Sunday, November 9, 2008

A Very Portland Weekend

I have had a very Portland-ish weekend and it has reminded me of why I love living in this city so much.

On Saturday, we went out to eat and to a show with another couple. We had such a good time. We laughed and chatted and had a great evening. After years and years of living in Indiana where it seemed like no one liked us (except my darlin Bev and our neighbors), it is still a thrill to spend the evening out with others like that. The four of us saw a show called "The Comedy Coexist Tour" which was a comedy routine done by an atheist, a Hindu, a Muslim, a Christian and a Buddhist. It was extremely funny and enjoyable. It was also so liberating to be able to attend a show with all of those ideas and philosophies and not have anyone angry about it or offended.

Today, I went to a coffee shop with Nicole and we sat there for a few hours working on our laptops together. The very eclectic Portlanders wandered in and out giving us plenty of people watching to do. It was drizzling outside in a very Oregon manner and I loved every minute of it. I didn't get as much work done as I had hoped, but it was worth it. It was just so Portland.

I love this city. I love living here. I love the people. I love the experiences. I am so friggin lucky and so appreciative of every moment.


Gary & Bev said...

And to think, you almost moved to Texas. >8{ So happy you have found a place to put down roots and be a part of.

As far as that lady who wrote one book and got invited to that fair. If she had any smarts, she would be envious of you.

Me :D

Chris and Jayme said...

We loved being a part of your Portand-ish Weekend. We've been having similar thoughts the last couple of days. Portland has a lot to offer but it is so easy to overlook it while the everyday drum beat of kids and work and errands etc. keeps us distracted. Thanks for sharing a delightful evening.