misshepeshu: (Test Tube)
The Body Worlds exhibit is ending on October 7. If I miss it, I'm really going to kick myself. Who wants to go with me?
misshepeshu: (cowbell)
Tonight. Midnight. At AudioCinema. And it's FREE, BITCHES, FREE. Also, all ages. Crazy motherfuckin' burlesque circus acrobatic holycrapdamn sexyashell oh Jebus I have such a hard-on for just about every member of that band goodness.

Come with. You know you want to.

Also part of the PDX Pop Now Festival, which looks interesting.
misshepeshu: (FAPPO!)
Public pillowfight time again, mothafuckaaaaas!

Date: June 22nd, 2007 (Friday)
Time: Starts at 6 p.m.
Location: Skidmore Fountain

Rules:

1. Bring your own pillow.

2. Smack the shit out of other people with pillows; leave the pillowless and the nice people with cameras alone.

3. Spread the word.

I'm there. Who else is in?
misshepeshu: (Blackbeard)
PLUNDERATHON, MOTHERFUCKERS.

This Saturday. Meet at 3 p.m. at Skidmore Fountain. Be there, or be a scurvy landlubber.

More details here.

Dave, Melissa: Need any help? Want me to show up early at the Pit?
misshepeshu: (Default)
1. Sarah and I wrote a crapload of parody poetry. About David Hasselhoff.

You think we kid? Oh we don't kid about the Hoff, baby. Read it and weep.

2. Bike porn. Clinton Street Theater, 9 p.m., this Friday. I'm definitely going to be there. Who else is going? Various friends have submitted at least two films. One's an interspecies (inter-element? inter-organic?) love story about a man and his fixie, the other's actually porn. Like, people porn. With the fucking and all. You should accompany me, yes yes. You know you want to.

3. The Bus Project's Wheelies award. I designed their website, and I'm volunteering there Saturday night. Alas, not free--tickets are $24--but I have plenty of tickets to sell if you want them, and the Bus is a pretty nifty organization to support.
misshepeshu: (Dance!)
1. Much excitement and concurrent drastic decrease in sleep is the rule for this weekend, because OMG RENN FAYRE.1

2. Because of OMG Renn Fayre, [livejournal.com profile] ariiadne and [livejournal.com profile] vyrin, who are part of the Meatsmoke crew, are in town! YAY! They stayed over last night, which was deeeelightful. Colin and I have determined that we need to participate in next year's Bring Your Own Big Wheel race. Plans to create an unholy tandem Big Wheel were discussed. Jess expressed doubts about joining us, but resistance is futile, because Colin and I, we are the Big Wheel Borg. (We will assimilate you...using giant plastic wheels that have a hilarious tendency to fail when bearing more than 80 lbs. of weight.) There's no way in hell we're going to actually finish first place in this race, so we're aiming for other prizes, like Most High-tech Big Wheel (given where Colin works, this should be a shoo-in), the most awesome costumes, the most spectacular crash and the most onlookers taken down during aforementioned spectacular crash.

Really, I don't know WHY Jess is hesitant. WHAT COULD GO WRONG?

3. And also because of OMG RENN FAYRE, [livejournal.com profile] redsouffle and [livejournal.com profile] konomaigo! Arriving tonight! From Seattle! They'll be staying over at my place for the weekend, yay. I am Hotel Friendia!2 Where it's all exclamation marks, all the time!

4. THIS WEEKEND = RADNESS!



1 Many of you probably haven't heard of Reed College, but trust me that when Reedies scoff at the Ivy League as the pussy option, they're not necessarily overstating things. Reed graduates who go on to grad school are either pleasantly surprised at how easy it is, or highly indignant that their homework assignments require only 15-page analyses. Reed, as you can imagine, has a tendency to attract the highly intelligent, the highly eccentric and the highly workaholic, and the pressure cooker environment tends to inspire a fantastically dysfunctional love/hate relationship between the students and the school. And then all this built-up intensity explodes in this INSANE FUCKING PARTY at the end of the academic year. Once upon a time, it was actually a Renaissance-themed fair, but the name nowadays is just a formality. Nowadays, it's a huge 3-day party that usually has nothing to do with the Renaissance or fairs (this year's theme = Dr. Seuss, actually), wherein attendees engage in insect-eating contests, play human chess, wrestle each other in fat suits, flop around in giant lube-filled Slip 'n Slides, Pict (i.e., get naked, paint themselves blue and run around screaming), plus many other Wacky Adventures. And then there's the dancing; March Fourth, Lions of Batucada and Jason Webley typically make appearances. I have no idea what the schedule is going to be this year. I'm just going to wander around and be pleasantly surprised, or be dragged around by friends.

