May 22, 2017

Portland is well-known for being gray and rainy. It’s part of its charm. I’ve lived here for almost eleven years. It is not a surprise that the winter months are overcast and moist. This year, though…this year was miserable. (Even the Weather Channel agreed. By 2/1, Portland was named the most winter-fatigued city.) Between the…

April 21, 2011

Earlier this week, in response to a request for help from my yogathon (donate! see the side bar!) committee heads, I replied “just tell me where to go & what time to be there.” Yeah. I’m a bit overwhelmed this week. My current class ends tomorrow. When it’s done, I have four classes and my…

April 7, 2011

I am currently obsessed with hazelnuts. Hazelnut butter in my morning oatmeal. Hazelnut flavored creamer in my coffee at home. Hazelnut lattes on my special Thursday latte day. I want to grow a hazelnut tree and become the Hazelnut Queen of Portland. I am not a rain hater. I do not mind the gray Portland…

July 29, 2009

So, it’s hot in Portland. My computer thermometer says 104.  The all-time record in Portland is apparently 107 or something. That is expected to be broken today, I guess. BUT – it’s already almost three, so the heat better get a move on, or it won’t be the hottest day ever. I do not like…

December 16, 2008

Today is very, very cold. Well, cold for Portland, anyway. This bone-chilling cold (currently 28 degrees) apparently makes public transportation stupid. Portland Trimet system has this thing called “transit tracker”. If you know the stop ID where you will be getting on the bus or MAX, you can call their number (or look it up…

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