ever have someone tell you to stand up straight? look you in the eye when they're talking?


“When you introduce me to people please don’t use the initials “L.A.”,” I say to a friend upon arriving in Portland.
“Say I’m from California.”
“Okay,” the friend says.
“Los Angeles is even better than “L.A.”.”
“I have a button up shirt that says L.A., but I wear it as a joke.”
“Did they get the joke in Los Angeles?”
“Of course.”

mike daily lives in portland and is the author of “as is” and the front man for mick o’grady

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