Word of the week: Topography. )

tl;dr Staple remover architecture. Topograhy! Food cart anarchy. How to kill a golf ball. Real seafood comes from the sea. Topography! I got a crew too (and we did a drive-by on Timbaland). Are you tired of the lj-user links yet? Water falls from the sky and off of topography. Water lurks on the shore. I get tired of the blow-by-blow and the language gets a bit out of hand. Squishy adorable sea things. Apocalypse dunes. Stalker rainbows. Where you can sea lions. (Also: topography!)

I've had "Pete Wentz is the Only Reason We're Famous" in my head for like, four days WHAT HAVE YOU DONE, [livejournal.com profile] look_alive?!
evilhippo: hippo (114 [in transit])
( Mar. 26th, 2011 08:48 pm)
Well, I seem to have made it back from Portland in one piece, despite the best efforts of deer and fog last night, and Minnesota and Wisconsin and their snow this morning (never, ever am I moving north of here). I have a giant-long, tl;dr recap entry I'm working on, but it's going to take me forever to finish, so in the meantime, have some pretty pictures, mostly of Cape Kiwanda.

Ah, Oregon. So lovely (though I'm not the biggest fan of the almost omni-present damp). I'm definitely going to have to go back, though when I do I'm going to miss my native guides a lot. They were, after all, the entire point of me visiting in the first place, and without them I probably would've found a way to get myself washed out to sea, or fallen off some topography or accidentally been indentured to a food cart or something. [livejournal.com profile] zolac_no_miko, [livejournal.com profile] look_alive, and [livejournal.com profile] shichahn: you guys are awesome and I love you. So here is a picture of everyone looking appropriately epic. ♥s and also HNUUUURGH BORK BORK BORK.
There may come a time when you ask yourself "What does [livejournal.com profile] evilhippo make of Portland?" At that time, this may not be the best place to look, since I'm writing this on about 4 hours of sleep, most of which was on trains and planes. But! So far Portland has been about sandwiches and food carts and things that are not flat and sushi on conveyor belts and buildings that look like (and are) from the old west. Also my complete failure at having seen or read anything useful, the habit of forgetting what I'm looking for anytime I am within 15 feet of a bookstore, a poor misguided hipster cat that apparently harbors an affection for my bag (and shredding my hand), and people I've never heard of being the equivalent of 9 small dogs and a pretzel. Oh, and donuts shaped like people and full of delicious jelly.

So, to summarize: Portland is about food, weird things, and food. Only time will tell if I'm correct in this. We'll see tomorrow, I suppose.
evilhippo: hippo (36 [lies])
( Mar. 22nd, 2011 12:24 am)
It's past midnight and I have to be out of here at 4:33 in order to catch my train. At this point, sleep is pretty much out of the question. So, instead, I'm wasting time online. And... and... someone please remind me that never in a million years would I need this set of drawers. Or the doctor's instrument cabinet. No matter how awesome they'd be in my imaginary east-facing loft with the fireman's pole and floor-to-ceiling windows and rooftop access with a garden.

(Still pretty cool, though.)

Also... I'm going to be in Portland in about 14 hours, woo! (And yet I know I won't be able to relax and be properly happy about it until I've actually caught my bus and made it to my train and to the airport and onto my first flight and made my connection to my second flight and then landed in Portland. Then I will be doing dances outside the airport until I locate [livejournal.com profile] zolac_no_miko.)

Edit: Nope, the two-hour nap was definitely a good idea.
Hey guys, guess who plans vacations on like, two weeks notice? (I can dissect my motivations for this, but you probably don't want me to. The ones that aren't versions of insanity are: "I have been telling [livejournal.com profile] look_alive and [livejournal.com profile] zolac_no_miko that I was going to come visit for about two years and now they're going to scatter and if I don't come visit soon I will have been a liar." Which may, in a certain light, also be a version of insanity.) So yeah...

I AM GOING TO PORTLAND AT THE END OF THE MONTH!* Where I will get kidnapped by gangs of kids on fixies and visit the ocean and grow an epic beard and attempt to instigate fisticuffs between restaurant owners over whose foods are more hyper-local and make everyone's week as awkward as possible by not actually being there on any weekend days. Plus or minus a few of those, (except the last, which is a certainty). I dunno guys, anything is possible! Actually, since it looks like I'll be poking my nose around the city in the afternoons, anyone have any suggestions?

* You may have used a larger font and the blink tag, but you are not more excited than me, Ms No_Miko!


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