January 24th, 2005


Harvey's Tuesday

Ok, I KNOW this is WAY last minute. But I forgot to make the post last night. Oops. So, I have free tickets to Harvey's tomorrow night. I get them every couple weeks or so. Its usually just my roomate and I, or a friend or two and myself. But this week I wanted to see if I could get more people to show up. I have up to 16 free tickets to Harvey's, quite a fun Comedy Club in Portland for those of you who don't know about it. If you want to come, reply to this message. That way I know how many tickets to ask them for when I call them tonight to make the reservation. So yeah, if you want to come, just reply. Here are the specifics:

Show starts at 8 and ends about 10. Would need to be there by 7 to be seated, since seating is first come first serve. Groups will always be seated together, but you have to be in line with the group.

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who:  you - we don't care how old you are

what:  get-together irl so your friends don't think you're lame

when:  tuesday, 8pm

where:  here

why:  because, really, what else do you have to do on a tuesday evening?

p.s. - gia ... has anybody called them?

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I want to surprise my guy next time he comes down to visit so I want to get a Brazilian Wax....Yes OUCH! Can anyone suggest any places downtown (not incredibly expensive, but anything in the $70.00 price range is fine?
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tax refund loans?

Okay... Let's play the 20 questions game...

Tax return loans....

Has anybody done this?
How does it work?
Do you have to have your taxes done somewhere and then get a loan from them, or can I do my taxes myself, have someone else submit them and get a loan on that money?
What do they generally charge for these types of short-term loans?
What does your credit have to look like? (mine is a few shades dark of stellar, I believe).
 Is there a company you have used in the past? Experiences? Reccomendations?

And the $1,000,000.00 question:

Are these things a good idea, or a very, very bad one?

Please and thank you for any stories you have to share.

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HI! I'm moving back to Portland in a couple weeks and I'm gonna be looking for a place to live. So anyone who is (or knows anyone who is) looking to rent out a corner of their space... HERE I AM!!

I am trying to keep my costs way-way down, because I'm going to be trying to save money to return to Tokyo (where I am now). I'm open to all sorts of situations... renting a couch, renting floor space, literally renting a corner, etc. Cheap is king!

I'm a 25 years old girl, interested in art, music, Japan, and I'll leave it at that for now. I have no pets (but I like em!), I don't smoke (but I don't mind smokers!), of course I drink but I'm not a blue-blind drunk or anything, the hardest drugs I use are sleeping pills (but I don't mind what others wanna do with their time... uh... wait. I don't want to live with any hardcore junkies!). I'll be living out of my suitcase, so I won't be bringing any furniture or a desire to decorate someone else's space. Since I'm going to be trying to save as much money as possible, I'll probably be working all the time. I really just need a place to sleep and shower... Pretty much anything else, I can do at my friend's places. Hell, I could even shower at friend's places if I had to.

Hmm... maybe I should just live in a storage unit! Ha ha ha!! That's how much I want to keep costs down.


If anyone knows about those kind of shit-jobs that are always hiring (tele-survey, etc) and don't care about fashion so much, let me know! I actually really love factory-style work... like pushing the same button all day... I just want a lot of hours, and decent pay. If I can wear headphones at work, I am a happy kid. But any leads on easy-to-get jobs would be much appreciated!! I want to start working right away.
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    Melt Banana

the inevitable question...

anyone know of any place that's hiring?

i'm looking for someone with minimal experience in an office, so temp agencies are out of the question as most require a year's experience. where you get that experience right out of college is beyond me, but yeah.

How do I win this game, Portlanders?

Many of the jobs in my job history have been temporary. As in: I knew going in they were only going to last X amount of time. None of them through staffing agencies. None of them came with the potential to be hired on, full-time. They kept me busy for a month here, two months there. Gave me the money I needed at the time, et cetera.

But, for whatever reason, the hiring people for potential employers don't understand this. It's automatically assumed something is wrong with me, as an employee.

Now, I could just leave these jobs off my job history. But that would leave me hanging with two years of unemployment. Which would further confuse these people who forgot they are human.

How do I win?

I'm tired of playing the temporary game. I want something that I can commit a good amount of time to. I want to invest in my job, but no one is investing in me except for the company that needs disposable employees.

I have an interview on Thursday for a job I really want. I had a mini-interview today (with a different company) where this issue came up. I would like to avoid, at all costs, the same issue on Thursday. How do I address my employment history in an eloquent way? And the same for my unemployment? Does it really even matter?
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Chance of Rain Cafe
1522 S.E. 32nd Ave.
(on Hawthorne)
Portland, Or 97214

Tomorrow night around 6pm they are screening:

Tuesday Jan. 25 - Tom Tykwer Night - Run Lola Run & Princess and the Warrior

There has been a nice influx of new faces.. thanks to everyone who has been showing up :)

if anyone needs something to do tonight, i will be kicking it over there..
free music next week :)
check flyer for details

Some tax advice for all you Damn Portlanders

If you go here, you can prepare and e-file your federal tax return for free. While some states are participating in the Free File Alliance, Oregon is not currently one of them. No big deal, since for most of us, the bulk of our return comes from Federal. This is a better alternative to buying software or paying to e-file on the web. This program will fill out and file your state taxes, but that does have a cost associated with it.

And just in case you're wondering if this free way of doing it is slower or worse than options that require money, let me say that I've filed my taxes this way for three years. E-file with a direct deposit and the longest I've waited for my refund was two weeks.

Check it out, it should save you some of your hard earned cash.
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KBOO, tonight 10pm. Me.

A while back a nameless LJ user saw a photo I posted of my house. He commented that he though we might be neighbors. Sure 'nuff. Two houses down. It also turns out that we're both single dads. We're both learning guitar. We're about the same age. We both are writers (he writes more words than I do being that he writes real books while I write 3-4 sentences that float in balloons over cartoon characters' heads).

Tonight, we're both appearing on KBOO for some sort of interview. I have no real idea what we're going to talk about. I imagine we'll both be pushing product .

It's a lot to ask, but please call in and help us not sound like fools. 503.231.8187

My writer/neighbor is a smart funny guy so it shouldn't be a total wash.

upcoming play

Tangoing With Tornadoes

Renee Mitchell- plawright and actress
w/ Olivia Admire & Turiya Autry

8 p.m.- Fridays & Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sunday; Jan. 28-Feb. 5, 2005

Venue: Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center
5340 N. Interstate Ave, www.ifcc-arts.org. IFCC is a 110-seat community theater for the performing and visual arts.

$15 general (W/ group discount get 10 tix for $120)
$10 seniors/students ($8, groups of 10 or more)
sliding scale on Sunday (fundraiser performance)

Contact/Tickets: Craig Fondren 503-890-7032
also they can be purchased from-
Reflections Bookstore on NE Killingsworth (visit the new location!)
Black Studies Dept @ Portland State University (3rd floor of Neuberger Hall)
Sabin Community Development Center on NE 15th and Alberta

About the play: This gorgeously written choreopoem uses poetry, live music and dance to untangle the secret web of how emotional and verbal abuse affects women. Its script explodes with emotions that are both painful and beautiful. And it leaves audiences feeling empowered and decidedly hopeful.

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where can a guy go around here to get some tasty yet eyebrow-scorchingly spicy food?

for reference, i've already eaten the "Great Balls of Fire" at Salvador Molly's (the one on Belmont, and yes - my picture's on the wall now), and i'd give them a 7.5 on a scale of 1 to 10 for spiciness. i'm looking for something in the 6-8 range.