July 1st, 2007



Hey All~

Before I go out and buy these things I was curious if anyone around LIVEJOURNAL land had these items laying around the house and would be willing to either give them to me or sell them to me. We might also be able to arrange a trade/barter system too.

1) A 35 mm SLR camera... I want to do some photography with one of those cool cameras with the different lens thingies. (wow technical terms) If you aren't willing to part ways with it forever I would LOVE to borrow it for a short while so I can test out this new hobby.

2) A photo sorter. Apparently Creative Memories sells them but I'm hoping to get one from someone who no longer uses it.

3) Badmitton net

4) Croquet Set

Thanks in advance....

I also thought it would be cool if other people posted things they were looking for on here..

Free tarot deck to good home (and other stuff.)

I have a Tarot of the Old Path deck that has never really clicked with me; I always find myself reaching for Rider-Waite or the oracle cards my grandmother publishes or the Everway fortune deck :P. There are some pictures of the deck here and here.

I also have for free:

"The Natural Step for Communities" by James & Lahti
"Thai Cooking from the Siam Cuisine Restaurant"
"The Way of Life according to Lao Tzu" translated by Witter Bynner
"How to Write and Give a Speech" by Joan Detz
"Teach Yourself Latin American Spanish" (audiotapes and booklet) and text/dictionary
"The Cohousing Handbook" (revised edition) by Scotthanson
"Origins of the Crash" by Lowenstein
"Short Term Job Adventures" (2005) by Landes
"The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" by Heinlein

Also a few other books and back issues from the last year of National Geographic for free.

I have a 10 gallon aquarium that I've hardly used back when I had a dalliance with keeping fish. I'd be willing to sell it and all the other stuff I bought for fish (ph test kits, filters, water conditioners, etc) for $40

I'm generally available evenings after 6pm, weekends and Wednesdays at home; comment with your email and the stuff you'd like if you'd like to pickup any of these.
"When the going gets dark..."

Calling All Collage-Makers ?

Do you collage or decoupage or have a horde of kids who like to do that stuff ?

Could you use a big old box of ephemera/pictures ? Mostly catalogues from the 1990s. There's a lot of fancy china and possibly linens, gaudy jewelery, and bathroom fixtures in there. I also have a couple of stationary boxes filled with clippings of flowers and fruit, if you'd like them.

Take note: These are NOT VINTAGE pictures, unless "Vintage" to you means the 1990s.

Drop me a line if you would like to come and pick 'em up sometime today. I am in NE Portland, not far off MLK.

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A piercing/work question I don't think's been asked before.

Dear DP,

I may have an opportunity this week to interview for something of a dream job. The dress code is business (not business casual), and there is little question whether my Monroe piercing would be welcome. I'm certain it wouldn't.
If I'm lucky enough to be offered this job, I have no problem saying goodbye to it forever (or so I say now), but at the moment I'm more concerned about the interview. My questions are:

Has anyone had any experience with using a retainer on this area? Do they even work? I saw one online that is clear except for the "ball" part- it's black and is supposed to look like a beauty spot, rather than a piercing- has anyone had experience with these?

I'm going to stop by Black Hole, where I had the piercing done, see what they have and get their opinion. If anyone has any other recommendations where I could find what I am looking for, I'd love to hear them, as well as any other Monroe-hiding tips.

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Coconut Bao

I'm looking for coconut bao - the sweet buns that you steam and eat. They're yummuy and I used to get them in Canada when I was still going to school in Victoria. However, I can't seem to find them here. I've tried everywhere I could think of: Trader Joe's, Uwajimaya, Wild Oats... can't find them. Any ideas?

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Interested in being in JANE magazine?

I work at JANE magazine, and we're compiling information for an
article on women and careers to find out how women feel about their jobs. If you'd like to represent 20-something women from portland who are one of the following:

real estate agents
investment bankers
advertising agency ad buyers
exotic dancers
tv producers

please answer the questions below! Only your first name will be used.

How much do you make per year?
How much is your rent/mortgage?
Do you ever think about quitting?
What do you enjoy most about your job?
Any non-salary perks?
What do you like least about your job?
Do you think you're paid what you deserve?
Where do you see yourself in five years?

Thanks for your help! If you have any further questions, please ask.
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I'm a little tight on money and I'm think of selling my Wii. I only have the stock machine with single remote/nunchuck. I bought it to play twilight princess and haven't touched it since. I'll probably pick one up somewhere down the road when I'm more finacially secure.

