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Saturday, June 21, 2008


The longest day of the year, and here at 10 to 8 in the evening it's still with us. Great day to get back in touch with the parts of the yard that we've been neglecting. A bike run to the Freddy's garden section for a couple of gadgets, spreading rose and azalea food, buying a 50-cent pair of work gloves from the garage sale down the street (they "fell off a truck"), that sort of thing. Then a gin and tonic while the kids perform their modern dance moves on the backyard grass to a KBOO soundtrack. Life is so good.

Comments (7)

Mmmm... Gin and tonic. I knew I liked you, Jack.

Aviation. With Schweppes and some cheap lime from Grocery Outlet.

I could still see the light fading in the west at 9:50p.m. Saturday night. Fantastic.

For me, this is the very best time of the year in the Pacific Northwest.

My birthday was on Friday, which was the first day of summer. Combine that with an excellent father's day with my 3 1/2 yr old daughter and it doesn't get much better. Summer in Portland rocks!

Excellent choice!

I limit myself to drinking Tanqueray gin. I find that Aviation gin "evaporates" way too fast after the bottle arrives home from the OLCC. Plus, it's more expensive.

I've taken to the Cascade Mountain Gin from Bend Distillery...


It's good and it's not expensive. It just tastes like real gin with that juniper kick. And Bend has juniper in spades, as we all know.

On a beautiful Oregon summer night under the stars, I can think of few things I'd rather have in my in my glass than a gin and tonic, a Bridgeport IPA or a some Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. I'm a shameless Oregon homer, but I couldn't care. I love it here...

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