My lady and I are off on a week long camping adventure beginning next weekend. We will be needing to fill our air mattress almost every night and the air pump won't hold a charge for a week... So we're looking for one of these (or similar):
I don't foresee us having the need to use one of these beyond this roadtrip, therefore ideally we could borrow one from one of you lovelies. I'll bake you something in return??
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I know we kinda went over this last week, but as it looks likelier daily that WaMu will tank, can I ask the econ geeks here: should you take money out if you have it in the bank? If it does tank and the gov has to take over those FDIC insured monies, will it affect my ability to access my accounts? I've never lived through a run on the bank, nor so many failures.
Any ideas on where I should look? I've hit a few of the more conventional places like Macy's but have not had much luck.
Something kind of like this:
PS Any Underdog kickball teams playing at Brooklyn Stadium, Mr Team is coming for you and there will be blood!
What about angle parking? (I've almost got that down)
Dear Damn Portlanders,
Congratulations, you made it through the NWMF and TBA, but the fun isn't over! Join us this Wednesday, September 17th at the Wonder Ballroom for the Alien Boy Film Benefit featuring Tender Forever, Calvin Johnson and Ah Holly Fam'ly! We'll also be screening excerpts from the film, hearing from some of the filmmakers, and celebrating the release of the Alien Boy zine, edited by Erin Yanke and Icky Ciccone, printed by Eberhardt Press, and sponsored by Reading Frenzy and Yoga Shala.
Two years ago this Wednesday, Portland resident James Chasse -- who had not committed a crime -- was apprehended by Portland police, beaten and tased, and taken to jail. Although he had been cleared for transport by paramedics on the scene, the jail nurses refused to admit him due to the severity of his injuries. James needed to be taken to the closest emergency room, but instead the same officers who had beaten him chose to head to a psychiatric hospital. James died en route in the back of their squad car.
Written by Portland Mercury staffer, Matt Davis, and directed by local filmmaker Brian Lindstrom (Kicking, Finding Normal), Alien Boy sets out to tell the story of Chasse's life and death, and in the process examine how our community responds to the needs of individuals, who like James, experience mental illness.
Come pay tribute to James and help us pack the house and support this film! If you can't attend the event, please consider making a donation. If you have a website, blog, journal, announcement list, etc. please help spread the word by posting this announcement.
Thanks and I hope to see you there!
Your Faithful Proprietress,
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How much $$$ do you think these gals make? I know, I know, Google it, but I suspect the only non-malware site I'll come across is something from Yahoo!. Come on, we're an eclectic group of people, I bet someone can speak from experience! :)
In other news:
My default is *supposed* to be a cartoon girl with curly yellow hair with the caption "It's enough to make your hair curl", but lately I've been seeing some photograph of a woman in a red top staring at the camera. I have no idea who this woman is or how I got her icon.
I've had switched icons before, but they only lasted a few hours. This has been going on for DAYS.
EDIT--something is messed up. Most of you are seeing the red shirt woman, but there's enough of you seeing Domino to make me think it switches back and forth.
What can I *do* about it? One of you mentioned this happening to you before; what did you do to solve it?
EDIT--Someone told me it has to do with this. Any thoughts or further news?
Portland related because OMG! APOCALYPSE!!!oneoneone
teenage punk + can of aerosol spray = him puking all over the place...MAX kicking us all off and him running away like the little prick he is.
Just wanted to share with people who have seen similar things.
People are just awesome.
The housing market in Portland is Royally fucked up right now. There is a two year surplus and that number is expected to rise. The projected equity in 2012 for Portland is estimated to be -$72,330 on a 6% loan, meaning technically Portland (and certain other west coast cities, SF for example) is a better place to rent in than to own in. On average, Portland homeowners can expect to lose a whopping $72k over the next 4 years. That's not to say prices won't eventually recover. But you could be courting disaster if you need to sell before they do recover. Vacancies are hitting record levels, financiers and developers are going bankrupt and all those apt-to-condo conversions are now reverting back to condos. Portland has been flooded with a glut of overpriced houses and condos, and buyers aren't buying.
With Oregon's unemployment rate on the rise, a crumbling economy, vacancies on the rise, Portland banruptcies up a whopping 27.5%, foreclosures up (get this) 121% in May 2008 compared to one year ago, and experts seeing no signs of a second half recovery in the Portland housing market, things are pretty much fucked. Of course, the natural reaction to these facts is "psh, you're blowing it out of proportion. Everything is just fine!" Real estate brokers, an expectedly optimistic bunch, will tell you that now is a great time to buy because interest rates are low, selection is high and prices have fallen.. but prices are still unreasonably high for a city like Portland, and with the state of the economy people are counting every penny. The prices sellers are asking for are garnering very little interest from potential buyers. Those who stalk craigslist.org will see some houses that have been on there for over a year and the prices have dropped between $50k and $100k. Still no buyers. The problem is that naysayers actually think Portland is bucking the trend because national publications have said so. That was true, to a degree, but paying closer attention to the local economic trends show that Portland is now going through what everyone else is going through. The only difference is we're about 12-18 months lagged
Using a rule of thumb that truly affordable homes cost no more than 15 times their annual market rent, this study found that prices in 34 of the largest 100 metro areas still have a lot of room to fall and would leave their owners with negative equity were they to sell in four years.
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we're at 4038 N. Mississippi and open from noon - 8pm every day!
I am trying to print from a website, but my printer will only seem to print the source code of the page, not the page itself. I figure there most be some setting that someone messed with before I came to work here, but how do I fix it? It just printed out 11 pages of raw html code and it's making me very sad.
"Tom McCall, ex- governor of the great state of Oregon, cordially invites you to visit..."
For a moment, I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me. :)
Basically, I really need to take my cat to the vet, but I am in between jobs right now. Is there a low cost place that I can pay on a plan? Does anyone have any personal recommendations when it comes to cheap veterinary care? I want the best for her but I don't have a lot of money right now, especially with school starting this week.
PS - She doesn't have fleas, she has been treated with Advantage and so was the kitten we took in. The bald spots are VERY irritated and bloody because she keeps scratching them.
Also, my last desktop died and I need to transfer the stuff from the ATA (or is it IDE? Is that the same thing?) hard drive to the laptop, like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812150032 Again, I want to get my old stuff over before Monday and I couldn't see anyone locally that had it.
alas i know nothing about them.
which one is the best/mac compatible bang for your buck?
If anyone is lookin' for a super cheap computer (that's not too bad).
Or even a second computer to play with Linux on (or other hobby box).
*Sold Out* :(
I'm tempted just to put a computer in the living room or something.