I am here. Yes, I am here in Portland. I flew in last night at 8:00 (which equates to 11:00 Eastern so I was completely exhausted) and headed to a local restaurant/dive bar. It was very local of me.
Today I spent walking down probably every single street and riding every bus and lightrail and streetcar that exists. There are maps. There are many maps. They are confusing. I am scared of this.
I have, and will always be, TERRIBLE with directions. Yeah, I know Colorado Springs like the back of my hand, but that took 20 freaking years. I don’t got that kind of time. If someone says to meet me on Burnside and 26th, I BETTER KNOW WHICH BUS LINE TO RIDE. This, I believe, will prove to be my greatest challenge.
Things I did today that TOTALLY give me street-cred as far as Portland goes:
-I went to Powells Books.
-I went to Voodoo Donuts.
-I took the Airtram over the city.
-I moved in with two gay men.
-I rode the Max. A lot.
-I ate at adorable bistros. A lot.
-I went to a barbeque with a bunch of theatrical vegan lesbians.
I am currently laying on the couch that will be my bed for the next few weeks (I can only assume) that is in my best friend’s living room. The people above me are listening to “My Baby Takes the Morning Train” and singing. Loudly. Tomorrow, I have resolved to clean. Because, here’s the thing, world. The gays are totally not as tidy as they are in the movies.
I will be posting a lot this week I think, as there are loads of plans ahead ALREADY. Tuesday morning I will go in for my interview to work at a day spa. I went there today and met everyone already. Totally gangster. Then I’m going to watch rehearsal for the experimental theatre that my bestie SMs. Shit is getting real.
Granted, I feel weirdly numb. Like it isn’t real yet. Like this is some crazy thing that I’ve been dreaming of doing for so long, that it couldn’t possibly have come to fruition. That I’ll suddenly wake up in my twin bed in 820sassy and come downstairs to see my roommates crocheting and watching Jeopardy. Alas.
My heart is still in Kentucky. It just hasn’t come over via FedEx yet.