February 20th, 2007


Rent schoolbusses?

Does anyone know where I could rent 5 or so schoolbusses and drivers for four hours? I do NOT want charter-style busses or coaches, but regular 50-passenger uncomfortable puke-green-seated schoolbusses. Well, modified busses ala Burning Man would be cool, but only if I can get enough of them to haul 250 people (around town only, no highway needs, ten minutes per trip) for a few hours some Saturday this summer.

Does Tom Potter gotta choke a bitch?

Mayor Potter, Tom, buddy, pal, let's chat.

Remember the good times, Tom? All the fun, the laughter, the ability to convince me to lamely gimp around the city sticking notices on doors urging people to vote for you? It was special, Tom. Nobody ever made me do that before. It felt dirty, but exciting at the same time. Like fucking in the back of your grandmother's car after borrowing it for "a quick run to the store." I even kicked in for beer, donating the maximum $25 to your coffers. Remember how we laughed at the press for saying you forced a runoff, when you had really trounced the other guy?

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something to do with your thursday

Billy Ray's Neighborhood Dive hosts QUIZZY, a 4-round, 40-question trivia night starting around 7:30 every Thursday. Prize is a free round. The emcee is pretty entertaining, and plays eclectic music between rounds. Billy Ray's is on MLK a few blocks north of Broadway in NE. See you there.

Loan Question

So because of a snafu with my ex and taxes and stuff...

My taxes won't arrive for 6-8 weeks if I'm lucky. However, I'm relocating to Eastern Oregon at the end of March, and had planned on the 4K for moving expenses. Does anyone know of a "better" title loan or similar loan-type place that you would recommend? I know I'll be gouged with interest, but at this point, beggars can't be choosy.

Thanks for your help!

rainy cafes

hey everybody,
can any of you recommend a cafe around here with covered, outdoor seating? it's raining, and it's beautiful, and i'm missing the rainy days under espresso roma's tin roof.

thanks all,

also about moving...

while i am on the subject,( i have to go cross country for about five months), i am going to be leaving my car here with my kids. since i know there are lawyers on DP, am i abandoning it or anything that i should be worried about? my husband is telling me its going to be considered an abandoned car and i could have all sorts of problems. i think he is overreacting. anyone know this one?  have already looked into shipping, yikes!!!$$

This Friday!

Spotlighting Two Nights of Portland's Dark Side!
February, 23rd & 24th 2007 at Sabalas Mt. Tabor
4811 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, Oregon
Cost : $7/one night $10/ both nights

DAY 1 (Feb 23rd)
Zonewire 11:30pm-12:30am
Son of Rust 10:30pm-11:10pm
Fraqtured:Sound 9:40-10:10pm
Mortal Clay 9:00-9:30pm
!Go-Yo! 8:10-8:40pm

DAY 2 (Feb 24th)
Written in Ashes 11:30pm-12:30am
Stalking Jane 10:30pm-11:10pm
James D. Stark 9:40-10:10pm
Adrian H. 9:00-9:30pm
Particle Son 8:10-8:40pm

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After talking with a coworker about how his mom carries a handgun in her purse everywhere she goes I started to wonder.... Do any you do stuff like that? Have you ever felt the need to carry "extra insurance" as he put it?
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  • yoopie

Something free for YOU DP

get em while they are hot folks


"Join IHOP to celebrate National Pancake Day (also known as Mardi Gras, or Shrove Tuesday) on Tuesday, February 20, 2007. From 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., we’ll give you one free short stack (three) of our famous buttermilk pancakes. All we ask is that you consider making a donation to support local children’s hospitals through Children’s Miracle Network, or other local charities."
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  • drjeff

Parenting is ALWAYS Portland-related

Actually, this doesn't have diddly-poo to do with anything, but I haven't been posting in here much and maybe some parents can relate. Commiseration is a good thing. :)

Y'know, I actually PREFER single parenthood to my previous situation, for a number of reasons. In most cases, I was kinda single parenting anyway, just trading off a little more frequently than I do now. I have no problems handling a couple kids at the same time, overall. I'd never compare myself to someone who has raised their kids as a single parent, going through babyhood and toddlerhood and all of it. I have two sisters who've done that and I STILL don't know how the hell they did it. But, I'm good with kids. I can handle 'em.

Some days, though, it just kicks your ass.
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  • kengwen

iso music help

Hello again dear damnportlanders!
So the long story short is there is a piece of music I am looking to have transcribed.  It simply does not exist as sheet music, according to the artist (EDIT: she says "hopefully someday but not yet" but since the album's 20+ years old I'm not holding my breath for her to print it).  I have it recorded on disc, but need maybe 8-16 bars in some kind of visual format.  So, I'm looking for someone who might be able to listen to the piece and write down the notes, for free or a small fee, or for advice of other ways to get this done (including pointing me toward a different LJ community, but there are 400-some which list "music" and 300-some which list "musicians" and I just don't know where to start)...  Anyone have a word to offer?
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