pdxsurreal: the archives

  • Archive Issues

    This site has been moved around so many times that images and attachments are long, long gone. All that’s left is words.

  • Sunset

  • Widow

    Rolled into the garage today to find this little lady hanging out in the window. I hope she eats a lot of bugs.

  • Flowers

    I’ve managed to keep my houseplants alive for 2 years now, so I decided to see if I could keep some outdoor plants alive. So far, so good.

  • Missing iPad Dock

    First time I’ve seen this. My dock is completely gone. I’m assuming a reboot will fix it, but still–has anyone seen this before?

  • GoT Starbucks Cup

    I really thought it was Photoshopped, so I went back and rewatched that scene. There it is. I know it’s easy to miss things when shooting, but you’d think an editor would’ve noticed it. Or any one of the multitude of people that screened it before it actually aired. That said, I didn’t notice it…

  • I have an awesome daughter

  • Costco was busy today

  • Warming Up

  • Ashlee

    One of my favorite things about visiting Portland is getting to work with my main three models. Ashlee and I got together for a quick lunch shoot in downtown Portland. I kinda miss having light rail, too. It’s awesome to be able to leave the truck in the ‘burbs and just go.

  • StormBreaker

    One thing I miss about Portland is the breweries and food. Montana has breweries, and some of them even have good food, but there’s just something about a good Portland brewery that I haven’t found anywhere else. So I met some people at StormBreaker for drinks and dinner. Sidenote: LumeCubes are great when you want…

  • Sony A7RIII and Amazon

    When I switched from Canon to Sony, I bought the A7II. The guy behind the counter at ProPhoto told me that if I went with the basic II instead of the RII, I’d regret it. I can’t say that I regretted it, but I do wish I had gone with the RII. At the time,…

  • I bought a thing

    It’ll be here on Monday… I probably shouldn’t have bought the thing–I owed money on taxes this year. But I hate to break tradition. And I always buy a thing after tax season.

  • Best Gyro in Portland

    Gyro House Mediterranean Grill in Hillsboro has the best gyro I’ve ever stuffed in my face. All far a great price. Seriously–this thing is monsterous. [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d2795.7031523921546!2d-122.8895240486805!3d45.51605397899904!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x54950fa69c2a2739%3A0xb75d1ba897f597fc!2sGyro+House+Mediterranean+Grill+Beaverton!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1555117894325!5m2!1sen!2sus&w=600&h=450]

  • Downtown Portland

  • Portland trip so far

    It’s only been a few days, but it’s been a good few days.

  • Amazon Oops

    I ordered a filter kit from Amazon on Wednesday night, and paid for 1 day delivery. I missed the shipping cutoff time for a Thursday delivery, so the kit was scheduled to arrive on Friday. On Friday, the kit hadn’t shipped yet, and same-day delivery is a pipe dream in rural Montana, so I contacted…

  • Black Bear Diner

    When I lived in Portland, I went to the Beaverton Black Bear Diner location a few times. I was never impressed. So when they announced they were going to open a restaurant in Great Falls, I was disappointed. We need an awesome brewpub or something similar–not another chain restaurant. But of course I had to…

  • Bad Mirror interactive show now on Netflix


  • Gnocchi and Garlic Bread

    Love me some gnocchi. And I have a ton of left over garlic bread from Xmas dinner. Had some leftover mincemeat pie, too.

  • Dinner at the Marriott

    Grilled cheese and tomato soup Just testing exports from Day One. Not as nice as the old Publish functionality. Oh well.

  • How to set up Apple Music on Amazon Echo speakers and make default for Alexa

    How to set up Apple Music on Amazon Echo speakers and make default for Alexa https://9to5mac.com/2018/12/13/set-up-apple-music-echo-speakers/ — Read on 9to5mac.com/2018/12/13/set-up-apple-music-echo-speakers/ I got mine set up. It was the only thing missing, in my opinion. I pay for Apple Music, and wasn’t going to switch to Prime Music. I got by with the occasional listen to…

  • “APPLE PRODUCT LAUNCH” — A Bad Lip Reading – YouTube

    I love Bad Lip Reading, and I have a love/hate relationship with Apple. So this is pure gold to me.

  • 50 Best Photography Gifts Under $50 in 2018

    This the season, right? In keeping with the gift theme, here are some more ideas from Shutter Muse It can be difficult to pick good gifts for photographers. That’s why we’ve put together this list of great photography gifts under $50 to help you get your photographer friends the gear that they’ll appreciate, without breaking…

  • Seven Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Photographers | Fstoppers

    The holidays are fast approaching, and if you’re anything like me, it’s time to scramble for those last-minute gifts. Here are seven gifts that would be great for photographers that you can also simply download online. Source: Seven Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Photographers | Fstoppers

  • Audio Posts?

    I’m not going to delete it. It’s weird enough to keep. Maybe it would be good for podcasting? Even then, though, wouldn’t you want to professionally record your podcast post?  Anyway, leaving this here out of simple curiosity.

  • Delta on Approach

  • Back to WordPress

    I consolidated all the old Tumblr posts here, because fuck Tumblr. I was going to just nuke all of my old Tumblr sites, but started getting nostalgic. So I’ll keep ’em here.

  • French Dip at The Front


  • Milky Way

    #MilkyWay over #CentralMontana. Still learning this astrophotography stuff, and having a blast doing it. #SonyA7ii #28mm #ISO1600 #f3.5 #15sec (at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park)