Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Oregon Twilight

Three days, 14 appointments and 425 miles of driving later, I am not feeling particularly tired. Oregon is definitely in my list of ten best states in the U.S. -- can you guess the other nine? Before a dinner of halibut and a couple of glasses of Chardonnay, I nabbed these shots that remind me how much I miss autumn or nearly autumn leaves in northern California.

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At 6:53 AM, Blogger Steve said...

What?! There's no autumn in northern California? Clearly I need to get out more.

At 7:17 AM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Steve - Well, in certain places yes, but not most of the state. It is an irrigated desert, after all.

At 5:53 PM, Blogger mouse (aka kimy) said...

hmmm...your 10 best states? it's not in the top 5....choosing 10 is a most difficult challenge....
I expect new york would be there (if for no other reason than the fact nyc is in ny


oklahoma. because of your roots

hawaii (reasons are obvious)

montana (don't ask me why)

washington (pretty close to oregon)

vermont (well, it's one of mine)

maine (see vermont)

virginia (well it is for lovers)

new mexico (isn't it obvious)

is that ten?

At 5:54 PM, Blogger mouse (aka kimy) said...

oh, I think I listed 11 - drop virginia

by the way your sister is the sweetest!!! I will be mailing her a big thank you soon!

At 6:07 PM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Mouse - Oh, ten is too hard. I'd have to add Connecticut and New Jersey since I've had so many significant others from there. I actually like a lot of Colorado and Arizona. Despite it's governor Alaska is amazing. I'm sure that Mississippi has some redeeming value, but I can't think of it at the moment. Really I could probably find something to like about any of these states.

At 9:46 PM, Blogger rich bachelor said...

And now I'm back from Washington. The real crap of the whole deal is that I missed out on meeting you only to spend a fair amount of money on gas -as well as a speeding ticket earned ten minutes into my journey north- for an amount of money that may very well be less than what I spent to do it. For my own reasons, of course: I want those Seattle stagehands to like me.

Also, I saw the stage where my daughter works today, at the college she attends. I gave her my copy of the Backstage Handbook, which is the stagehand's equivalent of passing on the family bible. I couldn't be more proud.

At 9:38 AM, Blogger Gavin Elster said...

I love Astoria and Cannon beach. Banana slugs the size of bananas on the Tilamook trail. The amazing Glass fishing floats and junk that washes ashore from Japan. Sand dollars. The smell of a real woodburning fireplace on a cool morning. Oregon is truly beautiful.

At 10:06 AM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Rich - Sorry that we didn't meet this time. When I take my show to Portland, I'll definitely want you to manage the stage.

Gavin - Japanese junk washing up on the shore is almost poetic.


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