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Portland's Saturday Market featuring Mytehawk and Big Frosty

Nothing says “It’s Saturday in Portland, Oregon” louder than the Portland Saturday Market. This is our big open air bazaar under the Burnside Bridge, and it’s where Northern Oregonian’s shop for holiday gifts, practice their photography, and bring their kids or out of town guests, and just hang out. 441 more words

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My Traveling Convection Car-be-que: Wash it, wrap it, wolf it.

 I’m a busy gal. My schedule (and my budget) is tight. Drive-thrus are certainly timesaving luxuries, but it’d rather save my extra pennies for postage hikes and eat a crunchy cob of corn from my traveling convection oven. 229 more words

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The Time I Crashed Joe Dimaggio's Funeral

One perfectly sunny Thursday in San Francisco I crashed the funeral of Joe DiMaggio, the elegant Yankee Clipper. It was in invite-only service; the hubbub in the park across the street was that no Yankees had been invited. 315 more words

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There's This Odd Thing I lIke To Do: Canned Food is Glorious!

There’s this odd thing I do, and I tend to do it at night when no one is watching. I’ve been hearing it’s annoying, but I never hear that directly from the person I am “saving”. 579 more words

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Richard Simmons: the perfect mixture of practicality, sass and glitter deodorant

Every day, Richard Simmons calls between 50 and 100 overweight people to give them that extra boost of confidence they need to lose weight. Thousands of people e-mail him and share their stories; people write him everything about their lives. 354 more words

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Childhood Dreams of a Media Stuffed Kid

I have this rare privilege of being able to pursue in my adult life what had been my childhood dream. One of them. My daily mortician gig certainly sprung from needy childhood issues and a fondness for processions, but like any media stuffed kid, there were many daydreams to chase. 307 more words

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