Busy Day

This list was found in the parking lot of my office building, which houses a few different businesses. It was found late November 2005.

Merry Christmas

I found this small note on the sidewalk (in front of some bars) in the Hawthorne neighborhood. Ruth seems like a nice lady.

XMAS Poo

Whenever I find a discarded spiral notebook with unused paper in it, I save it for students who don’t bring paper to class. Sometimes these spiral notebooks have some interesting stuff in them. This drawing is one. I’m not a science teacher, but the shape of this guy reminds me of what I remember about … Continued

I Just Wanna Make Out

I found this napkin on the sidewalk in southeast Portland. I’ve never heard of the Break Time Sports Grill & Pub, and was pretty sure it wasn’t in my neighborhood. When I Googled it, this bar is in Salisbury, Maryland! This napkin traveled all the way across the United States only to be dropped on … Continued

Sexual Math

Found this piece of song writing gold on the way home from the bar one night.  Walking near NW 22nd and Glisan.

Change Your Seating Habits

When I saw the find from March 14, 2009, I was reminded of this. A sign next to it, written in the same style, said, “If you sit and use our bathroom ~ Please spray freshener, open window, and shut the door. Thank you.” There’s a deli in the market where delicious sandwiches are served, … Continued

Dry Clothes, Pray

Found in a rain puddle while walking the kids to school. I hope the person that lost this list didn’t forget what they needed to do.

And All Was Saved

My wife found this letter in an old paperback book she purchased from a local bookstore. I think it’s such an awesome time capsule. Kinda makes you wonder weather Dieter and Melanie are living “happily ever after” in a commune somewhere.

Tricycle Bandit

I found this in a mix of of old slides from a thrift store that I bought to test out a projector I found on the street earlier that week. Good news, the projector works like a charm.

I Want My Unicorn

Found outside of a school in far East Portland as I was walking my dog, must have been earlier that day, because it hadn’t been rained on yet.