farm and soaked up the sunshine.

: 2 years and 3 months after ordering it, my Italian ‘social security’ card arrives. 🤣

: I’ve visited a couple of times, but I just don’t get why Austin continues to explode. Good food and …

: Feeling pretty burnt out lately. writings.bryan.lv

: Almost spent $1000 on 7th row Mitski tickets but fought hard against my ADHD impulse control demons. …

: What I’d love is to have my own personal start page on the web. I plug in the services I already use …

: Anyone seen the price of Disney World lately? Honestly think our trip to Italy will be cheaper.

: Pampering myself with the tanning booth and massage chairs at Planet Fitness 🤣 it’s the only reason …

: The marriage problem-solving flow chart: Husband expresses a feeling about wife’s actions and how it …

: My oldest turns five tomorrow. It’s hit me hard that he’s going to be in kindergarten this year and …

: After last week’s weather, today’s sunshine and warmer temps were very much welcomed.

: The cuter my kids get, the more people say they look like their mom 🤔🤣

: Our first Amazon delivery from a Rivian electric cargo van.

: How is Canon’s wireless photo transfer software so bad?

: Lions! 🦁 🏈

: We grew some crystals this week and unveiled one tonight. He’s pretty excited about it.

: We are thawing and the sun is shining, but here’s a photo of the pup from a few days ago. She’s 7 …

: I’m a glutton for punishment. I put together a Wordpress site focused on my blog posts vs …

: I don’t care what someone’s politics are, making negative comments about their body is so cringe.

: Just realized that yesterday morning I clipped the fingernails on my left hand and then didn’t …

: One of the coolest things about learning Italian is seeing all the Latin rooted words and how …

: Difficult to think about gardening too much given the weather lately, but we’re really only a few …

: That’s a wrap! Another day on the hedonic treadmill comes to a close.

: “Hey Siri, how might Michael Foucault approach the term “urbanist” as a discursive …

: “Hey Siri, how might Michael Foucault approach the term “urbanist” as a discursive …

: Given the development patterns that emerged in the U.S. after G.I.’s returned home from WWII flush …

: Shout out to all your coworkers who are wrangling little kids and still working remotely during …

: A coating of ice on everything. I’ll be staying here today, if anyone needs me. #pdx

: On some of these dark and cooped up winter nights, I have too much time with my thoughts and …

: Signed up for a 3-week language class at PCC and the first two classes are cancelled due to weather.

: Another snow day.

: I’ve been trying to figure out a way include my kids' grandparents in my POSSE adventures …

: Our silly girl

: Did I mention we went sledding yesterday?

: Word of caution: if you show up at my house unannounced on a holiday weekend, you may find me still …

: I was 9 years old the last time the Lions won a playoff game. 🏈

: One of my favorite accounts on Instagram is Zillow Gone Wild. It’s a great study in the American …

: After a 25 year hiatus, I’m thinking about getting back into hacky sack.

: Learning about custom routing and collections in Ghost. I’m thinking this might be the key to …

: Got our wish

: Offloaded my new planning blog from a subdomain to its own domain. Hoping I didn’t break too much in …

: I need to research easy-to-use (and free/affordable) data visualization tools for web publications, …

: Today is my daughter’s 2nd birthday. It’s been a fun-filled year, and a joy watching her grow and …

: Had some fast food for lunch today and the sesame seeds reminded me of this bit by Mitch Hedberg: …

: Tech companies who use two-factor e-mail verifications where the numbers are visible directly from …

: Garden Notions For the last five years or so, I’ve used the space next to my driveway for raised beds. I’ve got a …

: Couldn’t stand the guy or his cult, but I’ll concede Reagan got one thing right: ~If you’re …

: Currently experiencing the complete meltdown of the Fred Meyer curbside grocery pickup system. Been …

: My boss signed me up for this leadership development program over the next 3 months, and although I …

: I let the floor go while I was trying to keep the ship running the last few days. Cooking, laundry, …

: Lego has become fun now that he can do so much more himself.

: My littlest, one year ago. She’s turning 2 this Friday and my son is turning 5 in a couple weeks. 😭

: Power outage and a rough night’s sleep We had some wind last night and it knocked out our electricity at around 1 a.m. My son was already …

: Raising kids on the U.S. west coast sure has a way of making even a so-called ‘comfortable’ …

: Veggie chili tonight, accompanied by Chelsea, Michigan’s finest. #jiffy #michigan

: Cheapened by abundance This morning, I accidentally bumped my HomePod while cleaning off the desk and some music started. …

: Booked a spot at a State campground…for a weekend in July. Pretty wild that this is how things work.

: After dropping my wife off at the airport this morning: “Mom’s going to California, which means we …

: Last night we went to Hapa Pizza in downtown Beaverton. They have been included in several recent …

: An old photo of us on NYE, when my wife and I first started dating. Time flies.

: Working for the weekend Recently I got into the world of management and I’ve noticed e-mails coming my way in the evenings …

: Sabato I slept in until about 8 this morning and watched some Italian IPTV after I blogged a bit about our …

: The thing that makes me nervous about Apple’s Journal app is that there’s no apparent way to get the …

: I realized recently that 2024 marks 20 years since I got my Gmail account. It was invite-only back …

: Long Distance Family Before the holidays, I had my first phone conversation with a distant cousin I connected with on one …

: Spending half my time on Micro.blog unfollowing mastodon accounts. And won’t ever be able to get my …

: A quote I’ve always remembered from an old coworker: With average effort comes average results. With …

: This week, we started going back to 100% analog books at bedtime for the boy and I feel good about …

: Currently reading: The Kid Stays in the Picture by Robert Evans 📚

: Working from home today and my dog keeps bugging me to go for a walk. It’s pretty cold and wet …

: Getting back into RSS feeds after discovering NetNewsWire. Reading the developers’ blog post, Brent …

: At brunch this morning: “What did you get, dad?” “Biscuits and gravy.” “But where are the biscuits?” …

: #holdup

: Decluttered a bit this past weekend after Christmas filled our house with too many things. On the …

: Happy New Year to all. Wishing you inspiration in 2024.

: Best thing about west coast New Year’s Eve is celebrating at 9 p.m.!

: Spotted my first Amazon branded Rivian EDV while out and about running errands in the Portland area. …

: Pretty excited about VPN now being on Apple TV. Big fan of Channels DVR for watching Italian IPTV …

: Started The Creator last night and had to finish it this morning. Great movie, but it might be a …

: The battery died on my wife’s key fob for the van, so instead of just replacing the battery …

: Not sure why I’m surprised by the language being used by all sorts of young kids at the neighborhood …

: I never know the right way to pronounce ‘dachshund’.

: I just learned our IT dept finally added Power Automate to our enterprise 365 subscription. I asked …

: According to Portland Nursery, there are only 48 days (Feb 15) until the ideal time for seeding …

: To make living itself an art, that is the goal.

: Still one of my favorite scenes that ever chose me

: My personalized stations on Apple Music have been so strange since they started including starred …

: Reflections on my quit anniversary and the new year

I had my last cigarette 7 years ago yesterday. Since that time, I've saved something like $25,000 in …

: Smirking my way through the doldrums

: My kids will eat curry, tofu, sushi, Thai, Indian, Tibetan, Vietnamese and Chinese food, but they …

: Just applied to community college.

: Heading into the chaos of my in-laws’ house. Just a self reminder to relax your shoulders and take …

: My new boss got me a nice gift box from Made in Oregon. I think this is the first time a supervisor …

: Testing syndication without titles

: Someone sent me a photo of myself I'd never seen before from my high school graduation.

: I blinked and Sufjan Stevens came out with a new album.

: My new gym keeps its outdoor pool open all year. It’s 40° outside.

: A tale of two children visiting Santa

: The winter solstice is nearly upon us.

: Here goes nothing. Update: this site is currently being mirrored on an 11ty site. Things seem to …

: As most of us are sick this week, we didn’t do much this past weekend. So I’m looking back at last …

: The holiday blues I'm just not feeling the holiday spirit this year. Both my kids are young and I am trying to show up …

: Saturdays are the best.

: Holiday Festivities We had a very busy but fun weekend with the kids celebrating the holiday season. We went and saw …

: Today was an interesting day. I got to tour our old jail, part of which is now empty, to hopefully …

: Went to a ninja gym last night and it was a lot of fun!

: For all the effort being made for alt text, how do I even read it in other people’s posts on …

: My kids are growing too quickly Lately, both of my kids have been learning so much and it’s intense seeing them grow before my eyes. …

: That high noon sun.

: Thankful for this day.

: Beautiful outside.

: I had a lot of things in my Amazon cart that didn’t change in price at all today, but suddenly said …

: My loves.

: I have my in-laws over for Thanksgiving this year, so we had a full house and it was a lot of fun! …

: Santa almost forgot to close up the attic. Happy Thanksgiving, friends. I’m cooking this year, pray …

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: I have a theory that eyeglass companies switched to polycarbonate lenses from glass, not because of …

: Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. 10 years ago.

: This PNW rainy season

: I’m about a month into my new job and I’ve got to say that I’m loving it compared to my old one. …

: Commute.

: Tillamook

: Lost Lake, Oregon.

: Lake Tahoe

: Moved back over to my Mastodon server as my primary platform from Micro.blog. Too many issues …

: When people complain about PNW winters, I send them pictures of Michigan. Grayer, colder, flat as …

: Dealing with Italian bureaucracy is fun. I need a SPID (electronic credential) to order my Italian …

: Do others on Micro.blog truly get RSS updates in their timelines? I’ve subscribed to one and even …

: Keep getting this error.

: Do others on Micro.blog truly get RSS updates in their timelines? I’ve subscribed to one and …

: At a friends’ kids’ birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese and I’m pretty sure this is how Covid started.

: This last week has been kind of hellish in a sort of funny but not too funny sort of way. We’ve all, …

: New air fryer owner, here. So I picked up some Starbucks Sous Vide Egg Bites from Costco to try …

: An excerpt from an interview with Noam Chomsky prior to the October 7 conflict. For 50 years, …

: People have tried to get me to eat fish my entire life. It makes me gag. One of my favorites …

: Maybe a weird question, but anyone know if there are any free and open source budgeting apps for iOS …

: I hadn’t logged into my Pixelfed account in a while. The Progressive Web App is a lot nicer now, …

: Thinking of my brother on his heavenly birthday today. He would’ve been 41. Miss you.

: When I see a “Log in with Google+” 🙈

: Wrapping up week 4 in the new job and enjoying it. The first few months are all about finding your …

: Micro.blog down?

: Impromptu bedtime snacks ... https://indw.blog/2023/11/08/impromptu-bedtime-snacks.html

: Apologies to anyone following my music listening history and sees everything from Elmo and Fugazi.

: Apologies to anyone following my music listening history and sees everything from Elmo and Fugazi.

: After two days of public transit and traveling around downtown Portland and Seattle, I’m really …

: After two days of public transit and traveling around downtown Portland and Seattle, I’m really …

: On a packed bus and some lady is on speaker phone buying something and repeated her credit card …

: More Seattle fun. We rode up to the top of the Space a needle with a load of Hindu monks. They were …

: Me and my boy saw KISS in Seattle tonight!

: Waiting for our…bus.

: Figures. Haven’t taken the train in forever and now it’s going to be a bus ride due to a landslide.

: Looks like Micro.blog forgot to fall back today, all the time stamps are an hour in the future.

: Three years ago, I was recognized as an Italian citizen and I’m going to visit the Veneto region …

: Best buds.

: The paint I got on my watch yesterday unlocked memories of seeing similarly speckled paint on my …

: “Dad, can we put the skeleton away? I don’t want Santa to be freaked out.”

: Just began training the new person for my old job as a courtesy, and I got such a strong …

: Being with your partner for a while is to know them. This morning’s convo with my wife went …

: I got really tired of scratching up all my polycarbonate lenses so I sent in my WP frames to have …

: I feel like Apple might’ve done something sneaky in the most recent update and removed my wife from …

: So this happened. Happy Halloween! 🎃

: Halloween Part 1: Preschool Batman. 🎃

: Happy Halloween 🎃

: Don’t wait to tell the world you love someone until after they’re dead.

: What is the best concert you’ve ever been to?

: The false advertising on Google’s hotel pricing is amazing. Even with actual dates plugged in, the …

: It doesn’t happen all the time, but for the last several weeks or so, I have been ticking so many …

: Somehow missed that my lil old car surpassed 150k. Knock on faux wood, but I’ve never had it in the …

: Invariably, when I’m watching clips of the Rich Roll podcast, I find myself not even listening …

: Searching for painted rocks at the park on this beautiful day.

: My phone updated last night and the Journaling app showed up. And I’m sort of relieved there isn’t a …

: As a musician, perhaps the most egregious example of my own ignorance that I’m willing to admit is …

: Lows in the 30s this week. House is chilly and my little girl (21 months) keeps waking up, even well …

: Rembrandt, Monet, Picasso…

: Time to turn up the heat and put a nice tropical scene on the TV while I work on the couch today. 🌴

: Project mystery machine in progress.

: The teens at one of my lunch spots were playing Postal Service in the dining room. Wild to think …

: Anyone use Smartsheet for project management? Thoughts?

: One of those kinds of days.

: A little old lady pulled up in a classic Porsche in front of the library. As she got out, I turned …

: Heard a second and a half of Tainted Love on the radio this morning before I was able to change the …

: I think this week we’re supposed to get the season finale of Invasion S2. I’m a sucker for these …

: It’s amazing how long home improvement projects take me these days. Gone are the days the days of …

: I caught some flack from family for not responding quickly enough to texts. Yo. I have two kids …

: 20 years ago Elliott Smith took his own life. I think what I loved most about him was that he was …

: It’s very odd when your Apple Watch asks you if you’d “like to start your day” after more than 30 …

: From Peninsula Park this morning.

: When you ask Siri to play OPB (Oregon Public Broadcasting) but it plays OPP, you just let it play.

: Whenever I hear somebody say that the roads in Portland are awful, the only logical response is “so, …

: I mean, there truly isn’t a better restaurant name in the region.

: This is so obviously fake, but every time the memory pops up this time of year, I have a good laugh.

: I see this kind of parking job in my neighborhood all the time. Do I be that guy who calls/reports …

: I have a hard time taking companies like The Atlantic seriously in articles like this. I was a …

: Just figured out that you can add custom emojis to saved Google map items. So, if anyone needs me, …

: Pea soup on the morning commute. #pdx

: The very large box my treadmill came in is coming in handy for Project Mystery Machine.

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: The air is crisp this morning (46°) and the sun is burning off the fog. There is piano jazz playing …

: If you had to: Sit through an all-day active shooter training; or, Go on a date with someone whose …

: Weekly Update, Oct. 17 It’s been a busy couple of weeks. But I guess life is just sort of busy now anyways. In no …

: Sono stanco…

: I was on a roll cooking and baking this afternoon. Definitely not a healthy food day, but the …

: Fun new park in the area.

: I was there when Captain Beefheart started up his first band. I told him, ‘Don’t do it that …

: Snagged a used KitchenAid stand mixer at Goodwill.

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: Someone out here living my alternate reality dream 😂

: Walking around outside the courthouse and there are 4 or 5 wedding parties…I guess Friday the 13th …

: Leaving for work on my last day after 6 years at this job.

: Rolled my ankle today on a walk during my lunch break. It’s sore but very grateful I didn’t tear …

: For some reason I have not been able to get the Tinylytics kudos buttons to show up on my Micro.blog …

: Looking for fitness trackers for my parents. They’re reasonably tech savvy 60 something’s that use …

: People from Michigan sometimes ask me how I deal with the rainy season in Oregon. What they don’t …

: Pretty excited that Duolingo is coming out music and math courses.

: Google Maps is always so buggy for me, especially when viewing aerial imagery. Crashes a lot, both …

: Last night I went down one of those rabbit holes that led me to watching the Elliott Smith …

: One of my favorite rock albums of all time is 2003’s Deja Entendu by the band Brand New. The album’s …

: Setting up my new office space. A little bit darker than my old one, but it’s Fall on …

: Europeans who complain about Americans forget that they made us.

: On the list of things I didn’t care for as a child but love now are in-season pears.

: We had a really fun weekend, decorating and spending time with friends at their family farm where we …

: Where can I get a couple very large boxes for an art project? I looked at Home Depot and they …

: Tutti would be an excellent name for an Italian Mastodon client.

: IMO, Portland realtors should be subject to truth in advertising laws. Here’s a home listed as being …

: Literally nobody cares 😂

: The missus is away for a friend’s 40th birthday, so me and the kids picked up some Halloween …

: If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life Never make a pretty woman your wife So from my …

: It’s amazing how often Mexican restaurants in the U.S. try to pass dishes off as vegetarian when …

: Lately my body feels like it’s my enemy.

: If anyone can recommend a treadmill, it would be appreciated. Looking on the used market but also …

: There is this guy on YouTube I love whose channel is called CityNerd. He used to be a transportation …

: Evidently I’ve reached the point in my DIY home improvement career that my wife has begun offering …

: If you ever want some cheap entertainment, pack a lunch and head over to the parking lot of your …

: I just finished up re-watching Season 1 of Arrival in its entirety with my wife on Tuesday night …

: More rambling on housing affordability Real estate prices have been going down a little, but affordability is still a major issue. For …

: Another parent at my kids’ preschool drives one of those electric Porsches. Every time I pull up …

: I added a second phone line on my iPhone for work. I used a budget MVNO called Tello for $10/mo …

: I was listening to a podcast this morning that used the phrase “toxic positivity” to describe …

: Holy crap, that national alert just scared the bejeezus out of me. Thought the aliens had arrived.

