Saturday, December 18, 2010


for my doctor.

Blazer Game Fun

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

This Is What

deep inside my ear looks like.

Location:SE Sunnyside Rd,Northwest Clackamas,United States

Friday, December 3, 2010

Human Centipede and Other Things

Julia is in this picture somewhere.

Hello Mr. President.

Rough sketch of the single cam.

I hear ya man.

Trying to explain to someone what the movie was about.

This guy again.

How much of this carpet do you think they sold.

Amanita party.

I don't know why this was on my camera.

Thanksgiving pie.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Joel's Nickname Initials

are appearing on the side of buildings in SE Portland.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Googling "Chanterelle Jerky" Didn't Work

I went mushroom hunting today with my friend Ben and we found several pounds of chanterelles on the Nestucca River Road not too far from his place. Inspired by a story I heard yesterday by a caller on Think Out Loud I decided to make some mushroom jerky. One of my favorite foods is jerky. The chewier and saltier the better. To get the recipe I Googled "chanterelle jerky" (yes, I used quotes) and Google told me there was no matches! I did find this website that almost gave me a migraine. I'm writing this to enter "chanterelle jerky" into the internet lexicon. And to tell the tale of my experience trying to make it. I'll start before the beginning with this picture below.

While riding to Claudia's the other night to catch the Blazers get blown out by the fucking Lakers I passed this guy on his bike who is getting ready for the new Tron movie. Lot's of people from various porches were yelling at him and cheering him on. The picture doesn't really do his get up justice.

Before Ben and I hit the woods to find the mushrooms he showed me how to put a chicken to sleep. Unfortunately I didn't take a single picture of us in the woods gathering our treasure. We did hear some gunfire, found an elk skull and got really wet.

Here's some yummy shrooms I brought home. We ate some in chanterelle quesadillas and then the rest i'm making into chewy salty sticks.

According the caller on the radio show she cooks her chanterelles in soy sauce with garlic. The best tofu jerky I've ever made was with Veri Veri Teriyaki sauce so I'd thought I'd try that again. Here's a great shot of the shrooms being cooked. Wow!


Next step: I've set the jerky in the dehydrator and ground some black pepper on them. A concern is that all the mushroom flavor will be lost because of the teriyaki sauce. Well... as long as it's chewy and saly. I'll find out in the morning!

I dried the chanterelles for about 24 hours before I called it quits. They never really quite became what I envisioned. After 24 hours they turned into these kind of gelatinous blobs with a sort of slimy texture. My fears of the teriyaki sauce being too strong were founded, and when the mushroom flavor did come through it turned out that the flavor combination wasn't too good, or maybe even it was plain bad. Final verdict: don't follow this recipe! We did head back to the woods and found bags full more of chanterelles. W made chanterelles and leaks and then chanterelle and squash lasagna. Yum! We also walked by The Alarm Clock tree while out hunting. Fun!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

Fun Email Chain

I have kept some names anonymous for privacy concerns.

On Sun, Oct 24, 2010 at 4:50 PM, ---- wrote:
Sounds like ---- and I are going to try and meet up Thursday around 5 to shoot hoops. Hopefully its not raining or we may have to go to the blazer bar and shoot on the little hoop. You down?

On Sun, Oct 24, 2010 at 9:06 PM, ----- wrote:
Yeah, and -----! ------, if it's raining could we play at -----?

Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 17:43:20 -0700
Subject: Re: b-ball thursday at 5:30
From: --------
To: ----------
CC: ----------;

I will check if anything is happening in the gym that day at that time. Sometimes there's yoga and shit down there.

On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 6:43 PM, Seth Gross wrote:
maybe we could just watch the yoga stuff instead

On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 11:40 AM, ------- wrote:
how's the indoor basketball option looking?

On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 11:40 AM, ------- wrote:
we're all (including you) going to the movies, brah!

On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 12:05 PM, ------ wrote:
oh man - i thought we'd do both!

On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 12:49 PM, ------ wrote:
I forgot all about this! Should I check on the gym, or should we just go to the bar?

On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 1:36 PM, -------- wrote:
hey dudes, there is yoga in the gym today at 5:30 so i guess we better just go to the bar.

On Oct 28, 2010, at 1:47 PM, ------ wrote:
Awesome! There goes yoga making me drink again.... Where and when?

On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 1:59 PM, Seth wrote:
I'm thinking So77 around 6ish. That's pretty close to jack ass area. Or we could get some beers and watch yoga

On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 2:02 PM, ------- wrote:
i was thinking we'd just sit in the atrium, look down at the yoga and all jack off?

On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 2:15 PM, ------- wrote:
good movie warm up.

On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 2:51 PM, ------- wrote:
i was asked not to masturbate any more at work. But you guys should knock yourselves out!

Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2010 14:59:34 -0700 Subject: Re: b-ball thursday at 5:30
From: ------
To: --------
CC: -------;

guhhhh... thanks -------!

On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 3:01 PM, Seth Gross wrote:
how many warnings for masturbating do you think you could get before they fire you?

On Oct 28, 2010, at 3:04 PM, ----- wrote:
one of ------ students got caught in someone else's class...didn't even get suspended.

On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 3:15 PM, Seth Gross wrote:

In my junior high there was this kid Jason who was just gone one day without a word. The rumor spread like wild fire that he had been caught jerking off and his family had to move. I guess times have changed.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Song order

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Opening Night!

I've Been Fascinated

by this new Google Earth 3D building thing. I've highlighted two former places of employment. The fourth floor Forest Service office and the street level toy store. Fun!

Friday, October 1, 2010

The Game of Sports and Other Adventures

My old Alaska buddies Jack and Davis were in town for a few days. Good times man!

If you come here bring earplugs

Pink door

Hungry slug

Golden Eye!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Skating the Dock

I looked at the new Ketchikan web cam and saw the kids skating the dock. When I first moved there in '92 some of the first people I met were doing exactly what you see in this picture exactly where they're doing it. Some things never change!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

SE Oregon Road Trip

Waldo Lake

Kayak camping

Fort Rock

Cave Lake- Modoc National Forest California

Mt. Shasta through binoculars.

You can see Shasta in the background of this one.

Greaser Petroglyphs from the Clovis folks

Antelope Refuge

Prongdonger by the water hole. Through binocs again.

Heading to the summit of the Steens.

Wildhorse Lake

Oops. Broken wheel strut. From the looks of the tracks two people walked away.

Snowy Steens from the Alvord.

Pete French Round Barn

Riddle Mountain- Dan's future home.

Drake Peak... high on Montisore and barely able to hang on- to the bottle

8400 feet

Steens! Ok ok 9700 fucking feet!

For a place that only gets 7 inches of rain a year we've seen a ton.

The most difficult part of camping is the two or so hours between coffee and beer.

Huge hot spring!


Lunch at the Lucky Pine in Mitchel. Yeah!


It's always hard to come home from a trip but at least we have Double Mountain on the way.