Monday, July 16, 2012

Stuff...

 Welcome to Portland! Yes, those are cobweb-covered skeletons in the rumble seat there.

Last night, I met Kathy Jackson, of Cornered Cat fame, which feels weird to say. I mean, I've known Kathy via web forum post & private message, email, and phone call for over a decade; I'd considered her a friend and had never actually laid eyes on her in person. One of those weird artifacts of modern communications...

She and a friend played native guides, and we went off to get accordion played at us at a delicious German restaurant, hence the picture of the potato pancakes above, which I took because neener, Marko.

16 comments:

og said...

Forget the skeltons, it's a RUMBLE SEAT in a CADDIE.

GuardDuck said...

Did you go to Gustav's or the actual Rheinlander?

Doesn't matter, mostly shared menu's. Both Mmmmm good too.

Dwight Brown said...

According to Google Maps, it is 22 miles from my office to the closest German restaurant to Austin.

NOT that I'm ENVIOUS or anything.

Matt G said...

It was weird for me meeting Pax for the "first" time in St Louis, too.

Kristopher said...

No one does weird like Portland.

Get a kid's bicycle and participate in a zoobomb.

pax said...

And a good time was had by all. :)

Anonymous said...

Schnitzel! I see Schnitzel!

Mein Gott, I miss Bavaria.

freddyboomboom said...

Portland Fikken Oregon?

Wow, my stomping grounds.

Don't have a heart attack when you go into a grocery store for a beer...

Better yet, just have Kathy take you by Belmont Station...

:)

If you are going to be somewhere public, and wouldn't mind "Someone Who Sent You A Duo 280c" stopping by, send an email to freddyboomboom on gmail. I'd love to finally meet you in meatspace.

freddyboomboom said...

Aaand looking at the past couple of days worth of posts reminds me to read on the weekend, so I don't look like a dork on Monday.

:)

Old NFO said...

Enjoy! Kathy is great people!

Windy Wilson said...

This reminds me that Los Angeles is getting kind of thin regarding German and other non-French, non-Italian continental restaurants

Sigivald said...

The plates say Rheinlander to me; I've never seen ones that schmancy at a Gustav's.

John Richardson said...

I see red cabbage!

My grandmother, though 100% Irish, made the best red cabbage. She was taught to make it by the German lady in the apartment next door.

Enjoy the good food and I hope you do well in the 3-gun match.

jed said...

Sigh. Der Rheinländer. Good eats.

Hmm, I wonder whether the Elephant & Castle is still there.

Drang said...

@jed: E&C is a chain, we have one in Skedaddle, and I think there's still one in the Bellisfaire Mall up in Bellingham, for all the Canucks coming to enjoy a favorable exchange rate.

Al T. said...

"Enjoy the good food and I hope you do well in the 3-gun match."

I hope you are the best student in the class - as, IMHO, all matches are classes.