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Welcome to our Cyber-office Christmas Party

Please take off your shoes and grab a cup. Coats in the foyer. There's ice out back. Smoking out on the deck.

Comments (188)

I've been day drinking with Sam and Randy and I want to know if I can get a plus 2 for the party?

Have you met Reeko?

Thanks for the invite Jack. First it’s off to the square to get our photo with Santa. See you all a little later, and save some ice!

Merry Christmas everyone! Off to ZooLights with the family, but I'll stop by again later. Jack, do you have plenty of carrots and apples for a possible baby elephant guest later...might be a good night for a "rescue." Lol

Yes, and I also have some cattle prods and bullhooks to help "train" them. Maybe we should use those on Tom Hughes.

Sam wants to specifically meet with Stenchy and his tough guy cousin Reeko about a potential job opprtunity as the new spokesrodents for the North Plains composting facility. Randy wants to bring the Hit Squad to your office party to check for proper permits.

One request: If you go in the hot tub, you must go in completely naked. The detergent residue in any kind of clothes wrecks the water.

Excuse me? Can I get through with these?

I got an extra large bottle,of Tequila! Limes and salt over there! Next to the meat nativity.
Sure am glad I don't have to drive tonight!

Reeko! Gled ta meetcha!

Reeko, she's not old enough for that.

Hot tub?

Yeah! But get in there before you-know-who.


I didn't know this party was in the 'Couv.

Well, don't mind if I do!

Pass the hat: I had to pay sales tax.

"You see, madam ... that is FRENCH mistletoe and has a slightly different connotation."

Jack Bong, who'da thunk.

That nativity scene is one of the funniest things I've ever seen. Where's my Brandy Alexander? They're not just for breakfast anymore.

Vancou-veuver...que rico!

Mi, un grande Anejo Centenario on the rocks. No blunt for this Cabron.

Aii Amigos, Salud!

Were out of the anejo, but we have a fresh bottle of the reposado.

Thanks for the invite Jack. Here's a jug of homemade eggnog.

I tried to follow my Grandma's recipe but I opted to double the bourbon and toss in 500 mg of Lipitor.

There's at least two people in the powder room. Is that allowed?

Uh oh. Billy the cat's been spraying under the Christmas tree again.

Deja el partido! Let's hope Santa hits our place before he starts eating the cookie treats up north.

Thought a nice old fashioned Christmas tune would be fitting..

Oh. And sorry I'm late -- I had trouble finding a parking place.

Is that a roach clip? It's been a while.....cough, ahem, wheew....

Whoa, I think I see the Grinch's face in one of the deviled eggs.

Have you met Ryan? He's our new block captain.

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Jack.

I'm going to be careful this year and just drop by for a second. To those of you who weren't there, I left last year's Cyber-Office Christmas Party on a police forklift.

Shoulda known the music was gonna be first-rate. You're encouraging the slow-dancing ... never too much.

We're going streaking!

Hey-it's the new Jets Q Back!

What are you doing? Don't drink that. We've been soaking the baccalá in it.

Jack... Been to a lot of parties this year. Yours has been the best by the decor, food and tunes...the conversation has been sparkling I will look forward to each year!!!

Here is the salmon filet I've been soaking in vodka for the last 48 hours.
Really Dirty martini anyone? It'll go with those eggs.

And how did you get the picture of my grand parents, Jack?
Just goes to prove everything! is now available on line these days.

Just when I'd eaten every last prosciutto-wrapped asparagus, out come the potstickers.

Those eggs hurt my eyes.

Hey, can you guys keep it going? I'm going to make a quick run to the store to pick up something for the grill.

Oh man... Jack is going to be pissed when he sees that burn hole in the carpet from the ashes you just dropped.

Oh... YOU'RE JACK? Sorry. Well nice to meet you in person Jack. Say, do ya think I could get editing privileges for Christmas? I just hate having my sloppy spelling out there in cyberspace for ever.

No, my date is NOT a stripper... she's a DANCER.


Not me; I rode my bike.

Well I would have if I had one anymore.

There is a strange heavy set man in black glasses, with his fly open, standing on the front porch with a teenager? Is he invited?

I'm at the store. Do you guys have a preference?

Get the cheap cuts....we are all to drunk to care and everything tastes really really good to me right now!

Good point.

Merry Christmas Jack! Those potstickers look youumy! And little Stenchford, my how you've grown! [scritch scritch under chin -- hind leg thumps.]

