August 6th, 2010

out of time

pdx day trip

I had to drive some engineering equipment to Portland on Tuesday. It was so fucking awesome! I hung out @ Powell's, wandered around Pearl District, and met up with an old friend for a catch-up dinner accompanied by lots of laughter.

There were lots of dreadlocked and heavily tattooed women in the city limits...I didn't get ONE question/comment from anybody re: my appearance like I always do here in SF and it was AWESOMEOSITY.

I SOOOO wanted to keep driving to Seattle (another place I've never been). Only a little over 200m away! Next time (when I have more time) I will, since in this case I had to come back to the city almost right away (Thurs).

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PDX Fail: It was foggy, so I didn't get to see either Mt. Hood or Mt. St. Helens. Boo.
  • Current Music
    "Iambic 5 Poetry " - Squarepusher

Sooo, 5 weeks.

First off, I'm not allowed to touch the camera again. The SD card slot is located under a flap containing the batteries [not a good place for an SD slot, IMO] and it's nearly impossible for me to open it. Had to get the hubs to help, and the last time he had difficulty because I apparently kinda closed it wonky. So there's that.

Secondly, yay 5 weeks! I know that's chump change to you year+'ers, but I'm happy. My hair has decided to be completely loose; I have a few tight locks but others seem to be just coming apart. I'm trying to just deal, and keep telling myself they'll suck back in as the dreads mature... but it's hard. Furthermore, these aren't just one or two strands of loose hair. I'm sure it's happened this way for others, though, so again I'm trying not to worry.

I've noticed a few locks that are flattened near the roots. I know the cause is my near constant use of a headset [gamer-nerd, music fiend]; these locks are right behind my ear and as such get the worst of the pressure. I do palm roll, though mainly after my shower, and these are very awkward to get to. Hoping that after I wash tomorrow I can get the hubs to help but we'll see.

I felt around today and found the two smallest of my locks and had my husband snap pics. The first looks bigger than it feels, and the second... well, you'll see.

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I'll take more photos later, when my hair is washed. I tend to wash every weekend, mainly because of itchies. I'm unemployed so I rarely go anywhere except to church and maybe a movie. And that's why God invented bandannas :) Have a great weekend, all :)
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    drained Meh.