a-ha! Things that i do.


Everyone posts about how long it’s been since the last time they post, so I’m going to stray away from it and get right into what’s been going on (even though I really just put it out there to check how long it’s been, therefore negating the purpose of typing the previous sentence).

I’ve launched two small and relatively personal projects.
The Things I Remember and The Conversations I have; both updated on a daily basis since I’ve launched. Please bookmark them, and share with people that would find them as entertaining as you.

Other than that, I just got back from my trip to Portland and Seattle not too long ago. Most of the photos worth while are here. Enjoy.

Things I’d like to do before I…


Jeff posted “Things I’d like to do before I turn 30″, and for some reason it made something go off in my head. I haven’t thought about goals/aspirations in a while, for whatever reason. The future used to be the only thing on my mind up until… Continue Reading

But I digress. Back to my lists. I turned 22 in March, and have 3 more years until I turn 25 and start heading into my late twenties. So I have some time to step it up and get motivated again… and this post is going to help (especially if I’m not doing any of these things in a year and can look back on my failure, ha).

Things I’d like to do before I turn 25:
Pay off my car.
Move to, and make a decent living in, Portland, OR.
Visit Japan for an extended period of time.
Write a screenplay.
Buy a house with a massive porch, to do lots of ‘nothing’ on.
Speak at conferences and schools, if not teach.

Things I’d like to do before I turn 30:
Get married.
Direct/Produce a feature length film.
Learn to play the piano (well).
Write for a publication (and a comic, shh).

Vacation in Stumptown.


A city with a sense of community and culture, great architecture and public transit, unique entertainment, encouraging music and art scene, with enough inspiration from the weather, nature, people, and emotion to last a lifetime; what else could you ask for? I decided to take a trip to Portland from Dec. 27th 2005 until New Years Day, and I want to share it with everyone. The best way to describe the city itself is to quote something someone told me while I was up there. “Most big cities, you just go about your business, doing your thing… but in Portland, you’re actually part of the city.” It’s completely true. For the most part, everyone is friendly and inviting even when it’s pouring rain outside. Places like Pizza Schmizza, the Mcmenamin pubs/theaters/venues, Voodoo Doughnuts, Stumptown Coffee, Montage, and Powell’s are examples of things you wouldn’t find anywhere in California… and in EVERY place, someone was interested in… Continue Reading

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