So. My best friend has been trying to get me to start knitting for ages, but I haven't because I'm stubborn. However, after hearing me bitch and whine about not making any friends in Portland, she sent me a care package with lots of pretty yarn, knitting needles and a knitting book.
My question is this: Can anyone suggest a nice crafty group where I might go hang out and get some knitting advice, or perhaps someone here would like to teach me some basics in exchange for some coffee?
i know this is for portland but i was wondering if anyone out there ever heard of a seattle band called ragamuffin. i saw them about 2 years ago and got their cd. they are reggaeish. the lead singer was very much like the lead singer to sublime. he even sounded like him.
point is the website inside the cd...which i just notice was there, isn't working.
just curious if anyone had heard of them and if anyone knows what is up with them.
thanks in advance.
The home health agency I work for is looking for someone in the Beaverton Hillsboro area to work a quad client on a daily basis Mon-Fri from 8am-11am. The need is immediate. The pay is decent. Anyone looking for work? With gas prices it is too far for me to go, so I told them I would post the opening here.
Are there any places that I could go to in order to pay all my bills (comcast, PGE etc.) at one time instead of mailing them off or driving to each individual business?? I know in other states that some grocery stores did this, I just don't know if they do that here or not. Thanks a bunch!!
Today I had to go to the hospital to visit my aunt and when I left I was definitely feeling very emotional. On one hand, I felt lucky to have my health. On the other, I felt really pissed off at the world. As I pulled up to the stoplight right before getting on the freeway, I saw a man holding a sign that said "Homeless Veteran can you help god bless". I don't know if it was my state of mind or what but I started feeling really bad about that poor guy, especially knowing there was a big hospital right up the road with food and shelter, etc. I was considering giving him some money but was so conflicted. You hear all these news stories (channel 8 investigates, dateline exclusive blah blah) about how some are making $80 a day and do quite well, etc. In the end, I decided not to give him anything and kept driving, avoiding eye contact and debating with myself. My question is, how do you handle yourself when you pull up next to some one holding a sign at an on/off ramp? What is going through your mind and what do you do, if anything?
I'm pretty new to the whole DamnPortlanders thing (I just got googled here looking for good dim sum and got hooked) and was wondering how many comments the biggest war had (if you happen to remember) there's one down a couple with 137 and counting...
(There have been a few doozy's this week, and it's all been very interesting in a baseball-bat diplomacy sort of way.)
if you were going to live forever, would you care more or less about politics? what if society had for whatever reason accepted that you were going to live forever and gave you some sort of status based on that?
this is relevant because i've been pondering this ever since I came across some graffiti on a bus sign at 39th and Belmont expressing an interesting in living with me forever, or something to that extent.
I’m interested in meeting with local women writers on a regular basis to talk about writing. I’m thinking support group, rather than critique group–a place to talk about finding time to write, the process of editing, finding an agent, and publishing. Brainstorming about plot problems, character development, or just what makes a good story would be fun too. I don’t plan to trade samples of our work and give each other feedback, though if people want to do that outside the meeting times, go for it.
All genres are welcome, including nonfiction. I’ve written two fantasy novels, a mystery and one general fiction novel. Although it’s a constant struggle to carve out writing time from family life, I’m doing it four or five days a week. Right now I’m writing the second draft of a fantasy novel. It’s slow going but I plan to look for an agent this winter.
I’ve taken writing classes and participated in critique groups, online and face to face, but now I want the chance to socialize and commiserate with other women who are Doing It. Every writing group seems to revolve around writing together or critiquing each other’s work. I’m envisioning more of a semi-professional group to give each other tips and encouragement along the way. People who can sympathize that your kid was sick all week and you didn't get any writing done, but who will give you a kick in the ass to get started again.
I’d like to meet with people who are working on later drafts of a novel or polishing a story collection, but women who are on their first drafts and actively pursuing the goal of publishing (ie: writing on a regular basis with a self-imposed deadline) might work too. I’d especially like to talk with other moms who are managing to find the time to follow their dream.
My dream is to form a group of women who can stick together through sweating out the story and motivate each other along the path to publication.
so the question to you all: what's something fun to do in or around portland on this tuesday night? my honey and i are really bored. we're dorky queer college kids who have all night free. it needs to be accessible to those 21 and under. gas isn't too much of an issue.
what are your ideas? thanks!
"The house just split in half. We got up the roof and the water came and just opened up, divided."
"My wife, I can't find her body, she gone."
"I held her hand tight as I could and she told me 'you can't hold me'. She said, 'take care of the kids and the grandkids',"
"We have nowhere to go. I'm lost, that's all I had, that's all I had. I don't know what I'm going to do."
-- Biloxi resident Harvey Jackson
I'm an overly protective "parent" and so I'm looking for recommendations. I'm going to be leaving town this weekend, and it's fairly short notice for most of my normal dogsitter folks. I generally don't board my dogs (it's been at least two years) and they're pretty spoiled... So I'm collecting recommendations of good places to take them for a night or two. Cost is an issue, but it's not the only one, certainly. Anyone have a facility they use and swear by? Or know of one I should avoid? Thank you.
(P.S. I'm declaring this a flame-free zone. Thank you for your cooperation.) :)
Hi! My wife, 31 - My self, 30 - and our two cats, both age 4 years; We want to move down to the Vancouver Portland area. Specifically, I think it would be cool to live life RIGHT ON the MAX tracks. (Ok, very close to them - easy walk, etc.)
So, I was thinking perhaps Livejournal could help out. (then, someone told me the original group I posted in was never read, and to try here in D_PDX'ers)
I grew up from age 2 to early 20's in Vancouver, Beaverton, and Clackamas. Then I went north to Seattle/Bellevue for Microsoft Perma-Temp employment. In the process of 6 years and so, I've not gotten hired full time permanent. So, I'm done serving the evil empire on a contract basis. My wife's employment is going out of business in the middle of September.
So, we will be coming down this labor day weekend to look at apartments.
What I'm looking at is recommendations/thoughts/input/etc on the following:
The apartment complexes to AVOID;
The ones that are good;
Currently, we are paying $840 for 1000 sq ft. Where we move to, we would like to pay less.
My wife does not drive, so I'd like to be right on the MAX line. (Um, there's 3 of them now? when did THAT happen?)
Also, how's the job market down there? Are there places one with a tech background would NEVER want to work? (similar to Microsoft).
What are the best job resource web sites that cover the Portland area?
Any and all information is appreciated!