I have a collection of vintage coats that I have mostly received as gifts or that have been past down, some of which have fur on the collars or cuffs.
I would never buy anything with fur, but in this case I feel like it would be a waste to not wear them.
what are other portlanders views on vintage furs?
do you think wearing fur from any decade is supporting the fur industry?
would you look down on/attack someone wearing fur that was obviously from another era?
I'm just trying to get a feel for what others think. also so I can be prepared for the paint. or not.
Whats your favorite cold remedy/treatment? I'm sick! and since i can't have my treatment (a cuddly cutie bearing tea and tissues), I need someone else's (treatment suggestion, not cutie, that is).
i just moved to portland from chicago, and i'm looking for a decent, experienced piercer - or at least a reputable piercing studio, one that hasn't hamstrung itself with policies against performing any modification that hasn't been done a billion times. after perusing the list of portland-centric communities, i thought this might be as good a place as any to start my search.
yes, i realise it'd be quite simple for me to type "piercing portland" into google, but before you lot deal me a stack of "STFW" comments, consider that i look at finding a new piercer the way some people look at finding a new doctor - i'd prefer to see someone with whom others have had notably positive experiences. i do have friends that have lived in the area longer than i have; unfortunately, none of them have had any new holes punched in themselves since moving here, so to livejournal i must turn.
if details help, i'm looking to have an old piercing re-done - specifically, the connective tissue underneath my tongue (the frenulum, often referred to as the "tongue web"). i'd originally had this performed in 1999, but the piercing was lost earlier this year, in a tragic/delicious incident that saw some very hot pasta burn the tissue in question, which in turn became weakened/distressed, and incapable of holding a piece of jewelry. this time around, i'd like to have the piercing set deeper into the tissue, to avoid similar complications in my future.
any advice or guidance would certainly be appreciated. thanks.
ETA: early returns are directing me to straight to the point or robot - i suppose i'll try those two (in that order), unless i hear something different.
First off... yes I live in Vancouver but I grew up in PDX and still visit on a daily basis!
So- I've got this friend in Myrtle Creek OR whom comes up and demands entertainment. Well... he actually asks politely but I'm at loss for 'fun' things to do that doesn't always include a walk around and a big coat. I don't want to appear totally boring and I want to appear as slim as possible. ;o) I'd also like to stay OUT of the Downtown Portland area for awhile. (been there so much lately and have a previous love interest there I'm trying to forget...)
Where around Portland or Vancouver would be a good place to take my friend to do fun and interesting things? I would also like to stay out of the bars and activities that don't center around a meal or coffee necesarily. (sorry... I know this makes it hard... but I believe in the power of Damnportlanders!) For FYI sake... I'm a 20-something female and he's a 30-something male.
Thank you guys a million times!
Hey... is there, like, a MEETUP going on today? When is it? Where is it? Can minors come? How about miners? If I say I hate Californians, is the food free?
I wish somebody would post some info about it....
My sister and I were having a discussion about the fact that buying formal dresses for high school is a totally useless concept, because since we left high school we haven't used any of them. In order to make it not be a huge waste of money, we were looking for formal events around the Portland area, but aren't sure how to look into it, so I thought I'd throw this out here and see if anyone has any ideas. It'd be cool if it wasn't 21 and over, because I'm only 20, but if that's all there is then I'll take those suggestions as well because she could still do something with it (she's 24). Thanks :)
I'm thinking about getting a P.O. box/mailbox. I've looked around online but can only find prices listed for US P.O. boxes. Has anyone done any research on mailbox prices at various places? Good experiences? Bad experiences?
I don't post here a bunch but I have exhausted all other ideas, so I turn to you, dp-ers, for inspiration. Where can I recycle approximately 25-30 metal and upholstered chairs from a church? Upholstery and plastic arms are still attached and are not going to be removed prior to drop-off. We would prefer not to be charged for this, however I know that doing it for free may not be possible. Close to either Gresham or Clackamas preferred and we will deliver.
Or, would any of you like about 25-30 broken metal and upholstered chairs from our church fellowship hall to break down and create something with? two good looking fellows would be glad to drop them off for you sometime tomorrow afternoon if you want them.
thanks a bunch!
Best Mexican food on 82nd Ave?
The 9 year old I am taking is Mexican, so authentic is better.
I finally have high definition copies of my favorite old school anime films.
These include Akira, the original Ghost in the Shell, Wings of Honneamise, and the Patlabor films.
I was thinking of having a movie gathering this Friday in my video den around 8 PM starting with Akira, and then decided on anything from the above from there.
Comment if you are interested and I can give you more details.
For those technical people these are all in 720P quality (1280x720).
I'm trying to get suggestions for a good contractor. I've convinced my landlord that gas would be a better way to go for some of the appliances here in my house. So now I need to find some contractors to get quotes for the cost of branching off from my exsisting gas line (hooks to my furnace) and run in my crawlspace to the garage for the new dryer and hot water heater.
