Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Hair Appointment

fuz1un (2:22:46 PM): i gotta go soon
fuz1un (2:22:48 PM): hair appointment


Monday, December 22, 2008


So I am still in Spokane, and will be until Christmas Eve until around 3pm since fucking Seattle shut down due to an ice storm. So if anyone is still in town give me a jingle, I'm sure I'll be here for quite some time. Also, as I look outside I cannot help but see that there is another blizzard shitting on Spokane right now. I may never get home. "Apparently they CAN keep a polar bear out of Alaska."

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Becca and I talked about getting together to watch Battle in Seattle before she and Matt head out of town, maybe going to Heroes and Legends or something. But as my oh-so-sophisticated screengrab shows up there, the high is going to be TWO DEGREES. I'm thinking minimal driving might be necessary. What say we all hang out in my living room, and the DINKs can get a ride straight to the airport from there? I have abundant heat and I would provide munchies and/or drinks. Matt, Becca, Tooley, Devon, maybe I'll call Emily and Angela - thoughts?

Monday, December 15, 2008

Reader poll:

a.) Favorite Bob Dylan song?
b.) Favorite Beatles song?
c.) Favorite Led Zeppelin song?
d.) Favorite Rolling Stones song?

Justification & arguments welcome.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Nutcracker Tomorrow!

Alright kids, we have 6 tickets for The Nutcracker tomorrow at 2. They're at will-call under my name, so either you have to come hang out with me before them, or go to the ticket counter place and convince them you are me. HaHA!
Should we all congregate somewhere before hand? I know we'd talked about having tea... I could whip up some cucumber sandwiches , crumpets, and tea cakes if anyone's interested. Matt and Tooley could also spike their tea. All just suggestions.
Also, tags are fun.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Can Bishops Save Notre Dame Football?

I saw someone post this up on Facebook. Thought I'd share quote from Commonweal:

The Administrative Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will convene an emergency meeting here today to discuss the University of Notre Dame’s decision to retain its embattled head football coach, Charlie Weis.

I don't know if God himself could/would bother trying.
Okay companeros, let's get down to business. Party time.

December the 12th, yes? My personal vote is for staying in rather than going out. More economical, more opportunity for board games, drinking games, inappropriate conduct etc etc.

We should delegate, I feel. Maybe post what you could contribute to making it a success? For instance, Mollie would like me to inform everyone she is planning on bringing Safeway Select Pot' o Gold puff pastry appetizers.

Do we have any requests for other food? Bread, cookies, veggie somethings? And drinks, I figure we should all pitch in for this. Beer, liquor, wine, whatev. Roomie, could this perhaps be the perfect opportunity to unveil your chaitinis?!

So we need location and who's bringing what and we've got ourselves a mo'fuggin celebration!

PS: under the who's bringing what section, decorations might be something to think about... cheapo fun dollar store style stuff, I'm thinking.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Dear Spokanicity,

We were asked to inform you that Paul Freeman has made a donation to Second Harvest Food Bank of the Inland Northwest in your name, using JustGive.org. You can be sure that this gift will have a valuable impact on the charity it supports and on the important cause it represents. Individuals do make a difference!

About Second Harvest Food Bank of the Inland Northwest:
Through empowerment, education and partnerships, Second Harvest Inland Northwest brings community resources together to feed people in need.

A Personal Message to You from Paul Freeman:
Members & Friends of Spokanicity: Not necessarily a tangible gift, but I have decided to give to charities as Christmas Presents. Merry Christmas Everyone!

JustGive Team

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm off to the Arctic Tundra for a few days of fun. I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. Eat too much turkey, drink too much wine, essentially make it your #1 goal to be like Christian and slip into a 4 day food coma.

Good ole Alaskan Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Post-Graduation Wasteland: A Semi-Serious Post, for Once

Pre-requisite reading for this post: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quarter-life_crisis

In a matter of barely-even-months, three illustrious members of Spokanicity will be leaving us for greener pastures. Well, I'm not sure if Albany is greener, but it's certainly freakin' far away. Montana's Flathead Valley is a bit closer, but I won't be surprised if we don't see hide nor hair of Jesse around the Spo for awhile. And it's got me thinking about where *I'm* going to go next.

I have no freakin' clue.

