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How much do I love Coffeehouse Northwest? So much!

I stopped in between jobs yesterday for a delicious espresso and some downtime. I’m currently working my way through Umberto Eco’s ‘The Island of the Day Before’, which is delightful.

Long, long day yesterday. I work doubles on Mondays and Thursdays, which are my Fridays and Mondays respectively. Which makes today, Tuesday, my Saturday.

I’m off to yoga for the first time in a good while, which I think will be a very good thing even though it might hurt a bit because I feel really, really tight.


When we last left our hero…

…he had promised to figure out how to do a proper photo post on here so that he could narrate his journey to the Oregon coast and, the following day, to the Oregon Zoo.

Has he? No, of course he hasn’t. Because he’s been a busy little otter with work and life and national celebratory¬†barbecues, etc.

His journey to the Oregon coast did inspire him to pick up a book about the Lewis and Clark expedition, which he’s been sucked into for the past week and a half, which is also part of the reason that he hasn’t been posting here at all. Incidentally, he, today, reached the point in the expedition that the Corps of Discovery first sighted the Pacific, with those joyful words: ‘Ocian in view; O! The joy!’

Also, reading this book kind of makes him maybe want to try camping. I know, right? Our hero, camping. It’s almost laughable. It only kind of makes him want to try. We’ll see if he ever actually tries it.

Finally, he was quite excited to learn this morning that one of his photos was selected as a semi-finalist to be included in an online travel guide about his new fair city. It was extra exciting because he hadn’t even entered into any kind of contest. He’d been sought out unbeknownst to himself. He won’t get any money for it if his photo is selected, but he’ll still retain all rights to the photo and people will be able to click through to his Flickr account to see the rest of his photos. In case you’re curious, here’s a link to the photo that might get used: Portlandia.

Oh! And some good new on the moving front: our hero gets to keep the same roommates because the house that they were maybe going to take that was in no way convenient for his life has fallen through. Huzzah! Our hero really likes his roommates and their dogs!

And now our hero must sleep because he’s working a double tomorrow.

(Does anyone else feel odd that I just wrote this entire post in the third person?)