I had a friend visit Portland a few weeks back, and we took him to Saturday Market, a Farmer's Market that happens at Portland State University, ran into a random French Festival downtown, ate at food carts, saw the Rose Gardens, went to thrift stores, and ate at a restaurant decorated with pictures of drag queens.
Basically, the quintessential Portland experience.
We took him up to Seattle the next day, where we saw Pike Place Market, the first ever Starbucks (I <3 my employer), and Gasworks Park (which was AMAZING but my camera was dead by then).
The next weekend Maddison and I went to the beach, and that was a lot of fun. We definitely deserved a little mini-vacay. The next day I picked up an overtime shift (awwww yeah cashmoney get paid), and then we drove to Corvalis, where Oregon State University is located, and watched her brother race electrathon cars. It was cool! Then we went to the LEGO store in Tigard. Again. We've been there... seven times in the past three weeks? Something like that. It's a little ridiculous. But we need parts!
So far for MOCs I'll display the usual suspects:
- The Spider
- Lewa Nuva
- Pohatu Nuva
- The Robot
- Commander Stropes
- Transtech Shockwave
- MANDREW: The Black Six
- The Elephant
- Horizon Dragon
Plus newer additions like:
- The new updated Lion
- Hero Recon Savage Planet Bulk
And the newest of them all*:
- Hopefully a Janus MOC I've almost finished
- The Vayland Dragon 3
*I also built a Tufi MOC this year, but I gave it to her last time we hung out in Vancouver together back in May, and I don't have the parts to recreate it yet. Soon!
The last week of free time has been spent either doing Staff Survivor 2 stuff, or working on the new MOCs I'm bringing. I've about finished the big one, I'm hoping to finish the Janus MOC that just needs legs, and I have a Spider-Man 2x4 generic sized-baseplates mosaic to start and finish too. Luckily I had the weekend off (gonna finish this big BIONICLE MOC today, and hopefully the mosaic too), and I finish work Monday and Tuesday at 12:30 in the afternoon, so lots of time there to build if need be.
At Brickfair you can spot me at the registration desk Thursday and Friday, as I'll be in charge of that. I'm doing the Combo Build D, and should be at the BZPower pizza thing. I'll also be at Andrew's concert on Sunday. I'll be at the BIONICLE table during 90% of the public hours showcasing my MOCs. Always feel free to talk to me, I'll have a long badge that shows off all the cons I've attended (which is a lot, this is number ten!) plus a LOVE WINS brick, a D.VIDDY brick, a DEEVEE brick, a BZPOWER STAFF brick, etc etc. I'm a talkative and chill guy, so come say "HI!"
To finish, in the proper Brickfair spirit, I'll leave you with this:
(Full disclosure: Scrubs is my favourite show of all time, and I teared up during the series finale as he walked down the hallway and watched the video of his future. God that show!)