Anyone need anything?
Please explain o_O
"Unschooling is a new approach to homeschooling - but one that explicitly rejects curricula and state guidelines. Parents follow children's interests and expect learning will happen along the way."
It sounds like it may be an interesting program. I figured that I'd post it here in case anyone else is interested in tuning in. I'm curious myself to see what they have to say about it as I have a few friends who are very passionate about the topic.
"All buses remain chained; expect delays of 20-30 minutes. Many buses are on snow routes or canceled."
Ugh. There's a long list of canceled or rerouted lines on the website.
susieredshoes has to go in at 11 AM, but I don't have to go to work today. She takes the 14 downtown; the 14 should be running.
Be safe, y'all! If we get through this it'll probably be 40 years before we see snow like this again (or never, with global warming).
EDIT: I walked with Sue and waited...it was a good 45-minute wait (rather, a bad 45-minute wait)...three 14s went by the *other* way, then finally two came almost together, headed downtown. Wear good boots and warm socks, and be prepared to WAIT!
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I need to make it from NW to Tualatin for an 8 am surgery tomorrow. Any suggestions on how to make it? Buses are looking like my only shot, we have a low clearance car and not wanting to get stuck.
Is it worth getting chains for the car and risking it? (if we can find chains).
Courtesy of The Digital Snow Museum.
Why, the lads and I had to navigate our way to Seattle, every day, in knee pants, just to go to school and dip little Jenny's pigtails in the ink well.
Mmm... pigtails. Err, I mean, here's some snow info from The National Snow and Ice Data Center.
i will get totally depressed if i don't get to be with my family for christmas, this is totes the suck.
Portland related because Jack London is a Pacific Northwest icon.
I know there has been a million questions like this so thank you. I'm going to try to walk up to Safeway now in 3ft of snow. Wish me luck!
BTW, another alternative if she can't get home, is to bring her to my house around 162nd in Gresham. I'm not sure if that would be easier.
I called and was told that most people are stuck, and to not worry about trying to get out to buy a sticker for the parking place right now. But, she also said to watch the weather and as soon as it melts go move the car or pay for a sticker.
4 wheel drive + snow tires won't cut it anymore.
"FYI-THE PORTLAND METRO AREA IS IN CONDITION D. CHAINS REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLE 11:10 AM"
We have a normal 5 seater Chevy Malibu. New tires this summer, chains (1 now, and 2 after we walk 4 miles to Les Schwab to get the one that popped off the other night fixed), deicer for the windows, and working heater and defrosters. We are going to get together an emergency kit tomorrow with food and blankets.
IF we can make it, and IF you can get to us (E Burnside and 55th) we can give three people rides. We don't have alot of trunk space, but some. We live by the highway and we don't want to try to drive around the city.
Normal Portland to Eugene rideshare prices are $10-$15, so we feel like $20 should be good for this trip. It is going to take up a lot more gas and wear on my car, and it will probabbly take 5 hours. (Although I hear there is NO SNOW in Eugene, and it is like 50 degrees.)
I would post on Craigslist, but there are a million people looking for rides, and I thought at least a couple of you have to be some of those people.
But! Anyone headed south from Portland 12/24 am with chains/snowtires/hovercraft? I need to get to Eugene Wednesday. If you're driving south and you have space for 1 girl + 1 messenger bag + as many layers of sweatshirts I can manage and still be mobile (brr!), please contact me. Even if you're just going to Salem or Corvallis or somewhere else in the Willamette Valley that isn't buried in snow that would help; I can probably have someone pick me partway.
batshads at gmail, thank yooou.
(yes, I also posted to rideshare)
2. The Portland Aerial tram is running until midnight tonight. And it is free for visitors today (source: OHSU employee bulletin). The Portland Streetcar is expected to run 24 hours today.
I know Trimet says it's fine and I also know Trimet busses haven't been showing up. I'm wondering if anyone has any first-hand knowledge that #12 is running.
I and my grocery run thank you.
MAX shuttle buses are running every 15-20 minutes.
Max Blue Line: Tracks in the Gresham area are now being cleared with plans to open the last three Gresham stations (between Ruby Junction/E 197th Ave and Cleveland stations) as soon as possible.
