Angela, Zolac no Miko (zolac_no_miko) wrote,
Angela, Zolac no Miko
zolac_no_miko

Nothing will stand in our way

Today I spent the afternoon and early evening wandering around downtown by myself. I mailed Lauren her DVD care package and saw Public Enemies. I didn't find any place to get myself a new sports watch, and I only had time to check out one of the bike places I Googled, and it turned out to be a bike rental, not a bike shop, so I didn't get a bike lock and chain. *sigh* And I definitely wore the wrong shoes... the blisters, oh god, the blisters.

But I spent several hours of quality time with the City of Portland, enjoying all the little things in life that make it lovely.

The little things:

-Buying a cantaloupe fruit-juice popsicle from an ice cream truck.

-Walking barefoot in the grass in the parks by the river with the sun on my face and my iPod in, enjoying said popsicle.

-Watching a black couple, man complete with do-rag, paddle along the river in kayaks. Fuck yeah living outside the stereotype.

-Participating in the school project of a couple of girls from St. Mary's, which involved letting them film me as I honestly told them what I was thinking about right that very second.

-Giving my last dollar to a cute and very polite kid with a mohawk, who said he needed bus fare, and thanked me very nicely and wished me a pleasant evening. ...I don't know if he's actually going to use it for bus fare, and I don't really care.

-Sitting on a bus-stop bench next to the Multnomah County Library, and my iPod on shuffle playing the Decemberists song with the appropriate lyrics: "...I figured I had paid my debt to society by paying my overdue fines at the Multnomah County Library, at the library...."

-Watching a tan-skinned, shaved-headed Buddhist monk in saffron robes talk on his cell phone while crossing the street.

-Watching some dude drive a station wagon painted in camo up the street... and then a few minutes later, watching him drive it by again, in the same direction.

-Waiting to get on the bus, and a young black thug wearing a "National Pimp Association" t-shirt chivalrously waving the young and old ladies onto the bus ahead of him.
Tags: keep portland weird, living in the land of port, movies
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