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.
5:58 PM: review
it's time for the end-of-the-year review! what -have- i been doing all this time?
the two biggest things are probably that sven bought the house & studio, and i began volunteering for planned parenthood's fundraising arm and campaigning against measure 43.
a lot of family stuff this year: my dad recovered from colon cancer, we met kristen & todd, michaelmas' dad visited, jalex graduated from birthingway, michaelmas' uncle died, we went to pesach at jalex's, we took a road trip to edmonton, alberta and had a lovely stay with sven's cousin culley & her family (steve, salix, linneah, violet), sven's parents visited, i went to rosh hoshana at jalex's, participated in a go game, sven's other cousin maija visited portland, we went to phoenix to celebrate my grandmother's 80th birthday, and then sven's grandmother died a couple of days before christmas.
for fun, i attended an alternate history party, did the se artwalk, planted a garden, went to several art shows, went to a susan mckeown concert, took water aerobics, went to the maryhill museum, went to several local plays, went to omsi w/ sven, took sven to the "create the world" event, leeann visited, we had a house adoption party, attended an ani de franco concert, the lovecraft festival, the shakespeare festival in ashland, a dresden dolls concert, met erika moen again at the stumptown comics festival, attended several holiday parties, saw the lights on peacock lane, had a hot chocolate tasting, upstairs jennifer visited.
at scarlet star studios i more than doubled the activities we host, made at least 5 pieces of art, opened a business checking account, took several classes, attended the CREATA conference, presented at rob's clark college class, was in several art shows, helped sven get into bent & laika, attended the aocc conference and finally met denis brown, joined radix, was interviewed for a graduate-degree thesis, dabbled in holiday sales, discovered how much i enjoyed creating wordwear, we renovated the closet in sven's space and painted studio meeting room.