MAX Red Line: TriMet is adding more shuttle buses between Gateway Transit Center and the airport due to heavy ridership demands. Crews are still working to open the Red Line between Gateway and PDX later today.
Buses - effective at noon today
Due to unprecedented weather conditions, TriMet is operating reduced service for the remainder of the day. In order to provide the best service possible, we will operate Frequent Service lines and routes operating on major corridors. As we add service to these lines, we will build up to 15 minute service. It likely will take us until around 3 pm to reach that 15 minute level. These routes are on priority streets and supported by our PDOT and ODOT partners.
Trip Planner update: TriMet's 503-238-RIDE phone center is extending hours until 6:30 pm to assist riders with trip planning Field operations staff will check recent canceled routes to ensure rider are not waiting for service. They will assist the rider to get to their destination.
"Due to unprecedented weather conditions, TriMet is operating reduced service for the remainder of the day. In order to provide the best service possible, we will operate Frequent Service lines and routes operating on major corridors. As we add service to these lines, we will build up to 15 minute service. It likely will take us until around 3 pm to reach that 15 minute level. These routes are on priority streets and supported by our PDOT and ODOT partners."
Post here on buses that you've seen running.
Frequent Service Buses
Anyways, the photo expedition was a fail but I did get one mildly interesting one:
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Out in Wilsonville. But yeah, the snow can just go now >_>
UPDATE: Phone has been found! Thanks for the suggestions, everyone.
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I know I'm opening myself up to some snarks here, but the point is, I messed up and some random stranger helped me and saved the SolstiHannuChrismaKwanzaFestivus season.
So... I go out this morning to get my car out of a half inch of ice and about 6" of snow. My car door doesn't shut when it's this cold. So I pry it open, turn on the car, turn on the heat, and go at chipping away the ice and snow and stuff. I shut the door, thinking nothing of it. 20 minutes later the car is nice and warm. I go to open the door. The door, is now shut. The door, is also locked. My car door warmed up enough to now have the locking mechanism work. Sweet. So now my keys are in the car, the car is running, and the car is locked.
Warm Fuzzy #1 - My parents dug their own car out of their driveway, drove over, unlocked my car, turned it off, and gave me the keys.
Warm Fuzzy #2 - While I was waiting for my parents, I decided to continue to de-ice shield my car. While I was doing that, an older gent came out of his apartment and started going to town shoveling off the side walks, and not just around his door but around everyones door.
So I am now back inside, playing Warcraft again 'cause... well... what else am I supposed to do? And someone knocks at my door.
Warm Fuzzy #3 - It was my mom. She came back with a pair of snow boots for me and a pair of pink and black reindeer socks. Socks, with reindeers on them. And cute puff balls. They boots kinda stunk of water repellent. She said she was at the store and thought I needed them. It was the bestest thing ever.
Do you think this snow will melt gradually, or all at once?
If it melts quickly, helped my a warm front with rain...
The troubles we have seen so far or nothing.
Whatever else you can say about them, video cassettes kept playing even if the tape was wrinkled and worn, or was cut and had been spliced back together (I used to do surgery on them at the Long Beach [CA] Public Library)...they didn't freeze up like scratched or defective DVDs. Anybody else got fond or nasty memories of VHS tapes?
Tom Robinson is hard core. He will be stomping through the snow to bring you tonight’s Free Monday Movie, Banks and the Poor. If you are out and lonely and need a roaring fire, some 16mm vintage film and a slice of Pizza, hop on the number 6 or 72 and get here! Show starts at 8PM.
Banks And The Poor, 59 Min., B/W, 1969 . Exposes role of bank investment and loan practices in maintaining slums and ghettos. Reviews publicity campaign of 80 New York banks that promised to create a 100 million dollar mortgage lending pool to improve ghetto housing-a pledge they failed to fulfill, although bank investments in a poor person trying to get a bank loan, and usurious practices of loan companies to which poor must turn.
