(Be sure you click on the pic here to get the full effect of this shameful t-shirt.) What a very nice stretch of fantastic weather we've been having. We took full advantage of it today as we all took a great walk near the Portland International Airport....on former wetlands owned by the Port. Here are the pictures! (Make sure you blow the pics up full screen for the full effect...including nice view of Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens.) There are a few other private pictures which will remain under lock and key unless I am properly paid for said photos. I have very mixed feelings about this piece of land. It formerly was completely vacant and consisted only of meadows, fields, and wetlands. It hosted hawks, great blue heron, and coyotes. The Port of Portland has (in my opinion, unfortunately) allowed building to begin on this giant piece of property. Today, it has an Ikea on it, along with a ton of shops at Cascade Station, several hotels, a new Target to be opened this year, and numerous businesses. There are cars and large commercial trucks everywhere. All of this on former vacant, quiet, peaceful wetlands. Nonetheless, it was a beautiful afternoon. We finished our time with an obligatory stop at Yo Cream. Tonight will consist of grilling on the BBQ and a cold bottle of Stella Artois.
It appears that even more information has been (supposedly) leaked by an unnamed Apple spokesperson regarding the release of a new I-Phone this summer. Unfortunately, if the information holds true, it won't happen before our summer vacation at Bear Week in Provincetown.
American Idol left me wanting more this season. By the end, I didn't care who won. I loved Adam to start with but his voice grated on me from time to time by the end of the season. I liked Kris as well....if for nothing else than the fact that he would be a perfect sandwich in bed (or would he??...he'd probably just lay there like a lump). I thought that Adam was the only one who really, truly, displayed his love for winning the competition. Kris was lackluster along with the rest of the show. It seemed boring, poor musical choices, crappy singing and much more. The show last night was a yawn. I think that my time at Idol has expired.
Our holiday weekend will leave me working a Phoenix turn on Friday, San Diego turn on Saturday, and a San Diego overnight on Sunday night. I'll be home early on Monday and, hopefully, we'll be able to toss together a Memorial Day BBQ for Monday evening.