Sunday, August 24, 2008


So I started my new job. I am pretty excited about it. The firm really seems to care about their employees. Everyone I have met has been really nice. The team I am on has been a pleasant surprise of personalities. I was a little worried that I would be stuck working with boring and stuffy types, but that has been proven to be completely wrong. After only 5 days I feel fairly comfortable with most of the group, and have already done a happy hour with them. I expect many more happy hours to come.

Some unexpected perks of this new job, besides the great co-workers mentioned above:
1. Free World Cup coffee! They offer a wide variety of coffees and even have a machine in the break area that you can get espressos, cappuccinos, etc, all from fresh ground beans.
2. Free Soda Fountains through out the offices. I pretty much stopped drinking soda, but now that it is free and only two doors from my office, dang, I am even drinking Pepsi at work!
3. My own office, with a door! I have had my own office before, but it was essentially a closet. This new one is the size of my bedroom! I will be getting more furniture soon:
Mah new office

Melissa's family is flying in today, so we will be pretty busy showing them all that Portland has to offer. Well, we will at least put a dent in that. Y'all take care now, ya hear?

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Ape Cave

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


I was recently offered a new job with a big law firm downtown.  I have accepted that offer and begin my new job on August 18th.  I am pretty excited about it for various reasons:
1. More Money
2. More professional environment
3. I am no longer part of higher education
4. 2 mile shorter bike commute each way

Anyways, thought I oughta let you know...

Friday, August 1, 2008

Aqueduct - Towne Lounge - Portland, OR 7/30/08

Aqueduct rolled through town the other night. It's always great to see these guys and get to hang out with them when they come through. I went to high school with a couple of these guys, and am happy that we have stayed in contact.

Aqueduct is a really fun/party show. I normally am not into that stuff, but something about them always gets me dancing and having a blast. Add to that the music has much more depth then a normal party tune, and can be listened to and enjoyed outside of said context.

Over the years this group has seen a varied line-up. This current line-up has gotten tighter then I have ever seen them before. Rock solid and very impressive. Their "mash-up" of Warren G's "Regulators" with Michael McDonald's "I Keep Forgettin' was not only genius, but it was done to perfection. Matt, I had no idea you could rap/sing like that!

I promise you will have a blast at their shows, go see them if you get the chance.