The Early Days of BootsnAll

Recently, Jodie and I traveled up to Portland for the 10th anniversary party of the BootsnAll Travel Network. I worked for BootsnAll during its early days, from 2000-2003. Back then, we were 4 guys with no money and 4 computers in a dining room. But at this party? It was amazing to see how far … Read more

Oakshire Brewing Holiday Ale, Ill-Tempered Gnome, Coming Soon to a Tap Near You

Ill Tempered Gnome, the new holiday ale from Oakshire Brewing, is being released this weekend. From Eugene to Portland, look for it on draft soon at your favorite watering hole, along with other Oakshire brews including Oakshire Watershed IPA, Oakshire Amber, Oakshire Wheat and the stellar Overcast Espresso Stout (one of my favorite beers to … Read more

Adventure Outlet Bargain Outdoor Store Open

Over at Delta Oaks, the new Adventure Outlet outdoor store has opened for a 3-month trial – talk about good timing for holiday shopping! Link: Bargain-price outdoor supply store opens for 3-month trial. Adventure Outlet has signed on at the Delta Oaks Shopping Center, but for just three months. If customers like the concept of … Read more

Dec. 5-7 Release Concerts for New Scottish Music CD

Turning Pages is a new album featuring 18th-century Scottish tunes and newly composed pieces for bagpipes and fiddle. David Brewer, Rebecca Lomnicky and George Grasso will perform together on a CD Release Concert Tour in Oregon on December 5, 6 and 7. David Brewer is the awesome bagpipe, whistle and bodhran player for Molly's Revenge. … Read more

Ambrosia Wine Tasting – Dec. 3

Ambrosia's last Wine Tasting and Sale of 2008 is on Wednesday, Dec. 3, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.! From Ambrosia's Certified Sommelier, Armen Kevrekian: "Ambrosia has selected 9 wines from Italy, Australia and Argentina that are priced with the holidays in mind. Any of them would make a great gift or a wonderful addition to … Read more

Why Homebrew is Better – Boing Boing

Jodie and I are proud homebrewers, and like the author below, part of why I like it is very simple – Homebrew is better because each time it's different. Not only is it different, but you have far more liberty to try different styles. In addition to drinking, homebrew makes great (and great-tasting) gifts. In … Read more

The Brew Site: Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence

The Brew Site: Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence. I can truly say I didn’t expect them to produce a bottle of Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence—the 10th Anniversary 2007 limited edition stout brewed by Brewery Ommegang out of New York. They found it at The Bier Stein in Eugene and, well, a find like that you can’t pass up.

Nanowrimo 2008: All the posts from Ant’s novel-in-a-month

Below are the links to everything related to the novel insanity for Nanowrimo 2008.

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Novel in a month is nuts, but it sounds good at parties
In short, in 29 days (or 27, if you include 2 “days off”), I wrote a novel. It was for the National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo.

It’s a competition of sorts; you aren’t competing with anyone else (unless you want to, I suppose); you are only challenging yourself. There is no prize, except that at the end of November, you can say you wrote a 50,000-word novel.

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