1.11.2010

fog you can believe in


Hi lovelies. Back in California. Homemade pizza. Avocado. Thanks, Mom. Excited to go back to Massachusetts, to see Carolyn and friends. Talked with Dad in diner last week about the West Coast being tired. He got it. Ergo, fog. Waitress was funny. She made fat jokes about herself. Portola was funny. A bunch of snowmobilers drank Bloody Marys early last Sunday. Had some awesome tacos. Who knew. Portola. Portland was terrific. Ate Ethiopian pancake stuff with Bryan and Willie. There was a menacing Russian in the back and a man wearing a dress. Amazing food. Lentils, peas, collard greens, certain spices. Haven't had Ethiopian pancake stuff since Vancouver 2006. Saw Andrew Jackson Jihad. They talked too much between songs but they were hellbent. Cabbed to Voodoo Donuts after the show. There was some confusion over whether I "forced" Bryan to high five a drunk accountant lady or whether this was "all in good fun." Ate an apple fritter and an "ol' dirty bastard." Bryan let us bite his maple bar. Spent too much money at Powell's. Made a promotional video with Kevin Sampsell, who's delightful, as are his girlfriend and son. Kevin gave me a copy of Lewis Nordan's memoir. Nordan talks convincingly about having feelings that are not condoned by cultural norms or sitcoms. I like it. Dropped some NOÖs off at Reading Frenzy. Rain and cheesy popcorn in a ziploc. Portland has the most authentic beards I've ever seen. Willie let me eat his kimchi radish. Three hours of sleep before my bus back to California. Felt like the Mountain Goats song "See America Right." Oregon mist dawn around Grant's Pass. Very pretty. Cattle and fog. Wrote a song about not dying and Carolyn. Girl behind me on the bus kept reading aloud from her "Courtney killed Kurt" conspiracy book. Rachel B Glaser joined Facebook. Stunned. My sister has a bird that rotates around its beak because of some gravitational idea, which is sitting in her room right now. The bird's feathers are buzzed by pink.

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8 comments:

Mel Bosworth said...

ladybug circling the rim of my cup of milk. hello, ladybug. they are friendly.

Mike Young said...

ladybugs are friendly! i found a cockroach in some napkins the other day, and then one in some trail mix a few days before that

Mel Bosworth said...

hello, cockroach. nooooo!

daniel bailey said...

i saw a laser beam caught in a glass of my dad's red wine

Mike Young said...

more lasers, daniel

more lasers

Brandi Wells said...

when my 3.5 lb chihuahua pooped yesterday it looked like poop-colored toothpaste getting squeezed out of a dog-shaped toothpaste tube.

Mike Young said...

poop paste

Bryan Coffelt said...

today while i was paying for my cup of coffee at starbucks a toothless lady propositioned me.

i probably shouldn't have immortalized that.