Tassi O’Neil and the team at the Tillamook County Clerk’s Office still have 20 days to certify the results. As it stands, I solidly sit in Garibaldi City Council’s second open seat. Assuming all the signatures line up, I will wind up serving our fishing village as a councillor for the next four years. Centuries […]
17 for 2017: Books to Read
I’m a sucker for alliteration. Plus, starting at 20 for 2016 and not really thinking through logistically… well, that didn’t work out. So taking what I learned from last year’s challenge I tweaked my approach to how I tweak and order my 2017 books. By the way: my year starts somewhere between February 1 and […]
Twenty for 2016 – How’d I do?
Note: I understand that it’s not actually 20 books – a lot of that had to do with trading books in and out 🙂 Key: Red text = not started Green text = finished Purple, italicized text = in progress and still on the list Orange, italicized text = in progress but holding off on […]
On teamwork, challenges, and thinking
I enjoy challenges, and thinking. I’m a thinker. I perform my best when I’m working with a team that gives a shit. A team that lives and breathes what they’re doing because they believe in it. They believe in the end goal – the vision, and are willing to put the creativity, effort, and initiative […]
Music is an expression of my soul.
Music is an extension of my soul. It keeps 110° days feeling like 75° via a goosebumps playlist. It never ceases to amaze me that I can chart my sentiment across months, years, via shifts in my goosebumps playlists. It makes me bawl of joy when I read my wedding vows – And his. It […]
Twenty for 2016: Books to Read
Stretch goal: Read 20 books this year, and write 20 reviews. Note: not a resolution. Nope. Not that. But, a stretch goal. I say stretch goal because let’s be honest…20 reviews? The 20 books themselves are easy as pie (well, kind of, because I’ve actually owned some of these for awhile now). Some have already been […]
Back to CoMo we go
I think the Google maps knew that deep in his heart Nate really wanted to take back roads on back roads on back roads. Or, that now that I’m graduated, it was going to show me the “real way” to get to Mizzou. All I know, is that we took backroads that I have never […]
Wedding vows: in the eyes of God
As I was looking at these vows, a song on a certain Kanye West album came on. Of all the things, I can’t even begin to describe the many ways in which it reflects what’s been going through my head, how I feel about you, and our relationship and journey moving forward.
Memorial Day: The Few, The Proud, The Strong
I can’t hear taps without crying. I love and I’m so proud that I come from a family where both of my parents and my grandfather on my dad’s side were some of the few, the proud, and the strong – members of the United States Marine Corps.
Mold remediation – done for real?
I’ve been living in the Extended Stay America in Dublin, CA for 2.5 weeks while my apartment is undergoing mold remediation (a story for another day…). It deserves its 1.5 Yelp stars. Our welcome message was a bunch of fire trucks from someone who apparently can’t cook on the wannabe kitchenette that comes in each room. […]