I don't hate Spokane to the core of my being, like some of us might. It has it's meth-frosted charm, and if it comes down to it, I can imagine raising a family here. But it's not my heart's home... though I'm not even sure where that is yet. I daydream about making to move to Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, or Denver - but will I ever really do it? And when? It's a bit financially irresponsible for me to leave Spokietown right now, not to mention that I haven't even figured out what I want to DO. So I am here, for awhile. My social circle is dwindling, and I feel a bit of panic closing in, because of how hard it will be to find like-minded people in this post-graduate wasteland - the type of people who I like to knock back a few beers with (and sometimes have subsequent ridiculous dance parties) as well as pontificate on the meaning of life with. Wine-driven debauchery AND intelligent conversation: is that so much to ask? People like YOU GUYS! But not scattered across the country - here, with me, for now, in Spokane. Thank the Lord that Matt and Becca haven't flown the coop yet.

But, you know, it's not like I don't have ANY friends left in Spokane, and I have a good job, and some family close by, and blah blah blah. These are just strange days for us, and I've never been a big fan of the ch-ch-changes.

Be well, my friends.

And indeed there will be time
For the yellow smoke that slides along the street,
Rubbing its back upon the window-panes;
There will be time, there will be time
To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet;
There will be time to murder and create,
And time for all the works and days of hands
That lift and drop a question on your plate;
Time for you and time for me,
And time yet for a hundred indecisions,
And for a hundred visions and revisions,
Before the taking of a toast and tea.
- from "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," T. S. Eliot

Where is everybody?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Browne Town Surprise

I almost feel bad for the criminal who broke into our storage room because all he got for his troubles was...

...but he let us know how he feels...

Wow, I get to use the breaking & entering label again.



Powerthirst 2: Re-Domination

NFL Crunchtime

and just more Picnicface...

Monday, November 10, 2008

Lets deck some halls, ya'll!

Hokey sho (okay so)

The 5th of December (Friday) would work for me to have our holiday shindig as would the 12th. The 12th (Friday also) is very close to a payday so my funds will me more available if we do it that day but the 5th works too.

What does everybody else think? Schedule conflicts? What sorts of things should we plan for, where shall it go down etc etc.

So far I am thinking:

Dinner? Apps?
Holiday tunes!
General merriment

AND we need to have a sledding party.

Free Obama Sticker


Friday, November 7, 2008

Ice Skating


5pm- dinner at Marrakesh Moroccan Restaurant (bring cash monies if you want so that it is easy to split up the bill- I don't know how they will do the tab). Here is a review of the restaurant

7:30- Ice Skating-
- bring:
- ice skates if you have them
- mittens
- hats
- a love for corny late 90s pop music
-a thermos of hot chocolate with your favorite addition (peppermint schnapps, coconut schnapps, Kahlua, Baileys etc) to share.

Does that work for everyone?

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Weekend Fun-ness

Holla. Does anyone have plans for the weekend? If you are like me then the answer is an emphatic "no", to which I reply A-WHAAAAAAAAAAAA?!? Tomorrow after work if anyone would like we could go ice skating at Riverfront (with hot chocolate and mucho peppermint schnapps)... yum yum yum. Also an idea for this weekend is getting a group of people and going to Marrakesh. I have heard great things about this place and it sounds like fun. Other than that, I am open to suggestions, but since it has been a while (Obamagasm night) I think that we should do something with a group of people.

Second sidenote. Steve, it has been a few weeks since I've seen you, and all this excitement regarding Obama and Obamagasms (of which I'm shameful to admit I've had a few), I feel that sometime in the next few weeks we should bump into each other. Also planning ahead I think we should go shooting before it snows in Spokane.

knob knob knob

Tooley and Devon helped me with my knob last night. They're the best!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Party!!! We will need:

Drinking game
Patriotic thises and thats
Location with all of the above
Confetti (optional)

Annnnd... Discuss!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Why I Voted for Obama

As I was driving to work today, I ended up behind perhaps the most horrendous sight I had ever seen. It was a bright yellow hummer. I've seen hummers before and have always quietly muttered douchebag under my breath, but this time was different. The first thing I noticed were the two McCain-Palin mudflaps. These were not normal mudflaps mind you. They had constructed oversized mudflaps to accommodate the kind of signs you put up in your yard. I felt like I was driving into car wash. The back was also accented by a tasteful mosaic on the back window of pleasant nature scene. I'm kind of sad it wasn't one of the flag and eagle ones, but my head may have exploded then. As I passed the car, I noticed another sign affixed to the side door as well as one in the front window!

