MusicAside from the fashion and my weird obsession with English linguistics, I
Literature (vocalized in a nasal British accent)
Specific Fashion Rules
The English Language
Politics---Or, A Fear of Democrats
Music: Can you say The Decemberists, Modest Mouse, The Shins, She and Him? And let's not forget all the concerts available in Portland.
Literature: Largest independent bookstore in the nation? Heck yes it is. Enough said.
Fashion: Portland does have a style, true, although my fashion rules tend to be my own. But let's include this one in this category---umbrellas are not necessary, period. Unless there is a deluge. And that is a rare occurrence.
English: Totally my own, although seriously influenced by the IB program, Malone, and Mr. Hill.
Cheese: Tillamook. Only. I do not purchase any other cheese. And usually only sharp cheddar.
Politics: Because of the weird Portland/Provo combo I don't talk politics. Ever. I do, however, talk with my eyes. So if the topic comes up, my face might say something even if my lips don't.
They say Texans are proud of their state, and it's true, but they've got nothing on Oregonians. And I get to spend nine whole days there. Western, Powell's, Trader Joe's, Burgerville, Lincoln City, Mo's, Bridgeport here I come.