I came in around 9:30 tonight and all was well and dry. I took out my trash. I even put my mail out for the postman. Then... a few minutes ago I peeked out of my front door and OMG there's snow ... on the ground. Having been out of town over the holidays I missed the wonderful, white Christmas that I understand we had here in town.
Last year I traveled a lot due to a death in the family and managed to quite conveniently schedule all of that travel during all .... what .... three times (?) that it snowed here in town. So, I am tickled to death to see snow... actual snow ... on the ground here in Portland. It's a first for me in my shiny new dwelling. It looks so magical out there under the street lights. I walked down to touch it and slid around on the sidewalk's dusting of snow in my slippers. I giggled like a little girl trying not to wake my neighbors with my child-like delight at the fluffy white stuff on the ground.
The snow was a little wet and it's still just a light dusting on the ground and cars parked outside. But, it is oh so beautiful in the darkness of the night. It's too bad that it will probably be all gone by the time that I get up tomorrow. For now though, I am a thankful Portlander and happy that I was awake to see the cold stuff on the ground! =)
It seriously stopped snowing, I was so looking forward to all the reports of drivers (who we all know are not from around here) getting in accidents and making the morning news.
I can't help but notice The Green Man in it's doorways and arches.
Of the following options, who is responsible for the current economic slowdown in the USA?
Why are George Bush's policies so out of phase with those of the people he represents?
Who will be nominated as the next Republican candidate for President?
Who will be nominated as the next Democratic candidate for President?
Which party will likely take the next election?
Will the proposed economic stimulus package solve all our problems before the next candidate can take office?
Will the next president be able to solve the problem if the propsed stimulus package doesn't work?
How much confidence in the US economy do you have right now? (10 = I'm running out to max out my credit cards right now, 1 = I'm storing money in my new Sleep Country USA mattress as we speak.)
How much faith in the US political process do you have?
i'm looking to see what colleges are closed (so i don't drive in and then find out i didn't need to be there.)
i'm hoping my college isn't but i also don't want to waste gas/time if it is. so can anyone let me know? i can't find it anywhere.
Anyone have any idea whats up?
Any experience with I'm Service BMW VW?
Inner SE, SW, Downtown, NW, NE are all fair game as long as on trimet.
Open minded church. Non-denominational preferred but willing to look into specifics. (was raised hispanic pentecostal and way to strict for my tastes)
I am not gay, but want a gay friendly church.
If anyone knows of anything let me know, that would be awesome.
JANUARY 31st, 2008
Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom @ PSU
Doors open at 6:30pm-7:00pm-ish Shows start at 7:30pm
$6 for students & $8.50 for everyone else
$10 for students & $12 for everyone else
All ticket proceeds go to Portland Mountain Rescue
For more information please contact PSU Outdoor Program at:
503.725.5668 or at www.campusrec.pdx.edu/odp
The 2008 State of the Union Drinking Game.
Go ye forth and get ye sloshed.
I'm a former Oregonian (yeah McMinnville...) looking to move to Portland from Boston in the next month or few. While I'm vaguely familiar with the city, I'm not having a lot of luck finding places on CL and Oregon Live. Also, since I'm still in Boston, I can't really just drive by places. My parents are willing to check out a few places for me, but I don't want to waste their time so I need to do my research. Maybe you can help?
-Anything under $650 that doesn't require me living with others (studio through 2bed is cool)
-Within walking/biking distance of basic necessities (groceries, fun stuff, etc.)
-Moderately safe, though I'm not afraid of "sketchy" neighborhoods
-Queer friendly neighborhood (doesn't have to be swarming with homos, but I'm pretty obviously queer and I don't want to be harassed)
-I'd like to be able to get to downtown via public transit in 30 min.
-Cat friendly would be nice, but not necessary
-I'd prefer to live in a place that feels like a neighborhood rather than some massive "community" (I don't need pools and weight rooms)
-Some sort of laundry on-site or nearby (I do a lot of handwashing, but some things clean better in a machine)
-Easy commute (public transit, bike, foot) to a hospital as I've got a chronic illness
I'm open to calling realtors if you guys have recommendations. My moving date isn't set yet, but could be anywhere from Feb. 1 to July 1. I'm flexible.
In terms of jobs, I'm curious about opportunities for writers/editors/journalists (freelance or full-time) as well as non-profit work. I'm certainly willing to temp, but I'd like to do something I care about. Any good leads?
Thanks in advance for the help!
a looong time ago (like 3-4 months, which is long on internet-land) someone posted about a job working in the same place. in the post they said they liked the job and suggested people look into applying because they were growing and hiring more people.
my question, does the original poster still like the job? I've never worked in a call center before, but have done help desk'y stuff in the past.
new potential jobs are scary! eek!
if not, I hope you all are doing well in the snow/ice and conditions. there wasn't a trace in my area (close in NE). drive safe!
...meanwhile, any construction zones missing their orange cones? My next-door-neighbors are unloading 20 or 30 of them from their car onto the front yard. Now, I'm not trying to insinuate anything, but my hunch is they did not just purchase them. Anyone want to guess what they're planning on doing with them?
$5 coffee card mailed to the winner (I'll draw a name from all the entries on Friday.)
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Is there a good apartment searching website that's easy to navigate for newbies, as well as one that I don't need to enter a move-in date if I want to search a particular area?
Any genius ideas?
It's on! BLOODSUCKING REDNECK VAMPIRES shows on the big screen at the Northern Lights Theater Pub this Friday, Feb. 1 around 9 p.m.
BRV shows, followed by COONS (a b-movie about rednecks and killer racoons) followed by special guest Lloyd Kaufman, the man behind Troma films and such classics as The Toxic Avenger and Class of Nuke'em High. Lloyd plans to demonstrate no-budget fx like the head smash and the arm rip!
Did I mention the theater is a bar, too?!
Two crazy movies plus Lloyd Kaufman for $5. Such a deal. Let's pack the place and get rowdy!
Northern Lights Theater Pub, 3893 Commercial St. SE in Salem, Oregon. Directions, menu and beer & wine list at www.northernlightstheaterpub.com
I did a search and checked the memories but didn't come across much, so sorry if this has been asked before.
Basically I'm a girl looking to get started in martial arts, particularly muy thai boxing (kickboxing) and jiu jitsu. I have no previous MMA experience and I'm not in particularly great shape. My goals are basically to get in shape and learn some martial arts techniques while doing it. I'm not really looking to spar a lot or fight people.
CLARIFICATION: Sparring is ok as needed to learn the art. Lots of gyms seem like they are just a place to turn out fighters for competition. I'm not so into that.
So does anyone have recommendations for training gyms that do martial arts around the Portland area? Or has anyone had experience with:
Impact Gym in Beaverton
Northwest Fighting Arts in Portland
Those two are ones I've been thinking about checking out. Thanks in advance :P