Merry Christmas Portland!
I hope this Christmas season finds you happy and warm. I know that isn't always the case, but we can always hope.
As you might know, I am not in Portland. It is summer where I am, and while the wet Portland winters and endless wet socks were hard, in my memories I miss the misty gray winter days and smell of pine trees. Enjoy it all! You sometimes don't know how good you have it.
I might be an inappropriate host, because for me it is the middle of winter and all I want is my warm pyjamas and hot chocolate, so if anyone wants to fill up this NLC with tales of warm summer breezes and cups of wine on the patio, feel free to do so.
Besides, of course, being true No-Lifers, I hope we are faithfully in the basement, eating cheetohs, and watching reruns on TV.
How is summer going? Are we working on our summer lists? After the time of endless rain and bare trees, are we unrolling the list of outdoor activities that we've been dreaming about for nine months? Is the heat as intolerable as the damp and the cold was? What's the Portlandiest thing you've done? Where are you going? Where do you plan to go? Tell me all the details!
Along with it being close to the winter solstice here, there are many things that I miss about Portland.
One of the things that Portland has prided itself on is density, as opposed to the sprawl that has wrecked other cities. But, in comparison to where I am now, the Portland area is spread out in places. That does have some good effects, like traffic noise and crowds and pollution not always being focused into one small area. The amount of little parks and greenspaces, and even just things like stores having trees and stupid little lawns, is actually enviable. Like I wouldn't mind being in suburban Beaverton right now.
Well, that is my report for now. Say hello if you want to.
NO REASONABLE OFFER REFUSED. She will also be accepting some not so reasonable offers. There will also be a lot of FREE STUFF! EVERYTHING MUST GO!!
Time: 8 am to 6 pm.
Where: 21700 SW Kristin Ct. Beaverton
How is everyone?
I'm back here!
I've been in Tacoma for the past month, and have been so busy with important stuff, that I've hardly noticed the change of seasons, besides to notice that half the trees have leaves now!
So are you all ready for the spring? Going to make it a great one? Tell us! :)