Wednesday, June 20, 2007

So far, Portland doesn't impress me.

It reminds me of New Orleans,which is not particularly a compliment.

One has to work really hard to find a place in this country big enough to host a convention that is still a major bitch to get to from Washington DC.

Portland is apparently just such a place. I came through Phoenix, kids.

I got going late, and in a true injustice, had to fly here stone cold sober. (Fun fact about CC: She's slightly claustrophobic and rarely flies without some form of assistance, usually alcohol.)

Anyway, I haven't eaten since dinner yesterday and will likely go do something about that. Will show up at the convention later. If you want to hang out, text me or just leave a note up on the message board.



Anonymous said...

I love New Orleans so much, having *tried* to live there twice, that it always breaks my heart to hear that someone doesn't really like it. There's good food, beautiful architecture, a local culture completely at odds with my own, etc.

Regardless, I hope Portland grows on you a little bit. I'm really regretting my decision not to attend GA this year....

Boy in the Bands (Scott Wells) said...

I liked Portland when I was there on business. But I was downtown, not near the Convention Center, which I just saw coming and going to the airport (on the rail).

For me, via Phoenix out, Las Vegas back.

Stephanie said...

It's hard to like any place when you're hungry. :)

Chalicechick said...

Sorry, Jay, lived in New Orleans for a year and really, really hated it.

Will spare you the details of why unless you're interested.


Anonymous said...

I'd absolutely be interested in your reasons, CC. I lived five of the past 15 years there, so you probably won't shock me >g<. Several possibilities—things like startling poverty, an economy with no base other than tourism, crime, August humidity—come immediately to mind.