Sunday, November 24, 2002

Mom and I just had a wonderful weekend up in Oregon with Lacey. Pictures are here. Lacey pointed out that she and I had never gone so long (5 months) without seeing each other. Wow.

We spent yesterday afternoon at Lacey and DeMara's apartment making yummy things like corn chowder and hot crossed buns. They've got a lovely little apartment but they'll only be there for a little while longer. Then DeMara's coming back to Stanford and Lacey's finding another place.

Saturday night we went to the Portland contra dance which was absolutely awesome. KGB was down from Seattle so the music was fantastic, and there were lots of good dancers there. There were even a lot of college students. I wish we could get more students to come to contras around here.

This morning we went to see the new Harry Potter movie. That was very enjoyable, but I won't say too much for those of you who haven't seen it yet. I notice, though, that when I watch a movie of a book I know pretty well, I don't so much form an overall impression of it as I just accumulate lists of details and how they relate to what was in the book and what was in my head.

After the movie we went to Powell's bookstore, which is now one of my favorite places in the world. They have something like 1.5 million new and used books. It is absolutely amazingly enormous. You have to take a map when you go in. I could have spent all day there. Heck, I would have brought a sleeping bag and just stayed for weeks, or until they kicked me out.

In the evening we had a short visit at Hugo's new apartment, and a little bit of music time. Then Lacey drove us back to the airport and sent us home. Sleepy now....

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