Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Monday, December 29, 2008

I am Petitioner #1873

Dear Friends,

I have just read and signed the online petition:

"Sailing Anarchy YC entry to 33rd America's Cup"

hosted on the web by PetitionOnline.com, the free online petition
service, at:


I personally agree with what this petition says, and I think you might
agree, too. If you can spare a moment, please take a look, and consider
signing yourself.

Best wishes,

Greg O'Shea

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Snowmaggedon 2008

We've all got cabin fever here in Ory-gun. Over a foot of snow in town and we have a fleet of 18 snow removal vehicles for a metro-area of 1.5 million people.

Yeah, that's not enough. So, the new people have been going rabid with their Snowpocalypse broadcasts showing snow and trying to it in new and interesting ways every ten minutes. They are failing.

In the meantime, my neighborhood is loaded with kids sliding down the 62nd street hill, adults walking to Starbucks, and much less vehicle traffic than a normal sleep Sunday. It's nice.

Check out what we do with whales on the beach out here.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Avast! Who needs crew from Key West?

Anybody out there in blogosphericaland need two crew on either Friday or Saturday, January 9-10 out of Key West or thereabouts?

We are spending a long weekend down there and our only other option is to sit in Captain Tony's and drink Papa Dobles all weekend.

Wait, that's not such a bad option, is it?

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Proposition 8 ... The Musical?

Ha! Right up there with Punch and Pie, a song and dance that makes the point with irony. Thanks, froggy.

Now put down that shrimp cocktail!

Key West - London - Paris - Sevilla

That's the itinerary for January. Doesn't it look like the list of locations for some funky apparel boutique? We are giddy around here. A person must get out of the wet gray Willamette Valley closet in the winter, or your toes start to web together.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Making a difference in other people's lives

If you're a 47 y/o real estate developer in Las Vegas, why would you justify the money and effort you spend on trying to maintain youth in these terms:

"If I can get out and be active and travel and see the world and be able to make a difference in other people's lives, then yes, I would want to have as long an existence as possible."

Of course, shortly thereafter we find out he's got a 38 y/o wife, who must be the other person in which he is making the aforementioned life changing difference.

If I ever say something disingenuous, my fellow bloggers, please slap me around.

sigh: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081207/ap_on_he_me/staying_young

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Still Boat Hunting

... doesn't look like the Bene 423 is going to work out. We aren't in a hurry, however, so not a worry. We are still on our planned course, hitting the milestones, meeting deadlines (can you tell I married a slave-driving account manager?). We hope to sell the current house some time in the next 6-8 months and will move into the downtown condo after that. The condo is looking even more attractive since they built a Safeway up the street and we can walk for groceries instead of driving across the river.