Portland 4 Years

September 29th, 2015

Four years ago, I made my triumphant move across the country from Atlanta to Portland. I’ve thought about doing a wrap-up of how life has changed over these last few years and eventually came down to categorizing things since there are so many aspects in my life that have been altered in one way or another.

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Roadtrip With Chrissy

August 18th, 2015


A 2½ week journey across the great Northwest.

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Tulum, Mexico

April 29th, 2015


Tulum Mexico. A visit to the Mayan ruins, gorgeous beaches, and daily tacos.

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December 30th, 2014

-Traveled to Rome, Florence, and Pisa Italy for a week
-Drove from Portland, OR to Austin, TX across a 2 week adventure
-Drove to Vancouver & Victoria Canada
-Sent on a paid business trip to Atlanta for a week
-Attended One Spark art fest with VIP access
-Was interviewed by Erica Heartquist of KGW 8 news
-Ate a scorpion
-Trampoline Dodgeball
-Forktown Food Tour
-Met Peter Hollens
-Second year World Naked Bike Ride
-$pend the night music video Boy Funk
-Sexbots NYE Promo
-Soak & Sauna
-Contributed article and promo to Füdizine local food magazine
-Zip Zap Doom & Art In The Dark aerial dance collective
-Japanese Garden
-Loud’n'Lit Bike Ride Pedalpalooza
-Wiener Dog Race at Lucky Labrador
-Portland Aquarium
-Exhibit Growth art experiment
-Mobile Music Fest
-Street Fighter & Hackers Hecklevision
-Stupid Cupid cocktail party
-Sticker Nerds III
-PokéBall rave
-Bad “Ass” Party
-Quadrivium warehouse event
-Tom Green standup @ Helium Comedy Club
-Got $80 worth of wontons, free from Cutty Sark

-Camped in a Yurt in Nehalem Bay State Park & Newport
-Silver Falls Hike
-Oxbow Regional Park
-Eagle Creek Hike
-Indian Beach
-Wind Mountain
-Memaloose / Tom McCall
-Cape Horn Trailhead

Shows & Festivals
-Robert DeLong @ Star Bar
-Porter Robinson @ Roseland
-Foster The People @ Edgefield
-Ill-Esha @ Branx
-Cibo Matto @ Wonder Ballroom
-Tool @ Moda Center
-Betsie Larkin @ Whiskey Bar
-ZZWard @ Refuge
-That1Guy @ Doug Fir
-Lady Starlight @ OneSpark
-Coloring Electric Like @ Cymaspace
-Warpaint @ Wonder Ballroom
-Foster The People @ Edgefield
-BT @ Whiskey Bar
-Fringe Class @ Alhambra, Mississippi
-The Vandies @ Ash Street, Tardis Room, Dantes
-Lindsey Stirling @ Crystal Ballroom
-RiFF RaFF pizza party @ Roseland
-Adrian Lux @ Whiskey
-Harry & The Potters @ Lola’s Room
-PDXPopNow release @ Mississippi
-Unicorn Domination @ Alhambra, East End
-Technicolor Hearts @ East End
-Boris @ Terminal West
-Just Lions @ Mississippi
-The Hill Dogs @ Firkin Tavern
-Autonomics @ Bunk Bar
-Markus Schulz @ Whiskey Bar
-Polish Ambassador @ Crystal
-Captial Cities @ Crystal
-Darude @ Whiskey Bar

Freaknight – Kascade, Snails, Dillon Francis, Carl Cox

Gem & Jam Festival – Alex Grey, Mimosa

What The Festival – Nightmares on Wax, Washed out, Emancipator Ensemble, What So Not, Phuture Primitive, RL Grime, Afroqben, Mr. Wu, Manoj

Music Fest NW- Phantogram, Girl Talk, Spoon, Haim, Tune-Yards, Ema

Project Pabst- Tears For Fears, Modest Mouse, The GZA, Violent Femmes

 TV & Games
-Final Fantasy Distant Worlds symphony orchestra
-Tetris 30th Anniversary & Documentary with creators
-Retro Game Expo
-Games beat: Devil May Cry, Kingdom Hearts 1.5, Remember Me, Resident Evil 6

Best movie
Blue is the Warmest Color
Edge of Tomorrow

Best Song
Wildlight – Live Inside a Dream

When In Roma

December 22nd, 2014


When Mom turned 65, she asked me if I wanted to join her on a trip to Italy to see the Sistine chapel. With no hesitation I told her I absolutely would. This is how our adventure began.

