28 November 2008

Friday off.

Today has been super productive. I got some coffee at work, yum, and since then have done about 4 loads of laundry, played the Sims 2, watched two episodes of Bones, and an episode of Samantha Who. I love dvr! I wish I had one at home. And a washer and dryer. That would be convenient as well. Luckily I have this rad friend, Windowsmear, who's cat I'm feeding for her while she's off on a Thanksgiving trip, who lets me do a bunch of laundry at her house! Good times.

25 November 2008


banana 3
Originally uploaded by cleartrampoline

Aren't these just the prettiest speckled bananas you've ever seen? They were so cute too because they are like, mini compared to most of the bananas we see. Cute! I'm in the mood to make a pie today, maybe it's because I've been watching Pushing Daisies a lot. We'll see what happens. :)

22 November 2008

Fremont Bridge

It was foggy this morning. Fremont Bridge looked like it just ended in the middle. Pretty rad. Took this with my phone. When am I going to remember to bring my real camera with me in the mornings?

19 November 2008

all i want for christmas is you baby...

Dude, have I mentioned how much I love this time of year? What with the holidays and the rain and the eating of lots of food and the presents and the snow and the turkeys and the fun times and the non stop christmas music on 103.3 Awesome right? Here is a list of some of my favorite christmas hits, right off the top of my head.
Mariah Carey's all i want for christmas
Paul McCartney's simply having a wonderful christmas time
Meh, I can't keep this up. Ok, so I was making a list that in some circles can be called the worst christmas songs ever. Which is sorta true. Can't argue that one. But I will make a list with some more actual thought involved of my actual favorite christmas songs.


Originally uploaded by cleartrampoline

It was super foggy this morning. I got up to do some laundry only to find that my room mate stole all of my laundry quarters, so I emailed the bf and told him I'd clean his apartment if he let me do my laundry at his house. Ha. Pretty good deal if you ask me. Also, cable. I haven't watched Days of Our Lives in so long! It's awesome. :) Good times.

18 November 2008

I love this guy

Excuse me for a minute, but I have to wax poetical or more like wax teenage girl style about Justin Timberlake right now. He is so awesome! Check out this video from weekend update. So hilarious. I mean really. When is he going to put out a new album already? Sure, sure. Guilty pleasure. I'm sure many of you are just rolling your eyes or perhaps gagging at the mere fact that I'm posting about Justin Timberlake. Again. But really, just let it go and embrace the awesomeness y'all. I don't make fun of you for listening to prog rock, or for liking hamburgers.

Anyway, I gotta go listen to Futuresex/Lovesounds. Check ya laters.

14 November 2008


Y'all know that the new Bond movie features a Bond girl name Camille, right? Boo yeah! I can't wait to see Quantum of Solace. It's gonna be so awesome!

11 November 2008

Put this on repeat

New favorite song. DLZ by TV on the Radio. On their latest, Dear Science. Go do yourselves a favor and buy it on itunes yo. This song is so awesome. It's gonna be on repeat all day, for a while I'm thinking. On their last album I was all about Dirtywhirl, and the album before that Ambulance, (and of course Staring at the Sun). Their albums are pretty solid, but those tracks are the ones that stick in my brain for days and days and months and years on end. Can't. Stop. Listening to songs I love over and over and over...

Man, I have problems.

08 November 2008

What's cookin'?

Tonight I was in the mood to cook. I was thinking about it all afternoon at work. I've got those potatoes at home, I thought. What should I do with them? Roast them, duh! Oh, and you know what would go lovely with potatoes Camille? Some chicken. Boo yeah. So I stopped off at Freddy's on the way home and picked up some chicken, and an issue of like, food network magazine or some such, which had this super delicious looking recipe in it for chicken with apple and onion cider sauce. I was like, dang, that sounds good. It was a very simple recipe, easy to follow instructions. The basics: lightly flour chicken breasts, fry on each side for five minutes, bake for 8 minutes at 350 degrees or until done. Meanwhile fry the onion and apple, add a little apple cider vinegar, reduce, add chicken broth, reduce, add some butter. Pour over chicken when done, sprinkle with parsley (I used cilantro, because that's how I roll).

The herb roasted potatoes are so easy, you just rinse 'em, cut them into chunks, throw them in a bowl, toss 'em with olive oil, minced garlic, herbs of your choice, salt, pepper, and roast them on a cookie sheet or a glass dish for like 25 ish minutes at 375 degrees, or until they are soft when pierced with a fork, maybe more time, maybe less. So easy and seriously, so dang delicious. They are good as is, or with gravy, or with ketchup, however you like 'em.

Super easy and fast. I think, with the help of my roomie Ryan (he's an excellent veggie chopper) it took less than an hour to prepare the chicken, herb roasted potatoes, and a nice large side salad.

Yay for delicious!

06 November 2008


It's starting to feel like home around here.

Still some boxes left to unpack, and a few left in my parents basement, but it's coming together nicely.

It'll be great once we actually have a couch, makes for hanging and socializing in the living room rather limited when there is no where to sit.

Really it's just exciting to have all my stuff in one place again. I feel like I've been fragmented for years, and now things are coming together. Good times.

04 November 2008

Friendly Fires

Last week I went to a show at the Doug Fir, Lykke Li, and there was this awesome opening band, Friendly Fires, who rocked the frick out and danced their asses of and played hot hot hot music. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys having a good time, or dancing, or doing other cool stuffs. Check out this video:

This song is totally awesome. Anywho, back to the novel. I've only got like, 600 words. And I should have like, 8,000 by the end of the day if I want to stay on target, so, as you can see, I have a lot of writing to do. Until I decide to get distracted again, au revoir ladies and gents!

Good Times

Portland Comic Book Show this Sunday y'all! It's the best little tiny teeny weeny comic book show around! Full of artists I've never heard of, local semi celebs dressed up as your favorite DC characters, and a dude who draws rad pictures of Dragons and another dude who sells Battlestar Galactica memorable Christmas tree ornaments as well as other dudes selling old comics that no one wants to buy! It's gonna be awesome! Don't miss it! Hopefully I'll find something rad for under 5 bucks, because that is my budget this year. Good times.

03 November 2008


So I found out today that a job I interviewed for last week will not be mine. Boo. I was so excited too. I'm just really bummed. But keep on keepin' on, right? It's just so discouraging to go on interviews and then not get jobs. I mean, is there something I am doing in the interview that the person is like, meh, she's no good for us! Or is it just that there are soo many people looking for jobs right now it's like impossible to get one? At least the guy was like, hey, you didn't get the job but would it be cool if I keep your resume on file? I was like, of course, that would be fine. So maybe he liked me second best. Or at least 20th best. Whatever. Back to the craigslistings.

01 November 2008


Dude, I'm doing it this year. National Novel Writing Month. 50,000 words. I'm determined to do it. Yesterday while almost falling asleep and watching some Seinfeld season 2 I came up with my idea and jotted down a few notes. Here's hoping that A. my notes make sense and are legible, and 2. That it is a good idea. Hey, isn't that how Paul McCartney thought of the lyrics for the song Yellow Submarine? That's the rumor anyway.

If you wanna play too, and write a novel in one month, check out the website here, and let's get on it y'all!