Josh and I caught an episode of Free Agents the other day, which takes place in Portland. I was sewing, so I didn't pay too close attention, but something stood out to me. Free Agents is about people at an advertising firm, and in this episode they were trying to figure out how to sell umbrellas to men. Because, apparently, umbrellas are not manly and so men in Portland won't buy them. I think the real problem, though, would be selling an umbrella to any Oregonian at all! Ride the train, look around the city, or take a walk and you'll see that the majority of the folks just tough it out with a raincoat, or some microfleece and a hat. We snickered like natives in on the joke that TV doesn't know what it means to be an Oregonian.
It's been a year and a half since our Europe trip and we still haven't put up any pictures on Facebook. Oops.
We leave Friday for an epic East Coast Adventure. We're spending a day in Hartford visiting friends and family, a week in a cabin in Maine hiking and rowing, five days in the Smokies backpacking, and a couple days in NC visiting friends. We've been working hard over here. I'm ready for a break. I'm ready for fall. This is going to be awesome.
I have a vocal crush on Adele. I love to sing along with her songs. Singing Rolling in the Deep is hard! I have never heard a good cover of it. I'm sorry to say that includes my listening to John Legend's version. I thought if anyone could do it, it would be him. They always fall apart at the chorus. But so do I, so I totally understand. No one can do it like she does.
Have a great two weeks, world!