Thursday, December 31, 2009

The End

I know this blog hasn't been updated in quite a while, but I wanted to officially put a fork in it. What better day to do it than today. I have a blog over @ Tumblr that I update every once in a while.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Snow day!

So today was a snow day by all meanings of the word. We heard that it was coming, but also heard that the weather folks like to jump the gun so we thought nothing about it. Then we woke up to this...



It has been very quiet around the neighborhood today. We decided to take the guys to the cemetery this afternoon and there were a surprising amount of dogs there playing. The guys just LOVED it! We took some videos of them playing, but couldn't stay out there long, you know, being 14 degrees (windchill) and all.







At this point I am still going to go to work tomorrow, but I'm not sure if I am going to try and drive or take the bus. It will take me about an hour to go 6 miles if I take the bus so I'll have to get up even earlier so we'll see...

We went out Friday night to the PCC holiday celebration. It was nice to hear a choir and remember the old songs and what I used to do as a kid in my parent's house. But it reminded me of a show you'd see on TBN. I'm just not accustomed to such a big production and while it is neat and easy on the eyes, I do enjoy a more intimate atmosphere, which this was not. Afterwards we went out for drinks at Journeys in Multnomah Village. It is such a great place that is low key, no smoking, great wine, and has this back room that we always seem to get for our party. And the servers there are so nice and we usually befriend them and they hang out with us and play games with us so that is nice.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Shame face...

I write this shame faced that we have not updated it much lately.  Not sure if I posted in the last entry, but I (Gene) got a job with a resort-style retirement community that has locations around the NW and North over to Wisconsin.  The people there are really nice to me and I am getting more access to technologies that I hadn't had at my previous job so it is nice to feel like I'm learning.  

Lisa is currently at the start of her finals.  She is upstairs with one right now.  She has 24 hours to complete it.  Needless to say, she is pretty stressed about it, but hopefully she'll have it done tonight so she can spend tomorrow reviewing it.

For my birthday on the 29th we went bowling.  Lisa was super sweet and planned the whole thing and got some friends to come out and we all really had a good time.  We were there 3 hours and only played 2 full games, but there were so many of us it took a while.  I came in dead last the first game, which was/is sad, but on the second game I placed first ending my butt whooping with a turkey during the 10th frame.  I was walkin' in high cotton as they say down south!


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and here is a video of me getting a little loose, but definately in the groove.  Watch my form and take notes.  


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Then we went and picked out a Christmas tree for our house.  I will let the video speak for itself...



We brought the tree up thinking it was a Doug Fir, but come to find out we/I chopped down the most expensive tree in the freakin lot....Great!  But the owner was cool about it and cut us a deal when we told of our plight.

We put it up and it has to be the best tree we've had!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Some people...

I went downtown last night to this lounge called Life of Riley.  Parking was, as usual, bad.  I finally found a spot a few blocks down on 10th Ave.  While walking to the bar I came to a 4 way intersection that I had to cross.  The trolley pulls up and drops off 3 peeps who are obviously mid-drunk.  I stand on the other side of the street, wait for the light to change.  These three don't bother, they proceed to the edge of the sidewalk, get honked at, and then decide to stand in the street, just not in the middle of the street.  As cars, trucks, and taxis pass they honk, and the 3 curse them and their driving skills.  They do all of this while just behind them and about 4 feet above them I can see the pedestrian signal (the red hand) saying, "HEY, don't walk dummy."  This turns into a trainwreck in slow motion and they decide it is best to cross the street rather than waiting for the light to change to give them the right of way.  Traffic is not flowing in both lanes, but that doesn't deter our crusaders from bringing traffic to a complete stop....in both lanes...  As they get to my side of the street I hear one of them say, "People here need to ******* learn to drive."
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Monday, October 13, 2008

Gene Miller, Jr. Has Captured the Religious Vote!

Never in history has a candidate appealed to so many people of so many different religions here in the United States! Look at these signs from around town! (And thanks to Jimbo for sending in the photo of the sign from Bainbridge!)











Let's make this happen people!
GENE MILLER, JR. FOR PRESIDENT, '08

*This advertisement paid for by the League of Jewish, Over 30 But Under 32, Red-headed, Kareoke Singing, Law-practicing Woman Voter Who Is Also Married to Gene Miller, Jr. (Who says just one person can't be a league? Probably the definition of "league," if I had to guess.)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Late Announcement......

I know it is a little late in the game, but I would like to announce my running for the highest office in the nation; the President of the United States.



Only you, my friends, can make this happen. When November 4 comes around, make sure you grey in the box beside my name.

I will now take questions from the press...

Monday, October 6, 2008

My jogging options & Pumpkins!

Lisa has been really busy with school so I have had some time to explore the area around me without having to step foot in the car. Fortunately we live about 0.5 miles from Lewis & Clark Law School so I jog there and then there is a path in the woods that connects the law school to Tryon Creek State Park. I did not know this and had to jog on the side of the road with no sidewalks going downhill and with the flow of traffic so I couldn't see the cars behind me. I just hoped that they were used to crazy people jogging down this tight road. Fortunately, they were... As I jogged on the street I looked over and noticed a path that I deduced connected the law school to the park. Fortunately I made it to the park with no problem. A coworker (Sally Wells) had recommended a book "The World Without Us" and I've made it about 1/2 way through, but I'm having a hard time with it, I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to finish it...

Halloween is almost upon us. We (Lisa) has decorated the front yard with a graveyard of skeletons and headstones. Visitors beware!!!! The weather here has been quite awesome lately and I verified that it is usually not sunny this late into the year. I guess we brought some FL sunshine with us and no one seems to care :)

We went to the pumpkin patch this weekend with Jeremy and Ellie. I think we got the leftovers, but it was a fun time. (We got caramel apples!!!) We found a pumkins that is probably 40lbs and it was only $9. In Tally that would have been $40 Jeremy and Ellie climbed the pyramid of hay and Jeremy tried to slide down it, but the hay didn't give and he ended up bumping and rolling his way down. We also went on a hayride, which is something we used to do for my birthday in Fowlstown. A good time was had by all.





Jeremy bet us that he could shoot a pumpkin into a hole about 100 yards away and Lisa and I took the bet. Here is video documenting the challenge.