February 12th, 2005

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  • gimli_m

Yet another v-day rant

Correct me if you are Catholic or Welsh, and I got something wrong.

In the spirit of "not getting into the spirit of Valentine's day", I would like to introduce an alternative. There is another saint patron of lovers, you know: St. Dwynwen (her day was Jan 25th).

Her story goes like this: she was in love with someone named Mealon, but had to marry someone else for political reasons, so she she begged God to make her forget him. After falling asleep, Dwynwen was visited by an angel, who appeared carrying a sweet potion designed to erase all memory of Maelon and turn him into a block of ice. God then gave three wishes to Dwynwen. Her first wish was that Maelon be thawed; her second that God meet the hopes and dreams of true lovers; and third, that she should never marry.

Why can't we have a lovers day mythos built around Dwynwen?
She is more appealing as a symbol than a male roman priest. Her story deals with dissapointment and rejection, and includes a possibility of a rewarding single life.
I also have a personal objection to st. Valentine: he helped roman soldiers break their vows, get married, and desert. Who would want a saint patron of lovers who encouraged cowards and oathbreakers?

burning chrome

Quick, before I lose my nerve:

Where/what are the good used musical gear stores? I just got some money for my birthday, which I should save, but I'm interested in a vintage guitar head and/or some effects. I'm thinking maybe a Fender Twin Reverb, if I can find one, or something similar but definitely tubes. Also, a place that does good on trade; I have a Sovtek Mig 100h that could go to a new home.

Thanks in advance.
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    Joy Division

For anyone looking for a great value on Valentines Day night, or know someone who is...

The Western Culinary Institute is putting on a Valentine's Day dinner. The Sauciers Savants, to be exact, of which my father is a member.

It's Monday night, February 14th, and runs from 6:30 to 8:30. It's being hosted at the WCI's romantic Restaurant Bleu, at 921 SW Morrison St.

There's a chicken dish, a fish dish, and an excellent beef tenderloin dish for the entrees.

The dinner is a <b>Five Course Meal</b>, and costs $25 per person.

For reservations, call 503-223-2245, extension 404.

Keep in mind, it's a school, and not a five-star restaurant, so there are bound to be a hiccup here or there. But the food is great, the chefs are skilled, and it's an excellent value considering the quality of the food. If you know anyone who needs Valentine's day dinner reservations, be sure to give them a call.

Not to mention that you'd get to have a Valentine's Day Dinner cooked by my dad.
fandom st: brb fangirling

Lost passport - calling Jocelyn H.

My roommate was out in the Park Blocks today, and she found a bag with a set of keys, some papers and somebody's passport in it. The bag is brown with flowers in it.

There's no wallet and no ID in the bag, so we have no phone number or address to find this person with. If you know a 27-year-old named Jocelyn H., please have her e-mail me at livia001@gmail.com to get her passport and her bag back!

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So I am not the only one...

Okay so yes I am vowing not sit at home this Feb. 14th, and seeing as how others have come to the same mandate I have, I figure I should through this out there. Any DP'er girls out there who don't want to spend the night with only Ben and Jerry?
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  • gimli_m

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Yeah, let's turn the community into a personals page! :)
I want a "date me" thread of my own, this time. Does anybody want to?

Also, in the spirit of my previous post on St. Dwynven, it is acceptable to offer a date or a get-together without pretending that it is a beginning of a relationship.

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So I work off of about 23rd and Vaughn in Portland and I'm looking for some place near there where I can get my eyebrows waxed and shaped. Must be bus/walkable and bonus points if the same place does awesome manicures. Thanks much
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What the hell, if nobody else has one...

Are there any PDX personals communities out there (besides i_saw_you_pdx)? If not, I half-assedly created pdx_personals for those interested in such a concept. If there's already some, I'll probably delete the community if nobody's interested and it doesn't go anywhere. I figured I'd ask and announce in case anyone's up for the idea.

As much as I hate community advertising, I figured the occasion called for this.

Another LJ Comedy night.

Hey everybody, once again I have free tickets to Harvey's Comedy Club in downtown, and am looking for people to go with me. Its 21 and over, free w/ no drink minimum. Now, I have up to 16 free tickets. One for me, one for my friend sarahberkley. That leaves room for 14 more. The show starts at 8, but people will need to be there between 6:30 and 7:00. If you want to go, just reply to me here. If you have any questions feel free to post as well.

Big important thing... I NEED to know by Tuesday afternoon. That way Tuesday evening I can call and reserve the tickets. If you want more information about Harvey's, or the headliner that will be there, go to http://www.harveyscomedyclub.com and that should give you whatever information you should need.

Hope to hear from you all soon!