Thursday, November 15, 2012

To feel safe again look over your shoulder

A collection of disparate things makes a post:

  • I'm finally finding my way around Portland with a little more confidence.  Those who know me well know that I have nearly no sense of direction, so finding my way around somewhere new is always a challenge.
  • I apparently hit the flirtation sweet spot for a bunch of men here, all of whom are slightly older than me and quite charming.  Since I never, ever dress better than frumpily these days, I am somewhat baffled, but not displeased.
  • Feeling the need to start exercising again - I'm beginning to feel creaky and slow and things will only get worse as it gets colder (or as cold as it gets here), so I've got to get my wide white ass in motion again.
  • Oh, and the weather! Marylanders have a saying - if you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes and it will change.   That is almost literally true here.  The weather turns on a dime here, from sunny to pouring rain in nearly the blink of an eye.  It's fascinating, but it can make driving a bit of a challenge.
  • Parts of Jay's neighborhood remind me so much of parts of Rehoboth Beach. There's something about the style of houses and the ubiquitous presence of evergreens that makes me keep looking for the ocean around every corner.

1 comment:

  1. Ah, part of your instant affinity for Portland makes sense now, since I recall the warmth you have for Reheboth. (Me too. Much prefer its small town eclectic charms to the crowded crassness of OC.)

    And, regardless of how you dress, people are attracted to the spirit, 'the life', that radiates from you these days. (You are especially appealing to men a bit older than you, since to them you are 'young' and hot.)