Monday, February 23, 2009


Movie Night Wednesday 1989


7 pm to chill
9 pm to watch

Come enjoy welcome Jill and Nate Back THEIR BACK!!!! YAY!!!

See you then.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

More fun than a barrel full of veggie oil or adventures to Mexico

More fun than a barrel full of veggie oil or adventures to Mexico

So Adam and Ayal have been prepping for their trip and we expect their friend Brennan in today from Guatemala as well as Seeder who should be coming in the next few days. We have had a few couch surfers.

Sarah had some friends up from her home town and we had a couch surfer named Beth from Chicago who I took a bunch of bike rides with.

We have two girls who are biking through Oregon from Colorado who are crashing tonight and then nobody for a week or so except for Adam and Ayals friends.

In other news Nate and Jill will be back this Friday from Hawaii so we will be excited to hear about all their adventures. I'm sure they didn't want to leave the tropics for Oregon weather but we're definitely glad to have them back.

Shawns still rocking out at the house and still making sweet cardboard figures were happy to have him around.

Annie the artist in residence has also been around more and we've enjoyed her presence and checking out the work she's been making. We've cooked dinner together a couple of times and I dig collaborating with her on yummy food. Last night we were the only ones who stayed up to watch all of license to drive.

Which I actually enjoyed what I didn't enjoy was another movie I saw this week Wendy and Lucy if you really want to see it go ahead maybe you'll get something out of it I missed. Otherwise I'd at least wait for it to come on net flix.

Ok that's enough free association for now. It's been good times Bike Chariot races, cardboard heart projects, cake parties, the crazy transition team is all over the place but we're all doing well. I have included some of the barrel painting that took place the other day. Hope you enjoy.

Peace, Sam

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Movie Night

So Yeah Movie Night tonight we are showing mannequin and we still have a few jars of bottled beer from the party this weekend so come help us drink it.

7 to hang
8:30 to watch

in other news Shawn will be leaving us here in the next week or so.
:((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( SUPER FROWN
but he will be living in the neighborhood soon so we hope to see him often at the dude ranch. :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) SUPER SMILE

Adam and Ayal got the Luv working again the other day with some new glow plugs and some electricity from Dan's truck. They are leaving for eugene at some point tonight so they won't be here for the movie, but they'll be back in a couple of days.

They only have 3 weeks before their scheduled departure so make sure to come by and say hi to them before they go. We are all quite excited for their trip even though we will miss them when they are gone.

Sarah is back in town and has been working and getting paid SWEET!!!!
It was really interesting hearing about her trip and what she is working on right now. So if you get a chance to talk to her about it you should.

I've been working and making some new contacts in the local music scene and hopefully getting a little closer to having a regular type job here in the next month. Maybe working at a new venue thats opening up in town or perhaps as a tour manager. So good luck to myself in those endeavors.

I guess that's all for now, but thanks to everyone who came to the party this weekend. I guess it wasn't as big as parties have been in the past at the Dude Ranch but I really appreciate everyone who stopped by and esp to those who contributed to the Karmic Keg Fun. It made my first birthday in portland very memorable.

Nameste, Sam

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Friday, February 6, 2009




Ground Hogs Day Karmic Keg Party at the DUDE RANCH!!!!

To celebrate my (Sam's) birthday and to just have a good

Don't pay for your own beer pay for someone else's.
Donations will be taken but no fixed karmic charge.
You pay for the person after you.
And pass the Karma Along. We have a trampoline there
will be fire dancing and tom foolery.

It'll be like zombie vs ninja or
ground hogs vs squirrels.

We're getting a Keg of Local Portland Brew
McMenamins Rip City Red (YUMMY!!)

SO come and enjoy People are welcome starting at 7 and
running until we finish the beer probably sometime on



Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Ground Hogs Day Ground Zero

So thanks to all dude ranchers and non dude ranchers that made my first birthday in Portland rock so very much. I took an awesome bike ride on the esplanade with Theo are coolest of cool couch surfers and then made some sweet vegan lasagna for dinner and vegan oatmeal goop for dessert.

Sarah came back in late last night and Theo and I actually ran into her down at Powell's today which was cool and crazy. I keep getting the vibe that Portland is so small even though it is so big. Anyway, I hope everyone can make it for movie night. Thanks to Shawn again for making the fliers. Howard the Duck should be awesome we are contemplating showing over the top or summer school next week so if anyone has any thoughts feel free.

Annie the artist in residence stopped by today and it was cool to meet her. We look forward to her being around the house from now on and we esp. look forward to her artistic and intellectual contributions. She came and hung out and it seems like she will be a nice cool edition to the scene.

Shawn will only be with us for 8 or so more days, but we all hope his house hunting goes well and hope he stays in the neighborhood. Well I guess that's all for now. Hope everyone had a good ghog day. I didn't see my shadow so spring is coming.

OH and last but not least we are throwing a party this weekend for my said birthday today. I think perhaps a karmic keg/ground hogs day party but I'm not sure details coming soon. Until then.


PS Below is a map of my bike ride today.

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