Page 26. " Schroedinger's demon cat "
Schrodinger's cat
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeSchrodinger's cat - Credit: Dhatfield

Schrödinger's cat is a thought experiment devised by Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger in 1935. A cat, along with a flask containing poisin, is placed in a sealed box. If an internal Geiger counter detects radiation, the flask is shattered, releasing the poison that kills the cat. The Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics implies that after a while, the cat is simultaneously alive and dead. Yet, when we look in the box, we see the cat either alive or dead, not both alive and dead.

For a simpler and more amusing explaination please visit Miss Cellania's page.

Page 28. " LoPrinzi's gym "

Loprinzi's gym is on South East 41st Avenue, Portland

Page 42. " Quote "
Big Pink
GNU Free Documentation LicenseBig Pink - Credit: Cacophany
 

Big Pink is the nickname locals give the US Bancorp Tower, the second tallest skyscraper in Portland.

Page 44. " Her address is a tony high-rise condo in the West Hills, just below the Rose Garden. "

The West Hills is another name for the Tualatin Mountains.

Page 44. " Rose Festival Queen "

Each year as part of the Portland Rose Festival, a Rose Queen is chosen from among the city's young women. The Queen represents Portland and the Rose Festival for one year at appearances throughout the country and abroad.