Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Oh, What a Perfect Day!

Today was a perfect day. First, I played golf and thanks to my friend, Laurie, I think just maybe I have straightened out my game. As we discussed. most improvements are about very small changes. Not over correcting. I think I might have the answer. Then lunch and girlfriend stories. More to come.

Next, I went to the dreaded mall to try and find a dress for my niece's wedding. First, I am not overly fond of the mall and you must know that the last time I wore a dress was possibly 10 years ago. Really! (I wondered who got married then?)  I found a good dress in the second store I visited. WHOA! That left enough time to get a PEDI, she says with a huge smile!!!!! Love me a PEDI.

Rick was out so no dinner cooked here. Love me some leftovers. Sit on the deck, sip wine and enjoy the evening's cloud formations.. Like I said, it was a perfect day. 

Oh-um! in zen!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

About Town Squared

Have you ever taken a tour of your own home town? Does that seem like and odd thing to do. Well I did and it isn't. Several members of my book group took a walking tour of Portland and how fun was that. I learned

  • How Portland got it's name. 
  • Back in the day, men outnumbered women 10 to 1, which made women fearful of walking on the streets. Chapman Square was set aside for the exclusive use of women and children. It was also the site of the recent Occupy Portland group who camped there for some number of days.
  •  I saw the world's smallest park, called Mill Ends, which is located in the median strip of SW Naito Parkway and measures 452 square inches. 
  • There is a fountain officially named The Quest but was renamed by Portlanders  Three Groins in the Fountain.
  •  That it's a long way to Tipperary but Portlandia was only a few blocks away.
  • The weather vane in Pioneer Square has a "top hat" (my term) that is different depending on the weather prediction. On this day it was rightfully sunny.
  • There are stations for charging your electric car.
  • And a trash can that features a compactor and a digital code is sent when it is full and time for a pick up. 
  • Allow Me the statue in Pioneer Square of the gentleman with umbrella got a few things wrong. Portlanders don't use umbrellas, or wear ties, or sport watches but he is still a crowd pleaser.
  • Bicycles are a favorite mode of transportation.
  • Food carts abound and seemed to be loved by all.
  • The Heathman and the MAX blend the new and the old but both reign supreme.


Give your town a go. You will be surprised at what you learn.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

About Town

Every once in a while you nab a photo of something that strikes your funny bone.
Here were two that I caught with my camera.

Just how safe is that zone????

And what about these house boats parked side by side...

Good Judgement  next to Seventh Heaven. Now tell me who do you think had more fun.

 Just saying...