Thursday, August 30, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Is he still friends with her? Why wouldn't he be? I'm probably the only one to have cut her off. I can hardly even remember why now, but I think I remember her cutting me off, too. Plus, I have my pride.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Granted, she was choosing from the complimentary tea and coffee bar. Their decaf selections were only choco-mint and fruity, so there is another potential complaint.
I happen to be going through an Earl Grey phase, so I'm perfectly happy.
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
It may not be Cheap Ass, but something akin to that. Lucky Lab does half price Mondays AND Tuesdays, by the way.
-there are Aveda products in the bathroom
-there are 2 animal print robes in the closet
-free wine tasting every day between 5 and 6
-under $200 a night
Also, I have fresh blueberries, but they're not from the hotel. We got them from a roadside stand near Hood River along with huckleberry milkshakes.
Many of the bars here offer small glasses of beer for around $2, which is excellent for those who are trying to visit 4 bars in one afternoon and try as many different beers as possible.
Monday, August 6, 2007
Women in Portland fairly ubiquitously wear comfy shoes (that's a point in my book). And then they wear nice shirts out at night...with jeans. I could get behind that style.
We showed up at 9:15 and were told no one was upstairs and that people usually just trickle in and they are probably going to stop doing it soon.
This not only makes me sad, but also makes me feel old because 15 years ago there would have been a line around the block to get in. And most people have moved on in their musical tastes, but Jeff and I will always have a space in our hearts reserved for new wave.
Sunday, August 5, 2007
We struck up a conversation with a guy who had moved from NYC last year. He came to Portland on vacation and never went back. I can see how that would happen.
Saturday, August 4, 2007
I really like the Amber and the Brewmaster Reserve.
Friday, August 3, 2007
We lunched at Jake's, which, okay, yes, is a chain. But it wasn't always a chain. And it was damn good. I think we may have oysters for an app with every meal here.
Now we're in Hood River for my cousin's wedding.
Thursday, August 2, 2007
"I busted the washing machine. Can you come help me fix it?" I said.
He was lying on the futon mattress, which is on the floor of what will someday be our living room, once it's no longer a warehouse. He came home from a business trip feeling like utter crap.
I had sort of hoped he would just say okay and not ask how. But no such luck.
"Dunno. It just, um, broke." Yeah, right.
So, I had to admit that since the stupid washer takes 7 quarters and I had only taken down 6, I had the bright idea to stick this round disk sitting there in the 7th slot. In my idiot brain, that disk was a special disk that was for using in the laundry machine. I know! I really did graduate from college!
I'm only admitting this here because hardly anyone reads this.
Also, Jeff did manage to rattle the machine hard enough to get it unjammed. So, he is officially my hero. (Not that he wasn't before.)
Just to be on the safe side, Jeff threw the disk behind the machine.