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It just dawned on me that in less than 365 days, I will be so far away from this town, regardless of what happens in the next month.  The possibility of moving to France, Montreal, Seattle, the Bronx, or the other Portland is ridiculously exciting.  This town has been too small for quite some time now, and I need to escape it before it swallows me up.  So here’s to the next 30 days Portland, let’s make it a nice month.  Remind me why I love you again.  And let the final stretch be a good one.

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holidays in the near future


ah, so today is my last day of summer.  isn’t that rather morbid to think about? well it’s true, from now on i am involved with ocean studies and then off to korea for 2 weeks in august.  it’s absurd how quickly time flies.  a 3 hour boat ride today, basically did me in for sunburns.  blotches all about my pale skin, mark the beginning of my oceanic adventure, and i don’t mind to be honest.  whilst traveling the seas, i planned our upcoming vacation for aug 2011.  i know that’s a year plus away, but the way a and i do things, we need to plan in advance or nothing gets done. 


here’s the great part about our holiday in 2011- it’s a 20 day trek on the west coast.  yes… motherfucker, yes.  so wonderful and such a long time, but sooo great.  we both wanted the same things, so i’m rather enthused.  we’ll start in washington state, where we will camp near the forks on the pacific ocean at a beach site for 4 nights.  we’ll head from the forks to seatle for 3 nights and adventure the city and drink some coffee.  we are considering a 2 night trip to vancouver as well, but the logistics of this happening…well, i suppose they’re great… so let’s forget i began this sentence.  after vancouver its onward to oregon- portland, oregon! our sister city! 4 nights there and then takin’ the train all the way to BAJA California. insane to think that we will be on a train for a good two days.  when we arrive in baja, we plan on beach camping for 2 nights and then a night in a hostel.  neither of us want to spend a ton of time down in baja, so to conclude our trip we will spend 1 night in san jose and three nights in san fransisco- and of course… after all that is done, we shall return to portland and face the consequences of going away.


besides my trek out west, i am traveling to some other places this upcoming year! south korea is my next destination- aug 7th through the 21st.  in october, a trip to new orleans will occur- a long weekend is assumed.  and then in november a trip to montreal and quebec city will embrace a and me! for mardi gras i will be visitin’ new orleans once again, and then in april a trip to durham will most likely happen.  i’d like to travel to montana as well- perhaps in june of ’11.  traveling is one of my most favorite things, so i’m so glad that i get to do a lot of it for the next year or so!

props to karma for helpin’ me out.


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beaucoup is how they say it in the NO


good morning.  i’m up at 10am on a summer morning- which is a first, because i enjoy spending my days being lazy and tired and sleepy and what not.  i suppose i’m up this early because for the past week i’ve been waking up at 5am, or the crack of dawn, and haven’t been going to bed until at least 1 in the morning.  that after-trip “depression” is really sinking in, and i’m incredibly blue- which just might make me want to bake some popovers or something along those lines.  the downside to that, is my little flat will get so incredibly hot, that i won’t be able to take it.  i have to work 3-7:30 today, then i’m off to SPACE to see ted leo & the pharmacists, which i’m really excited about- seeing as i’ve awaited this concerto since i first heard about it.  a little bit ago, i realized i had to write down the dates i’d be gone this summer- and right now it’s not looking promising.  my july has no room whatsoever, besides a few straggler days, but i’m gone for a 12 camping trip in bristol/stonington, and then i have 7 days to relax before headed to seoul.  honestly, i’m so excited, because i really love to be engaged and busy and having fun, and this summer, so far has been just that.  i’m looking to book a flight from PWM to New Orleans come end of august, but i don’t know how that will turn out, because i have a feeling my posse will be in school.  i can keep my fingers crossed though, because i don’t want to wait until mardi gras to come down.  what to do for the remainder of the week? read i suppose.  maybe if i do all my homework now, i can even try to get down to new orleans from the first of august until the fifth or something.  at this point, what i know is that i will be down in the N O this summer to see everyone, and then i will be spending as little time in portland as humanly possible.