August 28th, 2008

A couple things

1. I'm starting a new position as a nanny. I've gone through this independently and not used an agency, and I don't have prior nannying experience. The parents would like a criminal background search done. Which hey, I'm fine with but I'm just not sure how to go about it.

Google searches yield an amazing amount of companies that do this. So, does anyone have any company that they've used before? Any companies to avoid? I don't know if it will make a difference, but just want to point out that I'm from out of state.

*EDIT* I know I shouldn't have to arrange it, but I'm trying to start off on the right foot, as this is on a trial basis. So assuming I had no choice, what would you suggest?

2. Help me settle an argument: My friend claims that the actual urinal is also called a "stall". I say that the entire area encompassing the individual urinal is a "stall". Looking it up in a dictionary proves I am right. But he still insists that people call the actual porcelin thing a "stall". He's male. I'm female. Maybe he's right, but I kind of think not. Anyone?
  • ygrane

Sauvie Island

I'm driving out to Sauvie Island for the first time today. Anything I should see or do in particular, or should I just drive/walk around and see what I find? I know that someone posted recently about Sauvie, but it's about 127308213 posts back by now, and I can't find it.
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Need a vet recommendation- pretty please

I know there's been vet-related posts on here lately but please don't be snarky bastards.

I need a vet recommendation asap. The love of my life (my cat) is sick. I am brokebroke (thanks, americorps) and can't really afford to go the vet. However, I'm going to keep an eye on him. He just might need a vet :(
Could anyone out there recommend a vet that is awesome and would be sensitive to the fact that I have NO money and that I would not be there if I didn't absolutely have to? And would be sensitive if anything happens to my 13-year old baby I've had since he was a kitten and I fall apart?
Pleeeaase help me
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DVDs for sale!

While unpacking my DVD collection (I've got quite a few) I decided I should try and get rid of some DVDs that I never really watch. They're all in good shape, and have only been watched a few times each. Let me know if you're interested!

DVDs for $5:

Sleepers (Snap Case - 1996 - Brad Pitt, Kevin Bacon, Robert DeNiro)
Exorcist: The Beginning (Clamshell Case - 2004 - Stellan Skarsgård)
The Gods Must Be Crazy II (Clamshell Case - 1989)

DVDs for $10:

Family Guy Seasons 1&2
Friends Season 1
Sleepaway Camp Survival Kit
(boxset includes Sleepaway Camp II & III, bonus footage and "diary" but does not include Sleepaway Camp I)

DVDs for $25:

Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection
(boxset includes The Cocoanuts, Animal Crackers, Monkey Business, Horse Feathers, Duck Soup and booklet)
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road to morrocco

Mamma Mia singalong edition

For those of you interested (and you know who you are) the singalong version of Mamma Mia will be shown tomorrow, August 29th at the Lloyd Cinema 8 in Portland, Cascade Stadium 16 in Vancouver, and Bridgeport Village Stadium 18 in Tigard.

Now... go forth and be cheesy!!! :)
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I have stuff. I need money.

Therefore, DP, what do you think is the best place for me to sell my Playstation 2, its games, some movies on DVD, and perhaps some CDs?

Is there an independent place that rocks, or am I just better off going to some place like Gamestop(I think they buy used hardware, right?)?

Thank you for your time.

Does anyone want to buy $94 in Gamestop credit?


Nevermind. My friend bought it from me. Thanks!

Who's elitist again?

Huh. Houses are one it's healthcare.

But the numbers are misleading, said John Goodman, president of the National Center for Policy Analysis, a right-leaning Dallas-based think tank. Mr. Goodman, who helped craft Sen. John McCain's health care policy, said anyone with access to an emergency room effectively has insurance, albeit the government acts as the payer of last resort. (Hospital emergency rooms by law cannot turn away a patient in need of immediate care.)

"So I have a solution. And it will cost not one thin dime," Mr. Goodman said. "The next president of the United States should sign an executive order requiring the Census Bureau to cease and desist from describing any American – even illegal aliens – as uninsured. Instead, the bureau should categorize people according to the likely source of payment should they need care.

"So, there you have it. Voila! Problem solved."
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  • sassyps

Fun outdoor activities in Vancouver--Sept 6!

Salmon Creek Walkabout
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Starts at 36th Ave & Klineline Baseball Diamond Trailheads

What: Learn more about Salmon Creek watershed: fish, birds, wildlife, plants, habitats, water quality, and sustainable living. Walk or run along the Salmon Creek greenway (about 6 miles). You will receive an “Environmental Passport” during your walk to get stamped at each station. Each station will have information and/or activities about our environment and what you can do locally.

Suggested donation $5 per individual and $15 per family- (tax exempt non-profit contribution)

Get your Environmental Passport Stamped and receive a prize!

Email to pre-register!

Bon Iver Tix

My roommate is super sad her boyfriend forgot to get Bon Iver tix for the show Saturday at Alladin and it sold out on them.