I'm gonna stick to the Makers Mark and Diet Coke and back off that green stuff you got there. (I would indulge, but I need to drive home in one piece.)

Thanks for the party Jack. You give a voice to the Libertarian Light/Moderate Liberal crowd a voice in a town that has twisted the progressive cause into a taxpayer fed trough for the unions and developers. You make a difference with this blog, and I am looking forward to your relentless finger in the eye of those who undermine what it really stands for. (sorry for getting so serious, but I tend to go off when I'm a little tipsy...and what happens here stays here...right?)

Hey, there are a couple of county business tax auditors here. They're asking if the lady with ltjd is current on her license fee.

nO BEEF FOR ME, jack..txks .

bUT WE r out of Pendletltoonn . Wanna swinng bye the liquor store for nother?

mmmmm, hot oil for the 'stickers.... Say, sometimes you see -- on the menu -- in a Chinese restaurant a little tagline saying that pot stickers are "Chinese ravioli." Do you suppose that someplace on the planet there is a menu that says that ravioli are Italian pot stickers?

The Porterhouse, of course.

I ain't drunk yet!

BTW, I will definitely go for some of that T-Bone.

Merry Christmas Jack. This is my first time here. First timer here. Mind showing me where the bathroom is? I know I"ll need it later.

Don't let your cup out of your sight, DB. I overheard a couple of underdog players talking about spiking your drink before you pick this week.

Uh oh. Billy the cat's been spraying under the Christmas tree again.

Billy's a hummin' a tune...let's see:

"Don't pee under the Christmas tree
with any body else but me....."

I'm at least an hour away from Krispie Treats, I don't care what color(s) they are.

I'm a little worried about Paul Ryan:

I am a life time away from crispy matter how much I smoke!

Aak! i think the bacalau had bones in it--

Can I get a Heimlich? Anyone?

Dammit, that was supposed to be for Christmas Eve. Oh well.

That's Paul Ryan?

I volunteer to give him a very stern talking to.

He's letting himself go.

I'm hung up at a Clackastani check point. I'm gonna be late! Save me some stollen.

Two Mayans.

One says, "The tequila's ready."

The other says, "Well, I guess if I don't finish this calendar, it won't be the end of the world."

Allan L. whispered in my ear that the bathroom is clear, so I'm taking Rep. Ryan in there to explain to him why they lost.

Could be a while.

Good one Molly

And with that I sip down my second shot of Don Julio 1942

Took me an hour of going through Jack's cupboards to find the good stuff.

Hey Jack,
Some of these people are strange.
Were they all invited?
And where's the fancy mug I used last year.
Is this food outsourced?
I smell pot. Yuck. Who's dirty plate is this?
Change the music.
Can I sing? You have karaoke don't you?
I told you last year I wanted it.
Somebody stinks real bad. Jaaaack.
Where are you? You need to deal with all this crap.
I'm not leaving.

:), I'm sure it's pronounced cru-dit-TAY -- just like John big-boo-TAY.

Jack -

just checked the hot tub to make sure your rules were being followed. Did you invite Queen Charlotte? She's looking like a prune - someone ought to tell her her time is up!

Hi all,

I noticed a party gift left on the steps as I was coming in, a bucket of fluoride with a big red bow, most likely a parting gift from Leonard if anyone wants to shake some up for a fluoride cocktail.
Just kidding, but our council isn't, they really want us to drink that stuff.
Thought I would report good ole Nick went along with the Sam Rand twins today on the vote. No surprise there.

But hey, for starters the best drink in the house for me is some good Bull Run water please. (sans fluoride)

Hey, Jack I had to make these hors d'oeuvres in your kitchen because I was running late. Where's your compost bucket?

Reeko probably took it up to the guest room.

Why not, c-man -- most Portlandianz drank the Kool-Aid. Yesss, I know Flavor Aid....

I'm too tired to party but needed to stop by to feel better. Why is Stenchy sniffing my ankle?

I thought this was a potluck. I don't mean the pot stuff, I mean the old fashioned food kind. So here is my contribution - I think this will go especially well with Jack's grilled meats! Try some!

Damn! By the time I got here, sally had eaten the last of the prosciutto-wrapped asparagus. Those looked yummy after a long drive through the snow and ice from the Midwest. But I'll take one of sally's brandy alexanders in exchange.
Oh, wait, I don't drink anymore. Guess I'll go introduce myself to Stenchy and see what he's up to.

