You know folks, I've eaten a lot of interesting things in my lifetime. Raw octopus. Alligator on a stick. Barbecued eel. But last week my taste buds took adventuring to new heights. I'm sure at this point pretty much everyone in town has heard of Dawn of the Donut, Spokane's very own zombie-themed donut shop (and if you haven't - seriously? have you been living under a rock the past couple of months?). What you may not have heard of is some of their more exciting baked options, such as the El Diablo - a delightful chocolate cake donut sprinkled with Ghost pepper flakes. Yes, ladies and gents, you read that correctly. Ghost. Pepper. Flakes. Ghost pepper flakes that I was not totally aware of on the donut until I had taken several large bites and suddenly found myself wondering a) why my mouth was on fire and b) if I opened said burning mouth would flames come out in a very dragon-like fashion?
There are a lot of exciting options available at Dawn of the Donut and from what I understand not all of them make you feel like your mouth is going to run screaming from your body and dunk itself into the deepest, coolest vat of milk possible (milk helps negate the effects of spicy foods - true story and something to keep in mind for all you spicy-food wimps out there like myself). But I urge everyone to give these guys a try, and if you are brave I'm sure the El Diablo is calling your name (by the way, in case you think I must be the biggest idiot in the planet or that I ordered something no one took the time to warn me about, we had a co-worker bring in two boxes of donuts on morning and he didn't take the time to label them or warn anyone before eating them, so that's how I ended up with the El Diablo; it looked like the most normal donut in the box. I have since learned my lesson about judging baked goods by their appearance).
Last week really seemed to be all about the food. I went out several nights for dinner and had myself some tasty cheap fast food at Taco Bell, immersed myself in a simple but very edible Taco salad at Senor Froggy during lunch with TheGramma, and chased down some old favorites and new experiments at Sushi Maru (turns out I still love their Godzilla and Dragon rolls, but am not terribly fond of whatever the heck it's called with the pile of scallops on top of it). I also shared in an excellent pile of nachos at Morty's one evening when we all gathered to say goodbye to a co-worker who was heading off to a new adventure of her own after working at the station for five years. I may have had a couple of margaritas as well, and why not? It was a party and the general manager was paying (which is always an excellent reason to have a few drinks in my book).
When I wasn't eating I was taking some time to help some of my favorite gentlemen with one of my favorite podcasts - Spokast in case you haven't been following along the past few months and heard me mention them a couple dozen times. And I was taking some time out to hang with my tiny/tall roommate at our awesome apartment and watch the single greatest awful film in possibly the history of the universe (so far) - Sharknado. It had everything: bad CGI effects, horrible actors, a ridiculous plot, and sharks. So many sharks. Sharks flying through windows. Sharks swimming up freeways. Sharks falling from the sky. Sharks eating everyone they could get their poorly constructed CG teeth on. If you haven't seen the epic badness that is Sharknado yet you are truly missing out on crappy movie history.
As there is really nothing that can top watching a tornado made of sharks that is about where my week wrapped up. Don't worry though, I'll be back next Monday or Tuesday to talk about hanging out with FlatSimon (hopefully you've been paying attention to our Facebook and Twitter feeds for the story on him), Rock Band events for charity, and riffing films live. To pass the time til my return why don't you head out for some adventures of your own? If you're lucky you just might see me bouncing around town while you're out there.
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