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Down a Dark Alley, Across the Train Tracks…

Down a Dark Alley, Across the Train Tracks…

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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  1. Carbzilla

    My mother-in-law is probably hoping this means more glass floats coming ashore. (Ok, I’ve said enough)

    We had our jaws on the floor last night watching the bridge footage. Chris was yelling and pointing until the dog came running. It was one of the most unbelievable things I’ve ever seen since watching the towers fall. I really hope that the worst is over.

    I’m so grateful we have a giant bluff between us and the ocean.

    Your dinner looks wonderful. We’ve also made a date night effort lately. Tonight we’re going to a dive bar that serves exotic burgers (elk, bison, ostrich, alligator, bear). I believe I’ll be sticking with beef, but Chris might be adventurous. We’re bringing a friend so it’s really a plus one situation, but that’s ok.

    (Loved yesterday’s post too.)

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Watching the footage in Japan was shocking. I have no idea how I’m supposed to get any work done today! I hope everyone is okay over there. Natural disasters are scary and riveting at the same time. It’s totally cheesy but the movie “Dante’s Peak” is one of my favorites. I guess part of the reason is because I’ve always lived in the Northwest…living so close to Mount St. Helens makes things like volcanoes VERY REAL.

      As for your date night tonight: seriously try the bison burger. You will love it! I ate them as a kid (my uncle was a hunter) and they are really good.

  2. Kristina @ spabettie

    we LOVE clarklewis!! (I think Jason even likes it better than Ten 01)…

    Jason woke me up at midnight, telling me about the quake and the tsunami warning for Multnomah County (which would come up Columbia River to Willamette) and … I have been awake all night. I have an overactive imagination and had (unrealistic) visions of our river flooding into our yard.

    I have a non-sleep hangover. Jason is working from home today, we’re going to sushi lunch then I think I will take a nap!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I wondered last night if you’d been to Clarklewis! I need to pick your brain on other restaurants Michael and I should try. It was a fun place.

      Oh you poor thing! I’m glad I got a good night sleep. I’m an anxious person too. And a friend just told me that what we should be worried about now are those Nuclear plants that could blow and send radiation in the air. Jesus….talk about stress! But not going to think about it until it’s necessary to…

  3. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun

    I’m so in awe over everything that has happened. Such tragedies.

    And for date nights – we haven’t had one just the 2 of us in too long. We love to go out somewhere once a week usually though. Love Groupons for that!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It is just tragic. So many sad images.

      I love Groupon too. It’s a great way to go out without spending as much money. I have a few Groupons I’m looking forward to using.

  4. Lauren @ Chasing 26

    The television footage is heartbreaking and almost surreal. One article I read about it this morning equivocated it to a footage from the winner of an Special Effects Oscar. Very Hollywood in how it happened, but so very tragic.

    We have date night/afternoon every Saturday. We’re trying to be better about not just “local dinner and a movie” and getting into Atlanta for an actual meal, but we’re good about talking ourselves out of it.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It does seem like a horror movie or something…

  5. Jess

    We are on tsunami warning here in NZ too. We lived right next to the beach so we are REALLY hoping nothing comes of the warning. I need to check the civil defence website for an update!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Scary!! Luckily there hasn’t been much damage to Oregon so that’s good.

  6. Deb

    I love that rock!!! Went on a drive from Seattle down the coast and could not get past that rock and the little town that it resides in. One of my favorite places!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Haystack Rock! It’s a great place. 🙂

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