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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Welcome to our cyber-office Christmas party

Coat room's on your left, bar's on your right.

Make yourself at home! Shoes optional.

Comments (192)

We probably should roll that rug up.

Hi there,

I'm Randy. May I see your permit, please?

Hello there! I finally made it to Portland and I brought two of my family's holiday specialties: my Mom's Cranberry Cake and my Dad's Egg Rolls. Where can I set up my deep fryer?

Oh, that 12 year-old single malt? That's for the after party. I also brought some cigars to go with it. Happy Holidays!

Look, there's an envelope on the floor. Did you drop that?

Mmmmm... egg rolls.

A Merry Christmas to you and yours Jack...again thanks for your fantastic work. I'm about to open a Cabernet and have some snacks.

Anybody want a grasshopper?

Uhhhhh Jack it looks like some animals may have been harmed during the production of the treats in your oven. Not that that isn't a good thing mind you.
Excuse me I have to answser the door...YE GADS, it's the PETA bellringers!

It's all made of tofu.

I've brought some homemade rye whiskey. Let's put it over by the sink. Gotta keep it away from the stove and the holiday candle display.

What music is that I hear playing on the sound system?

Sorry I'm late, I was in the kitchen prepping for dinner and also getting things ready for Christmas dinner this weekend.

I wanted to say I really appreciated the comments posted on Buck a hit. It was hard to pick one because at least 4 were top notch. Some real talent out their.

I will step in and out. I'm doing a take on the green bean casserole. Just snapped the beans, will cook with a little fresh onion and garlic to infuse flavor. Have some garlic in the toaster oven brushed with Olive oil roasting.

Please don't let the cats in. The boy cat pees all over.

Jack, one of the wise men is missing!

(Do you have some BBQ dipping sauce?)

That's cool, dman!

The radio, I mean, daddio.

Jack, Merry Christmas and thank you for your fund raising efforts. I missed yesterday, but want to help out.

Your posts yesterday mentioned the "Power of Friendship". I want to expand that with the "Power of 10". I'll donate $1 plus $10 for each charity.

But I'll expand that. In regards to Harry's post under your "Last Call" blog where he donates for "The Church of Jack for Mayor", I'll donate $100 to your exploratory Mayor's cost.

Then I'll expand that to $1000 when you declare.

Then I'll expand that by contributing time to collect from all of us raising an additional $10,000. That will be easy.

Bless "The Power of 10". And let's all have a drink to celebrate Jack For Mayor.

OK, now we are talkin'! Caviar! Jack, you throw a helluva shindig!

Later on tonight we're going to remove a dam.

Chocolate vodka, or regular?

Is that free range caviar?

And two glasses of vodka?

Wild!

I need to scrape my plate - where's the compost bucket?

It's right over -- oh geez, excuse me. Stenchy! No!!

Um, Jack? Your "pet" is eyeing the egg rolls...

Dang that vodka and caviar hit the spot!
(also cut the grease from the not so wise man caper)

All my Christmas work is done, time to relax. On drink #2. If my wife calls don't let her know I'm here, she hasn't forgotten last year.

By the way, is Stenchy staying home for the holidays? I hear most of his family is spending the winter in North Plains.

Oh Urp. sorry about the Carol Smith promo on the tunes.

Mmmm! Tasty grasshopper Jack!
Should I just leave my slop bucket on the porch for now?

Hey Jack the toilet is overflowing.

I rushed to get to the party. So glad Portland is a 20-minute town. I just barely made it within the 20 minutes in my SUV going as fast as I could in all the rush hour traffic. I heard a thump when I crossed the intersection at the freeway -- do I get some extra vodka if I hit a biker?

Who wants an egg roll? I saved most of them from Stenchy.

Dang their is like 20 bikes on your porch!
Oh wait.. wrong house!

Hey, there's someone I want you to meet:

"Hey Jack the toilet is overflowing."

Ben, show some class!

You never tell the host his toilet is overflowing...

You just casually mention that you saw Mayor Adams and a teenager go in there and lock the door.

