26 December 2009
26 November 2009
22 November 2009
Some new guerrilla art is popping up around the neighborhood lately. I'm almost always biking around in the dark these days, spotting these things but not being able to get a decent picture. I just happened to make it out in the daylight with the camera today between storms.
18 November 2009
17 November 2009
08 November 2009
07 May 2009
Sigh. When any news story from Southern Indiana makes it to the west coast, its always for all the wrong reasons. Either a tornado wiped out a town, someone did something really stupid and got caught, or parents are freaking out about something vaguely sexual.
This story almost falls into two of those categories. Spray-on-Tan-Dude probably should've used better judgement and had a female staff member perform the spraying down of the naked teenage girl, but I like to give him the benefit of doubt, he was just doing his job, spraying fake tans on anyone who pays the money and assumes the position.
A side note for all you non-hoosiers, State Rep. Borders is an Elvis impersonator, and a pretty damn good one. When reading the article, his quotes are in an Elvis voice.
03 May 2009
I found this old sign in an unlikely place, on the wall by the bathrooms at McFadden's in Old town. Not a place I'd usually be, in fact on a Saturday night I'd probably stand in the rain to avoid going in.
After watching the Derby in the bar at Dan & Louie's, (one of my personal 'happy places') we got caught in a crazy thunderstorm, so like any normal Portlanders, we took shelter in the nearest open bar.
In the afternoon, McFadden's is a quiet pub with anything you want on the TV, $2 happy hour food from 4-6, and a decent beer selection. Sure, its a little sterile and unauthentic, but there's lots of worse places, and in a downpour it was a godsend, and I got to see this old-school Oregon route marker.
26 April 2009
A couple specimens of American cars from back when they were still desirable...
23 April 2009
22 April 2009
About a year ago, I posted about my love of Oregon's speed limit (speed suggestion) signs. I finally managed to get a picture of this old soldier that still stands guard just five blocks from la casa. Not sure why I never managed to take a picture until recently, I've admired it for years. I love how awkward the wording is, "Speed 30 Miles." I've seen these signs in old pictures, but this is the only specimen I've discovered in the wild.
Our current "Oregon Speed" sign is peculiar enough, but this early version is even weirder. I've noticed even more of the US standard "Speed Limit" signs appearing on the freeways around the city in the past year.
Sadly that old rotting wooden Broadway Bridge directional that used to hang at Vancouver & Williams was replaced last year, and now I can't find a picture of it anywhere. That reminds me, I need to get down to Swan Island and take some pics of all those old button reflector signs that still populate the area.