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Photo Hunt Results

9th April 2013

In preparation for my trip down from San Francisco to Los Angeles, for Wondercon, I asked my friends on Facebook to challenge me! I asked them to post a random word or term and have me try to interpret though a photo during my trip. Those who stumped me, I would send a post card to!

The entire trip was SO fun! I got to go to Medieval Times for my first time, we stopped all along interstate 101, I got to see otters in the wild, and Wondercon was full of amazing costumes! Although I have a pretty hefty amount of postcards to send out, heres a couple of photos I succeeded to get…as far as the stretch may be.

“crazy eyes”

“pickles”

“temptress”

“freak”

“roadkill”

I didn’t know what “OTP” meant, but I’m assuming it totally meant “one ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre‘ picture”

“reflection”

“egotistical dolphin”

“success”

“man boobs” “MEGA Man boobs!”

“disturbed”

“trash can mermaid”; “Sealab 2021″

“creepy harbinger”/ “bildungsroman”…maybe

“wrong era”/ “skateboard”

“scary bunny”

“happily homeless”/ “bum a smoke”

“light painting”

“room service gone wrong” Our hotel room had a nicely finished hole in the wall for no reason. Its the closest to room service that we got, and I would say our room itself was pretty wrong.
“balloons”; “purple”“white pony”“magical (team) unicorn”

“hitch hike people”

On The Road by Jack “Kerouac”

“sea shells”

“beastality”

“dream team” Hill and Liam

“sweet and sour”; “wacky facial hair”

“sunny weather”

“cat vomit”

“geometry”

Thank you to everyone who participated in my silly little activity! It was a really fun way to push myself. Now I’ve got a weeks worth of postcards to send off.

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.