Hi, do you mind that I brought a date? Oh, and can you direct me to the bathroom ...

"Bless "The Power of 10". And let's all have a drink to celebrate Jack For Mayor."
---

I'll drink to that!!!

OK I had to run out and barf in the Sam Adams bioswale. Thank god for his foresight!

I gotta run home and let the dog out - I'm on Tri-Met, so it'll be a couple of hours. Save me an egg roll.

Wait, how old was this lad, and next to his head saying no minors!?

He loves these:



Love the guy in the sweater.

I brought fruit cake....for Stenchy!
The brandy is for the rest of us! Brandy Alexander anyone?
Whoops! Gotta watch out for that whipped cream canister!

Does Stenchy have family in the area?

Rolling on the floor laughing over the cookies. OK did the missus do those? some naughty friends? I hope the little ones didn't see them and ask questions!

Is that the first keg giving out already? You people were thirsty.

Oh, as I've said before, I love Stenchy. I left work early as (given the way Christmas falls this year) the phones were dead and nuthin was happening - so I poured the first one at 3:30. Our Christmas party is tomorrow but I just had to weigh in on the Jack Bog Blog on line party~!

Wait a minute!
How come Sam's date has the same red eyes as Stenchy?
Are those 2 related?

I drank way too much, and much too quickly, and the door to bathroom is still locked.... if Sam doesn't hurry up, I'm gonna have to go outside and use his bioswale instead.

Use the green roll cart.

Good thing I brought my own Coors Light.
I knew Jack and the rest of you libs wouldn't have any of the real beer I like.

I just saw some of Portland's finest down the street. If any of you drink too much you better not drive.
Just stay here and snuggle up with Stenchy for the night.

BTW what's the crowd capacity here?

Although I have to say - there is something about this that says - "uh, you need to get out more"!

Uh oh, it's my parole officer -- I invited her but I didn't think she'd actually show up. Here, hold this.

That's not your parole officer, Jack, it's Randy in drag!

Hey everybody, sorry I'm late but I had to set up the miniature light rail train set under the recyclable tree.

The bathroom door is locked and the shower is running. I can hear two voices and sounds of horseplay. Is there another bathroom I can use?

I found a friend for Stenchy. http://www.costumes4less.com/Evil-Rat_VA682_Prod.aspx. I hope they can get along for the party. I forgot, is Stenchy a friendly sort or is he strictly a loner?

Is it a 'slapping' sound? If so, you can assume it is innocent horseplay and not worry too much about it. Not sure I should even joke ironically about this.

It's what they call management coaching.

Later on we can go over and look at the "alien nativity 3d light show".
But I need to drink more first...it's OK we can call a cab.

Sam, have you lost weight?

We were hungry before the party started so stopped at the Laurelwood Pub for happy hour, started with a great IPA the Apocalypse, a dark IPA, getting ready for the party...
had such a good time last year...
remember that lady with glasses under the mistletoe some of the guys really had eyes for her,later I remarked that they must have had too much to drink as it was Vera?

Ah Jack? you know those, um "fragrance challenged" people that took the last of the egg rolls went back out to your front yard and have tents set up?

Why are Randy Leonard and his "Hit Squad" of goons lurking in the bushes outside?!?!

Hey Jack what's the policy on these bottles I found in your liquor cabinet? If they are already open can we go ahead and use them?

Mic Check! ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS...

Ben, there's a case of PBR on the front porch, that is if Rabdy's goons haven't drunk it yet.

Sorry, I meant Randy's goons...well you know wha I mean...

MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME...

Dear Mr. Bogdanski-

The collective consciousness that is Occupy Portland objects to your "cyber office party" as it is the absolute embodiment of the 1%. This elitist gathering of people with Internet access is an injustice to all of us. That said, Mayor Adams and Chief Reese are allowing our movement to cyber squat your party from the library PC's and your neighbor's unsecured Wi-Fi hotspot. We are bringing nothing, we are expecting everything.

By the grace of Guy Fawkes and in solidarity.

