Ahh Portlandia

justin Awesomeness, monkey, Oregon, Places, Portland, Travel Leave a Comment

Because it is one of the most touted places in the United States for somone of my proclivities, I was elated when faced with the opportunity to flee the Texas heat last week and nestle into the cool green lushness of the Pacific Northwest. What I knew about Portland was what I’d seen on television and heard from friends who …

Houston who?

justin Dallas, FC Dallas, footie, Houston, Houston Dynamo, MLS, Texas Leave a Comment

The rivalry between Houston and Dallas isn’t anything new. For decades these two cities have sniped at each other over a variety of topics that both either feel important to be best at, or deny being worst at. All-in-all some pretty basic civic rivalry. In 2005 Houston joined Dallas in the MLS when the San Jose Earthquakes shook themselves over …

Down Terrier du Lapin

justin Awesomeness, Places, Popular Culture Leave a Comment

There isn’t much in the world more interesting, at least to me, than subversion and secret societies. I’m not sure if it’s because I grew up in the waning years of the Cold War or that my love of history just took a random tangential turn somewhere when I was around thirteen, but the mysterious little things people do for …

Imminent Death

justin Dallas, monkey, Ravings Leave a Comment

As a part of the regular gauntlet that is Irish Season, a new bringer of pain has been introduced by myself and friends to help justify our binging whilst nursing aging bodies that just don’t snap back after that two day bender like they used to: a 5K walk/run. Are we insane? Probably so. Will there be blood? Again, probably …