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.
10:06 PM: a perfect day, elise
today was a lovely day. i haven't had what feels like summer vacation until now.
first, michaelmas & i went to saturday market to celebrate 7 years of seeing each other (though we've known each other since rob bowman introduced us during the ice storm & flood of 1996), where he bought arwen lots of catnip-stuffed kitty toys. and i almost bought a couple of nice handmade books but had forgotten to bulk up on cash before arriving. after a whisky dog & an oregon smokey at good dog/bad dog, we headed to fup's prime birthday party, where, after eating cupcakes and coloring fup raffle drawings and picking up one of the free kitty-toy packages from fup, they took michaelmas & i to the back where she was resting on a file cabinet to personally wish her a happy birthday and pet her. we stopped at old town gelato on the way back to the car and then michaelmas came with me to take advantage of the pix offer of free chocolates w/ a stub from charlie & the chocolate factory (which may very well end up being the best part of this movie...).
when i finally got home, sven & i watched angel (the arrival of alyria!) on the couch while eating pizza and when he returned to the studio, i looked through the garden to determine what could be salvaged and managed to get a cheerful bouquet out of it. (yep, those are them in the photo.)
so my cat is purring, my inbox is mangeable, my todo list is looser than it's been in months. i am full and relaxed with a mild sunburn, looking forward to a shower. the biggest thing on my agenda at this point is figuring out my birthday thursday (32!). while i have individual plans w/ michaelmas & sven, and a trip to bend to watch the perseids planned for the week after, i don't have an idea for a big group singalong. i was thinking of inviting people to the "stars of the pacific northwest" show at the omsi planetarium, but its last show is 4:30 p.m., whereupon it segues into the "laser ac/dc" and "laser floyd" shows, which i have very little interest in. my other idea is a starwatching party, but that would mean not starting till 10 p.m. perhaps cosmic bowling would be a good compromise? watch this space....