Fun can happen any minute of any day – if your open to it.
Have you ever seen the Jim Carrey movie where he has to say yes to everything?
Well that was my life on Tuesday.
What started as a regular day for me, turned out to include spontaneity, cocktails, and new music. I got up, ate breakfast, prepared food for work and left on my bicycle for the day. There was one guest scheduled to self check in around 3:00p.m and the other room was free. Of course, I was hoping someone was going to stay…. I just had no idea how awesome she would be and the adventure that awaited me.
My day changed at 10:21a.m.
This fun girl sent me this message : “Hola, Julie! Wanna go to Washed Out tonight? I was a bit bummed I missed him in Seattle last night, but there’s no point wallowing in regret when you can move your butt and run down your dreams. My dream is to dance to Eyes Be Closed. With a new bud. Tonight. If it seems suspicious that I’m a new Airbnb member, yes I did make that account 10 minutes ago. But there’s no time like the present. So if you’re down, I will hop on the 2:20 Amtrak and see you a little after 6. PS, long time bicyclist here too, is it worth the extra $10 to throw my roadie on the train to get to your neighborhood (don’t have much of a grasp on Portland’s scale) or better to walk from the train station? Anywho, hope to meet you soon. And not kidding, will totally take you to this show if you got the inclination. ”
How perfect is this message? How could I possibly refuse? I said yes before I knew anything about it!
Then I began to research.
Turns out Washed Out was playing at The Wonder Ballroom , one of my favorite venues, which is 2 blocks from the house. No need to worry about parking or anything since we can walk.
The set was exactly one hour long. They were entertaining, they did a great job with their visuals ( I was impressed). I danced almost the entire time. I didn’t realize they did the Theme Song for Portlandia!!!!! After eight seasons the show is ending and let me just tell you that the people in Portland are okay with that.
The band has a new fan. I have a new friend. Goodbye Portlandia. My new friend and I have an annual date together to see Washed Out when he comes to Portland and those times she can stay with me for free ❤
Gotta love Airbnb.