Saturday, November 20, 2010

Late! Wah Wah!

Today I was late for work!
I live 2 blocks away and I was late!
I am not a total slacker. Neither of my alarms went off this morning!! I don't even know why because both were clearly set.
I got a write up.
I am never late to work.
If anyone had called me when I was 3 minutes late then I would have been only 7 minutes late. That's how close to work I live, and how important it is to me to be on time to work!

Then, when it got slow early, I got sent home first because I was late to work. How am I going to pay my bills when I am only getting 3 hours of work in a day?!

Ah!! Bad morning.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Looking for a new place

Right now, as I type, I'm living in a wonderful location with fairly nice roommates and a hot cup of tea next to me. So, why, you might ask, is the title of this blog "Looking for a new place? Well, the reason is this, I don't like how anti social my roommates are. The ones that live downstairs are actually really nice and they talk to me when they're upstairs BUT the ones that live upstairs (one in particular) frequently go on loud rants about how humanity sucks or some other topic that I generally just don't want to hear ranted about.

I can't handle it. I don't want to be caught in my room at least once a week afraid to go out into the land of ranting. I want to live somewhere where if I have 6 people over they're not getting the stink eye from my incredibly anti social roommates. I would prefer to live farther away from work, in a stinkier part of town, than have to feel bad about occupying the communal spaces in my house. Also, I'd like to find cheaper rent.

It's a strange dichotomy because on one hand, I generally like all of my roommates and would enjoy spending time with them but on the other hand, there is such a pervasive air of unwillingness to socialize that I feel uncomfortable spending any time with them. I know, it doesn't make sense and that's why I want to move, because of something that doesn't make sense.

Anyways, I have just started to house hunting process and will probably live here for a few more months, at least.

Wish me luck on the adventure of finding a good place to live!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


I just wanted to write a quick shout out to all of those who have written me mail and most recently I've received a few solid post card contributions to add to my mail collection.

Shout out Dogfish Head post cards and South Carolina post cards!

If you're thinking about adding to my mail collection you can send me mail at

808 Southeast 43rd Ave.
Portland, OR 97215

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Tea bags

I recently got sick and am now feeling much better. I still have a few of the pesky remnants of a cold but, in general, I am all better or so I hope.

Since moving to Portland, I have been especially into drinking teas. I've always enjoyed a good cup of tea but now I find myself buying tea whenever I find it on sale and offering tea to my friends as a reason they should come over.

When I got sick, my tea intake, which had been at about 1 cup with a fresh tea bag went up to at least 2 cups a day sometimes more. And I have no way of counting my tea bag reuse but I know for a fact that today I've reused at least 2 tea bags once. I'm just trying to give you a picture of what kind of tea drinking has been going on here.

Why am I explaining this to you? I don't know. But something else I don't know is why, at the end of my birthday I started collecting my old tea bags? So far I have 20. some of them are almost dry while others are still soft and fresh from the cup. I hope that none of them mold.

Here's a picture or two of my newest collection.
My collection
Close up.