There has been an e. coli contamination of the city water supply. [source] Until further notice, do not use ANY tap water that has not been boiled.
OHSU is charging me $425 for a flu vaccine. $43 for the vaccine, $56 for the administration, and $326 for the office visit. If they offer you a vaccine during your visit, turn them down and go get it from a big name drug store instead. It will cost you about $25.
I am down for this, ladies of Portland.
No but there should be some kind of “Portland Superhero Ladies Discussion Group”
Go to comic shop & make sure Ms. Marvel keeps selling out
Then go drink organic free trade single sourced espresso or whatever (no that’s not true I judge my coffee drinks based on how much whipped cream they contain)
So, Portland finally got hit by the arctic cone of cold, and our city is pretty much shut down. Yes, I can hear Wisconsin laughing from here, but this only happens twice a decade for us, so we don’t own any plows or salt trucks. Unless you’re planning on driving over to plow and salt our roads you can shut your gore-tex wrapped gob.
We had been planning on driving down to Hot Pot City, but then we got all the nasty loud emergency alerts on our phones telling people to stay inside. So, we’re locked in, but the soup craving remains. Obviously this meant that it was time to recreate a paleo-fied version of Miyazaki’s Poor Man’s Salt Flavored Ramen. If you want to know what that is, Google or Bai Du that phrase and watch the video and get ready to die from cute and happiness.
Here’s how our version went down: I made Monster go upstairs and find kelp noodles, 3 eggs, and 2 pints of shiitake mushrooms. Had him beat the eggs and slice the mushrooms. I found 3 quarts of bone broth and put them in a pot with two quarts of water and a splash each of ponzu and tamari. While that came to a boil, I rinsed the kelp noodles and cut them up a little, and rinsed half a bag of frozen leeks to get the ice crystals off. Sautéed the leeks and mushrooms in butter, salt, and pepper. I then recalled that Redhead is low-FODMAP now so I steamed some peapods in butter, tamari, and ponzu for three minutes. Redhead ate some mushrooms anyway because she is a bad kitty.
When the bone broth came to a boil, I added two packets of vegetarian dashi powder and the kelp noodles and let them simmer a few minutes. Once the veggies were done and the noodles were soft, I had Redhead stir the pot while I whisked in a slow drizzle of the eggs as best I could. Served the lot in noodle bowls with chopsticks and watched it vanish in a few minutes. Miyazaki is officially awesome at everything.
CITY OF PORTLAND EMERGENCY ALERT: stay home and do not travel. MAX and Streetcar shut down. Sidewalks hazardous.— TriMet (@trimet)February 9, 2014
Fentanyl OD Alert for heroin users & friends of heroin users - especially on the east coast!
Recently, 22 people died in and around Pittsburgh after overdosing from a batch of heroin mixed with fentanyl, a powerful opiate usually found in patches given to cancer patients. Heroin containing fentanyl, which gives a more intense but potentially more dangerous high, has begun to appear in New York City, said Kati Cornell, a spokeswoman for Bridget G. Brennan, the special narcotics prosecutor for the city. An undercover officer bought fentanyl-laced heroin on Jan. 14 from a dealer in the Bronx, she said. The dealer did not warn of the mixture, which is not apparent to the user; subsequent testing revealed it. (The patches themselves had turned up in drug seizures in the city before, she said.)
For any NYC people who are interested in getting trained in opiate overdose reversal, you can find programs that do this training for free here.
(Also, I work for Streetwork Project, the organization mentioned above & you can find more info about our services offered to homeless youth in our LES/Harlem drop-ins here.)
It’s hit D.C. ya’ll - Bread for the City has Narcan. If you shoot up or people you love do get yourself a ‘script and carry that shit, it can literally save a life.
People in the Portland area can contact Outside In for opiate assistance and needle exchange. Please, take care!