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05 December 2007 @ 03:05 pm
Please excuse my computer ignorance. I really have no idea what I'm doing or whether this post is actually going out to anyone.

Anyways, I wanted to tell you all about my new blog - www.girlgonechild.com. Warning - it's satire and NOT for the easily offended. Some have even described it as dirty, R-Rate, and offensive. But based on the responses we have been getting, I know that some of you will find it funny.

Here's the premise:  single, hipster party girl loses best friend to marriage and motherhood. I promise, it's not a typical mommy blog, it's not porn and I'm not trying to sell anything. Just trying to get the word out.

If you like it, please post a comment or even better, subscribe. If you hate it, let us know that too.

Have a good day

Elaine
www.girlgonechild.com 
 
 
13 November 2007 @ 02:15 pm
Hi everyone, first post here, whee!

Some info about moi:
Location: NE Portland
Age of children: 18 weeks...due next April ;)
An interesting fact about you and your family:
I'll give you two...
1)This will be the first grandchild on both sides of my husband and I's families
2) My husband and I met through the personals when it was still by voicemail

So my question for you all... Read more...Collapse )
 
 
Current Mood: curiouscurious
 
 
03 November 2007 @ 12:38 pm
i have lots of baby stuff for sale here:

http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/bab/467966421.html

go check it out! :)
 
 
01 November 2007 @ 10:30 am
Dear Portland,

This year I heard much griping about the lack of Halloween-ness. As the person who made the MaxJack last year on Halloween happen (we were the ones with the sound-system, kids - and we'll help YOU have a portable soundsystem too!), it honestly didn't occur to me this year that Portland would be a little dead if we didn't represent.


I hereby make an offer of a bargain with Portland, through the lj communities of poorinpdx, damnportlanders, portlanders and pdxmommies


First, I'd like you to recognize the number of fun things that come out of deadletter that you DO like:

Max Jack
Giant parties at Watershed
film projects You are in
Flashmobs
Mini-bikes for kids
Pirate Mail
Bike-in Movies

and ask that you stop giving us shit when SOME of our posts aren't exciting enough to YOU directly. The response to our 3-minute Film Irv The Perv Shtickman (how DARE we spam your communities with notification of the completion of a project?)


Look, all these projects go together, and are about my work to create a city where people DO stuff.

Irv the Perv was an example of a group of people getting together in 24 hours to make a film - an outgrowth of our formation of a 3-minute film club on PSU campus, a group which ANYONE, PSU student or not, can join, for free, to make films with our resources.

email deadletter@speakeasy.net

Max Jack - we've engaged in 3 MaxJacks since getting to this town, and have all necessary accoutrements for whomever wants to help us organize a next one.

email deadletter@speakeasy.net

Events and projects at Watershed - as a proof-of-concept, I began a 24,000 sq foot building for projecting in this town, and we are a 24-hours make-stuff building. Need shop space? Need a place for a projecting meeting? Want to hear about an event going on here?

Join http://tribes.tribe.net/watershedpdx

Flashmobs - Do you think things like Pillow Fight Club are funny? Contact us to see when the next Flashmob event is!

email deadletter@speakeasy.net

Mini bikes for kids - remember reading about kids bike's in silver showing up in the NE? That was our project too. Do you like making bikes for kids? Or maybe for yourself?

email deadletter@speakeasy.net

Bike-in Movies - ever ridden along Burnside and seen the Dead Letter Truck with a canvas hanging off the side? A bunch of people sitting around watching a projection on the wall? That's our project too! Want to know when the next location is that we are filming/watching movies?

email deadletter@speakeasy.net

Pirate Mail - have you written, received, or carried Pirate Mail? We get together once a month to write and mess with mail.

email deadletter@speakeasy.net




In conclusion:

Once again, I'm sorry that I didn't host another MaxJack for Halloween. I hadn't realized Halloween was otherwise dead... My motivation to do such projects does rely on some measure of appreciation - it isn't as if we care if you like our movies (Irv the Perv) or not - at least contemplate getting off your ass and doing something, rather than sniping at those who actually are.


deadletter
 
 
12 October 2007 @ 02:20 pm
Hello all 46 of you,

I'm wondering if anyone could tell me about pumpkin patches they've visited with their kids. This is my first year in the Portland area as a mom, and I want to get a picture of her surrounded by pumpkins. I've heard of Lee Farms in Tualatin; was told they had a lot of animals. And a place in Aurora which I was told had lots of good activities for older kids. And I watch TLC, so I know about the Roloff Farm in Hillsboro (I think). Oh, and I heard there is something on Sauvie Island, but I know nothing about that having never been there. Any details you could give me would be great- it's not supposed to rain this weekend!

Oh, I don't think I ever did an introduction post.

I'm Robin, we live in Milwaukie, Claire is our only child and she's five months old.
 
 
 
18 September 2007 @ 11:58 am
Hi! My name is Mandie and I am 20 years. I have a 2 year old son named Dylan. We moved to Beaverton with my boyfriend from San Diego in April and we are having a very hard time meeting people. I am a stay at home mom so I would really like to meet some mommies (close to my age) to get together with for play dates and chit chats.
 
 
03 August 2007 @ 11:28 pm
Location: Beaverton (but hoping to move back to Portland SOON!!)

Age of children: Azeli 3 and a half and Mateo 3 and a half months

An interesting fact about you and your family: hmm interesting fact? Well we love music. My daughter already has recorded her first song (at home with Daddy). She titled it "you and me and me and you" she sings while strumming her pink ukalele.
 
 
26 June 2007 @ 01:23 pm
Hello!

I am a nanny for a Portland family. They have two girls, ages 1 1/2 and 3 1/2.
I am looking for other parents or nannies to have playdates!

They are two frendly girls who love to play with other kids! Boys or girls.

We can drive to where you are, meet you at the zoo/omsi/parks, or you could come over here to our house! We have a playroom filled with toys, and kid snacks. Also, it would be nice to have some conversation with another grown up.

Email me at RebeccaLavelle@yahoo.com and we can talk more!

We are avaliable Tuesday through Saturday, 10am til 6pm.
 
 
21 June 2007 @ 12:40 pm
Has anyone here had any experience with the Baby Blues Connection
 
 
25 May 2007 @ 08:33 pm
HEY local parents.

I am in the works of trying to build a new store in vancouver here.
and Its going to be a resale childrens clothing store.
that also features 90% Local MAMA made items to support our local work at home MOMS!

I am sort of asking for a favor of anyone that wants to help a mama make this work....
I am wondering if anyone has any used baby/kids clothes they want to UNLOAD on me.
any and all would be great. I am trying to build up stock and store some items to use to get this SHIP GOING!

If you do and would be willing to help a mama out I would be eternally thankful!
So let me know and I will give you my email and we can talk details!!!