Play Not Thou With Fire

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Location: Portland, Oregon, United States

Well, just someone from the Northwest that hops about here and there. Hey there hi there.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

I like Rozen Maiden

This is the latest anime I've been really into. There are only two discs out in the US and I've been getting them via netflix. The third one comes out in augest I can't wait. This anime is just beautifully done. I'm a guy and I love the dolls!

also here is a nice AMVs for you all

Saturday, July 28, 2007

adventures in motorcycle

I took last night off to goto my friends wedding then went out to have a few drinks with the best man and a couple other old friends that I had lost touch with. It was cool. I'm so quick to skip work lately job has been stressful.

Anyway, I called Jim to tell him about how I've been having problems with my bike sense I got back from the beach and asked for help. He said he'd come over but it turned out just that the kickstand sensor was a bit crusty and not working. I got it to work after a couple tries (just wasn't going out all the way) The glue job was done with the tail light and looked firm.

So when he got here we were ready to roll.

Just going out onto barnes road though I looked back and didn't see him. So I waited, waited and waited. Turns out that he saw a car coming and gunned it around a turn but the ground was slick and spilled the bike over. When he finally came up he asked me if I saw and I said no. He looked ok but said his shoulder hurt. :(

We took off to compusa to look for some ram for his computer (he got a new bible searching program as a gift) and then found out that comp usa had terrible prices. So we hopped on the freeway, down to fry's. After that ride we were rewarded with better prices. He really didn't want to go home empty handed and goes to me for computer advise. Jim has really been a blessing so far as someone to help with bike problems so I'm more than eager to help him. Anyway, he put in the new ram and I helped streamline his computer so that it would run a bit faster.

When I got back though he pointed out that the tail light was bouncing all over the place. . . the glue didn't hold. His recommendation was to goto the Yamaha dealer and see if they had the plastic part to replace my broken one. Hmmm Also I didn't notice this before but there is a dent in the gas tank probably from the beach trip... sigh...

I am so glad that I didn't go out and buy an expensive bike.

Sunday, July 22, 2007


Yesterday I called in for work and headed to the beach. The last time I went I think was with Ginny and her fam way back when so I figured that the timing was way overdue. Jim had just fixed up the bike for me so I was stoked to be able to ride it again. I hopped on in the afternoon and rode the 80 miles to gearhart. It was cool, there was a bit of rain so the road was wet on spots I didn't push it at all, lots of cars passed me.

Anyway, I didn't really want to leave bike in parking lot so took a risk and rode it out on the beach. That probably wasn't the best ideas for three reasons.

1.) Road tires have little to no traction on sand, I felt like I was riding on a slip and slide, every little tire track throws you around.

2.) Kick stands don't work so well in the sand they just sink in.

3.) It was dark when we left, was hard enough navigating the tire tracks with the sun out and I wasn't too thrilled to do it in the dark.

So, most everyone said that I should put bike in luke's trailer. So I did and it wasn't too hard we just used a plank roll it up. However there was some resistance to getting said bike out. I asked to take it out a couple times but got blown off. Finally when we stopped and it got seriously considered the bike had already fallen off the stand, tipped over, the back turn signal was bent (I was able to bend it back) and the back light was broke, not broken off but it was just sorta hanging on. So I wasn't too pleased about it and decided not to express my frustration too much because it wouldn't be edifying.

So I gave into peer pressure and stayed in luke's truck, it might off been a bit more comfortable it I was 2 or 3 inches shorted though, I mostly tossed and turned all night.

Anyway, I left in the morning I was already wet (didn't plan on staying so I didn't bring change of clothing) and I rode to a gas station (I was a little worried about running out of gas). I ate shell food and drunk hot cocoa from a machine. A dirty old guy came up and sat next to me and we talked for a while about shooting seaguls and bikes. He told me that I should get a pressure washer to my bike ASAP otherwise all the chrome would rust off. I took that advise when I got back to portland and sprayed it down.

Anyway, the trip back was raining until I got over the mountians but but then I was soaked head to toe. and my arm was hurting from holding the trottle for so long. I felt like I had 15 extra pounds of water on me I was carrying around and my feet felt like they were under water. Yeah fun times. Note to self, don't repeat this beach trip.

