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Times Square, Oregon

Oregon doesn’t have a lot of big name tourist spots. Or small name ones, for that matter.  In Portland they’re mostly all parks: Washington Park, the Rose Garden, the Chinese Garden, the Japanese Garden.

So when BE Sales Manager Jim Jones and his team went scouting for quaint places to bring out-of-towners – without threat of rain, frisbees or off-leash canines – they hit on Dan’s and my living room. And everything attached to it.

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So I wasn’t overly surprised to get back from Santa Fe a couple of nights ago and find a party about to erupt there. All the art is Museum Gelled to the pedestals or nailed to the walls, so we’re prepared.

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Something about the house seems to make people a little giddy. Well, I suppose it could have been the $4.95 /jug Chardonnay. Or the heat? It’d been over 100F all week.

For whatever the reason, a party at our place usually involves:

1. The Death March through three floors of art, with orders not to step on the cat, interspersed with long-winded explanations of the techniques behind this-that-and-the-other complicated kilnformed artwork.

2. Good ‘n healthy edibles prepared by Jim’s team  (who will cure me of my addiction to salt, sugar and fat eventually ;-) )

3. Oftentimes hysterical and acrobatically-illustrated anecdotes from guests.

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The Oscar for best performance involving breaking a leg by falling over a dog in the middle of the night goes to the unstoppable Brenda Griffith.

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No, plugging one ear is not an effective way to tone down Brenda’s performance.

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The rare well-mannered guest attempting to say grace before feeding…

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…will have her prosciutto swiftly pilfered by my hedonistic heathen hubby.

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Pictures, pictures…the inevitable small arsenal of cameras…

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…aimed and shot by Jim and Team on orders of our guests…

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…who were – seriously – heaps of fun and a total treat to come home to.

4 Responses to Times Square, Oregon

  1. Ahhh! I recognize those crutches! Brenda can move faster ON crutches than most of the rest of us on two good pins. And she picks really cool hotels.

  2. Gary Brown says:

    You beat me to it, Cynthia! Keeping up with her on the way to dinner the other night was a task in itself.

  3. Aw, shucks. I was just happy to be able to be there to exchange dead-pet-in-the-freezer stories with you, Lani!

  4. Uh…DPITF stories? Is there something I should know about BEFORE Ernie gets on the plane?

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