Saturday, January 29, 2011

Portlandia

I have lived in the Portland area for about 18 years now, and I have only just realized how weird and insane it is. I chalk it up to being completely oblivious. It's true though, all of the weird things that people say about Portland.


People take the saying, "Keep Portland Weird" very seriously. Weird people doing weird things, looking all sorts of freaky ways, tattooed up to the wazoo. You know what's worse? Up until recently, I thought all of this was completely "normal". Bicyclists everywhere like roaches, weird street performers, man the list can go on for years. Only in Portland do people care more about the environment than about human life. Did you know, that Portland is one of the most "tattooed" cities in the USA? It's not necesssarily normal for every teenager to get a tattoo as soon as they turn 18, but in Portland it's 100% acceptable. It's laughable, really.

Don't get me wrong, I think Portland is hands-down one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I am simply comenting on a few (yes, there are many more) of it's many oddities. That's all. ok. goodbye.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Laugh it off and lose some weight

So, this is officially my first blog EVER!!! It just seemed like this would be the perfect time, and why not? With all of the time I spend on Facebook, I can afford to time manage and have a blog. Yes, I'll admit it, I AM A FACEBOOK ADDICT!

I just recently started attending Portland Community College, in fact today marked the end of my 4th week. I have to say, I really like it so far. People are strange, and that keeps me so amused and entertained. The other day, I came across some dude who randomly decided to meditate. I guess the clip-clop of my high heels disturbed him, because he literally jumped up, glared at me and RAN away. It was absolutely hilarious.

Speaking of hilarious, the kids in my English class: Mentally challenged. The set up of the classroom is strange, but one side of the classroom is normal (obviously the side I sit on), and the other side of the classroom holds complete idiots. It seems that the "idiotic" kids feel like they are authorities on writing or something. Every time that we do class critiques of other student's writing, they start chomping at the bit, and before you know it the vultures have torn your paper to shreds. If they were so much better at writing, shouldn't they be in a higher level writing class? so stupid.
 On Monday, the teacher asked one of these annoying student's how their weekend was. This was her response, "Not very good, I slept horribly! I had a ton of nightmares, because my room is always cold, and you know there is a study about how sleeping in a cold room contributes to nightmares? Anyways, I keep having these terribly strange dreams, like I always end up accidentally killing someone in my dreams. In my dream last night I find a body in a pond, and somehow I ended up stabbing someone in the stomach and had the waste ALL over me! It was disgusting!" <------- Disturbed much? I mean, it was a rhetorical question!!!

Ah, I don't know. I know I am where I am supposed to be at this point in my life, but boy are people weird. Laugh it off, you might just lose some weight (Lord knows I better burn off some of this butter)!!