This morning I searched to see if "fare thee well" was correct or if it is supposed to be "fair thee well". My googling lead me to these poems; while I was reading the first poem, Radiohead's song, House of Cards, started playing on the radio. It was a moment of life's little messages merging together to tell me the truth of the situation.
There is a peace to a downpour of rain.
As if the world is shedding a tear with you.
Or maybe the gods are playing a joke.
I will laugh with them.
A long walk home has never been so good.
This is the weekly forecast for April 12 - 15. It's a gorgeous sunny 75 degree day but oh wait it might snow Monday night.
SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 75. LIGHT WIND BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 MPH
IN THE AFTERNOON
EXCEPT EAST WIND 20 TO 30 MPH NEAR THE COLUMBIA
RIVER GORGE IN THE MORNING.
AREAS OF MORNING CLOUDS THEN PARTLY SUNNY. COOLER. HIGHS
AROUND 65. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL 1000 FEET. LOWS AROUND 40.
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW
If I didn't email you but you live in Portland or can make it to Portland on a Monday evening please see this page.
I have begun my Sunrise Council Crest Run (well I'm new to jogging, so mostly a very fast hike up hill). I left my apartment at six in the morning and arrived at Duniway Park ten minutes later... tired. I had already used up my energy just getting to the park! The crescent moon nudged me onwards. I had not looked at the weather and was surprised to see perfectly clear skies.
The moonlight lit up my thoughts and the path ahead.
As I went up the hill, my mind became clear.
The songbirds cheered me on my way.
On top the crows congratulated me.
The sunrise warmed my soul.
I was on my way to Pita Pit Saturday afternoon when I spotted a new cart. My clothes were drenched due to the peace rally. But not because of my moral fiber to march but because traffic was backed up and the streetcar was only inching its way along. I was cold, hungry and looking for a quick cheap meal.
The paint was bright and it appeared to me like a glowing beacon on a cold, stormy day. At first I thought I was seeing a mirage -- much like the mysterious burrito cart Tyler and I once discovered -- but there it was in bold letters along the top and side of the cart: "Titos II".
Been quiet on here lately but life definitely has not been. So some random thoughts about alcohol that preserve the buy local mentality. My reviews of my favorite vodka, gin, porter and stout -- the only drinks that matter =P
Diamond 100 Vodka from Bend Distillery
I updated my Life Goals for the upcoming year. It's based on complex mathematical formulae that take into account my past year, the buddy system, the number 42, randomized fuzzy sets, Turing tests and pieces of the breakfast buffet I had earlier today.
Saturday was one of those days that caused a smile you couldn't tear off my face. It started out with us playing football in the morning. Absolutely gorgeous winter day. Cold, brisk air, SUNNY and the ground just wet enough to be muddy but not a crap hole. I had some kick ass new gloves on, my friends were there and my mouth wouldn't stop yapping -- let the shit talk fly! All in good jest of course.
The last three weeks went unblogged, but will never be forgotten, that's for sure. I'd like to write about my experience at Innotech's Brain Party but a little late now. Also my roommate's quarter of a century party. And I've added a new poem inspired by a gorgeous picture of a moon. Oh and (almost) weekly football games are back!