i am an unrequited astronomer, pretend patient, gentle adventurer, pedal enthusiast, recovering calligrapher, occasional thespian and unfinished poet living in portland, oregon. contacting me via email is usually a good idea.
bah! i tried calling the california unemployment claims office, but their 1.800 number can't be called outside of california! argh! i remember this trick: it was something they had done for calstateteach. but i don't know how to get around it. maybe i'll contact packetwarp dan.
[update 11.14.03: rob says, "your phone number problem is due to the phenomenon of the "regional 800 number." most likely there's someone elsewhere in the country using the same number, which is applicable everywhere but CA. there's a way around it, but i don't know what it is. heh."]