Friday, May 29, 2009


It's not even 9 a.m., and I've already spent 30 minutes today looking for various items.

a) my black, open-toed, bowtie heels
b) my copy of Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion CD
c) my bottle of Cetirizine

So I've settled on my green heels, Counting Crows Recovering the Satellites, and I am sneezing.

Tonight I'm going to Rip City Live, an appreciation event for Portland Trailblazers courtside and suite season ticket holders. No, I'm not a season ticket holder. My boss is, and he let me have his invitation. I bought a cocktail dress last night. I even bought earrings and a bracelet. It should be a good time; it's at Spirit Mountain Casino.

Ok, time to get to work!

Monday, May 11, 2009


I am awesome at complaining and feeling sorry for myself when I'm sick! That last post was a bit ridiculous.

I just got back from dropping Kim off at PDX. We had a fantabulous time!! Her trip here included:
A day in the Goondocks
Tillamook Cheese Factory
80s dance party in the car
lots of coughing (on my part. lots of cringing on her part. I hope she doesn't get sick.)
Eugene Saturday Market
My FIRST venture on the public transportation system of Eugene
Chicken Saute for the Sick Soul
Friendly St. Market
Twilight (of course)
a hangover (on her part)
Off the Waffle
Sunday night TV
Powell's bookstore (I bought an autographed first edition of Pygmy, Palahniuk's new release!)
Blue Moose Cafe (my new favorite restaurant in Portland)

All in all, it was a great visit! I am so pleased she came! Next summer I will head to Minneapolis.

Now after being down sick and out for fun from work, I am definitely ready to get back.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

it had to be this weekend

just complaining.

My good friend Kim comes to visit tomorrow. She is my first visitor in Oregon. I have a super-fun itinerary planned.

I am sick with a fever.
On the plus side, the only thing I don't mind eating is soup -- my favorite food.

I hope DayQuil and Red Bull will help make the fun weekend successful. I'm mostly just concerned about getting her sick. She's a go getter.

But, as a friend would probably point out, I still have a roof over my head and a spoon with which to sip my soup. And the sickness can never take alliteration away from me. I shouldn't complain.

Oh, and I have commenced watching Season 1 of Battlestar Galactica.

30 seconds to Mars...

Sunday, May 3, 2009

aw, shucks

This past Friday Thao and the Get Down Stay Down played at a really great venue (Mississippi Studios). The show opener was Sister Suvi, which was a surprising trio of different vocals. I gotta say...I really liked them. I have loved Thao's music for awhile now, and I was really looking forward to the show. The performance was GREAT. There is something almost magical about hearing music you have long loved being played live. However, her ability to banter comfortably and genuinely with the crowd is not so great. That didn't really interfere with my ability to rock out and enjoy the music, but if I have to give my honest opinion of the live concert, that has to play a role. I got the "too cool for school" vibe from her.

The next day I finally went to VooDoo donut and had the maple bacon bar. It was an odd combination of sweet and salty, and one is certainly enough. Then I went to IKEA, where I spent a little bit too much money and got some domestically exciting things. After that I met up with some friends, and we ate a positively delicious lunch at a really cute vegetarian place called "Blue Moose Cafe" in the Cully neighborhood. BEST vegetable soup I've ever had.

Today I watched a devastating loss by the Mavs against the Nuggets while I assembled my new chest of drawers. I don't care to elaborate on that.