Monday, October 03, 2005

Rainbow Roll debut

Today is the debut of a new feature here at the Fishwrap -- the Rainbow Roll. The Rainbow Roll will be a sort of sampler of topics and ideas all in one post. So grab your chopsticks and try a taste.

Birth of the Rainbow Roll

Yesterday, when working on the Blogroll for this site, it struck me – Digital Fishwrap, Blogroll, fish in a roll, sounds like a sushi dish.

The Rainbow Roll takes its name from one of my favorite Kawari-maki-sushi dish of the same name. For those of you who haven't had sushi, and I was a non-sushi eater until a couple of years ago, a rainbow roll has things like crab, cucumber and avocado on the inside, rolled in seaweed and rice, with strips of raw tuna, yellowtail, shrimp, red snaper and salmon layered over the top, giving the rainbow appearance.

I like it because in ordering one roll, you can sample of variety of flavors. I can't say the Fishwrap's Rainbow Roll will be as tasty, but who wants to eat a blog anyway.


A birthday present for myself

I was reading Hoss' blog over the weekend and got a kick out of seeing how he's marking his 75th birthday over at Old Horsetail Snake. I'm not sure I'll have as creative of a way of marking my two-score birthday, but I did come up with a fun was to celebrate it.

I'm not big on birthdays and turning 40, which not exactly filling me with trepidation, was not exactly something I've been looking forward to – until now.

My birthday will be on a Monday this year which makes it a difficult, if not impossible, day to take off. Mondays are one of the busier days in my place of employment, so I just wasn't going to even go there.

But when I was at the Sugarland/Sara Evans/Brad Paisley concert last weekend I noticed several more upcoming concerts being promoted at the Rose Garden and Memorial Coliseum in Portland. Among the upcoming acts are U2, Jimmy Buffet, Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney, to name a few.

And Sheryl Crow.

So, I decided to buy myself a birthday present. I bought myself a ticket to Crow’s concert. She’s performing on my birthday in Portland. And since I was only looking for a single ticket, I was able to get a seat on the floor of the Rose Garden, a mere 9 rows from the stage.

So now, indeed of having only another workday to look forward to on my birthday, I have a date with Sheryl Crow. Is it just me, or does that woman just keep getting sexier or what?

I just hope I don’t have to kick Lance Armstrong’s ass.


Wait, I’m not ready

What a difference a week makes. Last weekend I was attending an outdoor wedding, wearing my shades and enjoying the warming afternoon sun.

This weekend the clouds rolled in bringing our first storm of the fall season, bringing clouds, wind and rain. And the temperature dropped about 20 degrees

Fall and October have arrived with a vengeance. We’ve received more than 2 inches of rain in Salem already this month.

I’m already freezing my ass off. I’m so not ready for this.
Dumb and dumber

I’m still an idiot. In my first attempt to publish my first Rainbow Roll, I lost the post. I had saved a portion of the post in draft form, but I got on a roll (no pun intended) and wrote a good portion of the post in a flurry. And when I hit the “publish post” button, I got the dreaded message that Blogger was down for maintenance.

So, some things never change. Fall means wildfires in Southern California, rain in Oregon and G-man is still and will get a year older and none wiser.

Rainbow roll
Sheryl Crow


kat said...

is today the day? happy happy birthday!

The G-man said...

Oh, thanks Kat, that's very nice of you. No, today is not the day. Let's just say my birthday falls later this month.

How's that for vague?

I may share that detail with a birthday post. Turning 40 should give me at least one blog post, don't ya think?

3rdtimesacharm ( 3T ) said...

Ya mean I know a secret???
;-) I know the date of G-Mans Big 4 0 Birthday!


Brat said...

Me too! The most important thing is that he turns 40 before ME! Don't ya just love that G?

Brat said...

You know, Sheryl is way too hot for you to see all by yourself. Who will keep the drooling under control?

The G-man said...

T, you have way too good of a memory. What else do you remember? On second thought, don't answer that.

It's not that my birthday is a secret, I just don't generally like talking about it, and never have, it's not just turning 40. I also don't want people thinking I'm soliciting birthday greeting.

And Brat, I don't think 40 is going to be bad. I don't feel much different than I did at 35, 30 or 25 even, inside by skin at least. The exterior is looking a little rougher, but fortunately I don't have to look at it very often.

And there is no such thing as a woman being too hot. And I don't care if I come home with my shoes filled with drool!

3rdtimesacharm ( 3T ) said...

Being 40 has taught me restraint G-Man! But yes, my memory is excellent. I remember everything!

Chicken Little said...

Did I see your photo on your friend's blog? If that's you, you're a cutie!

At 40 the world just starts to open to you. It just keeps getting better and better. Embrace it!

The G-man said...

T, now you are just trying to make an old man nervous. I never did anything embarassing did I? Check that, don't answer that.

CL, I don't know of any photos of me out there, or any friends who would be dastardly enough to post one! But if the guy you saw was a "cutie" then it's a safe bet it's some other guy.

I don't think I've been accused of being cute since I was about 2. And who isn't cute at 2?

Brat said...

G you are in such trouble, between T's memory and mine! T, I think we should compare notes? I plan to be in your area in a couple of months, perhaps we should meet. What do you think?

The G-man said...

Yea, deep trouble.

3rdtimesacharm ( 3T ) said...


Coming to AZ?? Let's get together for lunch, shall we?! :-) Just let me know when you will be in town.

G-Man, I promise I would never say anything to incriminate you here on YOUR blog. (This is your space luv) But then, MY blog is my space!
PS. Just kidding, sort of...

The G-man said...

T, I'm not too worried about anything being posted on my blog. I have control of the delete function on comments. And I'm not even too worried about what you might post on your blog, because I know your husband reads your blog.

But the prospect of lunch? You and Brat? That just sounds like trouble.

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