Verizon issues in Tillamook. It’s a running joke out here.

If you’re a tourist along the Oregon Coast, especially in the Tillamook Bay area, especially between Easter and Labor Day, especially if it coincides with a coveted fishing / hunting season, and despite having trusted Verizon as your cell provider, the following keeps happening every day until 8pm: Verizon service keeps telling you that you …

[Pokémon GO] My priorities for Lucky Friend trades [team Mystic]:

Here are my trade priorities for lucky friends: Trade my shiny, non-wonder Groudon for a shiny, non-wonder Groudon. Traded with QueenAnectine. Now have a Shiny / Lucky / 91.1 Wonder Groudon. Thank you, Anectine. Trade my shiny, non-wonder Legendaries for the same – or excruciatingly similar shiny, non-wonder Legendary. I have 1 shiny, non-wonder Kyogre …

Are the Toronto Raptors “Champions” for beating the Warriors in the 2019 NBA Finals? Not yet, probably.

NBA Finals logo. Credit - wikimedia, who probably got it from the NBA

To me, Time beat the Warriors in the 2019 NBA Finals. The Toronto Raptors get the trophy and the parade and the rings and the banner raising and all the delectable, hedonistic spoils that goes along with winning the NBA Finals. The media will praise Kawhi Leonard’s toughness and Kyle Lowry’s steadfastness and continue to …

“Game of Thrones” Season 8, Episode 5. ‘The Bells.’

Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 5. “The Bells” was the most savage piece of television I’ve ever experienced. I’ve seen some doozies: Rob Zombie’s horrors, “Saving Private Ryan”, all the “Rambos”, “Apocalypse Now”. Put it on the board, I’ve probably seen it. Article Navigation The writing Varys Hound / Mountain Jaime & Cersei Lannister …

Coming back out of hibernation to go back down the rabbit hole called Books of Blues

Original: 2010/1/15… It’s taken a couple days to get back into the groove back home. I’ve been gone four weeks and the world feels like it’s passed me by. Thus is the tempo of digital marketing. Therein it goes. I just finished working on wearing out my running shoes. And I just finished killing some …

Jay

Jay, out in front of our old apartment building in Dublin, CA

“There’s my blackness!” Jay would bellow when she saw Enzo in the apartment hallways, in our apartments, out in the park, on the way to the grocery store, out by the turtles. It didn’t matter. Her boisterous, joyous voice would fill up the space and elevate the energy of any place. Enzo and Lily would …

Pokemon Go Tillamook 2018 Community Day: Beldum Contest

community day: beldum. Image by Niantic / Pokemon Go. Not for commercial re-use

The moderators of Pokemon Go Tillamook’s Facebook page and Discord chat group have successfully scrambled up quite the scrumptious contest for 2018 Community Day: Beldum. There will be 4 main prizes and 2 Grand Mystery Prizes. Here’s how the Community Day: Beldum contest will work. Probably. We will give out 1 main prize for each …

Otis Redding’s Best Live Albums, What to Listen to, and what about Vinyl?

Sorting out Otis Redding’s Live Albums can drive you mad. Here’s why: There are only 3 sources for his live performances: Live at the Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles, CA. All 7 sets. April 8-10, 1966 Stax / Volt Revue tour performance. Olympia Theatre. Paris, France. Typically March 21, 1967 His set at …

Who Whistled at the end of “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay?”

Short Answer: “The whistle at the end of “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay,” belongs to longtime musician Sam “Bluzman” Taylor, who was brought in to finish the final overdubs. Longer Answer: Once upon a time, the greatest soul singer in the world wrote the greatest song the world would ever know. A song …