: Having been in a software developer heavy social media world for the last year (Mastodon et. al), …

: The photos app is always showing me memories of all the fun times I had pre-kids! Halloween 2010, …

: Some happy little Micro.blog news for me. I had been struggling to find a simple username I liked. …

: Currently writing a personal bio as a professional introduction for other staff in my new …

: In about a month I get to take my son to his first concert. Ever since watching the Scooby-Doo and …

: Man, the Hudson Tower in Detroit is getting massive. What a beauty by SHoP Architects. Photo by …

: Just got a second line for work on my phone with eSIM through Tello. Surprisingly easy and …

: This album dropped 28 years ago this month and it rocked my 14-year-old world.

: Does the iOS share sheet to the Micro.blog app work for anybody? This is what I get no matter what I …

: I have the hardest time remembering how to spell the word for ‘weekly’ in Italian: settimanalmente. …

: Hopefully, as we mature, we reach a certain point in our lives when a combination of self-awareness …

: I heard Saddle Mountain in the Oregon Coast Range is back open. I miss that hike. It’s a few years …

: Signed up for a premium Micro.blog account to host audio, so here’s a quick and dirty test. A …

: Getting into the spirit. #halloween

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: This Michigan-Nebraska game is a blowout.

: At the in-laws’ place for my FIL’s birthday. This view will never get old. Columbia River looking …

: I can’t name a single song of Paul McCartney’s since 1980’s “Wonderful Christmastime”. Pretty …

: Reminder to always look at insurance billing in detail. Just had a crown put in and the dentist …

: Imagine being such a megalomaniac that you start a magazine and put yourself on the cover every …

: Dad, this is like a chicken nugget potato. It’s crispy on the outside, potato on the inside! ~My …

: This is my lunch. Taquitos and chocolate milk. -my wife

: It’s amazing how critical we can be of ourselves and our art. All these years of playing guitar and …

: Played a 00017 today. It was a return at guitar Center. Nice Guitar for the money. Ultimately passed …

: Yesterday I got the news that after a nearly 5-month background check, I got my security clearance …

: Without a beard I’m feeling very Bill Murray-esque. Of only I had the personality.

: Ah yes, the $1000/mo student loan payments are back.

: I don’t care if it rains or freezes Long as I’ve got my plastic Jesus Sitting on the …

: Finally got the garage mostly cleaned up today. Living in a small house, our family’s spillover ends …

: Yesterday we went to the rhododendron garden in Sellwood for the first time. Today, me and the wife …

: Shaved my face for the first time in maybe a decade and people keep looking at me strange…including …

: First day of seasonal depression.

: I have very evidently entered the phase of adulthood where everyone I know in the Northwest is …

: Weekly Update, Sept. 22 The kids are watching a movie (Spy Kids: Armageddon) and my wife is off with her girlfriends paddle …

: Every once in a while, a lyric so profound hits you in the face so hard that you never forget it: …

: Day 22: Road. Snapped this while walking from 10 Barrel Brewing to Pioneer Square for the Built to …

: Eastern Oregon is as backwards as anywhere.

: I see that Nikon has released a retro camera called the Zf. Looks neat. I wish Canon would do the …

: I think I was going into overload trying out all the various federated platforms and blog options. …

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: Some thoughts today: Sometimes a breakfast burrito can reorient the direction of a bad morning and …

: Some jaggoff has a trombone at the neighborhood park, and you know what? I’m here for it.

: Home with my daughter today.

: Every time I hear Joe Biden say ‘Bidenomics” I cringe.

: Having one of those types of days where you kick a whole lot of ass but now it’s 7:30 and time to …

: You don’t need to be a land use planner to figure out there are probably some untidy loose ends …

: 20 ounces of coffee down, 20 more to go. ☕️ #monday

: Finally got my first “but you can’t be X years old, you look so young!” Karma really is a b, folks.

: Low key last weekend of summer. 🍂

: Get things done around the house or go on an adventure, that is perpetually the Sunday question.

: Tore out a cabinet soffit from the ceiling and ripped out the side wall to replace some leaky …

: Does Micro.blog defederate with abusive or racist Fediverse instances?

: You ever been so mad at a family member that you don’t think you can ever forgive them? That’s where …

: Finished watching Foundation Season 2 tonight. I guess I’m going to have to read the books because I …

: Lunch break heaven @ Thunder Road

: Considering shaving my face today for the first time in perhaps 10+ years.

: Growing some pumpkins for my munchkins. 🧑‍🌾🌱

: To be perfectly honest, I thought Sidecar for iPad was sort of gimmicky when it was first announced. …

: Occasionally I erroneously think that I’m not that out of touch with music. Then I randomly come …

: September photo challenge: statue.

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: Next week marks the 20th anniversary of my father’s death. This is a weird one for me in so many …

: Anxiety as a parent and raising good humans As a parent with anxiety, I can already tell that raising two young children to have confidence in …

: The spirit begins early around here.

: Today’s hike.

: I started reading a book in Italian last night called Short Stories for Beginners. I was pleasantly …

: One of my favorite songs of all time. Windows by Angel Olsen.

: I learned something over the weekend. After a lot of research and forum browsing, I learned that my …

: My son’s maternal great grandfather, who is almost 85, is in town from Georgia. We went fishing and …

: Taking my boy for a spin today.

: A few more from the beach yesterday.

: Beautiful day at Cape Lookout.

: Today I played some higher end small body guitars trying to see what might sound similar to my Art …

: It’s fun watching Zoomers misattrubute things to millennials. Just saw a meme complaining that …

: Mood. But they’re playing “Tears in Heaven” by Eric Clapton. And just like Phoebe Bridgers said, I …

: That whole 7-year itch thing is very accurate for me. I start to get really bored with wherever I am …

: Walking back from a coffee shop in Nob Hill this afternoon, I saw this beautiful home and decided to …

: It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

: We’re getting a little taste of fall this morning in the Portland area, with the overcast skies and …

: Personally, I think Google’s best product is News, by a long shot. After 20 years of harvesting my …

: Pumping my own gas for the first time ever while in Oregon. #pdx #oregon

: When your old 1st Gen iPad Pro is commandeered and de facto inherited by your children.

: My only criteria for friendship is an ability to use “its” or “whose” properly. Apparently I’m …

: Autobiographical: Twenty-Year Anniversary of a Course Correction I had a flashback this morning as I was getting the kids ready for school that reminded me of a time …

: It’s a Waylon & Willie kind of morning.

: One of the many things we do as planners…connect neighborhoods with bike/ped facilities for safe …

: I’ve always been left of center politically, but there’s a quote often credited to Reagan that I’ve …

: I’ve thought about making video content as a side gig but I don’t think I can look at my own face …

: I think I need a new method to organize my favorite locations. Ugh this gives me anxiety lol.

: Summertime and the livin’ is easy.

: Whenever I feel like I don’t have enough, I try to meditate on the thought that my maternal …

: Japanese Breakfast at Pioneer Courthouse Square. #pdx

: Built to Spill at Pioneer Courthouse Square. #pdx

: One thing the Portland region should absolutely be embarrassed about is how many of our light rail …

: Arizona Bay I was having a text conversation with my brother this evening. He hadn’t heard of ChatGPT yet, so I …

: Got my cheap-o guitar back from Portland Fret Works. I had some Waverly tuners installed that I had …

: Some days I absolutely feel like the subject of ‘Once in a Lifetime’ by Talking Heads. How prescient …

: One of those Halloween stores opened up at Cedar Hills Crossing on or about August 1. What a time to …

: Last year we lost our neighborhood Indian restaurant, our favorite. We were pretty upset when it …

: It’s still 90° out at 10 p.m.

: Likely heat island effect, but ugh. It certainly feels like 110°F. #pdx

: While the wife is away, the kids will play

: I despise LinkedIn, but they get at least one thing right. There’s a setting to allow or disallow …

: Happy birthday to my lovely, compassionate, hardworking, thoughtful, fun, and caring wife. My best …

: Unfortunately, I have noticed my attention span being whittled away at slowly over the last 10 …

: Follow-up visit to get the permanent crown fitted. I swear, these glasses they give you are purely …

: We were talking to a young family at the park tonight who lives at some apartments in our …

: For some reason, I am still experiencing disappearing text while writing posts using the official …

: I dropped the cheap folk guitar off at Portland Fretworks last week to have them install the Waverly …

: My favorite Paul Reubens character will always be Derek Foreal in the movie Blow. Thanks for the …

: Since picking up that cheap Canadian folk guitar last week, I have been seriously considering …

: Every time I walk by this giant redwood in these people’s front yard, I can’t help but chuckle a …

: I have 6 invite codes to Bluesky. Not sure if anyone is actually still waiting on one, but let me …

: Just noticed you can cross-post to Pixelfed now from Micro.blog. Nice!

: The neglected cuttings I took into the office right before Covid: thriving. The plants I took them …

: Sinopah Mountain from Two Medicine Ranger Station in Glacier National Park, July 24, 2021.

: So, if I set up cross posting from Micro.blog to Mastodon and then set Micro.blog to import my …

: Sometimes I feel bad when I’m a little late for work on in-office days. Then, invariably, people …

: On our walk this afternoon. When the earth just starts taking things back. Reminds me of the World …

: Lately I have been struggling deciding if I want to keep posting to my Micro.blog. There are parts …

: Big Thief and Lucinda Williams didn’t disappoint. Hard to believe yesterday was our first full day …

: Grateful to have this Japanese bakery nearby. Treated ourselves to some donuts this morning.

: A memory popped up in my photos today of the time I sumitted South Sister, Oregon’s third tallest …

: I’ve dealt with anxiety all my life. Despite this, I have a job that requires me to present to …

: Hear me out: curry scalloped potatoes…

: I hope the person who gets my job after I leave appreciates that I took 95% of the monotony out of …

: Y’all ever had a peach so good you start reconsidering your nonbelief in god?

: Dealing with hair loss is pretty emotionally uncomfortable in itself, but add scalp psoriasis to the …

: Very excited to see Big Thief and Lucinda Williams at Edgefield this Friday! I haven’t been to a …

: What bedtimes often devolves into in my household.

: I never felt much like a country boy while growing up in rural Michigan, but sometimes I feel like …

: Walked to the school playground for a bit and then to the nature park. Son was really interested in …

: The whole fam aside from me has been sick for most of the week, so the house is a snotty mess from …

: Thinking about volunteering as a bartender trainee in order to have a social life again.

: It’s taken forever, but finally getting some ripened tomatoes.

: My sleep game has improved so much over the last 6 months. After my younger brother died in 2021, I …

: As I finished my last two staff reports today and sent them off for review, I realized the person …

: Looking at all these 30-somethings with kids eschewing their childrens’ college savings in favor of …

: There is this weird habit of planners and other urbanists to rag on suburbs in the Portland area, …

: I get real weird vibes from people expressing interest in musicians only after they’re gone.

: More and more, we live in a know-it-all culture where professionals are doubted and disrespected. …

: Tonight’s dinner was mac ‘n cheese from a box and canned Hormel chili. Ain’t proud of it, but it’s …

: Brady Bunch-like house on my walk around the neighborhood this morning.

: We just found out our neighbors, who rent a townhouse behind us, are moving to Texas because they …

: That feeling when you work for the government and the network serves up Acrobat instead of it being …

: There is certainly something to be said about practice and hard work in music, but sometimes it can …

: We got a little bit of rain today, which is out of character for this time of year, but always …

: A beautiful deer we saw on our hike this morning at Cooper Mountain Nature Park.

: Had a lot of fun celebrating my wife’s cousin’s wedding last night. Longest we’ve both been away …

: Controlled chaos

: Hanging out with my kids on a slow morning while listening to this absolute classic. 🎵 Turn on the …

: Staying up far too late, watching S2 of The Bear.

: A couple years back, when life was a little lighter. Lincoln City, OR.

: Excuse the crude drawing, but when did it become socially acceptable for drivers turning right to …

: It’s sort of hard to follow a Micro.blog account if you don’t have a link to your actual m.b page on …

: One of the craziest things I never expected to experience as an adult is being part of a two-earner …

: Still trying to exercise the negative thoughts out of my brain. Walked 3 miles this morning. Maybe I …

: July can go to hell Normally I try to keep things fairly light and impersonal here. I may tend toward the dark or …

: Some people will just never understand how much harder us folks with resting bitch face have to work …

: I’ve been waffling between getting a Leaf and a small hybrid truck as my next vehicle. The answer …

: Ironically, things really went downhill with my health since quitting smoking nearly 7 years ago, …

: Apparently we also have our own See See Coffee now, too. So many changes lately.

: Newest Breaskside Brewery location has officially opened. Still wish Matt’s BBQ hadn’t pulled out, …

: Started watching Season 2 of Foundation not realizing they didn’t release the whole thing at once …

: I did something a little strange today. I visited the place I’m considering as my final resting …

: I dislike the phrase “emerging artist”. It seems to imply that you aren’t an artist until you’ve …

: My neighbor, who has one kid, looked me dead in the eye and asked me how we afford to send two kids …

: I have only one conspiracy theory: The makers of Q-Tips put crack cocaine in their cotton.

: My main problem with cycling activists and lay urbanists is that many think it’s all about sidewalks …

: I have my suspicions that the Apple Watch artificially lowers your VO2 Max if you’re a frequent dog …

: “In the 70s, my interest rate was 17%” Ok, but…it was on 30k. Average home price here is $544,000. …

: Whoever told me about the Japanese micro seasons calendar, you’re on my shit list. I copied them …

: I think the reason it’s harder for me to make music is the same reason it’s hard for me to find …

: Been trying for two days to explain what the word ‘Español’ means to my 4-year-old.

: Is it as good as a Yeti? No idea. But I put this ice in at noon on Thursday.

: Likely selling my mirrorless camera after this trip. I haven’t taken it out once, and it’s just an …

: Went on a nice hike today, but my kids really tested my patience. 1.5 and 4.5 year old kids, day …

: If a restaurant doesn’t have a baby changing station in their men’s room in 2023, they can be sure …

: Camping the Southern Oregon Coast, Cape Blanco State Park.

: Walked to the edge of the earth today with my dog. Well, the lower 48, anyway.

: “What’s this one say dad, they must’ve been really good.”

: Made it, and set up camp just before sunset.

: The Firth of Forth, Scotland. More than a handful of years ago. Edinburgh definitely left an …

: Vigo di Cadore, BL, Veneto: where my paternal great grandparents were from (Laggio). This is where …

: Recovering after adventuring with my boy Long couple of days, but feeling more alive today after some rest and lots of coffee. Got in about 2 …

: New Grand Central Bakery(!), Sizzle Pie, and Backwoods Brewery locations dangerously close to my …

: Beautiful sunset in Seattle.

: My step dad turns 60 this weekend, which is why I’m in Michigan from Oregon. My brother just got …

: 16 years ago, London.

: Feel free to add me: https://www.threads.net/@bryanrobb

: Cross-country boys’ trip. This kid has probably been on more flights before he’s 5 than I did before …

: Something that really bothers me about my Canon RP mirrorless is that the bokeh in the digital …

: First ever solo trip with my son tomorrow, heading cross country back to the Great Lakes State. …

: Did a good bit of cleaning up around the front garden beds this morning and fixed a sprinkler that …

: I may have messed up my Micro.blog? Am I still showing up in the feed? Can someone comment if you …

: One of the best things about journaling is that you can start off on a path thinking you know where …

: Looking at the LinkedIn profiles of people I went to grad school with can be incredibly deflating. …

: Currently reading: Incognito by David Eagleman 📚

: Connected my Micro.blog bookshelf to Libby. Can you tell I have a 4-year-old? 📚

: Perhaps I’m being a little too sensitive, but yesterday a superior of mine told me to tuck in my …

: So looking forward to watching Season 2 of The Bear when I get back from my Michigan trip next week. …

: Thank you, Andy!

: 6 years ago, I proposed to my wife on a hike at the top of Cape Perpetua. The Oregon Coast is full …

: Waiting for a the doctor to fit us in.

: Someone is tuckered out.

: We have an annual pass for the Oregon Zoo. We can hop the train from our house to avoid the parking …

: Farmers Market. Gorgeous day out here.

: One super shady practice by Oregon realtors is the almost universal inclusion of unfinished basement …

: My property abuts two roads that don’t connect. My yard is often the shortest path between two …

: I’ve never been much of a pop music fan, but I can’t help but rock out when Try Sleeping With a …

: I grew up in a very poor neighborhood in Saginaw, Michigan. I lived in a 900 square foot house with …

: Apologies for swapping instances, yet again. My waffling stemmed from an inability to cross-post to …

: The final piece of the puzzle on my guitar build: a flipped Telecaster control plate with push-pull …

: I didn’t get to drywalling the kitchen ceiling yesterday. As I was squaring up some existing drywall …

: Me: Stands for 6 straight hours working on drywall and plumbing in a ceiling Apple Watch: “Time to …

: “Sympathy for the Devil” is kind of a mess, musically. A beautiful mess.

: I was never much into serated pocket knives, but I love this Little Native. My first Spyderco.

: My 18-month-old sleeps great at night, but she has a hard time napping by herself during the day. My …

: Just got home a little bit ago from a barbecue at my in-laws’ house. They had a Costco size bag of …

: It’s been a while since I’ve had the time to conquer anything this big in terms of home projects. …

: I love getting to be your dad.

: Exposé, Mission Control, Stage Manager…. I still use Hot Corners. Nothing can break me of it!

: Here’s a photo of me (center right) and my brothers with my stepdad (~1992), rocking an undershirt …

: I don’t know if it’s a result of my upbringing, or just a desire to do something with my …

: Another one of my kiddos. They were having so much fun just running around up there at Panorama …

: Given the weather at the coast was questionable today, we decided to head out to the Columbia River …

: Few things bother me more than land use planners peddling the same ideas or practices over and over …

: Fun fact about me: I was named after my dad, but he left my mom when I was 2 years old. Later, he …

: NYTimes: Your special introductory rate is changing from $6/mo to $25/mo NYTimes after I start the …

: Doing my meal planning, I decided it’s been too long since I’ve had poutine. A lot of places in …

: Started the gardening year late, but I think we’re gonna be okay. My tomato plants have grown quite …

: One thing I really wish Apple would do is force in-app browsers to follow rules you’ve setup within …

: Rule No. 1 as a land use planner: be very careful what you tell real estate agents.

