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It’s Snowing. This Is The Best Thing That’s Happened In Days…

I don’t even really like snow. I’ve just had a bad couple of days.

I had Friday off, which one would think would be a good day… not so much.

I started the day by having a dream that I was at my Grandma’s house and we were having the family Christmas party, and nobody showed up. My first thought upon waking up was “…well that sucks. My family is supposed to love me and want to see me damn it!” It only went downhill from there.

I went to Home Depot to pick up a light bulb for my light fixture (I have the Fuga light from IKEA) and the stupid things are $7 each. I bought two so I could replace the dead one and have a spare for next time one dies. After that I went back home to play with Xoie but she wasn’t interested in me and only wanted to chew on her bone. Whatever dog.

I worked a little bit on a project I’m doing, then decided that I needed some shots of Downtown.. so I took a shower, put my dog in her room, and walked to the MAX stop. It started raining 2 minutes after I left my house and was pouring by the time I got off the train in Portland. So I couldn’t pull my camera out.. walked down to Eat Pizza and had some food and killed some time because Pod wasn’t gonna be off work for a little bit. Hopped on the MAX and headed over there, then couldn’t remember what floor he worked on.

Tried calling but he didn’t answer so I started wandering around the building. It’s fairly small and has lots of locked doors, so I didn’t get lost per say… but I did manage to find the only door to the stairwell that opens on my first try, only to find that the doors from that side are locked. I started panicking and each door I tried that was locked made the stairwell feel smaller. It really, really sucked. Sent a text to Pod telling him I was gonna die in the staircase then finally located an unlocked exit. It was scary :(

So then when it was time for us to leave, we got on the MAX, and then there was an announcement saying they were going to delay the train… and then security walked up to me and asked me to get off the train. My eyes got all big and round and Pod was like “uhhhmmm…” and the security guy was like, “are you with her?” “yeah” “okay why don’t you step off too…” and so we got rained on while they figured out that I was not whoever they were looking for, and they let us back on the train, and everybody was staring at us.

So then I was all cold and wet and cranky and my hot chocolate didn’t come with whipped cream. Bleah.

I guess yesterday was sort of mostly okay except I had to work and I got in a fight with Pod and then I had to work today.

But hey, it’s snowing. I threw a snowball at my friend Sam and haven’t fallen on my ass yet so I guess it’s okay.


Trip to the Coast

I went to the Oregon coast this weekend with my Portland Adopted Family! It was a pretty spur of the moment trip, where we decided to go on Wednesday and left Friday. We were planning on camping, but all the campsites were full. We did manage to get a pretty sweet deal on a nice suite right on the beach though! This picture here was taken from my balcony. We went to Newport, and it was a beautiful weekend! There are some photos on my Flickr, but I haven’t gone through all of them yet. Expect more up in the next few days.

Anywho, we got there Friday night just in time to watch the sun set. Then we got all comfy and drank a bottle of wine and explored the area near our room. The puppies were running around like maniacs. There wasn’t really much to do at that point, since things were closed and it was dark and stuff.

Saturday we got an early start and took the puppies down to the ocean and walked along there. Xoie was not at all into the ocean this time but the sand didn’t seem to bother her. After that we ordered room service breakfast (just because we could!) and headed to the Historic Bayfront area and walked the dogs through there. We’d leave one or two people outside with the dogs whenever somebody wanted to go into a shop. Then we went to the Newport Aquarium which was pretty cool, but not as good as the Seattle Aquarium. After that we went and had lunch at the Rogue Brewery, which was the actual excuse for the trip to the coast. I wanted to go to the brewery for my birthday. So, I had some good beer and a decent meal (my pulled pork sandwich would have been amazing if it had 3x more meat and 5x more sauce) and a great dessert and it was nice. Then we headed back to the hotel for an afternoon siesta and trip to the swimming pool. THEN (… yeah we had a really long day hehe) we went back to the Bayfront and went to Mo’s for dinner. OMG. Can I just say… YUM!!!! Seriously. Yum. I don’t even really like clam chowder and this stuff was awesome! It’s world famous and stuff. Anyway, after dinner we walked the dogs around some more and went back to the hotel because we were pretty tuckered out.

Sunday morning saw more beach walking and some frisbee playing, as well as cereal and coffee. Then we got all packed up and drove along the coast stopping at the attractions like the Devil’s Punchbowl (which was not that full when we got there) and the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse (which is haunted, but I didn’t see the ghost). I have pictures from both of those that will be up eventually. Anyway then we went back to Mo’s for a light lunch and headed back to Beaverton.

We did stop at the Tanger Outlet Mall in Lincoln City though. I bought my mom’s birthday gift while I was there! I can’t say what it is because she reads my blog, but I am totally winning the Daughter of the Year award with this one :D

So yeah, it was a great weekend! I got home and did laundry and played with Xoie. She’s suddenly really clingy though, and I’m not sure why. She just sits on my feet and cries when she can’t see me.. it’s really sad. Hopefully she gets back out of this phase soon, cause she’s usually really independent.

That’s all for now!

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Aaah, What A Weekend!

Long weekends are the best invention ever, mmmmhmmm!

After I got off work on Thursday (at 6 fricken 30 I might add, grumble) I did a mad dash over to my D&D game. I’m a dwarf cleric in that game and pretty much rock, for the record :D We played that for a couple hours and had dinner and it was fun. Then… we busted out ROCK BAND! Wooooo! That game is ridiculously fun, OMG. I started off playing guitar, and we had to keep switching roles after a few songs cause everybody we had singing kept failing. So then they took my guitar and handed me the mic, and apparently I’m really good at being the singer, so now… I sing! We made a band called Whiteboard Hoppopotamus (default names FTW!) and rocked out until like, 3 in the morning when we got too tired to keep our eyes open.

