May 3rd, 2005

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  • betzle

lost kitty!

My cat has gone missing during my move.

I used to live on 28th and Gladstone, but now I live on the edge of Ladd's addition near 12th and Mulberry. He is white with orange spots and a stripey orange and white tail. He's very sweet and his name is Otis.

Have you seen him? He's not wearing a collar, so I'm hoping he doesn't get sent to the humane society if he tries to scheme food off someone else. He looks well fed and healthy.

:(
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tline, 2011

(no subject)

i'm interested in learning more about various religions and i'd like to visit some churches and/or temples in the area. i'm especially interested in learning about buddhism and other eastern religions, but am open to all kinds.

i'm just wondering if anyone has any recommendations of places i should go that welcome and especially enjoy having visitors? (places where a few tattoos and such will not immediately make one an outcast and judgment is kept to a minimum are preferred!)

thanks in advance for the help. =)

QUEER PROM! --Are you Fabulous?--

PROVE IT! Portland's Queer Prom 2005 brought to you by Portland State University Queers and Allies, SMYRC, and your local high school GSAs.

When: Saturday, May 7th at 8pm
Where: Portland State's Hoffman Hall (SW 11th and Harrison next to the community field and King Albert)
Why: To shake what yo' momma gave you!
Cost: NOTHING! FREE! ZILCH...though donations are accepted and benefit SMYRC and Queers and Allies.
What: Food/Drink, Dancing, Rapid HIV Testing, Safer Sex info and supplies, Cute People, Good times and more.

SUBSTANCE FREE!

Photography Provided.

All ages welcome.

Free parking in PSU Structure 3 on SW 12th and montgomery.

Campus Public Safety Patrolling

Gender Neutral Restrooms

Inclusive, Trans, Disability, and Sensitive Needs Friendly!

Our number one rule is respect.

Volunteers to help with any questions or needs. If you have any specific questions email qa@pdx.edu or call (503)725-5681 anytime. Ask for Cameron Lee Vogt, Angela Leonardo, or Melissa West.

We hope to see you all there!


x posted in QueerPortland, pdx_edu, and damnportlanders
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disney

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Thanks to whoever recommended the Fireside Coffee Lodge when I asked about 24 hour joints a week or so ago. This place is great. I got off work about a half hour too late for the last #9. The strawberry-nana smoothie is very good, but I keep getting brainfroze from it. Ow.

Doom says check it out.

Today is World Asthma Day!

(Having lived with asthma all my life, and today being World Asthma Day.... I have decided to share 10 facts released May 2004 on Asthma but first I would like to share a fact released May 2005)

(May 2005)
Someone dies of asthma every minute in the world.


(May 2004)
1. Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in
the world. It is estimated that around 300 million people
in the world currently have asthma. Considerably higher
estimates can be obtained with less conservative criteria
for the diagnosis of clinical asthma.

2. The international patterns of asthma prevalence are not
explained by the current knowledge of the causation of
asthma. Research into the causation of asthma, and the
efficacy of primary and secondary intervention strategies,
represent key priority areas in the field of asthma research.

3. Asthma has become more common in both children and
adults around the world in recent decades. The increase
in the prevalence of asthma has been associated with an
increase in atopic sensitisation, and is paralleled by
similar increases in other allergic disorders such as
eczema and rhinitis.

4. The rate of asthma increases as communities adopt
western lifestyles and become urbanised. With the
projected increase in the proportion of the world's
population that is urban from 45% to 59% in 2025, there
is likely to be a marked increase in the number of
asthmatics worldwide over the next two decades. It is
estimated that there may be an additional 100 million
persons with asthma by 2025.

5. In many areas of the world persons with asthma do not
have access to basic asthma medications or medical care.
Increasing the economic wealth and improving the
distribution of resources between and within countries
represent important priorities to enable better health care
to be provided.

6. The number of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) lost
due to asthma worldwide has been estimated to be
currently about 15 million per year. Worldwide, asthma
accounts for around 1% of all DALYs lost, which reflects
the high prevalence and severity of asthma. The number
of DALYs lost due to asthma is similar to that for diabetes,
cirrhosis of the liver, or schizophrenia.

7. The burden of asthma in many countries is of sufficient
magnitude to warrant its recognition as a priority disorder
in government health strategies. Particular resources need
to be provided to improve the care of disadvantaged
groups with high morbidity, including certain racial
groups and those who are poorly educated, live in large
cities, or are poor. Resources also need to be provided to
address preventable factors, such as air pollution, that
trigger exacerbations of asthma.

