Business owner, bike lover, worshipper of brussels sprouts.
Dissing your brother and his girl on your bday. Keep it classy, Anon.
"Respect me! I pour liquid into a cup!!! Get off your phone! It's degrading and creepy and rapey!"
The first paragraph happened.
The 2nd paragraph is what Anon wished happened.
Been a Portland resident 20 years but prefer Seattle. They had their ego stroke in the early 90's and have since recalibrated. Portland is in the throes of it's hipster circle jerk golden hour and it has gotten to the point of unbearable absurdity. I've never been in a city that thought so highly itself for no real reason other than the forced/contrived "weirdness" that's really not that weird when you go cities like SF, Austin, etc.
Seattle women are dead ass sexy too, which is really why I prefer it over Portland.
Alcohol can bring out such an ugly side in certain people. I never understood aggressive, mean and hateful drunks.
Oh yay, another vague submission criticizing anything to do with bikeportland. Original. btw,
"Were the two women kicked out of a cab for kissing oppressing you?"
This story, much like the lying lesbian waitress claiming she got no tip a couple weeks back, has been thoroughly debunked. Also, the cab driver wasn't white, and you can listen to his 911 call if you care to learn the facts before trying to sound smart.
I chainsmoked for about 13 years but haven't had a cigarette since Jan 1 2009 (the only new years resolution I've ever managed to keep). Before that I'd quit for a few days, sometimes even a few weeks but would always return to smoking.
All it came down to (for me) was will power. I know that's not the magical trick you were hoping for, but it's true. It takes a moment of being honest with yourself and really asking yourself why you behave this way. I began to see smoking as pathetic and sad, ultimately destructive. It's an embarrassing addiction that basically tells everyone around you "I have little concern for my health". They say it takes 21 days to form a habit -- after a month I found I had almost no craving for a cigarette, and when someone would walk by who was smoking it no longer smelled appealing.. instead it smelled like something foreign and toxic. I didn't smell tobacco, just the chemicals.. it was (and still to this day is) a stomach turning smell that most smokers can't fathom, which is why many seem to think nonsmokers are being dramatic when they try to avoid smokers.
The most surprising part is how much better I felt once I quit. I always felt kind of groggy and 'blah' as a smoker, like something was always kind of weighing me down in some weird way. I think cigarettes are so insanely stupid and unhealthy, but the widespread acceptance has most addicts minimizing just how fucked up the addiction really is. Good lucky quitting!
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