It is the dawn of November 2010 SNOWPOCALYPSE.....
This is a reminder that the warnings of magical white powder falling from the skies should not be taken lightly.
Jan 2007, never forget
i was thinking about volunteering on thanksgiving day.
did i procrastinate too long to be able to find somewhere to volunteer in time?
have you volunteered in the past/plan on volunteering anywhere this year?
i heard a horror story about volunteering at a certain location, so i'll take recommendations on places to avoid, if there are any.
it's 2:30 a.m. and i don't think anything i've just written makes any sense. i hope it does.
In a few months I will be leaving this fair city. I want to make sure I make the most of my Portland experience. I've been here 5 years and don't want to leave with regrets (Oh I'm sure there will be some).
So DP help me out. Check the list of below (things I've done) and add to create a complete PDX Bucket List.
Portland Bucket List:
Snowboard (Meadows, Timberline, Ski Bowl)
Climb Mt. St. Helen's
Olympic National Park
Hot Springs (Carson, Umatilla, etc)
Portland City Grill
Ridden the max
80s night at Crystal Ballroom
Timbers game (+ Bitter End)
Alaska, Hawaii, Seattle, San Fran
Does anyone have a reader that can read OBD 1 codes for a '92 Toyota?
The one at my nearby generic parts store only reads OBD 2 for 1996 and newer vehicles.
has anyone seen any birds that are less than 10 lbs? where can i buy a small turkey?
needs: close-in please, and not my whole paycheck.
okay now visibly snowing in Beaverton (a mix).. go look. neener.
I don't have pictures.
OK DP, time to throw up your work's job postings. I've gutted Craigslist and now I want more. Data entry, shit-shoveling, rhino-whispering, administrative-assisting, crack-pushing...what you got?
*Thanks to those of you who regularly/have occasionally put jobs up here. You rock the block.
Snow in shallow SE (21st and Hawthorne).
To add to the reports of snow in inner SE and Beaverton: Snow currently falling in the Lloyd District!
Ok, I have an older HP ZV5000 laptop that was given to me a couple of years ago. At the time, it was unknown as to WHAT was wrong with it, but, since being a techie, I found out quick enough...
HP, in their infinite wisdom, only used TWO solder points on the DC power end cap (The piece INSIDE the laptop)...so, with all the yanking and pulling on the power cord, over time, it weakens.
So, does anyone know how to pull this apart and re-solder? I've worked on desktops and the removal of parts but never on a laptop.
Fry's electronics wants over $250 to fix...I found a location online that will fix for $79 (parts and labor) less shipping...
If anyone in DP land can fix, I would be eternally grateful and would be willing to barter something for time and soldering capabilities...I'm heading to Phoenix in January for a few months of work and I am not taking my desktop...I'd like to take this ol' laptop so I can have some connection with the electrical-online-world
Thanks in advance!
rain in beaverton (farmington & murray)
So I got to pick up a friend's CSA share today, which is AWESOME. However, I'm not sure what to do with some of what's in it.
Please bear in mind I don't have much to cook with in the house, and I'm BEYOND broke right now, so the simpler, the better.
Any ideas for making tasty a large quantity of parsley (someone said pesto? isn't that made from basil?), kale, or rutabagas? These are all somewhat unfamiliar to me.
Also, I have two very small pumpkins that I suspect to be sugar pie pumpkins. Should they become pie? Just be baked and eaten from the shell? How do you *get* the meat from the shell, bake lightly first? I'm clueless.
ETA DP is wonderful sometimes. Tons of ideas in just a few minutes. I am grateful. :) (more still welcome, I'm just impressed by the immediate outpouring)
Any good recs for one?
With a cat and a 1-year old, I need something I can pick up after the both of them in a hurry. I'm thinking something relatively lightweight, handheld, with a wall mount and maybe a second battery.
The last vacuum I bought was a POS from Stark's. Grr, still not happy about that decision.
I've been scanning reviews all evening, and still can't decide. Like whether a Dyson would be worth it ($260!)
So, what have recent experiences at pdx been like, security-wise?
As far as I can tell from Google, there are no full-body scanners yet? Should I expect to be groped?
I bought it Saturday but then today I ended up buying a car. So if you can come get it from me in either Beaverton (home) or Tigard (work) it is yours.
Precedence goes to the person I like best.
Since having nearly all his teeth pulled a few months ago, my cat, Simon, has developed an overly large sense of grooming himself - he will lick himself abundantly and the lower section of his body seems to be much thinner with regards to fur.
he is an indoor cat...we have a total of four cats; there was a minor issue with a few fleas but each cat recieves the prescription (vet) strength of the flea medicine.
I don't know what the issue is but I would like to find a vet that might be willing to accept payments or, perhaps, someone here on DP that might be a vet or a vet tech that would be willing to take a look at Simon and point me in the right direction.
He's a Siamese cat that adopted ME 5 years ago. Prior to his near full mouth tooth extraction (July 2010), he would pull tufts of fur out...the vet gave him a steroid prior to his surgery and this seemed to help and correct the issue. After the extraction, as I said above, he has taken to over grooming - his fur is no where near as shiny and luxurious...his demeanor and personality is awesome...I'm just worried about the fur, now.
Nothing stressful has changed in the house...the girl and I have been living together for a year now and all 4 cats have been together since we moved in together. My cat is OVERLY loyal and hates when I am not home...but I've been away for over a week (at one time) and he never seemed to "lick" his fur thin.
Thanks in advance,