Do not go under the mistletoe when Reeko is around.

I did, however, bring a box of Chiefs jerseys for those who want them. I found them behind a dumpster at Arrowhead Stadium.

Allan L. whispered in my ear that the bathroom is clear,

You may want to wait until Adm. Leonard comes over and hoses it down.

Hey everybody, sorry I'm late but judging by the two Portland Police units watching the house from across the street I'd say the party's just getting started! Jack, I left a tray of rum balls in the kitchen.

Whoa...that was a good j.

Got any Chex mix?

Have another hit, you can always go home on Tri-Met.

With the holidays upon us, I would like to share a personal experience with my friends about drinking and driving. As you may know, some of us have been known to have brushes with the authorities from time to time on the way home after a "social session" out with friends.

Well, last weekend, I was out for an evening with friends and had several cocktails followed by some rather nice red wine. Feeling buzzed, I still had the sense to know that I may be slightly over the limit. That's when I did something that I've never done before… I took a cab home instead of calling one of my kids for a ride.

Sure enough, on the way home, there was a police road block, but since it was a cab, they waved me past. I arrived home safely without incident.

This was a real surprise as I had never driven a cab before, I don't know where I got it, and now that it's in my garage, I don't know what to do with it.

Merry Christmas

Oh yeah, dude...I love the streetcar loop. Round and round and...

We’re having a charette in the den to decide who gets the spare bedroom. I’ve already decided it’s me, but I value your thoughts on my choice of bed linens.

Hey thanks for tuning in the Blazers game on your 70" plasma TV!!

Your man cave rocks!!!

Where' s that champagne?

Ahem -- those fancy Kleenex are for show, not for blow.

After a drink of my good water, I am ready to have a tequila toast with Portland Native - cheers despite all, who knows what kind of surprises are in for us in 2013!
Let us hope we like them!

Thanks Jack for the party and the music! It really gets one in the spirit of being here and dancing around the room with my water and tequila, and mingling with those who care about the goings on, what could be better!

By the way, I haven't seen Mr. Grumpy.
What about Major Dewche? Don't think Jack really likes him commenting, he gets too rank, but then he might fit right in at the party tonight.

How many more hours to the (hic) Mayan apocalypse?

Jack, I think you need a new babysitter, she’s watching the final episode of “Jerry Shore” with your daughters in the basement!

Thanks for the Dom....pretty classy!

And Cheers to you clinamen!

Has anyone seen Bill McDonald? Is he waiting tables tonight? He was gonna show me how to light up this fancy espresso maker. We got beople who want coffees!

They'll never have an app for this.

Jack, the dark window limo on the side street is rocking on its springs kinda busy. Did you arrange for it? That lady over there with the fur trim boots and Santa top said she could get me inside for the After Party while your party's going on.
Is there a extra platter of oysters I could take out?

Oh no -- did I just hear the pony keg go out? These people can sure pound them.


Bathroom's free.

Representative Ryan is a hard sell .... so to speak.

A true Republican, he thinks with his Boehner.

Alright. Who's the rat-butt who put fluoride in the punch?

I'm seein' linchpins & vibrance all over the place!

Blow? Did somebody say blow?

Excuse me for a minute. GET THE HELL OFF MY LAWN, YOU HIPSTER LOSERS! Now where were we?

Jack there was a group around the limo when I got out and I invited them in. They looked like folks from the hood. Hope that's okay.

Someone better get that kid out of the hot tub. I just saw that strange fat guy in the creepy glasses strip down to speed o and head out back with a snorkel.

Wow, your house is really filling up. We’re so glad you don’t live in an infill skinny house. This is unsustainable living at its best!

Best food. Best drinks. Best host. Best cyber-party EVER. If I stay up any later, I'll hear reindeer on the roof. Soon the serious people will storm the barricades.

That weird guy with the black glasses and the teenager isn't still on the porch, is he? Wasn't he replaced?

Go by streetcar!

And best tunes!
Time for some sippin whiskey! Great party, Jack! Thanks

Whoa, who's the blonde over there? I'd like to be the infill in her Pearl District, if you know what I mean.

Who’s up for some midnight football on the new field at Madeline? Or, we could go “old school” and bust some windows at Alameda? Oh, wait; I’m a grownup now, never mind.