Occupy Portland

Hey Z chill out! Have a beer!

Oh no, a big bus just rolled up, looks like the bus project kids want in to tell us how great Jefferson is...are you going to let them in Jack?

Portland Native is already slurring his words.
Jack can I be the bouncer?

Whaddya mean schluring my wooordsss?

Where's Bill McDonald? Is he in the backroom putting on the Santa Gear? Please say yes.

Lemme tell you about composting ...

We need some songs to sing together a few drinks later. Originally written for the Bojack office party songs!

Has anyone seen my designated drinker?

Hey Sam, can you make youself smaller, like in real life, puleeze?

Lots of "behavior change" goin' on around here!

I just got home and read the comments. You know who came off as a star? Randy Leonard. I love the way he brings the humor in his comment. That shows the right stuff. Best wishes for a better 2012, sir.

I'm going to share my annual Christmas joke. I wrote it around 15 years ago and I'm trying to make it a Christmas tradition:

You've got to hand it to Santa Claus. How many guys can tell their wives, "I'm going out all night and I'm not coming home 'til I empty my sack"?

Ba-dum. Thanks Jack for making this possible and best wishes everyone.--BMCD

Can somebody help me with this Yule log?

Ethos Music sent over an entertainer:

Is that a fireplace yule log or a desert kinda yule log?

Ooooh, like a real bouche Noel ? I love chocolate!

Hey, glad Bill showed up. Now we need Allan and maybe even Keri or Carla from BO. But Torrid is too busy commenting on company time to be bothered to show up here.

Sorry I'm late. Didn't know your street turned into a one-way! By the way, the campers in your front yard are being kicked out cause someone is starting to build a condo. Sorry about the fence. Nice elf hat, Jack!

What kind of JOBS is Sam offering?

Merry Christmas everyone!

Portland Native,
Thanks for sharing the brandy.
Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas everyone. What a swell party, Jack, thanks for the invite. I make great Brandy Alexanders served with a traditional Italian holiday treat. I brought the ice cream, brandy and ice. Do you have a blender?

Sam just left with the Yule log!!! OMG!

Hey, this is interesting. Somebody just handed me the answers to the firemen's exam.

JOBS buttons on Mayor Adams lapel reminds me of President Gerald Ford's WIN buttons
on his, pretty sure, lapel.

Sorry I'm late. Ran into a guy who just had his van stolen. In the spirit of Christmas, I insisted on driving him to his home up near Mt Hood...but for some reason he jumped out of the car when I stopped at a traffic light in Rockwood. Hope he makes it the rest of the way.

Old guys remember that S!!T
(see somewhere above)

Oh, b-t-w, Jack I am sorely pissed at the outcome of "A Christmas Carol."

ARE THERE NO WORKHOUSES?

ARE THERE NO PRISONS?

Christmas.

Bah!

Humbug!

Clinamen, my pleasure...help yourself to more. Merry merry!

Bog blog us, every one!

Cass, Cass, Cass, You didn't offer the guy antifreeze? He had to have antifreeze in this cold!

Flaming shot o' homemade rye, anyone?

Hey, somebody: throw another record on the barby, will ya?

Hey, Jack, is that car full of clowns in the street the entertainment you hired? Oh, wait. It's only the parade of debased ... I mean debateable rightwing fringe.

Jack, they're bawling so loud I can't hear the music. Can't you give them a job doing something ten blocks down the street, Assistant Leaf Sweepers around the gutter grates or something?

Just give me a bourbon and water. Make it a double. And a brandy chaser.

For crying out loud: Who's fistfighting in the back yard?

I think it's McDonald and Jefferson Smith.

It gets worse. This was the week I was supposed to interview Kim Jong Il.

Jack, I just flew in from Canada, eh? Is there room in the manger in the backyard? Have your chickens all gone to roost by now?

I think I can get this guy outta here before morning.

I'm here in the back, giving some useful advice to a couple of the members of the City Council.

Glad you're here Tenske! Big horned sheep and all!
Where's Jim Karlock?
Sorry about the Kim Jong Il interview, Bill! Maybe you can get a gig with the youngster dictator?

