January 29th, 2008

Joe Strummer laundry

King Cake

Does anyone here know where I could find a King Cake for a friend of mine from New Orleans? He's been depressed lately, and really homesick, so I was thinking I'd get him one for Mardi Gras.

Any help would be appreciated.
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little blue dog

leather repair recommendation?

Because I'm a clumsy dimwit, I inadvertently damaged the surface of a friend's leather-bound jewelry box the other day. In the likely event that I'm unable to find a replacement, I plan on having it repaired.

Does anyone have personal experience with (and hopefully recommendations of) businesses who provide this kind of service? It's either leather or something that looks and feels a lot like leather.


?Missing? person

Long shot most likely, but does anyone out there know Ron Tipton?
29, went to Franklin with my son.
Hey Ron, call your unparents.
Your unbrother has been asking about you.
It's been too long.
Come by or call.
Same cat-time, same cat-place.

Theatre Opening This Friday, Feb 1st

 You may have seen my posts for this show elsewhere on livejournal, but I'm just so damn proud of how it's turning out that I wanted to share the info.


Steve Patterson

Pavement Productions and The Bluestockings are proud to present Dead of Winter, three ghost stories written for the stage by Portland playwright Steve Patterson.

Winter. Bare trees. Fog. A chill breeze. It's the perfect time of year to cozy up and tell stories about things that might be there, in the dark. In the night. And that's just what these three psychological chillers do: explore that which isn't there…unless it is.



  • Winner of the Sam Bass One-Act Contest in Austin, Whitechapel takes us to a London flat which may or may not be haunted by the grandfather of serial killers, Jack the Ripper.
  • A World Premiere written especially for The Bluestockings, Wet Paint invites us into a house which may or may not have uninvited guests, and a rainy night's séance which may or may not be harmless fun.
  • The evening wraps up with The Body, a visit with a grieving coroner who may or may not be a little too in touch with one of his "patients." The Body was featured in The Nature of Fear and Its Effects, produced by Jobsite Theatre at the Tampa Performing Arts Center.

Directed by Pavement Productions' Co-Producer Lisa L. Abbott, Dead of Winter's cast includes Trish Egan, Angie Hughes, Reba Kenison, Deborah Zelda Lee, Harold Phillips, Ben Plont, and Justina Price, with set design by Sean DeVine, lights by Julie Booth, and sound design by Gordon Romei.



Dead of Winter opens 8:00 PM February 1, 2008, at Performance Works Northwest (4625 SE 67th Avenue, Portland) in the Foster Arts District. It runs Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through February 23rd. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, and $10 for students and seniors. Thursdays are sliding scale. Tickets can be purchased online at www.theblustockings.com. (Also check out the Bluestockings site for a Dead of Winter teaser video.) For reservations, call 503-777-2771.

CNA training?

I've been interested in becoming a CNA for a while now and was wondering if anyone had any ideas about where to go for training? I know some places do paid training and some places do free training and some places have you pay for it . . . so if anyone has any experience with the options, I'd be very interested in hearing about it!

Secondly: I routinely have ridiculous colors of hair and I also have two facial piercings. It seems to me that most places are fairly strict about hair color, piercings and uniform. Any recommendations about where to go that may not have such strict requirements? I'm especially looking to work in-home, not in a facility. I'm also interested in doing end of life care.

Any tips, hints or ideas would be very appreciated.

Stanich's hamburgers

So I finally got around to trying the much-lauded Stanich's. I got a regular cheeseburger with fries and a soda.

The burger was excellent. Everything was quite fresh, great bun, cooked medium (hallelujah!) and very enjoyable. I'd go back, except... what the hell is with their fries?? They were overcooked on the outside to the point of bitterness, yet underdone on the inside to the point where they were actually tough to chew! They were also sopping with grease. I mean, they were even worse than the fries at McMenamin's, and those oily little shoestrings are NASTY.

Anyway, I'd recommend them for a cheeseburger, but skip the fries.
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Yo Gabb Gabba

stupid car help

So when I parked my car today a bunch of white smoke started coming from the right side under the hood. I rushed it back to my work parking lot where it smoked when I braked and also noted that the heater of my car stopped working. Gauges didn't say overheating. Anyways, advice: drive it to the mechanic asap or get it towed? Anyone have a favorite mechanic?
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    scared scared

Question for anyone who knows their cameras..

So, I got a Polaroid digital camera for Christmas. More specifically, it's a  i630, 6.0 megapixel digital camera. Now, I've never had a brand spanking new camera like this before, nor has it been horribly expensive (anything over 100 bucks for me constitutes horribly expensive, lol).

