Two Ninas is not a good movie by most people’s standards. The film, staring Ron Livingston, Amanda Peet, and Cara Buono, played for one weekend wonder, grossing just under $11,000 when it played on six screens on the 28th of January 2001. The story follows one Marty Sachs (Ron Livingston), a man with a job … Continue reading Want to Make God Laugh?
It took us five days, over the course of three weeks to move our possessions first from a storage space and then from Signe’s Mom’s place, which is where Signe has been living for the past year and where I’ve called home since mid-January. We signed the lease almost a year to the day that … Continue reading The Good Kind of Frustration
I haven't set a major goal for myself in close to a year. Exactly the point where I laid out the plan for last road season. Then, as one would expect, a majority of those goals were centered around the early road season here in Portland. I dutifully wrote them out and posted them where … Continue reading Where to from Here.
Tym and Joe headed toward Little Page Road and I kept to Old Highway 30. I didn’t know which way there were taking, but I was sure it was going to be steep. I know this because Tym is good at finding roads that tilt up. I knew what the highway had in store for … Continue reading Larch Encounters
The phone on my desk rings for the up-tenth time today. "(The name of my employer) this is Bob." For maybe the fiftieth time this week I'm trying to explain to someone why their twenty-six inch tires don't fit their supposedly twenty-six inch rim. I'm trying to be patient, a year ago I wouldn't have … Continue reading First Steps
OTB -- Off the back. What a rider is when he/she fails to keep pace with group and loses contact. DNF -- Did not finish. As in you crashed, or you OTB and just didn’t have the will to carry on alone. DFL -- Dead Fucking Last. You more than likely went OTB but were … Continue reading Accronyms I Wish I didn’t Know: OTB, DNF and DFL.
I got a couple past due bills, I won't get specific I got a problem with spending before I get it -- Kanye This line, from West's All Falls Down, popped into my head as I crested the North side of Rocky Butte for the second time in ten minutes. I'm not sure what caused … Continue reading One More Minute
True story: I once tried to kill myself. I didn't fail because someone found me with a bottle of pills in my stomach, or because I didn't bleed out fast enough. No, it failed because I changed my mind. That night I left the house as my girlfriend at the time went out to go … Continue reading At My Most Beautiful
So much for that posting schedule I came up with. Wish I had a good excuse for skipping it, but I don't. Lately I've been encountering a lot of that resistance I started talking about in my last post. It's funny how giving it a name (like admitting you have a problem) helps a little … Continue reading Starting over… again.
Little spots of light are forming in front of my eyes. They fly diagonally up and to the right before disappearing into the ceiling tiles. My chest heaves as I try to fill my lungs with air. I slowly become conscious of the music blaring through the speakers, filling this tiny space with heavy … Continue reading To Be Continued