Archive | May, 2013

look what I found

28 May

NE Alberta and 14th PL

28 May

Stood in the rain
grinning like an idiot
like THE idiot
crying in that infamous
video clip.

I wondered if I should run the risk
of missing out by running inside to
grab the camera,
or be truly in the moment.

Five years before
I had no choice
as I had no camera
and had to settle on enjoying
it through the car window
as we crossed the Morrison St. Bridge out of town.

I ran back into the restaurant
reached into my backpack
to grab my camera phone
in an attempt to capture
what appeared to me as a divine sign of sorts,
saying that everything was okay
there was nothing to be afraid of
and that I was exactly where I needed to be.

~Edward Austin Robertsonphoto


Geeking out on Babies in the Northwest

21 May

I guess this is the kind of stuff you miss out on when you don’t have a Facebook account:


21 May

The Perfect hike
erased all the bad thoughts
beneath the sunshine
amidst the Doug Firs
the roar of the Umpqua below.
Thanked the heavens
said hullo to my old self.

~Edward Austin Robertson

We Went There: Goosebumps in Oakland

18 May

Right up there with the Randy Johnson perfect game (2004) and the A’s-Giants inter-league game (2006) as coolest sporting events I ever attended.
There was this:

and this at the very end:

A very special special special thing to be apart of. Best NBA fans in the league by far. If KD decides to defect to Golden State when his contract is up, I may be moving back to Oakland.

On to the next town

14 May

The Grindhouse was rocking last night!!!

14 May

I would not be surprised if they gave Miami a run for its money in the Finals.

Perhaps this is the week where I take the time to smell the roses

11 May

Tonight I’ll shave the mountain
I’ll cut the hearts from pharoahs
I pull the road off of the rise
tear the memories from my eyes
and in the morning I’ll be gone
I drink 1000 shipwrecks
tonight I’ll steal your paychecks
I paint the sheets across my bed
the birds will all fly from my head
and in the morning I’ll be gone
take every dream that’s breathing
find every boot that’s leaving
shoot all the lights in the cafe
and in the morning I’ll be gone
I bet 1000 dollars
I have a french companion
I tie myself below the deck
I pull the rope around my neck
and in the morning I’ll be gone
it takes a life to win her
there is a drum of bourbon
800 pounds of nitro
his boots are thunder as he plays
theree is a stone inside it
tonight his bones will ride it
I’ll need a tent to hide it
and in the morning I’ll be gone
and in the morning I’ll be gone
and in the morning I’ll be gone

~Tom Waits~

Missed these guys last week because the Playoffs were on

11 May

If there is a game 6 in Oakland I will be there

11 May