day 1490 – many milesĀ 

one thousand two hundred odd kilometres later, i have made another loop around portland. road trips are meant to be fun but don’t realize how tiring it can be until i get home. intake was upped significantly during the vacation days, i must once again put on eating restraints; maybe i don’t mind having eating disorder again. it’s good to be back home sleeping on my own bed even if it feels like a sauna

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day 1489 – tax free spree

spreeing at woodburn because it’s tax free shopping. i set out looking to buy casual shorts, ended up buying everything but that. the sales weren’t super good like it would be next weekend, but i pass on the lineups and settle with the deals we can get this week. a sore spot happened where i walked off cause i took exception to how i was being yelled at; that killed much of the joy from the preceding spree

day 1488 – district hopping

a fully loaded day going through district after district. the walk through sketchy streets of old chinatown, pearl district, downtown area and then classy lloyd district. the streets were surprisingly quiet on a sunday morning but started filling as noon hit. the heat was sweltering in the afternoon as most of the traveling was outdoor and done on foot. we hit up cartlandia to grab some dinner; my food truck curiosity and appetite was satisfied and so was my sushi burrito

day 1487 – mcmenaminsĀ 

doing the six hour drive down to portland, not for competition, is a first. it seems like forever since i last had two consecutive days off, as i try to leave work behind for the next four days. a four day vacation begins with a stop at pike place market before hitting up the hipster city of portland. of all the times i made the journey south, i’ve never heard or visited the many mcmenamins that are situated all around oregon

day 645 – packing troubles

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this is the status of my packing situation in hour into my attempt. things are always harder to find when i need it most and then reappear in my face when i don’t. what’s frightening is this pile is not the only things i will be packing for this trip. as if finding everything i needed wasn’t hard enough, fitting everything into my duffel will be an even tougher task. the whole packing process took over three hours and in the end i gave in to using a suitcase because i failed to fit everything into my duffel