Wednesday, March 07, 2007

I Wanna Do This: Portland, OR's "Great Race"

I admit to being an "Amazing Race" junkie. Someday, after I find my travel partner (and the upfront cash), I WILL be a contestant. That's why activities similar to the "Amazing Race" grab my attention.

Through the end of March, visitors to Portland, OR's downtown are encouraged to participate in the city's "Great Race." Follow clues posted at, take photos at the appropriate signs and submit. (Be sure to visit the site for specifics). The winner will be announced on Friday, March 30, 2007 and will win a groovy prize package which includes "dinner for two at Huber's." Hmm, do I have long, lost relatives living in Portland?

*sigh* Wish I could play...

[Photo: Is this the "Amazing Race" box??? It looks like it and I saw it in Vancouver last October].

breathing eaZy

After the third day of heading into the office looking like death warmed over, I took off this afternoon and went to the doctor. "You have an upper respiratory infection, in other words, the common cold," the doctor told me. Well, I kind of figured that.

I left with a Z-pack prescription and instructed to get some Sudafed - after she told me how to make meth from Sudafed. "All you need is a Bunsen burner..."

I wonder what the Waiguoren Critic of South China would be given if he was congested in China. Would a clinic send him home with some herbs to chew on? :)