Was this possibly the best St. Unicorn’s Day ever? Yes. Would I say that no matter what? Yes.
Sometimes the idea that I don’t actually own any of the content I put on third party sites like YouTube, Twitter, TwitPic, Facebook, etc, drives me crazy. And since there’s a seriously lack of ways to send pictures from your phone to WordPress (COME ON! REALLY? NONE?) I’ve decided to occasionally post some TwitPic highlights on my blog. And I won’t always explain it like I’m doing now. Oh, and I already posted a bunch from my trip to Oaks Park.
Doug Zanger interviewed me on The Life Portlandic, one of the shows I listen to on PDX.am (not to mention PDX.fm). We talked about writing, filmmaking, unicorns, children’s mutant germs… but also about a book I self-published five years ago called Isn’t That Bigamy?
Since I’m always trying to move forward with a new creative project, I tend to quickly forget things I’ve done in the past. Isn’t That Bigamy? is a fun crime novel in the vein of Elmore Leonard and I wanted to be able to share it with new friends who have never heard of it. So, for all you listeners of The Life Portlandic, I’m giving you a free e-book download of Isn’t That Bigamy? This is the same version I sent to Amazon for the Kindle and it will be available for one week.
Some of the other sites and people I talked about in the interview are:
Dave Knows Portland | ZehnKatzen Times (photos of the unicorn mounted patrol) | Audrey Walker | The Portland is Built on an Ancient Unicorn Burial Ground Facebook fan page
While sipping my small-batch roasted coffee as I biked to work, I started wondering which quirky indie band to listen to later tonight when drinking my craft-brewed porter. (If previous sentence does not make sense, click here.) March 17th. Beer. That’s right, it’s St. Unicorn’s Day!
While most of America, including countries like Ireland and Boston, celebrate the religious holiday St. Patrick’s Day, I’ll be joining Portlanders as we celebrate the original holiday, St. Unicorn’s Day. Like many religious holidays, St. Patrick’s Day is actually based on a pagan holiday known as St. Unicorn’s Day.
One of Portland’s dark secrets is that the city was built on an ancient unicorn burial ground. There is plenty of evidence to support this, including archeological bones and horns in dirt type of evidence.
But today isn’t a day to haggle over the existence of unicorns, sabertooth tigers, or polar bears. Today is a day to remember the forgotten heroes who grazed in our lush, green forests. Who used their glowing horns to guide the way for Lewis and Clark. Who impaled overzealous fur trappers trying to take more than their fair share of beaver pelts.
There are those who believe Oregon rain is really the tears of unicorns. On St. Unicorn’s Day, we drink to remember, instead of our usual reason, drinking to forget.
What are you doing to celebrate St. Unicorn’s Day?