I think Leonard is sitting in the hot tub sulking.

Jack I just saw Bill double dip.
He dipped. Took a bite and then he dipped again.
That's gross.

Hey everybody, the bartender's going home at 9 -- after that, you have to pour your own.

Good place for Randy,
is the temp. too hot?
He just loves Soaking!
Soaking us with high rates.
Sulking if we don't agree!

Uh OH! ....4 minutes and counting!

Wow, far out. Man, it's been a busy week. Let me sit down here in this comfy-looking easy chair...

Um Jack Jack Jack At least I have a medical card!

Hey everyone,

Just imagine how much Jack could raise for charities and how big the party would be if he was Mayor.

Write in candiate?

Ben,
Whats worse, is that boy cat came in and sprayed on your Coors Light!

Evenin' folks.
Finally got around to stopping by.

That meat manger in the oven could be in serious danger of consumption any minute now.
Ben, there is more beer out back in the cooler. I'll find the spray bottle to deter boycat. .

Jack,
I'm sorry I was running late.
Looks like quite a party, with a wide range of guests.
Was that Randy I passed on the way in?
BTW, what's with the Big "U" Decal on your
front door?
Ewwww... Cat Sprayed Coors Light!

Starbuck just got here, are people going home already, last year the party went on into the wee hours!

Gosh, I just got back after raising some money, and you're closing up.

Coors Light *is* cat spray.

Ahhhh...wow, Jack. Good (cough) stuff--gave me the munchies. Too bad Sam took off with the wiennies...

Hi everyone... evening Jack, sorry I'm late. The DSMs (Devil Slave Master) had me stay late, and I have to get back by 6 AM to make sure the production meets the expectations of the Wall Street analysts. (Just like the booze in Jack's eggnog, not too much, not too little, just right.)

Jack,you took the words right out of my nose!

The guy in the hallway's all right. Let him sleep.

I saw Randy nailing that U sign on the house, too, Xilein. I think it means that Randy has certified the food at this party as meeting Kosher rules. (So, Randy is a rabbi? Who knew? Never mind, don't answer that, I don't want to know who or how.)

Not rabbi, rabid!

I took everyone's advise and went on the back porch to get a cold one.
Beings that I have a Concealed Weapon Hand Gun Permit, this nice guy I met tending the keg named Lars and I took the liberty of shooting the coyote that was in your backyard.
Where'd ya want us to dump the carcass?

Damn! I must be getting old...I just can't consume like I used to.

Is that guy sleeping in the hallway, Saltzman?
If so, don't wake him up.

Clinamen, how do you tell the difference?

Dump it at city hall on your way home...let Sam compost it!

Well don't dump the dead coyote at Ringlers... and damned sure don't dump it at The Burger Barn.

(Oops! That came out much louder that I thought -- hope HMLA-267 didn't hear me.)

Starbuck,
He is so laid back, I'll be damned if I can tell the difference.

WE'RE GOING STREAKING!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

With him, your damned if you do and damned if you don't.

PDXinOmaha,

No more for you.
That was the neighbors dog and the keg tender was Nick Fish.

Ben,
Am surprised that uppity Nick Fish would show his face at this party.
Leonard must have called him on the cell phone to come over and join him in the hot tub.

I thought that Lars business at the keg a bit fishy.

Hey! A new game for city council to play next year:

Gauche Make a Sound

I was going to ask the Mayor which colored bin I should recycle my shell casings, but Sam just ran by me naked singing an old Ray Steven's tune...
Boy, Ben, your right, I've had way too much.

Jack, thanks again for a great party -- you always have the best guests and funniest drunks. I gotta' get my beauty sleep. (Yeah, there's another boat I missed.)

Hey all! Sorry I'm late, this is my third party of the night. The last one was lame so I "rescued" this keg of Jubel Ale. Doubt they'll miss it at the Arlington Club.

Jack, you don't happen to have one of those diamond-headed taps lying around?

