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.
3:34 PM: six geese a-laying
arwen was our houseguest while michaelmas was in mt. vernon for christmas. she mostly stayed upstairs, and she ate & drank very little while she was here, which was pretty nervewracking for a cat who eats a bowl of food per day. i think she was just starting to get comfortable when i popped her back in the cat carrier and picked michaelmas up at the train station.
a few days ago i got to see "upstairs jennifer," my upstairs neighbor from san diego was was visiting family in portland. i was delighted to see her and meet her new baby evan! she's thinking of moving to portland, and i'm totally the "leave your life in san diego for a new, better life in portland!" posterchild. :) certainly i think raising a child in portland would be infinitely better than raising one in san diego.
michaelmas & i played with alex's wii last night. upon walking in the door we were immediately given microphones and asked to play the karaoke game, whereupon michaelmas & i embarassedly stumbled through "rocket man." amelia was fearless about karaoke, though! alex & michael were good at "guitar hero," while i got booted offstage not long into "i wanna be sedated." after a dinner at the whiskey soda lounge, where i finally tasted pok-pok's deservedly famous game hen, we moved onto the wii remote games. it turns out i excel at bowling and boxing, both of which are much easier on the wii than they are in real life. michaelmas got pretty good at tennis.
one of my new year's resolutions will probably be to floss. colleen would understand. :)