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Visit of Awesome, Part 3: Heat Wave of ARGH

So this past week we've been suffering through one of the worst, if not the worst heat wave in the history of Portland. It got up to 106 degrees F several days in a row. The heat turned us into zombies; we could barely eat or sleep, and it was impossible to make any sort of unnecessary effort to do anything.

In the interest of time, I will recount this week's adventures in list format, with as little embellishment as possible (hah!).

-Last weekend we (me, Dar, and Becca) drove to Walla Walla to drop off Becca's stuff, to a soundtrack of AWESOME. We stopped at Multnomah Falls on the way and admired the pretty, and ate delicious french fries with mustard, and had silly conversations about the details of fudge (if you take cream, and you fuck it up, you get butter). Between leaving late and stopping for a bit and a little bit of navigational fail, we didn't get in to Walla Walla until after midnight. After a little more navigational fail we managed to retrieve Becca's keys and get into her apartment, which is about the most ghetto thing I've ever seen. The toilet doesn't work, there are holes in the walls and wallpaper, her carpet looks like pixelated camo threw up everywhere, and I found a rusty nail in the carpet. It's so fabulous, you have no idea. We stayed up until about 4 watching Sleeping Beauty. When we woke up we met Melissa and Clarette's and had gigantic piles of food. From thence we went to the music building for more of Becca's stuff (after a brief, hilariously embarrassing interlude where a random dude on a motorcycle pointed out that we were driving around with my milkshake on the roof of the car), then to a cemetery on a mission from her mother to find a relative's gravestone. Finally, we retired to Melissa's apartment for lemonade and YouTube, before heading back home.

-Lauren came home for her visit a little early, and we spent the rest of the weekend hanging with her. It was blazing hot, so we spent a lot of time sitting under a tree in the courtyard, marathoning the hell out of Red vs. Blue. ...I DID NOT KNOW THAT SHOW WAS SO AWESOME. OH MY GOD.

-At work, the heat prompted my supervisor, Doug, to hand out ice cream to all of us one afternoon. So that was awesome. I've been getting some awesome calls, too. I got a call from some dude with the porntastic name Rodney Lovin, I shit you not. Also, it's finally happened: I got a call from Hilo, and it turned out to be someone calling from Dr. Peter Matsuura's office, and I'm like, "Lol, I totally know you, I know where your office is, and your mother was my pediatrician." God damn surreal.

-Meanwhile, at home, everything of questionable solidity has been melting. Butter, if left out for a few minutes. Chocolate. Candles. ...A bag of gummi worms. Seriously. The worms are now a parti-colored brick of goo. A delicious parti-colored brick of goo. :DD

-While looking for some ziplocks, I realized they had been falling behind our bottom kitchen drawer. So I pulled it out. I found a shit-ton of ziplocks, our whisk, a Mystery Ladle (Becca's seriously convinced it's cursed), and packet of honey from McDonald's... dated 1983. ...THAT'S OLDER THAN I AM.

-We (me, Dar, Ducky, and Becca) successfully completed Operation Meet Rah. We were a little bit late to Tiny's, due to navigational fail (btw I would like to state from the record that I knew we were going to be late 50 minutes before they even picked me up from work), but Rah hadn't been there long. She brought her friends, Cas (Kas?) and Dean (LOL). ...It was INSTANT WIN. SO MUCH WIN. We started talking our heads off and didn't stop jabbering for several hours. The conversation was loud and inappropriate and full of lots of giggling. ^_^ Rah's a lot... bouncier and gigglier than she seems on the internet. Which makes her, like, TEN TIMES MORE AWESOME. And, she says she likes my work! T_T ...The only down point was when Schizo Drunk McCrazypants started talking to us and wouldn't go away, but we eventually got rid of him and went back to being awesome. Rah, Cas, and Dean are all totally totally totally cool, and we weren't able to leave without having multiple rounds of hugs and trying to leave multiple times and failing. Everyone traded contact info; there are plans in the air for future outings. So... Operation Meet Rah - Success!!

-Oh, and Dar talked to Jesse and now she's going to be doing art for Studio Whipping Boy. And getting paid for it. EPIC WIN.

...If there's more, it will have to wait. Have to go to work in mere minutes. Next post: Epic California Road Trip!
Tags: epic adventuring, heat wave, i love my awesome friends, i love my awesome life, jesse hajicek, job, living in the land of port, rah, road trip, studio whipping boy
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