Okay so I'm about 93% sure I just (about half an hour ago) felt a small earthquake that lasted about 20-30 seconds or so. I'm out in Clackamas. Anyone else feel anything?
(If a large truck--e.g. semi--passes by our house, it will make the house shake, but this felt different than that, plus there was nothing passing by on the road at the time.)
Is there a production of Oliver! going on anywhere? Where could I find Bill Sykes, Fagin, The Artful Dodger, Nancy and the rest?
If you were moving away from Portland, what's the one restaurant you'd have to visit before you leave? The one Portland cuisine experience you must have or your time in Portland was completely wasted.
Have any of you ever used the Diva Cup or anything else like it? Would you recommend it?
So, where do you guys look for job postings? I graduated a little over a year ago and haven't actively tried to find a job in my field as I already had a job that pays me decently. With student loan repayments looming, I figure I should probably try and find something that utilizes my degree and, more importantly, pays better.
I usually just check Craigslist and have certain places I'd like to work for bookmarked and will look at their job openings a few times a month. I also look at idealist.org and Mac's List once a week. Monster never seems to have anything and I was recently informed that website is pretty much obsolete now, anyway.
My degree is in Community Development and I focused on Housing and Economic Development. I also have a years worth of post-bac credits within the Urban and Regional Planning school, most of which are transportation related (pretty close to having a graduate certificate in transportation planning). I'm mostly interested in entry level positions, as I worked full-time in a non-related field, and was not fortunate enough to be able to do unpaid internships. I do have hands on experience as my degree was extremely community involved. I think most jobs I would be qualified for and interested in would be with non-profits (specifically housing or asset building) or planning firms.
ETA: I live in Portland but am open to jobs within a 15 or so mile radius.
So, I may be taking on a second job as an independent contractor. I know NOTHING about this.
At first I thought that I would pay taxes normally on April 15th, and that I would need to be smart and save what I needed each month.
But then I've heard that you're required to submit tax payments more frequently.
Does anyone have experience with this? Are there any nifty sites that will help you calculate how much to send in (including both fed and state taxes)?
Any thoughts or points in the right direction would be awesome. Thanks, guys!
HEY GUYS this is probably a somewhat out there post, but does anyone here know fluent-ish russian, and have skype?
I am very in need of a real person to practice Russian with, conversational, because everyone else in my russian class is either dating or related to someone russian, and get constant practice, and the teacher doesnt seem to understand that i do better on homework because i have time to myself and materials i dont have when called on in the middle of class.
Would anyone be willing to help out? It would be greatly appreciated.
hope to hear from some peeps!