Today – driving practice, design, art, brownies

Was about 12 (probably at least 14 in my case, since I mostly like to go just a smidge under the speed limit, especially on new and/or windy routes) minutes, going to Live Laugh Love Art, a business in Beaverton. I nearly blew it off, partly because I suspected it’d be another “not worth it” Podunkertunity, but the main reason was I didn’t want to … Continue reading Today – driving practice, design, art, brownies

[updated] I’m getting a lot of practice driving to downtown & back anyway

It was the third trip made to update my eyeglasses. Turns out my $600¹ frames weren’t a very good idea, in 2016, because now the lenses are fatter than the frames. I went $150 cheaper, for lenses at an independent firm. They had a flaw right in the middle of the right. I was going to upgrade immediately but they talked me into giving the … Continue reading [updated] I’m getting a lot of practice driving to downtown & back anyway

The sun is out in Podunk! Cat walk.

Living in a house with a yard is great for the cats anyways. As far as Henry was concerned, I was a raging success, in moving us to The Hill. We’d been in two studios before this: a dorm-room sized hovel in East Village and a larger, cooler space, with high ceilings and a fantastic view, at The Ladd. I’d picked a location near some … Continue reading The sun is out in Podunk! Cat walk.

This week started with a casino & will end in church, maybe

I’m thinking of going, back to Trinity cathedral, for the first day of Advent next Sunday. I didn’t even know what it was when I first dropped in. I loved checking out old churches in Italy. The best we’ve got in the US doesn’t come close, especially on the newer west coast, but it’d gotten my attention, when I used to walk around downtown, and … Continue reading This week started with a casino & will end in church, maybe

Feeling a bit better now

I just needed to 1) self isolate and 2) vent. It’ll be good to see my friend too, tomorrow, even if I’d been hoping to eat turkey. She’s unlike most of the locals in that she both plans and communicates clearly. She is also doing an all vegan holiday. My friend Maria, in Connecticut, already has her table set, and beautifully, a day ahead of … Continue reading Feeling a bit better now