Whoa this weeks Republican front runner just showed up! None of the Above! Have a seat.
What's your Poison?

Where was Mr. Grumpy tonight?
A Ms. Gloom showed up at the party tonight
was sitting in the corner waiting for him
said she and wanted to cheer him up.

Well, that was fun! I gotta go to bed now - office party tomorrow at 2 pm - hope I can survive it after this!!!

Where's Jim Karlock?

Locked in his car.

panchopdx,
Don't think the Arlington club will miss that keg.

http://socyberty.com/lifestyle-choices/top-3-world%e2%80%99s-most-expensive-beer/

Top 3 World’s Most Expensive Beer

Good Night All.
Sorry about the neighbors dog.
Have a wonderful and safe Xmas.

panchopdx, bring that keg back -- we're holding a conclave over here on SW Salmon Street to pick the next mayoral runner-up.

Apparently Officer Thumper doesn't like streakers. (even when Sam and Randy joined in...ick) He just called for the Chiers van to take a bunch of us to Hooper Detox...night all and Merry Christmas.

Hey, wait...Officer Thumper is in his car drinking Starbucks, reading about steroids, and not paying attention, I'm outta here...good thing the neighbors dog isn't around any longer, I'm jumping the fence and running home!

On behalf of continental Europe, I just wanted to chime in and say that "Bacon Nativity Scene" is completely brilliant.

Wow. Where did everyone go? I guess I must have fallen asleep on the couch. It looks pretty messed up in here -- cat piss, empty PBR cans (must have been from Ben), the faint smell of rotting sausage, a couple of rats feeding on the cheeze whiz (I think they figured out how to use the spray nozzle to feed themselves) -- all in all, looks like everyone had a blast. Well, I have to pry my eyes open and get back into my SUV and home to bed. Don't know if I should lock the door, but the music is still playing... Good night, and Merry Christmas to all the good fellows of Jack Bog's Blog.

Wow! I'm really late tonight. But at least I brought a bottle of Appleton Estate 12 year old rum with me from Reno. You know it's one of those items the jerks over at the OLCC never allow in their stores. Where's Ben and Jack? They need to try some of this stuff...

Where am I?

Wow, that's the most comments since Bristol carried Sarah Palin's love child with Glenn Rice, or was it the other way around?

Oooooooh!!!!!!!!!
Ummmm, oh yeah....humph!

Mr. Grumpy regrets to inform that he couldn't make it because he had a date with the family.

BTW, Mr. Grumpy doesn't generally need cheering up except where it concerns the city he once loved.

OK, where are we? What happened?

Allan, is that a tattoo on your face? And why is your front tooth missing?

Bill, Glenn Rice? I was certain that was Glenn Beck.

No egg rolls left? Check.
No more scotch? Check.
One last cigar with my morning coffee? Check.

Great party, Jack! I drained the oil from the deep fryer into an empty plastic milk container I found in the recycle bin. Maybe Stenchy would like some of it for breakfast.

Sorry about those beer stains on the rug, Jack.
Last time I'll ever try to tap a keg with a tire iron.

...BTW, Mr. Grumpy doesn't generally need cheering up except where it concerns the city he once loved.

My sentiments exactly.
Merry Christmas &
Happy New Year.

Speaking of cheering up, how about Kobe? First his wife leaves him and now he's torn a ligament in his wrist. How much more can his sex life take?

Damnit I missed the party.
Stupid corporate email was slow again and I didn't get the party notice in time.
Why don't they just switch to Google mail instead of that Microsoft Exchange Server 1999?
This tele-commuting sucks.

Merry Christmas everyone!
Bird

Jack,
You're in big trouble with your girls.
This place is a mess and it wreaks.

And look out there.
There's crap all over your front yard and a car is parked on the lawn.

How embarassing.
And where's Stenchy? Did someone let him out?

I'm leaving.

Does this look infected to you?

I will add it is amazing the spirit that people have
despite the plans of monsters and misfits in charge.
As I saw the essence of my city being taken,
I vowed that my spirit would not be taken as well, so far so good.
It has been helpful knowing the good ones at Jacks blog, Thank you so much.
We have a new year ahead.
Merry Christmas &
Happy New Year.

Who WAS that guy in the red sweater Jack? I thought he was a friend of yours. He went a little nuts on the punch (who would bring punch to a Christmas party anyway?), and try to start a caroling group (yeah, sure!), but never got his name.

Way Cool!

I propose a toast to the King of Portland Bloggers!
%*}

To you Jack Bogdanski!

Merry Christmas
Happy New Year;

Keep shining the light and exposing the darkness.

I interviewed the great Phil Stanford recently and asked him if he missed writing his column. Here's what he said: "If I want to read a column, I tune in Jack Bogdanski – I think he’s great."

Caution: Never take ibuprofen (Advil, et al.) or acetaminophen before, during, or recently after alcohol consumption. Toxic to the liver. Use aspirin (or functional eqivalent). Or, very hot, spicy, Mexican or Thai or Indian food.

Or, the hair of the coyote that bit ya....

Hi everyone.. I would like to share an experience with you all, about
drinking and driving.

As you well know, some of us have been known to "tipple" during this time of
the year. And I did so last night at the cyber party.

I had a few too many beers and some rather nice single malt scotch.

Knowing full well I may have been slightly over the limit, I did something I've never done before ..........I took a bus home.

I arrived home safely and without incident, which was a real surprise, as I
have never driven a bus before and am not sure where I got this one.

We are going out dancing tonight, and already planning to cab it home. We are even going to let someone else drive.

Knock knock...anyone around? In my haste to jump the fence and run from Officer Thumper I left my slop bucket here. Have to make sure I have it with me at all times in case one of Sam or Randy's goons check up on my composting efforts. I would hate to not be a beloved member of the green class. Lol

NoPoGuy; I think I saw Randy trying to bail out the hot tub with a slop bucket last night.

What a weierd Saturday morning....thought the aftereffects of the party would be long over by now...apparently not.

Some guy named McFarlane showed up pounding on the front door about o dawn thirty screaming about his buses. Finally got him calmed down enough to be semi coherent and he says I have to take 99 more, as I agreed Thursday night...something about him needing to cut bus routes and frequency of service, and he can't do that with a straight face unless he gets rid of hundreds of buses...said I was the first fool he could talk into taking 100 buses off his hands....

"I was wunderin'...may I use your lavatory?"

"No."

"Thass all right. I knew you'd say that, so I went ahead and pissed in yer garden."

I figured you'd show up eventually.
Better outside than last year.

Well, I'm out of here. Jack, I know you begged me not to use your bathroom, so I didn't. Just don't use your dishwasher for a while, either, okay?

