Did we take our weather for granted? Has the romance spawned over a hundred perfect June days finally just faded away?
Summer, I really have been giving some thought to breaking up with you. Fall and winter have been calling, making me offers that are really hard to resist. I can tell that you're trying to win me back, though.
Those fresh flowers that you left out in the garden were a nice touch.
So, my wife is coming into town next week (2000 miles away for school sucks!) and I've been thinking one of the things I'd like to do while she's here is find a really excellent high vantage point to take in the Porland-ey cityscape of our little metropolis.
I've been up to the stone fortressworks on Rocky Butte already, which is nice if you want to look out over Gresham and down the Gorge, but the view of all our nice downtown buildings is blocked from there.
Bonus points for a public park or some similar space where we could have a romantic picnic while the sun set.
Does anyone have an old AT&T phone laying around? That I could borrow for a couple of weeks or at least until Monday evening when I return? I would so, so, so, so, so very much appreciate it, can't imagine being in a new city without a way to get in contact with anyone, ack!
I live in inner SE, work at Gateway, please send me an email if this is something you would be willing to loan to someone on DP and I'll respond right away, thanks so much!
ariamidnight @ yahoo . com
Kudos to whoever knows what I'm talking about.
Thanks in advance.
Need to have the condo's carpet steam cleaned or whatever it is carpet cleaners do. Bonus if they're in SW Portland.
1 set of Boston Acoustic CR65 bookshelf speakers, black. I bought them for about $100 (new but on sale) to replace my stereo speakers, but then my stereo died about a week later (cassette component jammed and I decided not to replace it). The speakers went back into their box with the original packaging and there they have stayed for the past few months. I'd like to get $50 (cash) for them. They sound great. Here is a link to a retailer's listing for them: appliancebestbuys.com/index.asp.
1 500 gb Western Digital My Book hard drive, model #WD5000C032-002. It connects via USB but is not USB powered, has a power cord. I bought this last year to backup our laptops and used it maybe three times. It works just fine, but I have since upgraded to a USB-powered hard drive. I bought this for around $90, would like to get $45 (cash) for it. Here is a link to a retalier's listing for it: www.pacificgeek.com/product.asp
For an additional $5.00 I can deliver either or both items to your home, assuming you live within five miles-ish of 26th & Broadway in the northeast. Thanks!
How long have you lived in Portland? (Round up or down or all around, as you see fit.)
Where are you from originally? (Define regional boundaries as you wish.)
One of our stolen bikes has been recovered! Someone posted on CL that they saw my boyfriend's Kestrel in the hands of a large toothless woman and knew that something was not right with that situation. (No offense meant to the general large, toothless woman population)
Anyway he was awesome and made the effort to find the bike's rightful owner, and succeeded! I get to go pick it up later tonight!
My bike is still at large, but the recovery of one gives me a small glimmer of hope that the bike, at least, has likely not left Portland.
Thanks again to anyone keeping an eye out!
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Due to a strange incident involving a roadside breakdown and a looser-than-advised gas cap, we now have a stack of diesel-doused Bitch magazines. That's right, the feminist response to pop culture has been soaked in fuel and it's ready to go.
Is anyone having a bonfire? Do you need to combine the horrors of the oil industry and the struggles of feminism for your next art installation piece? Do you want to make a YouTube video involving flaming magazines about the death of the publishing industry?
If so: I'm your man. Or rather my girlfriend is. You get the idea. I'll also take suggestions on how to best dispose of the damn things.
Does anyone know of any laundrymats with wifi and power? Or just power and maybe wifi nearby? Have TriMet, will travel.
It's laundry time and I don't want to sit around on my paws bored out of my mind.
why the fuck does everyone look creepy/weird? as if they were from another planet.
someone explain this.
Have for sale, a camera, some nice boots, and credit at a vintage store, details and photos behind the cut.
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I have pretty healthy teeth and insurance so not much as far as special requirements, just looking for a recommendation and some assurance that they're not a total hack.
You can dry your tears away, because the G-Fish is back! On the internets, at least. I am away from Portland.
Hamilton, MT, where I live is a pretty nice place. Montana in general is a nice place. To sum up Montana, more of the nice stereotypes are true than the mean ones. People here are eccentric, polite and friendly. Some of them are also backwoods hicks, or whatever stereotypes you want to use, but even they are polite.
I can get powdered Kava for cheaper than I could in Portland. Lots of stuff like that are pretty well represented, even in Hamilton, which isn't a big town.
Although being here has made me realize that I really am a BOURGEOIS HIPSTER, because even I miss having young people around, with all their crazy young people stuff. Even though I was never into the tavern/club scene in Portland, it was kind of nice to know it was there. Here, people go down to river and innertube. Which actually looks really fun...
Anyway, all you hipsters should move to Montana. Because Portland is so TOTC!
That must be damn good cheese.
I'm having the strangest headache. It's not too bad until I bend over. Then the left side of my head from the ear forward to my nose throbs and hurts so bad I can't breathe. This has been happening since yesterday afternoon and I checked WebMD (yeah I know but I don't have a doctor) and I got one of those pop ups saying "seek immediate medical attention" but I'm an unemployed broke ass with no insurance whatsoever. There hasn't been any trauma. I just suddenly can't bend over without wanting to cry.
So I'm sort of at a forked road. Do I believe WebMD that this is a medical emergency and put myself in debt with an ER visit or wait til Friday when there's an open appointment at my free clinic? Are urgent care centers at all cheaper than ERs and where in SE is open tonight?
1. Tell me about your very first kiss. SPILL.
2. Tell me 2 good things that happened to you this week, no matter how small.
My roommates were just talking about how some of their friends* in the neighborhood (NE Irvington, near MLK) have had their homes broken into and had electronic equipment stolen. I know it's hot out, but you might want to make sure to lock your doors and windows, and not leave anything of value in sight.
*Addendum: multiple accounts from multiple friends.