I May, You May

While I’ve been enjoying the summer and now the end is officially here, I am continuing to soak up the last of the sun and hold off on the vitamin D intake until it’s officially winter. In Portland, we get one last glimpse of warm sunshine to grace our days. It’s a mind game, really. We…

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Wishing my awesome Dad the best birthday this year. Congratulations on making another trip around the sun. You must be exhausted after 53 years of those trips. Here’s to at least 40 more. I have confidence in you. Thank you for taking my annoying ass into your day-to-day life when I was 12 years old…

33 years wiser, or just older

It was my birthday in March. All the years of exciting age things happen within the first 30 years of your life.  13 you feel like you’re more mature, but you don’t really know anything at all. 16 is supposed to make you feel like you’re more mature, but you really don’t know anything at…

2017 Winter Reflections

This has been the worst winter in Portland. Even people who have lived here for over 8 years will say this is the worst winter. I’ve been here for 11 years and I say this is the worst winter. Sure, the snow was really pretty and we don’t get it often. But shit, it was…

A Letter to Trump

Dear Donald Trump, I didn’t vote for you. Many others did and on Tuesday you were elected to be the next President of the United States. Congratulations. The next four years are going to be tough for you. Probably harder than you thought it would be, and it should be. I hope it ends up…

Fall in Portland

I’m writing this on Halloween morning. It’s cold and wet outside. Daylight Savings Time is next weekend, which means that winter is fast approaching. Winter sucks. I know there are people out there that live for winter, I don’t know any of them, but I’ve heard about them so I guess they exist. Sure, I…

Summer Time in Oregon

I’ve done a horrible job keeping up with the blog this summer. But that’s ok, because I was having a great time. I’m not trying to brag here, actually yes I am. Truly enjoying the people and nature around you has got to be what the whole point in life. Right? I’m fairly confident that…

No To Pants

I was in Australia last month and the holiday gatherings have been upon me. I’ll add some pictures soon, but in the meantime enjoy a video about Reasons Wearing Pants is the Absolute Worst from my favorite series Whine About It. Everyday Adventures, Tamara

Be a Voice, Be Diplomatic

It’s a typical morning on my way to work, except it’s now cloudy and cold when I walk to the bus stop. It’s November. It’s supposed to be cold. I check my phone every few seconds to watch the updated transit tracker tell me how far the bus is. It’s still two minutes away, just…

New Look!

It’s been a while since this site was up and running due to life and technology changes. Fear not, the site will have content back up again soon. Hugs & High Fives, Tamara