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Bob O'Brien @obobME Portland, ME, USA

Minimalist. Listener. Lucky in love. Dog scratcher. Man in the crowd. Assume I biked here.

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Joined Twitter 12/3/08


When things are such a mess below, it’s kind of comforting to look 250 miles above for 4 minutes. https://t.co/8DKba4t9p6 @CarolineLosneck I sincerely hope that order is given the lack of respect it deserves.
6/1
2020
$6 TJs Tuscan, burgers from Pat’s and Ritz Carlton Chocolates. This is all you need to know about my Saturday eveni… https://t.co/zJEoDTUoFh
5/31
2020
@talldrinkowater There’s a table right at the door that blocks traffic. The folks are all behind the counter taking… https://t.co/Jz6oIGA4VW @w1tch_queen Excellent move! 💯It felt good to get a morning bun at Standard this AM, but even better to see and smell the goodness. Very smooth,… https://t.co/OPdsB06a0RAm I crazy, or is that stiff SW wind blowing jet fumes from PWM into my windows rn? It smells like I’m on the tarmac.
5/30
2020
@alexsteed I delete them, and I love everyone. @brentdanley @HayleyDanler @kirstenuhler That’s beautiful. You and Kirsten did well. @nwrbroadcast Sadly, that's my personal statement!Sign o’the times. https://t.co/i8e3MK9r8E @dpuelle @GriffinClubMerv I still miss Ruby’s burgers. @GriffinClubMerv @JEdgarMoover John Martin’s Market Something, maybe? Lots of spider plants. @GriffinClubMerv A place in Woodford corner called Coyne’s. It was where the bayou kitchen is now. Also from the s… https://t.co/T9n88XONn0 @nwrbroadcast @GriffinClubMerv Shakeys! Even AutoCorrect has a hard time remembering that @CityPortland when did we get these baby trash trucks? What’s the idea behind them? https://t.co/TxvgmJkOgOSome first responders protect life and property. Some protect truth. Hard to acknowledge that sometimes they're not… https://t.co/fTJte0gkH9Do you know when the equipment isn’t going, there are some pretty sweet sounds when you work from home. #Birdsong @DJNoRequest With a journalist in the family now, it scares and offends me on a whole new level.That CNN crew deserves a medal for professionalism under restraint. I’m a pretty calm guy, but I couldn’t have held my rage at that.Good to see @CityPortland crew striping crosswalks in Deering Center. I always notice a little more ped respect with fresh paint.
5/29
2020
@alexsteed I think I sense one of those pornstar name generating memes being born.Sometimes it helps to have friends like @alexsteed when you're tackling the NYT Crossword. #2Down https://t.co/wbnZ6z0DnQ @candacekaru A bit too!We're hearing from many business owners about fraudulent unemployment claims. Employees still on their payroll whos… https://t.co/vCvKbeF2vb
Retweeted by Bob O'Brien @CarolineLosneck I’ve been riding an old single-speed city bike during The Quiet Times. No rush to get anywhere, an… https://t.co/cv6rcuYRm8When you sell fire insurance, some typos get your attention. #singedpaperwork--> House with a "sale pending" sign in front. Woman detours from sidewalk, up the stately front porch to the open… https://t.co/68Milyvb75Today at bike speed: guy hand-feeding squirrels from 2nd story window; neighbors chatting while their dogs greeted… https://t.co/1lzAyRs5nF
5/28
2020
@revjaydub Also Faces In Things! @rscordes And my very vocal cat whom people on the phone mistake for a crying baby. @katiezoeb That sounds like an awesome text group! @mikepop @CityPortland This is a terrible time in many ways, but an opportunity to experiment short-term in real ti… https://t.co/NpZdWlmcMJ @BlueberryFiles I have to remember that I curse the leaf blowing, weed-wacking landscaping crew at the office, too. @DJNoRequest @MicahsGlass You win! Lose? At least mowers are constant. Chainsaws are sporadic enough to really distract @MicahsGlass I have dueling riding mowers on either side of my house rn. @MicahsGlass I guess, but office creates its own white noise. And more separation from neighbors.Never fully appreciated the P&Q of office environment. How do full-time WFHers concentrate with the daytime lawn mo… https://t.co/gn08SH3a7KIn case you ever wondered about turkey insurance vs. chicken insurance. https://t.co/SLi73oGxHg @techgurl247 I think my cool and dark basement work space will be a nice refuge when it's my turn to WFH this summer.I'm glad to see @CityPortland City Council take quick action to support local businesses and encourage distancing b… https://t.co/8gjGPmzhmZThose of us without air-conditioning are going to be extra happy to return to the office soon.
5/27
2020
@CarolineLosneck That Earth curve tho. @Bsherwood It would be less depressing if they didn’t all video themselves being jerks. @Bridja Same. @sneeetches Although watching while getting highlights sounds like a fantasy.
5/26
2020
It’s amazing how some old songs have a message for today. Listening to Stevie’s Fulfillingness’ First Finale. #YouHaventDoneNothinWhich album should I play on my birthday? Tweet me your vote! https://t.co/oh9BmrqTuL
