I'm so glad it's over. Can we (the country) please talk about something else now? *yawn*
Perhaps I should be a little more in touch with our pop culture. I just found out Saturday which teams were playing. Does that make me a bad person?
The only good thing about the superbowl is that it means we're one step closer, in the long march of spring sports, to Le Tour (and all it's doping scandals, to be 100% fair). Cool thing, the tour's first stage will start across the Channel, in London!
Speaking of cycling, Portland's annual "Worst Day of the Year Ride" is this coming Sunday (2007.02.11). I've signed up for the 40 mile "challenge" loop, which promises to be a decent ride out in the West Hills of Portland. I'll likely get plenty wet (supposed to start raining again this week - woohoo), but drinking Lucky Lab beer in the finishers circle will definitely be worth it.
Local Portland singer/songwriter folk legend guitarist M. Ward has released a new album, and you should listen to it immediately. Mr. Ward has been making timeless folk music with a quirky indie twist for 5 years since his landmark debut album End of Amnesia. The production is, as on previous albums, ethereal. His voice seems to float around the finger-picked guitar on the quieter songs and the electric surf-like guitar on the louder, up tempo tracks. For example, just absorb the beautiful strings and tympani on the opening track "Poison Cup." Amazing.
Holly and I saw him perform live with the Calexico/Iron and Wine show in 2005 and were very impressed.
He even dose a raucous cover of Daniel Johnston's "To Go Home."
:: peder horner ::
Ever been self-conscious about certain grammar/diction mistakes that you catch yourself making? We're talking about split infinitives, idioms, and expressions here folks!
For example, have you ever solved, in your own mind, the controversy of whether it's “Carrot on a stick” or “the carrot or the stick”? Click here to put the issue to rest once and for all.
Well, I found a nice collection of certain "mistakes" that may not be mistakes after all, especially if one takes the time to investigate the current and past popular usage. For example: Is it really the kiss of death if you have to end a sentence with a preposition? Find out here! (ha!)
Here is the list of "non-errors."
Well, thanks to some cool software, I have figured out one of life’s riddles - that being: Which movie stars do I look like? I’d long been told that Ed Begley, Jr is the one I most resemble (or is it the other way around?). However, according to this nifty tool that Tim Samoff pointed me to on his blog, I’ve found that I share facial features with (drumroll please)… Well, you can find out for yourself here. Hopefully the link stays “live” for a few days. Enjoy.