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if this isn’t foreshadowing, i just don’t know what is…

posted by:  audra

jesus, you guys!  so, during last night’s “wild” thunderstorm, sam & i drank beer and watched the late-breaking news describing the whole weather event as it unfolded.  so much drama.  including, but not limited to, a boy from la pine who was struck by lightning.  i’ll spare you the details, but if you’re real curious you can read the whole bit here.

then it happened:  they showed a school photograph of the boy.  i choked on my lager & my eyes welled up with tears from laughing so hard:

he has fucking lightning bolts on his shirt!

did anyone else notice this and/or think it was as hilarious as i?

i know, right!?  hysterical.  i should be careful what i say though — two of my family members have been struck by lightning; one of them twice.  curious.  when lightning strikes, i guess…

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The Dead Weather

posted by:  Sam

The Dead Weather

Just when I thought today was the shittiest day ever, this new little band rolled in to my life and made all the bullshit from earlier in the day completely disappear.  And gave me something new to obsess over.

Jack White has enlisted the help of Dean Fertita from Queens of the Stone Age, Jack Lawrence from The Raconteurs (I liked him better in The Greenhornes!) and… wait for it… Alison Mosshart from The Kills to form The Dead Weather.

Oh. Dear. God.  I’m all over this.  They plan on releasing their first album, Horehound, in June… and rumor has it they are planning a tour to support it.  I’ll throw a fit if there is no Portland date on the tour, but I will live.  Only because I already have a date planned with my girl, Alison, in May.  Otherwise, it would get ugly.

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it’s menswear review time again!

posted by:  audra

it doesn’t take much effort!  really!  a tailored coat, some trousers, a scarf maybe if you’re feeling fancy…and a fucking razor blade to the face!  seriously, living in portland – aka the ‘beardiest city’ in the states – i’ve come to loathe facial hair.  okay, a little 5 o’clock shadow is nice.  i like that.  wait–i actually prefer that to a bare face.  but i’m so sick of beards & mustaches & chops i could just die! and the flannel.  for god’s sake, you’re just reinforcing a gross northwest stereotype!

look at these gentlemen.  they look clean.  and i bet they smell good, too.  maybe they won’t buy me a hot dog at the 7-eleven or a pbr at some little sticky dive bar…but damn, are they delicious! a bit preppy, but nice & polished nonetheless:

those little treats there are from the moschino fall 2009 menswear line.  like i said before, they’re a little preppy & such…but they look a bit old-britain as well…and we all know how i love british boys!

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Sam: Snow dance

Portland is apparently going to be hit with another snowy weather event tonight or early tomorrow morning.  The first one on Sunday wasn’t that bad but, in typical fashion, paralyzed most of the city.  Today, most of the people in the office I work in were all worked up about the possibility of a snow day tomorrow.  As I was leaving work this afternoon I was inundated with phrases like, “keep your fingers crossed for tonight” and “be sure to do a snow dance tonight“.   The snow dance remark I’ve heard before, but it wasn’t until today that it struck me as kind of funny.

What exactly is a snow dance and how exactly does one perform it?   Are there specific steps?  Can just anyone do it?  If you do it incorrectly are you stuck with rain?  I thought about this the whole way home and concluded that it must be different for everyone, and you have to put your heart into it and really believe for it to work.  So tonight, after I get back from stocking up on food and beer at the store – just in case(!), and with thoughts of blizzards in my head… I’m pretty sure my snow dance will look something like this.

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