May 14th, 2009


Home Depot is Hiring


Yes, I know of one company hiring:  Home Depot.  Cant guarantee that it's full time or permanent but even a part time job helps.  It's not a job where you just sit on your ass.  It's often fast paced with a bazillion customers all wanting your attention at the same time and not wanting to wait, there's heavy lifting, there's sometimes working out in the rain or the hot sun and most people working for the company have the idea that "if you have time to lean, you have time to clean".  and just FYI, your hair can be dyed but only to colors that would naturally grow, facial piercings arent a great idea and depending on the manager of a specific store visible tattoos can either be a no-no or they dont care.  As far as work dress goes, think tennis shoes, jeans and a polo.

Apply online.  Give it a few days, call the store you want and bug them so they can pull the application quicker.

health insurance for contractors

I feel like I've asked this before, but since DP is never redundant I'll have no problems.

I'm a freelancer (in IT, go figure) and I have no health insurance. I've looked into getting an individual plan and unless I want to spend $500/month on catastrophic insurance, I'm out of luck. Is anyone else out there a freelancer with health insurance? How do you get it?
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Hey DP! I'm looking for some awesome people that want to help with a great cause.

My friend is trying to get a nonprofit off the ground, it's called Equalize. Partnered with the music community, Equalize strives to educate young people about GLBTQ rights and issues. Equalize aims to help put an end to homophobia and we need help. This nonprofit provides resources for young activists to promote and educate wherever they are in the world.

Equalize is looking for people to volunteer their time to help us promote and spread the word. Right now our staff is small and we are hoping to find people to help fill some much needed positions:

Development Director
Program Director
Communications Director
Marketing Director

This summer, Equalize already has a spot on the Vans Warped Tour for four dates. We are throwing a benefit show to help raise money for the tour. The benefit show is going to be in June at the Q Center. So far we have one band booked and are looking for others. One of my problems is finding local bands that have a large enough fan base to help. I personally am not out in our local scene, so I'm not really sure what bands to contact. What I need are the names of venues that have local bands play. Or even a rec for a band that you know might want to play at the benefit.

Here is the link to our website:


Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you!


I was going through my stuff and I have a lot of soapmaking supplies for anyone who is a soapmaker or aspiring to be. I have four sheets of heart shaped soap molds, about 18 small containers of soap colorant and about 18 bottles of soap fragrances. Most of the containers of colorant and fragrance are at least 3/4 full. The entire shebang can be yours for $20.
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First Time Home Buyers

The $8,000 tax credit and a lot of other things have me thinking about buying again.

1. General Question: Where can I attend/take some first time home buyer's classes that will help me understand the whole process and what I'm getting into

2. Specific Question: How can I, as a literal first time buyer with good credit, avoid PMI if I can't swing 20% down?


Soooooo... I have a ticket for sasquatch for Sunday the 24th. I'm selling it. You want it? You got it. I have it on CL here. If you tell me you're a DP'r and you want it, we might be able to swing a deal! I can give you a deal! :)

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i'm pretty sure i didn't thank y'all for your suggestions on where to find a big gay dance party for friday night, but i really appreciated all of the ideas and comments!

Laptop AC adapter tip?

My girlfriend is wondering if anyone has a Kensington laptop AC adapter tip for Toshiba laptops. The one for her adapter is a blue "B" tip. She bought it at Circuit City during their closeout sale if that helps any.

Thank you!

We need another awesome room mate!

Starting June 1st, there will be one bedroom opening up for the year and beyond in our lovely house on SE 42nd and Malden (south of Woodstock). Rent is $300/month + super cheap utilities (usually around $30).

The house has five bedrooms. Yours is an awesome upstairs space with hardwood floors and a well-sized closet. We have a great lawn with some under-used garden space if you are the growing things type. The house has wireless internet and a washer/dryer.

Who we are:

One couple and three singles. Mostly Reed Alums, mostly Lit majors. Queer friendly, 420 friendly...actually, most things friendly. We are fairly quiet folk, but love an occasional party. We live a semi-communal lifestyle, with some shared food and a pretty nifty chore rotation for the sake of cleanliness.
Most of us smoke, but outside (and occasionally in the den of sin we call the basement). We love movies, cooking, music, reading, television and beer.
We also boast one awesome/friendly dog and a less-awesome but still grudgingly loved cat.

If this sounds like the place for you, or if you want more info, please feel free to comment here or email me at aliseDOTscheelerATgmailDOTcom
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Photographers and their cameras.

If you wanted to try out some compact digital cameras, where in the Portland area would you go to find a wide selection? (Edited to add more emphasis to this part of the post.)

I normally use a Canon digital SLR, but I'd like to find a small, light-weight point-and-shoot for an upcoming backpacking trip. I'm hoping for one with as many manual settings as possible. I've done some online research, and now I'm ready to do some real life research and want to be able to get my hands on some of the ones I think I might like.

And, if you're photographically inclined and are particularly satisfied with a certain camera that fits the part, I'd love to know what kind it is.


Secrets of night owls

So I don't know about you guys, but I haven't pulled an "all nighter" since college.

My boyfriend routinely pulls all nighters to get work done when he's on a strict deadline.  In fact, that's what he's doing right now.  I, on the other hand, just can't do it anymore (does that mean I'm getting old?).

I'm wondering...

1.  When was the last time you pulled an all nighter?

2.  What is your secret?