I feel the need to be with a group of like-minded folks who are angry and horrified by the last week of American history.
I also make this POst because I give a mad shout out to the folks at Rose City and Riverside Tobacco. Same people own them both, and I got my stuff at Riverside. Their prices on Shisha were great. They have a BAJILLION (ok so around 70 kinds), the hookahs are nice and reasonably priced (for my nice preety one I paid 85) and the owner lady cut me a deal. She was soo sweet and helped me get everything I needed.
So for all you tobacco smoking DPers...riverside tobacco is the shit. They also a have a nice selection of difficult to find smoking products. Such as Nat Shermans, every variety of American Spirit, Dunhill, and Black Death..etc. I highly reccomend the store.
My family will be here today at 5pm. We will be having dinner at my favorite Thai place.
After that we will need something to do! I need to find a nice family activity to keep them occupied.
The info: My younger sister is 18, and my parents in their late 40's. My dad has a bad knee, so it can't involve steep hills or lots of walking. My dad is a gardener and my mom a florist, so any gardens that you might recommend might work. Any part of town is okay, as long as it is in Portland.
3 leg torso and pink martini are both playing. i mean whoa. c'mon.
so ill be there. if you feel like saying hi ill have a black shirt with a pink microphone on it. have a nice labor day!
I've seen a number of posts over the weekend about folks wanting ways to help that don't involve sending a check....
From KOIN's website:
Northwest Medical Teams is asking for donations of personal health supplies to
help the 1,000 storm victims coming to Portland this week.
people in Oregon have seen the heartbreaking images from the hurricane
disaster and wondered what they can do,” NWMT President Bas Vanderzalm
said. “These families have lost everything. We now have a very
specific way to show them we care and that we support their recovery.”
relief agency says it needs NEW soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes,
shampoo, razors, deodorant, combs, brushes, washcloths and
over-the-counter medications, such as aspirin/ibuprofen/acetaminophen,
cough syrup and antacids.
Donations can be dropped at the NWMT
warehouse at 14150 S.W. Milton Ct. in Tigard. Labor Day hours are 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. Regular hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Visit the NWMT Web site to make a monetary donation. The agency says 96 percent of all donations directly help people in need.
crossposted to my personal journal
Alternatively, does anyone know of a good stationary store that's open today? I was going to go out to Oblation Papers, but I don't want to go if it's going to take 45 minutes just to find a parking place (in addition to the 45 minutes it takes to get out there).
I just got back from the Oregon State Fair. I thought I would be easy to spot there, since I was wearing sandals with socks. It turns out there were quite a few of us with the same idea.
I saw some of the strangest food concoctions in the world down there, including the deep-fried sno-cones. I was about to try one, but as soon as I caught a whiff of the tempura batter they use to coat the cones right before they go into the fryer, I nearly lost my lunch. This post is Portland releated, because I have been hearing about them for years, and I could swear they were invented in Portland, Oregon. My friend said he remembers growing up with them in Philadelphia, and that's where they're from. You'er a clever bunch. Any DPers know for sure where the deep-fried sno-cone was born?
So, the question I had is, are these big pipes going to be earthquake safe? And if so, up to what richter? Since Katrina, I have been thinking about possible natural disasters to hit Portland. We have two big contenders: earthquake/volcano or flood. And since I know that our sewage system is kind of antiquated, I think that might be one of the bad things that could happen in a disaster.
my picnic was fantastic, plus we had a bit of a hike on the trails, and a lovely nap in the grass.
fry's was ... interesting. my gf ended up telling one salesman "i want to talk to somebody else. you're fucked up." and then getting a sweet deal on a flat screen.
Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief Benefit Dance Party (HKDRBDP) tonight
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The fridge: normal white plastic, full size, getting old, slightly busted drawer, but works great. Asking $50 or best offer.
The couch: white and grey, old and getting a little torn in a couple places. This I'm expecting to give away free.
Both items can be picked up any time, or we can deliver them to you on Saturday the 10th, for free, when we get our moving truck.
Sorry if this is against some rule of this community. Cross-posed to craigslist and freecycing.
bad is your luck. :D Contact engagedtone at gmail.com if interested.
Me, scooter, and rainbow cake. Y'all should live on Raymond Street, you missed it at our block party today.
There's a painting I saw once, it had a ballerina on point(I think) and then other ballerinas in the background. Lots of pink and cream hues. I can't remember the artist. Something like Van Gogh? Someone else must know what painting I'm referring to. I want to get a print of it, so if anyone knows not only the artist but where I can get a print that'd be great!
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It's fun, I promise.