but I came up with another thing I would love to find. Has anyone seen custard apples in a produce section recently? I know when I was in Ecuador they were all like "we can't export them because they have to be eaten no later than 3 days after picking" but I have heard that sometimes you can find them stateside. They are soooooooo delicioussss!
Feel like working your brain this AM? Here's a math problem I received yesterday. Can you solve it?
5th Grade Math Problem
This is a 5th grade math problem. This is not a trick question. This is a real math problem so don't say that a bus has no legs & don't count a bus driver.
There are 7 girls in a bus.
Each girl has 7 backpacks.
In each backpack, there are 7 big cats.
For every big cat there are 7 little cats.
Question: How many legs are there in the bus?
I've been put in charge of the bookstore I've been working at for the past 6 months and I need to find a replacement for my old position.
I'm looking for someone that wants to work Sunday, Monday and Friday. You'd be cleaning books on the weekends, pulling new orders and shipping on Monday and Friday. There is an opportunity to pick up extra hours doing inventory if you're available.
The business is located near Reed College in a residence. Pay is 10 bucks an hour with a raise after 60 days. Start date is October 15th. Pay dates are the 1st and the 15th.
I've posted this here first because I don't want the onslaught of responses that CL provides. I'm looking for someone that is trustworthy and who can work by themselves.
Please contact me at pearce.tori at gmail dot com
I just got a permanent job (finally) and that means I have dental/health/vision insurance. This also means that I can finally get my upper wisdom teeth taken out (they hurt!)
Any recommendations for dental surgeons? Someone who won't make me stay awake for the procedure but will knock me out and be understanding of my dentist phobia.
My wife and I are fantasy home shopping for an eventual move to the Portland area. (Meaning, looking at houses on Trulia.com even though we won't be ready to move for at least 2 years). We keep finding houses in our price range, with actual yards that we could run our dogs (and chickens?!) in, in HIllsboro.
What's the catch?
While I was waiting with my bike at the MAX station by the Rose Garden last night, a man came up to me - African-American, thirties, average height and build, reasonably well-groomed but poorly dressed - and asked me for "spare change." I dislike giving "spare change," out of fear of encouraging the drug trade, but I also dislike refusing to help. (We've had plenty of threads on this subject already; just deal with it.) So I offered to buy him something he needed, like a ticket. He said that he needed one for tomorrow, but the machines don't let you do that anymore (the ticket vending machines automatically validate tickets when you buy them now, limiting their useful life to two hours). Thanks, but no thanks. He wandered off.
It was the first time I'd taken my bike on the MAX. When the train came, I had a bit of trouble figuring out how to hang my bike up on the hook. As I was trying to wedge it in, the same man came up and pulled the front wheel onto the hook. I smiled thanks, and remained standing there, across from him.
After a few stops, this guy started for the door, and said to me, "I'm sorry I won't be spending the night with you." This made so little sense I could only come back with "...What?" (It bears mention that I'm a guy, not particularly attractive, and not, to my knowledge, especially gay-looking.) He repeated himself, walked away, and got off at the next stop.
All I can say about this is, it's interesting how each interaction colors interpretation of the ones preceding it.
we discussed an interesting thing im my class today. about how you define yourself. if there were a bunch of signs saying things like lesbian, gay, mother, father, christian, jew, man, woman, ect ect where would you put yourself.
so, how do you primarily define yourself?
another question, what is your definition of an american woman?
also, who do you think defines what the ideal woman is for the time period, men or women?
HELP!!! I've got a wicked craving for some chinese food. Anyone know a place that delivers around here. I've on 144th and East Burnside. Google is no help.
Is the White Sox - Twins super-dramatic one-game-playoff game NOT being televised? Because, uh, WTF????
Has anyone had any experience with granite countertops from the IKEA at Cascade Station? Or from any IKEA for that matter? We're thinking of getting our kitchen counters done, and IKEA sells/installs it cheaper than Home Depot, but we're wondering if the savings shows in the quality of the product/work. Any good, bad, or otherwise interesting experiences? Or any suggestions for someone else that can do it for less and not suck?
Any of you DPers do Portland Rock Gym? I think I need more climbing buddies, as the girl can't always go with me and climbing just isn't as good alone. Tonight? Anyone? Other such nights?
in the latest episode of The Sarah Conner Chronicles!
Some junky, prostitute, street girl says,
"I keep thinking I'm gonna go some place more authentic, ya know. Like Portland."
That's just what we need. More street kids to make this place "Authentic!"
So, My wonderful roommates and I are parting ways, mostly at my choice of buying a house. Now, Tomorrow is their deadline to be out of the old house and out on their own, One of them has done a great job of getting their shit out and on the way. The other (who lost his job about 3 months ago) has been dragging his ASS the entire time, Most of his shit is still in his room at our old house and he's never been around to discuss. The other bit that makes this sticky is he owes me and my best friend collectively almost $500 as the result of small loans and a bounced rent check.
The question. What would you do if his stuff was not out of the apartment by tomorrow? I'm all for creative and borderline illegal, But what's my best legal or quasi-legal options here? We'd hold his security deposit back, but he never really paid into it.
So I've been stealing internet for weeks but I want to play WoW again, so I need a reliable connection. Anyone have really good experiences with high speed internet providers in Portland? I had horrible experiences with Qwest prior so that's a no go. But I googled it and am not familiar with any of the names.
Tell me how you feel about pubic hair, Portland. Srsly.
On yourself, on your mates, in porn, whatever. How do you like it, and why? Trimmed, shaved, waxed, landing strip, creative designs, natural, a magical forest of bush?
inquiring minds want details.
This cricket wireless cell phone plan seems too good to be true. Does anyone use Cricket? Do you like it? www.mycricket.com/portland
I need a cell phone.