Name Game

So it’s Saturday afternoon and I’m bored waiting to go to work in a few hours soo… lame forward/facebook note time it is!

1. YOUR REAL NAME: Rachel Christine Gardell

2. WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: {mother and fathers middle names}
Annette Andrew

3. NASCAR NAME: {first name of mothers dad, fathers dad}
Charles Andrew

4. STAR WARS NAME: {first three letters of your last name, first two of your first

5. DETECTIVE NAME: {fav color, fav animal}
Red Penguin

6. SOAP OPERA NAME: {middle name, Country you were born in}
Christine  America

7. SUPERHERO NAME: {2nd fav color, fav drink, add THE to the beginning}
The Green beer

8. FLY NAME: {first two letters of 1st name, last two letters of last name}

9. STREET NAME: {fav ice cream flavor, fav cookie}
Mudslide Snickerdoodle

10. ROCK STAR NAME: {pet’s name and street where you live}
Chase One hundred thrity sixth

11. GERMAN NAME: {1st pet, street you grew up on}
Cat Washington

12. YOUR GANGSTA NAME: {first three letter of real name plus izzle}

13. YOUR IRAQUI NAME: {2nd letter of your first name, 3rd letter of your last name, first two letters of middle name, last two letters of your first name then last three letters of your last name}

14. YOUR GOTH NAME: {black and the name of one of your pets}
Black  Holy Smoke

15. STAGE NAME: {fav perfume/cologne name, fav candy}
Euphoria Skittles

oh entertainment….


The Grotto

Me in my favorite place

Me in my favorite place

This is a picture of the meditation chapel at a wonderous place known to Portlandia as The Grotto. It is 62 acres in the middle of the urban sprawl of Portland dedication to meditation and prayer. IT IS BEAUTIFUL. I love going here when I’m happy or sad or thoughtful or excited or anytime. It is just an amazing place to slow down and hear your heart beat and to listen to that still small voice inside. My friend Kelsie told me about The Grotto 7 years ago now and I’ve been going ever since. If you ever get the chance to go to The Grotto while in Portland, don’t miss it. Pay the 3.50 to ride the elevator to the top and walk around the grounds.  There is something about walking through all those trees and seeing the beautiful grounds that brings all of the thoughts and worries of life under the magical spell of God’s creation. To be cliched, it’s like a priorities reboot and every once in awhile you need that.