Posted by Texas Triffid Ranch | December 21, 2010 7:03 PM


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Marchigüe, Cabernet 2013
Inazío Irruzola, Getariako Txakolina Rosé 2015
Maso Canali, Pinot Grigio 2015
Campo Viejo, Rioja Reserva 2011
Kirkland, Côtes de Provence Rosé 2016
Cantele, Salice Salentino Reserva 2013
Whispering Angel, Côtes de Provence Rosé 2013
Avissi, Prosecco
Cleto Charli, Lambrusco di Sorbara Secco, Vecchia Modena
Pique Poul, Rosé 2016
Edmunds St. John, Bone-Jolly Rosé 2016
Stoller, Pinot Noir Rosé 2016
Chehalem, Inox Chardonnay 2015
The Four Graces, Pinot Gris 2015
Gascón, Colosal Red 2013
Cardwell Hill, Pinot Gris 2015
L'Ecole No. 41, Merlot 2013
Della Terra, Anonymus
Willamette Valley, Dijon Clone Chardonnay 2013
Wraith, Cabernet, Eidolon Estate 2012
Januik, Red 2015
Tomassi, Valpolicella, Rafaél, 2014
Sharecropper's Pinot Noir 2013
Helix, Pomatia Red Blend 2013
La Espera, Cabernet 2011
Campo Viejo, Rioja Reserva 2011
Villa Antinori, Toscana 2013
Locations, Spanish Red Wine
Locations, Argentinian Red Wine
La Antigua Clásico, Rioja 2011
Shatter, Grenache, Maury 2012
Argyle, Vintage Brut 2011
Abacela, Vintner's Blend #16 Abacela, Fiesta Tempranillo 2014
Benton Hill, Pinot Gris 2015
Primarius, Pinot Gris 2015
Januik, Merlot 2013
Napa Cellars, Cabernet 2013
J. Bookwalter, Protagonist 2012
LAN, Rioja Edicion Limitada 2011
Beaulieu, Cabernet, Rutherford 2009
Denada Cellars, Cabernet, Maipo Valley 2014
Marchigüe, Cabernet, Colchagua Valley 2013
Oberon, Cabernet 2014
Hedges, Red Mountain 2012
Balboa, Rose of Grenache 2015
Ontañón, Rioja Reserva 2015
Three Horse Ranch, Pinot Gris 2014
Archery Summit, Vireton Pinot Gris 2014
Nelms Road, Merlot 2013
Chateau Ste. Michelle, Pinot Gris 2014
Conn Creek, Cabernet, Napa 2012
Conn Creek, Cabernet, Napa 2013
Villa Maria, Sauvignon Blanc 2015
G3, Cabernet 2013
Chateau Smith, Cabernet, Washington State 2014
Abacela, Vintner's Blend #16
Willamette Valley, Rose of Pinot Noir, Whole Clusters 2015
Albero, Bobal Rose 2015
Ca' del Baio Barbaresco Valgrande 2012
Goodfellow, Reserve Pinot Gris, Clover 2014
Lugana, San Benedetto 2014
Wente, Cabernet, Charles Wetmore 2011
La Espera, Cabernet 2011
King Estate, Pinot Gris 2015
Adelsheim, Pinot Gris 2015
Trader Joe's, Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley 2015
La Vite Lucente, Toscana Red 2013
St. Francis, Cabernet, Sonoma 2013
Kendall-Jackson, Pinot Noir, California 2013
Beaulieu, Cabernet, Napa Valley 2013
Erath, Pinot Noir, Estate Selection 2012
Abbot's Table, Columbia Valley 2014
Intrinsic, Cabernet 2014
Oyster Bay, Pinot Noir 2010
Occhipinti, SP68 Bianco 2014
Layer Cake, Shiraz 2013
Desert Wind, Ruah 2011
WillaKenzie, Pinot Gris 2014
Abacela, Fiesta Tempranillo 2013
Des Amis, Rose 2014
Dunham, Trautina 2012
RoxyAnn, Claret 2012
Del Ri, Claret 2012
Stoppa, Emilia, Red 2004
Primarius, Pinot Noir 2013
Domaines Bunan, Bandol Rose 2015
Albero, Bobal Rose 2015
Deer Creek, Pinot Gris 2015
Beaulieu, Rutherford Cabernet 2013
Archery Summit, Vireton Pinot Gris 2014
King Estate, Pinot Gris, Backbone 2014
Oberon, Napa Cabernet 2013
Apaltagua, Envero Carmenere Gran Reserva 2013
Chateau des Arnauds, Cuvee des Capucins 2012
Nine Hats, Red 2013
Benziger, Cabernet, Sonoma 2012
Roxy Ann, Claret 2012
Januik, Merlot 2012
Conundrum, White 2013
St. Francis, Sonoma Cabernet 2012

