April 20th, 2005


fashion advice

Ok DPers, here's a little question:

Would a shawl/wrap work for a haltertop dress? It's cut rather low, and so it would be preferable if there was a little cover so as not to feel over exposed. Opinions?

Later today...

Anybody else planning on being at Waterfront Park today between...say, 4pm and 4:30pm? Know what I mean? Wink wink, nudge nudge. A nudge is as good as a wink to a blind bat, eh? Say no more. Say no more.
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    Digital Underground is in the house

Measure 36 ads

Hi, I'm in a media lit class at PSU and I'm looking for the ad on measure 36 that wanted people to vote yes. It showed two gay men who didn't support the right to marry. My group wants to analyze this ad but I can't find it anywhere. I called the obvious places and searched everywhere online. Is there a site that saved all of that stuff? If so, couldn't find it.

This is a long shot, but does anyone have it anywhere? Tapes? Computer? Online? I really want to get my hands on this ad so I can tear it apart. :D
stop it

Badge-A-Minit's + Adventures on the East Side.

First question - I'm looking for a Badge-A-Minut (yeah, that thing that makes button pins), preferably the 1 1/4 inch one, but I'll take a full size one, too. Craig's List and the Merc classifieds didn't have any for sale that I found. Is there a place where I can buy one locally, or am I stuck with eBay? Am impatient, and don't want to order one online. If you know of a JoAnn's that has them in stock, that'd be even better cos I have a 40% off coupon, but they're not listed on the JoAnn's website. Doesn't have to be that brand, just good enough quality to last for a while.

Second question - I want to get out of my happy little West side bubble. I live in NW and cross the river to go to Cascade campus or Wal-Mart, and that's about it. Favorite bus rides, walks, or neighbourhoods on the East side? Think, lazy Saturday, exploring a little bit, getting some coffee, and then maybe a snack dinner or something. Any suggestions would be great. <3
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in need of a dentist

i'm looking for a dentist. i haven't been to a dentist since i was in high school. i've gotten onto the waiting list for summer term at psu, but i'd rather not have to wait 3 months or so to have the work taken care of. my problem (and the reason why i went on the waiting list at psu) is that i don't have the $$ to just pay for it outright and i don't have dental insurance. so my question to you portlanders is, do you know of any good, affordable dentists that have payment plan type setups?? doesn't matter too much where they're located, though i suppose if i had a preference i'd say the south east side would be it. i thank you all in advance...and so does my tooth!!

How noticable is the Oregon Meth issue in portland?

So - out of all the bad things I can find about moving to the area - the Meth issue stands out.

Statistically it seems Oregon is on the brink of catastrophe with Meth usage... but I am wondering if the statistics are higher out there because there is such a law-enforcement focus on the drug.

Is this a more Rural thing?

I ask - because people seem to have nothing but good things to say about PDX... and I am trying to find all the bad issues ahead of time.

Anyhow - how apparent is the meth abuse to the naked eye?

How apparent is it in the nightlife?

As a DJ - do I risk what happened to me once in a chicago club where a meth junkie freaked out in the middle of my dance floor cuz his buddy forgot to bring "their fix" and he started punching people?

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Is anyone driving to Eugene today? Does anyone want to drive to Eugene tonight?

edit: I'll give you $25 to drive me to Eugene tonight.

edit 2: 8:35pm- I'm on my way, thanks Dammportlanders!

Speaking of waxing?

Where can I get a brazillian/playboy/landing strip/whateveryouwant to call it done? I called around to a couple of places once, and they all sounded disgusted by the thought. Prices (cheep, moderate, xpensive, or numbers if you know them) would be nice, too. C'mon, I know some of you get this done :)
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I don't care who you are, that's funny right there...

Thinking IS the Problem!

It started out innocently enough. I began to think at parties now and then, just to loosen up. Inevitably, though, one thought led to another, and soon I was more than just a social thinker. I began to think alone, "To relax," I told myself, but I knew it wasn't true. I began to consider trading for a smaller, fuel-efficient vehicle. And perhaps, a native-prairie lawn-replacement would be good. The world seemed full of wonderful possibilities.

Thinking became more and more important to me, and finally I was thinking all the time. That was when things began to sour at home. One evening I had turned off the TV and asked my spouse about the meaning of life, and the need for a "perfect" lawn and a bigger car each year. My spouse proposed separate vacations.

I began to think on the job. I knew that thinking and employment don't mix, but I couldn't stop myself. I bought a used bike and rode it to work. I began to avoid friends at lunchtime so I could read Thoreau and John Kenneth Galbraith. I would return my cubicle dazed and confused, asking, "Why do we have to wear suits to work?"

One day the boss called me in and said, "Listen, I like you, and it hurts me to say this, but your thinking has become a real problem. If you don't stop thinking on the job, you'll have to find another job." This gave me a lot to think about.

I came home early after my conversation with the boss. "Honey," I confessed, "I've been thinking. I see things more clearly. Energy efficiency just makes more sense!"
"I know you've been thinking," came the reply. "And I clearly need a divorce!"
"But Honey, surely it's not that serious."
"It is serious. You think as much as a college professor, and college professors don't make any money, so if you keep on thinking, our income will decline! Then we'll have to be efficient and economize!"
"That's a faulty syllogism," I said impatiently. "And besides,what's wrong with a little conservation?" I saw rage and frustration on the face across room, and I was in no mood to deal with emotional drama.
"I'm going to the library," I snarled as I stomped out the door.

