Hello again ladies and gents! It is a beautiful summer Tuesday morning and I'm at work, wishing desperately that I was out enjoying the sunshine at one of our awesome local lakes. Oh well. Maybe I'll run over to Shopko and purchase one of their wading pools and set myself up beach-like in front of the television station instead. It will almost be the same thing, right?
Anyhoo, so last week The Postal Service was in town playing at The Knitting Factory and I was lucky enough to get an invite from the Spokast Podcast fellas to tag along with them to the show. And what a show it was. I have to say that (in my not-so-humble opinion) that was the best live music show I've seen all year. It had been some years since I'd listened much to The Postal Service but they played all of their best songs (not that they have a giant selection of songs to choose from) and the whole audience sang and danced along to them. Jenny Lewis was there and she was awesome (I'm a big Rilo Kiley fan) and even though the show was at least bordering on sold out I didn't find myself getting stepped on or groped or run over nearly as much as I had earlier in the year at the MGMT show. I really can't gush enough about what an excellent time I had at the show but if The Postal Service swings through Spokane again in the future you better believe I'll be first in line to see them.
Later in the week I was set to drag my tiny/tall roommate to the monthly Spokane Geek Girls meeting at The Onion downtown, but when we arrived there didn't seem to be any other geeky girls in attendance. After a few minutes of waiting to see if anyone would show up we decided to wander off to Zola for Happy Hour instead. While they will never be my most favorite bar in the entire world, I am more than willing to appreciate Zola's Happy Hour specials. How can you refuse $1.50 PBRs and $3.50 well cocktails? (The answer is that you can't really so why even bother trying.) Unfortunately my margarita was not included in the specials, which I didn't realize until after I had drunk it and the bill showed up. Oh well. It was tasty enough and still cost less than margaritas I've had other places (though in defense of the premium margarita from Applebee's that one was DELICIOUS times 10 and totally worth the high sticker price).
At some point over the last few months one of my awesome Geek Girl friends got herself a motorcycle license and a swanky red scooter she's been tooling around the state on. Friday night she picked me up on that scooter for a little bar hopping through town and a trip down the turny-twisty parts of Government Way. We started off at Jones Radiator - once we managed to find it that is. From the outside the bar looks almost as small as The Riff, but like a Tardis* (that's a nerd reference for you) it was much bigger on the inside. They had live bluegrass style music going on and though we tried off sitting inside at the counter we eventually had to move outside to hear ourselves talk. After a while we decided to head out to try something new and different and buzzed over to El Que in Browne's Addition. I love The Elk and have spent quite a bit of time there, but this was my first experience with El Que. No live music in this drinkery but it was still plenty loud inside the narrow, small bar area. I had another margarita (I'm out to try them at every place in town until I have found the best ones Spokane has to offer - Nyne rates highest so far and Ugly Betties was a close second until they shut down which sucks) and we chatted until closing time rolled around. Then we just rode around for a while because SCOOTER.
The rest of the weekend I spent attempting to be as lazy as possible. My tiny/tall roommate was off having a camping adventure in the woods so I laid around the apartment, eating too much pizza (I think I managed to order from Dominos, Pizza Hut, and Pizza Pipeline all the course of three days), playing video games (Dead or Alive 5 in case anyone cares) and watching Game of Thrones, True Blood, and Rome on HBO. If I had accessed my brain at some point I would have remembered KuroNekoCon (Spokane's own anime convention) was going on and headed down to check that out, but alas it was not to be this year. But I did make a note on my calender to get my self down to it in 2014.
Well that's about it for this week. I'll be back next Monday (most likely) to regale you with tales of snake hunting, Reuben egg rolls, stand up comedians, and epic nerdery. Why don't you head out for some adventures of your own while I'm gone? If you're lucky you just might see me bouncing around town while you're out there!
*From Doctor Who in case you are the worst geek ever or - gasp! - not a geek at all!
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