Anyone out there with suggestions of contractors to contact to get an estimate on the work? Someone you've used in the past and trust their work/prices.
Does anybody know of a good GLBTQ-friendly mental health professional on the west side (I'm thinking Beaverton or Hillsboro) who's taking new clients and accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield? I've called PFLAG for possible recommendations, but haven't heard back yet. Thanks in advance!
EDIT: I don't mean to sound cranky, but is there anybody who has an actual recommendation, as opposed to just posting to debate the acronym?
Are there any radio stations around here that play 24 hour Christmas music? I'm in the mood for some carols and miss the 24 hour station in my hometown.
Don't fret, I won't expose anyone else to my sickness. Even the coworkers I hate.
After the big computer crash of '07, I no longer have the capacity to play DVDs on my desktop PC. I have a Dell box running XP - are there any good freeware DVD decoders/players for Windows PCs out there?
I know I should get Linux or Mac or a clue, or whatever, but I'm old and feeble and simply want you to make it so I can watch something RIGHT NOW.
Please and thank you are the magic words!
can anyone recommend a good pediatrician? preferably on the west side. :)
also, can you please tell me why you think they are good? :)
I had some awesome soup for dinner. TVP, noodles, vegetables. I made this myself - outta sight!
What did y'all have for dinner and how hard did it rock?
I would like to give someone prepostaged envelopes to send from Mexico to Portland. Is there any way to do this?
Is there a free day at PAM? I looked on their site and there is no mention of it.
Ok, I'm a native Japanese (from city of Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan) who happens to think that Portland is neat. I lived in Engene for 2.5 years (2002 to 2005) to study physics but since I longed for a larger city so much, I'd visit Portland quite frequently on weekends, sometimes bringing my homework and sometimes not.
Now, I am about to tell you this fictional story where Woody is from Brooklyn, NY and Linda is a native portlander, okay? Recall the movie Annie Hall. It goes like this:
Woody: So. We're in PDX airport. I've noticed that even the carpet here is in a retarded green color, huh.
Linda: We happen to like that color.
Woody: Ah, a light-rail train to downtown. New York can't have a lightrail because it adds to the traffic congestion.
Linda: Very nice train, isn't it? It even says "The doors are closing." NYC people are just too rude for that kind of consideration for customers, aren't they?
Woody: So here we are in downtown portland... Nice. Although they are mostly less than 6 stories high, buildings are in lighter colors... Around here, I see no mugging, not much trash on the streets...
Linda: Yup. It makes me proud that I'm a goshdarned portlander Woody.
Woody: ..... quite impressive.
(Linda and Woody go to Oregon Zoo.)
Woody: Okay, we're here to regain some "animal" urges in bed... But, is this really a zoo?
Linda: Of course it's a zoo.
Woody: But it looks more like a deep forest rather than a zoo.
Linda: It's both. Remember. In oregon, pretty much everything in Oregon is "forest slash something.")
Woody: Okay, don't forget to buy me a pollen-countometer in Radio Shack.
Linda: Will do.
(Woody and linda share's a night at Ramada Inn.)
Woody: It was a nice place I'm telling you. Now we are heading down to Eugene, right?
Linda: Yes, we're taking an Amtrak train.
Woody: It looks like the train is already seven minutes late.
Linda: Huh? What do you mean "already?" Hey, isn't that a cute kid there? Hello!
Woody: He sure is. Hello.
Woody: So... we're finally in the train... It's been 4 hours late. How could you stand it?
Linda: I practice Chi-gong-Yoga-Taoist-Hindu meditation.
(Linda and Woody arrive in Eugene, and they walk on Ferry Street, west of University of Oregon campus.)
Woody: Now I see. It's a forest-slash-city. The big trees here are nice, and they are
Linda: I've always thought you should come here.
Woody: Linda, why are you wearing that rainbow-colored hat?
(Linda doesn't answer Woody, and she just gives Woody a kiss.)
And the journey goes on.
Please write a sequel to this, will ya?
MY HAIR IS BEING OVERTHROWN BY SPLIT ENDS!!! YOU CAN HELP STOP THIS HORROR, NOW!!!!!
Save my head by pointing me to a reasonable (no more than $25) (I suppose that means "reasonable-to-a-college-student-with-no-PT-Job) hair salon . Preferably one that carries Paul Mitchell product & will not accidentally stab me in the head or something.
I was going to Salon 181 but the jerkwads moved to like 82nd & something which is WAY too far for me. No; I will not get my hairs did on campus. I see some of the girls coming out of the training salon & feel like crying a little bit. I do not want to show the world my complex yet irritating emotions through my hair. I don't dig this scene-hair nonsense. Get your head out of the wood chipper & get a respectable job. *drinks*
So, just somewhere that can do me right. Prease.
Anyone have a clue where I can watch the Packers/Cowboys game on Thursday? According to the Corbett Fish House, bars aren't allowed to show it because it's the NFL ticket thingey, and I tried to go on comcast but it won't let me order the NFL package.