Friday, April 13, 2007


The Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute estimates that more than 17 million people are affected by a fear of this day. Seriously, look it up. However, the 13th day of the month is slightly more likely to be on a Friday than on any other day of the week. So those people are maybe a little paranoid. Nothing bad enough to be burned into my memory has ever happened to me on a Friday The 13th. But there's hope for the future: The asteroid (99942) Apophis will make its close encounter on Friday, April 13, 2029 (impact probability estimated at 1 in 45,000)! Mark your calendars, paraskavedekatriaphobics!

Today is technically my last day unemployed (this time around) because we don't count the weekend. New job starts Monday, 7am. Ugh. Which means getting on the MAX around 6ish. Eek! I think the pups are going to be a little disappointed when I'm not here to take them out mid-day...

I was wondering what happened to the corner of that rug!

I'm perfecting my vegan no-bake dark chocolate toasted coconut cookies. Basically, it's the same recipe the rest of you would eat, but with vegan margarine.

I get to try them out on the public in a couple weeks when we go to a housewarming party for some friends. I'm expecting to win over some carnivores.

The Fan Van was cruising the neighborhood a bit ago. Baseball season opens tonight @ PGE Park. [Hearing the bullhorn reminded me of Mexico--- the vendors drive around with bullhorns announcing whatever they sell: water, produce, gas (propane).]

Larry Lightbulb & the Fan Van

The Portland Beavers
vs. The Fresno Grizzlies. In the tradition of betting on the teams' mascots, I have to go against the hometown-ers and say Grizzlies are definitely going to whup some Beaver tail. I mean, what can Beavers do? Slap you with the tail is about it. Ooohh, maybe bite; they have those super sharp teeth. But you'd have to get close enough to one for it to bite you. And if you're a Grizzly and you're that close, you've already won.

Also, big doin's this weekend with the Portland Swap Meet, "the largest auto parts swap meet on the west coast with approximately 4,200 vendor stalls and over 50,000 shoppers." I'm going to print some postcard-size adverts to handout/drop off. I don't know that I will get anything out of it, but it won't hurt.

I also answered another ad on craigslist and met a former curator who gives advice in exchange for art. He called me yesterday and wanted to know if I was interested in meeting a friend of his and possibly going halvsies on a booth with him at the Sunday Art Mart, which is open July-October. So we're meeting this Sunday @ Stumptown to discuss. We'll see where that goes... I feel like I have a lot of momentum with this right now, so I'm just going with it.

1 comment:

kntgrl said...

hope the art mart is a go. right on!!

I got a 3 day unpaid suspension this friday the 13'th. grrrrr