I noticed this weekend that my alma mater, Southern Oregon University, has rebranded. Here is their old logo: And the new one, a $14,000 job (the lowest bid) by Sheila Chambers, former Creative Director for Harry & David (a company in Medford): My first problem with this design is that the creator admits that before being hired for this project, she had never visited the campus in...
Have you heard of the Portland Urban Iditarod? It’s only the funnest day of the year in Portland. The idea is a team of 5 or more people build a cart and create costumes around a theme. Then on ‘race day’ they push it from the starting point to each designated rest stop along a course in Portland, stopping along the way to enjoy beverages with fellow ‘dogs and...
Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life.– Herbert Henry Asquith via my Good Earth Tea bag
This makes me feel so grown up. And happy.
I’ve been a real slacker about this blogging business lately. Not that I’ve been a slacker in general, just too busy for all the picture taking and writing that the upkeep of this business requires. Here’s what I have been up to lately: I’ve been using this book, and this book. Both excellent. I watched this movie today. It was absolutely incredible. My coworkers and I...
My new favorite salad, inspired by Whole Foods (how much do I sound like a damn hippie?!?). Garlicky Kale Salad 1 bunch kale 1 garlic clove 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons olive oil juice of 1 lemon 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/4 cup sliced almonds Remove the tough stems from the kale and slice leaves into 1/4 inch pieces and place in a bowl. Mince the garlic, and on a cutting...
Happy New Year! I’ve never been much of a believer in New Years Resolutions, but I do believe in starting the year off right. For the month of January, I’ve decided to cut alcohol, refined or processed sugar or wheat, and dairy out of my diet. I try not to eat these things anyways, but I’m looking to take these out entirely for a period of time, in order to ‘reset’....