: Remember that the biggest predictor of work happiness is nonwork happiness. I have witnessed this …

: Despite getting a lot of rain 8 months out of the year, the PNW gets virtually zero precip during …

: People are often surprised to learn that I have Italian citizenship because I don’t look like a …

: I created some iOS shortcuts awhile back that check Pitchfork’s Best New Music RSS feeds, presents a …

: A peaceful morning walk with my first-born.

: Current home improvement project: removing a soffit in my kitchen. It only took me 7 years to get …

: Any other eldest siblings of the 80s and 90s wish they would’ve had some musical guidance during …

: What do you want to be when you grow up? On the drive to school this morning, the kids were being unusually quiet, so I asked my 4-year-old …

: Hard to believe I’ve had my car for 10 years, almost a quarter of my life. Just waiting for that …

: Can someone create a guitar tuner app that’s accessible from iOS control center?

: I did a Barre3 class with my wife this morning and it really helped me understand how my personal …

: I’ve started selectively blocking JavaScript with a Safari extension, mostly on news sites. Just …

: Went for a hike today at Chehalem Ridge Nature Park. Even though the pics don’t show it, the kids …

: Is participation in the Micro.blog timeline an all or nothing affair? I saw the update about …

: Yesterday at the park.

: I experience this thing where people talk over me all the time at work and it causes me to not want …

: I had some issues with incompatible pickup screw sizes, but I got most of my Telecaster build put …

: Every once in a while, that sentimental feeling creeps in, and I miss the friendships and …

: Folks on the East Coast are getting a small taste of what the West Coast has experienced every year …

: This is what I mean about men’s sizes not making sense to me anymore. This is a 2XL. I realize I’m …

: As humans, we get so easily accostomed to things. Whether great or awful, almost anything can become …

: If I could talk to my teenage self If I could talk to my teenage self, I would try to convey just how much value there is in being in a …

: One bummer about not being an early adopter of Micro.blog is that my first name is taken as a …

: One of my favorite lyrics: A good woman will pick you apart A box full of suggestions for your …

: Trying to remain grateful for what we have despite feeling like we're outgrowing our house. I bought my house in 2016 before I was married or had kids. Coming from the Midwest, housing prices …

: After napping on me for 2 hours, she was all cheery this afternoon.

: Having been on Bluesky for a couple weeks now, I can see that it’s turning out to be a carbon copy …

: There are few things I miss more than summer weekends on a lake somewhere in northern Michigan. …

: You folks who put links to longer blog posts in your timeline posts, how do you do that? I know if I …

: What’s one band you used to listen to (or still do) that never got any traction in terms of …

: One rabbit hole I find myself in sometimes is looking up bands who disbanded or who had one or two …

: That Bill Burr bit where he talks about his wife finding open days on the calendar and filling them …

: First harvest.

: Just learned there’s a Zappa documentary from a couple years back on Hulu. Guess I know what I’m …

: Photo I took of my son two years ago today. I honestly didn’t expect to like Lake Tahoe as much as I …

: I sat in a fast food joint for an hour recently because our wifi was out and it is shocking how many …

: In today’s algorithm headaches, three artists Apple Music just won’t stop trying to play for me as a …

: People at 80% area median income spend 20% of their monthly budget on cars in the U.S. #cnu31

: Spotted a pretty good dust devil at the ball fields.

: It’s been too long since I’ve had one of Barb’s burgers at the Polish Hall in Grand Rapids, …

: I keep getting these Uber notifications not related to me ordering a ride. Uber Eats, discounts, …

: @monday In keeping up with the Micro.blog trend, I have just one state left to visit: Alaska I’ve …

: Spent a good chunk of the weekend cleaning the house and making the yard look presentable because we …

: My week in review - An Elephant in the Delta Waves …

: Tomorrow is my 8-year work anniversary. Total time warp feeling.

: Ended up having so many healthy tomato starts that I gave a half dozen to my neighbors. I have too …

: Our roses are looking pretty good this year.

: I’d like to thank our janky office printer for helping me hit my step count today.

: I almost never see replies in my timeline. Are people really that diligent about changing replies to …

: Years ago, an old coworker taught me to always save those kudos you receive from coworkers, business …

: A friend started talking about the old Kmart on State Street in Saginaw. Got me thinking about all …

: Today I start working on a task I asked someone else to do a year ago.

: I need to put a self ban on looking at Zillow listings in the Midwest.

: Beautiful day on the Oregon coast.

: Remembering my brother today and every day.

: And while I’m old-man ranting, have you seen the eye rolls they give you nowadays when you refuse …

: Has anyone seen the price of deodorant lately, or are we all collectively ignoring that along with …

: Perhaps the biggest difference I’ve noticed between suburbs in the Pacific Northwest versus those in …

: Yesterday was hard to beat.

: I almost always feel awkward taking videos on my phone. But I have never regretted having even just …

: Sick kids again.

: All you folks who eat fish and seafood, were you born without tastebuds? I can barely stand the …

: Mac ‘n cheesin’

: An annual zoo membership is the best bargain in town when you have a couple little ones.

: Is there no way to mute keywords on #bluesky?

: I’ve been thinking about new volunteer opportunities I could do and I think Habitat for Humanity …

: I should know better at this point to never wear light colored shirts. My kids are always using me …

: It’s been a couple years now and you’d think Apple would’ve fixed their weird glitch where the Apple …

: I had to quit certain social media sites long before a certain dude took over, simply because of …

: An absolutely perfect Portland evening for some back porch lounging.

: Sometimes I think it would be cool to have a Jeep or a Bronco to take to the beach. But let’s get …

: Never thought I’d say this, but I’m ready for my son to be past the Scooby Doo phase. Watching every …

: Took a chance on the Grammarly plugin for Outlook. Verdict: the free version is unusable. Anyone …

: Nothing quite like the feeling of scrimping and making smart choices to put away over 50 grand into …

: Got my tomatoes planted outside yesterday. Really wish I had more space because I only have room for …

: Had kind of a weird day. Broke the news to my coworkers that I had taken a promotion in a different …

: One crazy thing about taking stimulant medication as a person with ADHD is that it paradoxically …

: I have neighbors who bought the house two doors down from us over 3 years ago now that I still have …

: I swear, men’s shirt sizes are meaningless anymore. I can wear anything from a large to an XXL, …

: S is away for a few nights for some much needed girls’ time, perhaps the longest she’s ever been …

: PSA: Despite what the athletic and “athleisure” wear industry wants you to believe, underwear made …

: I’ve been chewing a bit on the saying: “[don’t take] the path of least resistance.” Knowing full …

: The first rose of the season. The Rose City isn’t just a fancy moniker.

: This must be the place You ever look in the mirror and wonder, “who the hell is that?” Seems every day my beard gets a …

: I know whenever my wife says we’ve got to put the kids to bed early it means she’s got some …

: What started off as a trip to the library…

: Anyone on Micro Blog run their own Mastodon instance and run into trouble authenticating for cross …

: My 4 year old yesterday: “I’ve had a really hard day mom, I just need to lay in the hammock for …

: Met up with an old friend downtown yesterday. It was nice to get out of my bubble.

: Watching Silo on Apple TV+.

: It’s every parent and pet owner’s favorite night of the year: the air show. /s

: Not really sure why I wear an Apple Watch anymore when it’s just sort of a daily reminder of how out …

: Just washed my car today. Pollen.

: One of the most unfortunate things about public sector urban planning is that we tend to farm out …

: Still hoping to check out Bluesky if anyone has an extra invite.

: We’ve had a couple of car break-ins over the last year. I caught them on the security cameras but …

: My wife asks me at least once per week if the shirt I’m wearing is new, even when I’ve owned it for …

: I wonder about those in my industry who hire people who have bounced around to a new job every 1-2 …

: Who needs ChatGPT when Google Photos randomly creates slideshows of pizzas I’ve eaten over the past …

: “Okay daddy, I’ll go to sleep but I’m NOT tired.” Truth be told, my favorite part of the day is …

: One sad thing about getting older is that now when I wear a polo on a 90+ degree day, I just look …

: 3 of the ‘best lake towns in the U.S.’ are within driving distance of Portland - …

: Waiting for a haircut today, I decided to grab a quick lunch. With so few choices, I figured I’d …

: Sometimes I initially feel bad when I’m a few minutes late to my job in the morning. But then when …

: It’s crazy to me that the only apparent way to circumvent the product-steering happening on Amazon …

: I have a Strava account that I started pre-kids when I was a lot more active and going on lots of …

: Got all the yard work done. Got a new-to-us lawn mower from my wife’s coworker who is moving into a …

: Definitely going to have some tomatoes this year.

: Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers. Hope you get pampered today.

: An awesome day. Got out to Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge before it got too hot and hiked a …

: Happy Mother’s Day to my incredible wife. We lucked out.

: Off to do a little hike with some friends in Ridgefield, WA. There’s a nature reserve there along …

: I ended up accepting the promotion yesterday and I’m actually pretty excited about it. Initially I …

: I recently switched over 100% of my microblogging from Mastodon to Micro.blog. I thought I would …

: In a reflective mood tonight. Just 14 years ago I graduated during the Great Recession and landed in …

: Somehow I missed that Michael Hurley is opening for Horse Feathers on Sauvie Island later in the …

: Fun fact: I applied for and received a grant a few years back for a 3,200 gallon cistern that …

: Is it just me, or is SMS spam getting out of control?

: I was offered a promotion today in a different department but I’m not sure if I should take it. …

: Planted my zucchini starts outside last week and I worried it might be too cold for them. Now we’re …

: We had some pictures taken over the weekend and I’m really happy with how they turned out. Jenkins …

: One perk of taking the kids to preschool/daycare every morning is that on the way home I …

: These clearer, warmer, longer days are everything right now.

: Rocking my daughter sleep, listening to some chill music. Looking forward to seeing Lucinda Williams …

: Although the view from inside a car may be perfectly clear, glare obscures us from outside. We know …

: I can’t believe I’m raising my kids in a country where, in just a few years, they will be …

: A coworker lost her mother over the weekend. It wasn’t completely unexpected, but that still …

: Went to the post office today to mail a package to my mom. I’m always struck by just how shabby our …

: We’re training her for the X Games.

: We had our friend Alyssa watch our kids for a few hours today so we could have some time to …

: Spring is still being moody but the redbuds are in full bloom.

: Four food carts just opened in an underutilized industrial spot within walking distance of my house. …

: This month marks 8 years since I moved to Oregon, and the same for my work anniversary. Time flies!

: Just realized I think I put half and half instead of milk in my daughter’s sippy cup for daycare. …

: I guess our house is the one all the neighborhood kids like to crash.

: Middle Age Experience My wife and I are watching Fleishman Is in Trouble on Hulu and I’m really impressed by the writing. …

: I have this habit of planting too many veggie starts because I think I’m going to kill them all. But …

: One of the occupational hazards of being an urban planner is that you’re constantly being critical …

: Went down a rabbit hole tonight reading my first blog on Livejournal, the first entries of which …

: Watching the Tigers on TV and it’s cool to see the Hudson’s tower begin to rise over the outfield. …

: Some unusually nice days this week in Portland. Decided to get up early and head over to the Oregon …

: What’s one thing you used to love that you just don’t anymore? For me, I used to love staying up …

: Have to applaud Cursive for performing their Domestica album two days in a row at one of Portland’s …

: 90°F in my 2nd level office today. Ashamed to admit I broke down and turned on the air conditioning. …

: Had a scammer try to buy $600 in nonsense from a pharmacy 2,000 miles away this morning. Glad I got …

: Getting back into Duolingo lately and thought I was doing so well that I’d try watching foreign …

: It’s a point of pride for me that I treat people with kindness and respect. However, I get a kick …

: As a man of above average height, it will never stop being funny to walk into a restroom and see a …

: Not exactly sure why, but I get some sort of strange gratification pulling up next to Teslas and …

: Why yes, those are my frozen corn dogs in the office freezer. I am an adult, I swear.

: Overheard my kid today while working from home: “Mom, I need to see if there are any Weird Al …

: I’m having a difficult time learning Italian possessive adjectives (my, hers, his, theirs, etc.). I …

: Sometimes I like to watch old interviews with musicians. Often I’m surprised by how different my …

: In addition to our outdoor winter garden, I planted some starts a week and a half ago with my son, …

: Say what you will about how technology has ruined this or that, here’s a list of places where I’ve …

: I’ve been learning Italian and I love how Italians say okay…..like “okayee”.

: Got tired of replacing the batteries on my mouse, so I got this thing - not sure if anyone has seen …

: Weeded the second garden bed yesterday, feeling like I got hit by a truck today. Love getting older.

: My child (left) having a full on meltdown after watching Super Mario Bros. because the arcade only …

: My 4 y.o. son kept referring to “goose tape” this past week and I had no idea what he was talking …

: Finally getting my garden into some sort of shape. Weeded this box, added some compost, soil …

: A mural I spotted in New York last week. #nyc #streetphotography #mural #einstein #cycling #love …

: Had such a wonderful time in New York. Can’t wait to go back. #nyc

: What a great city. #philly

: “And did you know the Liberty Bell is a replica Silently housed in its original walls And while its …

: Jeff Bridges is 73. Not sure why that surprises me, but it does.

: I don’t think I can forgive Polar Seltzer for switching form 12 packs to 8 packs and keeping the …

: West coast consumer price index is up 15% since January 2021, yet my place of work decided to reduce …

: I wonder what the growth impact will be in the long term.

: Realized today that between quitting smoking a little over 6 years ago, and not having a car payment …

: As a parent, I’m horrified by mass shootings and live in fear for my kids. What perplexes me however …

: We’re starting to think about our plans for Portugal and Italy next year with the ultimate goal of …

: Today was one of those days where all of my next steps on a project are awaiting other people to …

: It’s 2023 and I still have male coworkers whom only ever talk about sports when interacting with …

: Two shower thoughts tonight: 1) I have an absolutely awful memory for celebrity names and I don’t …

: Life would be a whole lot more entertaining if we could comment on Zillow and Redfin listings.

: You ever realize someone is still alive that you thought left this world a long time ago? Noam …

: More often than not anymore, I find myself foregoing bringing my mirrorless camera due to the …

: I wonder how much of the day-to-day grind famous and wealthy people do for themselves. Like do they …

: Started taking a new ADHD med again, which means I have slept a total of about 2 hours the last 3 …

: Just asked ChatGPT to rewrite Paradise City in iambic pentameter. I’ve never been so impressively …

: Really would love to have an activity tracker that fits completely hidden below a regular …

: One hazard of taking stimulants for ADHD is that I’ll sometimes get sucked very deeply into podcasts …

: Until recently, I’d always thought that the question “what is the meaning of life?” was used solely …

: Witnessing a conversation unfold online about how more men need to support women’s college sports. …

: Had an architect friend recently crap on neo-traditional home designs, calling them pastiche. This …

: Hillsboro has nice stuff. Spent the morning and early afternoon swimming at Shute, played at the …

: Finished modding my Jazzmaster a few weeks ago, so I was on the lookout for my next project. I have …

: Quite a few years ago now I used to listen to the Minimalists podcast, but stopped when they started …

: Someone please make this winter stop.

: Here’s a fun one. Ratio of Median Sale Price of Single-Family Homes to Per Capita Income, by Metro …

: You know the old saying, “better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and …

: Back home in Portland after a week in San Diego. We rented an amazing mid-century modern ranch in …

: #Today was a good day.

: A few years back, I hadn’t even heard of Dave’s Killer Bread. And now that it’s ubiquitous, I have …

: Picked up tickets to see Lucinda Williams and Big Thief at Edgefield this summer. Can’t wait! I’m …

: We’re flying out of PDX on Wednesday to meet my Michigander parents for a week long vacation in San …

: One of the more embarrassing things for me about getting older is finally “understanding” something …

: Sometimes, when I start to get sad toward the end of winter, I just pull up driving tours on YouTube …

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: Just helped my neighbor, who is a Spaniard, chain up his car to go retrieve his stranded girlfriend, …

: Thinking back to my first sociology class at University of Michigan in 1999. It was a social …

: Yesterday I thought I lost one of my favorite pocket knives. I looked all over for it, retracing my …

: My photos app reminded me I saw Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks at the Loving Touch in Ferndale 9 …

: I swear, anytime I’m anywhere near Scappoose, some redneck shit happens.

: Watched the Unsolved Mysteries episode tonight about the UFO sitings by over 300 people in Michigan …

: Just saw a lifted Prius with mudders in Washington.

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: My dog will eat fossilized cat poop out of a flower bed but won’t touch a pretzel to save her own …

: Ford Motor Company not making the Ranger look more like a Bronco was a failure of epic proportions. …

: Drove up to Bonny Slope in the western suburbs of Portland today. Had a hearing on a property …

: As someone who went into 6 figures of student debt to get a graduate degree just to allow me to get …

: I used to think I was either very good at washing my hands to avoid illness, or that I had an …

: Environmental psychology is the study of how the natural and built environments shape us as …

: Today I was thinking back to some conversations I had with my grandmother before she died. I was …

: People sometimes seem like dogs in that we will gang up on a weak member of the pack. Even my …

: Two settings iOS Safari still needs in 2023: 1) auto deny all but necessary cookies; and 2) block …

: Although not quite on the same level as Salt & Straw’s Berry Slab Pie ice cream flavor, I just …

: Always throws me off whenever I see anyone over 30 wearing children’s mall brands like American …

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: As much as I like Apple, I enjoy Google News’ content suggestions better than Apple News. Still, …

: Keep seeing these videos of people being recovered from the earthquake in Turkey and Syria. It’s all …

: Just realizing I can mute people I don’t even follow. What a blessing!

