December 29th, 2009

Don't you hate it when you get a piece of music in your head and-

You have no idea what the name of it is, or even who did it.

All I have to go on at this point is that it was well produced music that sounded like it was probably done at a ren-faire or other similar gathering, there was lots of drumming, flute, and clapping, and the music started out slow, and then got faster right about when the clapping started. It got pretty fast paced in some places, that's for sure.

Let the possibilities and the snark begin!
littlespank//Brett you've got it going o

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What's your favorite beach that's no more than 2 hours from Portland? I would love to know what you think the pros and cons of each one are and any little secret spots or favorite things to do there.

I'm thinking about spending the day at the beach on Thursday. I know the weather's supposed to suck but what're you gonna do?

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    After An Afternoon - Jason Mraz
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I'm looking for...

A car wash. The kind where you pay your quarters and wash it yourself. I have some damage to the mirror holder on my passenger door and can't take it throught a touchless wash, let alone one of the ones with brushes. I haven't seen any in my travels around PDX, wherefore are they hid?
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Costco Runner

Random question here..

We've had a woman doing our company Costco Runs weekly for a couple of years now. She's done a great job doing so.. we send her a list on Friday then on Monday she goes to Costco, loads up with what we need and drops it off. We paid her an hourly rate and reimburse her for the amount she spends at Costco.

Well, she moved to Arizona :( She recommended a friend of hers to take her place.. But the friend sucks.

So what I need is.. recommendations that anyone might have for a company or individual that does this type of thing for their job as well.

Any ideas? :)


I'm an aspiring fatlete with my eye on a sprint distance triathlon in the near future. I'm working on my running, I have a bike that I actually ride...but I'm having the darndest time finding a pool that is a) near me (work downtown, live inner se) and b) has open lap swims. Oh, and c) isn't part of a super expensive gym.

I used to belong to the tiny 24hr Fitness downtown, but their two lane pool was ALWAYS crowded. I was going to join the YMCA on Barbur, but that's no longer a Y. I dunno...does anyone have any suggestions or ideas? I could just jump in the Willamette River, but raw sewage and boats kinda scare me.

Also...since I'm determined to do this tri-thing as a fatlete...anyone here have experience with triathlons? And/or know of an accepting club or group of folks to train with?

Thanks ya'll!!

*wishes for SNOW*
unicorns, rainbow

Looking for live feeders

My wife and I just got a beautiful little bearded dragon. Her previous owners were feeding her crickets, but that's really not the best possible food for her. Unfortunately, every pet store I've tried so far only carries crickets and sometimes mealworms and superworms. We'd like to switch her over to Dubia roaches and silkworms or phoenix worms, but I can't seem to find either. I've already tried Petsmart, Petco, and The Tropical Hut on Division (best selection there, but still only crickets, mealworms, and superworms). Does anyone know of a place locally where I can get Dubias and silkworms? Am I pretty well limited to online ordering and hoping they're still alive when they get here?
Lego Castle Making
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$#()*%()$%&)(@#$) SNOW in Tigard.

Please don't drive if you can't handle it - I'm an insurance adjuster and still not recovered from all the accidents last year!!!!! Seriously, note my excessive use of exclamation points! 


Snow in Old Town, but to early to tell if it's sticking (it's really light stuff).

More bulletins as events warrant. Please stay tuned to your only local source for Snowpocalypse information!
Mariana in the South

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Since I love DP when it snows and haven't been posting lately, please excuse me for just one moment! Also, somewhat belated & late to the game as I had work!

OMGZ SNOW! @ Murray & Farmington in Beaverton.
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Verizon issues?

Is anyone else having trouble getting a call out on their Verizon cell phone? Our house full of Verizon phones is DOWN.

Alone in the Dark

How do you like your snowdays?

Oh DP, I love you!
So I can tell everyone is excited about this year's snowpocalypse, but what I want to know is, what is everyone planning to do to enjoy our new winter wonderland?
I for one am drinking hot tea to keep warm and cleaning my house avoid cabin fever, also running around around my house with my doggie, going to try to catch lots of snowflakes in my mouth and maybe take some photos.
Your turn DP!
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    Little Bit-Lykke Li

Cab Company With Child Safety Seats in PDX?

I was supposed to pick up my ex and my 4 year-old from the airport tonight. I'm thinking I will send a cab for them instead and avoid driving. Has anyone used a taxi service with baby or child safety seats in Portland? The phones to all of them are busy (of course), or putting me on hold forever. I just want the easy answer! Thank you in advance, Deepies.

NOT a snow post!!


Damnit all, I deleted a job posting that I had favorited from Craigslist... Wondering if any of you know of the company...

A week and a half ago or so; they posted they needed part-time help.  It was a call center of types.  They were open 24/7 or something close to it.  People would call into the call center, needing to be connected with an interpreter.  Then the employee connects them with the interpreter as needed.  I don't remember the name of the company, but they wre hiring for 2 shifts.  Either Sat/Sun 530am-200pm or Sat/Sun/Mon from like 300pm-Midnight.  Anyone know this off hand?
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I want to see how long people were stuck in traffic for. Myself, I left work at 3:30 to beat the traffic (HA!) and didn't get home until 8:04. I have a 14 mile commute. Now you go!

A questioning, ranting, confused, bewildered post.

1) The amount of snow on the ground in Portland cannot exceed 4 inches.

2) The roads really aren't that bad out there (excepting the neighborhood and arterial streets, which are not good).

I come from Tulsa, a city that also goes "OMGWTFBBQ" when snow falls, and shuts the hell down. But nothing like this. I have never seen the entire infrastructure of a city just utterly fail like this. Buses crashing into each other like it's Doomsday. Gridlocked highways like the city is being bombed. My partner taking 4 hours to drive 12 miles, by taking winding back streets and avoiding I-5. 2.5 hours to get Chinese food delivered from 3 blocks away. West Burnside completely locked up at 9:00 PM.

So here's the question.

If this happens to Portland with 4 inches of snow, what would happen to Portland with 12 inches of snow? What was the total accumulation of snow last year that shut the city down? I know that involved ice underneath the snow, which is an entirely different matter, and quite a lot more dangerous.

Some problems I've noticed.

1) When you're starting from a stop, say in traffic, and you hear that noise that means your tires are slipping, the thing to do is NOT to go, "oooh, let me HIT THE GAS, THAT'LL HELP OMGLULZ!!!" Let off the gas, then apply it slowly, go into a low gear, and wait to see if you get traction.

2) When you're driving downhill, and you feel yourself starting to slip, the thing to do is NOT to go, "OMG BRAKES GOTTA HIT THE BRAKES!!!!!" That causes chaos and death.

3) When you're driving uphill and you feel yourself start to slip, the thing to do is not go, "OH SHIT I CAN'T MAKE IT UP THIS HILL LET ME STOP MY CAR IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD AND WANDER OFF." This will annoy people who CAN make it up the hill BUT FOR your car in the way.

4) When you're on the highway, and you want to put your chains on, try moving to the shoulder, instead of doing it IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MIDDLE LANE. Plus, if the highway is gridlocked anyway, WHY DO YOU NEED YOUR CHAINS? Come on, workers of Portland, lose your chains! (strained communist joke).

Just a few handy tips from someone who has driven in only slightly more snow than this (though I did spend a December in Minnesota once, so I guess that counts for something).

The most important thing is to relax, stay calm, and realize that this'll all turn to mucky slushy rainy disgustingness tomorrow - which is much easier to drive in.

Much love.

Oh, snark welcome.