June 20th, 2005

skycon

goldleafgoddess made me do it.

seventeen minutes, 35 photos and a movie. a few badly focused ones left in--I handed the camera over the fence to my neighbor who was trying to get the rainbow "in focus" because I couldn't see it from my angle. everything at ground level was bathed in this eerie golden light, but the skies were amazing. I didn't do anything to these, and unfortunately the vivid aqua horizon under the clouds was washed out. I'm just linking to the LJ photo gallery - you can click on any of them to see bigger. be sure and go to the second page of the gallery, or you'll miss the ending.



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Apartment Help!

I'm looking for an apartment:

On the East Side (preferably SE, NE is okay too)
Accepts non-ferocious large breed dogs (we have a lab)
Preferably has a yard
is in a safe-ish area (I don't wanna hear gunshots or see crackheads, had enough of that back home.)
Most importlantly: no more than $600/mo and total move-in about $1,000

Know of a place that fits this description? Is it too much to ask? I'm willing to bend on the location as long as its convenient to a highway.

Give me some insight damnportlanders.
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  • gailg

DP Demographics

Because of the types of posts I see on DP, I'm curious as to the types of people who read and post here. I've made this poll friends-only without actually knowing for sure what the consequences of that are. I'm hoping that will make it so that only DP members can vote.

Poll #516692 DP Demographics

How old are you?

< 15
1(0.4%)
16-20
30(13.3%)
21-25
83(36.9%)
26-30
66(29.3%)
31-35
27(12.0%)
36-40
13(5.8%)
41-50
4(1.8%)
51-60
1(0.4%)
> 60
0(0.0%)

How long have you lived in Portland?

< 1 year
34(15.2%)
1-2 years
33(14.7%)
3-5 years
54(24.1%)
6-10 years
26(11.6%)
> 10 years
77(34.4%)

If you moved here from somewhere else, what part of the country did you move from? (If you haven't moved here yet, where are you now?)

Northeast U.S.
18(10.6%)
Mid-Atlantic U.S.
8(4.7%)
Southeast U.S.
15(8.8%)
Central U.S.
20(11.8%)
Southwest U.S. (includes Hawaii)
45(26.5%)
Northwest U.S. (includes Alaska)
53(31.2%)
I came here from another country
11(6.5%)

If you moved here from somewhere else, what state or country did you come from?

If you answered the previous question, did you grow up there?

Yes
96(58.9%)
No
67(41.1%)

If you answered No to the previous question, what state or country did you grow up in?

What is your employment status?

Student
23(10.3%)
Employed part-time
14(6.2%)
Employed full-time
99(44.2%)
Retired
0(0.0%)
Unemployed
15(6.7%)
Other
9(4.0%)

What kinds of music do you listen to regularly? (I realize this is a very limited list--I'm just trying to get a rough ideal. Feel free to list your favorite genres in comments.)

Hip hop
0(0.0%)
Classical
0(0.0%)
Pop
0(0.0%)
Rock
15(6.7%)
Folk
1(0.4%)
Country
2(0.9%)
Blues
0(0.0%)
Jazz
0(0.0%)
World
1(0.4%)
Other
14(6.3%)
I don't listen to music
2(0.9%)

Do you regularly attend live music events?

Yes
107(48.0%)
No
116(52.0%)

Have you ever attended any event (of any kind--not necessarily music) because it was announced on DP?

Yes
84(37.5%)
No
101(45.1%)
I'm not sure/I don't remember
39(17.4%)

Do you own (and use) a digital camera?

Yes
171(76.3%)
No
53(23.7%)

How often do you post on DP, not including comments (1 = I'm a lurker; 10 = I am DP)?

Mean: 2.70 Median: 2 Std. Dev 1.58
1
48(21.3%)
2
74(32.9%)
3
55(24.4%)
4
22(9.8%)
5
13(5.8%)
6
3(1.3%)
7
5(2.2%)
8
4(1.8%)
9
1(0.4%)
10
0(0.0%)

How often do you comment on other people's posts in DP (1 = I just like to read; 10 = Nothing gets by me without a comment)?

Mean: 4.13 Median: 4 Std. Dev 2.00
1
11(4.9%)
2
42(18.7%)
3
47(20.9%)
4
46(20.4%)
5
20(8.9%)
6
23(10.2%)
7
21(9.3%)
8
12(5.3%)
9
1(0.4%)
10
2(0.9%)

What question(s) did I leave out of this poll that you think should have been included?

