A new release, just in time for the holidays! A little compilation of the random clips of video I took while Naomi and Art were visiting. Enjoy!
One of the many oddities that keep Portland weird are sidewalk ponies. There are these little metal rings attached to the curb of the sidewalks in many Portland neighborhoods. The rumor is that they were originally put there for people to tie their horses to. Now that most of us don’t use horses as our primary means of transportation, the rings have gone unused …. well, until people started to tie toy ponies to them.
We decided that we wanted to plant a couple of ponies of our own in our neighborhood. We found a couple of nice ponies at Good Will, but waited until friends were visiting to actually set them free (or tie them up really).
Since toy ponies don’t like to be tied up, they have to be tied using industrial strength methods, using metal cabling and ferrules.
Pony number one was really a golden reindeer, made of some kind of paper-mache material.
Pony number two was a plastic toy pony with a button that made whinny sounds.
Yea.. unfortunately these ponies weren’t ready to be outdoor ponies. The paper mache reindeer pony basically melted in the rain and then was stepped on repeatedly. The plastic pony’s leash was a little too long, and so he managed to find his way into the street where he was run over. After a few days he lost a leg, which we were able to salvage, but when we went back to glue the leg back on we found he was missing another … so now he’s a two-legged pony with his face stuck in the moss.
Sad face.Read More
For the past week and a half Justin and I have been lucky enough to have Naomi and Art staying with us here in Portland! Yay friends!! I can’t believe all the fun stuff we were able to pack in while they were here. Here are some of the highlights:
So much fun! And this time it was on a bigger better floor of the building with amazingly bouncy floors.Read More
I have finally found some really great girls to hang out with in the city and today…do you know what I did?? –I contemplated rescheduling an outing with one of them so that I could stay home and sew!! What the heck?!
Between Carrie Marie sending me some great inspiring links related to sewing, knowing that I have to make people’s Christmas presents now while I don’t have a job, and Justin wanting to build a kite together… I have been a sewing champion! –And I’m LOVING every minute of itRead More
This past week we had two visitors from the North East– Marc and Becky! They crashed at our place Friday & Saturday two weekends ago, and were back briefly last night before flying back to Boston.
We had elaborate plans for them, including a trip out to the Oregon coast– but once they got here we realized that Portland itself had so many neat gems to show them that we decided to stay local for a whole day. We had some delicious breakfast lattes from a little coffee stand around the corner from our apt, toured around Washington park, wandered Powell’s City of Books, had dinner at Deschutes brewery (with Chris & Carla), went to the Rose Festival’s Waterfront Village, and watched the Starlite Parade– all in all a great relaxing yet full day in Portland!
On Sunday Marc & Becky were headed East toward Mt Hood, so we joined them for the beginning of their trip and made a stop in Hood River where we toured some of the local vineyards. At our last stop, Pheasant Valley Winery, one of those “it’s a small world” moments happened. Turned out, Regan takes the same ‘bootcamp’ workout class as the daughter of the bartender that was serving us. The mom begged Marc to play a practical joke of some kind on her daughter– we took the photo below as evidence that Marc met her mom!
Since we’re still working on finding replacement friends, it was great being able to share our new space with some familiar company. Who’s going to visit us next?? (Just kidding about the replacement friends– we love you, East Coast friends, and always will!!)Read More