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September 9th, 2008

Seriously. What happened to my brain? OK, a short list, then I go to work.

* The weather is sunny and HOT here in Portland, Ore. Go figure. What’s next, the smelt running?

* The kids are settling into first-grade and fourth-grade really well. A little too well. My daughter: “I know, Mom. My babies!”

* My babies!!!

* It was our tenth wedding anniversary. We went to the beach. The ocean was right there in our faces. The coast line is changing. Yikes.

* It was our girl’s birthday, so the celebration was for her, too. It’s a cocktail party on the street over here every September, what with the anniversary, the birthday, school starting, the realization that it’s almost fall and all we did all summer was water the garden and watch TV.

* Hockey God: “Did we even go to the beach this summer, other than right now?” Me: “Uhhh…” Wacky Girl: “We went last Easter.”

* We went to Depoe Bay, the “Smallest Harbor in the Universe” and watched the ships come and go. Did not see the whale the lady was trying to point out to us, “There! Past the rocks, about 300 yards…” Approximately 200 whales a year don’t mess with the roadtrip to Alaska, they just kick it at Depoe Bay, then head back to Mexico. Two hundred whales, you think we’d see one. It’s not like they’re tiny. Nope. Did see a large sea lion.

* If you have braces, you cannot eat the following: kettle corn, carmel corn, popcorn, caramel apples, fudge, salt water taffy. My poor kid.

* Also went to the Oregon Coast Aquarium and saw crazy fish and seal lions and otters and those adorable little snowy plovers.

* Went for lunch at Gracie’s Sea Hag (in beautiful downtown Depoe Bay) because, you know. It seemed appropriate. They play the Chicken Dance song on bottles and rock out. Our waitress was adorable.

* I gotta stop now or I’ll be late for work. What’s new with you, Internets?




  1. The Other Laura says

    The beach, the chicken dance, the aquarium, sounds like fun.

    I pulled a muscle in my ass and it hurts to do anything, walk, sit, lie down…

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  2. Zipdodah says

    Sea Hag has awesome Bloody Mary’s … just sayin’

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  3. Vixen says

    I am really busy trying to keep up a front over at my blog that nothing is going on. Secret: We are looking at houses. As in buying one. Well not us, but Fishboy. But he is buying it for us to live in. And we all can’t agree. And when we do agree someone else has bought it. Or there is something wrong with it. And the stress…its causing me to drink much vino.

    But, its a secret. So don’t say anything. Plus if I say something out loud….it will probably curse it or something.

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  4. edj says

    YAAY! You’re back. I’m totally jealous of your beach trip. And WG got braces? When? She’s young for that, isn’t she? Your kids are geniuses…they do everything early.

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