I tried to stop bleeding from the eyes, as I mentally recast my vote for Obama.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Craven the Baby Factory Machine of Wonders

Need a bed?

Hey kids! If you're coming up this weekend, I have a bed, a futon, and a mattress with sheets and blankets that can go on a floor that are up for grabs. Also, the love seat can be used as a sleeping device (a la Christian) if we need more room.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Chocolate Milkshake = Cocaine of Food

So research says that normally, a Chocolate Milkshake is like
"...the cocaine of food," says Eric Stice, a senior scientist at Oregon Research Institute in Eugene.
You guys want to go and get some Milkshakes?

Monday, October 13, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

To celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving, Im going to be in Spokane from October 25th until the 28th (and Mary will be coming the 24th until the 27th)

Friday, October 3, 2008

A Song for Craven

This is a song that Tooley wrote in approximately 3 minutes, 40 seconds. The title of this is "A Song for Craven", as a pun of the Headband album "A Song for Tooley".

A Song for Craven

Craven, how I love to see you smile.
To not have you as a friend would be a loss, you are anything but weak sauce.
You love beer and music (and so do I), together we drink and sing and they we cry.
I make fun but only in jest, but I think my words have made me a pest.
I work so hard to make you glad, but you say mean things which make me sad.
Oh Craven my remorse is so strong, that is why I wrote you this song.

(followed by several verses of me wailing "CRAVEN!!!" in a very Roxanne manner)

Monday, September 29, 2008

7 Day Weekend

I found out several of my books are still up there and Teagan was thinking about selling them soon (ugh...), so I might be coming up to Spokane again. Luckily I have a 7 day weekend from October 9th until the 15th. But, could someone pick up the remaining books for me from Teagan's so I can get them off her hands?

Some food for thought...

Saturday, September 20, 2008

How does one hold a keytar?

From Wikipedia:
A keytar is a relatively lightweight keyboard or synthesizer that is supported by a strap around the neck and shoulders, similar to the way a guitar is supported by a guitar strap. Keytars allow players a greater range of movement compared to conventional keyboards, which are placed on stands. The instrument has a musical keyboard for triggering musical notes and sounds. Controls for pitch bends, vibrato, portamento, and sustain are placed on the instrument’s “neck".

Friday, September 19, 2008

National Talk Like A Pirate Day

Yarrrrr, shiver me woody. Today be National Talk Like a Pirate Day! So come ye and throw back a bottle o rum and sing a swaggery tune with yer mates. Today only comes once a year so me hopes all ye swine and wenches will put on yer eyepatches, hobble round on yer peg leg, talk to parrots, sing songs that don't make no sense, sail the open seas, spit in the wind, piss in the wind, and plunder some booty. Yarrr!


Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Michael: Were you part of a gang?
Darryl: Uh, yeah, yeah I was.
Michael: I KNEW it.
Michael: What are we talking about here, Crips, Bloods?
Darryl: Both. Yeah, them, and the Latin Kings, the Warriors, Newsies
Michael: Ok, so dig this. You're on the street, and one of your gang disses you.
Darryl: Oh my goodness.
Michael: Yeah. Right. So what do you do to get 'em to make it right?
Darryl: Well see, um, in a gang world, we use something called fluffy fingers.
Michael: What is that?
Darryl: That's when someone really gets in your face, you know you just, start ticklin' 'em.
Michael: Really?
Darryl: Yeah. And he starts tickling you. And pretty soon you laughing and hugging. Before you know it, you've forgotten the whole thing. Y'all just go to church together, get an ice cream cone.
Michael: I would have never though that...gangs would be tickling each other.
Darryl: Oh. It's a fact of life.

Monday, September 15, 2008

oh, friends

Rachel Wilson says (10:01 AM):

Tooley says (10:01 AM):

Rachel Wilson says (10:01 AM):

Tooley says (10:02 AM):

Rachel Wilson says (10:02 AM):

Monday, September 8, 2008

At the Same Time

9:47:31 AM Sean Tooley: Paul and I both play pitcher/catcher
9:47:33 AM Sean Tooley: at the same time
9:47:34 AM Paul Freeman: at the same time

Thursday, September 4, 2008


I tried out this program, it's kinda cool. There is a free download for 500 song clean ups and cover art, which in retrospect is not that much, but for a download it will save some time. I tested it out and it works alright, but still, for a free sample it's worth trying out.


