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Blood Boiling
February 24, 2009

There's nothing to get the ol' ticker thumping than paying off someone else's debt that was purposefully left for one to pay off. Fucker. I really did try, you know. I sent reminder emails to him and requested a promissory note to no avail, whereas he sent me a nice postcard from his honeymoon in France, promising to start making payments "now that the wedding is over." Not one red cent have I seen, nor has the IRS. Surprising? Of course not. Then again, he was never good at paying off his own debt, even when there wasn't anyone else but himself at stake. Am I still mad about this? You bet. It took me 6 months to save that money, and I had to give it away due to this asshole, instead of adding it my own savings. He could have asked his mother to pay it off for him, like he did everything else, or hey, sold the car that she bought for him, or one of the many guns he purchased instead of paying our rent, but nope, he knew I'd be screwed and legally liable for the debt, so he just left it to me. He's a world-class douchebag, god have mercy on his new wife.
All of this is in due to
Benjamin Elvis Wood, born 6/28/77, who has supposedly left the US.
Son of Jill Marie Wood and Daniel Wood - the former paving Benjamin's way abroad, and the latter is hiding out in Montana under an assumed name to shrug off supposed tax evasion and years of child support. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

May google keep the name cached forever.

For reference: None of this is surprising, really, and Marked as crashed.

Oh Oregon, My Oregon
February 13, 2009

To the state I am at most home, and whose name I now link inexorably to my own, Happy Sesquicentennial. It seems that the entire time I was in Idaho, I was constantly annoyed with the state and the town I was living in, always disappointed in the leadership and the lack of progress, and unhappy in general with my location. Now nothing could be further from the truth. I love Oregon. I love Portland. I'm oh so happy to be here, and really can't imagine myself anywhere else. So, thank you Oregon, for being awesome, for progressing mostly past the point of kicking minorities into Washington and California, for being on the Pacific and filled with forests, for being lush and lovely and open and free, and for most of all, not being Idaho. I hope to be here to celebrate your bicentennial.