8. It is estimated that asthma accounts for about 1 in every
250 deaths worldwide. Many of the deaths are
preventable, being due to suboptimal long-term medical
care and delay in obtaining help during the final attack.

9. The economic cost of asthma is considerable both in
terms of direct medical costs (such as hospital admissions
and cost of pharmaceuticals) and indirect medical costs
(such as time lost from work and premature death).

10. Until there is a greater understanding of the factors that
cause asthma and novel public health and
pharmacological measures become available to reduce
the prevalence of asthma, the priority is to ensure that
cost-effective management approaches which have been
proven to reduce morbidity and mortality are available to
as many persons as possible with asthma worldwide.




more info can be found at http://www.ginasthma.com/
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Homework help

Ok so...we just got a creative writing assignment with these steps:

#1: Find a poem of at least eight lines
#2: Identify the rhyme scheme, theme, and any poetic devices
#3: Write a poem using the same theme, rhyme scheme, and devices
#4: Write a paper comparing the two poems

I found a poem I want to use but I'm having trouble with #'s 2 and 3. Could someone help me with the first chunk of the poem or a small part just to get me started?

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portal

Portland Tribune

To the Portland Tribune person in the bus mall this AM:

I'd apologize for laughing loudly in your face, amidst a crowd of people walking across the street (but I won't). When you tried to hand me a Portland Tribune it was apparently beyond your powers of observation to see that both of my hands were full. What came out as a braying laugh was really supposed to be me indicating that you should shove the paper into my mouth for lack of any free appendages. Thanks for the laugh.
little blue dog

the voodoo that bloo doo

Tonight, at 10:00 pm, at Voodoo Doughnut ...

littlebluedog will be making good on a bet he made with sage_and_sea last month (the ugly, sordid details are here and here), and will BUY HER A VOODOO DOUGHNUT.

But, since there's nothing quite like turning a public shaming into a social event, you're invited too! I'll even buy you a doughnut -- partially as penance for not yet having attended a single LJ meetup, I guess. ;) Just show up and let me know you're a damnportlander.

Um, just to save myself from inadvertently going broke, I might have to limit this offer to the first 10 or 20 damnportlanders who accost me.

Voodoo Doughnut is located @ 22 SW 3rd.
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    caffeine
Oct 2010

Family coming for a visit, interesting in sightseeing and picture taking

My father and his wife are coming out at the end of July this year. He wants to go to Mt. Rainier for some sight seeing and picture taking. Does anyone know of a particular place that he should head to for that? The photos are the most important thing for him. They are also planning to spend a day in Seattle sightseeing. He inquired about some rock and roll museum of some sort there. I am sure he will want to go to the space needle. I think they should visit Pikes Market. Any other must see places in Seattle?

I think they are going to take a ferry from Seattle to Vancouver, BC or Victoria, BC or somewhere like that. I have done the Victoria trip, but if anyone thinks that any other trip is worthy, please let me know. Remember, the pictures are the most important thing for my dad.

He said that he wants to see the Spruce Goose when he is back in Oregon, as he did not do that last year. I suggested a ride down the coast for sightseeing and photo opportunities. He has already been to Mt Hood, Mount St Helens, the NW corner of Oregons coastline, the Gorge and Multnomah Falls. Is there anywhere else in relative proximity that you think he ought to visit?
Us

(no subject)

Did anybody see that picture of the two little girls with sunglasses at the fashion show in the Columbian's Life section this morning? That picture completely made my day.

What made your day today?
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    Opie - Eli
conscience

verizon vs. cingular/att

Well I was wondering if all you damnportlanders could tell me how the coverage/service for Cingular is out there for Salem/Portland/Corvallis? My contract with Verizon is ending in June and I'm very tempted to switch for their rollover minutes. Thanks bunches!

*Update*

Thanks for your help!! I ended up sticking with Verizon.
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    Greenday - American idiot
yetti hat

Mmm. Burgers.

Thanks to phasmaphobic and his delightful bacteria-laden post, I now have this huge honkin' craving to eat a big, tasty cheeseburger – charred, blackened, and oh so yummy. Anyone know of good burger places around SE? Me and my big picky tummy thank you.
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Dear Portland

While it may be getting pretty hot outside, please don't let the heat get to your moods. And remember that riding your bike in the street is perfectly legal, so don't pay any attention to people who flip you off from their cars.