: Dunno if I’m just a jaded planner these days, but even being in the line of work that I’m in, …

: I noticed that Warby Parker sells readers. Are people really spending a hundred bucks on the glasses …

: Nice and sunny PNW day. Had to hit the food cart pod near my house for a beer and some grub. #today

: Tried out #ivory and #mammoth the last couple months but I’m loving the #icecubes iOS client the …

: How many more artists’ depictions of exoplanets and other space junk could we possibly need? I’m …

: Maybe I’m weird, but I think Raisin Bran as a nighttime snack is underrated.

: Our grocery loader had a ulilikilt this morning. First time seeing one in the wild. I don’t blame …

: “In an odd twist, Astoria Chief of Police Stacy Kelly tells KOIN 6 News that the man, identified as …

: My wife and I have read 3 to 5 books per night to our son since he was about 18 months old. Every …

: I don’t eat Taco Bell very often, but when I do, you can bet it’s because there’s one located in the …

: One of my favorite lyrics of all time: I was there when Captain Beefheart started up his first …

: TriMet is inviting local artists (#pdx) to submit their qualifications to design a full-color …

: If it weren’t for bills and the occasional email from long lost friends, I’d probably just get rid …

: Are there folks out there who actually leave their email notifications ON? Given that the vast …

: It’s strange that I’m in my early 40s and I still have to pretty regularly remind people that I’m in …

: Closing in on 8 years in this town and the only lasting friendships I’ve made are a couple of prior …

: "You're living this very bare, stripped down life, and you're with your thoughts, and …

: It’s sad to click on the Wikipedia page of an artist you’ve just discovered, only to have the first …

: Sometimes I think about all of the incredible music created in the 80s and how I managed to be born …

: Hate to see the economy suffer, but man, I hope home prices fall as a result of all these cuts. …

: Not sure when middle age officially begins, but for me I think it started with refusing self …

: Sure, the comment sections are bad. But what gets me is that each of those comments represent a real …

: Not gonna name names, but imagine being the kind of celebrity who is only known to anyone because of …

: It’s wild that I went so many years thinking Portland didn’t have any decent radio stations simply …

: Why yes, those are my Totino’s pizza rolls in the office freezer.

: 23° in Portland this a.m. This kind of weather gets west coasters acting all sorts of weird. Even …

: Even as we approach our 5 year anniversary, my heart still sometimes skips a beat.

: Did you know you can look up where you milk comes from with the code on the carton? I was curious …

: Why I’ll never move to the country again. “Opinion | Can Anything Be Done to Assuage Rural Rage?” …

: I guess Mr. Bungle is on tour. Everyone used to talk about the feud between Mike Patton and Anthony …

: Looking at real estate in #Texas just for fun. As a Portlander, the housing there is cheaaaaap. This …

: Being a parent has forced me to reevaluate so much of my own upbringing, in ways I don’t think I …

: Don’t really understand the explosive growth of cordless power tools the last couple of decades. …

: People today: “Something is just off about society after COVID. Can’t place my finger on it.” Also …

: Someone is blasting Coheed & Cambria on the train like it’s 2003. #pdx

: Google and #umich are taking away my unlimited cloud storage for alumni. This, after 10 years of me …

: Any #hamradio operators in western Oregon? Just getting into #shortwave and was hoping to pick up on …

: One day the world will see plank flooring like we now view linoleum over hardwood. Can’t stand it, …

: My boy turns 4 this week, so we had a birthday party for him today. So proud of this kid.

: Shake Shack really be like “Hey, go ahead and put in your own to-go order. That’ll be $50, how much …

: Single-use plastic is awful, but we have got to figure out a middle ground between paper and metal …

: Snowing in #pdx. Full on wtf this a.m.

: Why do refried beans smell exactly like wet dog food?

: Wow, guess I’m done using #ivory. That was short lived.

: In 5th grade, me and my classmates in Midland, Michigan were each assigned a state and were tasked …

: Finally made it into the Chef Store for the first time and my eyes are at long last awakened to …

: Habitat ReStore will always be my happy place.

: Will never understand people who do Zoom meetings and work calls at coffee shops. That should be a …

: One positive about today is that I almost never see anyone smoking anymore. Maybe it’s just an …

: When I was about 12, my parents took me and my two brothers to Niagara Falls. The cigarettes in …

: I dunno if the title of this article made me feel better or worse: “A 5 p.m. sunset is just around …

: Booked 4 nights at one of the last remaining campsites on the southern Oregon coast for middle of …

: I’ve had the same Gmail address for going on 19 years. This is by far the longest digital …

: Followed one conservative on the bird site this morning and within 10 seconds I saw a promoted tweet …

: Every day while I’m standing at my standing desk. #applewatch #apple

: Sometimes I have a really hard time not thinking that the entire hiring process for men is really …

: “But one problem with pinning everything on Elon is that it leaves open the possibility that maybe …

: Do I have to use my employer-sponsored FSA administrator? I get that it’s pre-tax deductions from my …

: Last night I found this photo from 1986 in my grandmother’s belongings. It’s of me and my brother. …

: Now that the Big Bang Theory is drawing greater scrutiny as observations from the James Webb Space …

: I imagine for most people, watching video walking tours on YouTube is about as interesting as …

: I wish there was a wearable activity tracker that looked more like the old Jawbones. So tired of …

: I don’t know that I’ll ever fully adjust to the fact that you’ve gotta reserve campsites 6 months …

: “I just feel like there must had been a time when the world had more...you know? Like mystery or …

: Finished The White Lotus on HBO last night. Surprisingly, it sucked me in and held my attention to …

: 52° and partly sunny. We’ll take it for January in Portland. #pdx

: Really trying to reign in my gear acquisition syndrome (GAS), but heck if I don’t want a Fender …

: Power went out last night, so I woke up trying to suck air through a CPAP hose that wasn’t providing …

: Hanging out with my daughter on this #mlk day.

: 4yo getting out of the tub: “Dad, can you unwet me?” “You mean dry you?” “Yeah, dry me!”

: My household also pays double our mortgage on childcare every month.

: No village here, can verify. “It takes a village to raise children. Millennial moms say 'there …

: At the guitar shop and a teenager is playing Spoon Man by Soundgarden on an SG. I was a teenager …

: How are there no Dr. Z amplifier dealers in Oregon? #guitar #guitaramps #oregon

: Got my locked and dead car opened up and the battery on a charger. Battery had died last weekend bc …

: My first disappointment with #ivory is that there’s no filter for media on profile pages. One of my …

: I’m having one of those very rare days where my wife is away with both kids but I’m having trouble …

: When you save a meme with Jesus in it and Google Photos asks if your deceased brother and Jesus are …

: Is there anyone whose voice you heard for the first time just absolutely threw you? For me, it was …

: Waiting on that unlikely phone call after 2 interviews for a job I was actually excited about. I was …

: Skincare is not really a topic I’m accustomed to talking about as a dude, but I’ll be damned if my …

: My car’s battery has been dead since Monday, likely because my son left the dome light on. On the …

: I still have and occasionally use a couple of #MiniDisc recorders, strangely enough. Mostly …

: Me opening #ivory for the first time: “My god, why is the text so large? Oh…that’s my system …

: Short introduction for #FollowFriday. Living in #Portland the last 8 years. Originally from …

: I think I’ve reached my quota for # of software developers I follow. Now accepting for social …

: Well this is fun. Full list of license plates rejected by the Oregon DMV in 2022 …

: Just made the mistake of putting on HBO’s Velma for my 4-year-old Scooby-Doo addict. Pretty sure he …

: Our meal delivery service just sent us Hamburger Helper and billed it as French Onion Beef.

: Can any Galaxy/Android users help me understand why, when I text short videos to my parents from my …

: Alaska is the last of the 50 states I need to visit. Hard to fit that one in for a weekender, …

: I hope the Matter standard someday supports security cameras. Would be nice to not have to cobble …

: You know a site has problems when they still have links to Google+

: I wish Redfin took better care of Walkscore.com after buying it. I remember being so excited about …

: My 3100 gallon rain cistern is finally full as of this week. Last year it was full by the end of …

: It’s been such a joy to watch you grow, witness your wobbly first steps, listen to your frequent …

: The turnaround I’ve seen in Portland since moving here in 2015 is pretty dramatic. …

: Finally saw my first in-line Apple Pay button on a paywalled news article. Now give us the option to …

: As I cooked dinner tonight, I was struck by the fact that I have almost no memories of my dad …

: Truly wondering if half my coworkers are using mouse jigglers today. #wfh

: I don’t know who needs to hear this, but it’s the merging party’s responsibility to slow down or …

: I like how we all just collectively ignore the fact that yoga studio ‘new student specials’ are …

: One great thing about living in an oceanic climate: growing food year-round. Just pulled these out …

: Dentistry feels like such a racket at times. My 70-something-year-old ex dentist said I definitely …

: I was never able to get Portland Radio Project to come in over the air on my car stereo or at home, …

: There’s a guy in CA with the same name as me who keeps trying to use my Gmail account as an alias …

: My car is seemingly getting close to its last leg and wouldn’t start this morning. My wife and I are …

: Sometimes when I’m milling about Metro #Portland I think about how shoddy some of the suburban …

: We’ve been looking at real estate a little bit. I don’t understand how people afford Multnomah …

: Every morning is like a game of whack-a-mole trying to make the phone notifications go away. I …

: A little over a month until I’m 42, which happens to be how old Elvis was when he died. I just …

: Looking back at my science classes growing up, so much stuff was taught like religion. Recently even …

: If the condition in which our post offices currently exist is any indication as to the health of our …

: Was thinking today that by the time my mom was my age (41), she already had one kid in college, …

: At Kaiser Permanente in Beaverton bc my kid cut the webbing on his thumb with a tape measure. …

: Was having a conversation with some coworkers and they said that their kids, who are adults, can’t …

: At this point of the winter, I’m just looking forward to the middle of March when sun sets after 7 …

: My 4-year-old: “Zoey just said ‘uh-oh’! “What? Dogs can’t talk dude!” “Yes she can! I heard her say …

: Detroit is truly one of the greatest cities in the U.S. Living in the PNW the last 8 years, I miss …

: If I had a Time Machine, I’d go back to the 60s and early 70s and fill it with pre-CBS Fender …

: Speaking of movies, the first one I ever saw in theaters was The Boy Who Could Fly, in 1986 while I …

: As a guitarist, the most disappointing part about watching Wayne’s World is when Wayne picks up the …

: Took my 4-year-old to the taco truck tonight. Kid was bugging me about it all week. Definitely my …

: New Outlook out of office reply: Sorry I missed your message. My wife is on another Every Plate kick …

: Wife is on an Every Plate kick again (like Hello Fresh), and currently we’re on week 3. Someone …

: Neat little detail in the #mammoth client.

: How do some tech jobs get away with using #architect in their title? I remember some dude who was …

: Anyone thinking about going to the APA conference in Philadelphia this year? I’m interested in …

: Got a flu shot and a Covid booster today, one in each arm. 5 hours later, still no ill effects. …

: I understand hashtags don’t work on M.b but what I don’t understand is why they don’t work when a …

: Wish they made the Nissan Leaf in an AWD format. Front end is ugly but I can live with that. Too …

: Watched White Noise on Netflix last night. Sort of a strange one, but I ended up googling one of the …

: On a forum I follow, someone posted the ranking of large metros by urban density based on recently …

: Finished reading: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Emil Frankl 📚

: Quick outing today to shake off the lethargy, and Annie’s first hike as a walker!

: I started going to the gym a couple months ago to improve my mental health. My times are not at all …

: Not sure how I ended up following mostly programmers, maybe they’re overrepresented on the indie …

: Sometimes I look at professional musicians who have small children and just wonder “how?”

: My wife made the mistake of telling me the song to which she lost her virginity. There’s no limit to …

: I’ve noticed that the cuter my 1-year-old daughter gets, the more people say she looks like my wife. …

: Fun fact: my dog will eat almost anything but will not eat a pretzel if her life depended on it. …

: I ended up leaving the Urbanists.Social Mastodon instance. Even though I’m an urban planner by …

: Not sure where they get their artillery, but Aloha, OR sounds like a war torn country. Happy new …

: Wondering if I’ve got kidney stones or if it’s just gas 😳

: Anyone have any good podcast recommendations that talk about guitar gear, particularly about the …

: Not that I would ever even consider buying a Tesla, but I used to at least think they looked kind of …

: My first guitar (1995). Japanese made Lotus strat. My mom’s taste in home decor was also chef’s …

: Wife just realized her paychecks haven’t included the raise she got back in September. And this is …

: Tried watching His Dark Materials last night with Shar and was absolutely bored out of my mind. …

: Do we know how large the Micro.blog community is?

: Conversation with my 3-year-old son: “Dad, can we get a lollipop after my shot?” “Yeah, we can stop …

: Several times now, I’ve written and posted updates with Gluon and the posts have just disappeared …

: People can be so small, lying for personal gain. I had a falling out with a long-time friend this …

: Is there no way to know who follows your Micro.blog?

: Seems to be about a 20-30 minute delay before replies to Mastodon accounts from Micro.blog become …

: When I respond to someone’s post on Mastodon with my Micro.blog account, I can only see my replies …

: Updated the bridge and neck on my Custom Player Jazzmaster. Took the adjustomatic off in favor of a …

: Struggling lately with career vs. living a fulfilling life. Wishing me and my family could use our …

: After all the shopping for others was done, papa got a couple gifts for himself this year. Upgrading …

: Santa had a lot of fun this year.

: How do people integrate their long form blogging with their micro blogging? All on the same platform …

: Snuggled up on the couch watching Mickey’s Christmas Carol with my family. It’s not that often we …

: Preparing for all of metro #portland to be brought to its knees tomorrow due to freezing temps and a …

: TriMet offers free rides on New Years Eve: …

: Today my dad would’ve been 64 had he not killed himself drinking and driving at age 44. Don’t be …

: School lunch in 1999 was $1.25, so that’s what I used to get from my mom everyday. I used to blow …

: Brought my #Fender Jazzmaster into Portland Music Company yesterday. It desperately needed a setup …

: Thought I had macular degeneration for a few weeks there until I discovered that it was just my LG …

: The 90s clothes I wore in my teenage years back on full force. I tried on some Levi’s of that ilk …

: Having lived in the PNW for going on 8 years now, it’s pretty jarring whenever I hear someone from …

: I would like to know why you still have to go digging deep into file trees in Microsoft Windows …

: Happy that we got down to California and back for Thanksgiving before all the precip hit in the …

: My son is going on 4 years old and we’ve kept his hair at a medium length for a couple years now. We …

: Good lord is it hard making lasting friendships as a 40-something male. Doesn’t help that almost …

: Almost conducted a poll asking where most people do their Tooting, but decided against it. #mastodon …

: When someone says “get out of your comfort zone once in awhile,” but you live with chronic anxiety …

: Just baked another loaf of rustic white. I love carbs. #baking #bread #dutchoven

: We get to see Santa today and he asks my son what he wants for Christmas, to which he responds: “a …

: Why is there no U.S. government run electronic payments system? It’s weird that we are heholden to …

: Here’s the recipe: https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/11376-no-knead-bread?smid=ck-recipe-iOS-share

: I’ve never been much of a baker, but I am a bit of a rustic bread addict. So I decided to give this …

: Test 1 2

: TIL Dr. Dre is only about 3 years younger than my mom.

: I finally spent a few hours over the last several weeks going through the 400+ password security …

: I finally spent a few hours over the last several weeks going through the 400+ password security …

: The clouds and rain bother some people, but living in Portland as a former Midwesterner is pretty …

: The clouds and rain bother some people, but living in Portland as a former Midwesterner is pretty …

: Is this...normal? Seems like a lot of activity in the Pacific.

: Lingering place trauma : https://inthedeltawaves.social/2022/12/09/lingering-place-trauma.html

: Lingering place trauma It was what feels like a lifetime ago, but I still have some lingering trauma left over from my …

: Invariably, when I'm watching clips of the Rich Roll podcast, I find myself not even listening …

: I’ve been keeping an eye on the housing market in metro Portland and I don’t think prices are going …

: Environmentally unconscionable or not, paper plates might just save my marriage.

: We just booked a family trip to San Diego in March to visit my sister-in-law. Having a trip in the …

: Must be solidly in the middle aged marketing category now based on how many ads for insurance I’m …

: Snapped this photo of Glacier National Park last summer as I rounded out states 46 through 49 on a …

: Snapped this photo of Glacier National Park last summer as I rounded out states 46 through 49 on a …

: Oops, figured something like that might happen. Imported my posts AND replies through RSS and then …

: So…I know how to cross-post from Micro.blog to a Mastodon account, but what about the other way …

: What are some of your go-to self care habits or treats to help you get through the darkest depths of …

: A friend with no kids recently added me on Apple Watch to challenge each other and he was shocked by …

: One thing I’m relearning as a parent of two young children is how to take better care of myself. As …

: I’m Bryan and I live in #pdx #Oregon. I’m new to: #microblog / #mastodon / #fediverse. Never cared …

: After literally weeks of trying to get the ActivityPub and WebFinger plugins to work on Wordpress, …

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: Early sunsets

: Found some manzano / orange rocoto peppers at a local mercato. Figured I’d better try fermenting …

: Tech support getting philosophical on me #ziply

: Mercedes T2 811D fire engine spotted in the wild.

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: Just a couple cue ball headed punks. #minime

: Had to break out the 20 oz hammer to get these open, but Pax had fun today with these Dino fossils …

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: The artist at work

: This is where he requested to sit and eat his strawberries.

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: How easily life’s needless things pass to your periphery when purpose comes into focus. …

: This weather.