Retweeted by Bob O'Brien @GriffinClubMerv @therichbrooks @207TV No doubt. I've tried to figure out a use for them over the years. It seems t… https://t.co/fHXNAt0Dco @lucklessped Thanks for that burst of color in my feed!It seems QR codes have been a solution in search of a problem for years. Has their time come? https://t.co/f4vjcbmg13Yesterday I walked Canco Woods, my childhood stomping grounds. Locals & land trusts purchased it to preserve.… https://t.co/b4OjYBVKY6If you're a concert band with a new release, this is a tough time. If your name is Airborne Toxic Event, even tough… https://t.co/XMU7NKfHLD @CityPortland Yay! We got to enjoy it yesterday, thanks for continuing this year.
5/25
2020
@adriennemcauley Perfect! Thinking it might be a good day for a picnic in the Park.Anyone know if Baxter Boulevard is open to free range bikes/peds yet? Are Sundays on the Boulevard a thing this year? @CityPortlandCongratulations to our friends @BikeMaine on their 2020 @PressHerald Source Sustainability Award. Their groundwork… https://t.co/lzuq0AyhT5
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5/24
2020
@techgurl247 It’s like a promenade! @reRyanH @CityPortland Downtown has been eerie. The outlying neighborhoods are closer to normal.
5/23
2020
@GriffinClubMerv Or home with kids in diapers and a rented VHS
5/22
2020
@PortlandFoodMap Every time a tweet starts with the name of a restaurant, my heart skips a beat. I’m glad this was good news! @alexsteed @blackgirlinmain Isa’s eggplant lasagne is a staple, too.
5/21
2020
@brentdanley You’re on the mind of many this week. Most of us have no idea what to say but we are thinking of you a… https://t.co/OawGeUDV0LI think Austin has been America's fastest-growing large city every year since my daughter moved there. So much cons… https://t.co/5rev72M3MB @TLazarczykMTM That person must live a very difficult life.
5/20
2020
These are trouble times. But they’ve given me the chance for daily mid-day walks with my wife for the first time in… https://t.co/m9HajPvhc5 @brentdanley @VanMoof As a public transit fan I do worry about the lasting impact of this. Hopefully bikes, not cars, pick up more slacken @brentdanley It’s interesting: I was just reading today that the cool @VanMoof bikes now have a long delivery lead time.
5/19
2020
@nwrbroadcast @RubWrongways @motorbooty @NoyzBoy @YoungDubliners I always say bike thieves suck. We’ll see if they change my mind. @nwrbroadcast @RubWrongways @motorbooty @NoyzBoy @YoungDubliners Whoa! I’m 0-4 on that one! I admire the depth of your collection!Based on today's Big Circle Bike Commute, there's no surer way to get smiles from people on the street than to ride… https://t.co/Mlt66uc9esSocial media is widely criticized for encouraging people to make themselves look unnaturally good. Kudos to the lad… https://t.co/QMdTcZ46oX
5/18
2020
@steffers13 Nice to “see”you two today! That brightened an already beautiful Saturday. @avcrofts @jesch30 @drjecker Librarians are superheroes. @FioreInteriors That sounds like a wonderful family celebration of Spring.
5/17
2020
@randybillings Oh, Long Island.Nice to have the season’s first deck happy hour tonight. There’s hope.
5/16
2020
@jackiewardnews @nbcbayarea Congrats on the new gig, Jackie! @GriffinClubMerv Evergreen @GriffinClubMerv Also, look at skinny Aykroyd. @GriffinClubMerv That answers my question about what to have for breakfast. #RubberBiscuit @GriffinClubMerv I didn’t need coffee after that. Plenty of adrenaline. @CarolineLosneck This time teaches us about ourselves. Even people who think of themselves as solitary creatures r… https://t.co/OoH6tpJhVP
5/15
2020
@c_milneil Step one for me: order the book from @printbookstore tomorrow. @rcrand I’ve been doing the same. Good way to explore nearby neighborhoods, but I miss biking for transportation.The Fessenden Park tulips are one of my favorite things about Spring in Portland. No social distance for these beau… https://t.co/oyXN0yBKfq @brentdanley It’s better than it once was. They were under funded for decades. @brentdanley I’m sure you met Ed then. He’s been there since the 80s.My brother is a zookeeper in Boston. Kudos to headline writers for shelving their baser instincts. https://t.co/RGoQOunczK
5/14
2020
All the more reason to enjoy a delicious Chaval meal as soon as we can. https://t.co/ESukW2Rjk9Who does something like this? https://t.co/aYLMuEKFfzWe barely made it. Life on the edge https://t.co/UvwPfLAIf9 @emilyqualey Very green. @pxwhittle I disagree with her garlic position, but we’re all entitled to our hot takes. @pxwhittle A lovely tribute. It seems we’ve lost a wonderful force for good. I’m sorry for your loss. Can we all ag… https://t.co/ayDhTtlhieSeeing @SteveEarle rebroadcast interview on @207TV reminded me of seeing him @statetheatreME then. This time remind… https://t.co/gTL12dgGZa
5/13
2020
Uplifting to read @PressHerald story about businesses are adapting, with lots of help. So impressed by entrepreneur… https://t.co/yyrrHcZdB4Guard flyover plan modified; northern route rescheduled https://t.co/qnmYqAi5xi
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5/12
2020
@talldrinkowater @Ampoliros_AE We're planning to start back next week (we're classified essential), rotating 5 or 6… https://t.co/MBOqojVnMeTook a very peaceful walk on the trails behind Evergreen Cemetery this afternoon. So impressed by the work done to… https://t.co/dARRpxgvf4
5/11
2020

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