Moving to Portland and getting acclimated to a new home town. A Chicagoan, by way of Los Angeles, documents his trials and tribulations, successes, and crazy ramblings with a smirk on his face and a beer in his hand.
Happy 2010 everyone. Holidays were busy so the ole blog press got slowed down. We've been really enjoying the new year and hope everyone else has too.
We've been enjoying the Rose City Rollers. Portland's own flat track rollerderby league. Last weekend, we saw the premiere of "Brutal Beauty", a documentary on last season, at the Hollywood Theater.
Yesterday we hit the Season 5 opener with some new friends and watched 3 solid hours (4 bouts). Olivia supports the "High Rollers", complete with Elvis mascot and bright green uniforms, even as they started off the season 0-2. I enjoy all the teams, but I am partial to the underdogs. I found myself rooting against the Breakneck Betties last night, defending champions and undefeated team after the opening bouts.
I'm originally from the great City of Chicago. Just finished two terms in Los Angeles (Santa Monica, really). Making my way in Portland with my awesome fiancee, Olivia and her two Bengal cats, Beenie and Dion. My mood is oftentimes easily explanable if you know the score of the most recent Chicago White Sox or Chicago Bears game. I'm a confirmed greenie, I'm really going to miss my in-house composter that turned into an outdoor maggot farm (which really helped make some awesome compost) that I had to leave in LA for biodiversity reasons. I like good food, good wine, and especially good beer. Even though I appreciate the best beers in the world, I still miss my hometown Old Style.