Thanks,
Doug

i need help, folks!

we live in an apartment complex that is more concerned about their bottom line than having happy/safe/sane tenants.

having said that...we have bees. inside the spindles in our metal stair railings. i have small children that need to be able to hold the railing to go up these stairs.

supposedly the managers sprayed something a bit ago, but the bees are back. i talked to them, and the property manager (supposedly) refuses to let them hire a professional. avon's skin-so-soft was suggested to me. *sighs*

anyone have some ideas on how to get rid of the bees, aside from spraying junk all the time or paying for someone to come out? maybe?
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    oojami - boomzaza

QUEER PROM!!! --Are you Fabulous?--

PROVE IT! Portland's Queer Prom 2005 brought to you by Portland State University Queers and Allies, SMYRC, and your local high school GSAs.

When: Saturday, May 7th at 8pm
Where: Portland State's Hoffman Hall (SW 11th and Harrison next to the community field and King Albert)
Why: To shake what yo' momma gave you!
Cost: NOTHING! FREE! ZILCH...though donations are accepted and benefit SMYRC and Queers and Allies.
What: Food/Drink, Dancing, Rapid HIV Testing, Safer Sex info and supplies, Cute People, Good times and more.

SUBSTANCE FREE!

NO PARTICLAR DRESS REQUIRED! GO FUNKY! GO FORMAL! GO WILD! GO CASUAL! GO COMFORTABLE!

Photography Provided.

All ages, identites, orientations, and people welcome.

Free parking in PSU Structure 3 on SW 12th and montgomery.

Campus Public Safety Patrolling

Gender Neutral Restrooms

Inclusive, Trans, Disability, and Sensitive Needs Friendly!

Our number one rule is respect.

Volunteers to help with any questions or needs. If you have any specific questions email qa@pdx.edu or call (503)725-5681 anytime. Ask for Cameron Lee Vogt, Angela Leonardo, or Melissa West.

We hope to see you all there!


x posted in QueerPortland, pdx_edu, and damnportlanders
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  • tiftnk

I think I have a question that no one has asked before!

Actually, I have two questions for y'all:

1) I need a place to wash my car, as it is covered in bugs and pollen. I'm a little protective of said vehicle, so a place that has the soft-cloth-chamois-things would be ideal - the brushless ones tend to be a little too high powered and shoot water into my seats. Not fun. I would also be okay with a do-it-yourself place, as long as they had an alternative to the bristle brush. I live in close-in SW, but obviously, will be driving. I also don't necessarily need a gourmet place where they vacuum and wax and everything, but if anyone knows one of those that doesn't cost a jillion dollars that would be okay too.

2) Where is the best place to get a steak in this town? My mom is coming to visit, and she is a carnivore, so the requirements would be that they know what "Medium Rare" means and season things well (she likes lots of garlic salt and pepper). I would just cook her a steak, but my downtown apartment is a little lacking in BBQ.

Help?

CD BABY ROCKS!

Attached to my email ordered receipt was this message, yes I am being a whore,
and not cutting the message because it's too damned cute. SO LIKE IT! :D

Your CD has been gently taken from our CD Baby shelves with
sterilized contamination-free gloves and placed onto a satin pillow.

A team of 50 employees inspected your CD and polished it to make sure
it was in the best possible condition before mailing.

Our packing specialist from Japan lit a candle and a hush fell over
the crowd as he put your CD into the finest gold-lined box that money
can buy.

We all had a wonderful celebration afterwards and the whole party
marched down the street to the post office where the entire town of
Portland waved 'Bon Voyage!' to your package, on its way to you, in
our private CD Baby jet on this day, Tuesday, May 3rd.

I hope you had a wonderful time shopping at CD Baby. We sure did.
Your picture is on our wall as 'Customer of the Year'. We're all
exhausted but can't wait for you to come back to CDBABY.COM!!


Thank you once again,

Derek Sivers, president, CD Baby
the little CD store with the best new independent music
phone: 1-800-448-6369 email: cdbaby@cdbaby.com
http://www.cdbaby.com
techie

Macintosh Users?

The company I work for recently released a virtual desktop manager for Macintosh OSX. It's not yet Tiger compatible, but we're working to get that done ASAP. For more information, see http://www.yousoftware.com/

(And this is Portland related cause we're a Portland startup company and we're looking for more customers. Hey, you want the economy to be better, keep the money here in Portland!)

