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For my Angry Mac Bastard bretheren:

Sometimes I get to guest on Angry Mac Bastards, and the fact that they let me pleases me to absolutely no end. I still can’t believe it. They are the smartest bunch of guys and they do NOT suffer fools gladly. Since I do not hold everything posted on DigiTimes as gospel, they are always […]

…because you’re a girl.

I hate that. I hate it with the white-hot intensity of a thousand suns. And of course I’ve heard it a lot. For as much as I hate it, it’s almost like I seek it out, considering how often it’s been said to me. Today, December 16th, is #WearStarWarsShareStarWars Day, because a little girl named […]

More where’s Kelly?

Here are some places I’ve been lately, in case you miss me: I was on The Sci-Fi Cast for their fiftieth episode extravaganza! We played “The Geek To Beat”, a Jeopardy-style game. It was AMAZING. We had so much fun. And I blurted out a new nerdy swear, “STACK OF FRACK!”, of which I have […]

Where’s Kelly

Well, in brief I am back on the prowl for the jobbity job. In the meantime I have been trying to get my online presence all sussed out, which means buffing up the site with my name on it, where I wear my big girl pants (like grownup pants, not like, big sized pants, remember […]

[Flickr] Recent activity on your photostream

A long time ago I took a picture. It was something I thought was cute and fun and super creative. My friend Mike and I were out and about on Photo Safari and we went to Beaverton Mall. They had an empty area (Last time I was there it was Claire’s, for the locals) that […]

Wikipedia really DOES know everything!

(Another post I lost in drafts and am now releasing to the world. Enjoy.) On a recent morning while carpooling, Madhatter and I were chatting (as we do), and I said “Last night during Lost, I was watching and I blurted out ‘Christ with a Constant!’ and I was pretty proud of that, so I’m […]

Updates in the Bananaverse

Recently I went flipping back through some of my posts, and I enjoyed the hell out of reading them. I guess that’s a good sign, right? That I like reading stuff I wrote? A few times I had to remind myself that I was the author, so I’ll take that as a very good sign. […]

What I’m doing with 2011

I have decided. Lots of people have the “oh THIS year will be the year I…” resolutions, the one that just keeps coming back over and over. This year I am changing that for myself. I gave it some thought and for 2011 I’m doing something different. This is The Year I Will Make It […]

It’s in my ears and in my eyes

Yesterday I was driving home and since it was nearing 5 on Friday afternoon I decided to take surface streets. So I went driving down SE Stark, all the way from the railroad tracks down in the industrial area all the way over Mt Tabor and across 82nd to my house. I had my iPhone […]

Playlist: Memorial CD

We had a reception after the actual service for Gramma The Scoot last Tuesday. I built a slideshow of various photos of her, and I also whipped up a CD of music for afterwards to just play on shuffle. What I put on that CD is listed below. She was a fan of country and […]

Going, Going…: Gramma Edition

She isn’t quite gone yet, so I couldn’t bring myself to put it in the headline. And this is isn’t so much about her as it is about you, dear reader. Yes, you. As a reader of my blog, apparently that makes you a social media type, and this is a story about social media. […]

Health Care Debate: Doing It Wrong

OK, here I go with more politics. Just so you’re warned. Also: If you’re here to validate your own health care reform opinions or you just want to tear me down for mine, I’m sorry, that’s not gonna happen. I do believe the cost of health care is out of control, and whether there’s a […]

Sweet Pea

My family is…interesting. I have cattle rustlers even a city named after a family member on a couple of branches of my tree. Anyway, I’m not sure where it started, but my dad’s dad (Pappy, no really, Pappy) always had a name for you if he liked you, especially if you were family. It sometimes […]

Well it made ME think anyway.

I have recently discovered the joys of the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (thanks insomnia!), and I saw Monday night’s episode where he was given a gift of an American flag that flew over the Capitol last September (Craig became a US Citizen last September). Along with the flag came a short note. Here […]

It’s public record anyway…

…so here’s the letter I wrote to all the members of Portland’s City Council who voted unanimously to rename SE 39th Ave to Cesar Chavez Blvd. Commissioners: I am disappointed you did not take the wishes of the residents of 39th Avenue into account when you voted yes. Why not a compromise on a new […]

No more CubeSpace: Now what?

So what do we do, tech community in Portland? With our Beer and our Blogs and our Camps and our Conferences, how do we work this out? First and foremost, in my last post it was mentioned that CubeSpace, a Portland hub of community, will be closing at the end of this week. Since they […]

Sad news indeed:

(See my next post for more on this.) From: CubeSpace Subject: It’s End of CubeSpace as We Know It…. Friends, It is with deep sadness that Eva and I announce that CubeSpace will be closing its doors on Friday, June 12, 2009. During the past two weeks of negotiations, we have very much appreciated the […]

Flashback Friday, courtesy of ER

In September 1994, I watched a show that was this new weird medical drama. It was full of long continuous shots going from room to room as people got help, and there were ALL these doctors and nurses to keep track of. I enjoy a good drama, and hey, it was Michael Crichton and Steven […]

Feeling the Love…

Portland is full of “teh luvs” and I am the recipient of some of it, and lately it has felt really good. So I am passing on my little bit of experience with it and I hope if you read this that you will blog about yours too. Yeah I’m going back a ways, but […]

Snowpocalypse 2008

About a week ago it started snowing like Mother Nature had something to prove. It was CRAZY. Especially because in Portland this is simply not the case. It’s an inch, and the city freaks out. There is currently at least a foot outside and that’s after a bit of melting. It is INSANITY and frankly […]