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When I heard Christa had been stationed in Texas by the Navy and asked for her car to be driven down, I volunteered to make the journey. Over a few weeks, I had made a travel itinerary so amazing, she decided to fly up to Portland and join me along the ride. This is the story of our 1½ week voyage.


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December 31st, 2013

A year-end wrap up continuing from 2012

Attended World Naked Bike Ride wearing only shoes and rabbit ears
Hiked Rock Of Ages, Angel’s Rest, Ape Canyon, Dog Mountain, Beacon Rock,  Ramona Falls, and Panther Creek Falls
Promoted to Senior Customer Support Analyst at work
The Body Beautiful art exhibit
Samurai Exhibit
Attended an official Pokémon tournament
Rode a Mechanical bull
Visited the Experience Music Project, Seattle
Visited King’s Estate winery
Went on multiple floats down Clackmas & Sandy River
Dave Chappelle
Jeanae Garofolo
Met JTRO of the Dance Dance Revolution movie “The FP”
Met Fred Armisen while walking to a Guitar Center downtown
Took ecstatic, contact, and tango dance classes
Learned both fire hoop and fire staff
Ran door security at two Warehouse parties (Rock, Paper, Scissor / Grilled Zucchini)
Beatrox Mansion party
Multiple Silent Discos
Freak Bike Fall VI
Lincoln City ‘Game Over’ arcade soft opening
Salem ‘Coin Jam’ arcade
Oregon City ‘Strykers’ arcade
Went dirtbiking at Browns Camp
Tour de Franzia
Went to Gay Cowboy themed Hashing
Google City Experts ENZO Winery
Teafest northwest
Brewers for Boobs
Watched season 3 Arrested Development in a single sitting
Dead celebrity party as zombie jersey shore
Costume Dance Party at Hollywood Vintage

Shows and Festivals
Ronski Speed
Sir Mix-a-Lot
tyDi (Saw twice! Feb 22 & Nov 28th)
Ellie Goulding
Emma Hewitt
Beats Antique
Seven Lions
MC Chris
Adventure Club
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Ben Folds Five
Purity Ring
Tantrum Desire
Washed Out
Michal Menert
Gareth Emery
Tommie sunshine
The Generationals
Sue Cho
Dennis Sheperd
Fringe Class
Slutty Hearts
Unicorn Domination
Lulacruza at Muse Mansion
Transient Brutality
Ghost motor
Lucky 2013- Pretty Lights, Nadia Ali, BT, The M Machine, Arty, Showtek, Kyau & Albert, Delta Heavy
Kaleidoscope- Minus The Bear, Capital Cities, Minnesota, Afroman, Bassnectar, Aesop Rock, DJ Shadow, NAS, Souls of Mischief, Butch Clancy

TV Shows-
Real World Portland, Continuum, Orphan Black, American Horror Story: Coven, Elementary, King of the Nerds, Awkward

The Legend Of Zelda: Symphony of The Goddesses
Dr Mario Tournament
Retro Game Expo
Pokémon X & Y Midnight Release party
Games beat: Ni no Kuni, Double Dragon Neon, Retro City Rampage, Touch My Katamari, Last of Us, Beyond Two Souls

Cushman Lake, Sandy River, Olympia National Rainforest, Jacksonville, Eugene, Las Vegas, Tillamook, Browns Camp, King Estate Eugene, “Twin Peaks” Washington



