August 16th, 2006

Whale fluke

Running into a friend

And once again Portland shows that it's a large small town instead of a small big city:

Last night I'd gotten off the Rt. 17 bus at Milwaukie and Powell -- I admit, to see the mass of humanity waiting outside the Aladdin Theater for Ani DiFranco's concert -- when I hear my name, look up from my book (are you surprised?) and see my friend and former co-worker Derek, walking away from his pulled-over pickup and his right hand extended. Hot dog! I was missing the guy and wondering how he was doing, and here he spots me and stops to say hi. I'll also admit, I babbled, but hey, I was excited and pleased. And he is doing well; so are his girlfriend and his dog (NOT the same, you sickos!!!). He also was still basking in the glow of getting to see one of his favorite bands, Widespread Panic, play in Portland recently. I told him about my Sleater-Kinney experience, which was causing me to bask.

And to make sure we didn't have to rely on one of us just randomly seeing the other on the street, we got each other's contact information.
Whale fluke

I Challenge!

He doesn't look a thing like Jesus, but he talks like a gentleman, like you imagined when you were young... -- The Killers, "When You Were Young"

Work your brainmeats, people.

Sometime in the near future, thanks to the icon-making skills of a friend of mine (who has good icon-fu!), I will finally enter the visual world of the World Wide Web, with icons based on photos of mine. One is a shot of myself.

Before this picture of me enters my userpics, though, I have a question: What do you think I look like?

Obviously, people who already have seen me in person or in pictures are asked to, um, not contribute. That'd be, let's see, coffeeinhell, s00j, copperwise, merussell, tanuki_green, wayfarer_atlas and other guests of Sooj's house concerts, and I think blubeagle, but everyone else? Go nuts.

I can't offer any prize. Heck, I can't even offer a fabled Marvel No-Prize. Mainly I'm curious, and I think this could be amusing.