The Occasional Book

Phil Stanford - Rose City Vice
Kenneth R. Feinberg - What is Life Worth?
Kent Haruf - Our Souls at Night
Peter Carey - True History of the Kelly Gang
Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games
Amy Stewart - Girl Waits With Gun
Philip Roth - The Plot Against America
Norm Macdonald - Based on a True Story
Christopher Buckley - Boomsday
Ryan Holiday - The Obstacle is the Way
Ruth Sepetys - Between Shades of Gray
Richard Adams - Watership Down
Claire Vaye Watkins - Gold Fame Citrus
Markus Zusak - I am the Messenger
Anthony Doerr - All the Light We Cannot See
James Joyce - Dubliners
Cheryl Strayed - Torch
William Golding - Lord of the Flies
Saul Bellow - Mister Sammler's Planet
Phil Stanford - White House Call Girl
John Kaplan & Jon R. Waltz - The Trial of Jack Ruby
Kent Haruf - Eventide
David Halberstam - Summer of '49
Norman Mailer - The Naked and the Dead
Maria Dermoȗt - The Ten Thousand Things
William Faulkner - As I Lay Dying
Markus Zusak - The Book Thief
Christopher Buckley - Thank You for Smoking
William Shakespeare - Othello
Joseph Conrad - Heart of Darkness
Bill Bryson - A Short History of Nearly Everything
Cheryl Strayed - Tiny Beautiful Things
Sara Varon - Bake Sale
Stephen King - 11/22/63
Paul Goldstein - Errors and Omissions
Mark Twain - A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Steve Martin - Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
Beverly Cleary - A Girl from Yamhill, a Memoir
Kent Haruf - Plainsong
Hope Larson - A Wrinkle in Time, the Graphic Novel
Rudyard Kipling - Kim
Peter Ames Carlin - Bruce
Fran Cannon Slayton - When the Whistle Blows
Neil Young - Waging Heavy Peace
Mark Bego - Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul (2012 ed.)
Jenny Lawson - Let's Pretend This Never Happened
J.D. Salinger - Franny and Zooey
Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol
Timothy Egan - The Big Burn
Deborah Eisenberg - Transactions in a Foreign Currency
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. - Slaughterhouse Five
Kathryn Lance - Pandora's Genes
Cheryl Strayed - Wild
Fyodor Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov
Jack London - The House of Pride, and Other Tales of Hawaii
Jack Walker - The Extraordinary Rendition of Vincent Dellamaria
Colum McCann - Let the Great World Spin
Niccolò Machiavelli - The Prince
Harper Lee - To Kill a Mockingbird
Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus - The Nanny Diaries
Brian Selznick - The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Sharon Creech - Walk Two Moons
Keith Richards - Life
F. Sionil Jose - Dusk
Natalie Babbitt - Tuck Everlasting
Justin Halpern - S#*t My Dad Says
Mark Herrmann - The Curmudgeon's Guide to Practicing Law
Barry Glassner - The Gospel of Food
Phil Stanford - The Peyton-Allan Files
Jesse Katz - The Opposite Field
Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited
J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
David Sedaris - Holidays on Ice
Donald Miller - A Million Miles in a Thousand Years
Mitch Albom - Have a Little Faith
C.S. Lewis - The Magician's Nephew
F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby
William Shakespeare - A Midsummer Night's Dream
Ivan Doig - Bucking the Sun
Penda Diakité - I Lost My Tooth in Africa
Grace Lin - The Year of the Rat
Oscar Hijuelos - Mr. Ives' Christmas
Madeline L'Engle - A Wrinkle in Time
Steven Hart - The Last Three Miles
David Sedaris - Me Talk Pretty One Day
Karen Armstrong - The Spiral Staircase
Charles Larson - The Portland Murders
Adrian Wojnarowski - The Miracle of St. Anthony
William H. Colby - Long Goodbye
Steven D. Stark - Meet the Beatles
Phil Stanford - Portland Confidential
Rick Moody - Garden State
Jonathan Schwartz - All in Good Time
David Sedaris - Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Anthony Holden - Big Deal
Robert J. Spitzer - The Spirit of Leadership
James McManus - Positively Fifth Street
Jeff Noon - Vurt

Road Work

Miles run year to date: 113
At this date last year: 155
Total run in 2016: 155
In 2015: 271
In 2014: 401
In 2013: 257
In 2012: 129
In 2011: 113
In 2010: 125
In 2009: 67
In 2008: 28
In 2007: 113
In 2006: 100
In 2005: 149
In 2004: 204
In 2003: 269


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