Saturday, September 08, 2007

stuff, things, places and linoleum

This morning, approximately 5:2o AM Ric and I embarked upon a cross country adventure to New Hampshire. We are flying indirectly into Manchester, via Phoenix and Charlotte. Right now we're in Phoenix (PHX) awaiting our 9:05 AM boarding call to our Charlotte (CLT) connection.

To catch up again, I've been using a great deal of vacation time to enjoy the end of the summer. Last week my friend Tom from NYC visited, and Ric and I toured him through all the varied landscapes Oregon has to offer.

Stuff: I'll have pictures, or at the very least links to pictures coming soon.

Things: My friend Nisa has turned me on to taking photos of stencil graffiti throughout Portland. Many of those intersting finds also coming soon.

Places: While Tom was in town, we visited Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Hood, eastern Oregon, the Oregon Coast and Ft. Stevens, and of course visited around town. Also, I'm sure I'll have a plethora ('scuse me senior, what ees a Plethora?) of New Hampshire (Noo Hampsha) coming soon. The coming soon part all depends on the reliability of my internet connection of course, but I'm sure there's at least a wifi coffee house where we're going.

Linoleum: I just like the word linoleum and thought I'd add it.

Even though my blog goes through stages of dormancy, I'm still constantly jotting down ideas, the wheels don't stop turning and I'm always distracted by the shiny glimmer of other unrelated thoughts.

Nisa is a great friend, she volunteered to drive us to the airport at 4 AM this morning. I had to wake up at 3:30 to shower and get ready, which was a real challenge. I caught about an hour of other level of consciousness while on the flight to Phoenix, but it wasn't sleep because I was still aware of what was going on around me. I was listening to pre-recorded radio programs in a relaxed and semi-comfortable state. On the ride to the airport Nisa shared airline horror stories with us, such as the amount of fecal matter that was detected on the tray tables (thanks Dateline). Another story she shared which really grossed out Ric was when she was flying and requested a blanket from the stewardess. She unfolded the blanket and it was covered in dried puke. I can't seem to get that story out of my head, and recalled the story as I watched the woman behind me snuggle up in her airline blanket.

Very fun! They're about to call us for boarding so more from Charlotte.

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