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Showing posts from May, 2009

A beautiful Memorial Day Weekend

In this wonderfully beautiful Portland weekend, have a great time!
Let's all remember that Memorial Day is about remembering the almost 1.5 million American Servicemen who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our great country.
These beautiful images of our wonderful city would not be possible without them.
Thank you to every soldier who has given their lives. May we "earn" what you have given us.

Electric Car Parking fail.

Unless GMC is sneaking out plug-in Yukons, this person needs a ticket and reading lessons...

Bike and Buggy rentals come to Portland waterfront.

Kerr Bike rentals is now operating on the Willamette River, in downtown Portland. They are located at the west end of the Hawthorne bridge, at the Salmon Street Springs fountain.
They rent surreys (pictured), bicycles, quad sport bikes, tandem bikes, kids bikes, and a variety of other pedal power contraptions.
Prices range $6 to $30 hourly, and some items rentable by the day.
Their phone is (503) 808-9955 and their website is
Looks Fun!

100% of marriages end.

Whoever They are, they know a lot. And They say that 50% of marriages end in divorce.

Sounds depressing right? Well, how do the other 50% of marriages end? I guess you can't really count annulment since that realistically means the marriage never happened, and is probably counted in the "divorce" category anyway.

So if 50% of marriages end in divorce, the only other way to end a marriage is, I guess, death.

So in other words: 100% of marriages end.

Why is the 50% statistic so odd? Well, for one - people who speak poorly of divorce feel that it is better for a marriage to end with death. I for one, think that is fairly morbid. But when is the magic timeframe where a death signifies a successful marriage, a "non-divorce"?

For example, my marriage ended in divorce after 15 years. So we are in that "failed marriage" category. But if I had died three months ago, our marriage would have been considered a "success" even though the reality …