It got really hot here this weekend and my brain felt sloshed.
This was in the shade!
What is funny is how crazy people get when the temperature rises here. Portland is notorious for being an overly friendly city. I am really friendly, so are most people I know. Some of my friends who move here from out of town have a hard time adjusting to how nice everyone is. Some people consider North Portland to be "the ghetto" but in reality, there is no ghetto in Portland. But this weekend there was Rap music blasting all night, fights, people partying in corner store parking lots. Portland is a pretty tame city, but in North Portland when the heat comes out, at first, I think people like to pretend they are in LA!
Today I was walking to the grocery store and I hadn't even left my street yet and I overhear "Take her bag...Take her f-ing bag" I thought it was just dialogue, but then I hear"Take her f-ing glasses...and take her f-ing bag....Do it...F-ing do it!" I thought to myself, I am wearing sunglasses, and I have a bag! I look up and there is a young couple, about 15 or 16, white wannabe gangsters. The boyfriend is telling his girlfriend to jump me (rob and beat me up) and she is saying "Nah,Nah,Nah" When I look up, the guy is looking at me and he does a pose (that was in retrospect HILARIOUS) like he is hardcore. And his voice gets louder as he stares straight at me"Take the bitch's glasses..go f-k her up." Then the girl grabbed him and dragged him down the street.
Funny thing is he couldn't tell from across the street that my glasses are less than 5 dollars, and I broke it, so one side is held together by a paper clip! (I am cheap and I had just bought those damn glasses from forever 21) and I had no money on me! I was paralyzed in my tracks, not out of fear, but out of shock..This does not happen on my street. It is the heat, I tell ya! Makes us Oregonians crazy. Even I have been listening to rap ( Jay-z and Kanye are my favorites!!!) all weekend with Casey while sitting on the front porch, drinking champagne and BBQing, but that is because we have been celebrating.
Celebrating what? I cannot say until tomorrow, just in case something happens and it falls through, but that would have to be a freak reason. Lets just say all my hard work this week really paid off! I will post about it tomorrow evening....!!!!!
Here is a picture of me about 15 minutes after the incident. Don't I look like too sweet of a person to want to rob? I guess my glasses are just way too cool, LOL!
Not too much baking this week, actually none at all unless you count my bread machine bread, which I really don't count. (unless I do a fancy mixture, which I haven't) It has been so hot that I haven't wanted to use the oven unless necessary. Most of our food is consumed in the early morning and after 9:30 at night, which we having been using our little tabletop grill out on our porch for every dinner. So much fun, We made these lemongrass skewers,
they were yummy and reminded me of food you get from a Bento stand where they cook everything in a huge fire pit.
We also made brie hamburgers stuffed with blue cheese, grilled onions, and herbs from our garden, but I have no pics.
Here is one of our front porch breakfasts:
The heat may be frying my brain because I thought my waffle looked like a monster with his tongue sticking out!
Not much happened this weekend besides all lot of walking, laying out in the backyard
and Nigel got his quarterly makeover.