i go by this place all the dang time during my various portland (p-town, yo) jaunts, but still have not gone in. and for being a used book store whore, you would think i would have built a hut out back for better ease of visiting the place.
i think i really really need to do more things in portland. i always feel so at home while i'm there, so much moreso than in vancouver. my SOUL feels at home in portland. i could never ever move there because of the crappy tax situation, but other than that, i believe i am HOME. i shall insert a mini rant about how i've lived all over the u.s. and have never felt nearly at home as i do in this area. my soul is home. and no, sillies, it's not because i had spent my teenage years SORT of in the area: we were about an hours drive north of here in a HORRIBLE town (Longview/Kelso - rumors have constantly flown around that the lead singer of Green Day used to live up there and wrote that song about that hideous place. i could never find any evidence of it. jeff pilson of dokken, yes. we had the same guitar teacher, afterall. i saw his high school yearbooks. funny stuff.) while living there, i almost never went to portland, as my family didn't drive at all. i got to go to a handful of concerts that i had to practically break my back to get to.
but i digress.
andrea has been saying that she wants to do more stuff after the whole wedding thing, which i think is a good amount of time to get my shiat in gear to be able to do such things, i.e. finances and all that crap. i would really like to start going to more live shows and having a bit more stuff to write up on about for FlavAZ than the boring monthly LP review i have been doing, one on an ancient cd, and the other two on greatest hits albums, for jimmy's sake.
so this fall? lookout portland, here i come!