September 7th, 2005

seattle photo booth
  • lex2000

Found Bike Tool Bag

I tried craigslist with this a couple of times, so I guess I'll try here, too. I found a bike seat tool bag on NE 28th close to Burnside. If you lost it reply here and we'll arrange getting it back to you.
Fall Hap

Seaside Halloween Help.

This might seem early, but I need to get these invitations out. I am planning a Halloween party and I was hoping someone could answer/link/offer their experiences me to the following:

1) Pumpkin patches on the way to the beach (Seaside, Cannon Beach area). Besides Sauvie are there any cool farms that host them?

2) A place in that area that has good takeout food, or that could cater a small party of people. (I am aware of the invention of Google-- I am looking more for experiences that don't end with a bottle of Tums or a trip to the ER.)

3) If you were planning a scavenger hunt, what items would you send people to find around Seaside?

Thank you.
  • autmd

we haven't had a good joke in a while

President Bush was visiting a primary school and he visited one of the classes. They were in the middle of a discussion relating to words and their meanings.

The teacher asked the President if he would like to lead the discussion on the word "tragedy."

So the illustrious leader asked the class for an example of a tragedy.

One little boy said, "If my best friend, who lives on a farm, is playing in the field and a tractor runs over him and kills him, that would be a tragedy."

"No," said Bush, "that would be an accident."

A little girl raised her hand, "If a school bus carrying 50 children drove over a cliff, killing everyone inside, that would be a tragedy."

"I'm afraid not," explained the president. "That's what we would call great loss."

The room went silent. No other children volunteered. Bush searched the room.

"Isn't there someone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?"

Finally at the back of the room a small boy raised his hand...

In a quiet voice he said: "If Air Force One carrying you and Mrs. Bush was struck by a 'friendly fire' missile and blown to smithereens, that would be a tragedy."

"Fantastic!" exclaimed Bush. "That's right. And can you tell me why that would be a tragedy?"

"Well," says the boy, "It has to be a tragedy, because it certainly wouldn't be a great loss and it probably wouldn't be a fucking accident either."
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europa and the bull

Thursday event reminder


It's finally time, a new club night to challenge the status quo of the Portland nightlife. Expect a very high quality mix of nocturnal and futuristic electro, techno and trip hop. I can't swear to exactly what will get played but think Massive Attack, Fluke, Juno Reactor, Anthony Rother, the Hacker, Andrea Parker, Meat Beat Manifesto, Lamb, Goldfrapp, Fischerspooner and you will have a good idea what to expect.

Contrast takes place on the second thursday of every month at Noir in Portland.
September's DJs are DJ Burn and Rev DJ Web.
x-files - space girl

Good places for groups?

My Portland Firefly group is looking for a good place to host our monthly gatherings. What we're looking for is non-smoking, preferably good food, a place for 10-15 people of all ages to sit and be able to hear each other, and comfortable seating. Preferably somewhere in the inner city.

The two places we have tried are the Horsebrass (too smokey) and the Barley Mill pub (too loud and we couldn't hear each other well). Please recommend coffee shops or restaurants.


ETA: If you're interested in our Firefly group and/or want to keep updated on the Big Damn Party we're planning for the opening night of the Serenity movie, join the PDX Browncoats. Previous activities include advanced Serenity screenings, a BBQ party, and hanging out in pubs. We're a friendly and welcoming bunch of Browncoats and we are always looking for more members and more activity ideas.

Worky Work!

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What’s this? What’s this?
There’s color everywhere
What’s this?
There’s white things in the air
What’s this?
I can’t believe my eyes
I must be dreaming
Wake up, jack, this isn’t fair
What’s this?

Watched this for the first time last night. I don't understand why it's a movie loved by the "goth" crowd, though.

Anyways...Go Tim Burton!

What movies coming out are you excited to see?

Me - The Exorcism of Emily Rose. Damn, everytime I watch the trailer, I get all shivery with goosebumps. w00t!

And by the way, do we really have to say "This is Portland related because...?" It annoys me, and since everyone should do what I want, stop saying it. If the mods don't like the post, they'll delete it. If you don't like the post, there's a bar on the right or left side of your window that will allow you to...wait for it...scroll on by.


Server Error

Gmail is temporarily unavailable. Cross your fingers and try again in a few minutes. We're sorry for the inconvenience.


why is it when I want to check my e-mail that it decides to go down?

