Right now I'm sitting in this cool, sunny apartment in Ballard, hanging out with my friend Mikki, who's out here for the summer from Williamsburg and doing an essential show there called "Raise the Roof" in October. Last night we went out with her friends, Seattle scene queen Kim, Rockrgrl creator Carla and Sheri, who used to manage bands and is now a Portland vintner. We went to this perfect bar, Hazlewood, and M. & I had just enough champers before going out that I decided to wear my pretty shoes. Today I worked in the morning and then went out for a stroll and sat in a cafe and wrote in my journal and bought a sweatshirt. Tomorrow I'm having lunch with Maria Semple. In Portland I stayed with my friend Laural, whose poetry moves me, and her husband who is a competitive cyclist (and sometime model) and it's been so nice to be surrounded by such lovely people and to have some adventures! Expect more.