Hello Gentle Readers!
In this week’s blog I’m going to talk about my trip to Portland!
For the people that don’t know what and where Portland is. Let me fill you in.
Portland is the largest city in the state of Oregon and is about three hours away from Green River College. The first time I heard about Portland this was the description I got: “Portland is a place where all the weird people come together, imagine a lot of music in the street, weird food, Hippies, and artsy people.” Now for the people who know me, you know that this sounds like the perfect place for me and that is exactly the impression I got during my trip to Portland.
Let me take you through my day.
The Voodoo doughnut store
The first thing we did when we arrived in Portland was going to the Voodoo Doughnut store.
The Voodoo Doughnut store might as well been one of the things Portland is most famous for. You can get doughnuts in all shapes and forms, and by that I mean in ALL shapes and forms. Yes even doughnuts that are shaped after certain parts of the human body. Not only that, they have doughnuts in every flavor you can think of. After buying a dozen doughnuts (I know, I have an unhealthy obsession with sugar) it was time to drive to the next attraction.
Pittock Mansion is a mansion that functions as a museum. We didn’t drive up there for the museum but because the mansion has a garden with one of the best views of Portland. After playing tourist and a hundred photos’ later we drove back to the city.
Offcourse, as the bookworm I am, I had to go to powell’s books. This is easily the biggest book store I have ever been to. After doing some googling I found out that this book store is about 68000 square feet. Now I am not very good at math but that is, putting it in American slang, ‘a hella lot’. One of the people in the store said: “If the zombie apocalypse is coming this is the place I want to hide and spend the rest of my days in.” I feel you sister. After finding all the books I wanted and getting a good deal for it (seriously people, if you love books but are a poor college student this is the place to go to.) it was time to head out.
After Powell’s books we went to grab something to eat and drove back to Pittock Mansion to enjoy the view of Portland at night.
Hope you all enjoyed this week’s blog. Until next time.
Hello Gentle Readers!
It’s been a while since my last blog post. A lot has happened since I came to the States. School has started, I finally got my social security card so I’ve started working recently and I went on numerous activities. In my blog I rather talk about the activities because let’s be honest, who wants to read about school and work stuff (sorry mom and dad).
In this week’s blog I’m going to write about a show that has been on my bucket list since I was 12 years old and I can now finally cross off my list. The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Enjoy! (Or not)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The first thing I have to mention before I begin writing about the show is that I have to keep this blog PG-13. This means I can’t go into full detail about the things happening in the show since 90% is about the ‘special hugs’ parents give each other to create babies. I’m just saying this because, let’s be real, this is the USA and I might get sued if I talk about ‘inappropriate’ things (wink).
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is originally a 1975 musical comedy film. For people who have seen the movie, you know that this movie is actually a really bad movie but it’s a classic. Nowadays they still show the movie in selected theaters but with a twist. Actors are acting out the scenes in front of the screen and encourage the audience to participate in various ways.
I went to the Blue Mouse theatre in Tacoma. When we stood in line, a girl from the show came outside and painted a ‘V’ on the faces of people who were there for the first time. (We all know what V stands for when it comes to first timers yes? No? Okay google it.) To be honest I didn’t do it because I had heard what they had planned for those first timers and frankly I was too scared to do it. I can’t tell you what because as I have mentioned I have to keep this blog PG-13.
Before the show began a guy explained all the rules, including different insults we had to shout when particular names came up during the movie. During the movie itself we had to throw things like rice and toast and we had to sing-a-long to the songs if we knew the lyrics. They ended the show with giving ‘special dances’ to a couple of audience members who had bid on them before the show. It was hilarious. The show self was amazing. It was funny and everything I imagined it to be since I had this on my bucket list. The actors did an amazing job, especially the guy who played Tim Curry’s role as Dr. Frank N Furter. I had a really good time and I’m definitely going to more shows.
I hope you guys enjoyed this blog post and if you have dying questions about the content of the show I’ll be more than happy to answer your questions through email, Facebook, basically anywhere but this blog (another wink).