August 21st, 2005

Portland Challenge!!!

The 2004 group on their way across

Today is the day...the 2005 Portland Challenge! I did it last year, and I'm going again. This year we'll meet at noon at the Slammer Tavern, 500 SE 8th, Portland, and after music and visiting for an hour or two, we'll march with a drum corps down to the Willamette at the Hawthorne Bridge. There (wearing life jackets) we'll swim across...street party at SW 2nd & Ankeny to follow. This is to raise money for the Peace & Love Orphanage in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. The whole crazy event is organized by Jay Boss Rubin, Voodoo Donut fryer, all-around do-gooder and rabble-rouser extraordinaire.
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I am at work till 5, and we got a huge box in for a filing cabnet. I am making a fort. I have windows, and a door, but the next main need is a window latching system, and door knobs. Any ideas on how to maneuver this, so that I can lock myself in, once I am inside. All I have are basic office supplies.

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Coffee? Anyone?

Anyone feel like grabing a cup of coffee or something right now?

And yeah, I'm at the library again, with 41 minutes left. So at 2:11ish, I'll be booted off the computer island.
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Dear DP-ers.. I want to "escape" somewhere (by myself) for the next 5 hours. Somewhere natury and perhaps close to water, that doesn't require spending a lot of (or if any) money.

what to do

So I along with my friend Kate will be in the rose city at some point in Novemember to hang out and visit a good friend (Justin Baade how odd if one of you knew him).

Any fun goth/punk/new wave type bars or such to suggest?

Anyone have friends in Washington DC?

HELP! I really really want to go to a peace event in Washington DC (September 24, 25, 26) a preliminary search of hotels is looking WAY to expensive. Does anyone know anyone who lives there who would be willing to share their home, apartment, floor, etc with two (a friend and I) easy going women? Please comment on this posting or drop me an email at your earliest conveience. Thanks.
Turban Varga
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downtown 24 hour fitness?

Does anyone belong to the downtown 24 hour fitness? If so, what do you think of it? Is it a meat market and what are their hours (since I know they say they're open "up to 24 hours")? I don't want to call them, since the last time I did they called me for three months afterward. Just wondering if I can get some opinions here. I already belong to a gym, but the hours are pretty limited so I'm looking at other options.
Thanks in advance!

Bike along Springwater Corridor?

I know several of you are bicylists, so I hope this is a good place to ask. I am considering riding my bike to work along the Springwater Trail rather than driving; is that safe? It will be light out both directions, but I'm a little nervous biking alone. I do see a lot of people using the trail, which is good, but also a lot of homeless people along the sides in the trees, which is not so good. I'm in outer SE, riding to almost Oaks Park.

What do you all think?
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Vigil For Cindy Sheehan ...

Members of Vancouver for Peace and others that participated in the vigil in solidarity with Cindy Sheehan on Wed 8/17 will continue our call for Mr. Bush to explain his war policies to Cindy Sheehan, the Gold Star Moms for Peace and all of America. We will gather Wed 8/24 from 7 PM to 8 PM across the street from the Vancouver Community Library and simply vigil on the street with signs. We realize that we need to be persistent. Everyone is welcome. Bring signs. We will have banners. We hope to have you join us on Wednesday!
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Kind of strage question

Out of pure curiosity I have a question for you guys. First of all, how many of you are Republican/Democrat and of you in either party, how many are practicing christians? I am just trying to get a feel for what the Portland area is like.

good morning

something that has been bugging me before i lay my head to rest is the fact that i have close to no girl friends. being a gal that does make friends rather easily, i no longer have any close female friends. i once did growing up but they all drifted away for one reason or another. i have made attempts but most seem to be either really shady or are just plain douche bags. is it just me or do girls have more guy friends and vice versa? the ratio of my girl to guy friends is about 1/10. i do speak with a few girls but no one is considered really close.

anyone else experiencing this problem? friends of the same or opposite sex, which is easier or more difficult?

okay, i better have some excellent theories by the time i awake for work! i keeeeeed!

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