also, anybody else up and at 'em at this hour?
If you have today off, take a sip
If you have to work today, finish your drink
If someone says this isn't a real holiday, punch them in the face, and then take a sip
If you see the cops harassing someone, take a sip
If someone complains about Portland's liberal reputation vs. it's eternal honkiness, finish your drink
If you have good credit, but get rejected from the apartment, take a sip
If you have a good work history and skill match, but don't get the job, take a sip
If you see someone making a token movement to support civil rights but not follow it up with anything substantial, punch them in the face, and then take a sip
If you see someone trying to rename a street in Portland that isn't 42nd, see number 8
If you hear a politician use the phrase "have a dream", break out the brass knuckles and finish your drink
Where do the larger-footed gentlemen of this community get their shoes? Is there any place in the Portland Metro Area that carries a large selection of larger shoes? Or even as far south as Eugene? (Or up the I-5 corridor to Seattle? We're pretty desperate here!)
Beyond the Google factor, can anyone personally recommend a refrigeration repair service in Portland or, more preferably, close to St. Johns?
x-posted to my journal
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday Movies will be screening Martin Luther King, Jr.: An Amazing Grace (1991, 60 minutes). This film chronicles the life of the civil rights fighter through newsreel footage and film from his speeches. This film will be followed by our previously announced film The Poor Pay More (NET 1965 b&w 60 minutes), an expose on the exploitation of inner-city residents by retail credit "buy now, pay later" scams.
All movies are actual vintage projected 16mm films. Show starts at 9PM. Admission is free. This show is all ages and kids are welcome. For a complete schedule, go to http://www.myspace.com/mondaymovie or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3552 North Mississippi Ave Portland, Oregon
When our high temperature for the day is in single digits or negatives, as it is in many parts of the country, you can go apeshit. Until then, 35 for a high is NOT the end of the world as we know it. Nor is 22 for a low, honestly.
I got off work at 4:15-ish and walked to Morrison @ 2nd to catch the 14. The bus came, and a woman in a wheelchair got in line. I let her go in front of me but then some pushy chick shoved her way to the front of the line rather rudely and got on first. Another woman muttered "bitch" a couple of times under her breath. (Yeah, just what I was thinking but I tend to keep my hateful thoughts to myself.) The two women started sniping at each other - apparently the first one has a "high risk pregnancy" and had to sit down. The driver asked the two to pipe down, which they did (sort of) till the second woman got up to get off. The pregnant woman went off on what a "snotty bitch" the other was, and how she should mind her own damn business, and how, if there were no Measure 11, she'd kick her ass. Nice.
What ever happened to the concept of holding your tongue?
*this isn't mine and it doesn't represent my views in particular.
Most of you are really awesome. I appreciate your awesomeness. The rest of Portland likewise enjoys your awesomeness.
But some of you are really a bunch of tight-assed, hyper-sensitive, self-righteous, PC-obsessed whiners. To these people, I'm kindly and formally requesting that you consider growing some thicker skin, getting a more realistic look at the relevance of your hysteria over truly petty issues, and trying to have some fun instead of making yourself a martyr, a protester, or a general good-time-ruiner as a full-time commitment.
It's alright to have a cause. But that doesn't mean you need to take issue with everything.
Nobody should feel as though they owe a complete stranger an explanation for why they live the way they do. If they drive a car, smoke cigarettes, toss their empty water bottle in the trash instead of walking six blocks to the nearest recycling bin, don't buy organic, eat meat, or don't share your PC sense of humor- who cares? Really, is it worth picking a fight with a random person on the street or the internet every day?
Everything does not have to be such a big deal, guys. Life can be fun.
A Portlander who drives, eats meat, smokes, doesn't always recycle, hates organic produce, has a fucked up sense of humor- but is nonetheless a responsible, respectful, reliable person who doesn't deserve snotty judgment calls hurled at her from self-righteous jackasses on the street.
I also eat at McDonalds and every now and then I go to WALMART.
Call me an asshole, watch me care.
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So, shall we make it illegal to go anywhere, using any means of conveyance, without government permission? What say you?
The second ever Fat Fancy Sale is this Saturday, January 26th.
834 NE Emerson (Between 8th and 9th)
2 Blocks East of MLK,
1 Block South of Killingsworth
4 blocks North of Alberta
We have lots of beautiful clothes in an awesome array of sizes for you and yours!
It's like your very own underground clothing boutique!
Come out, support Fat Fashion, and Check out this Fabulous, Exciting Event!
portland related because, well, this is probably the most accepting, kind and helpful community i've seen that's for a city. happy MLK day!