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General Off-Topic Board / OJ's book & tv appearance cancelled
« on: November 20, 2006, 05:06:31 PM »
Good because: he is losing the audience for his "hypothetical" confession

Bad because: the money he would have made was supposedly being routed to his children, and because with no income he can continue to ignore paying the civil judgement awarded to the victims' families.

http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=242559&GT1=7703

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Would you recomend your city? Why or why not?
« on: November 20, 2006, 02:26:04 PM »
i want cheap and warm...

Anything is going to be colder than Florida. Unless you move to rural Texas!

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Would you recomend your city? Why or why not?
« on: November 20, 2006, 02:23:08 PM »


Some people don't have "cheap" or "warm" on the radar when deciding good places to live.

In fact, including those two as main criteria will severely limit your choices.

I've given up on cheap. I'd rather enjoy the weather and spend all of my money on living expenses than freeze my a$$ off while living like a high roller.

I couldn't have said it better.
It snows about 1 day in the winter here in Portland, and that is more than enough for me.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Would you recomend your city? Why or why not?
« on: November 17, 2006, 07:46:35 PM »


I'm sure you could do a lot worse than Portland, but SF is not the "wrong city". **shakes head disapprovingly**

This just goes to show that I need to broaden my horizons. I didn't even know it was possible for rent to be so cheap! How glorious!


I lived in Spokane before Portland & a 2BR there is easily under $600. I worked in real estate & people were getting mortages on 3BR houses for $750. So if you're willing to go to Gonzaga...

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Jackass 2, $3 at the Laurelhurst Theater. It was worth the $3, but i'm glad I didn't pay to see it in a first-run theater.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Where are you at right now?
« on: November 17, 2006, 05:49:13 PM »
At work, surfing the internet because my job is a joke & I don't have anything to do.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Would you recomend your city? Why or why not?
« on: November 17, 2006, 05:35:09 PM »
Anyone from (or know anything about) Portland?  My so has decided that he would like to live there and I'm like wtf.   :-\

ask Cindy

I've been in Portland for over 2 years and am still in love with this city. The city itself is small (500,000) but the entire Metro area is about twice that.

Pros:
lots to do. The ocean is an hour & 1/2 drive, Mt Hood is 45 minutes away for skiing & hiking, Mt St Helens is 50 miles away & great to watch puff & steam, public transit is great, it's a very bike friendly and eco-conscious, very liberal & progressive, often referred to as the most european city in america, the weather is great in the summer, you only need air conditioning for about 1 week of the entire year, it rains in the winter but snows on the ski hills, all the rain makes for a lot of green grass & trees, it rains less here than in Seattle, slower & more relaxed vibe than Seattle or San Francisco, many parks, random patches of forest in the city limits, vibrant music & arts scene, bars everywhere, mibro brew beer everywhere (there's a huge micro-brew festival in the park on the water in the summer), cost of living is good (my 2br is $700 a month & I can walk to work downtown), dedication to local business, farmer's markets all year, most affordable large city on the West Coast, access to naturapathic/alternative medicine, best city for vegetarian/vegan lifestyle according to PETA

Cons:
very white, ethnic groups tend to stay in "their" neighborhoods, the police shoot & kill a ridiculous number of people, homeless/mental health problem that the city can't seem to alleviate, traffic, urban sprawl in the suburbs, cost to buy a house in the city is really high, winter can be very grey (there are occasional sun breaks, like today)

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Housing Plans During School
« on: November 17, 2006, 01:41:29 PM »
I don't think they allow Golden Retrivers in dorms. :)

Or kitties
 :'(

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: What makes YOU a good BF/GF
« on: November 16, 2006, 05:29:52 PM »
She kinda talks a lot...and she's kinda obsessed with her cat..."

There is absolutely nothing wrong with being obsessed with your cat. I am the same way. Hopefully pet cloning comes down in price in the next 10 years, because when my cats die i'm going to be devestated.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: What makes YOU a good BF/GF
« on: November 16, 2006, 05:26:03 PM »
I'll play.

Good:
awesome cook, very crafty (sew, knit, paint, etc), not involved in typical girly drama & activities like clubbing, hate shopping for clothes, lots of spunk, loyal to my SO, good listener, intelligent, motivated, logical and direct, like beer & smoking mj, independent, easy to talk to, opinionated but willing to listen to other's opinions, hardworking & driven, love animals especailly cats, cute in a european-looking way, healthy cook/diet.

Bad:
temper temper! impatient, bossy tendencies (oldest child syndrome), restless sleeper/insomniac, sharp tongued, cynical, occasional snobbery, like more space than most men want to give, homebody, i curse a lot, i'm a worrier, many male friends so insecure guys shouldn't date me, zero tolerance for cheaters, despise racism, have an answer for everything, atheist, vegetarian unwilling to cook meat, very liberal, don't ever want to have children, stubborn and often unwilling to compromise.

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