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Journey to Ixtlan

Journey to Ixtlan

There is one simple thing wrong with you – you think you have plenty of time.
If you don’t think your life is going to last forever, what are you waiting for? Why the hesitation to change? You don’t have time for this display, you fool. This, whatever you’re doing now, may be your last act on earth.

 

Sh*t’s F*cked – A Positivity Guide

Sh*t’s F*cked – A Positivity Guide


Great little Etsy e-zine I got from the library when I laughed at the title. It had some great nuggets of self-care in it. Appears to be the things you start realizing as you start to hit your 30’s 🙂

  • Physical change prompts emotional change. Get out of town.
  • Remember to leave for vacation only AFTER you have addressed important issues. Be accountable for the feelings of others – and your own.
  • Borrow a friend’s dog and go exploring together. Don’t have a friend with a dog – borrow a shelter dog.
  • Take yourself on a solo date: watch the sunset by yourself. Eat your favorite snacks. Breathe deeply. Don’t get up until the sky is dark. Don’t invite other people. Learn to love solitude and sitting with yourself.

I liked the solo date one myself. I have just the spot picked out on the Oregon coast too…

The Infinity Rooms of Yayoi Kusama

The Infinity Rooms of Yayoi Kusama

Infinity Mirrored Room –The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away, 2013 Wood, metal, mirrors, plastic, acrylic panel, rubber, LED lighting system, and acrylic balls 113 1/4 x 163 1/2 x 163 1/2 in. (287.7 x 415.3 x 415.3 cm) Collection of the artist; The Broad Art Foundation, Los Angeles

Yayoi Kusama creates unique experiences by taking a small room, covering it entirely with mirrors, then sets up small art displays in them that appear to stretch on towards infinity.

She started her work in 1965 when she produced Infinity Mirror Room—Phalli’s Field. Using mirrors, she transformed her earlier paintings and works on paper into a perceptual experience. Over the course of her career, she has produced more than twenty distinct rooms. The rooms provide an opportunity to examine the artist’s themes, such as the celebration of life and its aftermath.

More on her individual room can be found here: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/kusama/infinity-rooms/#souls

Or take a walk through some of them:

Amazing Ford car crib

Amazing Ford car crib

Putting the baby in a car and going for a drive has long been known to put even the most restless child to sleep. So, Ford made a crib that you connect to a smartphone app and can then record/playback journeys you take. It reproduces sounds, passing lights, and the very motion of the journey.  So now, your child can take your commute home each day with you.

Bonus points for the Castilian Spanish.

Hike the Upper Salmonberry River Trail

Hike the Upper Salmonberry River Trail

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Hike through unique, abandoned train track scenery, tunnels, and trestles just outside of Timber, Oregon. The trailhead GPS Grid Coordinates are 45°42′16.26″N 123°24′40.58″W.

To get to the trailhead (Located in the Tillamook State Forest) from Portland Oregon, take US 26 west for 36 miles to the Timber Junction and then turn left onto Timber Road. Drive 3 miles to the town of Timber and turn right onto Cochran Road. The pavement will end in a half mile. You’ll pass Reeher’s Camp at 5.5 miles; stay left just after that, then go right at a junction at 6.6 miles. At 9.6 miles, go left onto another unsigned road, then at 9.7 take the far-left road at a three-way intersection. Park at 0.1 mile ahead, just before the road crosses the train tracks. There are no facilities on site and there is no trailhead fee required.

More details here.

Party like the Great Gatsby

Party like the Great Gatsby

Back again here in downtown Portland!

Ron Bearden presents: The Roaring 20s – Great Gatsby Dance Party!

You are invited to step back into the roaring 20’s and celebrate in the lifestyle of the Great Gatsby and the end of prohibition. For your dancing and romancing pleasure The Midnight Serenaders will be performing an amazing and fun show guaranteed to keep all you sexy flappers and zuit suit daddy’s on the dance floor. We will also have a special vintage drink selection including champagne cocktail Singles……..Couples……….. Come and enjoy a fun evening and meet your sweetheart at the Dance!!!

 

The beautiful Adrianna Hill Ballroom is one of Portland’s best keep secrets. Built in 1901 this storybook setting has been fully restored with a suspended “U” shaped balcony, cathedral styling 55 foot stage and spacious vaulted ceilings.

Dress to Impress – Putting on the Ritz Here is your chance to slip on some swanky outfit and strut your stuff. Gangster, flapper or glamorous, zuit suit, tuxedo………. Or just cocktail attire is also fine and take in the show. We will have a fashion stroll and prizes for the best dressed.

Dancing and music All Night Long!!!!!

$10.00 advance tickets available at Tickettomato.com
https://www.tickettomato.com/event/4600