I just got a call saying that I can have 20 croissants on Friday. Score!
Chris and Mickey are working on Caught in Candy's song "GIVE ME WHAT I WANT" (I don't know if that's the title, but it sure is the chorus) for their music video. It's not raining today, and I ate a green apple.
I'm going to put together a table with a drill with a cord. I am working on a song of my own, too.
Hard rain and wind and cold rain and warm air. Weird weather.
I am on a break from work. I might bake some bread.
Mom's been in town for almost a week now, and the whole house feels different, more organized, settled. But I'm a little disoriented by it. I'm feeling anxious about work. About Christmas. About probably not going to see the family on Christmas. About the wedding.
And I'm terribly sad too about Marian leaving. I hope she moves back here sometime soon. And I felt like I barely even saw Shauna.
Thanksgiving was once again a rousing sucess, at least until the very end when I had to lecture and go to bed.
Mom is still here, and she and Chris are going to Target to exchange something.
Marian and Shauna leave tomorrow. I feel like I hardly got to see Shauna. And I of course never get enough time to see Marian.
I have to go to work today.
I've been very busy keeping the restaurant from collapsing, or worrying about it collapsing, or whatever. Actually I don't really do that much. I mean, I do, but, the place would be the same without me, probably. But I thought I'd update since I have some free time.
Melinda visited this weekend, and we had an awesome time. Delicious dinner ar Navarre, Dancing at the Ararat, French 75s and wonton soup homemade ate home. Pants shopping, haircuts, emergency business. Wonderful time.
Chris and I ate at Roux, which is like the total darling of North Portland Restaurant Revitalization. My cocktail was great, our dessert was nice, but our meals were so very NOT GOOD. I ordered "Pan Seared Rabbit" and it tasted like General Tso's chicken. Chris' Jamablaya was bland, even though it was spicy. And it was expensive. Our server was very nice, though the rest of the staff who kept walking by and checking up on us was super high strung. I'd say that the price : fun/yummy ratio was 6:1. That is a negative review.
And it sounds snobby to criticize a fellow restaurant but we are not in the same league at all.
And Thanksgiving is coming up really soon!
Katie and Sarah from Seattle visited this weekend, just for a night and just long enough to see Strength play at the Gotham Building Tavern. What? The Gotham Building Tavern has shows? $15 a pop shows. And they don't advertise them, really, at all, but all the sleekest of the sleek were there in white suits and short dresses and hip I work in advertising haircuts. I know, I know, the Hebbejeebees or whatever they're called are the epitome of Portland Awesome, but nobody stuck around to watch Strength play, although they were great! Just the sound guy did a really good job, then he really fucked up, and basically went outside to drink while the computer sounded all crunchy and topped-out. I danced though. And a photographer took like seven thousand pictures of Bailey.
Right now Chris is working on a cover of a song that Cary gave him, and I'm chosing to not. Bill Clinton is reading from his autobiography in the art studio. I think it's been on repeat.
On the upside, we didn't have to pay for the show, and there was free coffee, soI had a mug of really yummy coffee. For Free!
We are about to go to see At Dusk and Dykeritz play at the ACME tonight. I left work as fast as I could because we need to save on labor costs.
We are going to eat dinner at the ACME as well. I enjoy their food very much.
I made a collage for a table top tonight.
We finished painting the kitchen and the hallway today. It is called "Apriot Lily" and it's alright.
The kitty is sitting on top of her kitty toy. She is happy to be there.