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Stumptown 2013

1st May 2013

Over the weekend, Alex and I drove up to Portland to partake in the Stumptown Comic Fest. We made a zine together full of nonsense about llamas. We called it a llamazine. Its my new favorite car. Heres some photos of our booth!

It was my first time doing conventions. It was so fun being able to sell the things I’ve had so much fun making, hanging out with my best friend all weekend, and putting ourselves into a sugar coma along the way.

How I Greated My Trip To Portland

23rd July 2012

I’ve been to Portland, OR a couple of times, but never without an agenda planed out for me. Which is probably a part of the reason why being able to walk around the city on a perfect summer day, during my last visit is one of my favorite trips there, yet.

Portland was really great because of their:

great reading material

great record finds

from great record shops

great couples

great coffee

from great coffee shops

great toy finds

from great toy shops

great Mexican food restaurants

great fresh air

great photo booth results

great art shows for their first Thursday art walks

great big doughnuts

from the greatest doughnut shop

great beds for jumping

and great company to share it all with.

Best Independence Day Since the Movie.

20th July 2012

The other day, someone asked me what I did for the 4th of July and I exploded with excitement, when I got to relive my road trip from Oakland to Portland through memories. I hadn’t gotten to share the photos, until now. Better late then pregnant!

I went up with Alex and our friend Skinner and Kristie. Our drive from one land to another was full of fun hillbilly pit stops, pretty views of forests, off beat air drums, and massive cinnamon buns.

Heaven on Earth has one goal as a restaurant, and its to bestow diabetes upon all of the travelers of Oregon.

On a the ride up I also learned about new metal bands, that you can get pickles with your fries at In n Out, and that BLT potato chips exists and were made by bacon gods.

Being in that car so long started making us a bit stir crazy so by the time we arrived, we practically bursted out of the little red vehicle and onto the streets of downtown Portland.

We went to a party that was stocked full of massive explosives

And beer hoses made of body parts.

But we didn’t show up empty handed, exactly. We supplied monster monster truck!

and the sparkling swords!

It was a night full of people playing with fire.

We even got scolded for having too much fun, as usual.

My favorite way of celebrating the 4th of July, was through color schemes. I dyed my hair blue, stayed as pale white as I could, and got hugged by this boy in the red sweater all day!

A Donutography Adventure

28th March 2012

I’ve been spending sometime in the bay area which is great except for the fact that, much like in New York, there is a lack of good doughnut shops in the area.

Luckily, Voodoo Doughnuts is a mere 10 hour drive away. So we packed up some faces, driving music, cash, cameras, and began the journey to Portland for the day!

Despite the lack of wind, the drive was a breeze.

No one got car sick

And we made sure that our first stop in Portland was Stumptown

for delicious foamy coffee concoctions

We got to Voodoo and kinda sorta patiently stood in the line outside adding decorations to the already crafty exterior of the building

and watching kids appreciate our efforts

If you don’t know about Voodoo doughnuts, here’s some fun random facts about it:

  • It opened in 2003, and since has expanded and gained two more Oregon locations
  • You can get married in the shop
  • When they opened their second Portland location, they had a parade that lead all the way from one location to the other
  • They used to have a doughnut that was glazed with Nyquil
  • They use local jam for their jelly doughnuts, which come in the shape of a voodoo priest doll and are delicious
  • The bacon they use on their maple glazed bacon topped doughnut, is made in heaven by happy pigs with soothing voices that sound like pan flutes and huge glittery pink skillets

The maple bacon (hidden in the right corner) and orange Tang sprinkled doughnuts (center) were my favorite before I tried the jelly one (left) and the Old Dirty Bastard doughnut (topped with chocolate frosting, crushed oreos, and peanut butter)(way in the back)

We made friends with our cashier

and gave her the money that we were afraid would otherwise fester in our pockets

I think this poor stressed crate was being WAY over worked

we got a lot of doughnuts.
and ate nearly all of them

the verdict was good.
He was so caught up in the joy of eating doughnuts, that I nearly got eaten by mistake.
And by “he” I mean the wolfbat, not his alter ego, Alex.



Vacation to Thrill Ville!

20th March 2012

A couple of days ago I found out about a magical universe that exists within a hilly part of Oregon right off of the I-5 highway called the Enchanted Forest.

Heres what I know about the Enchanted Forest:

  • you have to take a road called Enchanted Way to get there
  • the parking lot is large and houses a Transformer

Thats all I know about it because it was closed for the off season.Even more closed (despite what their tripod website advertises) is an amusement park called Thrillville located directly beside the Forest.

Guarded by nothing except for a broken fence and a very grumpy old man in a navy blue VW Bug, Alex and I went in to Thrill Ville and got to do the following things with out any lines!

jumpswim

climb

and sit in cages