This is getting ridiculous...
Does anyone know of a good Asperger's comm that doesn't bitch about every single percieved slight? That recognizes that people can just be dicks without taking everything to be OMG OPPRESSING, and that not every single "neurotypical" is some evil dominating force out to enslave the Aspies of the world?
I need something with a sense of HUMOR too. Because honestly, every last person in the last group I was in (this was a Yahoo group) completely missed the point that people like Denis Leary and sites like Encyclopedia Dramatica are MEANT TO PISS OFF EVERYONE and that we weren't being somehow singled out?
And who recognize that words like "idiot" haven't had a medical meaning in decades and instead refer to people who are WILLFULLY stupid rather than people who were born with a deficiancy? Because that's what made me leave that group--people insisted it was associated with eugenics. How the hell does that compute? (Ironically, by clinging to a severely outdated definition and refusing to listen that it has in fact changed meaning, they were being the *modern* definition of idiots)
And I know there's an AS group in Portland, but I was in that a while ago and we fought EVERY SINGLE MONTH. Does anyone know of one that doesn't do that (this was Meyer's group if that helps)?
Come on, we're supposed to be the logical people. Where's the logic in any of this?
Best way to get rid of the buggers?
Midol works sometimes but I take enough pills as it is. :/
Any and all suggestions appreciated! :D
Portland related because... well there has to be at least a few females living here.
There's some song in circulation on KNRK lately called something like "They say my name" and the band name sounds something like "The Teen Teens", but that's not it. And one of the lyrics is like, "They call me Stacey". WTF song/band is that..
EDIT: thx peepz x0x0x
Avoid the Santa at Washington Square. Well, i suppose it's not Santa's fault, but we took the kids there last night and they gave us blurry pictures. Not cool. The lady selling the packages lied to us when we asked if the pictures we saw on her screen were really going to look that way. She promised they wouldn't and showed us a perfectly gorgeous example of how they'd look. So when we got home to look at the USB, they were all blurry. We'll go downtown next year.
(P.S. C'mon snow!)
so today's my birthday and i'm looking for a place to take a bunch of friends to dinner...somewhere somewhat cheap seeing as though i'm on a college student's budget. i've got one recommendation already for Pho PDX (never been, no idea what it's like).
i could use yelp or something like that, but that's not as fun.
One thing I hate about cold weather is that it always makes my skin really dry. Wise dpers, is there a hand lotion that actually works, without leaving your skin feeling slimy?
ok so i went to the yarn place on alberta street (the one next to bolt) and not only did i get an assload of 'tude off the snobby retail assistant, but the prices were through the motherlovin' ROOF. now i am very polite and cheerful with people, so i KNOW it wasn't me being grumpy.
i need to find a good yarn source that is not so expensive and exclusive, where i can get yarn for making the amigurumi dolls. my son and i just picked up a book on it at the library and i am dying to try it out, but since we do not need a LOT of yarn, and i do not want red heart synthetic crap, we need something that has more variety than super duper pricey plush snobbishness. any tips? web sites? local stores? halp!
So I have a date on Friday night.
I despise dinner dates...so I'm looking for an activity that 2 people who don't know each other but have seen each other naked might like to do. Kidding...kinda
We're 20-somethings, intelligent and we drink. Any thoughts?
Everyone was very helpful with their observations and opinions about Portland's Winter (dark and damp, feels cold but isn't, snows very occasionally, etc.) Thanks for that! Here's my follow-up question: How LONG is winter there? How long does it feel? Boston's winter starts around Halloween (though we got off easy this year, and it didn't really get cold until late November) and doesn't let up until mid to late April. Since I've lived in Boston I've seen it snow on October 8th and on April 1st. How long does your dark and damp with very occasional snow last?
I'm still relatively new to Portland and have been longing for a bar to make home. More specifically, I'm looking for someplace with reasonably priced drinks, a dance floor, and a rotation of classic country to contemporary rockabilly (without too much elitist-hipster bullshit).
I've looked into Duff's Garage--what else would you suggest? Closer-in NE/SE or Downtown preferred, but I'm game for anything.
Thanks in advance!
Would anyone here be willing to post and sell something for me on ebay? I am ebay-phobic, and not having luck on Craigslist.
We should be able to sell it for up to $200. Does 10% sound like a good cut? I can mail it myself.
Email me: RebeccaLavelle@yahoo
so i'm having this problem with my wireless connection. essentially, i decided to change my password for my wireless today. i had loaned it out to some neighbors to let them use for the last week that they were here and now they're gone and i decided to change it just to be on the safe side. so i did and now my computer is connecting to the internet intermittently. what's happening is that i have internet for a little bit, and then it stops working, and then i go into my wireless properties and it has automatically checked the "key is provided for me automatically" on its own; though it's not.
A. why would it do this on its own, intermittently?
B. i assume that when my internet goes out is when it is changing to the "provided for me automatically" thing right?
C. what the fuck??
D. also help please.
E. scratch B. when i first tried to post this, the internet stopped working. i went in to see if the box was checked and it wasn't. but still, why is it happening and why is my internet being a jerk?
F. when i highlight my network and have it connect, the internet works. but there's a big "Not Connected" over my network. still, while this message is there, i'm going to various non-cached sites on the internet just fine. if i highlight the network while it has the not connected message, right underneath it says "You are currently connected to this network." So cool, I'm not connected but connected. Thanks internet!
i'll call tech support and all, but i thought someone here might have an idea first.
Does anyone know a good doctor or doctor office (preferably including a gynecologist) that prefers cash over insurance and will offer discounts for cash payments? Dentist, too? I don't want to get health insurance if I can help it; the industry is a racket.
Sorry I keep posting so much but there's just so much I don't know about this awesome city that I don't really feel like finding out the hard way (as in through experience).
1. Best person to do your eyebrows? I'm really particular about mine and I like eyebrow stylists (stylists? designers? idk?) who are absolute perfectionists. As in every hair as to be pulled out.
2. Good strip clubs to work at? I looked on The Ultimate Strip Clib List and a couple forums but haven't found out much. I read a couple good reviews for Union Jack's and Devil's Point but they're so far. Any good clubs in the NE?
I wrote about looking for an eighborhood bar in Raligh hills... sorry fi theres typos but the Dublin has 59!!!!!!! Beers on tap... holy cow. I loved it there. MY KIND OF CROWD I live a mix of everyone!
Tonight was a comedy night.
I reccomend the dublint oa nyone who likes beer and a good neighborhood bar!
So DP, those of you with fireplaces/woodstoves, who is your firewood connection?
I'm not asking where can I get wood, if there were less hippies I'd just cut down random trees and burn them. Though with the dreads I bet hippies would burn well too.
What I'm curious is who do you trust to buy your firewood from, who gives you seasoned wood, doesn't short you on your cord, slip in bad super soft wood, and provides it at a reasonable price.
So we're not here to talk google, etc, I'm looking for personal experiences.