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.
4:00 PM: instructions
how to create a very nice day for yourself:
1. go to cannon beach. sing all the songs to "once more with feeling" on the way there. bring comfy camping chairs and a delectable picnic lunch with homemade chocolate chip cookies and cloth napkins. fly a kite. read "this is burning man."
2. rent recumbent funcycles and zip down the beach, chasing each other in circles. there will be adversity: one of you will be bitten by a wasp and the other will be bitten by the funcycle, and to escape she will have to unzip one of the legs off her burning man pants. don't let these things ruin your day. later, one of you will wake in the pre-dawn hours, sick and sweating, but at the moment you both remain blissfully ignorant of this.
3. ride all the way to haystack rock, where the tide is low enough to expose tide pools filles with starfish, sea anenomes and hungry seagulls picking at the barnacles.
4. eat a nice meal at the only known coastal restaurant w/ decent veggie options. drive home, put everything away, rinse off, brush & floss your teeth, and collapse satisfied into sleep.