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.
michael tucked me into bed at 9 p.m. last night and i slept for almost 13 hours. (i can't remember the last time i went to bed before he did!) the plan for tonight is still to see the leonids, though i don't know how far i will need to drive to escape the rain & clouds, though somewhere between mt. hood & idaho might work. linda & michael recommend i check the passes for snow.
portland freecycle really came through for me this weekend: i am now the proud owner of a standing light table, the kind with its own utilitarian 60's industrial grey metal charm. it's in terrific working order. like i needed another piece of furniture for that room, but how could i pass up a free light table, something i've wanted for years and could never afford (these puppies go for between $500-$1000)? much thanks to michael who helped me pick it up, and to sven who let me use the svan & then even helped clean it up.
we watched wednesday's angel episode (thanks for taping it, philip!) and we all agreed that it was actually... good. we had almost forgotten what that was like. it had complexity, subtlety, action, plot progression, and all those other things i missed in the first six episodes this season.