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Thursday, May 22, 2008

 
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* sven & i watched cloverfield: dumb monster, but overall not a bad movie. i'm glad i saw it on the small screen, though. about halfway through we had to stop and rest so the room would stop spinning, and then we had to munch on candied ginger to keep from being nauseous from the handheld camerawork.

* biking has been going pretty well when it's not randomly cold. i certainly missed rose while she was at the bike shop! i'm set to pass 100 miles on rose -- assuming my odometer can be trusted. i think its count may be quite high and i'll have to reset it. i've been practicing going up & down hills and getting the bike on/off a bus and i finally figured out my bike rack again, so i feel i can take her almost anywhere at this point.

* also, i was in the alberta art hop parade! since i had a bike and a pretty dress, i joined in the "pretty dress" ride. then the people in pretty dresses biked along the alameda ridge and down to wilshire park for a picnic. yay! it was my first organized ride. the experience made me realize that if i lived 100 blocks west of here, i could bike almost anywhere in inner portland.


[gl. & rose: posing & packed]


* afterwards, i managed to see the current show at 23sandy: if you've never seen an orotone (a photograph printed in 24-karat gold), this is your chance!

* sven, kristen, todd & i attended the last scratchpdx of the season. i wasn't sure i was going to go, but i knew one of the performers: 10-year-old frankie is the daughter of one of my artist's way clients.

* i attended "create the world" and made an 8ft banner for them:



* i was hired for the first go game of the season! once the suns comes out, the go game pays people to interact with players in a game zone centered around pioneer courthouse square. this time i was a "karma chameleon" who gives teams bonus points if they let me borrow a cell phone. it was fun, as usual, but there was always someone on each team who knew i was part of the go game and so spoiled the fun for the others. at one point while i was waiting for a team i got approached by an NPR reporter, who want to interview me about the primary election! i was very disappointed that i couldn't do it. :(

* i got called to serve on my first jury duty in oregon. during the introductory speech in the morning the judge asked, "what do we require of citizens?" "loyalty," the two men behind me said. i shivered. but i did see someone i knew there. however, i didn't get called to a panel till after lunch; toby & i took the opportunity to try to kenny & zuke's on 11th & stark (tasty!). i thought the jury selection process was really interesting. we were picked for a criminal case, one with multiple charges (attempted murder, burglary, invasion of privacy). the defense lawyer asked me specifically if i'd weigh the word of a police officer more than a civilian. i said "yes," but what i meant was "yes, INITIALLY." and so i didn't get to talk about the complexity of all that, how i'm pretty sensitive to hierarchy and training, but that i'm also skeptical of spin and need to hear all sides of something before i feel i can make a decision about it. argh. unsurprisingly, they didn't pick me for that jury. (or toby, for that matter.) afterwards, i signed my fee back over to the fund that pays for comfy chairs, microwaves & TVs.


[toby wears his juror's badge at lunch break]


also, i keep meaning to include this cute green star, which michaelmas & i saw in a tree while we were walking around nepdx one day:


[twinkle, twinkle]

Comments:
It's so pink and roundy, that bike!
 
it is a bee-yoo-tiful bike! i loff her SO much. i couldn't take her to burning man, but fortunately i still have stella, too! :)
 
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