Thursday, April 14, 2011

Waiting, Weed and Water

So today I had my first MRI ever. I thought it was rather ironic that while I was filling out the standard "Why-are-you-here?" questionnaire, the refrain of the song that was playing included the phrase "conked on the head". Yes, God does have a sense of humor.

The waiting room was amazing. Let's just say that it looked like the Pottery Barn or Rejuvenations model for waiting rooms. My, it was fancy! I was actually sitting on a couch when I took the picture.

I was quite curious to see what the MRI would be like, and thankfully, it wasn't horrible. When they put the mask over my face and started to slide me in I had the feeling that you get when you are about to take off on a roller coaster. Which wasn't the feeling I was expecting but it was much better than feeling claustrophobic! The only thing I found annoying about it was how loud the banging could be, but I was quite entertained by the variety of banging and I mean to look up the different types. Sometimes the banging would be the same beat as a hymn and then I would have that hymn playing over and over and over for three minutes in my head. Entertaining for the first three rounds only.

Here is a picture of some local "street art" in Portland. When I first saw it, I'd just finished watching Banksy's documentary, so I actually noticed it. If you can't tell from the picture, it spells M_ddle Class with a hangman on the side. So far I had come up with two meanings for the missing "I", but as mom pointed out today, maybe it's supposed to say "Muddle Class"

Also, I thought you would all like a picture of the store that's recently moved in across from our chiropractors office. You can't really tell from here, but it's a weed store. Portland is weird.

And finally a shot from yesterday. Mom and I had to drop by Champoeg State Park while running errands and we took twenty minutes to walk down to the river. It was beautiful and felt so full of spring for 10 minutes and then, of course, it started raining.


Mama Chocolate said...

I love this random post...and the weed store = very Portland.

Susan in Elk Grove said...

There is a radio ad playing on Sacramento stations for a place called "Canni-Care". Not sure of the spelling, but they make it sound so soothing and friendly-like. Excuse me! You're selling POT!!! Good grief! :P

Kerri said...

Hahaha. Weird.

But that waiting room is amazing! So much nicer than the typical doctor's office. I wonder if they hired someone or if the doctor just really has a good eye. :)