Hello. (*tap tap*) Is this thing still on? Oh, hi. I’m glad you’re here. I thought I should check in, y’know, see how things are going.

Did I mention we’re living in Bend (Oregon) now? It may have slipped my mind. Long story short, we moved from Medford to Bend and, being budding nomadicists, we moved within Bend once more. The shorter story is that we now live in the same city as Allie from Hyperbole and a Half. (If you haven’t checked out her blog, I highly encourage you to do so. Or, you can get her book, Hyperbole and a Half.) If I’m (or you’re) lucky, some small bit of her blogging prowess will wear off on me.

Meanwhile, I (and this blog) will gradually settle in to Bend. If you’re not familiar with the area, Bend is located in central Oregon. The Deschutes River passes through it, and the high desert surrounds it.

5 Cool things about Bend

  1. Triage improv
    When I first moved to town, I put out feelers to find improv. I lucked into the chance to take classes with the local improv group, Triage, and I’ve even started performing with them.
  2. Breweries galore
    There are like ten or fifteen (or some number in between) small breweries here, the most per capita in the state of Oregon.
  3. Bike-friendly
    Most roads have bike lanes, trails cover most of the city, and apparently the mountain biking is great.
  4. Bikini-friendly
    I haven’t seen such concentrations of bikini-clad bodies in years. They’re drawn to the…
  5. Deschutes River
    Bent boardwalk in BendI’m a water sign, which may mean nothing but segues to a true thing — I love being near water. In Minnesota we had lakes (well over 10,000 of them), in Washington I was always within a short drive of the Sound. But Central Oregon is dry and further from the coast than I’ve been in more than 25 years. Thank goodness for the Deschutes River. And bikinis.

Let me end by warning that I plan on fiddling with the site theme, so it may look different from one day to the next. That’s just me floundering around with WordPress themes.

Alright, enough about me. How are you?

Gone round the Bend
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4 thoughts on “Gone round the Bend

  • 11-22-2013 at 10:48 pm
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    Well, Bend is glad to have you. Just don’t drink beer on your bike, you might run into a babe in a bikini!

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    • 11-22-2013 at 11:50 pm
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      Ha! What could be more Bend than drinking beer on a bike and running into a babe in a bikini? Thanks for the idea.

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    • 11-26-2013 at 2:06 pm
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      Well now, let’s not be hasty…

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