Friday I hung out with Xoie for the morning then went to a BBQ thing and ate lots of yummy food and drank way more mojitos than I probably needed and as such, was unable to make it to my Friday night D&D game (I’m a tiefling rogue in that one, and I think I’m awesome but haven’t gotten much chance to find out just yet). But, I got to blow things up and that was fun, too.

Saturday I cleaned like crazy. My bedroom is about 96% organized! My closet it spotless! I still need to do the bathroom and bring the rest of my stuff up from the garage, but I think I’m almost done. Exciting! Wooo! Then I went to a half-birthday party which was also way fun.

I got a nasty charlie horse in my right calf in the middle of the night. It was terrible! Nothing quite like waking up with your leg muscle clenched, causing some major ouch-ness. Stretching it out HURT. My leg has been sore since then. Walking hurts and I practically fell over getting up out of bed this morning. I can’t wait for this to go away.

Sunday I played more D&D with my cleric-group, then we rigged the backyard so that it was puppy proof and I went and picked Xoie up.. we played with her for a bit then gave her reign of the backyard and played way more Rock Band. Love that game haha! Then we went out to dinner, and played even more Rock Band and goofed off until it was time to go home.

Cause you know, pesky work thing and all.


Busy Busy Bzzzzz

So, we wonder where Katie has been hmmm? I’ve been out having *gasp* a real life! It’s amazing how much more I do here in Portland than I did in L.A.

So let’s see… what have I done this month, since all I mentioned was moving. Well, in no particular order:

I’ve been doing a few things with Tom’s band. We did a photoshoot for the band at the bar, which involved more drinking and playing pool than photographing, but hey, we got what we needed! We also did a video shoot. I wasn’t planning on being in it but a last minute change meant that I was. I don’t think they’re done editing the video yet. I tried to get photos during that but dark rooms and boys moving means blurry pictures.

My mom came to visit over the weekend! That was nice. I took her to get a tattoo and I got yet another piercing. We also went to Voodoo Doughnut and got her a bacon maple bar which is the best thing on earth. Oh and I took her to my bar! Oh… did I even mention my new tattoo? I got it last month. It still needs to be colored.

Anyway. I found a killer apartment and we’re moving next weekend. I’m excited!

And what else.. hmmm. I dunno. Been spending lots of time with my Tom, and with Megan and other people and it has been great fun. Bzzzzz.

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Birthday Weekend ROCK!

I had the most fabulous birthday weekend, yay!

Friday night I went to my friend Kristen’s house and had dinner with her and Megan, and we had cake and ice cream and it was totally rad. Then I picked Tom up and the 4 of us headed over to Malone’s where we ran into some of Tom’s friends, and one of Megan’s friends, and this dude that I know from work, and also a girl that actually works with me that I called to come meet up with us, and good times were had, up until the part when Tom had to carry me out of the bar. Everybody wanted to buy the birthday girl a drink. Oops.

So I spent most of Saturday recovering from Friday night. Tom made me get up to go eat at like, 1 and that helped quite a bit. I sat around all day watching movies and messing around on the internet and sleeping and cursing my liver. Then I picked Tom up from work and we sat around watching more movies together because my liver threatened to explode if I even thought about stepping foot into a bar. I feel like I did more than that, but I don’t think that I did.

So then Sunday, my actual birthday-day, we went mini-golfing and good times were had there. We are pathetically bad at mini golf haha. So by good times, I mean we spent a lot of time laughing at each other and cursing up a storm :D I randomly got a hole-in-one though, it was rad! Apparently there is no prize for making the ball into the bowl in the lake on the last hole, as we found out after Lee made it. We were hoping for a nacho sombrero, but the only prize is self-satisfaction. “Well damn, if I wanted that I would have used your bathroom for a few minutes!” hahaha. It was a blast. Anyway, then we all headed over to Lee and Kristen’s house and Kristen made us homemade nachos and they were omg so awesome! Oh and somewhere in there I was on Mr Fab’s radio show and it was a spectacular failure haha :D It was fun, even if we have no common ground and my reputation on the internet is now ruined because everybody knows thinks I hang out in a crackhouse. Anyway after that it was off barhopping. We went to Ringo’s to hang out with my piercer buddy and his girlfriend and another friend of theirs. Then we went to Friends to do karaoke, but we forgot it was Sunday and we got there after last call, but the guy was cool and gave us each a drink cause it was my birthday and I got to sign a dollar bill and they stuck it on the wall, but we got no karaoke. So we stopped at someone’s house but didn’t stick around long cause we didn’t like the crowd, so then it was sleep time, woo.

I took today off from work and spent the day with Tom. We were planning on going to drive some super fast go-kart type things but it looked like rain so we went and watched Ratatouille instead, which was adorable for those who have not seen it. When we got out of the movie, yeah, it was raining. We got pretty wet walking back to the car. So then that meant that his buddy that was gonna work on his van didn’t come, which was the whole reason we didn’t go to the coast today like I had originally wanted to do. Meh, the weather probably would have been worse there anyway. Then we got all dressed up and went to dinner at the Portland City Grill which was phenomenal. The view was amazing, the food was amazing, and the company wasn’t so shabby either

And now, I must sleep, for work tomorrow will be a nightmare. I’ve seen what bad condition my office is in after I leave for a few hours, a whole day of not being there is scary. Meep!