-If you are lucky enough to get stuck on MAX during afternoon commute (from 3-7 PM) the key is to throw yourself through the doors at the herd of people and hope that you don’t fall back out before the doors closes.
What is your favorite type of octopus and why?
Octopus bimaculoides is my favorite. I also retract my statement about blue rings yesterday. I should have looked at the picture closer but that was a bimac. So sorry. Still, DON’T PICK UP A BLUE RING! haha.
Do you believe that Avatar is a classic example of America today?
No I do not. I feel like Avatar was a pretty movie and not much more. haha. But I figure that it’s a good extrapolation of what can happen if you let capitalism go to extremes and don’t do your life ethically.
I’m sure you all are thoroughly sick of hearing about Portland, but that is just too bad. Currently I’m sitting at a star bucks that is perched above this wonderful plaza… Courthouse something or other… And I’m reading books for my internship and watching the people goes by. Its nice here, despite the rain, which i can handle I think.
I would like to get to know people faster but I figure that comes with time right?
How are you all?
I feel like i haven’t talked to tumblr in ages.
Reply or answer with questions. Please and Thank you.
"I went out in the rain, and suddenly everything changed."
Today was amazing. I did wake up this morning, and it was raining (welcome to Portland I’m told) but I decided to go downtown anyway. I need to figure out the trains anyway. So I went down to MAX station, got an all day ticket, stamped it, and waited for the train. There were a lot of people waiting. It was cool. People were staring at me I think because of my striped sweater. Or maybe it’s my new hair color or something. Either way. I was nervous. I don’t really know why.
The train showed up, and I got on, found a seat, and pulled out my book “The Cost of Living” by A. Roy ( I don’t even try to spell her first name) and started reading. I couldn’t not get distracted by watching the countryside go by. It’s so green here. It’s beautiful. I was smiling like a goof. I couldn’t believe that I was sitting on the train, whizzing though the Portland Subrubs. I was finally doing it, after months of planning.
I went into the city, which was beautiful. I walked and walked and walked. I saw everything that I wanted to. The city is delightfully not sketchy (a staunch contrast to SF in most parts, I don’t feel like I’m going to be stabbed) and has a lot of cool places that I’m looking forward to going into and learning about throughout our time here. Anyway, after visiting the Japanese Garden in China Town, getting Noodles in the Pearl and walking past some crime show thats set in Boston filming in Portland, I headed back to the MAX train, and got off in Washington Park, where I’ll be working for the summer. The train leaves me right at the zoo, which is amazing. I’ll be riding max to work probably. I’m beyond excited. I wandered around the Vietnam Vet. Memorial Bowl, which is beautiful and tranquil.
I jumped back on Max and headed home to sleep and put my feet up, but not after getting a milkshake from the place down the street.
Life is good, Tumblr. I’m going to get pictures soon, but I don’t have a camera, but soon!
Today the plan was to go to Mt.. Shasta.
That was a success. I wanted to see snow and was told if I drive up the mountain just a little bit i would find it, and it was the truth. I have some videos of it. I was at about 7000 ft and the entire landscape was covered in snow. It was amazingly beautiful.
I love exploring. I’m currently sitting in a star bucks in Medford Oregon typing this on my iPad looking like a dick cquse I’m on my iPad, but I’m pretty used to that now. I’m going to look up some stuff to see on the way to Portland, cause I’m not really sure what t see and where to stop. I’m very excited. Then i will be in portland!
Today has been good tumblr.
I got up early, packed, and took a new route to the town that i grew up in. (I’m on my iPad so any spelling or grammar errors are forgiven. )
I met a good friend for coffee and it was amazing. Then i drove around my town, and I looked at where i used to live and the places that we used to frequent when i was a kid.
Then I drove. I drove and drove and drove,
Highway 5 is very straight. And boring. But i saw a herd of pelicans hanging out in a ricepaddy. It was awesome. Now vie been hanging out with jy aunts friend for the past three hours and im staying here for the night. Tomorrow im going to go to Shasta and play in snow. Then off to Portland.
I will post more on my adventure tomorrow.
I’ll be the grapes fermented,
Bottled and served with the table set in my finest suit
Like a perfect gentlemen
I’ll be the fire escape that’s bolted to the ancient brick
Where you will sit and contemplate your day
I’ll be the waterwings that save you if you start drowning
In an open tab when your judgement’s on the brink
I’ll be the phonograph that plays your favorite
Albums back as your lying there drifting off to sleep…
I’ll be the platform shoes and undo what heredity’s done to you…
You won’t have to strain to look into my eyes
I’ll be your winter coat buttoned and zippedstraight to the throat
With the collar up so you won’t catch a cold
I want to take you far from the cynics int his town
And kiss you on the mouth
We’ll cut out bodies free from the tethers of this scene,
Start a brand new colony
Where everything will change,
We’ll give ourselves new names (identities erased)
The sun will hear the grounds
Under our bare feet in this brand new colony
Everything will change.