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Friday, March 14, 2008

It’s Cocktail Time, and I Must Away

posted by on March 14 at 16:47 PM

My beloved gay husband and I are taking the weekend off to travel in a big loop through the mountains to Leavenworth (short stop for a bratwurst?) then on to Yakima (antique stores, burgers at Dusty’s) for Saturday night. Sunday morning we move on to The Maryhill Museum in Oregon to see Marie of Romania’s stuff, the concrete Stonehenge, and the Theatre De La Mode. Finally, over to Portland for a night in a good hotel (thanks Orbitz!), a nice meal (at the Veritable Quandary, perhaps) and Portland things on Monday like Powell’s, Counter Media, etc.

Any suggestions for somewhere to stay in Yakima area that won’t cost an absurd amount and isn’t too scary? We are teh gay, and therefore can enjoy the kitsch, but we are also over 40 and like to be reasonably comfortable.

Is there anything not mentioned on our itinerary that we should stop for?

Thanks everyone for letting me SLOG today. I got little else done, but enjoyed myself thoroughly. Sorry I didn’t unearth any showtunes for Fnarf, sorry I wasn’t able to share my thoughts on Hillary VS Obama (short one-issue version: The Clintons have been known to toss the gays under the bus at the earliest opportunity. I’m hoping for better from Obama.) But thanks to Amy Kate and everyone from the Stranger for letting me spout off today.

And to finish up by being completely self-serving. Let me mention that I bar tend (most) Sunday afternoons at MOE Bar, starting at 3 PM. Come have some drinks and tip me lavishly.


As for the pagoda, we found it on Craigslist!

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Posted by dj girth | March 14, 2008 5:00 PM

It's me, Rhetorical. Good going, Mark - missed you last night.

Just remember what Dorothy Parker said: "Life is a glorious cycle of song, a medley of extemporanea, and love is a thing that can never go wrong, and I am Marie of Roumania."

Kiss her hem for me at Maryhill - or Samhill.

Posted by RHETT ORACLE | March 14, 2008 5:17 PM

What an awesome local loop. have a great trip, sounds like a lovely weekend.

Posted by mike | March 14, 2008 5:37 PM

The Maryhill Museum is located in Goldendale, WA overlooking the Columbia River, not in Oregon.

Posted by Sam Hill | March 14, 2008 5:52 PM

So you're the lucky bastid who lives in the adorable little pagoda house! Covet!!

Posted by Hooty Sapperticker | March 17, 2008 8:57 AM

On 13th or something? It was a rental in the early 90's. Built by a sea captain.

Posted by hey I know that Pagoda | March 17, 2008 9:28 AM

#5, dat not wite. de Baboo hay, "Dou shall not covet dy neighbor's pagoda ... nor his ass." de Baboo hay.

Posted by Isaac, brother of Ishmael | March 17, 2008 12:35 PM

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