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    curious curious
hk ready for action  :)

help? info?

i met a very nice lady at pridefest on saturday. she's got a funky shop (forget the name) on 82 and stark, and we got to talking. she is a big hk fan, as well, and told me that a group of female attorneys based in nyc were suing the sanrio corporation. apparently, their claim is that hk is oppressed, as she has no mouth. she said this story was in the n.y. times, but i can't find it anywhere. does anybody know anything about this?

x-posted to damnportlanders
  • Current Mood
    curious curious

coast, anyone?

i decided i want to move to the coast.

i haven't been there in a few years and i know a couple of you must live out there (i think...).

any suggestions on where to live or how to go about getting a job?

oh, and x-posted
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    ecstatic impulsive
europa and the bull

comics, movies and art

wow, i really had no idea my off the cuff remarks and generalizations would garner such strong reactions from complete strangers.

i am sorry if any of you felt singled out by my opinion of comic book movies and pop culture. your 20+ thoughtful and insightful responses about the true nature of comics has done much to dispel my impression of fans of this medium as self-pitying dorks.

i also realize now that the characterization of comics as juvenile is inaccurate. for example, it is children who play with dolls, while adults collect 'action figures'.
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    amused amused

(no subject)

So I just moved here from Austin, TX, as did a cool chick I know who recently joined this community (hi Beth!), and others have *mentioned* being from Austin.

This leads me to ask, who all of you has lived in Austin and how recently did you move here?

I am beginning to suspect some sort of invisible psychic byway which facilitates people's readiness to relocate between the two cities ;)
art

(no subject)

a word to the wise:

hungry tiger at burnside and 24th does NOT serve traditional (or even americanized) chinese food.

far mar chicken = frozen chicken strips deep fried in greasy batter with ketchup and chinese mustard dixie cup dip.

sweet & sour shrimp = frozen shrimp deep fried in greasy batter and smothered with brown sweet and sour sauce, accompanied by ketchup and chinese mustard dip.

shrimp eggroll = a strange mix of slightly shrimp-flavored rancid vegetables deep fried in greasy batter, helped out by (yup) ketchup and chinese mustard dip in a g-damned dixie cup.

don't even ask what i paid for this travesty, just know they wanted the money up front. i was so shamed and revolted by the experience i didn't even ask for my $ back (since they clearly didn't serve what they advertised on the menu), i just bolted with the gf and chalked it up to a lesson learned.

on another hand, who can recommend delicious traditional chinese food in the hawthorne area with a veggie option? meat's cool, too.

(no offense to the friendly attractive staff of the hungry tiger, btw. it's all about the food!
peacock

Low-down on the Economy?

Hey PDX folks -

I'm contemplating moving back to Oregon (to settle) within the next year & just want to get a feel from locals about the current state of the economy. I'm a Duck alum who left Oregon for southern California (yeah, yeah - I know) in 2001 due to the dismal economy, but I geniunely miss the GPNW & would like to move back despite having to take a pay cut, etc.

I know the economy has, frankly, sucked in recent years; however, looking at online resources like Craigslist & Monster seems to suggest that that might be turning around. (There appear to be a number of jobs right up my alley, anyway...) So, can anyone speak to the current state of the software and/or technology industry up there? I saw some posts in the "memories" from a few months back, but thought it might be worth asking for more current info.

FWIW, I've got non-technical B.S., as well as 4+yrs in software quality assurance and 2+yrs in IT/support. If/when I make the move, I'll be looking for experienced QA positions.

Any responses are appreciated.
Cheers.

P.S. - Fun storm photos, people!
  • _peer

(no subject)

I am seeking HR information for working at the Cingular/AT&T call center in downtown Portland. Specifically I don't want to -have- to go through AppleOne to get hired there. I would prefer to direct hire. I have all of the necessary experience in call centers and references (plus I live only a few blocks away).

Anyone that can forward me that information (or inform me if it cannot be done), I would much appreciate it.

x-posted in pdx_jobs
  • scud

Weekly ZB Kickball Today!

Just a reminder,

Weekly ZooBomb Kickball Every Monday @ Col. Sumners Park (SE 20th and Belmont) 6pm!

Today is also Crafty Tshirt Stencil Madness Monday. Show up around 4pm with some shirts, stencil making supplies (cardboard, xacto knives, spraypaint, etc) and we'll make some badass kickball tshirts before the games!

As always, everyone is welcome and keep the drinky drink on the DL in park.
stop it

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Is there anywhere in town that I can find Count Chocula or Boo Berry cereal this time of year, or am I SOL until Halloween? The Freddie's that I go to doesn't carry it, but it's pretty small. Help?

Speaking of, what's your favorite candifed cereal? I'm working my way through a bag of Chocolate Lucky Charms right now because of the lack of Count Chocula, but what do you eat on Satuday morning with the doors locked and the mirrors covered? Inquiring minds want to know. :D
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(no subject)

Okay, so I don't exactly live in Portland, I live in Forest Grove, and my BF in a nearby town... we've been to all the tourism sites. We hate the Zoo, we're sick of the malls, and have been to all of the gardens and OMSI too many times as it is. We went to the Museums last week, and Oaks park the week before(because the rose fest was too expensive.

We're going on a date to portland tomorrow, and I have to do the planning.. but have no clue as to what to do. Are there any suggestions for fun activities in portland?

Thank you alls a bunch.