[:

On another note, what other nifty, can't live without mac software do you have? I'm a PC user mostly, but with the right toys, I could be persuaded....
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Witch
  • tifag

Help fellow Portlanders

Hi. I've been trying to locate a place that still sells VHS tapes. Its a rather old tape that was never released onto DVD and I've been trying to locate a place that still sells tapes, with little luck. It doesn't need to be new, it can be previously viewed. I just don't know where to start looking. I've already tried ebay and amazon and have had little luck there.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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    E. S. Posthumus - Tikal
b00bs

Whatcha doing this Friday night?

BENEFIT FOR TRANSFORMING US THIS FRIDAY

Featuring fabulous performances by:
THE LANGUAGE OF PARADOX, queer spoken-word theater troupe

And acoustic music by:
PIPER MCKENZIE
EMILY HERRING

WHEN: May 6 (that's this Friday!)
Doors at 7:30; show starts at 8

WHERE: The Red and Black Cafe
2138 SE Division

HOW MUCH?: Sliding scale donations at door ($3-$5)
No one turned away for lack of funds.

WHO ARE WE?: Transforming Us is a nonprofit organization created in Portland, OR, to assist physically transitioning and transgender folks in acquiring surgery funds. Currently, surgeries for physically transitioning people are not covered by insurance companies because they are considered elective cosmetic surgeries; however, these procedures can preserve the self-image or even save the life of those who seek them. We are in the process of establishing ourselves in order to monetarily assist those in need, paticulary low-income individuals.

(no subject)

So Gustav featured my 'perfect playlist' today and I missed it, argh. For once, a radio personality takes my request, and I completely blow it! Quick! I need that validation back! Someone tell me everything he said! :P
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Go get pampered!!!!

For anyone interested in getting a little pampered:

I recently got the opportunity to receive some spa services from SunSeekers, compliments of Sherry Okamura.

I received the "My Time" package which includes:
Back Refining Treatment
Aromatherapy Foot Nourish Treatment
Vitamin C Firming Facial
Eye and Lip Rejuvenation
Glycolic Hand Treatment
Make Up Application

The last part of the package was the makeup application. For those of you who know me-you know I'm a freak with my makeup. It was fun to have someone else put it on for me but I still had to finish it off with my mandatory eyeliner swoosh. My skin looked great though. Sherry uses natural mineral based makeup, which I have never used before. It gives you a shimmery look, which is less like a sparkle and more like a glow. (I put this part first in case I didn't catch your full attention, I should at least key you into this goodie!) The lipsticks and eyeshadows were incredible. If nothing else you should check those out here. (Trust me, the pictures do not do them justice!) As if that weren't enough the makeup line is a local company-and you KNOW that's good.
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And the best part-if you want to get pampered, you can do it cheap! Just call SunSeekers (503-653-5494) and mention the code word "blog". (The salon is located off 99-E.) You'll get all your services for half price. It will feel even better knowing that you didn't go broke doing it!
new, stephen h

a brief announcement...

my first suicide

a couple months ago, i published my first suicide online at stephenh.org as one of my monthly art galleries, and i got such a great response from all you folks here on DP and elsewhere that i decided to release the collection as a paperback. for those who missed it the first time around, mfs features over a dozen b&w photos of downtown portland taken early one morning in march, along with a storyline of portland history and its people. if you're interested in seeing what you missed, click here to take a look. want a copy of your own? click the image above to order.

for more information, visit stephenh.net.

[sorry if you get the x-posting]
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girl at desk

Check out PIZZA GIRL!

I got this email from my friend Reyanne, a fellow Portlander:

Just thought I would drop you all a line to
update you on what's going on with my movie Pizza Girl (the one I starred
in that just recently was finished for all who have not heard). Firstly: the opening
went super well, we packed the bijou in eugene all week end and so they have
graciously invited us back for an Encore weekend. This time we will
have to rely more heavily on word of mouth so please, all you
Eugenites tell all your friends who couldn't make it and every one
else for that matter! It will be showing the same times 11:30
Friday Saturday and Sunday and 3:00 in the afternoon on Saturday
that's the 7th through the 9th.
Secondly on Friday the 13th (the Friday after next) at 9:30 we are
having our Portland showing so let's spread the word on that one
too. It's at the Clinton Street Theater in South East Portland.
It's a bigger theater (250 seats) so we are goanna have to work a
little harder to fill it all up.


So in support of my friend, (and cuz the trailer looks pretty cool. :) ) I urge everyone to go see Pizza Girl!!


Oh here's the link to the trailer:
PS: link to the movie trailer--> http://www.crimestick.com/media/pgtrailer.mpeg
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