Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
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Friday, April 18, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Another loopy bike rack. This one's in front of one of the dozen or so Target stores around town.
[And how do I know that there's so many Target stores? Because I called EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM this last Christmas to see if they had a specific toy for a little boy I know. They didn't.]
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Only after we were leaving did I find out that a Canon camera dealer on site was lending some awesome cameras and lenses out for FREE. Sneaky way to get my wanter wanting. Someday I'm gonna splurge big to upgrade to better lenses. I think it's gonna have to wait until some mid-life crisis or retirement.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Credit goes to the Ma for this pic.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Portland is a big bicycle town. I heard recently that they're converting an area of the car lane just before certain intersections to be reserved for bikes. At a red light, automobiles will have to stop several feet back from the light so that the bikes can be in front. The hope is that this will prevent cyclists from being hit by cars who don't see them coming alongside in the bike lane when the automobile turns right.
Monday, April 7, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Guess I'm fixated on lighting fixtures.
This one comes from the ceiling of the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in downtown Portland. Thanks to the Portland Library and the Oregon Symphony, we won FREE tickets to a children's concert there this afternoon. Had fantastic seats too! The concert was very well done and a delight we couldn't have afforded otherwise.
Let's hear it for FREE stuff!
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
For two little boys I know, there's a huge thrill in riding the city train. The best adventure yet? Discovering what happens when the train gets to the end of the line. Does it turn around? Is there a loop somewhere? A giant turntable? How do they get it going the other direction?
So we rode the train all they way to the mysterious not-so-distant suburb of Gresham just to find out. This is the legendary "Gresham" that the boys hear every time they board the train (Automatic voice recording: "This is a blue line train to Gresham. In the priority seating area, you are required to move for seniors and people with disabilities. The doors are closing." The boys have this MEMORIZED and quote it randomly around the house.). Going to Gresham for them was like going to Disneyland.
And what happened at the end of the line?
I wouldn't want to rob you of the adventure. =)
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
A park bench down the street.
When I'm in public places, I sometimes wonder just how many other people have sat right where I'm sitting, or have stood and looked at the very thing I'm looking at. What were they doing there? What troublesome and happy thoughts were rumbling through their head?
I'll never know them, but for a moment we've shared a connection.