When I logged on to the Hype Machine this morning for some Anniversary Sunday Music, the first song was Happy Days by Ted Hawkins. (Click Play below and you can listen to it while you read the rest, kthxbye.)
Good way to start our 7th year married.
The 100th Rose Festival is this weekend. The city is crawling with tourists and everyone from the suburbs descends on downtown. There was a big brouhaha about people coming to town the week before the parade to mark out "their space" on the sidewalks and streets with tape. (After the city recently passed a sit/lie ordinance that prohibits people--mostly focusing on the homeless--from sitting or laying down on the sidewalks people are allowed to reserve public space and litter, but just this weekend. Double standard-much?) So a local weekly paper decided to man a group of volunteers to tear up all of the tape because you don't save a spot for a parade. You wake your ass up early and get a good spot. (The parade didn't start until 10am.)
a participant in the Portland Mercury's No Tape Left Behind program
Of course our local media has nothing better to do than report on whether or not there were any crying kids the next morning when they found the tape was gone.
The only thing I'm remotely interested in is the Dragon Boat Races.
from Portland Daily PhotoAnd Keith wants to go down to the waterfront and see the ships. It's also Fleet Week. Could get some cool photos. Keith wanted to get up and walk down there at sunrise. But he was so nice to his wife on his anniversary that he took the dogs out early, came back to bed, and let her sleep until 9:30. Awww...
So we were debating whether or not this weekend would be a good time to see Body Worlds @ OMSI. All I know is I don't want to keep putting it off until it's too late. An estimated 300,000-400,000 will go through the exhibit before it leaves in a few months. But I think we're just going to take it easy today and relax at home. We're probably moving in the next couple of weeks (and then going to the coast) so maybe we should relax while we can.
And today is also my mom's birthday! Happy Birthday, Mom!