05 April 2014

Text From Steve James

14 December 2013

Sometimes the cart people get wild...


Cart people: transients that wander the streets of Portland pushing shopping carts full of bottles and cans that they have collected to cash in for money.

One night, there was a very angry and amusing cart person screaming at our building. I gathered from his ranting that he stashed his guitar next to the dumpster so he could go collect cans down the street. When he returned, it was gone. Here is a clip from what I recorded. Enjoy!



06 June 2013

this happened one time and we are forever amused...


From: Tess
To: Emily; Jenna
Subject: RE: Xanadu Snow Monkey Plum

What is snow monkey plum?


From: Emily
To: Tess; Jenna
Subject: RE: Xanadu Snow Monkey Plum

This is a snow monkey…. Name’s Plum



From: Jenna
To: Emily; Tess
Subject: RE: Xanadu Snow Monkey Plum

He’s very romantic.  His hobbies include poetry, laying on the beach, and talking about the love of his life and how she broke his heart.


From: Emily
To: Jenna; Tess
Subject: RE: Xanadu Snow Monkey Plum

He’s deep and complicated, yet life’s simplicities appeal to him the most.


From: Jenna
To: Emily; Tess
Subject: RE: Xanadu Snow Monkey Plum


He reads Walt Whitman and talks about living in a cabin away from humanity to focus on his art but in truth he can’t imagine living away from the city.  He needs people around him to tell him how talented he is… and how tortured.


02 May 2013

oh wikipedia... full of stuff i never needed to know, but now i'm glad i do


I'm here listening to some stand-up from Greg Behrendt and he's talking about Tim Tam biscuits, so of course I google Tim Tam.  This leads me to the wikipedia page. I discover what exactly this Tim Tam is and find out that Target is suppose to carry them.  As I scrolled down the page, I came to this (ps. sorry for the crappy formatting):

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Tim Tam Slam


A man performing a Tim Tam Slam.
The Tim Tam SlamTim Tam ShotgunTim Tam Bomb, or Tim Tam Explosion is the practice of drinking a hot beverage through a Tim Tam.[12] Opposite corners of the Tim Tam are bitten off, one end is submerged in the beverage, and the beverage sucked through the biscuit. The crisp inside biscuit is softened and the outer chocolate coating begins to melt.
The Arnott's company used the name Tim Tam Suck in a 2002 advertising campaign.[13][14]
Equivalent practices are possible with other biscuits, such as the Penguin and Breakway biscuits, available in the United Kingdom, and Twix, available in the United States and Australia. In an article in The Oberlin Review, Cat Richert reports attempting the practice in the United Statesusing Oreo cookies after returning from a trip to Tasmania, but without success. Other chocolate-coated biscuits can be used, with the Mint Slice biscuit also being a firm favourite in Australia.[15]
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Well, I'm off to Target because yes, of course I'm going to try this.