Wedding at the Urban Oasis

My friends Mickey and Jackie tied the knot Saturday night, here at the Urban Oasis. Jackie’s Mom, Kathy and Dad, Jack and her Aunts and Uncles also stayed here for the weekend.

Back in the fall, when Jackie and her mother went looking at event spaces, Jackie told her that she knew of a great warehouse loft space that did weddings. But I think a warehouse space didn’t exactly fit her mom’s pictures of the setting where Jackie would get married.

Ganja Queen, Her Pot or Not Her Pot?

That is the question.

I was scrolling through the list of on-demand HBO documentaries to find something to watch late last night and narrowed it down to one called Ganja Queen and another about child kidnapping in China. Duane’s chose Ganja Queen so we watched the story of Schapelle Corby, a 28 year old Australian woman who was arrested and tried for smuggling 4.2 kilos of marijuana into Bali in a boogie board bag.

Five item must see/must do list for Buenos Aires

My friend Joe is off to Argentina on the Fourth of July. There are a bunch of us who are very envious. He asked me to give him a list of the five places on my Buenos Aires must see/must do list. So here goes:
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1.San Telmo Street Fair on Sundays. On Sundays they block the streets off and vendors come and have a flea market kind of thing in the square and on the streets surrounding the square in this quaint old neighborhood. They had stalls with old vintage cameras and one of vintage record players some with the horns and everything. There were really interesting items I don’t usually see around here.

Eames Stamps at the USPO

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Eames stamps are now available at the Post Office. I don’t know why I am so excited. I rarely write letters so mostly I put wonderful stamps on my bills and such. I really hope that someone appreciates them as much as I do sending them. I guess really all that matters is that it makes me smile on my way to the mailbox.

Reserve it Now!

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I just got the sweetest letter from one of my Southern Breeze beach house renters. The good news was they loved staying there. The bad news, their year old baby ripped one of my coffee table books.

Looking Super

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Danneman’s is now painted and the old furniture has been purchased by Bobby at the Pizza place down the street, so it is mostly cleaned out. Grant and I started bringing in and arranging all of our treasures . It’s pretty funny that we are both obsessed in the same way. We arrange things and then have to stand around and admire it. We even went back over there tonight. I had gone to Home Depot and bought two palms for either side of the front door. Grant met me over at the building to help me get them out of the car and bring them inside. But truth be told, we both just wanted to see how it looked at night and congratulate each other on how great it’s looking.

Pinot Noir for Horacio


After Michael and I got gas and were on our way we passed by a sign for Pinot Noir Grapes. Before I had left Atlanta, Horacio our Argentine, Tango instructor and wine connoisseur was waxing on about Oregon Pinot Noir so we pulled into the little Wy’East winery and had a wine tasting. Well I say we, but really Michael watched me taste the wine since he isn’t 21 quite yet. I bought Horacio a bottle of the good stuff, the one that was made from the grapes of the old vines.

Running on Empty

Sunday, Michael wanted to drive out to Mount Hood so we got together late morning and headed out. I had the rental car which I had picked up with a full tank of gas at the airport and I thought I would never be able to use all of it in five days. I was very wrong since I spent the majority of each day in Portland getting lost and driving all over hell and back. That is the bad thing, the good thing is that I did learn my way around the entire city.