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for my sis and the redheaded guy — best wishes, now and always

July 8th, 2009

Portland Pride, June 13th-14th, 2009

June 13th, 2009

That’s this weekend! Don’t forget…

St. Johns Parade is tomorrow…

May 8th, 2009

and my Lelo is going.

Are you? Are we? Only time will tell…

It’s not a happy Friday over here, you know why? Because I keep picking up the phone to call my Dear Granny is why. Argh, stupid phone.

Nonetheless, I wish you a happy Friday, and to those of you who are mamas — happy Mother’s Day weekend.



making it count

February 15th, 2009

You can do one thing. And then another thing, and then another thing…

and it’s still snowing…

December 22nd, 2008

We have more than a foot of snow here in scenic North Portland, Oregon, where every yard looks like a picture postcard. I cannot speak for the rest of town, as we are unable to go anywhere to see for ourselves. From what I’m seeing on TV, it looks pretty out of hand…

Just kidding. That’s from a couple of years ago. It says Seattle and Queen Anne Hill in comments but I believe it was actually in Portland — isn’t that Civic Stadium there on the right? I taped it, too, cuz they kept playing it in a loop for about two weeks.

Let’s be careful out there.

and it’s… still snowing.

and a wonderful life.



a winter weather update

December 17th, 2008

* snowy icky warming freezing raining freezing slipping sliding icy ick.

* we have enough vodka do not fear.

* possibly not enough to last through the weekend, seeing as how this is only… (have no idea what day.) (not too close to the weekend, though.)

* kids happy. Simpsons Christmas, backgammon, Mysterious Benedict Society’s Perilous Journey.

* next batch of chocolate crinkles just coming out of the oven, gotta go.

wet freezy kisses,

the weather outside is frightful

December 17th, 2008

It’s Portland, Ore. So that means we get snow, rain and freezing temps which equal freezing rain.

Yep, land of milk and honey. You should all move here! Do it!


My kids just spent an hour outside, happy as hell, and came inside dripping wet.

It’s… a wonderful life.



have you heard of this girl, Stacy Bolt?

August 24th, 2008

Well, she’s funny. I was listening to a re-run of Live Wire last night, our friend Ralph Huntley’s programme (I prefer it spelled that way, don’t you? Looks so official) and who should be a special guest but Stacy Bolt?

She read this post and I was crying I was laughing so hard. Great writer, and great radio voice, too. Perfect timing. And she’s a Portlander! Yee-haw.

Live Wire is a funny show — go listen to a podcast. “Variety for the ears, vaudeville for the mind.” (Go look at some pix of Ralph, while you’re at it. He’s the cute one with the mutton chops.)



“Oh, Evolve!”

July 14th, 2008

Heh heh heh. Just got a note from one of the producers at Oregon Public Broadcasting about… “those moments people have in public when they decide to confront a stranger about behavior they find objectionable. I figure this is something that happens to parents at least once or twice in their parenting careers and thought you might have some interesting stories to share about either being scolded or doing the scolding. (more…)

Help is on the way, North Portland…

June 23rd, 2008

From Brother Randy:

I am a Portlander looking to tell North Portland churches that an 11-Neighborhood mission has been launched in North Portland to help those in need of help with rising gas and food prices.

Our organization, Bright Neighbor, has teamed up with the City of Portland to help neighbors better get to know one another, and to create local networks so people can lend out items like lawn mowers, find local babysitters, set up ride sharing, do cooperative gardening, etc.

We have a public meeting about this North Portland project at the Historic Kenton Firehouse this
Thursday evening at 6 PM. If you would like to attend, the event is kid friendly.


Randy White
Community Project Manager, Bright Neighbor
randy at brightneighbor dot com

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