February 15th, 2015

Whale fluke

Laughing while I can

I know. The weather for giant swathes of the U.S. currently sucks at a record-breaking level. There's a good chance that many snowed-in Boskone attendees will, like veterans of the snowed-in Farpoint convention of 2003, show up at next year's Boskone with three-month-olds in tow (do the math) because you've got to pass the time somehow. Trust me, you're in my thoughts and I hope the snow stops breaking records and roofs.

I'm still going to appreciate that Portland, and the West Coast in general, got the gift of a sunny, warm-ish weekend.

Here's my current view:

And here's me, in the sleeveless sweatshirt I'm wearing:

This is the first day in 2015 that I can sit, write and read on the porch. I'm not missing that chance. Sorry.

Get warmer, people! You will.

(Annnnnnnd my posting this probably is tempting-the-fates enough that we're going to get walloped with wild weather of our own before this winter lets go of us...)

One day I may tire of walking, but TODAY IS NOT THAT DAY

More from the trying-to-get-better-habits department:

Today I needed groceries, and my list grew long enough that I wanted to drive to the store. I also wanted to at least briefly visit the Belmont Goats, as I do, especially since they're walking distance from this place. (Their first location at SE 11th and Belmont was also within walking distance of my previous place...eventually. This trip is shorter and easier, though.) But I felt bad and dubious about driving first to the herd, then to the store. With the weather we're having, this seemed wrong.

Thank goodness the Fred Meyer I usually go to is halfway between me and the herd, so I could drive there, park, walk over to the goats' lot and watch goats chill out, then walk back to the store. Good compromise!

Yes, I am in fact this boring. I kind of want to subtitle this blog "It's the interesting kind of boring!," but I think I promised docbrite he could use that if he wanted.