Saturday, April 21, 2007

Full House

Brian Gallaway, acoustic guitarist, played to a full house Saturday night. The music was great, and there was a nice Saturday night coffee house buzz all evening at Insomnia Coffee Company.

It is incontestable that music induces in us a sense of the infinite and the contemplation of the invisible. -Victor de LaPrade

Friday, April 20, 2007

Hillsboro's Finest

Nothing to worry about - they're regular customers at Insomnia Coffee. They like the place, and Insomnia appreciates their business and presence in the neighborhood.

I like the license plate on the Jeep. You may have to click on the picture to enlarge it.

Here's an Insomnia trivia question: In what play was Evan cast as Officer Barrell at PCC in 2006?

“A recent police study found that you're much more likely to get shot by a fat cop if you run.” -Dennis Miller

Thursday, April 19, 2007

This Saturday Only

Local artist Brian Gallaway will be performing at Insomnia Coffee Company Saturday only.

The picture above is from one of his album covers. Click for a larger view. And on the right there is a link to Brian's MySpace site.

“Among God's creatures two, the dog and the guitar, have taken all the sizes and all the shapes, in order not to be separated from the man” - Andre Segovia

Cool Light

Another one of Tim's photos. Click on picture to enlarge.

“There is not enough darkness in all the world to put out the light of even one small candle” - Robert Alden

Wednesday, April 18, 2007


Here is a cool old table at the back wall and a fancy mirror above it. On the table you will find the things you might want to go with your drink. The mirror gives a good view of pretty much the whole coffee house behind you. Thanks to Tim Nafziger for the photo.

“A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy.” -Albert Einstein

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


Total concentration on Evan's face in this shot, #4 from Tim Nafziger. Evan working the espresso while Amy covers the front counter.

They are so into making the drinks right and consistent. It's just like this picture if you watch them work at the drinks - like an artist while drawing or painting, they are totally zoned in on their work and the rest of the world fades out. Then as soon as the drink is done they are back in the world and chatting with the people around them as if they had never left.

"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it" - Henry David Thoreau


Another good shot from Tim. Looking from just inside the front door, this shows the high ceiling. That height, along with the warm colors and sunshine from outside, gives a nice airy atmosphere to the place.

“The best way to keep children at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere and let the air out of the tires.” -Dorothy Parker

Monday, April 16, 2007

Insomniacs Three

Evan, Amy and Tyler just before the opening last Friday. They are ready to go to work and get those aprons stained. Another good shot here by Tim Nafziger.

“Three helping one another will do as much as six men singly” -Spanish Proverb

More Opening Night

Tim Nafziger, a friend of Tyler's, came up from Sisters, Oregon for opening night. He took a lot of great photos, and I'll share some of them here this week. You can also go to Insomnia's MySpace, where Tyler has posted them as a slideshow - definitely worth a look. Nice work by Tim! The Insomniacs Three were thrilled to see him, and are very grateful for the pictures.

This photo gives an idea of what it was like Friday night - click on it for a closer look.

“"When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?"
"What's for breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?"
"I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully.
"It's the same thing," he said.”
-A. A. Milne