This may be a crazy idea, and no one may be interested.
Or it may be a good idea, that is hard to make work.
But I might as well ask: does anyone here think a bookclub for this community would be a worthwhile endeavor?
We could all pick a book, and read it in a month or six weeks, and then discuss it.
It would provide us with grist for our intellectual mills! Something cultural to share besides Indian food and youtube videos!
And more importantly, In-Jokes! Like '"Bright Light, Big City" is a book about a young man who likes to ruin ambiance!'
There's been a lot of sirens in the area of SE 39 and Holgate for the last hour. Anyone know what's going on?
I went to this great little dark bar/restaurant on Hawthorne last night, somewhere in the 30's, north side of the street....name begins with an M.
Does anyone know the name, it is escaping me right now...
...for the under-21 crowd? where's everyone watching it? my friends are having a party, but i'd really like to watch it somewhere with a lot of excited portlanders, & i don't have enough money for the democratic party of oregon's victory ball.
Ok so silly question. I have never had a cat in my life and we are going to adopt one from the Humane Society today or tomorrow. I want to get all the supplies we will need for our new addition. But besides food what else do we need. What kind of food do you use and where is the best places to buy this stuff that isn't super expensive? And what is the best litter stuff that is most eco friendly??
Am I going to spend $40 for a nose piercing (nostril) just about anywhere I go in this area? I had it done for $10 at the swap meet in CA & I'm having difficulty accepting $40 as a reasonable price.
Maybe in SW Washington?
I am looking for cheap things.
I need dish soap, sponges--this type of thing. Is there anywhere to get discounted household products?
does anyone else hear that, for lack of a better word, roar outside? it sounds almost as if it was a plane, but it's been going on for hours and fluctuating in volume.
It's supposed to be a beautiful weekend. I want to go on a hike somewhere pretty, preferably in the Gorge but I'm open to suggestions. I just don't want to go to Multnomah Falls - too crowded and I've seen it many, many times. Do any of you have favorite hiking spots in or around Portland? Thanks!
damn! the blind pilot show is sold out at the aladdin tomorrow and i am seriously bummed. anyone have an extra ticket for sale??
Today on my way to work, a light came on the dash of my car. The car is a 2005 VW Jetta. The light is a circle, with little dashes along the sides. I don't have the manual, so I have no idea what it means. I asked my friend, who says he used to work on VWs, but he doesn't know what it means. Worthless, I tell you.
So, can you help me out a bit here?
Also, it doesn't come on RIGHT when I start the car. Just after I have it going for a minute or so. If that means anything...
What is your zombie survival plan in case of an outbreak? What weapons will you use, and where would you hang out to defend yourself? Who will be your priority when it comes to rescuing people? What foods will you eat? And stuff.
Your only restriction is that you are not able to leave Oregon.
I have something for you to ponder.
Who would win in a fight:
The Doctor, or Jack Harkness?
Hey, so, I organize songs on my iPod by mood rather than by type, and today I was realizing that I have far, far more songs on my "emo" playlist than on my "yay!" playlist...
So what songs do you love that make you drive irresponsibly fast/buttdance in the chair/jump and shout? Not looking for aggro (that's a whole 'nuther playlist), but just songs that make you grin and sing along at the top of your lungs.
ok so my dearest special gentleman friend is saying that we must eat dosai tonight. i don't know what it is but he says it is delicious. it's some indian crepe thingy that is generally vegetarian. so does anyone know any indian restaurants that DEFINITELY have this dosai/dosa thing? the more variety the better, and we are in nw, so the closer-in the better.
quick! we're staaarrrving!
I ran the last "test" on my new Clear WiMax home modem. One of the big selling points for Clear is that it is portable (even the home modem system). You simply need a plug in/power source. So I took it to school the other day and on my break plugged it in and voila! Instant internet!
So for those of you that don't rot your brains with cable or want a home phone and can forego the fun bundling packages all these other companies try to fly your way - give it a try. Here's to hoping something stays good - although rest assured if something bad happens I'll be posting about that too!
So I gather amongst DP's regulars there are a number of Doctor Who and MST3K fans. How hard would it be to organize maybe a once-monthly Who/MST3K viewing in a bar, prefereably near or on Alberta St ('cause that's near where I live and I am lazy)?
I personally own every *official* MST3K dvd, including the quickly yanked Godzilla vs. Megalon, and the original Image dvd release of the MST3K Movie (but not the recent re-release), and 13 official (classic) Doctor Who dvds and 21 official vhs episodes.
When I was about 15 (so, about 15 years ago), I went to a HS choir competition in Roseburg. It was on my birthday, and when we stopped at this place on the way home, they gave me a free bumper sticker as a birthday present. I don't know WHY this stupid place popped into my head today... but I can't think of the name and it's honestly making me crazy.
It is a burger/ice cream place off of I-5 near or around Roseburg with a funny name. And they give out bumper stickers that say I (HEART) __________.
I think the place is in Rice Hill? But not positive, because the only burger place I find when I google is K-R Drive-IN and I don't think that's it because it doesn't have the funny name. I remember the place being kind of a big A-frame type building, with maybe a couple of booths to sit at, and a walk-up window to order from.... but I could be waaay off about that.
I really hope SOMEONE out there knows what I'm talking about so that I can sleep tonight.
So, I am going to get my learners permit tomorrow. I once had my permit years ago in Wisconsin so Im not worried about taking the test. What I do need though, is a refresher course on behind the wheel.
Any recomendations or suggestions would be appreciated.
Also, professional school. Is it worth it, or do you think a seasoned driver might do the trick.
I already knew how to drive back in Wisconsin, I have at least 60 hours of practice. But, that was about 3 years ago and I never really learned to freeway drive.
PS is anyone seeing BSG tonight?
So I read the fight question earlier and it spurred me to see what PDX thought of the age old argument my friends and I have had.
Wolverine vs Spiderman
If you pick either, tell me movie or comic version, and why.
EDIT: also do I go to seattle tonight or not?
EDIT2: Not going this weekend but next.