Monday, March 8, 2010

I Got the Sun in the Mornin'

I haven't written a post in so long! I just started a new job and am SO happy. I'm already in love with it! I am teaching Special Ed students, K-5. I have a pretty great class. It is going to be both very challenging and really rewarding!! PLUS, I got paid to watch "The Little Mermaid" the other day! SAY WHAA?!?!

I drove to Portland, Oregon this weekend, just a short overnight trip. One of my best girlfriends came to interview for grad school, so I met up with her and we had a little sleepover in her hotel room!

We went to dinner at Pok Pok for dinner, but it had a crazy 90 minute wait, so we went across the street to the Whiskey Soda Lounge (same company, same menu) and we had their AMAAAAZINGLY DELICIOUS "Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings" So so so good. Seriously, the best wings ever. Sweet and Sticky (and I got them not spicy at all, but you can get them spicy).

My friend got a spicy Bamboo salad. and we got fancy asian cocktails! She had hot orange tea (soo alcoholic), and I got a "Zig Zag Wanderer" which had coconut milk, pineapple drinking vinegar, and other yummy and alcoholic stuff!!
Then we headed to the very popular Portland City Grill for more cocktails. This place is 30 stories high, and overlooks the city lights. So pretty! also, SO crowded. It took ages to find a table, but our bartender girl was very nice. and there's not much better than $5 Pomegranate Margaritas and $5 Cranberry Mojitos!
When we woke up, we ate breakfast in bed and watched Marley & Me in our pjs! Then we got ready to go to the Saturday Market!
It was a gorrrgeous day! So sunny and Spring! Blossom trees in bloom everywhere. Perfect sundress weather!

Random elephants in the middle of nowhere. and Chinatown? I'm not sure.

There were so many blossoms near the water, where the Saturday Market was. It was really fun too, so many cute things I wanted to buy! Lots of lovely hand-blown glass, some paper-maiche tulip lamps, and beautiful beautiful peacock feather vintage-esque fascinators!!!
Portland was lovely, Spring is lovely, and pink blossoms are lovely!!!


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trishie said...

First of all, congrats on your new job!!! i can really sense your joy and am so happy for you.

Second, the chicken wings look so yum and is making me very hungry right now.

lastly, I LOVE the pictures from the markets, the colours are so vivid and bright and the blossoms are beautiful.

OneCraftyFox said...

Congrats on the new job, I am glad to hear you are involved with something you enjoy :) I love your pics, are those cherry blossoms?

My New Favourite Thing said...

cherry blossoms are my favourite! :)

Kristin said...

Wow, do I want to visit Portland now. Gorgeous pics!

Taj Acosta said...

Lovely pics! Cherry blossoms are my favorite ever! I love those pics of them ;) xoxo

{ I V Y } said...

pretty blog and cherry blossom pics! beautiful!

OneCraftyFox said...

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Caroline said...

Wow I love these photos!!! XO

OneCraftyFox said...

Re: the Mary Poppins dress... I found it on by searching the terms 'nude, tiered, frill' but I can't recall which one it showed up under. I tried looking for it now, but no luck. I think the retailer that carried it was misssellfridge but I don't see it under their listings now. Will let you know if I come across it again :)

my name is lauren. said...

yay! so glad you tried pok pok and portland city grill. the wait is super long at both, but it's well worth it :).

and thank you for all your sweet comments you left today.

hope you have a happy monday!


Rose said...

I love blossom season! weve got a while to wait here in Australia though.
The portland city grill looks like an amazing view! What a lovely place to dine.
Hope you have a nice week :)


JMay said...

Congrats on the new job, so exciting!

those pictures are gorgeous, especially the cherry blossoms!

I've heard Portland is pretty, I really wanna go now :-)

Aron said...

Wow, I can't wait for cherry blossoms to come here!