I am going to start here and then back track. It is like a good movie. You start at the end and then you go backwards toward the beginning of the story. I will not make it that confusing... kind of like Memento.
I am in Newberg Oregon. It is a nice town and during the four years I was in school here, I learned a lot about how to get the most out of it. Well maybe not the most, but at least the best out of it. I know where to get good coffee; I can get to the store (Napp's) and back on my bike in 12 min; I know where good food is: burritos, breakfast burritos, sandwiches, teriyaki; I know the best country drives; good houses to look at; nice walks to take; and I know why I am here.
I am living with Tim Timmerman and it is a sweet house right in the middle of Newberg. Tim is a art professor at Fox, so our house is decorated with some really good art. I have my own room and I think it is rad. We live with one other guy, but I never see him. I am not sure that he actually exists, but I do find evidence of him being real all the time. Who knows if I will ever know the truth.
I am here to fly Helicopters. I have my private helicopter license, and I am currently working on my Commercial license and my Instrument rating. Things are going well, but they are just now picking up speed. There is a lot to learn, but it will all come with time.
I got a new bike and I have been riding a lot. Every chance I get if the weather is at all nice I go out for a little while. Here is a pic that Sydney took of me the other day:
It is a fun bike. I have been riding with some friends in Portland on Saturdays, and that has been fun. I have only been twice, but I can't ask for more. Bikes, coffee, conversation, Portland, and anything else sweet that might cross our paths.
I am going to take this opportunity to plug a project of one of my new friends Brenton. He is working on a Photography book of fixed gears in Portland called Rose City Fixed. He has already done a book on Seattle fixed gears called Rain City Fixed. Here is Brenton's blog if you are interested:
He updates often, and is a true artist.
I am trying to make a band work. We have members, and a name: Mount Jerusalem. But all we don't have is anywhere to practice, and until we have that, there is not much progression in music making. We will see what the next few weeks does.
I am not looking for work as much as I should, but I have been doing some odd jobs here and there. Not really enough to pay the bills. I might just have to bite the bullet and get a really crappy job. Washing dishes sounds tolerable.
I am going to try and post more. I have a lot of thoughts I would like to post. Those of you who know me well know that I am good at pushing my opinion, so I might do some of that.
Pictures to come. I have to go through and edit a little, but I will post soon.
Peace and love... free love