February 5th, 2010

fuck you anyway.

We're All Gonna Die

I've posted this elsewhere but I'm doing it here too. If anybody wants to nit-pick and argue, feel free to do so in the comments. But I think this is important. The Willamette Week covered this issue last week but there's some more information consolidated into the post on my own blog:

The west coast is due for a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake of massive proportions.

Yeah, we all know about earthquakes on the west coast. This information is new. And scary.

*************** The point of this is not so much to freak out about impending disaster as it is to compel everybody to make an emergency plan and survival kit for their homes. For any emergency, not just this one. ***************

Please, Portland. Look out for yourselves.

That link has a lot of information in it, including suggestions on how to plan for an emergency. If you think this is stupid reactionary bullshit, by all means go about your business and forget about it. But I think it's a good idea to remind people that they can take reasonable precautions, and the most important part is that if you're gonna do it, stop putting it off. That's all I'm sayin'.

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Just thought I would share. I'm not sure if this has been posted yet but time is running out! You can preorder the most awesome CrapHound. It's very useful for collage art, zines, rubber stamping, and general craftiness.
  • floppyt

rental lawn question

We rent a house. it is fabulous except that over the last few months we have realized what bad shape the lawn is in. It is pretty much a mud pit with very sparse areas of grass.  It is something we didn't notice when we moved in back in Sept. There hadn't been much rain and we honestly did not look closely at the lawn to see how thin the grass was. nor did it cross either my husband or mines mind of "oh that little of grass will equal mass mud"  I know I am not responsible for this lawn as when we  move out it will be  in the same crappy condition it was in when we moved in. WE also have nothing in a lease saying that we are responsible for the upkeep of the yard in fact we dont  have a lease at all just a paper agreeing to the price and deposit and that we will clean carpets when we leave. We have honestly thought of moving out because of this  as we have two dogs who as much as we try to wipe paws off or spray them down still manage to track in some mud. Which in turn will mean carpet cleaning hassles for us when we do leave.

So my question is this i guess: Would you approach your landlord about such a condition? Do landlords have any requirement to maintain a decent lawn? (i assume not, but figure i ask anyway) if you were to bring it up to your landlord how would you approach it? I don't want to make a huge deal out of it...and frankly do not think he will fix it, but also feel given the situation this house is not worth what he charges us in rent. I 'm guessing our best bet is to just look to move (blech) but any ideas would be great!

thanks DP!
  • typsie

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My honey just moved here from the east coast and is wondering where to get raw oysters in town. I know about the oyster bar downtown, but it's a little pricey for my poor self.  

Please help me impress him, DP!
  • misfitx

Roleplaying Books.

I have a ton of old RPG books I don't use anymore

Mekton Zeta
Star Wars (west end D6 era)

there are other systems in there, I just cant remember what

someone needs to come get these ASAP or I'm going to have to recycle them.

Any takers?

(I am in Vancouver)

these are free books...just gotta come get 'em

Queer-friendly roommate needed for 2 bedroom apt (SW - Lair Hill)

So I did check the rules before posting and I didn't see anything saying this wasn't allowed, so here goes. But I do know how snarky this community can be, so feel free to flame me. It's kind of like that burning sensation after great sex. And oh yeah, I need a roommate: