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Month: February 2013

How To Speak “Ski” in Bend, Oregon

How To Speak “Ski” in Bend, Oregon

When I first arrived in Bend, someone asked me, “Do you alpine ski?” I stared at them blankly. They barreled on, “No? Do you Nordic?” This did not help clear things up. I finally replied with the worst possible answer, “I just, um, regular, normal ski, you know downhill…” I then got a quick (and impatient) lecture about the different “normal” types of skiing. It seems people in Bend were born knowing these ski lingo distinctions. I just nodded and smiled…and died…

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How To Hashtag in Bend, Oregon

How To Hashtag in Bend, Oregon

All the kids are hashtagging these days. Are you confused by this? Does it make you feel old? Have no fear, hashtags are easy to understand, and they’re pretty useful if you love all things Bend Oregon. Let me walk you through the basics. I’ll explain how to hashtag: What hashtags are, how to use them and why you should start hashtagging. Next, I’ll tell you the two hashtags you need to know (and use!) if you live in Bend. Oh,…

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The Bartenders of Bend: Buck at The D

The Bartenders of Bend: Buck at The D

The Badass Bartenders of Bend, Oregon  Most bartenders in Bend, Oregon are decent at their jobs, but I have endless respect for the ones who make it all seem effortless, who deal with the perks and the bummers of the job with grace, sans cynicism, all while remaining friendly and genuine. They make you feel comfortable the moment you pull up a stool. And you know that if any sh*t goes down, they’ll take care of it. Buck Bales at The…

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