Harry Potter Book 7 Roundup

Sat down after work this evening with Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince. It’d been a while since I’d gone through it, re-reading favorite scenes, like Ginny and Harry’s first kiss, getting the memory from Slughorn, Horcruxes, the Cave, the battle on the Tower. It got me pondering, over whether or not Dumbledore is dead, … Read more

DEWALT: High Performance Industrial Tools and Accessories

Of course, one of the fun parts of being a homeowner is a getting some toys. I recently broke down and bought a drill. And a rather bad-ass drill, at that. The brand is DeWalt, one of the better names out there: Link: DEWALT: High Performance Industrial Tools and Accessories.

Who’s to blame for credit card debt?

Reading this was a bunch of head-nodding, laughing and going "yes, yes!" The number of times I’ve heard people talk about debt as if they had been forced to buy stuff… but enough from me, this piece lays it out right: Link: StopBuyingCrap.com � Oh #@&! The Credit Card Company Held a Gun to My … Read more

Ural – Russian Motorcycles with sidecars

I haven’t talked about motorcycles in ages. Been too busy with that home improvement and mortgage thingie, I suppose. But — my photographer friend Jon Meyers heard about Ural Motorcycles the other day, and I am definitely intrigued. Russian, originating around World War II — and all with sidecars. That would definitely be a plus … Read more

Midgleys Stove & Fireplace Center – Pellet Stoves, Gas Stoves & Wood Stoves in Eugene, Oregon

Harman Pellet Stove from Midgleys in EugeneAs mentioned a little while back, we’re in the process of getting a Harman Accentra Pellet Stove for our wee castle. We’re working with the good folks at Midgleys Stove & Fireplace Center, at 7th & Chambers in Eugene, and our experience so far has been excellent. The staff … Read more

Windfall Reading Series – Judith H. Montgomery and Michael Strelow, Tues. Oct. 24 7-9pm @ Eugene Public Library

Tuesday, October 24 7:00 – 9:00 Eugene Public Library, Downtown 100 West 10th Avenue FREE! On Tuesday, October 24, the Windfall Reading Series features Judith H. Montgomery and Michael Strelow at the Downtown Eugene Public Library at 7:00 pm. Meet and hear the writers, with refreshments at intermission; authors’ works available for purchase and signing. … Read more

Sustainable Energy in Motion Bike Tours – New website now up. with 2007 bicycle tour dates

How about a bicycle tour with a green twist? With a Sustainable Energy in Motion Bike Tour (www.democracybike.com), you’ll get to see Oregon, engage with a group of people from a range of ages and backgrounds, and learn more about the small steps that are adding up to building a better, greener world for us … Read more

Open mic @ Diablo’s/The Downtown Lounge

Word is there’s an open mic — music, poetry, etc. — set for Tues. Oct. 24, at the Downtown Lounge on 10th & Pearl. Things may be kicking off around 9. Check it out, and bring your instrument, guitar book, puppet, whatever your stage thang may be. Thanks Matt Stone for the tip-off!

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