Category Archives: On Fly News

Hi Coffee Pencil Knife – Bye Fly on the Wall

I’ve given you warning. I’m leaving – well, I’ve already left, actually. This is my last Fly on the Wall post. It’s over. I’m breaking up with myself and leaving me for me. I left Portland for San Francisco in mid August and after much hemming and hawing, I decided, Yes, I still do want [...]

Confession – I’m Moving

Ok. Here goes Cat. Crawling out of the bag. My partner Casey and I have made plans to move from Portland, Oregon to San Francisco, California. Oh em gee! When?! Why?! How?! Yes, all of those questions are more or less cascading through my brain too. Casey got accepted to graduate school at the Art [...]

Winter Runaway Tour: Bend, Cape Coral, Savannah

This winter, my partner and I were found exploring three new cities of which I was unfamiliar: Bend, Oregon; Cape Coral, Florida; and Savannah, Georgia. The statistics are: 17 days, 8 planes, 2 bed and breakfasts, 1 hotel, 1 kayak, 1 pair of snowshoes, 1 house of my girlfriend’s mother, lots of Starbucks and lots [...]

How Lady Gaga Kept Me (Mentally) on the Grid

Author note: I know I usually write about food topics, but as my tagline above reads “critical thoughts on here, now, eating and drinking,” well, I’ve allowed myself a little bit of wiggle room to stretch out my writing topics beyond the hottie foodie things. This here essay is an example of the “here and [...]

Finding the Fun in Fungus

Yesterday was an anomaly. Here’s why: I was successful at something without having to try that hard. That can only lead me to believe that chanterelle mushroom picking is insanely easy. My girlfriend had been talking up this field trip for a while and I was very hesitant for two reasons – 1) I was [...]

Great American Bake Sale: Recap

It’s been exactly an hour and 15 minutes since operation bake sale has finished. I can proudly say that Share our Strength is $35 richer due to the efforts of the Fly on the Wall’s four-hour bake sale. But no; there’s absolutely no way I can take even a slight majority of the credit. A [...]

Intelligentsia: Los Angeles

3922 W Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90029 (323) 663-6173 And then there was a coffee company named Intelligentsia… with more barista championships than one can shake a stick at, these guys are easily at the top of their game. Needless to say, when I had 38 hours in Los Angeles, it was the numero [...]

Updates of All Kinds

I have a lot of little things to cover, from all subjects involved on this blog (me/living, Portland/food, and some random media stuff too). I’ll start with the Fly on the Wall updates: If you’ve read this blog before, chances are it looked a little different last time. I’m afraid I lost some pretty good [...]

Travelouge: Zihuatanejo

Consider yourself warned. This is my longest blog post to date. Just in case you haven’t gotten enough media coverage about my adventure to Zihuatanejo, Mexico that I took back in March, here’s the epic tale in its entirety. Enjoy. * * * * * * * * * * one: On plane It’s interesting [...]

And this is just the beginning

So, umm, whatcha think? I LOVE IT! YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW HARD I’VE WORKED TO GET TO THIS MOMENT! Updating my blog has been a nightmare. More changes are on the way… stay tuned. I still can’t believe it! Wow.