Friday, October 29, 2010

Organ Trail

Come play the classic game, Organ Trail!
Try taking a journey by armoured vehicle across 2000 miles of cities, ruins, and wasteland.  Try!  In the cities, will you slosh your bus through wreckage and corpses or will you plod through ash six inches deep?

Monday, October 25, 2010


A little help for Becca's GRE prep

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

What would compliment a fine bottle of Arbor Mist?

Last night I was over with some friends and we were slowing working on the few drinks in the house while waiting for the last friend to show up so we could have mint juleps. After finishing the 2 drinks worth of piƱa coladas, the only thing left (other than a bud light) was a bottle of Arbor Mist. I had not seen an Arbor Mist since Spokane, and frankly I was shocked that Arbor Mist would be served anywhere outside of Spokane. Needless to say, I was shamelessly excited by this fruity surprise and proceeded to savor my glass of chilled strawberry white zinfandel. I was investigating the empty bottle not too long afterwards, and to an even greater shock I discovered that Arbor Mist was made in New York. Wow. It was decided in my head before I even had time to craft thoughts into words that a roadtrip was in order to the Arbor Mist vineyard, and in this immediate moment of excitement the words "OH MY GOD WE ARE GOING ON A ROADTRIP TO ARBOR MIST!" came out "shnarg-a-gurg". Despite my incoherent babble, the message was quite clear, and a road trip was in order.

This morning I was talking to Paul, and he and I (mainly me) decided this was an excellent idea. There would be nothing better than pulling up a chair in their fancy parking lot, taking in a deep breath of the sweet sweet air, cracking open a fine bottle of Arbor Mist, pouring it into an equally fine plastic wine glass, and then getting shit faced.

I google mapped our course, found out that they are located just north of one of New York's finger lakes, but a vineyard could not be found. Curses Arbor Mist, why would you taunt me?!?! My visions of sitting around swirling wine in plastic cupware (ala Sideways) may forever be ruined. Perchance a tour of the factory can be arranged. With hope back in my heart, and the vision of Arbor Mist in my future, this begs an obvious question: what would compliment a fine bottle of Arbor Mist? When going to a typical winery it can be expected to be served small portions of wine with cheese, crackers, and occasionally a spread for said crackers. However, since we are not talking about an ordinary bottle of wine which was harvested by wine makers at choice season, we're not talking about ordinary grapes which have been squeezed through presses, and we're not talking about a pathetic vineyard which can only produce a few hundred cases of $100+ bottles of wine; nay, we ARE talking about an a-typical winery which makes a brilliantly delectible bottle of wine by collecting ingredients resembling that of grapes and then producing them by the THOUSANDS OF CASES for cheap cheap cheap! Arbor Mist is the obvious winner in quality, price, flavor, not to mention the talent which goes into crafting such a rich experience guaranteed to leave you speechless (because chances are the next morning you will be singing into the porcelain telephone).

So, back on topic, food. Obviously you cannot have a hard cheese like cheddar or Wensleydale (wen-D-sley-DALE!), you will need something with more or a liquid texture; like Cheez Whiz on saltines.

I'm the WHIZ! Paul revolutionized my brain by taking it a step beyond my present thought by suggesting Cheez-Its. All the flavor of processed cheese combined with crackers in one square package!

YOU CAN'T HANDLE FLAVOR OF THIS MAGNITUDE!!!! I pose the next two questions to you my fellow Spokanicitiers: One, who wants to come on an epic road trip to find the lost city of Arbor Mistia; and two, there is no question two, refer to question one.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Spokanicity Theme Song?

What city can offer the great outdoors
And access to 33 golf courses of course
Spokane can yeah Spokane can
When other cities can't can't can't
Spokane can

If you like shopping at all
Head to the River Park Square Mall
Or in the Riverfront park
You can ride rides till after dark

What city can boast 76 lakes
Or a Cherry Festival for pies to bake
Spokane can yeah Spokane can
When other cities can't can't can't
Spokane can

Or if you want some local cheer
Head to the Blue Door Theatre
Or if you're into rarities and you want to see 'em
Go to Carr's One of A kind in the World Museum

What town can offer good city planning yet
Still let you go wide water rafting
Spokane can yeah Spokane can
When other cities can't can't can't
Spokane can

If you're outdoorsy but you still want to work it
This is the place for you, it's near nature near perfect
Or if you want to get above it all
You can take a gondola over Spokane Falls

What town can claim world class fishing
Or world class learning at Gonzaga University
Spokane can yeah Spokane can
When other cities can't can't can't
Spokane can

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Congrats you two!

I mean really, who could have resisted a man in these pants:

                                           ... or this beard?

You guys rock :) Happy engagement.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Anyone Up for Lunch?

We'd all have to meet in Albany or in the Baltimore area next weekend, but we could go to Friendly's and get something even better than a double down:

Friday, June 18, 2010

Tooley having sex with a shoe, squeeking

Rachel sent me a video of Tooley a Tortoise having sex with a shoe, squeeking.  Can you tell I'm bored at work?

Chat with Mary

Mary: we also took [beer] bongs out of a bong with a plastic male body part on the end use your imagination...

we also took bongs out of a bong with a plastic male body part on the end

use your imagination...

and surprise surprise, [my friend's] mom was the best at it

BP Spills Coffee

I'm sure many of you have seen this Viral Video from our friends at the UCB.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I have just one response to Tooley's post


I just noticed today that in 2008 we posted 185 times, then in 2009 we posted 130 times, and here it is, June 2010 and we've only posted 11 times. 11 TIMES! COME ON! What the hell? We need to go back to our roots of posting nonsensical shit that made us interested in checking the blog out once in a while. What photo was recently photoshopped? What IM conversation did Rachel and Becca have where Becca said something which could be taken inappropriately? What wacky shit is happening in life? I miss finding little treasures at Spokanicity which made me either very happy or ashamed to be alive. I miss that. Come on!

Friday, May 7, 2010

your gypsy soul

Who wants to go see The Swell Season at the Knitting Factory? No matter that only a few of us will live in the Spo at that time - COME VISIT!

Maybe they will cover "Into the Mystic" again and we can get all sniffly reminiscing about Matt & Becca's wedding:

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Oregon scientists will try sound to steer Tooleys away from wave-energy devices

Hello Blog.

An excerpt from Katy Muldoon's article in The Oregonian

All of it is part of an experiment that Oregon State University marine researchers plan early next year during Tooley migrations. They hope to learn whether low-power acoustic devices -- this one emitting a single "whoop," then a rising "whoop-whoop-whoop," -- can prevent Tooleys from approaching wave-energy platforms and cables that might one day occupy waters off Oregon and elsewhere.

In other related news, my roommate claims a friend of his goes to Brown with the Emma Watson.  Apparently in a class that they're in together, Emma answered the professor's question correctly. The professor replied something to the effect of, "Good Job Miss Watson."  A guy in the back yelled, "Ten Points for Gryffindor!"

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wasted guy at Coachella 2010 - FRIDAY

I expect you all to be in top form next week.

Here's an example of what I mean.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Please Rob Me

Best use of the Twitter API in the history of the internet? maybe.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Wedding Playlist

Blog resurrection!

I need songs for the reception. I need a mix of modern pop, 80's, and classic songs.