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.
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.