So, I go to open my camera and low and behold.. the screen is broken? WTF? It's an LCD screen so it's got that gigantic droplet of lcd watery-looking goodness when it's off, and when it's on it's just.. a gigantic scrambled mess, with two cracks and.. well.. it's horrible.

We took it back to Sears, who told us under no circumstances would they take it back because I HAD OBVIOUSLY DROPPED IT.

Now, I know for a fact that -I- never dropped it, and my mother does NOT lie, so there's no way she dropped it.

Does anyone know what can be done to fix it? Should I try to take it back to Sears again and talk to someone different? The lady who we spoke to (not the original girl, the manager-person who came over I'm guessing) was horribly unhelpful and rude, as was the tech guy (who insisted we busted it, when we hadn't).. I just don't know what I'd do if I brought it back and encountered the same people!

For the record, I've got serious anxiety issues/agoraphobia, am bipolar.. me + unhelpful/rude people = bad situation.

Also- if you don't recommend taking it back to Sears, as about now I just REALLY want my money back, should I try sending it back to Polaroid? It has a warranty, I just don't know if they'd hold true to it, since the tech guy seemed insistent that -I- dropped it..

Unrelated Questions

Where (if anywhere) in Portland sells New Rock boots? (I've already tried Scarlet Garden, and they no longer carry 'em.)


Does anyone know of a good and reasonably priced frame shop? (I'm not sure what "reasonably priced" means for a frame shop, since I've never had custom framing done, so any hint as to that would be great, too!)

In other news...

Church of Scientology Buys Stevens Bldg.
Congregation Members Fund $5.3M Purchase of Historic Office Bldg. in Portland

The Church of Scientology of Portland acquired the historic Stevens Building at 812 SW Washington in Portland for $5.38 million, or about $117 per square foot. The seller was OCF Joseph E Weston Public Foundation.

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Poetry readings in Portland?

For my writing class I am required to attend a Poetry reading sometime within the next couple of weeks.
Does anyone know of any that are coming up, or where I could look to find out when all of the poetry readings in the area are scheduled to take place, and where?


I have12 week old  kittens up for adoptions to a good home!
(And finally found the camera cord so I could make a post with pictures.)
There are four left, all of them playful and of good temper.

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All of the kittens like classical music, and are used to being around other cats (kitten and adult.)
None of them are fixed or have shots, but except for Grendel's drooling nose, they are all healthy and bushy-tailed.
We are not asking for money for them, only that they go to good homes. They are kittens from the local strays and so we are trying to find homes for them and the older cats, and getting them fixed when we have the money for it.
We prefer that they go to homes that already have a cat so they will have someone to play with and keep them company and are not interested in declawing.
We will not give them away unless we're sure that they are going with someone that will not mistreat them. If you are simply looking for a cute pet for a young child or a kid who only wants them while they're a kitten, please move along as we are adopting them out as companion pets, not toys.
Those interested can message me on LJ and we'll talk further. :)
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Xmas Socks

Commercials Again!

I am neither a big fan of Macs nor do I need a new laptop/computer... but every time I see this commercial; there's a part of me that REALLY WANTS ONE! I don't know if it's the song, the fact that the damn thing looks so cool or what. Yes, it will be a fleeting feeling, but if I had extra money to throw around? Yeah, maybe I would buy one. Anyway, are there any commercials/print ads that made you want a product? No matter how superflous and unnecessary?

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the most interesting happy hour food

date night is tomorrow and the boy really digs interesting, spicy little foods, dipping sauces, tapas type stuff... but we are looking for cheap eats, so i was thinking we should just hit a really good happy hour. every place has burgers and fries and stuff on their happy hour menu, i am looking for way more interesting, possibly exotic fare. any suggestions?
Tea whores unite secretly

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Hey Damn Portlanders!

Anyone happen to get in an accident on 84 or get stuck in the jam about an hour ago? Ice seems to be coating the roads in mass... guess that is another accident to add to the list of accidents that happened during the snow/ice storm!

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I don't normally post these type of things, so I hope that holds some weight behind this one: (I just copied and pasted this froma friends bulletin, so sorry if the info on the donation amount stuff may be different, but you can read about how it works at this site too)

Please view this video and send to everyone you know...every little bit will help! The band, Five for Fighting, is generously donating $0.49 to Autism Speaks for *each time* the video is viewed. The funding goes toward research studies to help find a cure. When you have a moment, please visit the link below to watch the video and pass it along to your friends and family. They are aiming for 10,000 hits, but hopefully we can help them to surpass this goal.

C&H Fight
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So... I just moved up to this god forsaken city (I jokes). Im currently attending Captain Jack's Tattooing School on the corner of 46th and Hawthorne and am living up near Garden Home and Olsen. Im looking to meet new people and really get some friends or what not while Im up here.

PS: Until I figure the buses out, I HATE YOU TRI MET