Wallpaper Monday (and blogiversary!)

Three Sisters mountains

As Ana_ñ pointed out (and a good thing, because I’d have forgotten), today is my two-year blogiversary! Hard to believe it’s been that long already. WordPress sent out the annual reports last week, and in 2011 this blog had 99,000 visitors. That’s a lot of wonderfully geeky people, many of whom wrote thought-provoking comments that make this blog so much more than I could make it alone. Thank you!

In other happy news, I’ve recently learned that I’m going back to Oregon this year. It wasn’t planned until next year, but circumstances shifted and so I’m going alone, leaving my poor wife to hold down the Portuguese fort without me. (She says there will be nightly raves and probably orgies while I’m gone. But I’ll get to eat Mexican food, so I’m still coming out ahead.)

No matter how much I’ve learned to love Portugal, the knowledge that I’m going to Oregon flips some sort of switch inside me. I am suddenly missing the hell out of my home state. So today’s wallpaper is a scene I’m looking forward to seeing again: the Three Sisters, seen from the eastern side.


(Click the image to mountainize.)


About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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13 Responses to Wallpaper Monday (and blogiversary!)

  1. faithful reader and on/off commenter. still a great way to see how an American enjoys our culture from the inside.

    keep it up!

    cheers from Porto,

  2. Liam Donnelly says:

    Congratulations on 2 years! How long will you be in Oregon? Take lots of photos. We love your photos.

  3. Lilaine says:

    They’re gorgeous,indeed, just the tops illuminated by the sun!
    Three sisters? How is it that I can see 4 summits….? 😮
    Then again, I did have one..(or is it three?). little drink to celebrate this second blogiversary of yours! 😀
    And, oh Great Geeky You, there’s nothing like open-minded and thought-provoking bloggers to inspire people to write thought-provoking comments 😉
    I, for one, feel like parts of my mind(or spirit, or soul, or whatever it is) have been well nurtured since I’m visiting regularly your blog.
    Merci à toi, donc. 🙂

    • xenatuba says:

      The 4th peak is “The Husband” I think. Hope to see you when you come for your visit.

      And I love my geek fix!

    • oregon expat says:

      Worry not, your drinks have not affected your vision. (Or your silver tongue!) I was a little non-specific when I said the view was from the eastern side…that’s an Oregon term meaning “the two-thirds of the state on the east side of the Cascade Mountain range.” In reality, this photo is looking north, and the two closest mountains you see are South Sister on the left, and Broken Top on the right. Behind South Sister are Middle Sister and North Sister.

      I always recognize this view of South Sister, because it shows the hiking route. On two occasions I’ve stood on that summit. The view is to die for.

      • Lilaine says:

        Thank you for the Oregon geography lesson. 🙂
        I wish I can go there, one day…
        I wonder why the image of someone(you?) standing on the summit of a mountain seems so familiar… I must have seen a picture, somewhere… 😉
        As for my silver tongue, I suppose it came with a quicksilver mind and a heart of gold, but I wouldn’t bet a nickel on that…:)
        And I shouldn’t use a certain popular online dictionary to get the alternate meaning of some expressions…. lol

  4. Lisa Shaw says:

    What brings you home?

    • oregon expat says:

      The Crisis, as we call the current economic disaster in Europe. It has affected the timing of my wife’s sabbatical, pushing it back by one year. Since we had planned to use that sabbatical for a visit, this delays my return and means it will be 5 years between visits. Four years was already too long, five is just unsupportable. My family and friends are not getting younger.

      Also, I need a dose of Euphoria chocolate from Eugene.

      • Lisa Shaw says:

        Good lord, *years* between visits. I cannot image what that must be like for you and your mom, especially. I make the trek to Oregon see my folks’ smiling faces every 3 months whether they want me to or not, because indeed, none of us is getting any younger. 😉 When will you be in Oregon?

  5. M. says:

    And thank you 🙂

  6. Malkor says:

    Congrats on two years, and thank you for your blog.

    Thought provoking indeed. 😉

  7. Stan says:

    Congratulations on the blogiversary. To paraphrase Marvin the Paranoid Android, the first two years are the worst. And the second two years, they’re the worst too…

    I enjoy your blog.

  8. oregon expat says:

    Thank you all for your encouragement. It’s been a great ride so far. And Stan, your optimism gives me chills, esp. since I know you’re speaking from experience!

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