However, I don't want to condemn anyone with writing this so please take this in the way it is ment to be. I am a very independent person and having to rely on others is I place I don't like to be it seems more often than not bad things happen. I just need to not put myself in certain situations like this in the future (IE drive instead of ride in the rain) I was really close to calling a taxi when people were talking about how I wasn't going to be allowed to leave...

1.) Don't ride long distances in bad weather
2.) Don't ride on the beach
3.) Don't put yourself in a situation where you have to rely on others or risk your safety.

Monday, July 16, 2007

interesting day

I spent 3 hours in the afternoon hanging out with / meeting the kumoricon staffers and forum people at their monthly meeting. I found out that there is this secret pre-con that they do that isn't publicized (because it is mostly to test the setup) I'm all about going to secret get togethers but they didn't announce when it was, I'm thinking sometime in auguest though.

Then I drove a cool new guy that I met there named chris to the max and we exchanged numbers he said he'd watch transformers with me today.

After that I got an orange and red bull (The orange was the first solid thing I ate for the day) and went to a group lindy lesson at 6 and stayed at the dance til the every end (midnight) It was a cool day, I really enjoyed hanging out dancing meeting new people trying to plant seeds for new relationships.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

phrase of the day

"Hate is just a special kind of love that we give to people who suck"

The writing on the church parking lot really made my day ^_^

Friday, July 13, 2007

Is this legal?

Ladies and gents, this is how you pack a van.

Props to Luke Bob Kathy Mike and Brenda who emptied out my garage for Jesus.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Went swing dancing last night and I think I might actually be getting a little bit better at lindy. There were not a whole lot of people, but the AC was nice. However the highlight of the night was when they played this song, Joel and Sarah's dance was amazing.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


I played this cool game last night called Aquire. It was lots of fun. It isn't being made anymore but my friend gave it to another friend when he joined the military. Which is where I was last night, hanging out with old friends some who I hadn't seen in 3 or 4 years. It was cool to touch base again. Oh and my other friend is getting married this month, I think last week in july sometime

I need to not forget this time!

Monday, July 09, 2007

And God said, not tomorrow

Well with no bikage in site to take the riding test tomorrow in sight, it is looking like I'm going to be calling them up and canceling the appointment.


Sunday, July 08, 2007

facebook global warming pole

The pole of the day was is global warming a problem?

The answer were sorta opposite of what I'd expect. I'd think that older folks would be more skeptical but it turns out the younger ones are. I wonder why.

wouldn't start

Yesterday I rode to Sara and Laura's party in the park, went home got ready for work and then went to ride to work. I left the bike out but it wouldn't start. I had run it just a couple hours earlier but hmmm yeah, it was frustrating. Tried using the cheat switch that bob put in numerous times but no luck, just this *click* when pressing the starter. Hmmm yeah, frusteration.

Oh and I'm supposed to take the drive test on Tuesday.

I had to fire up the car, something I hadn't done all week.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Teased! I saw a show for streetlight manefesto in portland but then went to look at tickets and it turned out to be portland maine!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Visable Grace Garage Sale Sort Night

Community group was at my place this week. We sorted through the massive amounts of donations that people have given Ashby to save Africa. So I broke out my camera and took a break from the grueling task masters that are Ashby and Anthony to take some photos to share with everyone.

Close Call

Last night I rode out to the east side to visit some friends. When I was riding down 26 towards the tunnel I noticed that putting on the gas wasn't making it accelerate and it was kinda bogging down / sputtering. So, I figured I could coast faster and put my hand on the clutch. I noticed than that the RPMs went down to zero.

Yes the engine had stopped running. So I got it to do some more sputtering / coasting down til 405 when it quit. It didn't take me long to figure out that I had run out of gas. I tried to start it again a few times with no luck than switched to the reserve. A cop pulled over with lights next to me and asked

"Is everything allright?"

I responded over traffic going by, "Yes, I just ran out of gas I need to switch to the reserve and get going"

He answered, "Allright, just checking" and turned his lights off and drove off. Luckily I was able to get going again right after that (I was having some trouble getting it to start even after switching to the reserve) and stopped at the next available gas station.

My life is exciting sometimes

Sunday, July 01, 2007

dress up

Had fun last night, Nova came over and we hung out a bit (she is going away to Wisconsin for a month or so in a few weeks). Nick and Diana came over too and made a cake.