OR/WA Meet Up Reminder

We will meet at 1:00 pm Sunday, Feb. 10th at Pure Spice Chinese restaurant.
Address is 2446 SE 87th Ave., Portland, OR 97216. It's on the corner of Division and 87th.
Web site is purespicerestaurant.com

Cassiodorus will give a presentation on his new book. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone who can make it.

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The issue is not so much getting down to Portland as getting back to Seattle area afterwards. Bummed, damned snow.

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@lizzyh7 Any ideas at this early date?

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"The sustainable and just civilization that we hope to create... cannot be built using a capitalist economy" - Kim Stanley Robinson

@Cassiodorus very well be getting out of my own parking garage tomorrow. There is a hill and a curve and unless someone spreads some de icer I have tried that beast before about 10 years ago, no go. It's coming down here now, very beautiful but we've had sustained cold which means icy roads. The problem is the ice up here and the hills. I should have gone to the store earlier but oh well, I've got enough to survive.

And I will freely admit, the thought of spending God only knows how many hours on a slow going freeway is too much for me. I don't want to add to that misery. I once almost became a statistic up here coming home from work, almost had to ditch my car and walk but not for the grace of a few young guys who pushed my car up the offramp. 3 1/2 hours in the car for what's normally at worst a 25 minute trip. I can't bring myself to do it!

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@lizzyh7 there will be other meet ups.

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@lizzyh7 I don't know the exact year. 1981? Whenever around that time there was 2-4ft of snow from Roseburg, OR to north of Seattle. I had a rental car and little to no insurance and was poor as hell. I was driving up for an interview for grad. school.

I made it all the way from Eugene to Seattle with no problem (the pressure of the big trucks melted the snow on I-5 as fast as it fell). I took the exit to stay at a friend of a friend's place on Queen Anne hill in Seattle around 9pm. After 5hours of driving, and less than 15min from my destination, It took over 2 hours to get even close to the address. It took a good 45min to get the tire chains on (missing clasps, knocking on doors to borrow wire etc. etc.). And I came pretty close to taking out a few yuppie Saabs or some such as I occasionally spun out going uphill and started to s-lo-wl-y slide backwards. (queen anne has some pretty steep hills)...
For those that make it to PDX, lift one for all of us. I'm glad there are already tentative thoughts on having another this summer. There's too much going on for me now to make it this time anyway, but I hope by June or later things will slow down enough to make it then. Cheers to all there!

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@lizzyh7 I was thinking about you when saw Seattle was getting a lot of snow.

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@lizzyh7

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to even think about it but I have an off topic question to ask of anyone in Oregon.
I have been complaining to Comcast for dropping the RT Channel and my question is because of something that came out in a one conversation when I asked if RT was blocked everywhere Comcast broadcasts and she said "it might" still be shown in Oregon. Is that true?
Thanks in advance.

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@aliasalias I have only basic service and only turn it on about one a year, for weather information.

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@aliasalias
Just go to rt.com. I think you can get most of the programs there...

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@BORG_US_BORG I'm just trying to find out if it has been removed from Comcast television in Oregon and if someone here is from any other State other than Washington I'd like to know if the same thing is happening everywhere Comcast (or affiliate) broadcasts because I can't get an answer to that from Comcast when I call.

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Azazello's picture

like hurricane names. I believe this one is Maya. weloveweather. tv
Now if y'all could re-schedule for sometime this summer, I might be able to make one of your Meet-Ups. I'll probably be up there in June, when it's hot as Hell down here.

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Shahryar's picture

the weather service (whatever that is) said there was a storm watch commencing an hour and a quarter ago. Right now it's fairly pleasant in the high 30s. No precipitation.

Perhaps the snowpocalypse won't happen.

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earthling1's picture

More snow coming today.
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I'm 12 miles from meetup, but across the river. Lotta crazy drivers out there.
But still game.

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@earthling1 stay warm.

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studentofearth's picture

from my direction. Predicted highs in Portland metro area above freezing, great for a midday meetup.

If someone would like a ride I have space for 2. Route could be adjusted for east side of Portland metro the eastern edge being Sandy. Don't plan on stopping by the nursery this trip, so no plants using up my passenger seats.

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Still yourself, deep water can absorb many disturbances with minimal reaction.
--When the opening appears release yourself.