Solbit Kicks Back in Portlandia

Dear Nicalai,

Did you ever watch “Portlandia,” the TV series about Portland, OR?  That’s where we are now, in Portland, not in the TV show.   I have one word for that show, “Funny.”  Hey, I’m just a plastic jurassic, and even I get the humor.  What’s so great is that people in Portland enjoy the show, too.  They can laugh at the ridiculous, over-the-top stereotypes of themselves.  I like that about the wonderful people here.

Another thing I like about Portland. It’s motto is “Portland Works.”  They do work hard here.  Yet, unlike so many working places in this country, they also know how to kick back, relax, and have fun.  That makes them more productive and happy.  I can tell by the smiles on their faces as we walk around town and by how friendly and helpful everyone is to us.  No wonder Uncle Josh and Aunt Tanya decided to settle here.

Well, I’ve got some pictures of myself for you.  They show me doing what Portlanders know how to do so well:  Kick Back and Relax.

I chose this flower for my meditation time.  I assume my pose and let go of all my cares and try to be at one with this lovely flower.

I chose this flower for my meditation time.  I assume my pose and let go of all my cares and try to be at one with this lovely flower.

A favorite place of mine for relaxing is Portland’s International Rose Test Garden.  Anyone is welcome to come here to enjoy the roses.

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I start appreciating the rose flower as I approach it.

 

Once I’m at the flower — and because I’m so tiny — I’m allowed to actually climb on the delicate rose flower.  Now, you can’t do that.  You’re too big. So don’t do what I do.  OK?

Once I’m at the flower — and because I’m so tiny — I’m allowed to actually climb on the delicate rose flower.  Now, you can’t do that.  You’re too big. So don’t do what I do.  OK?

 

When I’m standing on a rose flower, I can get a perspective on the garden, and, if the wind blows, the rose lifts me up and down, up and down…I can get sea sick, but not always.

When I’m standing on a rose flower, I can get a perspective on the garden, and, if the wind blows, the rose lifts me up and down, up and down…I can get sea sick, but not always.

 

The soft caress of the rose petals promotes relaxation.

The soft caress of the rose petals promotes relaxation.

Another thing, when I go back to Uncle Josh and Aunt Tanya’s after sitting in these roses, they always say, “What’s that lovely scent I’m smelling now?”  Then I surprise them by saying, “That’s me! I just returned from relaxing in the roses!” Then one of them will put me on her or his shoulder, inhale deeply, and say, “I love the smell of roses in the morning!”  Me too.  Bye.

I’m your friend.

Love,

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Solbit

June 2015

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  • You may be asking yourself, “Who is Solbit?” Solbit is a fictional character, but she is a real plastic dinosaur, sent to us unsolicited in a package we ordered from Photojojo. So, she’s a plastic jurassic. Solbit is short for the four names given her by our grandchildren: Sparkle, Orangie, Lulu, Breakit. We tend to use her given names for when she’s been naughty. Thank you for visiting Tales of a Plastic Jurassic. Solbit likes company and hopes you’ll come back.
  • You can learn more about Solbit at her About page and in the earlier posts, “Solbit: How I Got My Name” and “Solbit: How I Got to Travel.”

Solibit declares “It’s all about style and opinion”

Dear Nicalai,

When it comes to style, most people dismiss the opinions of a plastic jurassic like me.  Well, often they don’t even bother to dismiss me, they just presume A., that I don’t have a style, and B., that I don’t have opinions.  Now, that’s just wrong.  Take this nigella flower for example.

You’re thinking blue colored flower, right? I’m thinking something else.

You’re thinking blue-colored flower, right? I’m thinking something else.

Of course, it is a blue-colored cornflower, but that’s just so blah.  Take a good look at it again and then also look at me up at the top of this blog.  See?  It’s a shade of blue.  That kind of blue is called “azure.”  It’s like the sky on a clear day, AND azure complements which color?  Orange!  That’s me! Don’t believe me, well, just look it up on wikipedia.  Here’s the link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azure_(color) So, azure and I go together like a horse and carriage. Also, this tiny cornflower is little, and little is just my size.

Now take this tree blossom as another example that tells something about my style.  It’s a perfectly good blossom on a lovely tree, but, look, it’s just not my style.

Even though it’s little, like me, it’s color just doesn’t do anything for me.

Even though it’s little, like me, it’s color just doesn’t do anything for me.

It’s washed out pink color and fragile appearance just doesn’t complement my orange coloring nor my strong constitution … and strong opinions.

Now I can go in an entirely other direction with my style.  I can find something little and something of another color and be very happy with it.  Here’s my last example. Green moss.

Don’t you love the way this moss and it’s rich green color envelop the rock without smothering it?

Don’t you love the way this moss and it’s rich green color envelop the rock without smothering it?

Don’t you think that this moss enhances the appeal of the rocks?  To me, this moss was so inviting that I said to Nona, “Please, lay me down on that moss so I can smell it and take a nap on it.” Let me tell you, girl, that was a lovely part of my afternoon. Pure, natural luxury. So, now you know.  I have opinions, and I’ve got style. Bye!

I’m your friend.

Love,

Solbit

June 2015

*New reader? Get oriented below.

  • You may be asking yourself, “Who is Solbit?” Solbit is a fictional character, but she is a real plastic dinosaur, sent to us unsolicited in a package we ordered from Photojojo. So, she’s a plastic jurassic. Solbit is short for the four names given her by our grandchildren: Sparkle, Orangie, Lulu, Breakit. We tend to use her given names for when she’s been naughty. Thank you for visiting Tales of a Plastic Jurassic. Solbit likes company and hopes you’ll come back.
  • You can learn more about Solbit at her About page and in the earlier posts, “Solbit: How I Got My Name” and “Solbit: How I Got to Travel.”