I'm holding a 90s dance party, with some 80s thrown in there for good measure. My questions to you are:
Where in the city might I find the following for rent/purchase: strobe light(s), fog machine(s), and projector. I don't know where to start looking.
Also, if you own any of these things, I would borrow them with significant collateral down- and of course you could join in the haddaway-real mccoy-la bouche goodness.
I'm considering LASIK in both eyes. Advice? Success/horror stories? Doctors to recommend/avoid? Prices? Thanks for your personal input.
How do you know if a cat is plotting to kill you?
mine has been sitting next to me and giving me that squinty-eye stare for the last 10 minutes ....
Where can I buy a can of peach pie filling? I've tried Fred Meyer & Safeway and they have a bunch of other filling types (apple, cherry, blueberry, strawberry, pumpkin, etc) but no peach. Safeway used to have peach and now that spot on their shelves isn't even there anymore, so it's not like they're out - they just don't sell it anymore.
I think last year they started blooming around the last week of March.
Any plantheads here venture to guess when they may this year?
My girl and I are running chrome, firefox and IE, and want a place to load all bookmarks safely online. What would you recommend for ease of use and interface?
Where can I fly a kite in this town/area/state?
I have an urge to send a piece of plastic attached to a string into the sky.
Dear Portlanders who may or may not be damned,
I thought about this as I was drifting off to sleep last night. What are some albums that you were kind of "meh" about, or even didn't like all that much at all, when you first listened to them, but you decided to give them a few more chances and then something "clicked" and now you love them? It doesn't have to be necessarily the band itself you didn't like--hell, it could be from your favorite band.
Here are mine, in alphabetical order:
Bettie Serveert - Private Suit (My favorite band, but it took me a long-ass time to get into this CD.)
Bishop Allen - The Broken String (This was "meh" until I heard a neighbor during OMG SNOW WTF sing the line "If you feel like dancing, dance with me." I knew I'd heard it before but had forgotten what it was from, so I Googled it, and then decided to listen to the CD again and I loved it this time.)
A.A. Bondy - American Hearts ("Too slow" IMHO at first, but his voice made me listen to it some more until I began listening to it all the time)
Le Tigre - s/t (I dismissed this one as "too electronica-y", but there were certain aspects of songs that I liked, so I listened a few more times. I think the third time I listened I was like "holy shit this is freakin' awesome.")
St Vincent - Marry Me (Also thought this was "too slow" at first, but I've lately been listening to it obsessively.)
Hey DP :) I've just realized my life is sadly devoid of Drag Queens. Where about in town can I go to hang out with and/or watch them preform? Here's the hard part... under 21? TIA!
My domain registration is coming up for renewal in a couple weeks. It's currently registered through GoDaddy, but I've heard rumors that GoDaddy is Evil™. Specifically, that they technically own any domains registered through them, and that if a domain ever becomes commercially valuable, they might not let you host it with anyone else.
So... is there such a thing as a local hosting provider through which I can transfer the registration? One that isn't Evil™?
Also Portland related because of what I'm planning to do with the domain...
If you're into food, check out my new Portland food blog: mouthfood.blogspot.com
Thanks and have a good week!
I'm probably going to have to wait until tomorrow after work, but since I'm lonely and desperate tonight, and I love DamnPortlanders (except for that one person), I figured I'd ask here.
I have a sudden-onset problem with my Mac mini home theater system. Horrible buzzing sound. It totally ruined my start-to-finish Futurama marathon (an attempt to avoid the Super Bowl).
Without going into the long involved process of elimination and frantic Googling I've been doing for the last couple of hours, I think a ground loop isolator between the mini and the TV should solve the problem.
Where in Portland can I find one tonight? Preferable reachable by bus from Sellwood?
Is that something that Frederick Meyers would stock? Or am I stuck with a place like Radio Shack?
If you don't know what a ground loop isolator is or how one would figure out whether or not a buzzing sound would be caused by a ground loop isolator in the first place, feel free to post pictures of bunnies with a pancake on their head or something equally amusing.
My friend is turning 22 on the 22nd, and her party will be "golden" themed: gold foil cake, gold stars for decorations, everyone is asked to wear something gold. Is there enough music that somehow fits the theme to make a playlist?
Gold could be in the title or feature heavily into the lyrics, whatever you think fits. Bonus points for melodic hipster music similar to the Decemberists.
Are there any suggestions for a local hemp jewelry shop? Before we moved to the area we shopped at one that we thought was a few blocks west of “The Third Eye” on Hawthorn, but we can’t find it and instead we are seeing a chain store that we don’t remember seeing when we was first there in 2005.