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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-03-26 08:27
Subject: [personal] Out and about
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Yesterday I was out and about a bit with my friend [info]mlerules. We saw the most amazing rainbow I've ever encountered. Sadly, I only had my iPhone cam and so could not take a truly worthwhile photo of this thing.


The rainbow is doubled twice. There's a faint second bow on a larger arc above the main rainbow, while the inner arc of the rainbow has another, narrower-banded rainbow directly attached to it. To the eye, it looked like a polarization pattern in the sky. And amazingly vibrant hues, the most color-saturated rainbow I think I've ever seen.

We also poked around the Mt. Tabor neighborhood.


And ate at the "Good Food Here" food cart pod on SE Belmont. We split a mortadella sandwich and lamb sliders from Lardo, to be specific.


ZOMG was that tasty. Afterwards, some spa time at Common Ground Wellness Center.

Rainbows, architecture, high-end junk food and hot tubbing. I love Portland.

Photos © 2007, 2011, Joseph E. Lake, Jr. and Emily S.

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User: mlerules
Date: 2011-03-26 15:49 (UTC)
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I had a really good time. Thx for coming out 'n' hanging out 'n' reading aloud!, and for providing me w/a great view when 'twas just exactly what I wanted. :-)

Ah, now must needs find a replacement warm hat w/dangling bits for tying down, ditto a knit Cthulhu to stick on it (although methinks that'll be trickier to replace ;-), but at least I've got this icon as a nice remembrance. And its loss adds to the story of the aft/eve...
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User: willyumtx
Date: 2011-03-26 15:57 (UTC)
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Double rainbow to the second power!!!

Ohhhhhh..... ooooooohhhh.... oooooooo...........
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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2011-03-26 19:26 (UTC)
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Thank you, Jay. Those made me smile on what has been rather a sad day for us UK types.
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User: rekre8
Date: 2011-03-26 20:27 (UTC)
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Nice that they built that arch exactly Jay-sized.

I have a groupon for Common Ground. Haven't been there yet, what should I expect?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-03-26 20:57 (UTC)
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Clothing optional outdoor spa in an enclosed court, with unisex changing room and showers, very low key, almost silent environment. Very relaxing, bordering on mystical. During the day, quiet-to-empty. During the evening, full of hippies and hipsters in their warm and wet altogether. A lovely place if you're not tweaked about your skin or others'. I like it.
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User: barbhendee
Date: 2011-03-26 21:37 (UTC)
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Oh, Jay, that is a lovely shot of the rainbow. I was standing in the backyard for about a half-hour just admiring it too. I didn't catch the lighter "double" up above it for a few minutes. Such a pretty sight.

I called JC to come and look, but he was in the middle of a computer project.
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