Letter from the Editor.
Spooky season is upon us. My neighborhood has been decorated for Halloween since the dawn of time and the fall rains have yet to start, so the only indicator of Halloween's proximity is the ever-extending arms of the night that hold what's left of the daylight hostage.
Boy has it been dark when I wake up in the morning. I know it's morning because I can hear my parents feeding all but one of the cats in the kitchen, which is directly above my room. The other cat is sitting 4 inches from my head staring at me silently until I wake up.
I saw Florence and the Machine last weekend. Florence sure can sing! She also can dance and run and did both of those things while singing with the force of one thousand airs. When she was up there, I was like, that's an artist and an athlete. I get that same exact feeling watching basketball. The athleticism and grace? Whew! Humans are extraordinary.
Eugene's very own Japanese Breakfast opened the show. I don't listen to a ton of Japanese Breakfast but band leader Michelle Zauner is a local with a successful band, has scored a video game, and has. NYT bestseller under her belt!
My biggest accomplishment during that concert was watching Michelle Zauner play piano across from the guitarist and saying, "Are they in love?" Because it turns out they are married.
If love is in the air, you don't need to tell me twice. Or even once. I'm on the case!
Except for when two people I knew were secretly dating for a year without me knowing and without them telling anyone. But maybe love wasn't really in the air, if you know what I'm saying!!!
I walked around the east and west esplanade of Portland this weekend. Always good to get a pulse on the river and the river-adjacent goings-on. I didn't make any friends on the walk but I didn't make any enemies either (that I know of!).
Pie. I ate pie this week. I was supposed to go out for pie last week for work but it never ended up happening. And I had really gotten my hopes up about pie. And this week, a piece of pie fell right into my lap, figuratively speaking. Literally speaking, that would have been a mess.
I made fall cookies with my sister. I considered bringing some into work but didn't. And that was okay because there were cookies at work this week. I can always make my fall cookies for this next week.
I accidentally left my phone at home one day this week. So if you were trying to contact me, it was no different than normal. Always expect replies within 3-5 business days.
I am spider-bite free for the last couple of months. I wish all my spiders the best of luck out there in the woods where they can bite anything and anyone else!
Fantasy Football is going pretty good. I pulled out a win in my office league by .09 points. That's hardly anything. I am now 4-1. In my family fantasy football league, my success rate is abysmal. I am 1-4 and somehow every player on my team sucks. But it's okay to judge me by my weakest Fantasy Football team.
In other sports news, Randy Johnson is a photographer for the NFL. He also does travel, concert, and wildlife photography and he's pretty good! I like that guy. Turns out he studied photojournalism in college. Just goes to show, if you're tall, you can do anything.
May you always be tall and achieve all your dreams.