It’s one year to the sesquicentennial!

or_front_fl.gifThat’s right, it’s Oregon’s 149th birthday. You have an entire year to learn how to pronounce and spell “sesquicentennial”. According to the Oregonian, there will be a ceremony in Salem today:

Governor Ted Kulongoski and legislators will gather in the Capitol Rotunda for a midday celebration. Thomas Lauderdale of Pink Martini will play the piano and conduct the assembly in a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday.”

Well, I’m glad it will be a rousing version of Happy Birthday, not like those half-hearted atonal group mutterings we’ve become used to. Anyway, the article also promises that there will be a “year-long” birthday party next year. That’s a scary thought – I can handle maybe a week-long party, but a whole year? Does that mean 2 years of hangovers and tidying up?

More info here for you die-hard party people.

1 Comment so far

  1. Dodge Ram (unregistered) on February 14th, 2008 @ 7:59 pm

    Well a year long "STATE" party can’t be any worse than the month long jungle juice I threw with two frinds back in the late 80’s. Did you know that 190 proof alcohol will freeze with enough dry ice. Hic slushes hic.

Terms of use | Privacy Policy | Content: Creative Commons | Site and Design © 2009 | Metroblogging ® and Metblogs ® are registered trademarks of Bode Media, Inc.