So the Other Half and I have been semi-seriously talking about moving out west for a while now and we’ve decided that Portland would be perfect for us. There’s a huge writing community (some of my favorite authors live there!) and a great brew-pub scene so there’d be something for both of us 🙂 And the weather! Give me rain over snow any day! I might even be able to keep a garden alive. Ok, maybe not, but I can dream.
So when a friend sent me this music video staring Fred Armisen from Saturday Night Live, I had to click the link. Come on – it’s called The Dream of The 90s is alive in Portland. How could I not?
You HAVE to watch this video. I think I fell out of my chair laughing.
Favorite. Line. Ever: Portland is the city where young people go to retire.
So then I finally caught a couple of episodes on IFC. And they were just as funny! Portland reminds me of where I live in a lot of ways, so it’s fun to see the same sorts of thinking and actions called out. One of the funniest skits was Put a Bird on it. In Portland, you can put a bird on it and call it art.
Might as well substitute Ann Arbor for Portland! SO True!!! I can think of half a dozen shops downtown that subscribe to the same philosophy!
I think this show has made me even more determined to move to Portland – I mean, who wouldn’t want to dress in flannel shirts and slack off at the local book store? Or make a living putting birds on things? Sounds like heaven to me!
Anyone out that way have a job for an author/tech writer and her computer tech boyfriend??? 😉