December 31st, 2012

A year-end wrap up continuing from 2011

Experienced a week-long 56,000 person event at BurningMan (Aug 27)
Experienced a 90,000 person party at Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas
Weekend trip to Sasquatch! Music Festival
The Room live showing- Got to meet Tommy Wisseu and Mark while dressed as Chris R and reenact a scene onstage
Won a Google Chromebook
Won VIP & front row seats to Cirque du Soliel “oVo”
Portland Color Run
Google Events; Chocolate at Sidebar / Chiropractor / Sizzle Pie / Taco Tuesday / Margarita Mayhem / Wine Tour / Scavenger Hunt / Pasta Cooking / Tram Tour /
Starred as an extra in music video “Partied Out” by Con Bro Chill
Starred as an extra in music video “Neskowin” by Corinne Tucker Band
Starred as an extra in short movie “and lily
Ready Player One book signing with Ernest Cline (Dec 17)
Retro Game Expo
Rose City Comic-Con
Gear Con
Bacon Fest
Oregon Brew Fest july 26
Portland Prom may 12
Portlandia The Tour & Season 2 Premiere (Jan 5)
Portlandia: A Guide For Visitors book tour
Hump! Adult Video festival
PDX Strippies Award Show (Dec 5 Bossanova)
Back To The Future Ball
Townhang.com release party
Portland Music Awards (Jan 22)
Sassy Cassie (Feb 16)
Witnessed World Naked Bike Ride june 16th
Triforce Tribute- a Legend Of Zelda-themed art gallery
Cowboys and pirates Party (Berlin)
Hosted a Canadian Couchsurfer for Thanksgiving
OMSI After Dark
Dracula A Musical Nightmare
Belmont Bodega- a convience store dance party
Attended a free Yoga class
Got a free acupuncture

Lucky- Hardwell, Porter Robinson, ATB, Calvin Harris, Crizzly, Flux Pavillion, Adventure Club
Electric Daisy Carnival-  Bassnectar, Rusko, Calvin Harris, Sander van Dorn, Rank 1
Sasquatch- may 25-28 Beck, Jack White, Wolfgang Gartner, Tenacious D, Metric, Bon Iver
Moonlight Masquerade- Porter & Zedd, Morgan Page, Adventure Club, Krewella
Resolution- W&W, Cosmic Gate, Cazzette, Rusko
Emulator @ Goodfoot
Ronski Speed @ Whiskey Bar
Boy Eats Drum Machine @ Burnside Brewery
Wampire @ Bing Lounge
Cold War Kids @ Doug Fir
Delayne & Paris @ Tiger Bar /Jade Lounge feb 24, mar 23, mar 30, apr 28 Prom, may 19 Nerds, oct 5th
Govinda @ Mt Tabor
Rusko @ Roseland
Bassnectar @ Roseland may 11
Pink Floyd Roger Waters Tour may 22
Porter Robinson @ Roseland
Lindsey Pavao @ Secret Society july 18
Pretty Lights @ Cuthbert Ampitheatre
Emancipator @ Cuthbert Ampitheatre
Cressida @ Whiskey Bar
Grimes @ Holocene
Polish Ambassador @ Branx
Lindsey Stirling @ Hawthorne Theatre
Superhumanoids @ Doug Fir
Guttstar @whiskeybar

Astoria, OR
Newport, OR
Black Rock City, NV
Las Vegas, NV
Seattle, WA
Gorge Amphitheater, WA

Games Beat; Ever17 -The Out Of Infinity-, Virtue’s Last Reward, Jet Set Radio & JSR Vita, PixelJunk Sidescroller, Dyad, Sonic Episode II, Child Of Eden, Killzone 3, Gravity Rush
Started attending monthly Pokemon Meetings

Favorite Movies
Looper, Prometheus

“Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline

Best Show
Workaholics, Continuum

Youth – Adventure Club feat. Foxes

Favorite Music Video
Partied Out – Con Bro Chill