Monday, August 25, 2008

Homeless in Portland...

Well, I made it here. I am writing from the hotel that I stayed at last night and the night before. I just checked out, and when I leave here I will be officially homeless. Just waiting on a call about the apartment that I applied for... here's hoping. Anyway, my mom and I made it up here smoothly, the drive was a lot easier than I thought it would be. We stayed in Ashland on Friday night, and had dinner at a nice little Italian restaurant. The downtown area was pretty cute. Saturday morning we finished the journey. I took my mom over to the Pearl district (or possibly the Alphabet district... 23rd street for those who know what I'm talking about). We walked the dogs and then had dinner at a fancy modern restaurant called 23Hoyt. We were the only ones who wanted to sit in the air-conditioned indoor seating, since it was 90 degrees out, but the Portlandians were out basking in the rare heat. Then we got chocolate and champagne and went back to the hotel to watch a movie. It was pretty cute of us. Sunday we went to see my new apartment (hopefully), which is not a dream come true, but it will have to do, since I'm homeless. I showed my mom the school, and then we had lunch before I dropped her at the airport. Now it's just me. I'm really excited to be here, but the last couple weeks my stress and nerves have been manifesting physically. There should be a warning label: "Moving To Portland may cause nausea, indigestion, clenching and grinding of teeth which then causes jaw pain and headaches. If you are pregnant, nursing, or have a heart condition, consult your doctor before trying Moving To Portland." I'll survive though. The difficult part should be over soon. I'm going to go work on my cardboard sign now.

2 comments:

Mom Ryan said...

I'm sooooo glad that you are officially NOT homeless! Hope your stuff arrives soon, and you have more good news with school, job, etc. etc.

Much Love,
Mom

Tara and the gang said...

OK, making me read your blog made me cry! I think my denial plan is officially not working and it really sucks that you're a plane ride away. Glad you're not homeless, hope we'll get up there someday...

Miss you!!!!