Day 237 of Project 365: Burnside Bridge.

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An extra-long but thoroughly rewarding day at work ended with an impromptu dinner date with FunkyPlaid. We drove across the Burnside Bridge and marveled at the dreamlike dusk.

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Writing from: my study. Listening to: “Happy Idiot” by TV on the Radio, a favorite song from a favorite band. When I hear their music, I feel calm and focused and energized all at once. 

Day 236 of Project 365: Origami practice.

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Sometimes all I have time for is a few folds of origami practice. Tonight I was attempting a complex form but ended up practicing rabbit-ear folds. Not very photogenic, but it’s good to remind myself that learning new things takes time, patience, and many failed attempts.

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Writing from: my study. Listening to: an episode of “Prison Break” in the background.

Day 234 of Project 365: Cornbread Café.

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Sometimes the Internet pacifies my laziness in a great way. FunkyPlaid and I were hunger-yawning by the time we got to Eugene so I asked my Pocket Computer for nearby food options and it told me about Cornbread Café. Turns out this place is a vegan diner! Check out the darling decor. I enjoyed my Eggfu Benedict, especially the cashew hollandaise, although the tofu “egg” was a bit texturally weird for me.

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Writing from: my study. Listening to “Cranes” by Tigue.

Day 233 of Project 365: Yachats.

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We escaped the oppressive heat in Portland for a brief coastal sojourn with friends in Florence, Oregon. On the way we stopped in Yachats for lunch. The day was sunny and a veil of mist draped over the coast. It was at least 30 degrees cooler than what we had left behind.

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Writing from: my study. Listening to: “Music for Pieces of Wood” by Steve Reich, Smoke and Mirrors Percussion Ensemble.