Friday, July 25, 2008

Now Summer Really Begins: Portland Day Zero


So I’ve been a bit busy these last two weeks and not been lurking on either mine or yourz blogz. And there’s a lot I’ve missed, I gather. My Google Reader is somewhere near 400; Jules is texting my asking if I’m alive; Shain is sending me harassing e-mails (although actually that’s nothing new); Blythe is leaving concerned comments (that’s a lie, actually; Blythe gave up on me long ago); my Technorati authority number is rapidly slipping to 30 (it used to be almost have that); and perhaps the biggest news of all is that Niner thinks he’s quitting Liar’s Club (what he doesn’t understand is the Liar’s Club is like Hotel California, but that’s another matter for another time).

The last two weeks have been really busy with work and school. I won’t bore you with details but yesterday was my Chem final and the culmination of a huge work event, both of which have kept me not sleeping, not eating and generally not in a good mood. I didn’t even really enjoy Pitchfork this year (I think Niner's recap pretty much echoes my sentiments).

Sadcakes all around.

Anyway, that’s about to change. I declare that today my summer truly begins, as in a few hours I’m boarding a plane for a 25-day trip to Portland. I’m calling it “Portland Extreme Summer Trip Festival [bitches!]” (or “PEST FEST [bitches!]” for short).

What will I be doing in Portland for 25 days, you ask? The real question: What will I NOT be doing in Portland -- a little work, a lot of play, some drinking beers in the midday sun, some skateboarding, and lots of catching up with friends (maybe a repeat of this evening, right Recken and Kate??), perhaps a beer with the famous M5K, maybe some kayaking.

My friend Shauna and I have rented a house for the month, and she’s about to give birth to her baby. So it will be a single gay man, a new mother and her newborn baby, and a dog all under one roof for a month. All kinds of craziness may happen (it’ll be just like a really bad reality tv show on Bravo!)

As Kathleen would say it's CHANG TIME. It is definitely Chang Time.

20 comments:

kathyg said...

thank gawd for the new post. i was really tired of HM's boobs. :)

I'm Not Carrie Bradshaw said...

Um, I'm going to get some Chang Time while you're here, right?

Big Daddy said...

Have fun and relax!

d said...

wasn't that a movie that had madonna in it? and rupert everet?

have fun. sounds like you need it.

KateR - Seattle/London/wherever said...

Any chance of some Seattle PEST FEST action taking place? Yay - you'll be on the West Coast and that's all we need to make the world a better place.

ReckenRoll said...

Um thanks for the early warning, jerk. Where do I sit on Cherry's authority number? Apparently not as high as I used to.

Good thing I have very few friends these days and pretty much a wide open weekend calendar for the next 25 days.

You have lots of time to make it up to me.

Oh, and your not the baby daddy are you? We had an agreement!

Chardsy said...

PEST FEST [bitches!] sounds amazing. I've always wanted to be a single mother living with a single gay man. The blog fodder should be endless.

minijonb said...

when you're in PDX, go to a strip club for me, and tip all the dancers big time. thanks.

Jake Titus said...

Cherry, hope your time on our coast is fab!

Rob said...

Beers in the sun -- I assume the Oregon Brewers Festival?

Mr. Shain said...

i'm calling child protective services right now. also, if we want to talk about harassing emails, i might have some texts from a certain "[fruit] vehicle" that your readers would be interested in reading.

I'm Frank said...

Ehhh Portland is like Seattle Lite.

Mighty Dyckerson said...

Damn, I thought you finally died from AIDS.

paul said...

Today is Helen Mirren's birthday.

House of Jules said...

I'm so damn happy for you that the past 2 weeks are over and you can let loose! I look forward to lots of drumak texts and maybe a drunk dial or two from you in August!
Jules
House of Jules

Michael5000 said...

A beer with M5K. WHY THE HELL WASN'T I INFORMED?!? Hit me at michael5000 [at] gmail if you are gonna be at loose ends in SE.

Also, what's wrong with being Seattle Lite? Seattle is too syrupy and filling. PDX is crisp, refreshing, and delicious!

Girl Friday said...

Can you do a couple of things for me during your month long PEST FEST please:
-Eat at Mississipi Pizza and then pop over to Amnesia Brewing for a couple of tall ones
-Eat at Typhoon on 23rd (outside of course) and then pop over to Brazen Bean for some fondue and martinis (again, outside of course)
-Hit on men far too young for you. Pull man far too young for you. Make a midnight run for the boarder with said man and try to forget that you will literally have to RUN at all times when he's not looking to work off the calories consumed

God I love Ptown. PLease share the love for me whilst you inhabit it.

surviving myself said...

I'd like to know more about this "Chang Time."

How can I have it?

How long does it last?

Mr. Shain said...

how's that "6 questions" blog feature coming along cherry?

blythe said...

hey look! i do read your blog! i just don't write my own. not because i have no content or anything, because my life is totally rad and full of crazy funny shit and profound, yet accessible insight. it's mainly because shain has finally succeeded at crushing my spirit to the point of resorting to looking at facebook and gawker when i'm online now. sadcakes indeed.