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I Like My Apartment

I woke up to the sound of big drops of rain on the canopy of leaves outside my apartment window. I’m on the top floor of a three story building. When I moved in, it was winter, and the trees outside were bare. Now the tree is completely filled with big, juicy green leaves and […]

Happy Birthday Dad!

I haven’t ever gotten any tickets for speeding, or any other type of reckless driving behavior. No tickets. In my whole life. This is probably unusual for anyone, but it’s particularly unusual for me. I really like to drive. I think I get this trait from my dad. If I DO ever get a ticket, […]

Getting Bent, Day 2

While in Bend, we stayed at the apartment of some kind friends, who were away camping for the weekend. We looked after their cat and peachy-cheeked cockatiel. Their cat was super friendly and super fat. She handily earned the nickname “Super Fatty,” and would gladly come to us when we called her that. Probably because […]

A Weekend, A Tank Full of Gas, Chapter 6: Getting Bent

Gas is $4.19 a gallon! Gah! But we couldn’t walk to Bend, Oregon. It was 163 miles. And there are, like, big hills and stuff. So we drove. There are many ways to drive to Bend. To get there, we took Route 26 because it goes by Mt. Hood and I like big, fat volcanoes […]

Japanese Garden

Having arrived in Oregon during the winter, I have been reacquainted with the concept of appreciating occasional, and sometimes, fleeting good weather. After 8 years of living southern latitudes, weather had dropped from my mind. 10 months of sun a year. Most likely, if you’ve got stuff to do outdoors, it’s just going to be […]