October 16th, 2005

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  • drjeff

Yay! Essay time!

I hate posting these things on weekend mornings, because everyone is in bed, but this is when I write them and such is life!

Enjoy!
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When you're my age, somewhere around 47 by the latest carbon-dating methods, it doesn't take much to trigger a memory. It doesn't take much to date carbon, either, come to think of it. A couple drinks, some soft music... you don't even need a nice car. Carbon is EASY.

Umm, yeah. It doesn't take much to trigger a memory. So, when my friend rachelk121 posted about the "Lemon Tree" song by Peter, Paul & Mary, my mind drifted back in time, back, back past the 90s, back past the 80s and settled in circa 1972, when I was in 8th grade choir. That's a long trip, and my mind was briefly overcome with exhaustion. After it had stretched out on the couch for a while, it thought about 8th grade choir and the Lovely Lemon Tree.
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Where can one get a large area rug?

Tell me my fine Damnportlanders,

Where can one go to buy a big area rug. I want one that is about 11'X 7' to replace my old one. I've tried Fred Meyers, Sears, Target, even Wall-Mart (bleh!) but alas they only sell smaller ones. Anyone have any area rug buying experience?

Thanks and happy Sunday!
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  • lunesse

bulb trade?

I just planted over sixty alliums from Breck's bulbs and still have about 60 or so left. Anyone want to trade? I have blue ones and pink ones and smell nice ones... =)

Maybe you have too much of something else and we can trade and diversify our gardens with all sorts of different perennial flowers! =)


If a whole bunch of folks end up wanting to do a trade, that's great too!

x-posted to rain_garden
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Castle Looking building behind Powell's

Hello Portlanders,

I am a former Portlander (and future one, I hope) writing a novel for NaNoWriMo.org (National Novel Writing Month) next month. I'm setting it in Portland, and want to include a building I used to like. Even though this building may be gone now, there used to be a white building behind Powell's, bordered by NW Davis, Couch, 11th, and 10th. It had some castle/fortress-like architectural detailing on 10th St, and maybe even on 11th. It had a truck loading/unloading area on the Couch/Powell's side of it. I'm not even sure if the building is still there--it's been a little over a year since I've been there and don't recall if I saw it.

But does anyone know what that building is/was called? Or what went on/goes on there? Any and all information would be appreciated! Thank you very much.
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HELP!

So I'm in SE PDX at Reed. I'm hungry, campus is closed down for fall break so I can't eat here, and I don't know the area very well. What's a good place to check out? I'm on a college student budget but I wouldn't mind slurging for a nice Sunday meal. I'd love to find a good mediterranean restaurant but I'm open to any suggestions. I've already been to Otto's and Woodstock's Wine & Deli. I do like their food but I'd like to try somewhere new. I have a car so I can get out of SE if necessary. Thanks.
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Does anyone know where I can get a pair of ruffle panties like Collapse )
I looked at the mall downtown and a few stores in the area, but none of them had exactly those in just black. I could buy them online, but I don't want to pay shipping if there's a store around here that has 'em.

Thanks!
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where's all the good haunted houses???

yes portlanders, it's that time of year.

who's in the know on which haunted houses to see and which ones to avoid? all i know of at this point are ones at jantzen beach and oaks park, but from what i've heard, both suck as far as actual scaring ability. am i misled? are they great? or are there better ones? or are all pdx scare houses lame?

somebody give me something i can work with. please?

-the h