Sunday, July 31, 2011

Cat Stories II: Saturday, August 20 at Joe's Cellar

The Cat Stories II Open Mic Event takes place on Saturday, August 20 at 10:30am at Joe's Cellar in Portland.

We need your stories!
Got a great story about cats? Get up on stage and tell your tale while the Cherry Apple Bug band performs a musical accompaniment.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Ankle Bracelet

Woman: So can you go or not?

Chuckie Cheese is no problem, but I can't visit a school. I'm down with that.

- Muu-Muus
-- Overheard by Rich

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Video: Cat Stories Presents: Dating Stories

In this video, Cat Stories presents the Dating Stories open mic event. Recorded July 23, 2011 at Joe's Cellar in Portland, Oregon.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Video: Motorboat in PDX

Nice to see you too, Todd!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Video: Ninja plays at the Webbers BBQ, NW PDX July 16

The 16th Annual Webbers BBQ happens Saturday, July 16 from 1:00-9:30pm in NW Portland. Four cans of food gets you BBQ, Beer, and live music from great bands like Ninja and Will West.

Bring a blanket or something to sit on. No pets, please.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

James Joyce

Guy: I'm the James Joyce of texting.

- Muu-Muus
-- Overheard by Rich


On the corner of SW Yamhill and Broadway, a young woman is trying to engage passersby.

Woman: Hi there! What are you doing today?

Older man: I'm trying to get back into college. What are you doing?

Woman: I'm just out here campaigning for gay rights.

Older man: Gay rights?! Nyaaagh! Get your own state!! Nyaaagh!

(He continued down the sidewalk, very agitated, periodically grunting "Nyaagh!")

- Overheard by PAgent


Preppy teen girl 1: Can we all walk as a group so we don't fucking
lose everyone?!
Preppy teen girl 2: I'm so afraid I'm gonna see a vagina really soon.

- At OCF Sunday
-- Overheard by Sky Rocket

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sam Adams at Trek in the Park

In this video, Portland Mayor Sam Adams reads a proclamation that July 2011 is Trek in the Park Month. Recorded at Portland's Woodlawn Park on July 9, 2011.

The proclamation is followed by the opening scene of Atomics Arts production of "Mirror, Mirror" a Star Trek original series episode where Kirk and his landing party visit an alternate universe where the Enterprise is an instrument of tyranny.

Cat Stories presents Dating Stories July 23 at Joe's Cellar

Cat Stories presents the Dating Stories Open Mic event on Saturday, July 23 at 10:00am at Joe's Cellar.

We need your stories!
Got a great dating story? Get up on stage and tell your tale while the Cherry Apple Bug band performs a musical accompaniment.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Mechanical Arm

Heard this while passing people on the stairs at "3 Monkeys," on NW 23rd:

"Maybe someone has a mechanical arm, but it's made out of brass!"

- Overheard by Nicole, who writes: "Oh, Portland. My friend Hayley guesses they were talking about steampunk. I was just amused."

Thursday, July 07, 2011

All Female Artists Showcase, Friday, July 8, 2011

All Female Artists Showcase
Friday, July 8, 2011
6:00pm - 9:00pm

FAB PDX Art Space
1317 SE 9th Street

This showcase will be celebrating over 20 different female artists in Portland. All ages are welcome!

"The Candy Bus"​ages/Chalk-let-Candy-Bus/1​80005002034514 will be on location and selling candy and special treats. This traveling candy store can be found on 33rd and Hawthorne during regular opening hours, but we are lucky enough to have The Candy Bus come to our all female showcase.

Savor Cakes, will also be at the event providing delicious savory cupcakes. A savor cake is a savory meal that looks like a cupcake but it’s savory instead of sweet! Instead of cake we use biscuits, croissants or pizza dough, mixed with fresh and local ingredients. Then we bake it all up in a cupcake tin so you can enjoy a hearty, delicious meal on the go!

Jamie Hopkins of "Imagination Yoga" http://www.imaginationyoga​ will also be offering a free children yoga session in our graffiti alley from 6:30pm to 7pm. All ages of kids are welcome to join in this lesson. Imagination Yoga is a new and upcoming program that gives the child, as well as the teacher, a chance to take a break from the outside world and come into a place of relaxation, movement, imagination and joy. Yoga mats will be provided but if you have your own feel free to bring it with you.

Courtney Piper of Red Tent Doula: holistic care for the childbearing years and beyond, will be at the show providing information on gentle birth practices.

Every woman deserves loving care during her pregnancy and labor. Studies show that having a qualified doula at your side reduces the need for interventions and unwanted cesarean section by 50%. Birth is an empowering and beautiful experience, every woman, man and child can benefit from the profound benefits of a loving and gentle birth experience. Give yourself and baby the best start possible, do your research, ask around and find the perfect care providers for you and your family. Birth Matters .

Fab Pdx and Mercy Mcnab are extremely excited to celebrate the works of these talented female artists. There will be a bar selling wine and beer and light refreshments will be provided. All art will be available for purchase and can be purchased with cash or credit cards the night of the reception. If you are unable to make the event, the work will be up for 3 weeks and available to buy all month long. Come out and see what the ladies of Portland have been producing in this amazing city. Hope to see all of you there!

Here are the artists that will have work up at the event:

Kayenne Garfalo
Julie Tillman
Trina Hesson
Alison Beebe
Kendra Sparks
Cotton Candy Punk
Enaya Jane
Samantha Cimino
Marisa Green
Christine McKernan "The Candy Bus"
Julie Forbush
Kelly Clifton
Alli Bratt
Jenna Genio
Jessica Van Stappen
Dawn Tappen
Noelle Barce
Heather Steele
Imagination Yoga
and a few more surprise artists..........


Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Hanging Out

Woman yelling into cell while walking quickly: I don't even hang out with my boyfriend! I hang out with my dog!

- Muu-Muu's
-- Overheard by Phil

Go the F*ck to Sleep

Go the Fuck to Sleep
is a new potty-mouthed children’s book written by Adam Mansbach full of truth at one of parenting’s great frustrations, trying to get your children to fall asleep. The sense of humour is as wicked as the language and immediately became my favourite children’s book! To help give you an idea of the book, here is Samuel L. Jackson reading it from an Audible audiobook recording.

Go the Fuck to Sleep (PDF) (1.6 MB)