What’s going on in Portland, Oregon? That’s a common question everyone asks on a Wednesday, right?
I’m actually not sure, other than it’s been raining quite a bit lately. However, in TV’s hilarious mirror-reflection of the famous hipster city, there are mixed feelings these days. And it’s all because of the attached letters “ia” at the end of Portland.
Series Finale Idea: End on a live-shot with the show’s stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein surrounded by their Portlandia crew at Portland staple Voodoo Doughnut biting into a delicious new sugary treat inspired by and named after the show.
Season 8 is Portlandia’s final season and will premiere tomorrow night on IFC at 10 p.m.
Fred Armisen’s reluctant Portlandia driving character = All of us this morning.
Carrie Brownstein’s insistent Portlandia driving character = Our Monday alarm that officially starts the workweek.
Random Thought: I wonder if the name of the guy driving the Yugo was Hugo?
Have a Better Week Than Last Week.
P.S. In just a few short days, those tricky stop sign/right-of-way conundrums will be replaced by the open road of the weekend.
Hopefully, you had a nice, relaxing Labor Day.
Following a long holiday weekend, it can be laboring to return to the working grind. There are several (even countless) tasks that need to be sorted out on a Tuesday that puts on a rare mask and acts like a Monday, characterized by moments of exhaustion and stress.
And yet, because this workweek started on a Tuesday, there’s this feeling within us that it’s not really a Monday in approach and tendency. Despite the routine being similar to Monday, there’s an extra breath of relief because Wednesday is tomorrow…and then Thursday arrives…and then Friday is here before we know it!
Coming off a long holiday weekend, kicking off our weekly routine on a Tuesday gives us a bounce in our step. We don’t sweat (as many of) the small things. However, those ever-present Monday traits find subtle and bold ways of reminding us exactly what day it really is.
That, ladies and gentlemen, is any Tuesday after a long holiday weekend.