Portland is such a pretty place

Language butchery by Mr Rich on  28.1.09 @ 13:39

Today, I attended an SBA workshop on effective selling. Here's the view out of the window (...yes, I distract easily - what of it?):


The pictures are a panorama - starting from the south and moving to the north. I took them from the 20th floor of the ODS building...and I am looking west.

Here's a bigger look at each one:

(Looking south-southwest)

(Looking west):

(Looking north-northwest):

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Dilbert Summarizes the Life of a Self Employed Consultant

Language butchery by Mr Rich on  ;@ 13:30

Justice Clarence Thomas is a Fucktard!

Language butchery by Mr Rich on  23.1.09 @ 21:18

I gotta love digg...it linked up to a killer pic that shows the Barack during his inaugural speech.

So I zoomed in and took a look around. That's when I found this:


On closer inspection, I saw that I wasn't seeing things. Mr. "Rub my balls on the office staff" was snoring!


Question: Can we recall Justices from the court?!?!

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We've Set a Date!

Language butchery by Mr Rich on  21.1.09 @ 14:56

Aimee and I have set a date. Head on over to this page on NotAmy.com for further details and updates!

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Why is Everyone so Shocked?

Language butchery by Mr Rich on  18.1.09 @ 16:42

Yesterday, Aimee and I took a ride on the Portland Tram. It was a perfect day (see the photo stream) for it, and there was even a bit of wind to keep things interesting.

So while Aimee and I were looking at this:


...and this:


...I popped the question. She said 'yes' and the tentative date is in July.

I posted this to Facebook within 3 minutes of the whole event.

Two hours later, the following appears on my Facebook wall:

1-18-2009 16-53-40

..and my mother rings me. "Is this true?" she asked incredulously.

"Yes mom...some time in July."

Later on my sister Patti text's me to ask if it is 2012 yet.


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A Statistical Sampling of the Last US Election (as Seen on Facebook)

Language butchery by Mr Rich on  16.1.09 @ 23:00

Just to clarify the numbers:

Sarah Palin....437,617
John McCain....581,375 +
Total........1,018,992 (less than half of Barack - 3,748,701)
...I guess Facebook is just another bastion of liberal media bias filled with commie plinko America haters!

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Language butchery by Mr Rich on  15.1.09 @ 21:03

As you can see below, I got something in the mail that stunned me. I find solace in Arlo Guthrie.

Alice's Restaurant: The Massacree Revisited
You can get anything you want, at Alice's Restaurant
...You can get anything you want, at Alice's Restaurant
Walk right in it's around the back
Just a half a mile from the railroad track
(Arlo drops out)
You can get anything you want, at Alice's Restaurant

No, nooo! You can't start singing loud just at the end if I quit singing! You would've thought after all this time you'd've learned by now! If you wanna end war and stuff you've gotta sing loud all the time, so people can hear you!

Now, I know this is a long song, believe me, I know how long it is, even on the record when it come out it was pretty long, what, eighteen minutes like I said or something, and I'm not sitting here trying to make it any longer, but I can feel it. I know there's people sitting in this very room tonight that don't believe that songs can change the world, or that songs can change the destiny of nations.

I don't blame you. I wouldn't have thought so myself. 'Course I know something that some of you may not know, but I was reminded of it during the last election, see, I remembered when Jimmy Carter was elected President, 'cause I got an invitation to his inauguration, and I knew I had to go, 'cause I knew it'd be the only one I ever got.

My Invitation...

Been right so far....

But I went down to Washinton, D.C. -- I ain't making this up now, this is real -- I went down to Washington, and it's just like you see on TV, people partying and stuff, and everything was fine until along toward evening somebody come around, tapped me on the shoulder, and I turned around, and it was Chip Carter, the President's son.

I said, "Hi, Chip!" -- I recognized him, he was about my age -- he said,

"Arlo, I've been looking everywhere for you."

I said, "Chip, how come?"

He said, "Arlo, I've got something very important to tell you."

And I said, "Chip, what is it?"

He said, "Arlo, we were moving our stuff into the White House, and in the Nixon Record Library we found a copy of your record, Alice's Restaurant."

I looked at Chip Carter, I looked deep into the man's soul and I said, "Chiiii-iiiiip! Was it opened?"

And it slow motion he noded, yes, it had been opened. Now I want you folks to know that I did not think about that for a long time, until recently, when we was all thinking 'bout Richard Nixon when he passed away, and... I see some people here who may not know, see, but Richard Nixon was the President of the United States, and he used to like to tape stuff. I mean, if you can imagine a world before cassette decks and VCRs was everywhere, you can imagine a man who was truly ahead of his time! He taped everything that went on in the White House, and everything was fine until one day they started playing back the tapes! People found out what was going on in there! But it wasn't anything that was on any tape that got the man in trouble, so much as it was what he had erased from the tapes, and there was one particular famous gap in one of the tapes that I was thinking about one night, when I said to myself,

"Arlo, how many things in the world are eighteen minutes and twenty seconds long?"

Well? How many things in the world ARE exactly eighteen minutes and twenty seconds long? Probably just a coincidence, but it's good enough for me.

So when the song comes around on the guitar, remember that songs can change the destiny of nations, even if it's only by coincidence. You just have to know the words, have the feeling, and wait for it come around again on the guitar...

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Aimee Doing the new Community Visits

Language butchery by Mr Rich on  ;@ 21:01

The Nixon Legacy

Language butchery by Mr Rich on  5.1.09 @ 08:05

So in the early 1970's and at the height of the cold war, US President (and criminal) Richard Nixon established diplomatic relations with China. His motive was little more than to annoy the Soviet Union.

Now we see the fruits of his efforts:

...sadly, the photo that I was hot linking to was on a photobucket account that had exceeded their limit.


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