Like mother, like daughter
From the "hey, lookie!" department: a blog post from my mom!
It's much more fun to imagine my mom reading this aloud. She has a great way of telling stories that feels almost conspiratorial, and somehow she manages to sound completely earnest while making you feel like she just might be pulling your leg.
If you're ever in Portland, I can hook you up for a tour of the Pittock Mansion with her...she can sneak you into all the creepy back passageways. Last time, we made ghost noises and tried to scare the tourists.