Curious as to whether or not anyone has tix and can't make it or knows someone with that scenario.

reply here or email me okaiart at hotmail dot com


Con artists!!

I was the victim of an elaborate plot by a con artist yesterday and I'd like to know if anyone else has been conned by this woman or would know how to go about catching her.
Disclaimer: I KNOW that I was a complete idiot to let this woman con me. I know that telling this story only makes me sound stupid, but at the time I just thought I was helping a woman in need.
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Yoga is SW

I am looking for hopefully inexpensive Yoga or fun aerobics in SW by Tigard, Multnomah Village, Garden Home

I keep seeing on the east side $5 classes and I am totally jealous but I can't drive that far
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Woah, I see advertisements on livejournal now! Have I never noticed them, or is it new? I was wondering how their business model made $$ without ads.

(<-------if you cant see it, log out of LJ...)

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Does anyone know of any Obama DNC speech viewing parties this evening? I would like to watch the speech, but I also have the day off work tomorrow and wouldn't mind being social and getting out of my apartment for a while. Also, its sort of lame to play the democratic national convention drinking game i made up alone =/

Hold still. I wanna pick your brain!

I feel like I'm 15 years too old to be asking this question, but I'm looking for a registered dietician in the area -- specifically, one who runs their own consulting service. I am considering pursuing my RD part-time, with the eventual intent to work part-time as a consultant (under my own business, probably), but I'm not totally sure I want to make the committment. I would love to be able to talk to someone about their job, specifically, info on the RD program (let's face it, colleges are biased sources when discussing degree programs). I'm also interested to know how difficult/viable it is to start your own business in the Portland area in this field. (I might ask uncomforatble questions about salary scales, too. Just sayin'.)

Really, I'm still trying to decide if I want to do this, and also, if it's even viable to do without suddenly quitting my job ('cause I like my job for now). Ideally, this would be a part-time gig until/unless I decide to stop teaching. I'd love to have a conversation or two with someone who has done/is doing this. Is that you? Can I meet you for a cup of coffee and the 20 questions game?

Uh... Portland related 'cause it involves jobs and people are always looking for work on here.
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intangible mix cd!

so i wanna make a mix cd for my ex bf's birthday on monday.  but we have agreed to not physically see each other again (my decision- long, drawn-out, messy situation) so i would have to email it.  i suppose i could just burn one and snail mail it, but i really don't feel like it, i am not sure i trust his roommate (part of the messy situation!), plus monday is a mail holiday, so i really wanna go the email route.  thing is, i have no clue how you do that.  can you make one big file on itunes?  or a zip file or something?  he has gmail so big attachments are cool.  how do you make a zip file, anyway (i have a pc)? also, are there any birthday or whatever e-cards you can send with attachments like this?

thank yooouuuu


Please, I'm desperate.

I'm just asking if anyone has recently seen a "hiring" sign at local businesses, or know of anyone who is hiring, or if you are an employer, please email me at lindsey dot kanno at gmail.

I've got work experience, but mainly in politics and sales, and most of those jobs aren't the hours I need. Help!
  • marykae

Tub Ring

One of my old Favorite bands is playing in Portland soon.

That is, it is one of the only favorite bands I have ever had (I don't listen a lot lately, but I also don't have anything I listen to as much as I used to listen to Tub Ring).

Anyway, I thought I would post about it here and share the love a little.

Tub Ring's Web Site


September, 5 2008 at Creature Feature, Tub Ring, Schoolyard Heroes, Toxic Zombie, Venicular Paranoia
11140 SE Powell Blvd, PORTLAND, Oregon 97220
Cost : $10 adv. / $12 door

advance tickets available through

I used to go see them in Chicago and Madison all the time. I think I saw them a grand total of twice after moving to L.A. And of course I *just* missed their last show in Portland, they played a week before I moved here. Which has been my luck for a while (they played in L.A. the week before I moved there, and in Chicago a week after I moved away).

Also, I am assuming that since it is a pizza place it is reasonably kid friendly (mine is almost 12 and loves Tub Ring). Is that a safe assumption?

Thankful Thursdays, Portland Style

What I'm thankful for this week:

1. That my  wonderful boyfriend and I have good, stable jobs that gave us bonuses this month (and a four day weekend this weekend, w00t!), that my kitties are happy and healthy, and we have a nice, safe home to live in.

2. That I've lived in Portland for two years after five years of dreaming of being here, and that I'm FINALLY able to go back to school (10 years after I started).

3. That I'm alive in such an interesting political time, that I was able to witness an African-American man accept the nomination for the Democratic party in one of the most moving speeches I've seen a politician make. It's even more moving watching the reaction people have to him.

4. That it will be fall soon!

So Portland, what are you thankful for?
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Why is it OK for the oregonian to throw a plastic bag full of shit I dont read, which I march straight to garbage bin in the morning, on my lawn once a week?

Am I allowed to drive around and throw useless literature and ads wrapped in plastic in everyones yards too?