I woke up the other day and realized I hadn’t picked on BrettCajun in a while. There was an emptiness in my soul for having neglected Darth Sugarbakker for so long. Then I went back to bed and slept in until 11 or so because I had been playing Civilization V so late the night before.

Anyway, I’ve been keeping busy. As I fast approach the date at which I arrived in Portland, I’ve tapered down the job applications around here. There were a slew that I applied to a few weeks ago where I actually have contacts in the places where the job is, so we’ll see. But I’m not holding my breath, and have applied to some jobs back in DC. Around here familiarity trumps experience and Portland businesses hire who they know, not for what they know. That and the economy still stinks here.

Anyway, me and the househosts went to see hunky Matt Alber perform outdoors earlier this month. He was really good and was all hairy and sweaty in the summer heat, which was an added plus to the performance.

My garden plot is doing well but dry as a bone in the rainless Portland summer. I water the plants frequently:

My mom got me a wildlife camera for Christmas but I hadn’t used it since then. I finally got around to putting batteries and a memory card in it and put it outside for a test run:
I had recently spotted a baby raccoon out back and hoped to capture a photo of it walking on the fence. Or maybe get a pic of one of the pretty Steller’s Jays I see around here. But all I got was this stalker, who couldn’t even be bothered to stalk properly as he was caught on CritterCam taking a selfie of himself. Of course:

If there’s a camera and the potential for more Internet fame, she’s in front of the lens.


  1. Charlie says:

    It was great to be able to meet you Saturday at the Eagle. You’re as handsome in person as in the pics on your blog. The blue briefs were exciting as well. Hope your job search is successful, Portland can be tough to find employment, but so worth it when you do. It truly is a great place to live, and be that much poorer without you!Charlie

  2. brettcajun says:

    Married life has taken a toll on da belly. I now look like TJ (the blogger formerly known as Durban Bud) I can’t see my SLAB when I bend down to tie my shoes. SNIFF :'(

  3. Erik Rubright says:

    That photo of the Vile Swamp Vermin MUST be photoshopped. BrettCajun is so much more round and squishy in real life. 😉

  4. Blobby says:

    don’t trap it and let it back out into the wild. no good can come of that. NONE!

  5. brettcajun says:

    You’ll catch rabies from my biting quips… BLOBBY (how appropriate) and Erik are correct.