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Books and Buses

I really need to get into the habit of blogging while here in Portland. I stopped because I was packing to make my way here and then didn’t really continue because I was trying to unpack. That, and the fact I haven’t really been making anything. I’m still trying to make that table centerpeice for my mother which was supposed to be a gift for last Christmas. Most of the week, I’m working or worrying about money. *Sigh*

One thing that I have enough of are books (even so, I still heed the call of the Library). I’ve discovered that a great place to read is on the bus to work. I’m awake, unlike times past when the only real time I had to read was before I went to bed. Complex, ‘deep’ novels are hard to get into while half asleep. I can only bemoan all the books I got rid of because they would be so much better on the bus. I’ve already read Who on Earth is Tom Baker (Baker), and Rogue Moon (Budrys) that way. I’m currently chewing on The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow.

Since I’ve always wanted to amass a bunch of reviews about the books I read (I’ve made false starts over the years) I was thinking that’s what I’d use my twitter account for: book reviews in 140 characters or less. That’s all I can really come up with after most books anyway. I’ve always got this space If I need to go in depth. If I decide to do it I’ll leave the details here, so stay tuned…

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I’m Back!

Whew!

When I went off to Tampa, about …er… two months ago now, I was in the middle of packing up my stuff to move to Portland Oregon. So I’m blogging from Portland, and it’s HOT. I was promised some rain…

Anyway if we jump back a bit, I have some arty pictures from Florida. Click on the Pic.

Do Not Molest the Alligators Sign

Do Not Molest the Alligators Sign

I realized that most of my pictures don’t have people in them. It’s a thing with me, but most off the pictures I take of people are of my family, and I dont’ publish them on the internet. I’m private that way.

In my last post I mentioned twitter, but to be honest, I don’t tweet much. I mostly listen to others.

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Pictures! Memorial Day 2009

Okay, memorial camping pics, late as usual.

Click the duckie.

Lady Duckie -- Click for Flickr Page

Lady Duckie -- Click for Flickr Page

Over the weekend, I read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes adventure, The Sign of Four. I also wrote about five pages on the story I was working on.

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Portland — Sunday, Mark II

I didn’t do much on Sunday, February 23, 2009, but Dustin and I went to Burgerville for Dinner before he drove me to the Airport.

Dustin Checks the Ketchup

Dustin Checks the Ketchup

And so ends my Portland Picture Week.

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Portland — Thursday

Thursday, February 19, 2009, I went with Dustin to see the Portland State Campus. While he was in class, I wandered around taking pictures.

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Portland — Wednesday

Wednesday, February 18, 2009. We went on a somehwat aborted trip to Forest Park.

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Portland — Tuesday

This is Tuesday, February 17, 2009. I went for a walk down to Hawthorne Street. Most of the Pictures are taken on the way there. Later that evening Dustin, Lysee and I went out to eat.

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