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I live around NE 42nd and Ainsworth.

My kid was sent to a special program at Hayhearst between Beverton Hillsdale Highway and Multnomah on 45th.

I have a borrowed car that I will only have for 2 more days.

He is only 11 so I am very worried about him taking Trimet (with 4 transfers) to get there and home.

Does anyone drive that way around 7:30ish? Even if its not the whole way, maybe into downtown from NE? Its on the 1 line so anywhere around the 1 line would also be a possibility.

Please, my family lives on $400 a week. If there is anyone that can help, I would be willing to do computer work, or yard work, or whatever I could to help get my kid to school.

Also, my six year old can not start his after school program for a couple weeks and I need some cheap childcare help for less than an hour each day until then. Near 42nd and Ainsworth or Rigler Elementary.

Laugh and Help Katrina Victims!

Portland's premiere improvisational comedy troupe, Brainwaves, will perform on Monday Sept. 12th at A.R.T., 1516 SW Alder in Portland, to help raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The members of Brainwaves are donating their time and the venue at A.R.T is also being donated. Therefore, All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to The Red Cross' Hurricane Relief Fund:
Date: Sept. 12, 2005
Place: A.R.T., 1516 SW Alder (please note: this show is not at our usual location, Tribe Theater)
Time: 7:00 PM
Tickets: A minnimum ticket price of $10.00 per person
Reservations: (503)796-9550 or

This is a chance to watch Brainwaves do what it loves to do, make people laugh, for an immediate and worthy cause. Please make reservations and plan to join us. If you can't make it, please forward this notice on to anyone you feel might enjoy an evening of improv comedy and charity.

Thank You,

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Anybody know *and* trust a beautican that can do (color) cellophane?

Cellophane can be done in color and clear. Makes the hair shiny, strong and soft.

My hair guy, that I've been going to for FIVE years, just moved to Kansas and didn't call his regular clients to advise. I want to cry!! I don't trust just anyone with my hair. I like the red.


Thankx in advance!

Where would you go for a Saturday breakfast meeting?

I am in charge of a committee for my chorus that has monthly meetings on Saturday mornings. In the past we'd been meeting at Fox and Hounds in Old Town (I think because we feel like we're supposed to support gay businesses or some noise like that). But I am sick of smelling like a bar before it even hits noon.

So, DPers, I ask you. Can you suggest for me a place that fits the following criteria:

1) Relatively cheap breakfasty foods. This is gay-cheap, mind you, so that just means "not exhorbitant" instead of the normal "cheap."
2) Tables for 8 or more that are usually available at 10. I realize this is what screws us out of most decent places, but what can ya do.
3) Somewhat tasty food.

I will be very grateful for some suggestions, if you have any.

Photos of New Orleans victims who died

When I first read this article, I was horrified that anyone would WANT to take photographs of the dead in New Orleans. I have been thinking about it, though, and now wonder if the prohibition on taking photos by FEMA is the administration's way of not showing how very terrible things are in New Orleans. If we see thousands of dead bodies, we'll be sadder and angrier, yes? It's interesting that we are not allowed to see the dead come back from Iraq, and are now not allowed to see the dead from Katrina. I know that the images of dead people I have see from Dachau and Andersonville, sadly among many others, have stayed with me for my entire remembering life. (I saw them as a child.) But if photos are taken, they can be used for who knows what purpose. Maybe the answer is to have official photographers take a photo of each person to document it-something like a WPA project. What do you all think? Here's the article: FEMA Blocks Photos of New Orleans Dead Collapse )
Cass Eyes


I've got 3 beautiful kittens, about 5-6 months old, that live outside my house. I can't afford to keep them anymore, since their mama just had another litter (I know I know, I'm gonna try to get her fixed through that feral cat program.)

I'm taking the orange kitten with me to Eugene, so there are two black kittens with varying amounts of white(one with lightning bolts on her legs!), and one white kitten with a grey splotch on her head. One male, two female. I love these kittens all so much, it's really hard to TRY to get them to good homes. They need to be fixed and need shots, but since I'm giving them away, it's less for you to pay.

Please consider these kittens, I really need them gone before the next litter shows up.

Email me at: crimsonslumber@hotmail .com

Thinking of the kittens,
good vs. evil by fido_the_dog

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Alright guys, thank you EVER so much for the links to finding friends who were hit by the hurricane. One friend is still unaccounted for, but one friend has been found.