: Poor dude was sick over his birthday week, so he couldn’t have a party at home or at school. …

: “What I think is this: You should give up looking for lost cats and start searching for the other …

: A boy and his mama

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: Sleepyhead

: Nice day on the lake.

: Bonding leave status update.

: Baby Annette, 1.12.22

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: Sweet park

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: Playing in the snow!

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: Santa swung through for a visit last night 🎅🏼

: Our best gift. 📸:@stacyephoto

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: “I’m an ice cream super hero!” -my kid, who hates wearing clothes.

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: Pax and Santa

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: We live in a forest.

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: From our walk on the Columbia earlier today in Kalama, WA.

: Making cobbler.

: Howdy, Pilgrim!

: Some kids are just extra. Here I caught him sitting down with his mouth closed for 1 second.

: Big ass tree

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: Life north of the 45th parallel.

: Helping get some things ready for his baby sister.

: Happy Halloween 🎃

: Pax went into the bathroom and closed the door…sometimes he goes in there to hide, so we didn’t …

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: Enjoying some Detroit style pizza in PDX. Pretty sweet nod to Diego Rivera with the pizza & beer …

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: This came up in my memories from a couple of years ago at the beach. It’s strange to think about …

: It’s baaaack. I love the rain.

: #nofilter

: 23 weeks

: Hanging with my folks at the coast. Happy to have them here!

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: Dad ran to Costco and said “we could eat Taco Bell every day this week and still be good.” …

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: Kiddo. First day back to nursery school…though he never really left, I couldn’t resist a photo …

: Mmm, red chalk.

: My kid does most things with his pants off now, and I don’t blame him.

: Prom…1999

: College roommates…20 years ago.

: Happy birthday to my wonderful wife! She’s a great mom and partner and we’re thankful to have …

: Something came in the mail today! 🤌🏼 #alwaysbeprepared #pdx

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: Waking up sweaty and crabby from a nap. #momma

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: Ran into an old friendly face in Jackson. #porsche

: Missing my boy!

: An intensely amazing day.

: That way.

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: These crows about gave me a heart attack this morning.

: 😎

: Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

: Getting my steps in.

: Glamping for the night. Thanks Tim and LaVonna, for letting us use your place.

: Happy Birthday, America…from IKEA.

: The neighborhood allotments in full swing.

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: This morning at school. He’s been getting these little dollar store toys as bribes for going on …

: This is what you get when your burger flippers are unionized. Just sayin’

: Caught a pic of a hummingbird on my morning walk.

: The office cuttings have been thriving despite my neglect over the last year and a half. The jade …

: Very excited that THE FOOD has arrived. Link in BIO. P.S., Chris: I never finish anything. …

: Drive around up here and you start questioning your life choices.

: Sharayah snapped this one and sent it to me at work. I’m sure he’s pretty pumped about the pool …

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: Wanted to help me pump up the “back tires” on the wheelbarrow only to find out “there aren’t …

: She loves it when I open up the dormer window

: Quiet office vibes

: Who needs a truck when you’ve got

: My other company

: Sometimes you’re the mule. Mt Adams (12,280’) barely visible in the back.

: I’m still not done yet, but I’m getting close to finishing this little bathroom. (Before and …

: Spent all weekend alone with this kiddo. He survived several visits to the hardware. High energy, …

: 6 years in the Rose City. What a trip.

: #laketahoe

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: Meditation

: Remembering my little brother on this Memorial Day.

: POW POW power wheels

: I had an Italian lesson during my lunch, and this little helper got excited when he found the animal …

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: Experimented with a new batch of hot sauce and I like it a lot. Fermented habanero, garlic, radish …

: So it begins

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: I feel you, man

: Getting pretty good at brushing his own teeth

: I have this silly dream to do a garage conversion and make my house into an imitation Kilbourne …

: Beautiful day. Lots of happy pollinators in the lavender.

: What kid doesn’t want to be a fireman at some point?

: Picnicking

: Everyone used to say how much Brad looked like our dad, so I never really thought I looked too much …

: Numero dos, amigos.

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: figlio

: Next comes the grilling station

: The dudes have put in three 10 hour days so far and should be finished with the deck tomorrow.

: Hiking with friends

: #fatguychristmas

: Our buddy.

: File under “things I don’t remember”

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: We’re all bound for the ash heap.

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: My rock.

: Somehow, coach thought my 139 lb frame would be great for the position of nose tackle. Suffice to …

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: Me and mom, ‘81.

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: Camping and two-tracking in the Jeep, Aug 2013

: Progress

: Around 2003/04. I think this was right before Brad’s first deployment.

: Sight for sore eyes.

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: Got the year pass, so…zoo day

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: Me and my brother Brad (left).

: Adventures in home barbering!

: I rented a tool but I ended up with athletic equipment. Whew.

: Safety 1st

: Moisturize. And don’t forget the sunscreen!

: My brother Brad has gone through so much since his cancer diagnosis in 2014. I hate it that he has …

: #pdxsnowpocalypse2021 #portland #pnw #snow

: One cool thing about minidisc is that it has an optical in to sync/record. Not completely lossless, …

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: Grateful to get to spend some time with my brother in CO, and looking forward to coming back soon.

: 100 degree salt water pool with a decent view of a 14,000 foot mountain out the window. Good for the …

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: standing awkwardly in nature

: Lol I’m too old for this shit

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: While I caught the smell of flowers on our walk today, Zoey wanted blood after picking up the scent …

: “I’m working!” - Pax. Happy 2nd birthday to our little guy. He knows his ABCs, can count to …

: My little slice of heaven for a few moments. #wintersunshine

: Sometimes you still catch me off guard. #wy’east

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: No idea why this wine truck was parked in our neighborhood, but man this kid goes bonkers over big …

: My coworker today due to a gap in daycare coverage. My lil dude starts at a Montessori school next …

: “You are an amazing woman.” - the mug. “Real men drink tea.” - the phrase on the tea bag. …

: We were waiting for a break in the rain but there are only so many hours in the day…

: Confession time. Our sofa is always in a state of complete disarray. Aside from bodies (both human …

: I’ve found that the best way to keep my plants alive is to keep them within reach of the sink’s …

: 2020 was like nothing I could have ever imagined. I’ve had some struggles myself, both with my …

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: Merry Christmas to all!

: A visit from Santa!

: Playing in tunnels, listening to Rubber Soul.

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: “Dada I’m working”

: “Elk”

: Shar says this looks like a beer ad @ninkasibrewing

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: When dad and Pax grocery shop, cookies are involved…even if it’s 9 a.m. 😂

: My Christmas decoration game is weak.

: An important thing for maintaining my mental health: stepping outside, even if only for a few …

: He was interested in the guitar for 5 seconds and then it was onto the cordless drill.

: The holidays started early ‘round here.

: Target just gets me

: Had a bit of a break in the rain today, so I drove up to Pittock and snapped a few. #pdx #portland …

: What can I say, the kid likes trains. #likefatherlikeson #pdx #onwardrosecity

: The silver lining has been getting to spend so much time with my loves.

: I just started watching Long Way Up the other night, an electric motorcycle journey from the tip of …

: Indian to open up those sinuses. Mmm

: The culmination of many years of work finally paid off today with our recognition as Italian …

: Hold the phone

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: Happy 4th birthday to our dog daughter, Zoey :) Pax wanted to sing happy birthday but then insisted …

: It’s not our anniversary or anything. Just feeling grateful to have met my person. * 📸: …

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: Cheap entertainment #thriftstorefinds #trainthemyoung

: Love this kid so much.

: That time my mom went back to college and finished her degree near the top of her class.

: Can’t believe how fast this last year has gone by. Struggling with wanting this pandemic to end …

: I touched that tiny sliver of pepper to my tongue for roughly a second, then pulled it away. I …

: Pax got new homemade slippers and some PJs in the mail from gramma @hag1961 today, too cute. He …

: It’s garlic sowing season! After this year’s harvest, I’m eager to try something new and keep …

: Smashing Pumpkins 🎃 #smashingpumpkins @smashingpumpkins

: My attempt at art. #anarchy #pdx #portland #anarchistjurisdiction #lifeofdad #edc #seiko #benchmade …

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: Still looking for that perfect toy I guess

: Autumn!

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: Feeling almost human after lunch and a beer at Mazama Brewing. Great beer and food. Please visit or …

: My second batch of fermented hot sauce turned out a lot better. I filtered the solids out of this …

: Spelunking the laundry room

: More of this, please

: Making some zucchini bread.

: Somehow I managed to make this gourmet meal without the assistance of a pot filler.

: I guess he requested it after seeing his mom do it. Poor kid has his dad’s feet, tho. 😂🤣

: I wasn’t crazy about the woody taste of the last batch of hot sauce I made. So this time the only …

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: This stuff is rough. At KP getting an inhaler.

: It’s called swagger and it runs in the family (nephew Lincoln).

: Stumbled upon a local coffee roaster. Hate when that happens.

: Happy Labor Day! Don’t labor today.

: Out here spinning beyond comprehension. #astrophotography #feelsmallyet? #howis15mmnotwideenough?

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: In a few days I’ll have my first batch of fermented hot sauce. We’ll see if the carrots mellow …

: My loves #tbt

: Perfect eve with the boy and @lavonnakofstad7 and Tim and pups.

: Sunday vibes

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: Sunday funday.

: “Dad, you are sooo annoying.”

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: She loves me.

: My slowest producing pepper plant, the Carolina Reaper. Or as I affectionately call it: pucker butt.

: #wcw

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: Happy birthday to my Sharayah. You’re always running circles around me and I’m not sure how you …

: Much needed weekend escape.

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: Monument

: #basic

: Watermelon

: Ocean

: Helping

: Chocolate

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: Itty bitty watermelon. I can eat these like grapes, right?

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: I grew a zucchini.

: Saw a full moon during Pax’s first camping trip this week

: #dadshots

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: I can’t believe I used to wonder what she did all day. 💤

: Please just lemme in, I swear I won’t do anything!

: Zoey had to get a pretty tight shave due to some mats. But now she blends in with our lazy couch …

: This one sums up this afternoon perfectly

: Watching him learn is pure joy for me.

: Hair was finally long enough for his first perm

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: When mom works Saturdays…

: Getting way too familiar with a mattock. It’s a good way to take out frustration, though!

: There are a few things I feel are worth splurging on. Good coffee is one of them. Water Ave, you …

: Spinning and being silly before bed

: If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. treat others as you’d like to be treated, etc.

: Father/children weekend. Living dangerously under our front porch (garage) on this rainy day. We …

: When you get tired of filling up your spray bottle for your garden starts 😂

: Love these two, and I’m feeling especially appreciative and lucky to have such a wonderful partner …

: The bees love the lavender.

: Stylin’ in his Nike track jacket this morn as we watered the veggies. Thanks gramma @hag1961 😊

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: Today’s classes: Walkie Talkie 101

: Puppy pillow

: One moment you think your kid’s a genius and the next moment he’s half naked with an upside down …

: 16 mos. today. I guess it’s time to start force feeding him piano and guitar lessons. They grow up …

: “So I says to the guy, I says to the guy, ‘the cow goes MOO!’”

: FaceID finally just said ‘nope, you are not my owner and you must enter a passcode’.

: I’m either turning into Bukowski or I’m joining a motorcycle gang for dads who sold their …

: Funny to think I’m older now than my parents were when I graduated.

: Keeping it classy with a tire swing.

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: Always fun to see what you can accomplish during nap time. #toddlerparents

: Now that’s what grandmothers are for. Happy Mother’s Day, mom. Thanks for always being there.

: To the woman who used the word “toilet” in her marriage vows, I love you. You are an amazing …

: Thanks @erin__franke!

: Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful

: Man I feel like I just broke out of jail

: Just rocking out on the electric avocado guitar

: Another barn burner over here.

: My work wife

: As of this past weekend, we’ve got a #bigboy 😂. Wasn’t expecting this to start at 15 months.

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: I’ve had these two home with me for the last week and a half and now we’re all going back to our …

: She sure as heck did. #tigerking #carolebaskin

: When you’re bored and a friend suggests dressing up like characters from old paintings… …

: Pax’s new favorite meal is mom’s vegetarian “meatloaf” #momthemeatloafwewantitnow

: Sure beats buying 36 bags of soil from Home Depot.

: Easter with grandma and grandpa

: Just chillin

: My crew.

: Quarantine Day 21, post afternoon nap. #someonetoldmeilookhomeless

: When your underutilized alcove/dormer/recording studio/spare room becomes an arm of the government.

: Not exactly sure who I am anymore. #latergram

: until tomorrow

: The Rummikub Rainman.

: A couple rainy day people having a photo shoot in our flowerbed. 💐

: Progress. Love these beautiful days.

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: #cherryblossoms #spring #quarantineoutside

: The joys of a $3, disinfected, new-for-him used ride.

: With all this social distancing, what better time than now to try out that natural deodorant …

: People keep saying Pax looks like mini me. Sorry to have to burst that bubble. pop

: Finally something Pax and I can both agree on: Judy Garland.

: Clean baby ✅. For now, anyway.

: Traded some toilet paper for a canoe. Heading to an undisclosed island in the Columbia till summer. …

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: Had to.

: Went about as well as could be expected on a Friday the 13th with a plague going around. But after 7 …

: Um. Good morning.

: I’m such a tourist.

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: #bitchdust

: Almost, buddy.

: Had fun celebrating, happy birthday @lavonnakofstad7 and have fun in Hawai’i!

: #beachbabes

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: My beautiful mom.

: Desperate times call for desperate measures #latergram

: Rubbing elbows with senators on date night, front and center at the Asolo, thanks to an old friend. …

: Thanks for the birthday wishes, everyone. It’s been a great week! #dadboddontcare #39

: This is dad bod. #youknowyouwantit

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: When the Rhodies are bloomin’ and there’s the scent of freshly cut grass in the air.

: Two years ago I made the best decision of my life. To the most wonderful partner and my best friend, …

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: What can I say, he’s pretty advanced. #quantummechanicsforbabies

: These PNW winters are awful

: Fantastic Italian dinner to start our 2nd anniversary weekend. I’m a lucky man.

: When you come home for lunch to find your dog snagged the honey off the counter and ate about 1,000 …

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: Mom says he took his one-year vaccinations in both thighs like a champ. Officially travel ready.

: I know my wife already posted this, but I can’t not post it too. Love my little boy. …

: Making the paneer tikka.

: This place is 2 blocks from my office and it is daaangerous.

: Little does he know, my plan all along. #inheritance #babyvirtuoso

: Attempted jailbreak.

: Still have some odds and ends to finish, but I think it’s an improvement.

: #bedhead #whyareweupthisearlyagain

: These dudes were born two days apart and have a similar fashion sense.

: Hanging out in the studio with my boy, about to lay down some tracks.

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: Agate hunting

: Baby, 11 months old today. Nose scab, 1 day old.

: The transition has begun. Belly has arrived. Beard going white. Zoey’s night vision kicked in and …

: #lunch

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: Santa paid a visit to the Kofstad family Christmas. 🎅🏻

: Some early Christmas presents from cousin Garwood and Judy. I’ve been looking forward to reading …

: The Sunday hangover crew

: Brothers from another mother (and father).

: Happiness is 3 brothers eating pizza and playing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Happy birthday, …

: Pax and Shar and LaVonna

: Thanksgiving at great grandma and grandpa’s.

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: Hard to believe he’s 10 months old in a few days. He’s all over the place too, and Zoey is so …

: When you’re 15 minutes from wine country, why not?

: Man I love this kid.

: Congratulations to this hard workin’ momma for landing a permanent position with benefits in her …

: 4 years later. My, how our world has changed.

: Gotta take advantage of these nice days.

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: Gotta say, this is a pretty great hotel for a conference.

: Here we go!

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: Q: how many days per week do you not go somewhere because of traffic? A: Errry. damn. day. I’m …

: Whelp, won’t be long now and he’ll be climbing out.

: New gutters ✅new outdoor lighting ✅next up: 3100 gallon rain tank and more raised beds

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: Practically had the place to ourselves for date night. Pretty surprising since we were impressed by …

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: Hi, I’m Pax. I love my mom and dad and my hobbies include: getting into anything I can reach, …

: 7 mos. and getting too big for his car seat 😩

: Future location of a 3,100 gallon rainwater collection cistern.

: Now and Then Came home from Idaho yesterday and realized when we arrived that Google Street View of our house had …

: Fatties do fit fine, but I might need some different fenders. #700x40c #surlycrosscheck #bike

: I think I only post photos of my kid anymore, but I mean, how can I help it?

: This must be the place. <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " style="max-width:1875px;" …

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: Playing music is like riding a bicycle but riding a bicycle is not like playing music <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " style="max-width:1875px;" …

: Getting some grandma time :)

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: Since everyone else is doing it. #firstdayofschool #lastdayofschool #19goddamnyears

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: Our son really loves breweries. Go figure.

: Nice hike today around Silver Falls.

: Leaps and bounds

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: The loves of my life.

: Celebrating Pax’s 4 months right

: Jesus take the wheel #firstfamilyroadtrip

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: Happy first Mother’s Day to this one. Couldn’t have asked for a better mother to raise our son …

: Love making this kid laugh.

: Later gram of lady lamb jams. Incredible show this past weekend. #mississippistudios #pdx #ladylamb …

: Rest peacefully, Gran. You were a unique and special woman and you will be missed.

: Stair skirts cut and fitted, about ready to lay some flooring.

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: Do I answer it?

: Gotta say hi to Smokey.

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: Spending some time in nature while mom is at boot camp.

: Who’s a good boy

: 4/26/19 <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " style="max-width:2500px;" …

: The Life

: Baby’s first Easter

: Grandmas gonna grandma.

: I’ve got poles in different area codes.

: 4 a.m. wake-up for some walleye fishing on the Columbia.

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: Man I love being a dad.

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: Hanging out with dad today (and eating my hand) on mom’s first day back to work! Good luck, mom!

