I work a graveyard shift between the hours of midnight to 10 am. I'm not one for bars, but what on earth can I do that does not involve drinking late night and early morning in this fair city? Ideas not involving internet in bearded cafes a plus.
I know I'm being massively vague, not mentioning my interests. Just casting the net hoping to catch a funky fish.
Its a pretty sweet cat.
- Summer (from 'The Four Seasons') by Antonio Vivaldi (kickin' it old school.)
- Summertime by Ella Fitzgerald (though just about everyone has recorded this; i'm partial to ella, though.)
- In the Summertime by Mungo Jerry (was there ever a more quitessential summer novelty song...?)
- Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffet (why yes, there was.)
- Island in the Sun by Harry Belafonte (thought i was gonna suggest the eponymous song by weezer, huh?)
- Summer in the City by The Loving Spoonful (complete with road noise a la NYC)
- (Love is like a) Heat Wave by Martha and the Vandellas (i look outside and that's pretty much the first song that pops in my head.)
- Fun, Fun, Fun by The Beach Boys (a T-bird ride to the coast sounds pretty darn awesome about now...)
- Cruel Summer by Bananarama (i hated this song growing up!)
- The Sun is Burning by Simon & Garfunkel (it just seems so quaint for the sentiment it expresses. this should be deathmetal...)
- Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves (too relentlessly cheery for me.)
- Summerland by Everclear (woo! local band!)
- Island in the Sun by Weezer (thought i was gonna suggest the eponymous song by harry belafonte, huh?)
- The Boys of Summer by Don Henley (we need more deadhead stickers on cadilacs.)
- Sunshine Superman by Donovan (Superman! Green Lantern! very comicon!)
- Fat Old Sun by Pink Floyd (before anyone asks...it's off 'Atom Heart Mother'.)
- Waiting for the Sun by the Doors (Come monday: 'Riders on the Storm'....)
- Steal my Sunshine by LEN (one hit wonders of the world, unite.)
- Invisible Sun by The Police (oh, if only...)
- Summertime by Rascal Flats (yeah, i know. it's not the song from 'Grease'. but my brain isn't fried enough for wanting to listen to travolta singing...)
- Wipe Out by the Surfaris (mmmh. instrumental goodness.)
- Hot! Hot! Hot! by Buster Poindexter (and he was in the NY dolls? heh!)
- Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden (truthully, i hated this song when it came out.)
- Surf City by Jan and Dean (two girls for everyone...is this a surfsong or a letter to the penthouse forum?)
- Hot in the City by Billy Idol (so very, very, very true atm.)
- On the Sunny Side of the Street by Frank Sinatra (directing your feet to the sunny side of the street isn't hard atm.)
- On the Road Again by Canned Heat (if only they had named the band Sterno, it wouldn't be here...)
- Here comes the Sun by Nina Simone (ok, the original is just about my favorite Beatles song ever, bu hey...check out Nina Simone. she's incredible.)
- Summer of '69 by Bryan Adams (back when Bryan Adams actually made decent music...)
- Sunshine of Your Love by Cream (this list needs more AOR...)
- Waiting on a Sunny Day by Bruce Springsteen (no. thank. you.)
- I Will Survive by Cake/Damn near every other artist, ever (just imagine the heat as the antagonist in this song.)
- City Screaming by Concrete Blonde (if you're thinking 'he's running out of thematic songs'...)
- Free Fallin' by Tom Petty (...you'd be right. adding a few songs that just kinda fit the mood.)
- A Million Miles Away by David Byrne (wish i could be right about now!)
- The Birth and Death of a Day by Explosions in the Sky (one of my favorite bands atm. so yeah, i'm plugging them.)
- Singin' in the Rain by Gene Kelly (i damn well wish i was!)
- ... Like Starlight Into Day by Hammock (can't wait for a little less starlight, personally.)
- Mambo by Herbert Grönemeyer (from his '4630 Bochum' album. kinda hard to understand if you don't know german, but it's a great 'stuck in traffic on a hot day' song.)
- Going to California by Led Zeppelin (i hear it's actually pleasant in cali atm. much hate.)
- Solar Sex Panel by Little Village (if you actually have this album, you're a true cooder/hiatt/lowe/keltner fan!)
- A Year since Last Summer by Life is Sweet (just in time for oregon heatwavesummerpocalypse 2010™)
- Zorba's Dance by Mikis Theodorakis (sort of oddball, but really...but i hear it and i think 'sunshine, greek islands, anthony quinn...')
- Everlasting Light by Mono (god, i hope not.)
- Sit Down, John from '1776' (either William Daniels or Brent Spiner will do...and someone should open up a window because it's hot as hell here, too.)