How many more hours to the (hic) Mayan apocalypse?

As I recall from last night conversations, we have another six hours left. . . .
. . . until the tide turns?

Stenchy and Reeko must be loving this Blazers game because it's turning into total Ratball.

I just saw Bill McDonald trying on a Santa hat. It’s true; he really does have a giant head!

Hey guys, the REAL party's in the back!

Lets try that again

Uh-oh, I think I'm gonna be sick...Jack, which bin should I hurl into, "Recycling" or "Compost" or "Yard Debris" or "Food Scraps" or...

Here's a plastic grocery bag from Gresham.

DB Cooper just gave me some stock picks. Halleluiah!

My eyes could use a rest... just a couple of minutes...

Hey Jack sorry to bother your siesta but there's a couple of Portland's Finest at the front door and they want to have a quick word with "the homeowner". Sounds like a couple neighbors have complained about the party.

Anyone have a sharpie? Jack needs some temporary tattoos!

Don't Taze me, bro!

Professor, it's been a pleasure attending another of your always fantastic annual parties -- And it was an honor to play bouncer and toss that chunky bearded guy wearing shorts into your neighbor's blackberry thicket. G'night all!

Isn't that Sam Adams' pickup that just ran into the fence?

Hey, Jack, Stenchy bit someone's ankle in the hall. You better get some ice on that, stat.

Isn't that Sam Adams' pickup that just ran into the fence?

Sammy may have been checking to see if Jack was recycling properly, or who knows he might have wanted to actually help for all the trouble he has caused and was planning to take the party recycling discards on his pickup so that Jack wouldn’t complain next week about the garbage.

Hey somebody put in the DVD of "Christmas Vacation"!

So when does the after party start?
(I think Jack might be a little ahead of the rest of us)

Chubbie Checker is great, but you haven't played the old CCA in years.

Ok, the wife is starting to get a little loopy. She doesn’t watch football, yet she wants to go home and try the “spread offense!”


Oh crap this thing is going THAT WAY! No matter..what happens here stays here.

Are you taking off? Take some of the Swedish meatballs with you, we've got a lot left over.

Jack, put something upbeat on the Victrola so we can get a conga line going!

Someone ate the gingerbread dude!! Sam, are you in the bathroom??

Oh, hell! Can Stenchy catch that damn thing?

YEAH! Miami Sound Machine! Come on, EVERYBODY GET IN THE CONGA LINE!

Christmas comes to Portland: The Blazers recently set the record for 3-point futility at 0 for 20. Tonight the Nuggets went 0 for 22.

Frankly, Denver shot like they had attended this party.

We're out from under the record and it only took a couple of weeks. That's a great sign for good fortune in the New Year.

It’s snowing, I repeat, snowing on the Sylvan overpass! Oh, wait; it’s just some Styrofoam peanuts on the side of the road.

I was actually up on the Sylvan overpass yesterday. It was too wet for comfort.

Just in the Nick of time, I heard we can watch the ascendancy
of certain fishes so I brought Cognac (10 bottles) just in case
we all drop into the Fault at Washington Park where Adam and
Eve can be found tonight waltzing into the Mayan Horizons. That is the latest hot item in PDX that I luckily remembered to rent
before the last one was taken off the lot. Some fellow in a fireman's outfit was giving them out for free. Now that's a great
way to celebrate, don't you think?

Why am I driving to Beaverton? I live in NE Portland. I’m on the right side of the highway, so at least I got that going for me!

Just heard on my police scanner that Mayor Scam has ordered Reese to arrest all at your party, and not to send the mental health trained cops. I'll be under the rose bush.

Wow! That was really a long drive from Reno and those OSP troopers gave the case of low tax Nevada liquor in the back of my SUV a real long look.
Well I'm going to crack open a bottle of that 12 year old Appleton Estate Rum and have a nice drink.
By the way, was that Sam Adams passed out in the pickup truck down the block?

They'll never take Stenchy alive.

Uh-oh. Here comes Jefferson. He's got a big grin on his face, too.

I hope you don't mind Jack, but I put baby elephant Lily in your backyard. One problem though, some guy who looks like Waylon Jennings followed me from the Zoo and is trying to ride her now.

Is Jefferson bringing fire dancers and jugglers with him?
That might have been him doing cartwheels.

Take a look out Jack's picture window. Is that Scott (soon to be
mayor) walking with his wolf pack and now....he's heading for the fireman? Your party is getting lively now.