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: A ‘W’ could make this a perfect day.

: This kid

: An Oregon right turn lane.

: I kinda feel like a human again after this weekend!

: Babies Rule Everything Around Me!

: Baby overload.

: Sky is 🔥 RN. #sunset #nofilter

: #pdx

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: Orion was mighty pretty tonight.

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: Birthday gift from @outdoorshar ☺️

: Pax goes to the coffee shop.

: He couldn’t vocalize how he feels about Valentine’s Day, so he did the next best thing.

: First bath, first trauma.

: Two week appt., right on track.

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: Didn’t think I could love anything this much.

: Our first child. #oldersister

: Our once-a-year snowfall. Off to my only day of work this month (public hearing).

: My little dude

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: 1/21/2019 Baby still isn’t here. Just got back from a check-up and some grocery shopping. Shar’s about to …

: #39weeks 👀

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: January 15, 2019 Today I’m typing from a 15-year-old, wired, white manual keyboard. I just couldn’t type for any …

: Okay, I think we’re ready to meet you, little one. Gotta a whole lotta love in my heart to give. …

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: A month off from our anniversary but #fbf to when I married my best friend and ponicorns showed up. …

: January 10, 2019 So the new year came without much fanfare. 2019, here we are. We spent the evening in bed, and dare …

: December 29, 2018 I finally complained to Kaiser Permanente that I was going to switch insurance providers if they …

: December 28, 2018 Making room in my life for the important stuff has never been easy for me. I am probably the most …

: December 26, 2018 Another Christmas come and gone. Hard to believe. <div class=" image-block-outer-wrapper …

: Getting muddy with my girls and drinking hot cocoa on a sunny Christmas Day.

: Quick trip to the nurse midwife before the holiday festivities.

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: December 20, 2018 This morning on the train we had to get off at Quatama Station because there was some sort of …

: Papi’s white elephant by way of necessity. Just a sip! #bulleitrye

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: So proud of this lady for passing her licensing exam today!!! At 7 and a half months pregnant! …

: December 10, 2018 Yesterday we lounged around Shar’s mom’s house for awhile before getting out the door at 4:00. We …

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: #PDX #friyay

: December 6, 2018 I did 5 miles today on my lunch hour. I can tell I’m going to hurt a bit tomorrow, but hell if it …

: December 5, 2018 As I mentioned briefly in a previous post, I’ve been going to the gym every day on my lunch hour. …

: December 3, 2018 I spent the weekend doing nothing an onlooker would find spectacular, but it was altogether exactly …

: December 2, 2018 For the last several years, I’ve had a bit of a heart…flutter. It’s not a painful thing and it’s …

: The best breakfast sandwiches.

: #commute

: November 29, 2018 I made my last car payment this month. It’s hard to believe I’ve been making that $320 payment every …

: November 28, 2018 <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " style="max-width:2500px;" …

: Cracks me up that Bay City got it right but Lansing couldn’t.

: Selfie with my 86-year-old Gran. I setup her first smart phone for her today.

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: Shopping for a new pair of glasses. Are these in style yet?

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: Spotted at local Goodwill.

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: Seismic retrofit by @seraarchitects. I like the corners, and that the basement will be daylighted. …

: Definitely over planted the ol’ garden this year. I need to build another one.

: I like this idea. * * * * #pdx #slabtown #portland #nw #pnw #lobby #signs #parks #tile #leed …

: Take me back * * * * #hawaii #maui

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: Ongoing seismic retrofit at the office.

: Nearing the finish line on the music room.

: Been awhile since I’ve been down here. Almost like they’re building a city from scratch.

: My favorite new food cart. Argentinian empanadas. Yum.

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: Look at this beautiful lady. Beachside in Lāhainā. Dinner for two.

: Kaanapali. Where the trees glow.

: I swear to god I am never going home.

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: This will work. #honeymoon #maui

: An awesome weekend with family and friends for our wedding. I’m a lucky dude. (📸:Lindsay Baca).

: #mrandmrs

: I only have eyes for you. #valentine #vday #vd #valentinesday #balloon #heart

: I know the exact moment I knew I wanted to marry her. It was our first trip to the coast together, …

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: Bitter cup #bachelor #bachelorette

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: Two years of sarcasm, adventures and fart jokes. <3 her.

: From the #PNW, with love @foundersbrewing

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: Made a dentil shelf for the door. Next up, paint.

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: Tomatoes, yellow peppers, and jalapeños all did fine this year. Poblanos, not so much.

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: Getting married 4 months from tomorrow (we think)! Puerto Rico getting hit by Hurricane Maria has …

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: ecnepsleahcim spotted on the Fiction - New Arrivals shelf at Powell’s.

: An hour and a half later, still no food. #harlowpdx

: That time my mom went back to college with three boys and graduated magna cum laude. #fbf

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: #latergram from an awesome rooftop patio, perfect weather, and birthday shenanigans.

: #eclipse #solareclipse #solareclipse2017 #pdx #oregon

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: Model of Downtown Detroit at Bedrock. Shows Hudson’s and Monroe Blocks. RenCen decidedly absent. …

: Getting close to finishing the upstairs trim. Probably my least favorite job so far and has taken me …

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: Moved to an albatross handlebar. #surly #crosscheck #nitto

: Hard to believe I’ve never read this. But that’s about to change.

: New blog post on A Sturdy Life about how to make an extra $1000 per year. And no, this isn’t an ad …

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: I thought the devil wore a blue dress? #angel #freshcoffee

: This eve. #pdx #skyline #oregon #portland #skyscrapers #mountains #mounthood #mthood #pnw …

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: Back in the day. #triumph #scrambler #moto #motorcycle #puremichigan #motorbike

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: New blog post from @asturdylife titled ‘Hitting the Hard Reset Button on Social Media’. Link in …

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: I like this little craftsman in my work neighborhood. They just rebuilt the porch. #craftsman …

: Got the garden in late, but…signs of life.

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: The Flawed Logic of the ‘Buy Local’ Movement A few weeks ago, I spent some much needed rest and relaxation in my home state of Michigan. Not only …

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: New blog post on A Sturdy Life called ‘The Struggle is Real’. Link in my bio. . . . . . …

: The Struggle is Real: How our Changing Environment can Turn Friends into Enemies I've been thinking a lot about how a change in environment, whether physical or social, can cause …

: I read somewhere once that New Seasons isn’t the true sign of gentrification, Little Big …

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: In what decade would you guess this neighborhood was built?

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: One of my favorite hikes. Awesome day. Now off to Double Mountain for beer and pie.

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: Don’t bother trying to get ahold of me for the next several days. . . . . . . #gibson #lespaul …

: Z’s best George Burns impression.

: A nice day in #pdx.

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: First MLS game! #timbers

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: Checking out @theminimalists live at the Aladdin in #pdx. #minimalism #lessisnowtour

: #Latergram. The nice weather has me out of hibernation mode and looking forward to more adventures.

: One’s recovering from a rabies vaccine, the other from eye surgery, and I’m dying from …

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: “Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do …

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: Day 9 of the #minsgame. Resorted to raiding the sock drawer. What a mess it was. . . . . . . . …

: Powell Butte with my girls.

: Day 7 of the #minsgame and this is officially getting harder. A portion of the ties I never wear. . …

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: Why Paying Off All of Your Student Debt is Not Always a Good Thing On their very popular podcast, the Minimalists recently posted an episode on debt. Generally I think …

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: This week marks 3 months without cigarettes and I ran almost 3 miles before 7 am. Quick, someone …

: I love this place. Feeling pretty special.

: Daffodils and tulips coming up, and roses well on their way. Looking forward to painting this sucker …

: Can’t help but smile at the Dual Hearted IPA by @fallingskybrew. I wonder if @bellsbrewery has …

: Pawsing for a photo. . . . . #puppy #puppies #puppiesofinstagram #goldendoodle …

: #raisedbeds #garden #spring #oregon #willamettevalley #cedar #organic #homesteading

: I’m home sick today, bitches.

: Ready for my girls to come home after a long weekend in Cali. I feel like a rudderless ship when …

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: I swear to god, she is just staring at herself.

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: East Jordan, MI leaving its mark 2300 miles away.

: Repurposed desktop with hairpin legs. Didn’t turn out too bad.

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: Project maple radio progressing.

: Something I’ve been saving.

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: Board of County Commissioners approve funding for homeless veterans' housing. Not a difficult sell, …

: Date night at the ice skating rink. #luckydude

: I don’t, either. #idgaf #1dgaf #alaska #licenseplate

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: Who’s laughing now, Google Street View?

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: Leaves turnin' on my quiet street. Fall in the air.

: Looks like a nuke went off in Portland.

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: Even the strip malls…

: The most physically demanding thing I’ve done (so far).

: Well, I think that’s a little bit of an improvement. Exploring paint options.

: Stuff happening.

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: It’s just ok. #nofilter

: Does not suck.

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: Super proud of this amazing woman for completing her MSW today. Looking forward to many more …

: O hai. #1925 #martin #acoustic #guitar

: #First official #5k since high school. On an upward trend… #pdx #iwasarunner

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: Love where you live. #Oregon

: Am I dreaming? 😍 #coyotewall #washington #oregon #columbiarivergorge #gorgeous #hike

: “I’ve always loved infiltration. To me, that’s what punk rock has always been …

: You know you’re in Texas when you almost get run over by a man on a mule on the sidewalk. *** …

: They tried to make me go to rehab, but I went to the Farmacy instead. Austin, I love you. *** …

: East 6th is looking a lot like North Mississippi. #pdx #atx #portland #austin

: Dig it. #shadows #signs #design #chiocodesign #austin #texas

: Mornin'. #Texas #Capitol #Austin

: Wait…so, what exactly is “authentic Detroit style pizza,” anyway? #Detroit #313 …

: #isthisreallife #waterfall #oregon #pnw #silverton #hike

: We saw probably 10 waterfalls today and put down a good number of miles hiking. It was radical. …

: Things were pretty good at brunch today. #tastynalder #portland #breakfast #travelportland

: Blue Dot Double #IPA for a blue sky day. #hairofthedog #pdx

: Pristine automobile. #VW #volkswagen #lovebug #vintage #cars #carsofinstagram #pdx

: Picnicking with this bodacious babe. Grateful every day. #mountsainthelens #washington

: Neighbors with a #luthier #pdx

: #oregon

: Love these guys @geographermusic #pdx #hawthornetheater

: Quiet morning. #pdx #burnside #sunrise #usbancorptower #highrise #skyline #oregon #roadtrip …

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: I don’t think I’ll ever get enough of the Oregon coast. #pacific #ocean #mist #Oregon …

: #pioneersquare #seattle #rise

: #stairwaytoheaven #seattle

: Only in #Portland. #pdx #keepportlandweird #goosehollow #lumina #cars

: #magnolias blooming.

: #spring #pdx #portland #psu #arbor

: Stuff’s about to get weird. #1984 #knitting #freebooks

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: A little sweetness in my life for my day off. #saltandstraw #presidentsday #icecream #pdx

: #PDX #Bridgetown #portland

: On that not-so-dusty #trail. #Oregon #sunrays #trees #green #pnw

: #oxbow #deer #oregon

: #downtown #portland #pdx #skyline #willamette #oregon #bridge

: #downtown #pdx #Stumptown #portland #coffee

: Book of Mormon

: #martin #martinguitar #pdx #portland #guitar #acoustic #elderly #lansing

: Still feel like I’m cheating winter by living here.

: My super smart, caring and beautiful niece excited about opening a gift from gramma. She’s …

: Lunchtime meandering. #mthood #oregon #pdx #hillsboro #snow #pnw

: Powell’s City of Books #pdx #portland #bookstore #powells

: We’re all bozos in the #bus.

: “Nothing has been wasted, for it all has brought you here.” #mthood #pdx

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: Isn’t it funny how someplace you resented and scrapped so hard to get away from can become the …

: Practically have the place to myself. #giraffe

: These folks make great beer. @baerlicbrewing #pdx #brewery

: #pdx #fall #love #nature #leaves #heart #portland

: A man rows his boat down the Willamette River with a fresh white Mt. Hood peaking out over the …

: The stable. #history

: There be fungus among us.

: Attempted #murder. But honestly, there were thousands of crows in downtown #pdx this evening. Eerie.

: Does not suck @ Lake Cushman #washington #olympicnationalpark

: Smoosh?

: uspostalservice iPhone camera thinks the Paul Newman stamps I ordered are ten Paul Newmans. …

: taylorswift pop #jiffypop #pdx

: portlandcider’s take on a pastie. I wonder what a #yooper would think?

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: I always get a kick out of this.

: A nice night.

: #Telekinesis at Mississippi Studios. #pdx

: Soaking up as much sunshine as I can before it decides to go away for…a few months.

: A very special #window.

: Live music, local beer, homemade tamales and a good cause. #Bienestar #hillsboro

: #VFW memorial plaza in Vancouver, WA

: I need this shirt. #grumpy

: I have found the vegan, gluten-free, GMO-free, nougat-free center of the hippy universe. #Eugene …

: Top of the morning to ya. #pdx #mthood

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: #skills

: Quiet morning waiting for the streetcar to make my first journey over the Tilikum Crossing. Portland …

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: Smell ya later. #vegas

: #Utah #bigsky #zionnationalpark #alive

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: #Utah #Zion

: #Zion #Utah

: When you find a swimming hole in the desert

: #Chevy #3200 #zionnationalpark #buffalo

: #Vegas #caesarspalace

: #lax #googie #architecture #mcm

: That’s a bummer, man.

: How sweet it is to have windows.

: A hot spring in a lake in a volcano in a forest in Oregon. #latergram #paulinalake #Oregon #volcano …

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: Newberry National Volcanic Monument. #love #Oregon

: #exploregon #newberry #deschutes #hotsprings

: Decided to take the #Porsche out for a drive.

: #Exploregon

: Pretty excited about deez donuts. #bluestardonuts

: Spotted in Portland @goldenharvest #pdx #lansing

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: #nofilter #sauvieisland #oregon #pdx

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: Messing around on #sauvieisland #portland #olivertractor #roboteyes

: And…we’re back in business. #Beogram @bangolufsen

: #pdx #skyline #pureroregon

: Not a bad Wednesday after a hard day’s work. Beer collaboration with #bcorps between …

: landrover defender 90. #want

: Nice…brush guard? #vw #bus

: I LOL’d. #cheetahs #newengland #deflategate

: Woke up in a dream. #Oregon

: shinola notebooks at @powellsbooks #portland #detroit

: Whose tag line was first: “Your adventure begins at visitbend.com” OR “Your trip …

: No contest. @craftworkdetroit hands down. Take me home. #Salem #Oregon #Detroit

: Fallen heroes in #sellwood. Bucked. #lego

: Looking for a house to rent in #sellwood. Grabbing some BBQ at Reverend’s. Beautiful day in …

: #Prosciutto everywhere @hamletpdx

: A grainy iPhone picture of the rising #bluemoon this past weekend at #sauvieisland over the …

: Ever look closely at a #plum or a #pluot? They look like delicious little #galaxies. #stardust …

: #columbiarivergorge #Oregon #pdx

: Hello there. #sauvieisland #bugs

: On a potential site visit for a veteran’s housing and public services project and this is the …

: Good times.

: Because 4am yoga on concrete is always a good idea @modesty4president #latergram #seattle

: Stumbled upon a #sweatshop.

: “Not your father’s root beer.” #hardrootbeer @smalltownbrewery @clarksbistroandpub

: Obligatory #beard update for my mom. @debhagerty14

: #pdx #place #placemaking #planning #architecture #placestudio #landscapearchitecture

: Food pod. #pdx #camper

: My favorite things. @lardopdx @buoybeer #buoyatlardo #beer #pdx

: Feeling like a warm fall night, neighbor. #church

: This state has that whole import substitution thing down pat. Catsup?

: Latergram. Crappy photo but was introduced to this great place called the Multnomah Whiskey Library …

: #yodude

: Teddy Roosevelt. #roughrider #statue

: Hey, why not? #weezer #projectpabst

: Modern barbecuing.

: The green room. #PDX

: “The Big Legrowlski”. Abide. #PDX #growlers #lebowski

: Urban planning trivia night. #portland #pdx #urbanplanning #lotuscardroom

: #parking #pdx

: First time seeing one of these.

: Fun finds at the #portland Goodwill. #canon #tx #vintage #film

: Found in our building. #diegorivera #detroit #dia #oregon

: Plan B.

: Those legs tho. Short hike up to #Bagby hot springs yesterday. I love this state. #Oregon

: Oh, just the World Domination Summit 2015. No big deal. #wtf #PDX #wds2015

: Coincidentally perfect. #badboys #pistons #reruns #detroit #laimbeer #pdx

: Now I walk #alone. Chin up. #portland

: #whatever

: The County takes its sustainability and social responsibility kind of seriously.

: On my evening walk. This made me miss my Scrambler. #triumph #motorcycle

: This city. #pdx #oregon #pot

: Where the Willamette meets the Columbia. #portland #oregon

: To many more days like this @maggiesisco #oregon #clacksmas #forest #rapids

: #hats

: The struggle is real here in Oregon. #heatwave

: Affordable Housing Inventory Update at Metro

: The #Oregon coast. #pdx #patches #nofilter

: When I’m hungry, everything looks like bacon.

: Seattle

: Mt. St. Helens (54 miles away @ 8,364 ft) with Mt. Rainier in the background (104 miles away @ …

: Not too shabby. Mt. Hood from 50 miles out. Elevation: 11,235 ft. #mthood #pdx

: Up way too early.

: A little late night maintenance, #welding on the tracks. #pdx #trimet #lightrail #slowshutter

: The Compromise. #trees

: Those things in the distance still throw me off from time to time. The county I work in is …

: Ain’t lost. #thuglife

: From earlier in the week. Last resort coffee and taking notes like a second grader.

