Saturday, November 26, 2011

This Lady Can't Be Trusted

Found out today that before we were married my wife was a pretty fair hand driving a trailer. Now? "I've got you to do it for me" she says. After 18 years together, there's still more to learn. Lucky me.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Stuffed Spaghetti Sandwich

Here is my take on the Spaghetti Sandwich. I don't understand people who put spaghetti on conventional sliced bread. Don't they know that spaghetti is wriggly? It will escape the confines like sand between your fingers. Hollowed out French bread is the way to go!
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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Coonhound in a Recliner

Let Sleeping Dork Butts Lie

We recently got a brand new (to us) recliner and it's been a bit of a battle around the house to see who the new chair belongs to. I thought it belonged to me as I was carrying the base up the stairs, but when I went back out to grab the back our cat Sammy claimed it. That's alright. It's good for the cat to have somewhere to call her own. Our other cat Milo found that he could jump up on the back of the chair and make it rock back and forth. This was fantastic for Milo, not so good for Sammy. The best though was when the dog decided that he wanted his share of the chair.

Jaxonn may not look like it in the picture but he weighs in at just shy of 100 pounds. I'm not sure how he curls up that frame into a ball small enough to fit in the chair. I don't know for sure when he started to climb up into it, but now he'll walk over to the chair, paw it and look at me. The same as he does when he wants to get on the couch. (That's right, I make him ask up. I don't want him to take that privilege for granted, and I'm also a big meanie pants.)

The Peoples' Sandwich

What's not to love about a communist sandwich shop? I'm not someone to get nostalgic about the glory days of the cold war, but this place serves up 'dictater chips' with every order (kettle style potato chips made in house no less). That's got to be worth something. The Peoples' Sandwich located on the corner of 1st and Couch in NW Portland is just what it says, a sandwich shop. I've heard about it for a while now but never made the 3 block walk over to check it out. I had it in my head that it was a lot farther away.

Very cool place. The menu was limited, but everything on it looked fantastic. I had the Hammer & Pickle, a cuban sandwich with pork loin, mustard and a dill pickle. My favorite sandwich name ever is now The Peoples' Sandwich. Here's the description: Soylent Green [Pan-Fried Ota Tofu Covered in Pesto], Sweet and Spicy Peppadew Peppers and Filberts on a French Roll. Vegan. I don't think it's OK to claim a sandwich made with Soylent Green is Vegan though...hmm.


David Giuntolo is 3rd from the left in the jeans and Grey jacket
There's been some excitement outside of the office the last few days. The new NBC show Grimm has been setting up an exterior shoot on NW 2nd Ave between Couch and Davis in Portland, OR. They've had parking marked off for 'Film Crew' for the last few days while they got the storefronts made over. Yesterday the crew was there shooting. We had a confirmed David Giuntoli sighting (He's playing Nick Burckhardt). He was performing a scene where he walks out of a storefront then down the sidewalk talking on a cell phone. We did hear the word "dispatch" so take that for what it's worth.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011