@Bittersweet Go was always Joan Cusack in my head. Constance Zimmer, maybe?
-Portland Japanese Garden (breathtaking! Considered one of the best Japanese gardens not in Japan. The maples should just be starting to leaf out and the early azaleas are in bloom.)
-Cascade Brewing Company for 'sour' beers. Not really sour, just weird fruity flavors you can try in small tasters.
-The Doug Fir is a cool bar that usually has some great bands.
-Walk or take the light rail everywhere. Easy, frequent, and free!
-Also, they do have some really great strip clubs, if that is a shared interest...
@The Everpresent Wordsnatcher Take it easy on all the zinc! Not too much and take with food. Too much will give you the worst cramps/upset stomach. Because what you really are missing when you are coughing all the time is a seized up stomach and diarrhea...
@Reginal T. Squirge I have the same butt-gap issue and go for the DKNY Soho jeans at Macy's. They have a little stretch and a semi-high rise, but aren't quite momjeans (or at least I tell myself that...).
@fruiting body Don't bother. Too much work.
@FashionablyEvil Carrots and parsnips cut into sticks about 1/2" thick, shallots cut in half, a few whole garlic cloves, olive oil, salt, black and white pepper, some chopped thyme. Roast. Delicious and colorful.
@TheLetterL Yesyesyes. The bathroom and kitchen are where the transition from messy (Which is perfectly fine! You're busy!) to dirty (and living in your own filth) comes in.
@Respondona "I shall transcend your already-set plans and impose my own."
@iceberg This also works with moving to a different coast as all of your family. Due to various circumstances, this is our first Christmas not going home or seeing any family. Still no telling whether this will ultimately be freeing or incredibly depressing.
@the little c I do it. Water gets everywhere, but that's what yesterday's shower towel is for. I am a pig.