Over 40 – November 2009

6 Dec 2009, 4:07pm


November. Not too much to say. Lots of time with the dogs. Went to a lion feeding which was AWESOME! My ankle issue flared up again. Someone at work left HALF a doughnut on the common table for three days. (C’mon, slobs.) Blew out my front bike tire in a very embarrassing way. (DM me for details.) Got my resume together enough where I am comfortable for others to see. Went to Eureka for Thanksgiving which was great because Penny had her first days at the beach.

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Over 40 – October, 2009

4 Nov 2009, 9:15pm


OCTOBER, Mofos!! Finished my rebuild of a ’83 Peugeot road bike. LOTS of puppy time. Steam cleaned the carpet which turned out to be a total waste of time. Actually, not much to see here. Except for the GIANT CLUB SANDWICH I ATE ON HALLOWEEN!!

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Over 40 – September 2009

10 Oct 2009, 12:00pm


Bought an old bike from the thrift store that I am turning into a grocery getter and commuter bike. Kinda fun. K. and I went to Portland to see Patton Oswalt and, as a testament to my lameness, was too shy to ask him to take my photo for this project when we happened to see him after the show at the stage door. Boo. I replaced an aging side fence and the new one is AWESOME! And we got a new puppy. We named her Penny. She is a good dog.

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Over 40: August, 2009

8 Sep 2009, 6:27pm


Went to Roller Derby in Eureka again. Good times! Spent a bunch of time working around the house and getting the garden into shape. Went on a three day backpacking trip into the Trinity Alps. Got a sweet sunburn, too. Other than that it was nothing but work. Not too many good photos. Sorry. Kinda in a bit of a funk lately.

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Over 40 – July 2009

7 Aug 2009, 11:05pm


Another fine and busy month. In July, we had many visitors to the Robu and they all came in the same week. I went on a “Team Building” exercise for work that included horses. I pulled my electric guitar and amp out for the first time in over five years and guess what? I STILL suck. I made a paper craft taco truck and I am STILL getting angry with the slobs at work who leave their dirty dishes in the sink. K. and I went to Montana for an incredible vacation in the mountains where we hiked, canoed and relaxed. I also went to the redwoods of California to see two good friends get married. *whew*

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Over 40 – June 2009

11 Jul 2009, 11:36am


June was good. Finally launched my new portfolio site. I saw the biggest patch of poison oak I have EVER seen. I went on a great backpacking trip into the Trinity Alps with a bunch of friends and my dog and I saw friends of mine get married. I also got a wicked sunburn in Eureka, California which is usually pretty hard to do.

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Over 40 – May 2009

7 Jun 2009, 10:59am


It was a work month for sure. Too much time in the office. The garden is coming in nicely and we are eating a lot of artichokes. We went down to Humboldt for the three day weekend for roller derby and an awesome BBQ. An acquaintances dog got sick and passed away. That is three friend’s dogs this year alone. Have to admit I got choked up over all of them. Rest in peace, Kenya, Scout and Dogmo. I also cleaned out the refrigerator and found a lost bottle of our wedding wine. That was a total score. I also boxed up every CD I own and put them in the attic. I now have 35,038 items in my iTunes (845 artists and 2538 albums). And we took the canoe down 10 miles of the Umpqua. SO fun!

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Over 40: April 2009

2 May 2009, 12:42pm


Not much happened this month. Putting in a bunch of OT at work. Saw the Seattle Roller Derby in Key Arena which was pretty awesome. I started re-ripping all of my CDs so I can box ’em up and stow them away. And, I shaved. Now I have more to do in the morning before work.

Over 40 – March 2009

19 Apr 2009, 7:45pm


This was a month where I managed to get sick. And my cruddy mysterious ankle injury came back. Totally sucked rocks. We did go out to Frozen Dead Guy Days in Nederland Colorado which was a good time. I made a new layout for the blog too. Other than that it was work work work.

Over 40 – February 2009

5 Mar 2009, 7:00pm


February. A short month. I spent most of it at work, on my Birthday Bike and in Eureka/Arcata. I drank out of a glass that said, “Paddy” on it, too, up in Portland. I went and saw the Portland Trail Blazers beat the New York Nicks with a last second shot. Pretty sweet considering the last NBA game I went to was during Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s final game against the Sacramento Kings. (We are talking mid eighties here folks.) I also found some old food in the fridge. Gross.

The big thing that I REALLY did was finally get out my mix CD to my bestest of friends. I put alot of thought, energy and time into it but I enjoy doing it. I think my peeps do too. Hope all y’all that got it are enjoying it!

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Over 40 – January 2009

1 Feb 2009, 9:45am


A new year. A new president. Actually, A president because the last one in that office did nothing. Asshole.

Other than that it was a pretty quiet month. The weather was horrible so I didn’t get to ride my new birthday bike very much. We did build a Secret Bar. It is pretty sweet. Finally played a round of disc golf out at Whistlers Bend which is a pretty great course.

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Over 40 – December 2008

6 Jan 2009, 7:12pm


OMG!!! A whole year of this ‘Over 40’ thang. And now I am 41! Amazing. That was a bunch of fun I must say.

So…lets seee…what happened in December? Well, Christmas/My B-Day was pretty mellow. Did yard work and such. Three trips to the dump even. Got a bit of snow. Went to Arcata for New Years which was really wonderful. (I really miss my friends down there, I really do.) I started a beard thang. Yikes! I worked. I started watching 1) Deadwood, 2) The Wire, 3) Monk, 4) and Mad Men. All very good especially Deadwood and the Wire. I have no TV but DVDs are all I need.

Happy 2009 everyone! I’ll keep shooting if you will keep start commenting!

Over 40 – November, 2008

9 Dec 2008, 3:02pm


Ah November. Good times. The best thing that happened all month – actually, all year – was that I voted the Hell out of Barak Obama for President of the U.S. of A. and he freakin’ won. The worst thing that happened was that I discovered that I am now as fat as I have ever been and that I do not feel that good about it. Let us never speak of it again. We went to the Flat Track Roller Derby National Championship in Portland and I proceeded to ruin my voice for an entire week. Everyone thought I had come down with a cold it was so bad. Friendsgiving in Eureka was super special as I knew it would be. (I won at poker! That never happens!) Framed a bunch of posters that had been sitting around. Finally. I cut myself too. No, not while framing said posters. Making biscotti. (Got a bit tipsy. Whoops!). Oh, and I went and hung out with a couple of giraffes. And cheetahs. And Elephants.

Over 40 – October, 2008

8 Nov 2008, 7:05pm

October has come and gone and, I must admit, it was pretty pleasant. The best thing I did was to vote the Hell out of Barack Obama for the office of President of the U.S. of A. Pretty freakin’ sweet. (I wonder how he did…) I also went to S.F. to watch my wife run in her very first marathon. I am so proud of her for that. I water sealed my backyard fence, got a sweet Draplin calendar and handed out candy to kids on Halloween.


Over 40 – September 2008

4 Oct 2008, 10:17am

September. Finished a long-awaited trip into the Trinity Alps, went to a wedding in Vermont and foolishly did not take any hiking boots, and spent a lot of time in the office. And home-made pizza. Also went to Portland to see My Morning Jacket and old friends. I also watched more people quit at work. *sigh*