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.
11:24 PM: a riddle
q: how many tow trucks does it take to tow a minivan? a: three.
sven & i thought we'd take a quick trip to scrap before it closed to donate the 10 large tazo tea crates i got from their warehouse not long after i moved here, which they were happy to take off our hands. then we poked around the newly opened lark press between scrap & pix (mmmm, letterpress! and i got to talk about gocco!). and what trip to that block would be complete w/o a trip to pix? we left with a happy assortment of colorful macaroons, a blue cheese truffle and a oversized bread pudding. we were tucking ourselves into the svan to return home but found ourselves marooned when the svan failed to start.
so aaa was called and they dispatched a tow truck in about the time it takes to order & heat a delicious goat cheese and onion tart from pix. our rescue was short-lived, however, when the tow truck driver announced that the tow truck was suddenly broken: it could move only backward, not forward. so he arranged for a tow truck to tow his tow truck and another tow truck to tow us. why didn't we have a camera to capture the irony? finally we left the svan at sven's repair shop on foster, walked to the nearest bus stop on holgate (hooray for the portland public transportation system!), walked home & wrapped ourselves w/ blankets.
so if you're going to break down somewhere, i highly recommend the 3900 block of n williams. and despite the towing snafu, aaa is still an incredibly handy thing to have. alas, i now know what we're doing tomorrow....