September 18th, 2008

from ugly caterpillars, lovely butterflys are born

Printer Repair

So, my roommate has a printer, and it's broken. We're looking around on the internet trying to find somewhere in Portland that he can get it fixed. It seems like everywhere we're finding charges near a hundred bucks an hour. The darn thing only cost 100 bucks. We know we can replace it for 100 bucks, but trying to be environmentally friendly, he'd rather repair than replace. The whole reduce, re-use, rather than replace.

Anyone know anywhere? He's thinking $40 is what he'd like to spend . . . .
Xmas Socks

Would You Rather....

So last night at game night; we were playing the "Would You Rather" board game. I realized that I hadn't posted one to DPers for quite some time, so thought I would today!

Would you rather

A. Be required to have sex with the same partner once a week for the rest of your life. This partner is "average" in sex quality. Will never improve and will never "blow your mind". You can't sleep with anyone else. But you always know what you're going to get.

B. Be required to have sex with a NEW partner every week for the rest of your life. You never know the quality you're going to get. And you can't/won't have to sleep with the same person more than once. No threat of disease/pregnancy.

ETA: For both options, you COULD have sex more than once a week if that's what you wanted. But at least once a week for both. For option A, it would only be the same partner. For option B, it could never be the same partner more than once. I *knew* I forgot to clarify something!

Vote and discuss. Oh and answers are public on this one.

Poll #1262372 Let's Talk About Sex Baby

Would you rather be with....

The same partner?
A different partner?
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Pirate Festival

Hi guys.

I have one adult ticket and one childs ticket for the Pirate Festival Saturday.

I will sell them BOTH to you for fifteen dollars because I probably can't go now. (I paid 22$ with ticket broker fees). Payment in person is best but I will take paypal since I am in Beaverton/Raleigh Hills depending on time of day.

The tickets are at WIll-Call but I can change the name of the person picking up.

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Thank you if you take these off my hands. My son was invited to a birthday party that day and I am car-free and just don't want to rush around to make sure we can do both. Too much work!

Garage sale! Well...eventually.

So you know those price tag guns they use at thrift stores and so forth (particularly goodwill)? The ones with the little (sometimes colour-coded) plasticky connector with the paper tag at the end? Any idea where to get one of those guns, as well as the tags to go with it?

My other half has decided that this is The One True Pricing Method and will accept nothing else (no stickers, staples, etc) for a theoretical "buy my crap" sale, most of which is clothing. We've tried a couple of craft stores and asked Mr Meyer but haven't found much except for this quilt gun thing which is close, but no tags.

Extra credit for close-in, and also extra credit for open past five or six tonight.
Worky Work

Non Compete

Hello DP. Y'all are so very helpful. Dang.

Does anyone know about professional no-compete contract laws here? Like, are they legal and enforceable here?

Thanks. Seriously, this place seems to be answer damn near any question!

Dear Humping Couple In Laurelhurst Park:

I understand the sexual need that all humans have. Really, I do. Hell, I even understand a little voyeurism is fun every now and then.

But to be blatantly screwing mid day, in the open, and right in front of me while I attempt to study for my grad test is a bit more than distracting.

Oh sure, I could have moved to a different spot. But, this is my goddamn table and that is a very sexy hot pink mini skirt and your motions are hypnotizing.

So before you blow (pun intended) my chances at failing this test. Do my grades a favor.

Move to the bushes.



taping phone conversations?

I'm going to be having some conversations soon that I want to record (permission of all involve being asked, you know how it is)

is it still easy to buy stuff to record conversations through the phone? I have a land line. any ideas where I can look to find tape recorders or whatever people used?


This week's Portland Mercury

For those who read the Portland Mercury: You know the Slow Wave comic on the back page? This week's comic is one of my dreams.

edit: btw did anyone else see the sun around 7:30 last night and the moon at around 8:30? holy crap. I wish I could have gotten pics but my camera phone sucks.
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One of our stops on our week long camping trip will be in Bend. Neither of us has been there before, so what should we do or see when we pass through?

What say you DPers?

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Okay DP, need some advice.

I have an interview tomorrow and I get extremely nervous at interviews. Unfortunately that leads me to forget almost everything good about myself and stutter like a fool. I'm trying to avoid this, so I'm wondering:

Is it unprofessional to take a cheat sheet of sorts into the interview with you?

Just something that has maybe an example or two of when I went above and beyond expectations? Or that briefly lists my strengths and why I'd be a good candidate? I'm not going for some high end job, just a PT receptionist position (I do have reception experience) and I personally don't see anything wrong with having a cheat sheet, but I can understand why employers might.

Opinions/Interview Tips?

"weather men are so full of sh**" -Lewis Black

side view hot pink lotus


Dear DamnPortlanders... Please help me.

I'm tired and in pain and the ONLY thing that sounds good to me is a RED VELVET CUPCAKE.

You know what I'm talkin' 'bout. The kind with cream cheese frosting.

I'm at work near Tanasbourne and I'm wondering... Do any of you know of any bakeries in the area that could hook me up?

You've got to understand how important this is to me.

I have been feeling like crap for too many days. NOTHING has sounded good. And now... Now I have a ray of hope.

And her name is Red Velvet.

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So is Old Town Computers owned by the same people as Belmont Computers? I am so mad I was going to go to Belmont Computers today because my pc is toast and then I found out they were not open anymore :(

CHEAP party supplies

I'm throwing my boyfriend a surprise birthday party tomorrow but due to the lovely economy have no job and am on a tight budget. Looking for some CHEAP party supplies - like some of those crepe paper streamers and maybe a few other things. I already have balloons left over from god knows what. I'm thinking dollar stores may be the way to go? But maybe you all have some good suggestions for specific ones or maybe a party store that has ridiculously cheap stuff? I'd like to get just a few things to make the apartment festive, don't need anything out of the ordinary. But I'll love to do it for less than $20. I have a car so I can travel. Clackamas or the like might be a bit far, but I can get myself around if need be. Especially if there's some amazing place out there.


EDIT: Thank you again, everyone for your suggestions. I wound up going to a dollar store over on Western Ave right off of Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy as they were a tisch closer to where I live and happened to be open later than the others - 8:30. I got 4 bags of crepe streamers, a Happy Birthday banner, 2 bags of confetti poppers, a 'cake' kit which included a bunch of candles, candle guards AND a little pie server which surprisingly was sturdy and perfect for my lovely homemade cake whcih was QUITE dense between the layered cake sections and the THICK buttercream frosting. All for $8! And the birthday was a HUGE success. Perfect amount of people, he had NO idea and said it was the nicest thing anyone's ever done for him ever. I'm really really happy about that whole affair. So thank you again, DP! You rock as always!
  • ragga

Stuff to Do in ..ahem, Seattle?

I know this is DamnPortlanders but Seattle's community is not even close to being as wonderful as DP and I know a lot of you are familiar with Seattle.

I am heading up there tomorrow and have plans for Saturday and Sunday but nothing to do tomorrow (Friday) night. EMP and the SciFi Museum are only open until 5, as well as the Aquarium. We will probably not arrive until 3 or 4 so those are out. Does anyone have any suggestions for something fun to do on Friday evening? We have tons of places to get dinner in mind so we're looking more for some other fun activity or interesting places to visit (e.g. Archie McPhee's.)

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I have two tickets to the Tilly and the Wall/CSS show tomorrow at the Roseland. 18 dollars each. If you're interested, e-mail me at

If you CAN meet me in East Vancouver to pick them up, that'd be awesome on my end, but if you absolutely canNOT for some reason, I'll go to Portland, but it won't be until after 8:30.