Hanna and I went to the holiday parade this morning. It started at nine in the morning, so we got there a little late, but that was ok because I think we only missed about ten minutes of actual parade, and it was that much less time that we had to be standing in the [...]
call her green, for the children who’ve made her
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I think I’m just about done with the Hawthorne Street Fair. We had a fabulous time at the Division Street Fair, so I know it’s not impossible to have a good day out with a baby, but today was just miserable. If I wasn’t getting run down by bicycles, I was getting run down by [...]
Oh my goodness, travelling with a baby. On the flight out Hanna did ok, she was restless and then she slept, but on the flight back Hanna was that baby. She yelled because she couldn’t run around and she yelled because she was tired and she yelled because she was yelling so much that she [...]
My absolute favorite photographer (she goes by the studio name Visioluxus, and lucky for me also lives in Portland, actually even in my same neighborhood) was having a sale today at her house, clearing out some of her old costumes and props so she can get new stuff to play with. I was a little [...]
It’s an odd feeling knowing that someone tried to blow me up last night. I hadn’t been to the tree lighting since I was a little, little kid, but Ryan wanted to go (now that Hanna’s here, he’s very excited about doing holiday stuff together), so, there we were. I didn’t know anything about it [...]
Today was a good day. Our state tax return arrived (still no sign of the federal one) and so did my FMLA paperwork, which means that squid-sucking son of a bilge rat that calls itself a manager can’t say a damn thing about me taking time off for my doctor’s appointments anymore.
It was such a gloriously warm afternoon that I went outside and drew chalk patterns on our front walk. There are three kids living in the house on the corner, and they had set up a card table on the sidewalk and were yelling, “Bake Sale for Haiti!” at every passing car, so I went [...]
It is very bizarre to read about all the snowstorms in the rest of the country. Our winter has been so mild that when I poked my head out the back door this morning, I wasn’t even really that surprised to see that I already have flowers coming up.
Today the library was full of pirates, Santas, furries, and 16th century astronomers. I think the “Keep Portland Weird” festival was a success.
Today is our first wedding anniversary. That is such a strange sentence to be writing. Anyway, we both took the day off work, so after sleeping in, we went out for breakfast at the Roxy, and then we went out browsing. We only actually spent money at Powell’s (the new volume of Fables came out [...]