Saturday, December 25, 2021

home for the holidays [finally]

 after a 2 and a half year drought, we all went to my hometown for the holidays.  there are hundreds of memories i could talk about that made this visit so wonderful, but let me just say that being home after such a long time away, was the best gift i've ever received.

Thursday, December 16, 2021

one [foggy] christmas eve

 not christmas eve, but it was a very fun foggy december night, so late at night, when everyone was asleep, i went to the local park, which was decorated in christmas lights and tood a few pics..

Sunday, December 05, 2021

polar [covid] express

 covid be damned, it's time to get out a little.

the past couple of years have seen a lot of events be canceled.  thrilled that the [polar express] is back!  an even that i've been wanting to check out for years now.

so although everyone was in masks including the big man himself, it was nothing short of the perfect way to get into the holiday mood.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021


 living in a city you were not born and raised in, means there's a lot of nostalgia to catch up on.

there's a mural in portland that's been hanging around on a wall for a long i've heard.  although i don't look at this mural and get reminded of my parents driving me into the city, it does remind me on the side of town i use to live in.  it also has a fun authentic vintage vibe to it i always like.  

when the news reported that it would be coming down, i was in fact a little sad.  not as bad as though who have seen this their entire lives, but still, a little. i went and paid my respects and got a few pics to say i was there...

but it made me think. nostalgia plays a huge part of how you feel about something.  nostalgia is important but it's not everything.  and i think it's healthy for members of a community or citizens of a city to have different levels of nostalgia for items or buildings or places in a city.

i'll miss it, but excited to see what might replace it, and to see a new generation of people gain nostalgia for a new mural.

Friday, November 05, 2021

happy [70] pop

i flew back home to throw a s urprise birthday for my dad. for an amazing guy that always puts others first and has done so much for me, it felt so good to have all his friends and family celebrate him.  love you pop!

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Friday, September 03, 2021

pun with extra [cheese]

 i can tell i'm getting older.  two thing that bring me enjoyment are good pizza and a clever pun. that might help you imagine my face when i ate here.  pizza was good...i got a shirt.