My camping trip this weekend involved the following:
__a small plastic horse
__eating a Tasty Bite dinner I brought, and watching Andrea use some smarts in cooking it for usIt was good!
__eating french fries at the BlueBird in…what was the name of the town? Starts with a B? Bickleton? Bickford? Something like that. Population 90. About 1/2 that was on the “86ed” list posted on the wall. Hilarious.
__attempting to take pictures of deer–there were some 6 pointers! (Just found out this weekend “points” refers to how many antlers a deer has. or something. I think it’s a hunting term. Ewww.)
you have to look carefully to see them, but they’re there! And they were MUCH more majestic in person.
__watching Andrea and the guys shoot a gun (or rather, shoot bullets) at PBR cans attached to trees. They had a blast. Shooting a gun is something that I don’t think I ever want on my Have-Done list.
__spending hours in the hammock, reading and delving into deep and satisfying talks with Andrea regarding relationships, career choices, and personal growth. I reread Personal Velocity which is great collection of vignettes centering on radically different women. It was made into a movie with Parker Posey (Eeeeeee!) but I haven’t seen it yet. I also FINALLY started The Red Tent. Took me about 6 attempts over 3 years. Turns out, when you’re stuck on 20 acres of land in Eastern Washington it’s easy to give a book a second, or in this case 7th, chance. And–it’s amazing! Loving it so far. Has anyone else read it?
Okay, also, here’s some music Craig Steele sent me; it’s a rad playlist. Check out Frente–Bizarre Love Triangle.
Oh, and I’m including a few pictures from the other night, 1st Thursday, when Dave Pendleton and I attended a party at The Wyatt (a gorgeous property that had been destined as condos, but with the Portland housing market the way it is now, they’re merely REALLY expensive rentals) and shoulder-rubbed with the rich and the hip. And later, Ingrid give Gracie drunken break-dancing lessons.This is a pepper-infused vodka with passionfruit juice and a cilantro leaf garnish. YUM!
These cupcakes below were made @ BridgePort Bakery for the party. What tasty-lookin’ morsels.
Okay, so. I’m exhausted from my stripper night last night, and am headed off to bed after my cup of tea.