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July 6th, 2009


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02:38 am - Today + an urban oddity
After going with shadowmorphic to the airport in the morning, I had a quiet day, Becca and I came back and slept for a while and did very little, while Alice studied for her chemistry mid-term tomorrow. Then, I went out with Aaron. We found a very nice bar-restaurant with excellent mexican food and a delicious and inexpensive happy hour menu (with the added benefit that, like many places in Portland, they were happy to bring around a printed list of ingredients for all of their dishes, which is a vast help for those of us with food sensitivities.

On the way from Aaron's place to the restaurant, we encountered an oddity. Portland abounds in strangeness, but this construct somewhat stranger than most.


Street Oddity
Street Oddity

The flag is the traditional flag of Ethiopia, which has been adopted by the Rastafari movement. While Aaron and I were admiring it, a man with what sounded like a Jamaican accent and dreadlocks came out from the house it was parked in front of and asked what we were doing. Aaron told him we were admiring the device and asked what it was, the man denied having made it and seemed pleasant but also somewhat secretive. In any case, this is yet more evidence that this is a strange and wonderful city. I am also once again pleased at having constant access to a good camera.
Current Mood: amusedamused

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From:winterbeast
Date:July 6th, 2009 01:07 pm (UTC)
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it's the guy's home. he lives in that thing. some of portland's homeless are at least creative. Pray you never have to be that creative..
From:5eh
Date:July 6th, 2009 04:27 pm (UTC)
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If he enjoys living that way, is it really so tragic/horrible? I could see the possible advantages of living that lifestyle, and don't think it is really as bad as needing to be prayed for.
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From:kitten_goddess
Date:July 6th, 2009 05:42 pm (UTC)
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Umm....how could anyone enjoy being homeless? Last time I checked, nobody actually lives that way by choice. Foreclosures, evictions, loss of work, disability, and mental illness are the primary reasons for homelessness.

If that structure was the man's home, I think the man may have been alarmed by heron_61's photographing it.
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From:heron61
Date:July 6th, 2009 06:52 pm (UTC)
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Idon't think so, I looked inside and there was no place to lie down and it did not look remotely lived in. Also, the guy came out of the house it was parked in front of.
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From:martianmooncrab
Date:July 6th, 2009 06:46 pm (UTC)
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Bicycle.
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From:heron61
Date:July 6th, 2009 06:57 pm (UTC)
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It clearly worked as one, but I'm uncertain if it has another purpose.
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From:martianmooncrab
Date:July 6th, 2009 07:03 pm (UTC)
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portable band stand and bbq station.

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