I'm thinking I would like around 200 for it. I could probably part with Twilight Princess too since it would be rather impossible to play the game without the platform. Maybe another 30 for the game.

I know this isn't really a "selling" community but I've seen questions about where to get a wii here before and I'd rather give you guys a first shot at it.

stray/lost pit bull

a pit bull wandered into our yard about 2 hours ago and he seems nice. we tied him up and gave him some water, he doesn't have a collar and he's well fed but shows some signs of neglect. what the hell should we do with him? we aren't keeping him, we already have a dog and a cat so he can't come in the house. we think we know who he belongs to we're not sure returning him is a good idea.

i've heard that pit bulls get put down if they go into a shelter, plus i'm not even sure what shelter to call.

anyone? anyone? i'd like to deal with this before it gets too late because i don't want him to bark where he's tied up ALL NIGHT LONG.
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Hey guys! I went to Rockaway Beach today, and it was super fun.

...except for the biting things.


What are they? I was bitten like, 5 times on various parts of my feet. Not itchy yet, but I'm curious if there's anyone out there who can id them.

edit: okay, awesome. Thanks guys! So they are indeed sand fleas and won't itch. Good to know. I'm never going barefoot at Rockaway again, I think. :\

PSA From your friendly animal lover

Is your dog spooked by fireworks? Are you getting anti-anxiety meds for the pup? The 4th is Wednesday...please call your vet to kindly request your dog's meds early Monday morning so that you are not annoyed by the last minute rush of refill requests resulting in your waiting or your vet running out of meds!
In addition, many vets will not prescribe medication if it has been over a year since they have seen your pet.

Please DO NOT bring your dog or other animals to the fireworks festivities on July 4th.

There are huge crowds, lots of loud noise, and a fear-bite waiting to happen. I watched in horror a few years ago as a guy yelled at his wiemeraner (probably butchered the spelling) for going nuts and shaking in fear over the booming fireworks.

You may be an absolutely responsible dog owner, and you may not be. Your dog may be an absolute sweetypie when it's around you, friends, and your family. Many thousands of people and fireworks can bring out a side of your dog you may never have seen. It only takes one curious child petting your dog at the wrong moment for it to make a mistake with it's teeth.

Even better, if you leave your dog at home, make sure it's inside for the night while you are gone. Bring your cats inside as well!!!! Take the dog out for it's walk earlier in the day than usual. Whizzing bottlerockets and neighborhood fireworks often don't shoot off in the direction intended...why expose your animal to anxiety from the noise and the risk of a burn? In addition, make sure your pet is either tagged AND microchipped so that if it does escape, it has a better chance of being reunited with you.

IF you decide to bring your dog with you and it bites someone - your dog will likely pay for your mistake with it's life.

In most places, a dog owner is liable for dog bites simple by virtue of owning the dog. The owner cannot avoid liability by attempting to show that he or she obeyed all laws, acted reasonably, and did not know the dog was capable of biting. The owner's state of mind and freedom from negligence are irrelevant because liability is based on mere ownership of the dog.
There are very few exceptions to this.
For more info: http://www.dogbitelaw.com/

And a pat on the head to littlebluedog for being such a good doggie and providing this link a few years ago: Oregon Dog Bite Law

free verizon phone

So a few months ago my mom was no longer able to pay our Verizon cell phone bill and our service has been "temporarily" shut off. however, our contract expires this month. I have already gotten a new phone with a new provider and now I have this verizon phone and no use for it. So DPers, I turn to you to pawn it off to. anyone who wants it, can have it you just have to pick it up. I live in Hillsboro. You can email me if you are interested. I will not object to taking a couple of bucks for it, but seein as it has some wear and tear from being dropped, I doubt I could et much for it but it works fine. I also have the charger for it. It is an LG camera phone. I'm not sure what exactly you would have to do to have my current service taken off or if I have to do it or what. I don't really know how that works. at any rate, free phone. first come, first serve.

On an unrelated note:
Does anyone know where I could get a power mixer
I would really like to get one sooner than a week and would prefer not to pay shipping.

Friday, July 6th -- Music, Munchies, and Art!

What better way to kick off your weekend than with wine, art, and good music? Come experience Multnomah Village's First Friday Artwalk, stop in at Healthy Pets Northwest to enjoy the whimsical animal portraiture of thisNik Photography and listen to the fine tunes of Bob's Sister.

Collapse ) yah, i crossposted this'un some -- my apologies ifn it looks spamalicious to you (if it does, you're .obviously. exceedingly cool as you belong to all the same local communities that i do.)

and -- some samples of the photography, as that .is. what this is about.

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