2 Credit to [livejournal.com profile] ccarrico for coming up with that phrase.
misshepeshu: (Dance!)
Behold! At least two Awesome Things are happening this Friday! Take your pick. Or go to both, like I am.

Thing 1: John Vanderslice is playing at the Doug Fir. If you like smart, thoughtful, mostly-indie-and-sort-of-folky music with occasional bleepy keyboard freakouts, then boy oh boy do you have a treat waiting for you. His latest album, Pixel Revolt is good, but not nearly as good as Time Travel is Lonely, Life and Death of an American Four-Tracker (which has a somewhat interesting backstory to it that you can read here) or Cellar Door.

If you want to, hit me up for more samples of his music. If you like Neutral Milk Hotel, The Mountain Goats or The Decemberists, Vanderslice will be right up your alley.

Show starts at 9 p.m. Opening for them is St. Vincent, of whom I've never heard. Those in the audience who have heard of St. Vincent and have Opinions, let's hear it in the comments. I'll nose around for samples tonight and render judgment.

Thing 2: A live performance of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Clinton Street Theater! Brought to you by Enemies and Adversaries. Let's hope the performance isn't nearly as dodgy as their spelling or webpage layout. But when it comes down to it, I'm not sure I care, because HOT DAMN this is an excellent excuse to get decked out in glam rock drag with a bunch of friends. (C'mon, [livejournal.com profile] crab_caution, I know you wanna come with. You, too, [livejournal.com profile] imfallingup.) I have a freakishly short skirt and blue snakeskin shoes that I've been wanting to take on a test run, and this seems like a great opportunity. I just need to get some fishnets, not to mention pink and turquoise eyeshadow, and somebody to help apply the eyeshadow on me...

So yeah. Show starts at midnight. I'm pretty sure I can make it if I go straight to this from Vanderslice. But if we can't make it to this week's show, we have three other chances.

(Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] tarentel for giving me the heads up about Hedwig.)

E-mail me to co-ordinate. Rides available for the rideless.
misshepeshu: (Behold the Kitty!)
I have uploaded over 60 photos from Santacon to my Livejournal gallery. Go have a look-see. I was going to link to the pictures to this post itself, but the "Insert image from Scrapbook Gallery" function seems broken at the moment, so yeah, fuck it.

But here are some favorites anyway. )

Christmas photos tomorrow.
misshepeshu: (Dance!)
Attention Portland peeps! Especially the ones with two X chromosomes! I'm thinking of taking bellydancing lessons in January, and I'd love to take 'em with friends. Those of you who've seen my booty are probably in agreement that it is meant for shaking, and it's about damn time I learned to do it properly. The extra exercise can't hurt, either.

So the studio that's been recommended to me as being both excellent and affordable is Gypsy Caravan. They have beginner's sessions starting in early January. I'm thinking of attending the Wednesday night class from 8 to 9 p.m.; session starts on January 10th. Anyone interested in coming with me? The Monday evening and Saturday morning classes would work as well, though 8 p.m. on Wednesday is pretty much ideal for me. It would be great to have company.

Also, if anyone is interested in salsa or tango classes and knows of a good place to learn in Portland, let me know. I keep making noises about wanting to learn to dance, and I really need to do something about it.
misshepeshu: (cowbell)
Friends, panty-fetishists and countrymen,

Four more things have popped up in my radar. First off are two! bands! with! exclamation points! in! their! names! You Say Party! We Say Die! and Thunderbirds Are Now! are playing at the Towne Lounge on Monday, October 9, starting at 10 p.m. It's a cheap show, only $7. I have never heard of these bands before, but they're indie, and their names are incredibly amusing. Anyone game for plunging into this blind with me?

And then there's a book reading at Powell's by Daily Show regular John Hodgman on Tuesday, October 10.

And HOLY SHIT, you guys! Richard Dawkins! At Powell's! October 27 at Powell's on Burnside at 7:30 p.m. I don't necessarily agree with everything he has to say, but I'm a fangirl anyway.

Last but by no means the least are Viva Voce and Silversun Pickups at the Doug Fir Lounge on September 28 at 9 p.m. It's another cheap show--only $12. I really like Silversun Pickups, but I have no idea what Viva Voce sounds like--however, I have one of their CDs winging its way towards me from the library, so I'll find out soon enough. Also, they're with Barsuk records. This doesn't really mean much, normally, but Barsuk artists are usually rock-solid musicians even if they aren't to my tastes; Nada Surf, Death Cab for Cutie, They Might Be Giants, John Vanderslice and Mates of State are probably some of the more recognizable names on that label.