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Ella's Out of Business

...Equals cheap drinks.

In other "Close encounters of the tool kind" news...

So I assigned my frosh an ungraded diagnostic essay on the first day, and most of them were at least decent. One of the prompts was "Describe a time when there were negative consequences to telling the truth." (And oh how many "I should never have told him/ her that I cheated/ she looked fat responses I got.)

But this one guy wrote an essay about he hung was part of this awesome jock click in high school (they wore matching jackets) and there was another guy who wasn't as cool but was almost cool, so they decided to haze him for a week. As in, telling everyone they knew what a tool he was, as loudly as possible, and putting rotten meat in this guy's sandwich and making his friends be quiet about it.

The point of the article was that our protagonist should not have been pressured into telling the truth by the evil principle because she already knew that he and his friends had done it, and how he felt used by her.

So now I'm going to spend a semester trying not to hate this guy.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

My Goodness! My Guinness!

So I was in an area bar recently, preparing myself for an awesome concert and enjoying a nice happy hour. I arrived their around 5 o' clock. The bar was mostly empty at that point. This particular bar has happy hour from 4 to 6 pm. That information isn't really pertinent to the story, but I gave it to you anyway.

On to the meat of the story. Around 6 o' clock, it started to pick up. I'd say slightly more than half of the bar stools were full. At this point, a middle aged gentleman enters the bar area. I am currently sitting in the bar stool next to the cash register where all the waitresses, waiters, and bartenders are ringing up their orders. It is located at the end of the bar. The middle aged gentleman saunters up next to me at the end of the bar and proceeds to greet a waiter currently ringing an order at the cash register.

"How's it going [manager's name], I haven't seen you in a while, how about getting me a guinness"

"Actually [patron's name], I'm not working behind the bar anymore. I'm a manager now, but [bartender's name] can get you one if you wish"

All of this was paraphrased from what I can remember (Apparently I can six scotches down in an hour and half at happy hour). The patron then says something about asking the manager to tell the bartender he needs a Guinness. The manager kind of nods then continues with what he was doing.

Now at this point, I am sitting there with an empty scotch glass patiently waiting for the bartender to finish with the drinks he's making and to come over. As he approaches, I start to lift my scotch glass, when he says the patron standing over me.

"Can I get you something sir?

"I thought you were getting me a Guinness"

"Oh, you would like a Guinness? I'll get you one."

The bartender proceeds to start the tap on the Guinness and walks away. The patron the remarks, I'm not sure to who, "I wouldn't mind such a bad pour if I didn't have to wait so long."

When the bartender returns, he begins to passive aggressively explain the proper way to pour a Guinness to the bartender. The bartender even offers to repour him another one.

Am I wrong in thinking this guy needs to get over himself?

1. It's happy hour at a fairly busy bar. You can't expect a bartender to spend time carefully crafting your Guinness while other people are waiting for drinks.

2. Usually there is etiquette for ordering drinks. Either you get a seat at the bar or you stand near the dripmat by the taps and place your order. You don't stand near the high traffic cash register area and force the bartender to wade over to you.

3. Just cause you "know" the manager doesn't mean he is going to place orders for you. Do it yourself!

4. Beer is beer. Drink it.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

I find this to be accurate.

I think I will try to make a top ten list that corresponds to each song on this one.


Thursday, August 21, 2008

New Plans to Return to Spokane

So this time I'll be riding up with Matt & Becca to Spokane around September 7th. I'll stay until around noon on Wednesday September 10th.

By the way, I got a job at OHSU here in Portland getting paid ridiculous amounts of money which should make it easier to visit after I start.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Blaise to Japan

I think we should take Blaise out to dinner before he goes to Japan. I think he said he was leaving on Thursday.

Blaise if you're reading this, let us know when you're available and where you want to go.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008


Rachel sees Paul's Facebook status that indicates his sojourn back to Portland.

Rachel texts Paul:

"welcome back to the west coast/best coast! are you coming back to the spo this weekend?"

Paul texts Rachel back:

"No but maybe next week. Who's this?"

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Paul Returns

I'm stuck in Denver right now, but soon I'll be in Portland.

I think I'm going to go to Spokane next Tuesday with my friend Josh to retrieve my belongings from Joos and hang out--so...who would like me to "stay" with them?

