Liquid Sun

It’s sickening how accurately they can portray the Portland side of Portland

The dream of the 90’s is alive in Portland.

All the hot girls wear glasses

Portland is where young people go to retire

The world is subtly against me

For the last two days every small and inconsequential thing that could go wrong has gone wrong.

yesterday at the sammich shop I ordered a large drink, for afternoon work beverage - the diet soda dispenser was out of order.

I then proceeded to drive to the post office where not less than five different cars tried to merge into my lane without signalling and requiring me to honk at them in my bright red car, that is clearly very difficult to see.

on way back to work I proceeded to stop at mcdonalds because myself and my work cohort still wanted afternoon beverage - enter the $1 drink - and sure, I want to try one of those holiday pies because the worlds been against me today - oh, out of stock of those.

Fast forward to today - on the way to lunch at Togo’s - the greatest sammich place in the world I’m super excited becuase there is this wonderfully happy and cheerful guy that always waves to people on Beaverton Hillsdale for round table - I was SO excited to wave to him today - but no, he wasn’t there :(

and then Togo’s diet pepsi dispener was out of order, followed by the subsequent Mcdonald’s no longer selling holiday pies. My first world problems are compounding. At least I still have a job… just kidding.

Tax cuts for the top 2% = $70B per year
Tax cuts for bottom 98% = $330B per year
Unemployment extension for the rest of 2010 = $18B
Unemployment extension for 2011 = $68B 

Yay, we just added $486Billion dollars to the deficit for 2011 and yet infighting is all we hear about in the news.

Gordon had some pictures taken for a fundraiser at the shelter I adopted him from http://www.familydogsnewlife.org/

Gordon had some pictures taken for a fundraiser at the shelter I adopted him from http://www.familydogsnewlife.org/


The other day Scott and I wrecked our friends at Cranium. It was embarrassing.
Scott: reasons to get married some day: love, kids, stomping other people at cranium. you're my cheat code <3
Me: that is so sweet, can that be in our vows?
embarassing doesn't even begin to describe it... steam rolled, shut out - in absolute zero weather, fired into the sun. straight up cataclysmic defeat. I cried myself to sleep that night.
pigtailsandcombatboots:

Reminder: 40% of AOL’s Revenue Still Comes from Dial-Up Subscriptions via geekosystem “In light of AOL’s headline-making purchase of TechCrunch and its efforts to rebrand as an online media company, an interesting note about the company’s business as it currently stands: 40% of AOL’s revenue still comes from selling dial-up Internet subscriptions. To whom, we have no idea. WSJ: While the company continues to invest in its new strategy, its business hasn’t moved much beyond its old one: More than 40% of its revenue still comes from selling dial-up Internet service and related subscription products, the legacy business it has been trying to shed for years. … Advertisers like the idea of making AOL a go-to place for buzzworthy news and entertainment. But they aren’t convinced it will work. This despite owning the likes of Engadget, Joystiq, Urlesque, TMZ, and now, TechCrunch, with more media acquisitions rumored. According to an NPR report, AOL had 5 million dial-up subscribers at the end of May, but was losing them at the steep rate of 3 percent per month. (Let’s charitably guess that that’s about 4.5 million now; 5,000,000(0.97^4) is actually a little lower.) At that, AOL is committed to its new focus on content over its old focus on subscriptions and other, diminishing streams: Explaining AOL’s rebranding, CEO Tim Armstrong said that “We’re 25, so we’re roughly just getting out of college.”

The day someone can actually convince those 4.5 million dial-up subscribers that cancelling their AOL monthly bill wont cause them to lose their AIM username and AOL email address is the day they go from 4.5million subscribers to 25.
You tell them and tell them and they still don&#8217;t think it&#8217;s worth the 25.99 monthly fee to risk losing their email address no matter how many times you tell them that isn&#8217;t how AOL works anymore (circa 1997.)

pigtailsandcombatboots:

Reminder: 40% of AOL’s Revenue Still Comes from Dial-Up Subscriptions via geekosystem

“In light of AOL’s headline-making purchase of TechCrunch and its efforts to rebrand as an online media company, an interesting note about the company’s business as it currently stands: 40% of AOL’s revenue still comes from selling dial-up Internet subscriptions. To whom, we have no idea.

WSJ:

While the company continues to invest in its new strategy, its business hasn’t moved much beyond its old one: More than 40% of its revenue still comes from selling dial-up Internet service and related subscription products, the legacy business it has been trying to shed for years.



Advertisers like the idea of making AOL a go-to place for buzzworthy news and entertainment. But they aren’t convinced it will work.

This despite owning the likes of Engadget, Joystiq, Urlesque, TMZ, and now, TechCrunch, with more media acquisitions rumored.

According to an NPR report, AOL had 5 million dial-up subscribers at the end of May, but was losing them at the steep rate of 3 percent per month. (Let’s charitably guess that that’s about 4.5 million now; 5,000,000(0.97^4) is actually a little lower.) At that, AOL is committed to its new focus on content over its old focus on subscriptions and other, diminishing streams: Explaining AOL’s rebranding, CEO Tim Armstrong said that “We’re 25, so we’re roughly just getting out of college.”

The day someone can actually convince those 4.5 million dial-up subscribers that cancelling their AOL monthly bill wont cause them to lose their AIM username and AOL email address is the day they go from 4.5million subscribers to 25.

You tell them and tell them and they still don’t think it’s worth the 25.99 monthly fee to risk losing their email address no matter how many times you tell them that isn’t how AOL works anymore (circa 1997.)

No, vaccines don’t cause autism. But the anti-vaccers think they do, and they propose that to prevent it, parents stop vaccinating their kids, and so subject them to the risk of dying. Are these people seriously implying that kids developing autism is more terrible than kids developing death? Yes, they are, and that is some remarkable ableist bullshit right there.

Karen Healey: Karen Reviews the Anti-Vaccination Movement (via notemily)

anyone that still thinks vaccines cause autism is simply unwilling to listen to even basic scientific process - the single study that suggested there was a link was recently retracted in the UK because the lead DR was found to basically be on the doll for the lawyers that wanted to sue the vaccine companies. http://articles.cnn.com/2010-02-02/health/lancet.retraction.autism_1_andrew-wakefield-mmr-vaccine-and-autism-general-medical-council?_s=PM:HEALTH

who in their right mind would forget the many many diseases that are functionally gone in America thanks to vaccines and would want to have their child suffer through them instead. it’s asinine.