But the bad things have already begun...
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I went a few weeks ago with a couple of damnportlanders and they double charged me. They said they double charged EVERYONE that night.
They eventually reversed the charge, but when I looked at my account this morning, it was back. They took the money AGAIN.
This time I called my bank, and it looks like the dispute is going to take longer, and be more of a pain than if I had called Rock Bottom again.
So just a heads up, if you've been there, check your bank/CC account. If you're going there, take cash.
My husband and I just moved to Portland and we're in the market for a bed. I looked around on Craigslist, but I also wanted to see if anyone had suggestions for other places. We're looking for a full sized bed set (mattress, boxspring, and the frame if we can get it) for around $200. We need a pillowtop or something with plenty of cushion.
Snarking, art history, interior design, and faggotry FTW.
Totally --not-- work safe.
Anyone driven from Portland to Salem (or the other way around) in the last day or so? I am (hopefully) going to head down tomorrow afternoon and return around midnight. I'm checking the various ODOT road cams, but I want to hear from someone who's driven it for your estimation of its difficulty.
Assume, I guess, that there won't be any more precipitation between now and tomorrow when I go.
EDIT: Turns out we had a snow shovel already, buried under the snow with the rest of our tools (I was going to get the hoe out). We've just never had to use it! Good luck out there, everyone.
I have planned out my trip on Tri-Met and if I'm reading their website and listed restrictions correctly, I think that I can get there and back by the buses without a problem, except maybe a bit of waiting. But I was just hoping someone who uses the buses often and knows the area/routes, could look over my trip and confirm that I shouldn't have a problem with it, just in case I'm reading something wrong.
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I realize this is probably a golden snark opportunity to some, but I just want the peace of mind knowing that my efforts to get to this job interview won't be in vain. I would be seriously obliged. But if some can't resist the snark, then I won't hold it against you. :)
On that note Mama Earth could you PULEAZE RAIN and melt this white oppression from my life!
What say ye?
Portland-related because HOLY SHIT SNOW GEEZUS.
Okay, I've posted my quota for '08. See you next year.
I had scheduled a pick up from my apartment in Beaverton to the airport at 8:30 am yesterday morning. They confirmed, told me it was going to be more expensive because of the weather, and that was all fine to me because I didn't want to navigate transfers on Trimet with the shit ton of luggage I have. And they never showed up. Did not call. Did not answer their phones. I waited over an hour thinking the driver was probably taking it slow. I ended up taking Trimet and god-knows-how I made on time. But what if I was one of the unlucky people who's bus route wasn't operating? I really can't believe how incredibly unprofessional they were that they didn't even call.
On a related note, the bus driver on the 89 yesterday morning was a mother-effing CHAMP! The bus lost its chains on the way to Sunset TC and got stuck in the snow briefly, but she maneuvered us out of it and made it up the hill. It was totally because of her that I'm actually in Chicago right now.
I hope this hasn't been asked yet...
Does anyone know how late the MAX will be running tomorrow, Christmas eve? Whether it be due to ice/snow or just holiday schedule? There's a chance of freezing rain tomorrow and I need to go from Clackamas to Beaverton tomorrow evening (around 8 or 9 maybe?) so I thought it might be easier to just drive to Lloyd Center and take the max into Beaverton.
ETA: Our driveway is completely blocked in by snow. Attempted to get car out but even with shoveling it wasn't happening. Giving up- may try again tomorrow.
Also: HOLY CHRIST the downtown mall is f**king inSANE today.
Cabin fever is one thing, with full access to DVDs and electricity, but this is just the pits. It could take weeks to restore power to Portland.
I'm currently in Colorado with a goodly chance of being stranded in DIA tomorrow, depending on whether or not the PDX airport'll be open. My question is, granting that I can actually make it back to the lovely, if not spiteful, northwest, what the hell is up with the taxi companies? I've tried calling at least 10, resulting in either busy signals or voicemail. I'm used to sticking with Radio Cab, but no luck there. Is everybody just shuttering the windows and barring the doors?
Also, on a related note, does anybody know approximately how much the fare might be to get from PDX to, say, SE Milwaukie and Holgate? I'm guessing something around $30, but they'll probably charge more considering weather conditions, yeah?
Public transit might just be the ticket.
1134 SE Stark St.
Portland, OR 97214
It looks like your typical cheesy horror flick, in the vein of The Ring and other such movies influenced by Japanese thrillers. The quintessential "not-right" image that stuck with me was a pit bull with it's head on upside down. In fact I think there were several upside-down heads, including a guy walking on his hands and feet with his stomach in the air (called "the bridge?") with his head facing properly.
Anyone catch it?
Tomorrow I turn 25 and I'm not in town to spend it with any of you :(
Our attempt to get the car out of the driveway was an epic fail so now we are looking for a ride home for Christmas. I have calls/emails in to several people on Craigslist rideshare but am thinking that maybe a DamnPortlander would be more reliable.
Leaving from: St Johns (near the McMenamins on Lombard/Richmond) and going to SE (near 143rd and Division). Reimbursement is negotiable and I'm sure mom would include a plate of tasty cookies/treats that she has been baking throughout the snowpocalypse. I would love to leave tomorrow afternoon any time after 12 but can possibly get stuff together tonight if necessary.
Two people (possibly just one) and various stuff (Christmas presents and a duffle bag probably).
Please contact me ASAP to let me know. Thanks for reading.
are there any other such programs you kids use to budget? i love quicken's ability to d/l my accounts. preferrably free please.
portland related b/c....newsies.
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I'm thinking I might need to get a better indoor antenna but I don't know which ones are better. If anyone has suggestions this would be great info to have. I can't get an exterior antenna because my lease stipulates that I am not allowed to affix anything to the exterior of my home. Also, getting cable so I don't need a converter box is not an option because I cannot afford it.
I had a date until last night when I had to breakup with my fiance after catching her watching porn that included a midget. If that's what she is in to, fine. I just don't want to pretend that I condone that type of behaviour.
Tomorrow is a new day and I have just over a week to find a proper date.
i got a ride!
Ya'll seen any anywhere? Or have an extra pair you aren't using and could part with? If so, that would be awsome. Thanks ya'll.
Oh, and I don't mean an erotic massage. I don't think she'd take that well.