November 2008

I borrowed the neighbor’s pressure-washer on Friday. After five years at Rosings Park, I decided it was time to clean the gunk and the moss off the sidewalks. It was fun, actually, and strangely satisfying. I encountered a problem, however, while working next to the house. As I sprayed the sidewalk, the mud and grime […]

The Reluctant Wardrobe

26 November 2008 · 4 comments

We’ve gradually been purging the clothes from my closet. I have a tendency to never throw away (or give away) any garment, especially those I love. If a shirt becomes a favorite, I keep it for years, no matter how tattered it becomes. One of my favorite pieces of clothing is a tattered old blue […]

Those Sorts of Movies

24 November 2008 · 8 comments

After watching Michael Clayton and re-watching Casino Royale for the fourth time, I told Kris I “like those sorts of movies”, though I couldn’t really put my finger on what “those sorts of movies” were. I decided that the Bourne films probably fit the bill, so I put them on the our Netflix queue. I […]

Leaving My Comfort Zone

19 November 2008 · 8 comments

As many of you know, I’ve begun to push myself in new directions. My personal finance blog has been wildly successful, and because of this I’ve been presented with new opportunities. Public speaking For one, I’ve been offered some speaking engagements. I spoke to graduating students at Western Oregon University last spring, and last weekend […]

Star Trek Trailer

16 November 2008 · 5 comments

I have such mixed emotions about the upcoming Star Trek prequel film: Yes, it looks exciting, but it doesn’t look like Star Trek. Yes, I like J.J. Abrams sometimes, but the man cannot end things, and he’s on record as not liking Star Trek in the first place. (I think I read somewhere that he […]

How I Became the Bomb

11 November 2008

Wow. Was there ever a song and video more targeted at J.D. than this? I think not. My life is now complete.

Random Musings

03 November 2008 · 4 comments

First off, this one’s for Andy, who has complained in the past that the font at foldedspace is too small. Just now, I was squinting to read one of my own stories. Not a good sign. Andy, you win. I’ve bumped up the font size! (Somebody just complained the other day at Get Rich Slowly […]

I like Chicken Wings. I like Things That Are Hot. Doing a little addition, you might correctly conclude that I like Chicken Wings That Are Hot. Today, however, I discovered I don’t like all Chicken Wings That Are Hot. For years, I’ve been proud of my ability to tolerate hot (spicy) foods. It’s not just […]