Portland’s Robotic Goths

Here are two “Portland excels at…” links I have run across in the past week. I lurk on the Portland Industrial Gothic (PIG) mailing list. Actually, “lurk” is an understatement. I subscribe, the messages come into my inbox, and the vast majority of them get moved, unread, to an archive folder. One subject line recently … Continue reading Portland’s Robotic Goths

Randomness: The Goth Bus, Bad Bologna, DTV, Mice, and my new WordPress theme

GOTH Bus. The photo is a little blurry, but every time I see “60TH” on the bus marquee, I see it as “GOTH.” Fake Bologna. Last night we had some soy bologna out as an hors d’oeuvre’s spread amongst cheeses, greek olives, apples, and crackers (actually, digestive biscuits, if you want to get fancy.) The … Continue reading Randomness: The Goth Bus, Bad Bologna, DTV, Mice, and my new WordPress theme

The little things

Little things that feel good: * Performing a lane change on a freeway with those nubbily drive-by-braille bumps where you completely avoid hitting any of those dots. * Coming home to a house that smells of fresh bread, having forgotten that you set up the bread machine hours ago. * Going to a club and … Continue reading The little things

Dark Busses

One of the bus lines near the new place, I forget the number of, but the sign on the front lists several destinations. One of them is 60TH and my 1337-sp33k brain sees this as the GOTH bus. More info about moving when I am at a proper keyboard. -Brian Sent from an iPhone Posted … Continue reading Dark Busses

The Mutant Room

Supposedly, I had some bad dreams last night. I remember startling awake a few times, but I do not remember any details. What I DO remember is the excellent and realistic dream I had just before waking up. It was mainly about a place — a club or bar — that my brain insists is … Continue reading The Mutant Room

Decoding Club Fliers

This just came in from the PIG (Portland Industrial Gothic) mailing list I’m on… In case you’ve ever wondered what some of the terms and phrases on Club fliers really mean… “All ages” = as if telling someone’s age in zombie inspired make up and near dark conditions weren’t difficult enough already “All night long” … Continue reading Decoding Club Fliers

Weekend Review

Friday! This was the night of the East:Meets:West show at Outlaws. I had never been to the venue before, but have to admit it was great for this kind of show. It is the second and third stories of what used to be a dance hall back in the day. I guess most nights of … Continue reading Weekend Review

Convergence 13

Three years ago… One year ago… Last night (and, technically, this whole weekend)… The goths of the world have descended upon Portland this weekend, and all is good. Well, more-or-less, all is good, but more on that later. It’s great to wander around downtown and see folks on every street corner in things like leather, … Continue reading Convergence 13

I felt ascotless the whole night

Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were automatically imported from LiveJournal.  To see the comments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source posting at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2007/03/Last night, Kim and I went to The Vampire Masquerade Ball. It was a swanky affair, in which I felt terribly … Continue reading I felt ascotless the whole night