Ok, I’m back! I forgot I had dibs on the spare bedroom. Now, if I can just find my wife?

Brad, is that your wife over there passed out behind the couch?

You might not want that spare bedroom anymore,
I thought earlier Stenchy and friend were going up there with a cartload of food!

It wouldn’t be the first time she slept on the couch. I’d say that’s close enough, I’m off to the spare bedroom, now if only I had some ear plugs.

Hey somebody's Kindle Fire on the coffee table shows LiveBlog: End of the World 2012.

'The GOP Is An Embarrassment'... 'National Lampoon’s Republican Party'... Boehner 'Impaled Himself'... 'Behaved As A D'... 'This Clown Show Has Gone On Too Long'... 'The Crumbling Of The Republican Party'... 'None Of These People Can Be Trusted'... GOP Rep.: 'Jesus, Mary And Joseph!'

Is there any of the roast beef left in the fridge? I think I want a sandwich and bangers and a wee pint of good night

Things are getting lively in the backyard too!
Ole Nick who has been hiding (the one who gives the third vote for Sam Rands)
and the real Santa who just slid in with his reindeer and sled are having words.

“HEY” could you keep it quiet down there! Some of us have to work tomorrow, err…

Furlough! Friday! Furlough! Friday!

Oh, hey, reminds me: how 'bout toppin' off my PERS cocktail? One part School District, one part Municipal, one part County, two parts State, all bonded liquor....

Stenchy gave some of his loot to the reindeer, told them there's plenty more here where that came from.
Reindeer told Stenchy that Santa is tired of it all and looking forward to the Mayan end
and make pretend games.
He landed here for some of that Cognac! looks like the world didn't come to an end. Sweet!

(Blink, blink) Where am I? My head hurts. It stinks in here. Why am I on the floor? Ouch! Everything hurts! Oh,yeah, Jack's party was last night. Did't I do this last year - fall asleep on a sofa and then wind up on the floor? Well, I should probably get home now before the rest of the bums wake up. At least I can lie about when I actually left if I go now.

Looks like Queen Charlotte never made it out of the hot tub. Someone ought to check her for a pulse, she looks dead. Stepping over a few bodies here - didn't know rats could pass out too. I thought they were nocturnal creatures, but some have become rather humanized. There's Brad's car outside but he's long gone - hope he got home safely somehow. Never heard a word from Mrs. Bog all night. I saw her around, but she must have taken the kids to a hotel at some point? I'm sure Jack's in the Bog house if he doesn't get this place (the spare room!) cleaned before the relatives hit town for Christmas. Anyway, she's a saint for letting us abuse her home like this!

Thanks for a good time Jack. This was my 3rd go-around and when my headache dulls and mind clears, I will remember none of it and be ready for next year. Merry Christmas everyone! (If the world doesn't end today -there's still time you know!).

ow my head. that was one great party. the hangovers are so bad that reeko & stenchy's eyes turned blue. thanks jack. shhhh...

Time to go to work. Where are my shoes? Oh, and my wife?

Great Party, Jack!
Todd Champagne rarely gives one a hangover...
The world didn't least not yet and I somehow managed to get home, and go to sleep in my own bed!

Well, the apocalypse came in right on schedule. So much for the Maya doubters.

So this is Hell. I didn't really expect to be here myself, but apart from that, no surprises so far.

As for the Earth-shattering kaboom or lack thereof, mind if I share some wisdom from my childhood role model?

Um... er... where am I?

I drove by and saw the crowd, but didn't realize it was Jack's party - I thought it was a glorious realization of urban density.

I meant Good champagne....well not as alert as I thought!

You're not imagining it. That really is a baby elephant in your backyard.

(NoPoGuy, you really cracked me up with that.)

I think I ate a bad anchovy...

Is there a good anchovy?

They're not meant to be munched. It's a seasoning, not a snack. :=)

Your cyberparty was a helluva lot of fun. Pictures, posts, hilarious comments keeping it like a balloon in the air, ever-rotating soundtrack. Enormously festive end to an earnest well-done fundraising week. Never been to one of those before.

Now if I could just quit thinking about Paul Ryan.

Jack, will you DJ at my next party?
Great tunes!


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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

Marc Maron - Waiting for the Punch
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: 5
At this date last year: 3
Total run in 2017: 113
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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