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May 21, 2012


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we are an unschooling family, but i totally want to have a dress like a hipster day! Its stuff like that, that makes me hope we love portland as much as we think we will when we come check it out and look for a job/house in august. also, i love baked eggs! Cant wait too see your iphone pics and recipes.

Joel Gunz

Taylor, Liza's Dress Like a Hipster Day actually happens at her school in Gresham, which is to Portland what New Jersey is to New York City, or St. Paul is to Minneapolis, or Rhia is to Saturn, or... well, you get the idea.

But still. Hope to see you when you come to Portland! Let's all go grab a papusa and take a trip to Powell's books where you can stock up on lit classics for your UnLanguage Arts class!


Jenny H.

Definitely gonna try the mimosa with Valencia's! They are my favorite oranges and one of the things I miss most about living in California, aside from Chocodiles which is a whole 'nother story. Anyhoo, I am curious why you wouldn't make them with an actual champagne versus a sparkling white wine?

Amanda P. Westmont


True Champagne is only grown in the Champagne region of France. It ain't cheap. And certainly not the kind of wine I'd want to dilute with orange juice! Domaine Ste Michelle is made in the traditional champagne way only it's more local for us. And under ten bucks! Win win.


uh, Joel is wrong about the "Alfred Hitchcock invented mimosas" trivia! Where did he hear that?!?!

Jenny H.

You are preaching to a Francophile, sistah! And whilst I adore the real stuff my pocketbook does not. I usually use Prosecco. But I will have to see if I can find that brand and give it a whirl.

Joel Gunz

Hi Meme -

For clarity's sake, I should mention that it's RUMORED that Hitch, along with real estate investor Louis Lurie, invented the Mimosa while nursing hangovers at Jack's Restaurant in San Francisco. The story has been circulating for decades now, and, knowing Hitch like I do, I happen to believe it's true. (Google Hitchcock and Mimosa and you'll see what I mean.)

Just curious: you seem to believe otherwise. Why?


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