My friends at Kona Mix Plate are now advertising every other week in The Source! (Keep a look out for their ads.) These guys are the real deal from Hawaii, serving up the traditional Hawaiian plate lunch and dinner along with other special treats you will not find any other place in Bend. Super tasty food (Ahi Poke is so fresh!) and reasonable prices for sure. It’s a family affair w/ Ricky and his Mom in the kitchen and his wife Sheri and niece Shinobu out in front. Mix it Up! Fresh Mac Salad is soooooo good! With over 1,300 friends on myspace, they must be doing it right! konamixplate
This is awesome! From cnn.com. Watch the WHOLE video (it’s short) and listen to what this nice old lady says at the end. Classic!
Just came back from the Mt Bachelor…Epic day, and watching this made it even better. :^)
My son and I cruised downtown (Bend, Oregon) last weekend to grab a bite to eat after our bike ride. It was was a great day, sunny, clear skies, a perfect day to sit outside for lunch at our favorite pizza place downtown.
When we arrived we noticed a note on the front door. It stated they were closed for the day – updating the floors. We were bummed. Where were we going to go for a couple of slices of pizza downtown? We started thinking of alternatives. Hmm, good pizza, downtown, reasonably priced, outdoor seating… We couldn’t think of anyplace for a while, and then my son figured it out! Not a pizza place, but they had mini pizzas that were pretty good, outdoor seating and soda. We were on our way.
We get there, request a seat outside (it was an awesome day), sit down, place our orders and enjoy the wait before our mini pizzas and drinks arrive. It was a good day, and this lunch was kind of a pre-celebratory lunch, my son was going to be 10 in the coming week, so we talked about the joys of being in the double digit age realm. It was cute to still see him using the straw. He had this massive tumbler filled with Root Beer and ice cubes, while I had a smaller glass brimming with iced tea and lemon wedge (fancy).
Time melted away and our pizzas came! Woo Hoo, man did they look good, and they tasted great! There was one difference though, and it was brought to my attention by my son – my pizza had “green things” sprinkled on it, but other than that, they were pretty much identical – same size, same topping, same amount of slices, but mine had finely chopped up “green things” and they were tasty too.
So we ate, laughed, and remarked how this pizza, even though different from our favorite place, was still pretty tasty and gave it the thumbs up. We finished and asked for the check.
So we get the check, and we look at it and then look at each other puzzled, my pizza cost $6.50 more! OK, we pretty much had the same lunch – drink and a pizza, so you’d think it would have been a perfect “split check” scenario (not that I was going to make him pay, it was my treat).
My son comments “I hope that green stuff was tasty!”. We both started laughing. It was tasty, but by no means $6.50 more tasty. Holy smokes we couldn’t believe it. But hey, we were downtown in a fancy place. There ya go.
So, the cool thing was my son recognized growing up isn’t all that. Especially if it means his favorite food (pizza) is going to cut into his wallet once he no longer can pull off the “kid” thing.
So we have a Basset Hound. Very cool dogs really. Never thought I would own one, but now that we have one, the thought of another is appealing. Lucy (that’s her name) is super mellow, a total sweetheart, and loves the company of people. She’s small for a Basset Hound and doesn’t really howl as much, or at all actually. She does whine quite a bit though.
She always looks drunk, hung-over or completely stoned, so I took this photograph of her during her ‘active time’, so if she ever did party I would be able to tell the difference.
Walks and the occasional chase around the house, sure; But the daily walk from one end of the sofa to the other is quite enough for her. She sits on the sofa like a person, with her back up against the sofa cushions and her head slightly up and front paws on the arm rest. She loves the best seat in the house and grunts when you try to move her. Not an angry grunt, there’s not a mean bone in this dogs highly dense body, but more like a ‘why are you moving me, can’t you see I’m comfortable’ grunt. It’s equivalent to the grunt you’d give to someone who nudges you awake at night to let you know they can’t sleep.
Her ears are ridiculously large and her legs are disproportionate to her body. But what she lacks in looks, she for sure makes up in personality. A good dog for sure.
Out this week – The new Source Weekly.
Out last night – Pinback.
After several months of reviews, discussions, and revisions the new look for The Source Weekly (Central Oregon’s weekly publication) was let loose to the masses today (actually yesterday now).
Some people may have already seen the new mark in business card or sales material form over the past month or so, but today was the official 1st day for the new look. It may not be too big a deal for most readers, but it was pretty cool to see for me.
Having the opportunity to develop the logo for our local weekly rag was cool. And finally seeing it printed was even cooler. Developing the mark was a collaborative effort for sure, as was helping structure the new layout. I look forward to see how the new mark develops throughout the years.
What a great show last night at the Domino Room! Even w/ a sore throat Rob was belting out the vocals (while slowly tossing back a shot). Good tunes for sure! Opening act MC Chris was on fuego as well! That dude was one funny white hip-hopin’ mofo.
Looking for something extra special for that extra special someone this Valentine’s Day? Tired of diamonds, flowers, stuffed animals, and chocolates (all undoubtedly dug up, grown, manufactured, and mixed up in lands far far away)?
Why not reduce your carbon footprint and pick up a pound of Super Composting Red Wigglers for Valentine’s day? They’re red, so they’ll make a perfect Valentine, and they’re local (if you live in Bend). Although they’re not as sparkly, pretty, cuddly, or tasty as your typical Valentine’s Day gift items, the gift of Red Wigglers just shows that you really do care about her/him and the world we all live in. ;^) Visit Wonderworman.com today!
Wonder Worman loves these red wiggling creatures. I created her marketing components including the smiley Red Wiggler logo. Harold O Cecil (aka Ad HOC) helped a bunch w/ making The Wonder Worman come to life via copywriting and PR efforts.
Go Red Wigglers!
I Just finished an illustration project which will be showing up on the upcoming cover of The Source Weekly (our weekly pub). I have not read the feature story but it’s entitled “Central Oregon’s Ghost Towns Have a Story To Tell”. Should be interesting.
While researching for imagery I ran across the aptly named GhostTownGallery.com. If you have some time to kill and like images of Ghost Towns, check it out for sure.
My daughter and I photographed some of her drawings last week. She actually handled the set-up and photography while I imported, cleaned-up, cropped, and uploaded the images.
This is one of our favs for sure. I’m pretty sure this one is from our canoe ride out on Hosmer Lake over the summer last year (2007). That’s me w/ the pink hair.
If you’re cruising downtown to Winterfest this weekend, stop by thump coffee, for some music and cuppings.
Considering the population of Bend, there’s a pretty large selection of coffee shops to choose from and depending on what your looking for there’s most likely one here for you.
I’ve had the opportunity to work on thump coffee creative for the past year and it’s been great to work with such cool clients. The ‘birds’ illustration for the ad was inspired and originally created by the super talented Simon Oxley. Look for it in the The Source and Cascade A&E.