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It’s Too Hot!!!

August 14th, 2008

Bullets? You like bullets? Me, too! What a quincidence.

* It was one hundred and something degrees here today.

* All of you who say “Portland never gets hot! It’s only hot here, like, two days out of the year!” can kiss my foot.

* Sal’s, our favorite Italian restaurant in town, closed. No notice, no nothing. Mio Sushi and Pause, here I come.

* And McMenamin’s Kennedy School.

* But not Chapel Pub, because my kids think the food there is made from dead people.

* I’m pretty sure it’s not.

* They also think the hush puppies at Roux are made of real puppies, so we can’t eat there, either. As if we could afford it. Ha! We’ve been there twice I think. Once was for dessert.

* I love being back to work. Love, love, love, love, love my work. Love. Nothing but love.

* I can’t remember the last time I worked out. You?

* Turns out if you eat smaller portions of food, and limit yourself to one drink, you lose weight. Who knew?

* But the work-outs are key, for me anyway.

* Our snails are procreating. By themselves. They do this well, apparently. Ensures the survival of the species.

* “We see snails as being a nuisance pest in the aquariums.” — fish guy at the fish store.

* “So why do you sell them?” — me, to fish guy (Isn’t “nuisance pest” redundant? When I ask him what I should do with the extra snails, ie, can I donate them to the fish store? Or something? Craigslist? Foster homes for wayward snails? He suggests I put them in the garden. Snail killer!)

* Hmm. The frog is not a nuisance, he is adorable.

* Our garden is coming along great — corn, zucchini, cukes and more cukes, tomatoes coming on strong, herbs… it’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood.

Later, gator.



  1. zipdodah says

    I’m official trailer trash tonight…going to go sleep in the camper that has AC! Have my book and my bottle of wine…need to hydrate in this weather dontcha know..

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  2. WackyMommy says

    Zip, I am a little jealous over here.

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  3. The Other Laura says

    I hope you’re enjoying the heat…haha!

    We folks in South Texas like to share our summer weather every once in a while.

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  4. Wacky Mommy says

    Found 4 teeny Siamese kittens and their exhausted, feral mama in the grass outside my library this morning. She bit me when I finally caught her. Our secretary and her husband ran them to the Humane Society before any of us could get attached to them.

    Once again, here’s to school secretaries — you rule.

    Kit-kits are awfully cute. Awfully glad we caught them before mowers got here (10 minutes ago. Yikes.) They’re maybe a week old, tops. Awfully glad they’re not going home with me, adorable as they are.

    Edited to add: Humane Society said, Too young, can’t take ’em. So mama and kit-kits are now living in the spare bedroom of our awesome, incredible, gorgeous and sweet school secretary. Their little blue eyes have just barely opened. We are super-heroes, no? Out to rescue kittens and teach kids to read.

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  5. Wacky Mommy says

    ps — Laura, you are so thoughtful, girl! I appreciate it.

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  6. conversemomma says

    We just adopted a five week old kitten. Our two toddlers are in love, and learning wonderful lessons about being kind and gentle. Animals rock, but not too sure about the snails.

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