- Come Away wiith Me by Pretty+Twisted (ah, i wish. arctic circle here i come...)
- Sumer Is Incumen In by Richard Thompson (from his '1000 years of popular music' album. i bought it pretty much for the ancient music tracks, although his 'oops..i did it again' is killer.)
- Heat Wave by Robert Miles (ooh! electronica!)
- Cool Dry Place by The Traveling Wilburys (screw storing old amps in such a space. humans first.)
- The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore by The Walker Brothers (i'm ready for rainy portland fall/winter seasons. pretty please!)
What would you do (or have you done) for your significant other on your anniversary? I think dinner is ruled out, I have a suspicion he's doing something along the lines of that.
And yes, I know it differs from person to person, I'm really just looking to get some ideas and hopefully find something that sounds good!
If it helps at all, he likes video games. A lot. I guess I could try to make him Captain Falcon cookies, but I really don't know if I have the
inb4 bacon and a blow job.
Record breaking temps are expected for the area and that’s … no fun. Less fun for some of us than others so, here’s a list of cooling shelters for those who don’t have air conditioning.
Now’s not a bad time to check on neighbors to make sure they’ve got somewhere to go/are okay. Do it politely folks!
Second, I need two recommendations. The first is for a dog trainer and preferably one that offers classes for the whole family. Dog's age is around five months if that makes a difference and I don't think he's ever been in a class before.
I also need recommendations for a wedding planner. Who is good and who should be avoided? (not for me personally, just gathering info for a friend).
Gosh, I can't believe the stupidity of some people especially in this weather!
Looking for canoe rental on a lake or slow moving river within a couple hours of Portland. Pleasant swimming conditions would be a plus. Thanks DP!
I've been meaning to ask this for a bit but this ridiculous heat wave is making me wish I could take him somewhere with AC right now. Poor guy (and poor all of us!)
Secondly, does the downtown Recyclery have another entrance? Besidess the door that opens onto a flight of stairs.
Edit: I should've said how do you keep from overheating?
Instead of being a typical passive aggressive Portlander, how about actually saying something the next time you see something incredibly fucked up and wrong instead of fuming about it in silence then racing home and venting on the internets.
This town has quite a reputation for being very passive aggressive, sitting there saying nothing when you should be saying something, then hours/days later when nobody is around and you're safe behind your computer you can finally muster up the balls to talk about the dog or the baby who was trapped in a hot ass car while you sat around doing nothing.
I don't give a shit what anxiety problems you have. Grow a pair and do the right thing, you pussy. What if that dog or that baby died?
And no, this isn't passive aggressive. Feel free to PM me and we can arrange to meet somewhere, sit down for some beers or coffee, and I can repeat what I just typed directly to your face.
What a wack ass city this can be sometimes. Sometimes doing the right thing is more important than this cliche bullshitty "oh but I have anxiety issues" excuse people always dote on about in hopes this psychobabble nonsense will stave off the VERY warranted criticism you deserve.
If you are interested, drop me an email at kaleidoscopeeye at gmail dot com
What do you guys know?
Has anyone ever back-checked the forecasters to see who has been the most accurate? People do it with stock market predictions, NFL prognosticators, etc. What about weather dudes and dudettes?
P.S. you are all so fucking HOT. I mean that.
Any of you all out there today?
*disclaimer= I have tried to keep up on damnportlanders this week but I've been busy and stupid so I may have missed the official discussion and if I did, I'm sorry. I get the dumb when the temp is hot enough to cook my head
Also looking for a store/smoke shop that would carry peppermint rolled into cigarettes (no tobacco). Or, would buying the bulk herb for making tea, etc and rolling it be just the same?
I come to you with a question of utmost importance.
Why do people who drive Jeeps take the doors off of their cars?
I await your answers with a trembling heart.
EDIT: Thank you for all the wonderful suggestions!
I went for a VERY brief term in 2001 that I ended up dropping out of, and now at the ripe old age of 32 I'm going back to major in Film Studies as a Freshman.
So, beyond Freshman and Sophmore Inquiry (ugh) and the classes I take after I actually enter the department in my Junior (?) year, what classes need to be taken for the core curriculum? I can't seem to track any of that information down on the site.
EDIT: I guess what I'm trying to ask is, how do the Inquiries work before entering my major's department? Will they fully guide me through what I need to take? Can someone break it down into idiot terms? It's too hot to think hard.
What are some pick-up lines that have worked for you? And by worked, I mean it at least got your foot in the door. (Har, "foot" in the "door"...)
Here's one: *sit down at their table* "Thank God I found you guys...I had almost given up on finding any attractive, personable ladies to talk to! :)"
C'mon people, share the wealth. What's worked?
Not looking for one, but maybe looking to start doing it, myself.