Monday, August 11, 2008

I love the Olympics

If you didn't see the men's 4x100 swim relay last night, you should really go see the video ASAP.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Cowboy Butts Drive Me Nuts

I know this is in bad taste, and I am ashamed to say when I saw this I started laughing hysterically. I hate myself.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Black Dog Music Festival Line-up Change

I was looking this afternoon to see where I could get tickets in advance (costing $15 rather than $20), and it looks like there is a line-up change. American Night (The Doors Tribute) may or may not be playing and The Relay (The Who Tribute) may or may not be taking their place. I've seen it both ways, but it looks like The Relay may be playing instead of American Night. Either way, I am excited. Not excited about not being able to bring beverages into the concert. Bitches.

I want to get tickets here in the next couple days, who wants them and I'll buy them online. I need people to tell me otherwise you'll be buying them in Idaho.

Blue Angels!

Hi kids. I know we're all super excited about the music and general craziness that will ensue in Idaho this weekend, but I'd like to make a request. Can we please please please go see the Blue Angels in Airway Heights at SkyFest this coming weekend? The little SeaFair-loving girl in me misses the yearly plane acrobatics, and thinks it'd be super awesome if we went over there to take part.


Saturday, August 2, 2008

Musicfest NW

To get you all excited for Musicfest NW, I made a mixtape. Enjoy!

Friday, August 1, 2008

I Can Has Fail

10 Reasons Why FAILDogs Are Better Than LOLCats

1. Dogs are awesome.

2. No "I can has..." or "I is in...".

3. Short and to the point.

4. Failure is funnier than mentally handicapped cats.

5. Dogs are awesome.

6. I can't think of anything else. FAIL!


I cannot stop watching this.

Letting it load all the way is vital.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

My inability to budget money

Well, I finally could no longer resist the temptation to buy myself a little sump-sumpin', so after searching for a while I finally caved like a cheap hooker that just got punched in the stomach by a fat guy...and bought myself an Xbox360 Elite (boo-ya Blaise).

Anyway, as most of you know (or should know) I am a big fan of deals, and got myself a sweet one. Brand new factory sealed Xbox with Medal of Honor Airbourne, for $325 (that includes shipping). Sorry Craven, looks like you'll be coming over here to play Rock Band....and drink massive amounts of alcohol while we become a true rock band. I am opening auditions for a band (Bastardized Steam), so if you (or others) are interested in trying out you will need several things.

1. Nerd talent
2. Nerd shame
3. Nerd appreciation
4. Money (that's right, it's gonna cost ya)

I know what I need, but this is the lineup I am going for. I need a singer, so based on past history I am nominating Matthew Craven since he clearly has the most vocal talent of anyone I know. When asked in an interview what instruments he played, John Lennon, replied "A bit of piano, and a bit of mouth organ," and I've seen that mouth organ at work, and let me tell you readers, it is an awe inspiring sight to witness and a true blessing on the ear canals.

I need an ax wielder, so I am nominating Steve. Bare in mind I actually want him to carry an ax and protect us from fans, neighbors, zombies, etc. with an ax.

Third, I need some background dancers. Why you ask? Well if I am not motivated by beautiful dancing then why am I bothering, really? So in the dance department I have actually pulled some strings, called in a few personal favors and debts, and resorted to acting out some sexual favors which I swore I would never act out again after that one trip I took to Germany, but I got him ladies and gentlemen. Yes, I got the one man who can bring unity and awesome Bastardized Steam. Chris Martin. He will be dancing around the room like in Viva la Vida. You are welcome, you are ALL welcome.

A drummer is on the list of players, and since I could not get Lars Ulrich, I just went out and got that monkey who bangs cymbals. I personally will not be playing, but rather managing you all until you are a well oiled machine, then we're taking this shit on the road and I will sell the rights and become extremely wealthy while you all slip into poverty. Mwa-ha-ha-ha!

Hmmm, it has been about 45 minutes since I started this post and forgot it was still being worked on, and I had forgotten that I was writing a rant about rock band, but I digress. Moving on to more interesting topics. Firstly (and a reminder), we COULD do something for Steve since he is leaving for Pullman (practically another continent away) on the 1st and we may never see him again since he will be sucked into the shit that is po-dunk farm town. His parental units will be in town today and helping him load up a U-Haul tomorrow, so if we wanted to do something with him tonight may be a good night.