It's been a cooker here in Portland....close to 100 for several days. My makeup's been running and my tan-in-a-bottle dripping off of me in stripes until I look like a candidate for the next production of The Lion King. We little weather weaklings (we do like our 40-80 degrees in spite of the rain) go a little crazy and start lapping up water wherever we can find it...pet dishes, rivers, garden hoses, ponds. So, another trip to the beach yesterday....the pics are all here.
I recently had my second ink project injected into my epiduris and it felt, anyway, like it went right down to the bone. The sweat ran and fingers drummed constantly for the hour it took. Oh, and did I mention the momentary electrical zap when the gun hit something that made something else shock the hell out of me? Who needs a pacemaker, anyway? It's definitely something I believe in and can support for the rest of my life. Peace, that is.
Last night found us at another of Portland Parks and Recreation's summer concerts in the parks. It's our ninth summer of frequenting as many of these free summer nights in the park as possible. There's just nothing like a picnic, free music, neighborhoods coming together, and relaxing in the grass under the giant trees. Last night was a salsa band...complete with a nice brass and percussion section. Really good stuff.
Tonight brings my honey and me to an overnight flight to Orlando. We arrive early Friday morning, rest a little, slam down a little coffee, and then we're going to be picked up by one of Orlando's hottest, Sorted Lives. The rest of the hotties (Spider, CTO City, ActorSchmactor, I Deal With It, Whisper in the Void and .alt>Mike) will join us at 6:30 for dinner at BJ's (appropriate -- yes! Ironic? I think not!). A couple of our partners will be there too....I think they should all have "First Blogger Wives Club" t-shirts. These guys have all become a staple of good times in Orlando and I appreciate them all so much. See you boys tomorrow!