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Monday, January 01, 2007

 

Random Links: Year's End Edition

2006: it mostly sucked. Or at least it mostly sucked for me. While there were plenty of low points, that's not to say the year didn't have its moments. Here's a look back...


  • Click here to read about how Oregonian columnist Margie Boule used her awesome media powers to coax PPD into removing an abandoned vehicle from the hill overlooking my house.


  • This here blog also received a mention in the paper's "Pop Talk" column in March.


  • A group of readers and I put together a list of "50 Things Every Portlander MUST Do (Whether They Want To Or Not)" in response to a Portland Monthly cover story. Click here for that.


  • Click here to read my investigation into the contents of an MRE.




  • I smoked my first hootkah, drank my first Russian beer, attended my first indoor lacrosse game and visited a house "made" of candy, all in Portland.


  • I spent two days at the Gorge Amphitheater watching the Flaming Lips, Beck, The Decemberists and...a bunch of other bands


  • I spoke with Rick Adelman and ran into Indiana Jones at the Burlingame Fred Meyers.




  • I purchased a "quality, used vehicle" and asked the internet what I should do with my old Toyota Van. Instead, like a negligent parent that would rather watch football than keep their kids away from matches, I did nothing and the city van-napped the old bucket of bolts.




  • In May, I went to Salem and tried to dig around in Governor Ted Kulongoski's desk. I failed.




  • On a road trip with a sibling in August, I visited the top toxic tourist attractions in Idaho and Montana, spent the night in a rental car during a freezing night in Bozeman, came close to running over a variety of flora and fauna in Yellowstone, hung out with Russian teenagers at a rural burger stand, spent a weird afternoon at Temple Square and attended a Star Trek convention with an Ewok.


  • I also spent two days in Manning and learned a good deal about stock cars, chickens, septic tanks, honky-tonk saloons and really old rifles.


  • I fought My Space and I won.


  • I attended one of Sleater Kinney's last performances at the Crystal Ballroom.


  • I spent the night at a haunted hotel in North Portland, where I was "attacked" by the ghost of either a prostitute or a bouncer. No, seriously.




  • And, finally, I spent another Halloween in Tiller, Oregon among friends, "Jack O' Logs" and drunks running amuck with chainsaws.


  • Here's hoping that 2007 is filled with an equal or greater amount of stupid fun along these lines and less of the hassles and setbacks that made 2006 such a drag.

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