So, I know at least a few people in this community like to kick ass in their spare time, and it's been far too long since I did any regular training. To be honest, I'm mostly interested in an aikido or wing chun (if one exists) school in town, but if anyone has a school that they're just gung-ho about which won't break the bank, I'm not wedded to those styles.
So, talk to me. What's the name of your school? Where's it located? What style is it? How much do you pay? How are the instructors?
So, I know there are people awake out there in Livejournal land.. I'm awake too.
What do YOU guys do when you're awake at night, stareing longingly into the computer screen, rapidly clicking update hoping someone posts something new to read?
I drink Apple soda and draw pictures in MS paint.
does anyone have the carissa's wierd albums: ugly but honest, you should be at home here, songs about leaving, scrap book and i before e? i either can't find them anywhere or they were part of my music that got stolen last year. i'm sortof dying from missing them. i just want burned copies and i will $$$PAY$$$ you.
Started out going to CC Slaughter's with the gay. First time there, turns out I'm not a fan. Went to the Bonfire, drank. Went to Belmont's, drank. Funnily enough I'm not drunk. Against my better judgement, I'm drinking Bailey's on ice right now. I'm going to seriously regret this tomorrow morning. Yourself?
UPDATE: The Bailey's was definitely a bad idea. Off to bed with me, but please relate your stories for morning time amusement! Night night.
Tonight, my boyfriend and I are having dinner and drinks in Portland with some folks from work. We are meeting at Oba for drinks then going to Giorgio's for dinner. Can anyone give me feedback on exactly how dressed up we need to be?
can someone please explain to me the magic that is tivo? ive finally convinced my mother to buy one, but under the condition that we will successfully be able to install it.
we currently have a motorola cable box (comcast), a toshiba dvd player, a pioneer tape deck (ack a tape deck... i dont think i even realized we still had this), a sony reciever, and a kenwood 5 disc cd changer, all hooked up to our phillips tv. not to mention a bose surround sound set up, as well as a panasonic vcr thats NOT hooked up because it wasnt compatible with the reciever for some reason.
so i guess what i want to know is does the tivo just plug into the cable and the tv or do we have to somehow configure it into the reciever as well?
ALSO, whats the deal with the phone line thing? luckily we have a phone jack right there with all this crap, but i dont understand the difference between hooking it up to your phone, or to your broadband. we have an rca broadband modem but its not wireless and its in a totally other room, so im not sure how this even relates to the tivo.
if you can shoot me some advice, i'd be oh so grateful.
otherwise we might spend the 130 bucks on pro installation and then sit back and let them do all the dirty work.
I saw a modeling agency on the news a couple of weeks ago...Does anyone know a good one in Portland that is for children? I am thinking about my kids college fund. They said that children under a certain age can use snapshots for headshots and its pretty much free.
If someone had some older computers to get rid of, and didn't want to just throw them in the dump, and wanted them to hopefully be recycled or reused, whereabouts would one take them?
hello damnportlanders, i need your help.
i'd like to buy a nice futon mattress, and frame, hopefully from the same place. i don't want a folding futon frame, i want a stationary one, and i don't want to have to drive to ikea to get one. i suppose i'm looking for a "platform bed" frame?
i'm hoping to spend $500 or less total.
ideas? i hit the intarweb, but seemed to have no luck.
I found my dream job after months of searching and dead-ends and frustration.
So, my job is now up for grabs and if anyone is qualified and interested please comment and we can get in touch.
The company is a medium sized independent insurance agency. There are two offices, one in Vancouver and one in Portland. My position is centered in Portland. It's a Commercial lines processor position. You'd be checking policies, checking endorsements, drafting correspondence and doing some marketing. Knowledge of the insurance industry is a big plus but not required. If you've had experience in the mortgage industry or some other related industry, or a lot of office support experience, it might be a good fit.
The pay is in the 30,000 range. It's a good company and a great group of people but it's an insurance job and can get kind of monotonous.
Like I said, if you're interested comment and I can arrange to get your resume and hand it off to my manager. Cheers!
I'm thinking of attending a Games group that meets regularly at a church in Battle Ground, WA. I've been told by the host that the people that go are about half church members. The church is the Maple Grove Church, which is Assemblies of God, which is evangelical.
I'm debating whether to go because I do not want to drive over a half hour to get preached to. Does anyone know about the politics of this particular church (hey, maybe it's part of the liberal wing--if there is one--of AoG), or about the general political atmosphere of Battle Ground (the name doesn't sound particularly welcoming)?
If your kid is not in school because she is sick,
DO NOT BRING THE KID TO THE OFFICE. Stay home with the kid, or make other arrangements.
We, the people working in the office with you, do NOT want to get sick for fucks sake.
If you live in the Portland Metro Area and are driving around with studded tires on, I am pretty sure it is safe to take them off now, m'kay?
I am trying to find a car for under $1000- so far I have been checking out craigslist and oregonlive.com -- but is there anywhere else online that you'd recommend? I'm not make/model-specific, I just want something that's a 4 cyl. automatic without need for immediate maintenance under $1k.
Cheapish beer & good food? Where?
Nothing exotic-y. My accomplice in eatinz is picky.
Are there any indoor pools appropriate for swimming laps in NE Portland?
where can one buy locally-'grown' glass bottled milk in portland?
Does anyone know anything about dogs? I know chocolate can be potentially fatal to them, but I was once housesitting and one of the bigger dogs got into a whole box of choclate, and she was fine. But anyway..my 13lb cocker just ate x amount of a chocolate cupcake...should I be freaking out?
a possible trip to disneyland, the coast, and mad parties....
what are you doing this spring break?
here's what i'm looking for...
what's new and at the top of your must-have lists and isn't bright eyes? [i know he's supposed to be the best thing since foreffingever but i'm not impressed in the slightest]
places to crash at the beach!
where should a guy go to find good cheap lodging along the oregon/sw washington coast?
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