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.
1:12 PM: viva leeann!
leeann came for a visit this weekend, despite a phone call from the iphone team while she was at the airport asking her to stay.
so i picked her up at the airport friday night and after she insisted on a quick itunes upgrade, we whisked her away to the buffy singalong at cinema 21 at midnight. afterwards we took her to voodoo doughtnuts, where they were already out of the jelly-filled voodoo doll doughtnut and the maple-bacon bar, so we each got what turned out to be terrific apple fritters. (and when we returned to trixie i realized with horror i had left her ON with the keys in the ignition! i'm so glad she was still there!)
the next day sven stayed home to work on the movie so i took leeann to sushiville. delicious! then we swung by and fed the cats on my catsitting route. (leeann has now met every cat that matters in portland: nina, arwen, noodle, lester & ariel.) we stopped by to pick up michaelmas and walked through washington park & the japanese gardens. after we dropped michaelmas back home, i took leeann to the roller derby, where we had fun despite a ticket snafu (and we had a tuba in our section!). both teams i liked won (the heartless heathers and the break neck betties). finally we to a late dinner at pho van, where i finally tried the pho instead of my favorite, the lemongrass beef noodle bowl. but the pho -is- awfully good.
on sunday, i made peach cobbler & raspberry trifle for breakfast before we all headed out to the radix art show, where i performed my birthday poetry series. i was thrilled to see so many people there! thanks especially to michaelmas, kristen & todd and jennifer, among others! kim, alas, was sick. :( after the show i tried to take leeann to the alberta poetry fest, but we didn't see anything except a small cluster of people huddled around a table so we decided to skip it. instead, i took leeann to the tin shed for dinner, but then it was too late to go to collage. as we were heading out, though, i noticed a labyrinth walk at grace memorial church. leeann then wanted to take some pix of the chapel. last stop: a swing around the golden joan of arc roundabout and then off to the airport to end a very full but fun weekend!