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Costume Ideas for Men with Beards (2013)

As the month of October comes to a close, I find myself sniffing my nose.

To find an idea for what to wear, on the darkest of nights and coldest of air.

The most difficult part is I have a beard, so I am on a quest not to look weird.

I’ve searched Google on lunch for notions, but nothing came up in the Internet’s vast oceans.

I’ve found a  couple of good ideas for a costume, but need input so it can really go, “boom.”

I don’t know why I turned this post into a poem, but I might as well show ’em.

 

Ok. I don’t know why I made a random rhyme, but I thought I’d share the couple of ideas:

Brawny Dude, Billy Mays, Cuban Dictator….the list is short guys. I’m not very creative and I’m trying to be cheap. You guys have any ideas for me??? Please comment on this, or the facebook post I will eventually post because I’m having difficulty here.

 

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New Brewery coming to the Downtown Vancouver/Portland, OR Area!

Fall, 2013. It will be a season filled with things for your hard working, dirty hands to grab onto and imbibe/eat. Turkey and beer!

rah rah

Vancouver, WA…on the corner of Evergreen and Broadway(114 E Evergreen Blvd to be exact), a new local brewery will be open for the masses to enjoy.  Rotating a mix of their own taps, with never over powering flavors, Dirty Hands Brewing will be a place for you and your taste buds to hangout and relax after a long day at work.

Inside sources tell me that the beer is going to be super yummy, so once it is open  be sure to grab a pint.  Opening day isn’t exactly set in stone, but I’ll definitely let you all know when it is happening once I find out! For now, here is their Facebook page. Be sure to like them and support local businesses. And remember, “beer promotes confidence.”rahrah2

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Walking Dead S4E1 Review “30 Days Without an Accident”

Well. We are back to the prison guys. And things are all different, but at the same time, pretty much the same. I won’t go too in depth with the thing, so light spoilers to follow.

Since we last saw “the gang” about 6 months have passed, but Carl has grown half a foot and went down two octaves in his voice. Whatever is in the water (well, exactly what is in the water???) definitely made Carl seem less douchey and was a catalyst for him to go through puberty. Darryl is a rockstar, and hipsters love him.  Tyrese is confused.  Hershel is more of a hippy than ever with his pony tail. Alcoholics reign supreme, while zombies just literally rain. Finally, we have Rick: the conscientious objector.

This is all surface level stuff, and as far as pacing, this episode was par for the course of what we needed and wanted from the season four opener. We saw some character development from Rick: he’s taking his role as a father very seriously. So seriously in fact, that he doesn’t even carry weapons with him anymore (can somebody crazy?).  He goes on some sort of hunting mission, or something like that while another group is on a scavenger hunt for booze.

Sure, the scavenger hunt is more interesting visually: there are more zombies involved. And a helicopter. But its Rick’s travels that draws us in emotionally, but in the end falls flat. He comes in to contact with another survivor who’s story is just as tragic as his own, but because we don’t know her at all, their interactions and dialogue is just boring and too convenient. Of course, her words before they part ways parallel Rick’s own journey as a widower and fallen hero.  I’m sure their interaction will have a lot to do with his journey this season.

Other than that, the episode was great, except way too much happened in the last 2 minutes to set us up for at least the first part of this season. My problem is they had too much exposition and set ups that it seems like this is something that could have been a cliffhanger for the next episode. It is a lame gripe to have: they gave us too many exciting things to think about. But in a world where I am trying to keep up with 5+ TV plot lines at a time, tone it down a little bit so I don’t go crazy!

What did the rest of you all think of this episode? Sound off in the section below.

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Living Social Brewfest -Portland, Oregon

I know it is last minute, but I had to make a mini post about being able to go to the LivingSocial’s Portland Brewfest, tonight on October 11, 2013.

Other than that, there is a lot to look forward to in the next month. We got Halloween just around the corner and I already have somewhat of an idea what I’ll be, but it might be too obscure/nerdy for people to understand. Oh well, I don’t care. It’ll be funny to me.

The only other thing that’s been on my creative mind is thinking a way of writing a character coming out of a coma in a script. I always thing it is interesting when actors have to do this in a scene. They other kind of wake up really quickly and know exactly what’s going on, OR they kind of open their eyes slowly, look around and ask, “What happened?” or “Where am I?” Well my friend Sam and I thought it would be hilarious if the coma patient, just kind slowly wakes up, yawns like he just got up from a normal sleep, then asks the nurse, or whoever is there to hit the snooze button and that they are going back to bed, “have bacon ready for me when I wake up in 15 more minutes.” Stupid idea? eh probably. Most of my ideas are. I just think it would be funny for a skit. Maybe not. Only one way to find out though…

Do you guys think it could work?