chasing the white whale.

19 02 2011

so a while ago, you might have noticed a little red box pop up on the sidebar region right over there –>┬áthis box was gently urging you to consider nominating broke207 for the portland phoenix best of 2011 poll. now, i am not a particularly competitive person by nature (unless of course we’re playing scrabble, in which case I WILL CUT YOU), but all the nominees get to go to pretty kick ass party… and i do enjoy a good time.

now, you might have noticed that the red box has magically morphed into a blue box. this is not magic, nor is it the talents of my hard working special effects team… but yesterday i found out that i actually GOT NOMINATED. i almost peed all over myself at work. sure, i put up the red box (hello, PARTY), and i threw down a facebook post about it… but i really didn’t expect anyone to actually vote for me.

now don’t worry, i’m not gonna get all faux humble on your ass or anything. i’m just really surprised, and really excited, and really grateful. so if you clicked on that box in the last few weeks, thank you. thank you a bunch.

well, i’m not gonna do that thing where i tell you that you have to vote for me, but i would really like it if you voted period. the other nominees for best blog are pretty fucking fantastic, and totally worthy of your support. you can find all of them in my blogroll also over there —-> but for the sake of ease in pointing and clicking, here they are: Read the rest of this entry »





weekend pickthrough- full moon malaise edition.

27 06 2010

i don’t know what happened to me this week. every post was like giving birth to a 20 lb. baby. so tired. so uninspired. so grouchy. yesterday, i picked not one, but three petty fights with people that i cared about (all which were swiftly resolved, but still). i’m off my game and i’m not sure how to get it back. think there’s a discount mojo bin at the new mardens?

…friday passes…saturday passes…sunday passes…

for example, i left this weekend pickthrough woefully unfinished on my computer desktop for 3 full days. in addition to that shame, i should also get some sort of ball dropping award for not getting my shit together this week and missing out on the chance to tell everyone about a couple of totally awesome events that happened this weekend:

1. the vegetarian food fest. this is especially egregious because A) it was free to get in and full of free samples of awesome cruelty-free foodables (i even scored some coupons!), & B) because i was there handing out gazpacho and kick ass vegan cookie bars on behalf of the very amazing northstar music cafe. it was wonderful, and i wish you could have been there. sorry i’m an asshole.

2. portcon! ok, not everyone is a comic book/anime/gaming/ whatever nerd- but if you are, this would have been the best (had i told you about it in time). and even if you weren’t willing to lay down the $30 for the 3-day pass, you could have at least headed out to the mall to check out the throngs of be-costumed teenagers digging for bargains at the hot topic and just generally trying to freak people out.

anyway, consider the following pickthrough items to be my most sincere apology to you for my checked out week. i am placing full blame on the simultaneous arrival of the full moon and being stricken with lady business, but you can feel free to place full blame on me for being a lazy sack.

the most ridiculous cease and desist letter ever sent (spoiler: involves unicorn meat).

this is the only logical way to prevent our children from being exposed to unsafe text books!

shit. first i feel guilty if i forget my reusable bags at home, now i need to be afraid that they’re crawling with bacteria? this is bullshit. when did we become such pussies about everything? humanity is covered in bacteria, i’ll take my chances.

thanks to my frequent trips to the sketchy east end rite aid, my photo of their hilarious back alley graffiti made it onto unseen portland!

the most absurd slide show ever compiled by the new york times.

i know that after the sandwich party i vowed i would never do another house party again, but this would be too cool. will you come over?

three words for you: gential recognition software.

kate over at a sweet disorder shows us some hot summer shit that we can actually afford (bitch is the master of polyvore).

oh, and if you see the members of incredible local act isobell vibrating intensely with glee, it’s because they’re headed to FUCKING NATEVA. and we should all be very proud. and maybe they’ll rub up against zooey deschanel for us.





weekend pickthrough- do-over edition

29 04 2010

this week totally sucked for some reason, and not just for me. i’ve had friends all over calling mulligans on this week since tuesday, as it just seemed to become a rapidly rolling shitball of medical emergencies, computer crashes, and financial fuckups. so i’d like to say unequivocally, that this weekend pickthrough has hope. hope for fairer weather (the 50 mph winds today and surprise bout of”slail” were craptastic to say the very least), hope for rapid recoveries (sucks about your kidney stones mark!), and hope that things will eventually be (as they usually are) ok.

the very most amazing use of 344 square feet that ever existed anywhere ever.

dork alert! yeah, that’s a middle earth subway map t-shirt. (i totally saw frodo taking a wizz on the green line to rivendell)

another very beautiful (but very different) portland photo site shows up on our doorstep (how convenient!)

keep those eyes out for secret coupons at your local shaws.

ok, this one’s kind of a bummer, but an INGENIOUS bummer.

if you (like me) finally blew the crotch out of your fat pants this week (i said it wasn’t going well), EVERYTHING at old navy stores is 30% off this weekend. no foolin.

apparently there’s a brand new pat’s pizza in town, and it’s all kinds of delicious. (picture it- 3 floors, full bar, BIG tvs)

there’s nothing i don’t like about a woman who uses the term “cockasaurus” while making a how-to video.

10 shocking facts about nancy drew! (ok, maybe not shocking, but apparently i’m not the only one with lukewarm feelings about ned nickerson)

DON’T YOU DARE FORGET to enter the jolly green giveaway (it ends this weekend).

oh, and the picture doesn’t have anything to do with anything except the fact that i found it hilarious.