"Among the many things I like about Portland is the vast array of small local businesses and craftspeople. That being said, here are a few I've recently met:
First is the balloon guy, Joe Mishkin. He made the wonderful balloon sculptures at Sand in the Square. He made Lena pink and purple butterfly wings that she played with for days.We finally had to hide them when the balloons started deflating. He was VERY high energy, funny, and sweet with the kids. He even made an extra thick balloon for Pilar...."
- Excerpt from girlloaf.blogspot.com - Lysa Garcia Stiffler
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|Jan 5th, 2006|
Happy New Year!
This was the scene this year at Mississippi Pizza during the family-friendly new years eve party which was hosted by the band Vagabond Opera. As you can see, nobody had any fun at all. Just kidding -- it was a blast! Ya shoulda been there! Thanks again for a great night, Vagabond Opera!
|Jan 9th, 2006|
My apologies for not having my calendar up & running sooner -- the folks whose birthday parties were at the beginning of the month got no mention -- until now!
Happy belated 7th birthday, Katri! Happy belated 5th birthday, Spencer! Happy belated 4th birthday, Samira - we're glad you're feeling better!
|Jan 8th, 2006|
Cosmic Ozzie Videos are finally in!
Remember way back in July of last year when Joe's band, Cosmic Ozzies played out? Well, we finally got around to converting some of the raw video footage we have into a couple of neat little movies. The best part is that we made them as fairly small files, so they should be accessible to everyone interested!
Also, Joe's audio gallery has been tweaked & improved for your enjoyment. And we're really getting excited about the up & coming release of Not Your Average Radio - where DJ J.(a)M. will be spinning all Cosmic Ozzies all the time -- for those of us who just can't get enough Ozzies! Coming soon!