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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A Nice Picture

It's been a long time since I posted on my blog... I've been busy with other activities.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Another quote

"It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it."

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


"Reality, in fact, is usually something you could not have guessed. That is one of the reasons I believe Christianity. It is a religion you could not have guessed. If it offered us just the kind of universe we had always expected, I should feel we were making it up. But, in fact, it is not the sort of thing anyone would have made up. It has just that queer twist about it that real things have. So let us leave behind all these boys' philosophies--these over simple answers. The problem is not simple and the answer is not going to be simple either." 
-  C.S. Lewis

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Portland... and my Job.

Over the last couple months I've taken some pictures on my cell phone around Portland, and at my job... which is no longer my job as of today.

Hawthorne Bridge. I walk across here every morning.

These signs are posted on both ends of the bridge. Maybe the daffodil helps?

Hawthorne in the evening.
Wells Fargo Center: Tallest building in Portland at 546 ft. Not very impressive...

Second Tallest Bulding: US Bancorp Tower or "Big Pink"
Pioneer Courthouse Square: A good place to see strange people...
If I ever become a homeless bum... this is what I'd do. Some of these guys are pretty cool.
A park near my office. I was once accosted by a police officer in this park.... 
A crane. Cranes are awesome.
This is my office building: World Trade Center Building 3.
This is my desk. Exciting....... but it I do have a cool desktop picture. And big screens.
Even bigger screens. These monitors display software system I've worked on developing.
Skybridge between the WTC buildings. On the way to Starbucks...
A warehouse roof with solar panel installation.
We installed a weather monitoring station on the same roof.

Downtown Chipotle.
And finally... Scott looking inordinately excited about his cup of water.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Seattle... and too many pictures.

Last weekend we took a 24 hour trip to Seattle. It was pretty awesome. We took the ferry on the Puget Sound, went up the Space Needle twice, saw Inception at Imax, and check out downtown Seattle. I took a bunch of pictures on my cell phone, and here are a lot of them...

Susannah and me... being weird.
Some light reading on the way in the train...
Seattle from the ferry.

Susannah looking deceptively sweet...

And then strangling me...

This picture was too awesome not to put on my blog.

Sunset over Bainbridge Island.

After the ferry we walked through town to take the monorail over to our hotel and the space needle. We stopped at a Starbucks along with way, where Bethany got a delicious drink... It looked and tasted like blended up grass. Seriously.

Bethany with the "Crappuccino"
Space Needle at night.
We got a deal on Space Needle tickets that allowed us to go up twice, once at night and once in the morning. It was cool to see the lights at night, and then see the view in the morning.

View from the Space Needle deck. I was disappointed there was wire barrier...
The Space Needle's design is pretty awesome.

Susannah with I-beam. At time of construction, these were the largest I-beams in the world.
View from the coffee shop at the top.

View of the street below.

I like pictures like this looking up at tall buildings.
I took a lot like this...
And another...
I think this picture came out really awesome.
Susannah with Library in background. Really cool architecture.
This was just too creepy not to post on my blog...

Weird little dude painted in the middle of the street.

At Pike's Place Market. Not my favorite and I was kind of bored...
[This is where I would have put a really amazing picture of Susannah's face with a whole doughnut in her mouth... but I didn't because I don't want her to hate me. You owe me one Susannah.]

Train trip home. Bethany was really grumpy... until they turned on a movie.