A month before the Zine Symposium was slated to begin, I saw that the IPRC was putting on a ZINE PROM for the Saturday evening entertainment. Sounded like fun to me, but how was I going to get a date? Chad came up empty last year when I tasked him with setting me up on a blind date. But I went to him again for assistance. A few days after I asked him, THE LIGHT BULB went on... I wanna take Ms Rachael Starkweather to the prom! I was in Canada at the time and couldn't call her, so I tried email & sent a postcard. FYI I've never gotten an email from her and it's her work email, so I looked at it as a long shot.
GUESS WHAT? a few days later, I see an email from her in my inbox & I'm stunned. She said, :"I want to say yes to the zine prom, but I need to find a sitter for my daughter." HMMMM... so that's still pretty up in the air. How hard is it to find a sitter you trust? I have no idea. But I have faith and trust in the universe. If she's meant to join me, then a sitter will be found.
|she found a sitter and suggested we grab dinner at DOTS - a Portland institution|
|we found this Little Free Library on the walk to the IPRC|
|that's what Keith Marr looked like|
|Rachael take a peek in door #1|
|and finally door #3|
|the IPRC was dressed up all nice|
|they had a watermelon|
|a vacant kissing booth|
then we were both getting tired so we walked away.......and that was the evening.