It’s been a very busy week at work. I’m a well paid, glorified office gopher at a law firm here in Portland. Most of my week was spent doing 2 jobs in addition to my own and today I dont have to do anything I dont want to do. I could stay in bed naked all day and no one would be here to tell me to get up to do anything.
Christmas gifts for my parents and brother are done. Just a little blocking to do today and once it’s dry their things will be ready to be mailed. I can hardly believe they will get their things on time this year. I’m sure they will be surprised. I’m rather pleased with myself. They arent getting anything fancy, just hats and scarves. No socks this year. I learned my lesson from last Christmas.
It’s all over the local news that it’s supposed to snow up to 4 inches in Portland this weekend. I’m very skeptical. I’ve lived here long enough to be very skeptical. Maybe it’s because because I’m from Iowa but the local news is strange when it comes to reporting things like this. I wish I had an example to post because the local news seems to like to try to work people up into a panic around the word “snow” like it means the same thing as “Category 3 Hurricane” or “F-4 Tornado” It’s like the news has adopted Cheney’s 1% Doctrine when it comes to snow. If there’s the faintest hint of a chance of snow it’s time to work the locals into a panicy frenzy and nothing happens. Maybe they think it’s good for their ratings. There was a snowstorm a few years ago that shut the city down for 3 days. Lack of snow plows and a salt truck is the main reason for that (imho, I’m from Iowa where we have such things. Getting a foot of snow overnight doesnt shut anything down there) and all day, every day, for 3 days, that was all that was on the local news. That it had snowed, that it was starting to snow again, that there was some ice, and that there was some gravel in the ice. It was ridiculous.
It would be neat to get 4-6 inches of snow though maybe I could build a small snowman in the courtyard.
I’m going to share this. I got this invitation yesterday and giggled loudly:
YE OLDE FOURTH (SORT OF) ANNUAL