: Anyone ever done this before? 2 hours? Sounds awesome. #ziptours

: Meaner Wiener. #hillsboro #hotdogs #intheshadows

: I love this city. #pdx #food #burgers

: Hello there! #mthood #pdx

: Spotted in the 5th quadrant today en route to a great BBQ with @jeffjpdx &co. #dodge #van …

: #multnomah #library

: Still life with #rogue. #eighthop

: Because it was the right thing to do. Week one down. #pdx #rogue

: Buildings of #pdx.

: #idk

: They might be giants. #hillsboro #pnw

: An excuse to get drunk on wine, but not a bad excuse. Painting vertical lines at #clarksbistroandpub …

: The #PNW. Where ferns grow in the sewer. #nature #pdx

: Yep. #goodbeer #greatfood #hillsboro @clarksbistroandpub #pinedrops

: Old and new stock. #TriMet #max #pdx #hillsboro

: Beaverton Central. #trimet #oregon #pdx

: #lardo #portland

: #portland #willamette #sail

: #portland

: Nice try. #Honda #ev #charging #hillsboro

:

: Things are getting pretty rowdy down here on Taylor. #starlightparade #portland

: This must be one hell of a parade if people have been setting up over 7 hours early. …

: #fortgeorge #Astoria #publichouse

: Genius. #Astoria #Oregon #Taps

: I guess this makes it official. #librarycard #multnomah #portland

: My new home.

: Up at the buttcrack, racing the #sunrise. #pdx bound. #Detroit - #Portland #roadtrip

: Found while cleaning. #wbw #msu #40lbslighter

: Right on top while cleaning out the office.

:

: Got the route planned. That doesn’t look too bad… #pdx #Detroit

: “I park where I want” #corvette

: Cleaning windows on the Boji #lansing

: #thisoldsaddle #belt

: #halp!

: Maybe we can “borrow” this truck @maggiesisco 😉 #canadadry

: How well do #peppers travel? Ha

: Time to start that diet I’ve been meaning to get on…lol

: Here kitty, kitty. #tiger

: Open the #windows.

: #Pyrex #labflask #dirt #plants #herbs #experimenting

: #bt5k2015

:

: #Detroit #cliffbells #leonbridges

: #Michigan Governor #RickSnyder at the Building Michigan Communities Conference. Politics aside, …

: Saying my goodbyes. #Portland #Hawthorne

: Hehe #chihuahua #greatdane

: 1: it is an unseasonably warm, amazingly awesome day. 2: it is my last day in #Portland and …

: Sunset on the #Oregon coast. Couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day to drive the 101. …

: #degarde brewery’s Petit Azacca

: #contemplation #Josiah #Oregon #coast

: End of the line. #holyshit

: Time to hit the countryside. #haha

: There is beer here. #apexbar #azaccadryhopped #bearrepublic #portland

: #Portland #skyline

: I’m pretty sure dogs run this town. #ohsu

: Up next.

: Now that’s a placemaking strategy I can get behind.

:

: Onto #Bridgeport for the Hop Czar. #Portland

: Great pour. #deschutes

: Had to, and may have two. #deschutes #pinedrops

: Thirsty doggy.

: A couple of people having an extremely bad day?? #lovelansing

: Nice little set of Homer Laughlin #coffee mugs found at #goodwill this weekend.

: Nice #recordstoreday find at #voa. Wow. #vintage colonial wind-up #record player.

: An easy, breezy Saturday. Forecast calls for brunch making, bike riding, thrifting, and Beer …

: Beautiful spring evening with a belly full of Jamaican food and a new issue of #theatlantic.

: Biker babe on her new used bike! #Zoobies #oldtown #sundayfunday

: I have acquired a #cowboy hat.

: The new pornographers' #electricversion won me a free beer at #trivia. Love that album

: Home Depot said it couldn’t be done. Shower diverter + 1/2" female pipe thread to …

: Good as new and glad to be out of that Malibu. #Shaheen doesn’t discriminate. #donthate …

: One of those days.

: This place is great. #Zoobies

: A good day! #cheers

: Picture me rollin? #loaner #chevysontheroam

: The garden has begun.

: Finding some architectural #salvage pieces at #Detroit #antique mall.

: #jeffersonchalmers #detroit

: “Happiest #homeless person says…let #love burn your troubles away.” This guy is …

: I went on a rant about 3rd wave coffee a few months ago. Well, this was my first nitro cold brew and …

: Tiny #kitchen solutions.

: #motorcity

: #JohnVarvatos #detroit

: Spring in #Detroit

: I don’t know what I was thinking, but I should’ve bought this. #VOA #Lansing #Thrifting …

: I want these machine heads. #elderly #Lansing #martin

: Obviously thrilled. #cars

: It’s the most wonderful time of the year. #darkhorse #doublecrookedtree #ipa

: Better than a sharp stick in the eye. #Lansing

: #moving along, slowly but surely.

: #latergram because fur hat, that’s why. And it’s been a rough few weeks so why not laugh …

: #Hozier #royaloak

: #moving #myuglychair

: Higher Grounds beans right around the corner at #GTPC

: I can see this coming in handy in a few months.

: #mecurybar #detroit

: What a purrrfect day I’m having right meow.

: Some #nextlevel #coffee making right here. #espro #frenchpress

: It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood at -1° #newcenter #detroit

: This could be my part-time office soon. Zero complaints. #Detroit

: You have outdone yourself, Dan. Keep your hands off my red #swingline! #officespace #milton …

: 20,000 dreams #detroit

: Proud owner. Thanks for the early bday gift @maggiesisco! #Pewabic #pint #cheers #madeindetroit …

: There goes my #hero

: Pluck those #heartstrings all you lovely people. #valentines

: #puremichigan

: My brother, there’s nothing he can’t do.

: #chrisbathgate #macsbar #lansing

: A) Will Dan kill me if I drink his last #Founders #KBS and B) will it even matter?

: #no

: Snow day.

: Silly kids 💦

: The renovated lobby @ the Whitney.

: #michigan #pewabic #pottery #detroit

: #perspective #belleisle #detroit #centralpark #manhattan #olmstead #maps

: Offer accepted pending inspection and appraisal! #1923 #craftsman #bungalow

: #stencil #brick

: Oldest aquarium in North America. #belleisle #aquarium #detroit

: Canal livin', #Detroit leanin'

: Cheech

: #brunch #feed #Chicago

: It had to come at some point. #snow #michigan

: Emily shoeing me from her stacks and stacks of #paper. We all love the #Bureaucracy!

: Margaritas as big as your head.

: Always nice to be #home.

: #saintnick #christmas #snowglobe

: Family tradition. #glenlivet

: ‘Use with extreme caution. Or don’t. We Arnt your mom’. #ghostpepper #bloodymary

: Well this is fun.

: I see that my white elephant gift of a white rhino head was well received. #work #holiday

: I was recognized with a coin today from the government. It should have been cash and pizza.

: No, Trulia. No.

: Always a welcomed reprieve. #home

: The beauty of Northern MI. #michigan

: #northernnatural #traverse #tc #cider

: Whiteout in the D. #detroit #riverboat #snow

: Thinking back to one of my favorite days. Greeting the morning in #Paris. #sunrise #init

: Leggy the lamp does NOT approve of the snow and cold. “In these heels?!” he says… …

: #westsidemarket

: Nature hug in #Maine. What a great trip. 10 states in 5 1/2 days. #newengland #roadtrip #bucketlist …

: #Portland

: #sunrise

: Sunrise #Maine

: #Maine

: #newhampshire

: #Vermont

: Cleaning out my trunk. What the hell is this??

: Maintenance weekend. #Subaru #roadtrip

: #eeyore

: First item on the bucket list: knock out New England and add 6 states (for a total of 41), with a …

: #decepticon #chevy #1500 #van

: No thanks. #spider

: It’s only been about 10 years since I’ve seen this kid. #college #roommate

: #sharonvanetten #thelovingtouch #ferndale

: #grandhaven #lakemichigan #surfing #lighthouse #pier #puremichigan

: #Zoobies #latergram

: #Thursday #gonzo

: Winter is coming. #subaru

: I’ve had these middle-of-the-road #headphones for about a year. I will never go back to …

: #bros

: #tigers #fullmoon #puremichigan #detroit #baseball

: Not bad, McGillicutty! #snackattack

: Mad’s first day of 3rd grade. #latergram #growingup

: She doesn’t get out much #catstagram

: Um.

: Few things more beautiful to me than a sycamore tree.

: #Shinola clock at #EasternMarket #Detroit #Shed3

: Maggie’s handiwork on an industrial desk I found at #MSU Surplus Store for $15. Steel …

: Drinks and movies. #detroit

: You can have your #DollarShaveClub. #Muhle

: This place is amazing. #UMich

: “Flying high!”

: Trimmed dat beard down to the #stubble. Feeling #naked.

: Merikuh. Brad in his #flag tank #madeinchina #america #wtf #brothers

: I do like this town a little bit. #detroit #peoplemover #rail #skyline

: Missing this old grump something fierce. #gunther #boxers #lounging #oldman #mansbestfriend #wayback …

: Doesn’t make me feel old at allllll.

: Plenty of great #Motown entertainment tonight at the Detroit Economic Club’s Chairman’s …

: Dan breaking in my chair at the air show. #latergram

: Beautiful day for a game. #tigers

: #detroit #fleetwood #cadillac

: Movie in bed with the munchkin.

: Brad, Madisyn and Amy.

: Down on the centennial farm for the family reunion. Uncle Terry’s #3100 #Chevy #Truck.

: #zen

: #peace

: Had trouble finding my keys. #recovery #fiscalyear

: A shell of his former self. #crawdad #nofilter

: #eyespy #detroit #windsor #international

: #canned #bells #twohearted, take me away.

:

: The mayor of happy. #happycity #alexander

: Jim and William debating the future of the city. #cnu22 #meetbflo #buffalo #jhk #jameshowardkunstler

: I found the sunshine between two hulking buildings.

: #cnu22 #meetbflo #buffalo #silocity #bus #sunset

: #cnu22 #meetbflo #buffalo #skyline #sunset

: #cnu22 #meetbflo #buffalo #silocity #duany

: #cnu22 #buffalo #meetbflo

: #cnu22 #buffalo

: #cnu22 #buffalo

: #cnu22 #buffalo

: #buffalo #cnu22

: #detroit is one strategically located SOB.

: #motorcity #detroit #jefferson #saturday

: Doing it right.

: My old neighbor Marty paints on the backs of tall boy beer flats. He charges the cost of the beer …

: Hmm. #EL

: Ok find today. #kinks

: Summer cut. Free

: After the storm. #spring

: The second longest relationship I’ve ever had. #shedoesnttalkback

: #ontheroad

: Well isn’t that cute.

: #Kiting, sorta.

: #tbt #thebighouse #obama #commencement #potus #michigan #otherhashtagsaswell

: #michigan #backroads #blue #barn

: #ionia #ontheroad #thenational #riverside

: #ionia

: Rllly wish they’d get back to me on my offer. #realestate #bungalow

: Last few days of the big hair!

:

: #sharks

: Hilton Head. It’s dark here. #longday

:

: City bucket list 2014: onward to Savannah. #journey #roadtrippin

: Oh boy.

: After the winter we’ve had, this definitely does not suck. #vacation

:

: Indeed.

: Apollo 8. #nasa

: #angrybird

: #rockets

: So…one of our engines had a fuel leak so they had to turn it off and land with one. Taxi …

: Digging the 12er of Centennial cans @gaybrains.

: There are 1399 people from Gaylord who don’t know the difference between you’re and …

: James doing his thang. #jhk

: Outlawing Main Street - John Norquist, President of CNU, on Hoover and federal impediments to mixed …

: Robert Gibbs at the Economics of Urbanism Symposium. #birmingham #michigan

: #mes14 #ricksnyder #grandrapids #puremichigan

: Michael Finney and Rick Snyder. #MES14 #puremichigan

: DeGraff opening day two of the #GES14 #innovation #puremichigan

: March Hop Madness with my dad! #hopcat

: Whoopsie daisy. #kroger

: Proud of my dad and his “First Lady”.

: Not bad for a Monday.

: Detroit Public Library #DPL

: Nice ride! #shinola

: Fisher.

: Working in #detroit

: Unfashionably effective.

: #stephenmalkmus #jicks #ferndale #detroit

: Coming together. #thrift

: So this is happening…

: #puremichigan

: youreadirtyleg !

: Waking up in the D.

: #fact

:

: Winter: it’s been real, but move along now.

: A beautiful February day for a move. #puremichigan #detroit

: This #PureMichigan winter sponsored by #Subaru.

: I Dream’d in a Dream, or From Cook to Urban Planner. 9-year-old bookmark. #whitman

: This is not ok.

: Mad at the #naias2014 #detroit #smartcar

: Best autocorrect #fail ever.

: 80s party. #pixystix

: Enjoying a #homebrew pale. Happy #Friday. #beer

: Brad: “Amazing!” Me: “I call bullshit.” #tbt

: Vino of course.

: #puremichigan

:

: Today I pick up from layaway my first amp in over 8 years. I will be unreachable for the remainder …

: Ha!

: #dollarstore

: Santa spotting. #usps

: Apparently I’ve been 1 cr. away from an associate degree at LCC for 10 years. Challenge …

: Stout, Pale Ale, Rye.

: Tonight we siphon #beer into the secondary.

: #indafloodplain

: Talkin' shit about a pretty sunset.

: #deckthecubes

: ‘Merica!

: Having a little fun.

: Local for the win. #madeinmichigan

: Happy with it.

: Searching for a heart of gold, and I’m getting old

: #love

: Seattle public library.

: #rainier

: #newcenter #detroit

: #latergram

: Many open grants and growing. I need a secretary.

:

: The essentials…

: Wish I had her energy :)

: Sunrise through the alley.

: Killed a few trees today for this. #dfc

:

: Cracking up.

: Marion.

: My proletariat chariot is finally christened. But seriously, anyone in the market for a Ford?

: So far it’s been a good week. Cougar-Rooter? Major awesome points for the name.

: Perfect summer day. #oldtown #lansing

: The best housewarming gift. #michigan #vintage #maps #nohighways

: Found a grasshopper!

: Mads planting a garden.

: Many summers spent on this thing. #home

: #themostamazingwoman

: #onfire

: As if it weren’t dangerously close enough, I’m moving two blocks closer to El Oasis …

: Fantastic morning for a ride to the top.

: There’s that sneaky #rainbow

: Hey lil buddy. #mantis

: Somewhere over the rainbow….

: #canada #jazz

: Fun on Lake Fenton.

: There’s just something about sporting a D cap that makes you feel harder than you really are. …

:

: This is not a golf club

: My neighbor Marty does good work.

: EL is growing up (a little). #eastlansing

: Rich and his groovy ride! #vwbus

: Hehe #bikecops

: The new business cards have QR codes on the back. #gmafb

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:

: Happy June.

: Toofless

: Ah, camping.

: Some much needed R&R.

: Yup, I like it. A lot.

: Uh, yup. #pisces

:

: Frandor

: Too good

: The Triumph is happy to finally make it out of the garage for its first ride of the season.

: I’m not sure what partner designed this, but dang those are some great 8-bit graphics. Old …

: What he heck?

: CityFlats

: Two affirmations in one fortune cookie. Does that mean they cancel each other out?

: Niece Mad

: Homework.

: Took the plunge #martin

:

: The perfect murder weapon is an icicle.

:

: Back in the D

:

: First stop: Short’s

: N. Michigan

: New tuning machines on an shitty guitar = success.

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: Elderly

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: Family

: KJ

: Mom

: Old school GI Joe

: Now we’re getting Christmas cards addressed to Andy Dillon.

: Can’t even really believe I found this.

: You may have a problem when

: Secret Santa

: Labor rally at the Michigan Capitol.

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: Want #DAM

: My typewriter at the Denver Art Museum.

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: Grand Lake

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: Devil’s Thumb

: #southwestairlines

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: Gets dark early

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: Beautiful day in DT Lansing.

: #obama2012

: Bane was in our green initiatives meeting today.

: Crazy sunset in Lansing

: Is getting cold

: Really?

:

: Fat Tire

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: Rainy day people

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: 7 Monks, TC

: Everything is going to work out.

: Friday

: Wine night.

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: diannaberggren

: Doin ma thang

: Lowell

: Just call me foreman.

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: 50 cents at FBC. I can now die happy.

:

: Reading

: Looks like Luna is having a better Monday than me.

:

: Who knew?

: On the road

:

: Seriously kitschy lakeshore motel: day 3

: Book worm

: Fireworks from the boat on Lake Huron.

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: Summer in Michigan

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: I’d love to see this become something productive

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: The lil London planetree that will grow to 100 ft tall long after I’m gone

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: Memorial Day Weekend Since I have Fridays off, I had a four day weekend due to the holiday today. I could use more of …

: A Weight Being Lifted I find myself coming back to this place when I'm in transition. Now that I have some extra time, …

: September already and the nights are getting cold. I got the new TV on the Radio record and I'm …

: End of Summer, End of Crap I've found my way back here because of an old friend who always has the right things to say. The …

: One year left. Feels good to say that.

: Turn, calendar, turn. What month is it, anyway? Loved and lost. Alive, but grown fat. Got a haircut, …

: my backyard today

: so yeah, i'm leaving. did you know that?

