Were you in Portland last night? Thunder rolled in off the hot eastern plains, the sky turned purple, and the air was wild with ions. We were all at Heidi's loft overlooking broadway when the downpour started, but the sun was out too, so the rain was a kinda shower of light. Then it stopped, and the sunset was spectacular. Ah, summer!

In other news, I love working on the weekend (esp. a behemoth weekend like this one) because when everyone else is panicking out of town/elbowing through crowds, I'm just sitting behind my desk quietly typing ideas onto cyber-paper. My friends pop their heads in to visit, sometimes bearing coffee. And then my own days off (Thursday/Friday, currently) are spent skating empty parks, swimming in empty rivers, and generally hanging out amongst chill weekday scenarios. It's a good plan.