I headed for the library, in the mood for some Dick Gregory. I peddled into the parking lot with NPR pouring from my headphones, and rode up to the big glass doors. They were locked. The library was closed.

To this day, I believe that a Higher Power was looking out for me that night. Leaning on the unfeeling glass, whimpering for a hit of Steinbeck, a poster caught my eye.
"Friend, is heavy thinking ruining your life?" it asked. You probably recognize that line. Its on the standard Thinker's Anonymous poster. Which is why I am what I am today: a recovering thinker.

I never miss a TA meeting. At each meeting we watch a non-educational video; last week it was "Porky's." Then we share experiences about how we avoided thinking since the last meeting.

I still have my job, and things are a lot better at home. I got rid of the bike, we just bought a new SUV, and we're planning a big house addition. Life just seems... well, easier somehow, now that I've stopped thinking. The road to recovery is nearly complete for me. And today, I voted Republican
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decent tanning salons?

I have keratosis pilaris on my arms (a common form of "dermatitis") and for some reason (anxiety/stress) it has been driving me mad lately and i've been really self-conscious about it. i'm super pale, which doesn't help. I went to a more holistic directed dermatologist a while ago and she suggested that i do a bit of tanning to help even out my skin (...and probably make me look less dead). it's been getting sunnier, which is great but i don't have time right now to go lay in the sun as i work from 10-7 (can't wait until it's still light at 10 p.m.). can anyone personally recommend a tanning salon either downtown, in close-in SE or in Northwest?? I'm not looking for anything incredibly fancy, and i don't need spa treatment...i just want a place that has good quality beds/bulbs, is clean, isn't going to charge me an exorbitant price, and won't bug me to keep tanning there (soon the sun will be out longer, it'll warm up, and i'll be able to spend more time outdoors and won't need to pay for a light tan).
please save the rants about how bad tanning is for you. i know. but i don't plan on roasting myself.

thanks in advance.
mohawk skull


My girlfriend has a sticker on her car that I find quite humorous...

"Sorry I missed church but I was busy practicing witchcraft and becoming a lesbian"

Someone left a note on her car this morning saying...

"You are a really sick person! Your sticker isn't funny and I doubt that you are either. You must be a very sad person!!!"

I find the response truly hilarious. I wish I was a fly around her (handwriting seems girlish) head because I know she is telling all of her bible-thumping friends how she got back at the evil lesbian witch.

Nothing like the pot calling the kettle black, eh?!

gotta love the 1st amendment

Hail America!
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    the crack of a baseball bat
hey you!

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I am looking to buy a ice cream cart. But actually, instead of the cart having a freezer, i just want it to have a refrigerator, because i want to use it for something other than ice cream.

ideas? leads?
  • okac

American Idol is a Dirty Ape Lie!


American Idol is NOT live. Think kids . . . . Think! So, it is on at nine o'clock at night here on the west coast, right? That means it is midnight on the east coast. How many people do you honestly believe are awake at midnight to watch this program, even though they have to be up and awake at six o'clock the next morning to go to work?

Its all lies! Who knows what else they are lieing to us about. Was Clay really the winner? Why did Ryan Secrist get a damn star? I want a star, and damnit, I have more tallent than they do.

I repeat, Do Not Believe The Lies.

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life is a highway

Books & Cuff links


I need your help on two things.

1) Does anyone know of a place I can get oxford shirts that are made so that you can wear cufflinks? I would prefer them to be in female sizes, but if that isn't possible, I'll try a man's shirt. I just need a lead. Also, any place where I could get cufflinks that are not huge would be great.

2) I need to get a book engraved. Engraved isn't the word I'm looking for. It's going to be someone's name printed either on the inside or front cover of a bible and I'm looking for it to sort of..inlayed into the book. Anyone know what I'm talking about or where I can get something like this? I went to Things Remembered and they said that isn't there type of thing. (If it helps, it is going to printed on a bible and maybe they do this type of thing at christian bookstores, but I don't practice and therefore, don't have a clue.)

I'd prefer places in Vancouver/NW portland, but I'll take anything, even if it is all the way out to Forest Grove/Hillsboro.

Thank you.
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    If You Never Got Sick

i need a job

hey - i'm sure you've heard this before, but i need a part-time job. i'm a journalism student at PCC, and i've been published, but i haven't had a lot of luck getting paid. i'm looking for anything that DOESN'T involve soliciting, looking like barbie or lots of customer service.

any leads?

that is all.

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    the quill the page lyr-ic rampage... word up?

Alright, I'm too lazy to eBay these tonight

Anybody wanna buy some jeans? 29x32 Sevens, bootcut, I love the wash but they're just slightly too small. Freshly laundered, no rips/stains/whatever. Pictures here, here, and here. Let's say $50, since that's what I'd probably get for them on eBay and what you'd pay for them at Buffalo. I'll haul 'em with me to work (downtown) tomorrow, otherwise they could be picked up @ my place in SE in the evening.