Al's Breakfast is the restaurant under the small blue awning on the left of the photo. On Sundays they open at 9am. This is the line at 8:50. We arrived at 8:30 - you can see Biffy, Sarah, Jeanne and Nicci under the tree on the right. There are only 14 stools inside, but this breakfast is more than worth the wait.
Any day starting with breakfast at Al's with some good friends is a good day, but my day just got better from here. After work, Tracy, Chris and I let Frank Turner rock our faces off at the Triple Rock and to top it all off, we finished the night with burgers and wings at the Blue Door. That's the way to spend a Sunday.
Posted by Unknown at 3:35 PM
I've been trying to avoid it. But today I broke down and put on a coat. And a scarf. And fingerless mitts. Good thing I did because I spent the day outside shooting a high school football game. Had one of those days when I felt everything I did was terrible. The story was fine, but I know I could have done better. Unfocused. Scattered.
Posted by Unknown at 2:10 AM
I have Sunday nights off the next few weeks. Having the whole night to myself makes it feel like I've got an extra weekend day. I made baked apples and had some good beer and watched some excellent TV. Thanks to Alison who mentioned Brau Brothers Brewery on a recent photo - I got the oatmeal milk stout. It's great.
Tracy's got a flair for painting. She graciously came over to help me paint my shed. After the new roof, the old paint looked terrible. I primed it a while back and today it got a fresh coat of happy yellow. Wow, that shed is the most upbeat, happy shed I've ever seen. I've got to finish the trim tomorrow and fix the broken screen. It's essentially brand new again.
Posted by Unknown at 12:31 AM
When my friends take up projects, I get to do some cool things. I got to meet Don, the chef over at In Season, who made some dishes for my friend Adam to taste. Adam is starting to blog about food on the station website. Don's a great guy and the food was amazing.
I saw some locals doing a little window shopping on Johnson St this morning. This guy was wandering about with a buddy. Wild turkeys in the city.
Posted by Unknown at 11:17 PM
A shift change request from a coworker opened up a small window for me to get up to the north shore. I've been thinking about getting up there for the fall colors since August. After this weekend, the leaves will be past peak and I was already pushing it going this late. Sure, I've been away from home a lot this past month, but when the opportunity presents itself, you go. And I did. And you can see why.
Posted by Unknown at 11:10 PM
All packed up and ready to fly. Our local women's pro basketball team is very good and I got picked to fly to Atlanta for game 3 and a potential game 4 of the finals. Flying for work involves a lot of gear. Camera, tripod, lights, light stands, laptop editor, backpack live unit - and that's just the big items.
In a moment of relative calm for me, I took this shot, then I raced off again. What a long and challenging day. So much to accomplish in such little time. Congrats to the team for winning the championship. Woo!
We had an afternoon flight the day after the game so Rachel and I tracked down so beignets and chickory coffee, then proceded to another restaurant for a southern lunch. The biscuits were phenomenal.
Posted by Unknown at 10:50 PM
Saturday night. I had everything laid out, pinned my number on my shirt, and tied my timing chip on my shoe. I had a delicious pasta dinner and got to bed early. All in preparation for the big race day.
Perfect weather for the run. I finished. Now I hurt. This is my third year doing the race. I always do about the same, time wise. I'm going to have to buckle down this next year so I can reach my goal next year. And perhaps so I won't be as sore at the end of the day.
Posted by Unknown at 12:07 AM
260 - I took the Amtrack up the coast. The trip from San Francisco to Eugene was the longest - 14 hours. I woke up on the plane to the view of Mt. Shasta. Not too shabby.
261 - I convinced Kurt to take me out to Florence - to the beach. Always one of my favorite things to do. I wish Minnesota had an ocean...
262 - Rocky dog. He likes fetching. Fetching and swimming.
263 - Ah, Portland. I love you, Portland.
264 - Out to the Laurelhurst with Emily. Second run movies, beer and pizza on site, and tables in the theater. Excellent.
265 - A trip up the gorge. This is Multnomah Falls. (only 100 days left!)
Posted by Unknown at 12:19 AM