: Just a couple pictures from my trip Los Angeles, I’m yours But Newport is where the heart is

: So this Tuesday I'm going to LA, and I'm pretty excited. I was a little bummed that we didn't have …

: another one bites the dust Yet another contributor of Bryan's DNA in a long line of Barnette and Robb dead-beats, has died. …

: it's felt so good to distance myself from this techy shit. i have 4 really crazy classes. i'll be …

: I got an awesome quilt and pillow cases today from Target. <img …

: guess who? <img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v41/inthedeltawaves/kindergarten.jpg" …

: 1988-1991 Did you ever “french roll” their pants when you were a kid? I just thought of that and …

: I'm pretty much freaking out as to where I'm going to live after summer is over. Should I rent a …

: struck by a thought while in bed A simple Google search for the terms "defense spending" (in quotes) returns 477,000 …

: Those damn Nigerians... Do some people actually fall for these scams? Is there really that one guy out there who logs into …

: fresh ink I'm finally doing it. I'm attempting to write again, and not just in a rambling, psuedo-poetic sense …

: getting drunk on a monday tuesday. weird. we were supposed to take the boat out on the lake today …

: i want some netflix friends. if you've got it, let me know.

: i would really like to hang out with someone today. maybe go to a park if it's nice out. swings! …

: everything in its right place four hundred pages into crime and punishment in two days. it's been sitting in my library for about …

: journal of an american psycho, part 2 been a while, old friend.  clean slate?  tell that to the ghosts.  they've been …

: so two nights ago i got my ass beat by four dudes. life rules.

: you know it crisp grace notes like a flowing falsehood flavored to taste after brazen attempts to pare film on …

: 32 Previously unrecorded Jackson Pollocks announced by Alex Matter check it out

: Today I volunteered my services (and my truck) to a girl that was moving and hadn’t a way to …

: After last night's disappointing SNL, I decided to make a cigarette run. I pulled out from the fill …

: Various shots taken on my road this afternoon

: "life isn't a bitch, life is a beautiful woman/ you only call her a bitch 'cause she won't …

: education is overrated   Finals week is always a blessing. I'm apparently the reigning champion of …

: My baby brother is a <b>bad ass</b> Everybody, do me a favor and: a)go to google b)copy this—-> Camp Striker Iraq "Bradley …

: <b>i could only dream that this become a reality</b>

: My brother is coming home on leave from Iraq in a couple of days. It's going to be nice to see him. …

: It’s so cold in this house. This weekend is supposed to be nice. Exams will be over. Sunny and …

: I shaved off my head like a monk today. Liberating.

: So I have been reading Bluebeard; thank you for that. I'm taking it in chunks because I like to read …

: walls painted, floor 85% installed cleaning out/throwing away all of the boxes i left here from before i moved to florida. funny, i …

: journal of an american psycho, part 1 today i woke to the sound of my focus-challenged, seventeen-year-old brother, and my 43 year-old …

: <b>Like eating glass</b> It's times like these that I'm glad that I don't keep a lot of personal possessions. I'm moved out …

: As I lay in bed this evening trying desperately to fall sleep I happened across two thoughts: A) …

: wouldn&apos;t it be wonderful if everything was meaningless (pedro&apos;s title, bryan&apos;s prose) i spent the afternoon and much of the evening right here much of the morning too the sun hid for the …

: only three days left!

: today is so so gorgeous. just thinking this is what people of san diego get everyday is motivation …

: <font size=&quot;+1&quot;>uh oh, bryan</font> derek: I went to listen to a Salsa station on my radio derek: lazy mexicans derek: it's not up and …

: what it&apos;s like to croak through everlasting winters, siding with escape Last night the fill station attendant wore a thigh-length, faux fur coat, a garment whose strands …

: I returned from a trip a couple of weeks ago only to find something written on the living room wall. …

: I've been a bit worried as of late, worried for myself, maybe something that has never existed …

: I had this bizarre dream last night. It's funny because I don't normally remember my dreams, but …

: when women stop carrying mirrors it's not everyday that i'm drawn to someone's personality and demeanor just as strongly as i'm …

: ...right where you&apos;re standing I'm dreading my return to Lansing. I'm absolutely 100% tired of my roommates. 2/3rds of them are …

: save me from this retchedness! lend me your couch! lend me your reference!

: If there is someone on your friends list you would like to take, strip naked, tie them to a bed …

: I had a dream that I was driving in someone else's car, and that person was with me telling me bunk …

: i'm officially 24, thus officially old. actually my birthday was yesterday but i worked that day. …

: The self is overrated What's the big deal with individuality? If you ask me, it's more just a means to an end, a reason to …

: <u>Who I&apos;m.</u> I'm slowly coming to terms with the fact that I'm completely, utterly afraid of commitment, almost …

: Today is a beautiful day. I love it when I rise with the sun, fully rested and in high spirits. I've …

: the days go in and out like the alarm clock in my room... …trial separation from the life i once knew man, i never update anymore. i should start …

: I feel like I'm a robot.  Not in the trendy way, either.Routine. Zeep. Zip. Beep. …

: The last few days its been inhumanely cold. 0 degrees, 3 degrees, -4 degree windchill, etc. today …

: Will The Last Hipster Please Turn Out The Lights? New York cool dies its thousandth death. A satire He flicks his cigarette over the ledge. “It’s one of those things you think couldn’t happen here, …

: I've moved so much, and moving around is degenerative to my goal. But the idea of a Hindi sannyasi …

: i wanna jump, jump, jump! back like stargazing a rhythmic thump. thump. with a plastic-soled shoe …

: OKAY. HI. Can anyone empathize with this: when things are going really well you just feel like …

: people, please answer: who is your cell phone provider? are you satisfied with your service? …

: a michigan drive [bullet holes] [the orchard out my bedroom window] [backyard west] [backyard east] [an all …

: so this is where boredom takes you: so i'm looking through history pages to see what has happened on my birthday, february 20th, …

: "I have an existential map.  It has 'you are here' written all over it." …

: "He found that he was often angry…that they were satisfied with their lives which had …

: had a pretty damn good weekend at the new place. can't wait to move down for sure. started painting …

: today i went to ABC warehouse and asked them how much it would be to install a car stereo. they said …

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: it&apos;s not funny when a skunk dies on your road. at night. in the summer. with the windows open. But in the morning on the sober dawn of Sunday you're not sure what you have done Who told you love …

: on this day in history... 1965: US orders 50,000 troops to VietnamPresident Johnson has commited a further 50,000 US troops to …

: So, I'm applying for a student loan through my credit union.  It's for a car, but …

: and you thought we had it bad with pinocchio in office. China convicts baby traffickers By Rupert Wingfield-Hayes BBC correspondent in Beijing There …

: has anyone really mastered the art of being alive? with this i mean, to live entirely unscathed by …

: ^moving somehow i don't have an arm in this picture.

: McCoy Tyner - Illuminations Shit, this record is…awesome! Still my favorite jazz pianist ever. He left the John Coltrane …

: yeah uh huh

: everyone take 2 minutes and do this please sign the petition to save the statler hotel from demolition: …

: the von bondies, lack of communication has been on repeat. i ccan feel my life slowing down like a …

: 309,000...i couldn&apos;t even afford it if that amount were in pennies. i want this lil house: www.realtor.com/Prop/1038…

: I canceled my Sprint account. Time to start saving an extra sixty-two dollars a month. At the end of …

: i got the money if you got the time Do this: stolen from Name: Age: Reason for LJ username: AIM sn: Reason for AIM sn: Do you enjoy …

: oh detroit, lift up your weary head why i was not aborted, i do not know. bryan barry robb II, born to bryan barry robb sr. and deborah …

: so·ci·o·path n. One who is affected with a personality disorder marked by antisocial behavior

: I've been trying an experiment lately. Instead of writing people off. Instead of going into a …

: The Tower Position: Self Main (positional) Meaning: Significant change is brought about rapidly and …

: taking everything out of my room and ripping the carpet up. next will be filling in the holes in the …

: it's funny how you don't realize something until someone brings it to your attention and from that …

: my car died yesterday. it was sad to see leon the neon on the side of the road, smoking out of the …

: havin&apos; a good day. happy fathers day.

: today was the day i swallowed the lump in my throat, walked in and gave her my number. oh, julay.

: DETROIT BASKETBALL detroit city, what, mothafucka.

: I'm sorry that you are feeling so depressed and I'm sorry if I contribute to that. My life has more …

: oh, man, the motivation it takes to leave when every weekend pumps out the same old …

: good goddamn. i love it how when the pistons beat the pacers, everyone was like "now you get to …

: Haha…check out this parody of pitchfork that subpop did back in january. Thought it was …

: our 'success' is founded on a base of our species' compilation of knowledge from a time since …

: apathy is a cold body I don't like giving up on people, I really don't. When people hang by a thread, I try my best to …

: A Prayer for Owen Meany If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to have the courage to live it. I …

: With so much drama in the Mount of P, it's kinda hard bein' Bryan R-O Double-B.

: life slides by. today, today. before today i'd never been in a funeral procession. are you supposed …

: Whether I found the gold, I never told. Hrm, the sounds of last summer are starting to be recirculated. Anyone know what I'm talking about? …

: hi. guess i haven't updated in a while. i've been feeling weird since i got back from california. i …

: I still don't have hardly anything done. and to top it off, benzmas is tonight [ben's …

: whoa, i'm just totally worn out. i've decided to not go to class today and just stick around here. …

: when the hell am i supposed to have time to write these papers. OH, AND…if anyone knows of …

: I can't believe it's almost been a year since I moved home from Florida. I haven't been single for …

: I've always thought of myself as more of an introvert. but today I figured out that it's not so much …

: for so long i've wanted to be somewhere else. to be something else. to be understood. to be loved …

: i should seriously ask my anthropolgy teacher out on a date or somethin' i can't walk into the room …

: appearances That will be some other tribe, some other me. You'll hold it like it should be held. A glowing …

: when 1 becomes numbness 3-fold words once came easily from lips and to paper now there is no triumphant clause. no daydream …

: off to the truck stop to get coffee with trevor. you know, for such a freaky little place, they make …

: well the whole abby situation just kind of collapsed before it even started. funny, one minute we're …

: Thar she blows! Dead whale explodes read about it

: Is-ness as usual: an impenetrable rind behind a counter, going through a routine thoughtlessly; …

: courtesy of nytimes.com i don't care who started what, this is just absolutely distrubing. i could vomit. ^ "Children …

: listening to the cure in the morning just makes me feel good.

: OK COMpROOTER done this before, but i'll do it again because it's fun [and i always copy jeannie]: Step 1: Open …

: ok. i've said it before, i'll say it again: if you don't buy the album - "Sufjan Stevens - …

: Here's a game. It's stolen from someone else…to whom i don't know how to link to. Type your …

: Y: we are going to freddy's to celebrate trevor and chris making the BFA Z: ugh. alright. i'll go. …

: perhaps it's time for a real update. i've actually been a real busy-body for the first time in ages. …

: this has been the wierdest couple of weeks. ultra highs and mega lows. gotta love it.

: oh my abby

: five things music–to have a working band again…don't even need to be playing for the public..just …

: 1:Steal this from someone's journal 2: Open your MP3 player 3: Put it on random 4: List the first …

: omgawd, my little brother is getting married tomorrow.

: i've been touched by their despair. signatures in thought, words, brushstrokes on canvas, or …

: brad's on a flight home right now. he gets married Wednesday. my birthday is Friday– so maybe …

: on sale now. i know you know what i'm talking about. go get em. go. now.

: so here's the full line-up for coachella: Radiohead The Pixies Kraftwerk Wilco The International …

: oh damn. thom just killed himself over jenn. i swear, what is this world coming to.

: haha. one of the best profile's i've read in a long time : Here are some updated pointers for a …

: 2 weeks until i'm 23. yuck.

: chearbayb: you there? spirainfinitas: yeah chearbayb: wanna hear a funny story? spirainfinitas: yes …

: So I guess I better do an update on this past weekend because it was truly stupendous. Trev and I …

: if you live near one of these areas [or even if you don't] give one of these numbers a call. it's …

: much better than <b>bolding</b> <img …

: spirainfinitas: what's up this weekend? chearbayb: ummm, nothing that i know of. My brother might …

: i'm going to coachella this year. here are some of the bands said to be going: radiohead the pixies …

: why do i delay? got so much shit to do and i always wait until the last minute. guess that's the way …

: check this shit out: y.20q.net fun. in a nerdy sorta way.

: i got my guitar out today. dusted it off. i think that's part of what's missing. trevor is going to …

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: what happened? i'm really confused about today. and i have an accent? hahahaha.

: two crazy-ass toe-heads back in &apos;85

: Though I've always enjoyed the style of Whitman and Ginsberg, I've never really toyed with it on my …

: stole this from thisdamngirl bold the places you've visited: Alabama, 2) Alaska , 3) Arizona, 4) …

: my backyard, today after much snow…

: pencil sketches and makeup on the passenger seat visor. driving home. from wherever, so long as home is my destination. i catch myself looking around my …

: so i had an interesting week/weekend. the week started out kind of weird with maria and i hanging …

: from sea to shining sea. or some bullshit like that. Live At Ibiza: what's up man? spira infinitas: heya. just posting some pictures online. spira …

: the brothers robb my brothers and i out front of my grandmother's house before brad left to go back to iraq. he had …

: why is speech spelled with two e's and speak has an a? that is the dumbest thing i have ever …

: this has been the laziest weekend of my life. i've basically just sat around rolling cigarettes, …

: hope everyone has a wonderful night. goodbye 2003 :*)

: rock the casbah "This Coastie is ringing in the new year on patrol down here in the Carribean. I'll be with you …

: i was just thinking how much i can't wait for spring to come 'round. "sentimental shit. love, …

: it's almost 2004. i should have graduated this year. fuck.

: this too:

: i need this:

: *somewhere in the system theres an open-ended list of all the lies we tell...* what an interesting month this has been! i wish all of you could see the scene out my back window! …

: say what god and i had the best make-up sex ever, today. oral report for government went extremely well and i …

: government can plumb suck my ass. i'm so tired of this semester, i just want it to be kiss kiss bang …

: rencontrer des personnes est facile

: sound the arms and make them believe it's for a good cause. i don't need it in the first place. what …

: OH MY SNOW.

: merci no matter how cliche it may sound, i really do have a whole lot to be thankful for…

: good grief, things. things, oh things. nothing seems to come out right anymore. mute. just finished …

: maybe everyone died?

: blah blah blah blah blah blah Once again we ride these beasts to the said tributary of un-originality, where we will watch them …

: it's all bathrooms and morphine two for me and one for the celestine

: two words i need to get more comfortable with are a)god and b)dad. new york is so expensive. i could …

: I just burned a cd that makes me feel like I'm living in a dream. Godspeed You Black Emperor-Slow …

: gray. gold. more like. gray. darkness. sunlight. light rays. majestic. we lie. satis- fied. field's …

: "Now you're bragging, darling. Please don't brag. You're so sweet and you don't have to …

: I have people I know. Some are good to me. Some are good for me. Others are kind of like back drops, …

: cleaning out boxes. the nostalgia is overwhelming.

: went to grand rapids last night. almost forgot how much i love that town. ended up at liz's loft, …

: knock knock yes? who is it? WINTER!!! MUAHAHAHA! damn it be cold. Also, I love it when pretty people …

: HEY ALL! Yesterday was my brothers Brad's 21st birthday but he's over in Iraq so we couldn't …

: this place is a prison these people aren't your friends and hailing thrills through twenty-dollar …

: sometimes i think about how people put certain others on high pedestals because of wealth, …

: the chill goes all the way to the bone tonight. hemingway in a dull corner of my room with my …

: this house it was haunted this house, it was haunted the moment he took aim with no apparent motive crimson now flesh's fate …

: hrm. studied the night through. no sleep yet again! that's alright. i own psych.

: if companies/corps were fair, there would be no need for unions. if they weren't profiteering …

: what a long damn day. i didn't go to bed last night so i could actually get some sleep this evening. …

: another one of those days. partied too much friday and saturday and now i'm all down; home alone. …

: yes, this is my real hair.

: hrm... ok. so i made an animation to commemorate mars volta. more importantly though is that it emphasizes …

: ice-blue mercury glow on my breath's fog and sparkling in an arched urine stream. i've never been …

: distance is a killer.

: right now i feel good in a bad way. kind of like finding out your enemy just died. i have so much …

: why does she do this to me? make me feel guilty? is it unintentional? i have so much love in my …

: So my parents just got back from visiting my uncle [the one I was living with] in Florida and they …

: kind of bland no charitable hello or glance in my direction just a graceful walk-by to test my lacking patience …

: last night was amazing. the open mic night was such a success, in my opinion. i ended up dropping …

: So last night kicked some ass. Didn't do a whole lot but I did go see Texas Chainsaw Massacre! …

: 6 days smoke-free. w00t. most wonderful seeing ashley tonight [love the leg warmers!!]. i'm so glad …

: So this is my third day without a cigarette. I'd say I'm doing pretty good after being a 2 pack a …

: when i was 8 i asked my mom if i could be a punk rawk star for holloween. somehow i ended up looking …

: went to a pretty damn good show last night with adam, adrian and a couple of randoms. Tuba and …

: fuck everything. fuck everyone.

: Been pretty busy, and when I'm not being busy, I'm being lazy. Brad has been home on leave from Iraq …

: WOW~! Just woke up a little bit ago. Fell alseep around 11am because I really didn't get any sleep …

: I can't help but feel a bit cheated. Pissed off. Half of me is you, though I don't know which half. …

: So yeah. Just found out my dad died in a car accident while evacuating from Isabel.

: some random shots of detroit on the way to the cursive show–out of a car window. ^interpol at …

: Well, the show was pretty good last night. Eastern Youth and Cursive were amazing but I don't care …

: Who is going to Cursive, Blood Brothers and Eastern Youth tonight? Ashley, I think you should find a …

: Today I spent my time reading "The Drawing of the Three" and then spent most of the night …

: I was just pondering something. I would never become vegan but IF [and this is a HYPOTHETICAL] I …

: I just feel very blah lately. Nothing too exciting is happening….went out a few times this …

: My brother Brad just called from Iraq. I tell you, I’m really starting to miss that kid. He …

: There is a misty rain outside. The first day of this type weather I’ve seen since summer …