Body Worlds 3 at OMSI (plus Newport dining)

The past couple of weeks have been filled with regional tennis tournaments and traveling. What’s been great is that the weather in the Willamette Valley this summer (so far) has been very cool and mild. It’s been much more pleasant than last summer (and apparently most of the rest of the country).
I had family [...]

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Roswell, kitten neutering, Epsom salt, helium balloons

Today is the 60th anniversary of the Roswell incident, the most famous UFO sighting in American history. Read more from MSNBC: The Roswell Experience. I was kind of obsessed with Area 51 conspiracy theories when I was a kid. I visited Roswell during the summer of 2001, a few months before I moved to Oregon.
My [...]

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Marys Peak crime scene (and College World Series)

Today we went hiking at Marys Peak (yes, I’m refraining from using an apostrophe to show possession). Why isn’t it Mary’s Peak anymore? Why?
Anyway, we had a nice hike, literally walking through clouds near the summit at around 4000 feet in elevation. So I don’t bore you too much, here are just a few quick [...]

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Back from a trip to South Bay, CA

I have just returned from a trip to the San Francisco Bay area.
Whenever I take a trip, I like to pick out a handful of CDs to listen to obsessively on the journey (typically I choose ones that have been neglected in my music collection and thus have no strong memories tied to them). [...]

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Baby is a skeksis **

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The center of the Norovirus epidemic **

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Death Cab for Cutie concert **

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Unsolicited Amsterdam souvenir! **

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Nine Inch Nails at the Gorge **

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Authentic pantsless Chinaman **

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