i am an unrequited astronomer, pretend patient, gentle adventurer, pedal enthusiast, recovering calligrapher, occasional thespian and unfinished poet living in portland, oregon. contacting me via email is usually a good idea.
i was supposed to hook up with neil this afternoon at keller fountain, but he never showed. i had never been to keller fountain before, but i loved it! it's probably twice as big as the picture shows, and every inch of it is climbable & dippable, so lots of kids play in it. i discovered these pants i bought for burning man are remarkably waterproof and i spent a good hour and a half lounging with my feet in the water and sucking on a firecracker ice pop. a blond guy with startling eyes came to talk to me until he found i was 30 and then had somewhere else to be.
after feeling fairly confident that the only things i was going to buy for burning man at this point were food & water (and maybe a solar adapter for tori), i walked past the swirling, shimmery path of paint the sky kites. damnit! they had a lot of glowy stuff, which was missing from my repertoire. such things included clip-on markers, a lighted frisbee and astrojax (since i doubt i'll ever juggle fire, light will have to do).
when i got home michael said, "so i guess you decided not to apply for the psu job..." and i gasped because i had entirely spaced it out. so guess what i'm doing tonight? oh, yes.