To the lovely lady who stopped carrying boxes to offer to take a group photo of my friends and I (who were all dressed very gothic / lolita-esque):
Thank you so much. After living in a town for so long where people would rather mind their own business, it's moments like these that make me love Portland even more. I've been going back and forth between my town and Portland for years, but I never stop being amazed by how friendly people are. So, once again, thank you! That really added another plus to Portland's score in my book =)
Dang! I totally forgot about the opening tomorrow.
Any body who lives in Downtown that's going want lunch in trade for a shared IKEA adventure?
Oh, the ways I meet new people! =)
Interesting that I was able to use Typepad services several hours before Livejournal or Vox became available to use.
Want to take bets that someone at six-apart was commanding the staff "Typepad = lots of money for us, dedicate all resources to that system. Livejournal = mostly free users, dedicate staff to that after big money is back online. Vox = all free users, dedicate resources to that last."
To all those who have had bed bugs, can you recommend a good exterminator? Reasonably priced, thorough, effective? I heard fumigation is your best bet. Please, I'm desperate. These things are life-ruiners.
Any interesting plays/dance performances going on in Portland this week?
"Sent Invitations; Error; Only community maintainers are able to edit membership lists. You are not a maintainer of..." given community.
Um what? I created the freakin community. Grrrrrrrrrr... Apparently a creator of a community cannot update it, invite people to it or add interests that could help draw others to it? All I can do is change a few settings and add userpics?!
So, was last night the Night of Shitty Service for anyone else?
Movies: Inept jackass rang up our tickets wrong & took 5 minutes to correct the error. His excuse? He didn't get the fact that when my Dad said, "Old guy," when ordering that he meant...senior. Yeah, I see movies with my Dad. Shut up.
Shari's: If anyone knows Amber who works at the 181st Shari's, tell her to do her job & stop flirting with the busboy. She apparently wasn't listening when my table & the 3 other tables in her section loudly told her so.
Wendy's: COULD YOU BE ANY MORE SURLY, ORDER TAKER GUY?!?!?! FUCK! We know you work fast food. It is not our fault. Please direct your anger to the responsible party. Yourself. Stop interrupting mid-order to give us our total. As a past worker in the fast food industry, it's kind of a standard thing to take a long pause as the integral moment to ask, "Is that everything?" However, since there were no pauses between "2 orders of chicken nuggets & a medium frosty," you failed.
Please excuse me, I'm avoiding homework.
On a completely unrelated note...
Homebuyer's Class - get a free copy of your real credit score, and see what's out there for first time buyers and investors (meaning, what's out there under $250k). 7-8 pm, 1730 NE 10th.
Esther Short Park
Pioneer Square (I'll probably be at this one, hoping it turns into a sing-along!)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Sellwood Park (although this is tempting too...)
Jurassic Park 3
Me and my fiance are moving to Beaverton tomorrow and we need help unloading our UHaul. We can unload most of it ourselves but we have a few fairly heavy things that I cannot help him move - an electric piano, a futon frame, a couple couches and a wood armoire.
Anyway, would anyone be willing to come out for about an hour and help us move stuff into our apartment? We are thinking around 5-6pm. We really just need one kinda big/strong guy for about an hour. The apartments we are staying at are called Willow Grove and they are about two blocks from a Max stop though I am new to the area and I'm not really sure which stop it is!
We will pay you $50. :)
I'm kind of stumped on all of these, and would really appreciate some recommendations to get me started. I have a strong preference for places that are close-in. Thanks in advance. :) Okay, go!
1) BIKE REPAIR! After an unfortunate collision during the Naked Bike Ride (yes, that's right), my front wheel is totally bent out of shape. The guy who ran into me disappeared into the night, and will likely not be helping me pay for repairs, so I'd love to find a place that is affordable and friendly!
2) CLOTHING ALTERATION! I found an amazing vintage wool and velvet coat at Goodwill, but it's too big. I need some recommendations for experienced, quality alteration shops.
3) BERRY PICKING! I haven't gone u-picking since I was a kid, and seeing all of the fresh berries at the Farmer's Market is just making me want to go pick my own. I'd love to know about places that have several kinds of berries (blueberries, raspberries, maybe more...), and are pretty. Anywhere around Hood River or Sauvie's Island would be great.
4) SELLING CDS! I have tons and tons of CDs that I would really like to sell. Where have you had luck with this?
Anyone else remember oocha brew?
I've heard rumors that its still being made. So yeah, anyone seen it recently?
What's your methodology for studying and maintaining self-discipline? Did you take a class, in person or online? Do you have any recommendations for kicking the GRE in the testicles? Do you want to tempt me with a reward for a high score?
My problem right now is that the Kaplan CD I'm working with right now isn't giving me the high-level strategy to get the kind of score I want (above a 90th percentile), which could serve to ameliorate (GRE WORD) my chances at getting into the schools I want to attend. This is what I half-assedly used to prepare last time, and I got in the upper 70s. This time I would like to prepare with my whole ass, using the best materials out there, except my penurious (GRE WORD) financial situation means I can't afford in person tutoring or a classroom setting. At least that's what the Princeton Review price schedule told me.
Are you trying to study for the GRE? Want a study buddy with alacrity (GRE WORD)? I'm your dude. And by dude, I mean non-gender specific generally cool person.