I'm going to have to update my Rocktober calendar. Sweet baby Ganesh wept.

ROCKTOBER

Sep. 20th, 2006 10:20 am
misshepeshu: (cowbell)
The four weeks stretching from the end of September till the end of October are going to be out of control. Here's a list of events I'll be attending:

MC Chris at Dante's on September 29th

Rose City Rollers on September 30th

Shaolin Kung Fu Spectacular on October 1st

Nada Surf with Guster at the Crystal Ballroom on October 4th

Zombiewalk First Thursday on October 5th

Too Much Coffee Man: The Opera on October 7th

You Say Party! We Say Die! and Thunderbirds are Now! on October 9th, 10 p.m. at the Towne Lounge (Too tired that night to do check it out)

John Hodgman at Powell's on October 10th (Had too many things to do for the Bus Project to make this one, cry cry)

Sufjan Stevens at the Crystal Ballroom on October 13th

Electric Six at the Doug Fir on October 16th

Candidates Gone Wild at the Roseland, also on October 16th (Thank God Electric Six starts late--I plan to dash across the river some time around 10:30-ish to see if they've started)

The Decemberists at the Crystal Ballroom on October 17th and 18th

Al Gore at the Rose Quarter on October 24th

Regina Spektor at Lola's Room on October 25th

Richard Dawkins at Powell's on October 27th (Schwern's voting party is the same night, and the appeal of reading ballot measures out loud in silly voices wins)

Viva Voce and Silversun Pickups at the Doug Fir on October 28th

Trick or Vote at the Crystal Ballroom on October 29th

I have a nagging feeling that I have something to go to on October 20th, but for the life of me, I cannot remember what it is. (Wow, typing out "for the life of me, I cannot remember" has just made me think of "The Freshmen" by The Verve Pipe. Yayfor one-hit-wonder 90s alternabands with sappy radio ballads that I TOTALLY LOVED and now feel slightly ashamed for liking!)

Those of you who wish to accompany me to these events are Highly Encouraged to do so. As far as I know, [livejournal.com profile] xwrn is coming with me to MC Chris, the Roller Derby and TMCM:TO, [livejournal.com profile] borktron is attending the Shaolin Kung Fu Spectacular and the Rose City Rollers (though he doesn't know about the latter yet, ha ha), Michael (not to be confused with [livejournal.com profile] borktron, [livejournal.com profile] xwrn or the myriad of Michaels who are also friends of mine) might go to Nada Surf with me, [livejournal.com profile] never_here, [livejournal.com profile] arashikami, [livejournal.com profile] davethegreat, [livejournal.com profile] marsala1 and a bunch of other friends are going to be at the Zombie Walk, I'm dragging [livejournal.com profile] theotherjay along to see Sufjan Stevens, one of The Decemberists concerts and Al Gore, and [livejournal.com profile] arashikami, [livejournal.com profile] lilithsaintcrow and [livejournal.com profile] crab_caution are planning to check out Regina Spektor.

Whew. When did I become such a social fucking butterfly?
misshepeshu: (cowbell)
When: 8 p.m., this Friday, 9/15/06
Where: O'Bryant Square in downtown Portland (SW Park & Washington)
Bring: A pillow
Things to do: Smack other people with pillows. Leave the pillowless alone.
More details: I can't imagine why you'd need more, but if you do need them, here's where you can check.

I plan to be there, probably with my friends Michael and Andy in tow. Any of youse folks planning to attend?
misshepeshu: (cowbell)
I'm really excited about the 163rd Annual Portland Plunderathon this Saturday. PIRATES! In the STREETS! Having beanbag fights and pirate fights and beating on pinatas! OMG!

YARRRRRRR )

Hey, Michael, what was that awesome song from the Monkey Island game again? The one that ends in *mumble mumble* doorhinge?

Any of you Portland peeps want to join in on the fun, please let me know and maybe we can hit this up together. Dave, the friend who's organizing this, is loads o' fun--he's a gonzo bisexual polyamorous photographer who volunteers for the Red Cross almost full-time, and most of his friends are wacky artists and cynical philantropists. I'm not quite sure how I fit in, but I think my love of dick jokes and ability to cuss in four different languages gives me a free pass.

THIS IS GOING TO BE SO AWESOME.

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