Old Town Pizza
5201 NE MLK (in Vanport Square Center)
#6 and #72 bus, ample free parking
All ages – 8PM – In the loft This is a free event. Full bar and menu. Rain or shine or the worst snowstorm in 30 years.For a complete calendar of upcoming movies, go to http://www.myspace.com/mondaymovie
a little contrast to all the snow posts (and to remind us that there ARE still places where the sun sometimes shows its face)
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(the Rock Islands of Palau)
And what could be better on a day like today than curling up with a movie full of deserts and tropical rainforests and sweaty, sweaty guys?
A few recommendations:
The Fall and Lawrence of Arabia (for desert vistas)
The Mosquito Coast, The Thin Red Line, and The African Queen (for tropics)
The Constant Gardener (for breathtaking shots of Africa, and sweet, sweet liberal guilt)
Any of the Crosby/ Hope road movies (for fantastic locales and crazy homoerotic tension)
Leone's Man With No Name trilogy and A Streetcar Named Desire (for sweaty, sweaty guys)
and of course, El Topo.
I'm personally looking forward to re-taking over The Alibi with my pink-lunged compatriots.
And while my policy is usually "When I want your opinion- I'll give it to you", for once- in a mindnumbingly bored moment of weakness- I ask...
What bar are -you- looking forward to revisiting now that you've smartened-up, put your ersatz-libertarian pedagoguery and childish rationalizations behind you, and quit smoking?
Virginia Cafe and MoMo are open to get your drink on.
Maya's is open as well.
tease and spanks!
If you happen to buy too many groceries, booze, and a chainsaw* at the Frederick Meyer you can create an impromptu snow sled out of a laundry basket and your scarf. It worked pretty well! -alex
*Part of a huge tree in our yard fell down into power lines, PGE said it wasn't theirs Comcast said it was up to Qwest but when we presented them with hand saws they seemed to have a fun time chopping it up and leaving it in the street before repairing our internets. So now Ms. Chainsaw and I are gonna make some firewood.
Last night I was drunk and retarded aaaaaaaaaaaand lost my glasses.
Absolute worst time to do so, I know.
Anyhow, I've been desperately looking for an eyeglass place that may be open that is ideally in SE Portland
Anyone know where in town I could buy a pennywhistle? Within a few blocks of the MAX would be preferable.
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If anyone is willing and able to do this, please email me and let me know what I'll owe you in addition to my gratitude. :)
ETA: Found one. Thanks!
jameth is the one who brought the storms to the Pacific Northwest when he was visiting seattle recently.
When asked why, he said, and I quote, "because i am a californian now lol."
Now you have it DP. IN addition to asking where you can get Pho in Portland, and causing 9/11, and creating ED all by himself, he has kept many of you from your loved ones, and your jobs.
THIS IS WHY HE IS B&. I say, KEEP HIM OUT!!!!!!!</lj></lj>
I also love the way they wrote "Newburger Hall" instead of Neuberger Hall.
Even sadder: Position being advertised in a legit job search engine...
If you are fluent in spanish get $200 for 2 hours no bs. One time offer
I am a student at PCC getting my degree and I need to take 2 years of Spanish for my degree even though I took it in high school. I took the Proficency test for Spanish at PSU and didn't score high enough. You need to get a score of 203 or higher which means you have to be fluent in Spanish.
I want you to take the test for me which is harmless because its not like the SAT you dont need to bring id or anything just take the take the multiple choice which will take two hours. I will meet you at Newburger Hall which is part of PSU and give you a $100 upfront then when you are done I will give you the other $100. I will wait for you to be done. Easey as one two three. You get a $100 an hour for stuff you already know. So please contact me and I will give you further information
Take notes for next time.
ETA: I live on the 44 line and we sure didn't see any of those today in the village. If I make it downtown then it's random 35 action out to Macadam - no way in hell I'm even trying to dig my car out of the lot.
UPDATE:She found a room. Thanks!
EXTREME POODLE GROOMING
ETA: the craigslist posting got flagged. this is what it said, i am 44% sure they were being sincere:
My dog Rudy doesn't get along with the rest of my family and my other dog.
Does have some mental problems.
Needs to be jacked off twice daily. Something to do with his brain requires him to ejeculate at least twice a day for him to function normally.
Other than that Rudy is an extremely loving dog.
If interested call (360)609-6208 and ask for Jessica. We will set up a time for you to come and meet him. And possibly take him.