Sunday, July 25, 2010

Just a little posting in the wee hours of the night.

Crazy busy! This week has flown by, with many happenings.
-Had a wild and crazy night last Saturday, ended up going to a dance club with people from school. Just silly, but pretty fun.
-Went to a BBQ at a friends place on Sunday, enjoyed the weather and played corn hole and ate some really great food.
-The first part of my first quarter is done, I finished well, made a B+ overall, which I'm fairly happy with, but I've got some room for improvement. I made a 97 on my knife skills test though, which was exciting!
-I took a lovely trip out to Suavies Island on Wednesday, with one of my best friend's friends. It's about a 20 minute drive, but well worth it. There are berry farms where you can pick buckets for a few bucks. We didn't visit any that trip, we spent all our time on the beach. There's a really sandy bank to the river where you can hang out, have a bonfire, and then the river that runs is pretty clear, so it's great for swimming. It was a beautiful day to go out there, and my first time to visit. One of the best times I've had since I've moved though, tons of fun.
-We had a crazy day yesterday at work, they started flicks on the bricks at Pioneer Square, where my store is. They showed Ferris Beuler's Day Off on this HUGE screen they set up. We were super busy. They show a movie every Friday until about September, so I think if I can I'm gonna try to make it to one soon.
-Just took a nice midnight bike ride with a girl I work with by the river. We both had to close, so we wanted to ride a little bit. Just about 30 minutes, but a great way to defuse after a long day of work.
-Bought some really cool plates from Anthropologie today! Super cute, and on sale.
All kinds of other fun stuff too, just can't even think! Gotta sleep, I work tomorrow, as per usual.
beautiful summery Portland love,

Saturday, July 17, 2010

" I went to sleep for the daytime I shut my eyes to the sunshine, turned my head away from the noise bruise and drip decay of childish toys"

Had a long week, just draining and exhausting, but here I am, I have survived.
I've had some time to think and just walk around listening to music that makes me thoughtful over the past week. Just thinking about how far I've come, and where I'm going. Can't believe I'm here, it's just so amazing to me. I feel so lucky to be in a city where I feel at home, where I belong. Just walking or riding my bike down the street makes me so happy and overwhelmed. Overjoyed!

Other than that, work and school pretty much ruling my life. The end of 111, the class I'm in right now, is in few days, so we have a final and a knife skills test coming up. I'm not too worried, but I'll be in the kitchen early cutting up potatoes for practice, that's for sure.

I had a frito pie party at my apartment! A few people from work came over and I made a big pot of chili, then we wandered around and went to Voodoo Donuts downtown. It was tons of fun. I've been hanging out with my neighbors a lot lately, they live right next door so we can pretty much just stay at our apartment and sit in eachother's tiny rooms. haha It's nice to have someone to share meals with though.

Gotta go to work today at 1:30, bout to start getting ready. There's an event in the square this weekend called Sand in the City, that happens every year. They have all this sand trucked in and special sand artists compete making sand sculptures. It's really cool, but makes our store pretty busy. But then again, I can't think of a time when our store hasn't been pretty busy!

Much love,

Monday, July 12, 2010

For those of you thinking about investing in Clear Internet; DON'T. DO. IT.
I've spent the better part of a month trying to figure out a plan and get something settled. I thought it was done, but alas I was duped again. I haven't paid them any money, and I won't!
That being said, I've worked it out with my neighbors to split the bill on a wireless router. So (HOPEFULLY) I'll have some stability from here on out. I think this time I might be in luck.

Anyhoo, Just got done with my first day back at school. Started vegetable cooking methods, so excited to be eating stuff that isn't all rich and buttery. After potatoes and starches and soups, something light sounds really nice. Even though I made pan fried eggplant today, the only vegetable fried in oil and topped with cheese.
Had a good break last week, didn't do anything exciting for the 4th, but I did manage to get to the Blues fest, bought some cheap furniture from the goodwill distributing 'bins' store, caught the farmers market, made myself a budget, took a long beautiful bike ride by the river, got a pair of chaco sandals, bought a fan for the hot summer nights, saw Toy Story 3, and even survived thousands of soccer fans watching the world cup in Pioneer Square where I work. All in all it was a great week, got so much done!

Gotta take a nap before work, I'm super sluggish today. I think yesterdays work day took the energy of a few days out of me.
I'll write more later, as long as my internet is still working! (crosses fingers)

Love, Cait

Friday, July 2, 2010

Well the sad thing is that now, even a week after my last post, I'm finally better.

Things are going well as ever, the weather has been fantastic, we got a few hours of rain the past couple of days but it's cleared up. My summer break starts now! I have next week off of school so I'll be doing a lot of working, sleeping, and hopefully exploring. I've been able to meet a few really neat people so maybe I'll have something to do for the 4th of July!

can't think of too much else, work has been so hectic, but now that I'm not sick it doesn't seem so bad.

Lovin' every minute! Missing everyone! The works