Here is my question. This friend is a Portland native. She JUST moved to New Orleans a couple of months ago for a job opportunity, and now, as a result of the hurricane, has lost EVERYTHING. They have their car and the clothes on their backs.

She (obviously) wants to come back to Portland. I'm trying to find resources to help her do this. She thought she heard something about airlines helping hurricane victims relocate, but I haven't heard anything like this. I've been trying to get through to the Red Cross, but the phone rings for awhile and then I get a busy signal. I'm guessing this has to do with the large amount of people who want to help. :)

So, do you guys know of any resources that I might be able to forward to my friend (who doesn't currently have computer access) to help her family come home to Portland? I'd really appreciate any tips!!!

They have a home to come to (though only temporarily, as the house they are coming home to is about to be sold), and they need items like furniture and such, but I'm hoping that freecycle and our circle of friends will be able to fill that gap. They are thinking they can drive home, but due to steep gas prices they aren't sure they'll be able to have the funds to make it. So right now, the trip home is really the issue. If you guys know of airlines that are helping out, or particular charities (and good ways to get a hold of them), that will be exactly what I'm looking for.

Thanks so much!!!! :)
  • joleine


Does anyone know where I could buy pre-made Tomalito (Something other than in a can at a grocery store?) .. You know, the sweet smushy corn stuff they serve in restaurants with Fajitas? I have found some recipes, but they require more ingredients then I have space for in my tiny kitchen, and take almost 2 hours to make! I don't have that kind of time!

Any help would be greatly appreciated :)
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  • aideen

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Is there a place downtown I can buy used dvds? If someone says Powells I'm screwed, I already spend tons of money there, dvds would add to that.
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    anxious dreading work

Houseshare in Vancouver

My sister and I are bidding adieu to our current roomie alex_all_alone on Oct 1. Thusly, we are going to be needing a new roomie.

Here are the stats.

3-bedroom house in Vancouver
Rent: $300/month
Utilities: 1/3 of all (electric, cable tv and internet, garbage/recycling) about $100-$150 per month.

We have our own cell phones and no landline. 2, maybe 3, cats. I suppose we are looking for a low-drama, mellow but fun, female (males ok if you feel right) in their 20s or so. We are gay-friendly, open-minded, more liberal than not, more vegetarian than not. My sister is 21, works graveyard in a hotel. I'm 29 and starting up college again on the 19th.

What we are looking for is someone who will feel like family. Someone who will chill out on occasion with us and watch tv, participate in household activities. I like to cook and have a guinea pig, so you are more than welcome to join us for dinners so long as you are pitching in with the grocery bills.

We have a huge backyard, and a bonus if you like doing yardwork.

If you think you might be interested, just reply.
  • ankah


how do you get your exercise and where? any recommendations for someone who will try just about anything?

Aside from biking everywhere, of course.

Delegates Report Back Venezuela Youth Festival (Friday)

Hello all,

If anyone is interested...

I got this from the Indymedia calendar

Musicians' Union Hall, 325 NE 20th Ave.
Portland delegates Megan Hise, Robinette Jones and Lila Zucker
Portland Central America Solidarity Committee (PCASC)

Portland delegates to the World Festival of Youth and Students held in Caracas from August 7-15th, will share photos, stories and analyses from the event. Held periodically since 1948, this year's festival attracted 15,000 youth from over 100 countries, who debated strategies for building a more just and equitable world.
The Venezuelan Bolivarian social movement today represents the most powerful challenge to free trade policies and US militarism in the Americas

Delegates Megan Hise, Robinette Jones and Lila Zucker will provide firsthand accounts of the exciting changes taking place in Venezuela under Hugo

Chavez's presidency. They will offer insight into the reality of Venezuela's urban poor and the growing resistance to the model of corporate globalization and military intervention promoted by the Bush administration.

Learn about Venezuela’s Bolivarian Social Movement!!


along a previous poster's topic: i'd like to join a gym where i wouldn't feel as intimidated as a 24 hour fitness or bally's or something. ideally, it'd be something near my home (inner SE or SW portland) and would offer some kind of discount for purchasing a year membership in advance. any ideas? i'm basically looking for something where people go to get healthy and have fun rather than impress their other too skinny, too muscular friends. thanks in advance for any advice!