So I'm realizing, that somewhere along the way, I must have skipped days in numbering on accident as I completed this 365 photo blog.
My official start date for this blog was May 3rd, 2010, so it would make sense that on this upcoming Tuesday would be my one year anniversary of this blog (which it is), but if I keep numbering things the way they are now, that would put us at... 367, I think?
So, if the numbers of this blog start looking weird, I appologize, I was just trying to correct the numbering for the next year of blogging :)
...What, you didn't think that day 365 was the end....did you? :)
Boone's shopping for Vitamins at the local pet store before going to the park for play time!
So, obviously you all know Boone. The dog behind him is a boarder collie/blue heeler mix who I see frequently at the park. Her name I found out today is Pasha. Pasha never fetches a ball. Instead, she chases your dog, who is chasing a ball, and then runs back with your dog. She's such a cutie. Steph and I were probably tossing tennis balls around for nearly an hour, and Pasha was with us the entire time, her Dad watching off in the distance.
Eventually, when Pasha's dad wanted to leave, he called her, but she wouldn't come. She was having too much fun with us. So I walked with a tennis ball and Boone, over to the gate, and Pasha followed. I was hoping that her Dad could grab her and then take her home. No such luck. She is a squirlly little thing.
For the next 5-10 minutes I would estimate, the man would walk over to Pasha, try and grab her, and she'd run away. I'd try and help, but she did the same thing with me. Eventually, I very quietly and very sneakily walked up behind her, grabbed her collar and petted her, telling her what a good girl she was.... and then, much to the begrudgement of my sister, I picked Pasha up in my arms (this is a 40 pound dog by the way) and then handed her to her Dad. He said thank you, then carried her outside the park. Haha!
My sister thinks I shouldn't have picked her up. My reasoning for doing so was that I didn't want her to wiggle free of her collar and escape again... was I wrong to do this? The man seemed very appreciative of the help...? I dunno. I always second guess myself in awkward social situations like that.
Huzzah! One of my favorite books was made into a movie! Steph, Kari and I of course had to go on opening day!
I have to say, it was actually really good. I had low expectations, but watching the movie reminded me of the emotions I read while reading the book. How frustrated I got with certain characters, how much I liked the story... I'll totally be buying this when it comes out. It wasn't perfect and it was a bit melodramatic, but that's ok!
Kari trying to smuggle in her popcorn tin for a free refill. You're technically supposed to refill it on the same day, and Kari got a lecture, but it was hilarious watching her shove that tub under her sweatshirt.
We read Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde this month. My description of it would be"Steampunk meets Pleasentville." I think this was the first month where I didn't actually finish the book on time. I'll finish it probably in the next week, it's just a very dense book and took a long time to actually get to the juicy bits. Thankfully, I was not the only one! We all enjoyed what we could read of it, but we all found it a bit heavy and overly descriptive at times.
Yes, I was that person. The person who takes a photo or two at the Broadway play. Obviously, it didn't come out, but I tried. Don't worry, my flash was off and I was covering my phone screen with my hand and my sweater, so no one would have been bothered by the LED screen.
For Christmas, I had bought my little sister tickets to the tour of Billy Elliot, which is one of her favorite movies. Since she and I both like musical, I thought I would buy us tickets. The show itself was pretty good. I would have liked it a lot better if the kid they had playing Billy that night (apparenty there are 4 Billy's on tour) could actually sing. The kid was a fantastic dancer, as you would have to expect, but this kid couldn't hold a note. It was sort of embarassing :(
Today was the first annual Cherry Blossom festival in Portland! Waterfront Park has lots of cherry blossom trees that bloom every spring and are very picturesque this time of year, so I went down there with some friends :)
Ah yes, it was a typical Oregon day. RAIN.
There wasn't a whole lot going on at the Cherry Blossom Festival, just a tent or two with some stuff from Uwajimaia, the local Asian Market, and then a few performances. So we wandered over to Saturday Market to get some lunch and browse the shops.
A street performer who was pretending to be a statue until kids came up to look at him.
Stained glass. The thing I love about Saturday Market is that everything there is hand made and local from our artisans here in Portland. Tends to be a bit more expensive, of course, but it's well worth it. I bought Boone a new handmade dog collar and matching leash, I can't wait to show y'all! :)
Kyle is one of my oldest friends, we've known each other since we were in the 6th grade, so... that would be 13 or 14 years. We had been talking about going to brunch at Meriwethers for 8 months, hahaha. Today, we finally went, and the food was so good!
Meriwether's is a farm-to-table restaurant in Portland. Some of the best quality and freshest food I've had at a restaurant in some time!
Kyle ordered blueberry pancakes. I wish there was something to show the scale of these pancakes. The sausage is about the average patty size, so use that as your reference. They.Were.Massive.
I ordered the french toast. I think I make better french toast to be honest, but it wasn't bad.
I think these were ostrich eggs. I ordered a side of 2 eggs, and just like everything else this place served, they were HUGE.
Happy April Fools Day! Did anyone get pranked today? We had an awesome one at work, someone got our department real good! They told us we were evacuating due to a chemical spill. Panic!! For about 5 seconds :)
Self portait day once again! I don't think I've really been doing this right. Most people who photograph themselves every month do it to document their physical changes throughout the year... as the year progressed, I just wanted to get artsy with mine, haahaha.
I got my hair back to brown... can you tell? I like it much better.