Hey all, I've decided that for my own political direction I want to support Barack Obama, however when I went to sign up at the campaign website there was virtually no places to volunteer or help support. I have a feeling its because i live in Vancouver and so it was only looking in Washington.
Is there any groups or activities that I could get involved in if I want to support Mr. Obama? PS- my background is in training and call center/team management.
My friends and I are flying down to Long Beach, CA, in late June. I don't fly much (e.g., once every 5 years), so does anyone have any recommendations on good yet cheap flights, and when the best time is to buy tickets? (cheap is really the key word right now, I don't really mind about the service as long as the plane doesn't crash while taking off).
Just FYI: an American Red Cross disaster worker here in PDX was burglarized, and a lot of charity-owned stuff was stolen. So if you see anyone selling stuff with red cross logos on it, including a columbia sportswear jacket (the company donates them to the red cross), a helmet, a cell phone, some credit cards and a duffel bag, call the cops.
This is going to go all over the place, but we need help settling some disagreements:
When you're out shopping, what music would you most prefer to hear?
What about particularly clothes shopping?
What is your LEAST favorite (the kind to make you kill someone, or walk out of a store)?
FREE CONE DAY update (downtown Ben & Jerry's):
#1, 11:15am - Shop opens at noon. 5 people in line already, one of whom is playing guitar rather loudly.
#2, 11:30am - Raining; guitarist left. 10 people in line.
#3, 11:45am - Still raining, maybe 25 people in line. This reporter is now taking a burrito break, for a street-level perspective of the action.
#4, noon - Commence CWN3ge! Shop's open, rain stopped. 40+ people in line, which extends around the corner now and out of my view. I'll keep an eye on it and update when (and if) I can see the end of the line anytime this afternoon.
#5, 1:15pm - Raining again, but this doesn't seem to have deterred anyone down there; the line still stretches around the corner. There's a dude dressed up as a cowboy swinging a little lasso around himself ... I'm not sure if he's a B&J's employee or not.
#6, 3:30pm - Walked to grab my afternoon cuppa and scoped out the line, school's out so there are about 100 people queued up for free cones right now. The street entertainers are gone, but panhandlers are working the crowd.
Dear, sweet Damnportlanders...
I am in need a picture (photographed, photoshopped, drawn, painted, whatevs...) of a raccoon playing bongos, congas or some other such drum(s).
I have searched the interwebs exhaustively.
Do any of you have a private stash of such delights?
Help a sister out!
PS: Bonus points if you can provide me with a pic of a squirrel playing flute, or other comparable woodwind.
Has anyone had any expierences with Dr. Eric A. Dover, MD?
I believe his office is off of Glisan. I heard he's good and does "no insurance" cases.
anyone had him?
Can someone suggest me a temp/staffing agency or two that you've had success with?
Why must you waste your educated citizens and push them into an ever endless call center or barista job!!!!!! I swear we probably have the most overly qualified call center reps and baristas in the nation. A shame.
Okay, I commute to work downtown full time by foot/bus and carry all my crap around via backpack. I have decided I would like to go jogging along the waterfront after work a few days a week, and would like not to have to lug my crap along on my run. Leaving my stuff at work is not an option, and was wondering if there are any public lockers available somewhere. I've done a google search but all I've found are bike lockers. Anyone have any suggestions?
Sorry i don't know how to get the cool pictures to post....
Are you ready to Kazoo? Aurora Chorus Kazoo Jam and Auction this Saturday, April 21st
To purchase your tickets before they're all gone, please go to auction reservation.
Entertainment by Obo Addy and the Aurora Ensemble.
Food by some of Portland's finest restaurants Three Doors Down, Nostrana and Café Castagna paired with delicious wines.
Actor and Auctioneer Steve Black will preside over the live auction featuring local art, vacation getaways to rural Hawaii, beach cabins and Mt. Hood, fine jewelry and other wonders.
Silent auction includes garden design, professional photograpy, and cases of wine, dance lessons, tickets, jewelry, riding lessons, framed art, cds and books.
Bridgeport United Church of Christ, 621 NE 76th, Portland (off NE Glisan) 6PM door open, silent auction, 8PM live auction.
For tickets and donation information, visit aurora chorus, call 503-287-6721 or email us at email@example.com.
All this for only $30! (Oh…and you get your own Aurora kazoo to take home!)
Aurora Chorus Plant Sale
The Aurora Chorus Plant Sale is going to be in full bloom before you know it. So turnover your soil to get it ready for some healthy, beautiful plants.
Saturday, May 12, 9AM - 4PM
Sunday, May 13, 10AM - 4PM
5417 SE 69th, Portland
A wide variety of outdoor plants
Experienced gardeners will be on hand to answer questions
(Singing to plants really does make them thrive.)
Standing On the Side Of Love
Aurora is "Standing on the Side of Love," singing of friendship, support, and desire for harmony in our troubled world. Join us along with guest artists Claudia Schmidt, Kate Power, Steve Einhorn and Steven Walters for a concert to fill hearts with hope.
June 3, 2007
3:00 and 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are available through singers beginning April 26th: $15, $20 and $25 in advance.
For more information, please visit aurorachorus.org.
1st Annual Auction and Kazoo Jam
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Aurora Chorus Plant Sale
Saturday, May 12 and Sunday May 13, 2007
Standing On The Side Of Love
Sunday, June 3, 2007
Just wanted to pass along some job info. My work, Providence Health System, is hiring at my clinic for 2 patient relations reps. It involves heavy customer service skills in a family medicine setting. It is a pretty challenging job. It is a crazy, very busy clinic, but the people are great, and the job is rewarding. I love working there, but leave exhausted everyday. Providence is a really great company to work for. Very employee oriented, and I feel valued as an employee.
There are 2 positions. Bi lingual is preferred, but definitely NOT required. Pay range is $13-20 hour, and has great benefits. Providence is also so great about getting you where you want to be. They help pay for extended education, and don't mind if you switch positions to get where you want to be.
If you are interested, apply at providence.org. IF you have any questions, you can reply here, and I will try and answer them for you. These positions will go VERY quickly.
Crap crap CRAP. Where can I file a tax extension online right freakin now? I thought I could through Turbo Tax online, but they "don't support that service online" at the moment. Grr. I'm looking at the IRS website and it's confusing the fuck out of me. I know I procrastinated to the LAST possible minute, but I thought I had both of my W2s tucked away in a findable location...turns out only one was found! D:
If I can't find a place to file an extension in uuuuh 10 minutes, will I face huge penalties? I made like no money this year, so it's not like I'm paying much to the Feds anyway.