Hello all you lovely readers out there in internet-land. Here we are enjoying nice weather in the first week of June and I'm ready for some exciting new adventures. I sat most of last week out and actually cancelled a few activities because I was feeling a bit sick-y. Luckily by the weekend I was almost back to my usual bouncy self and was able to enjoy a few events before I had to call the whole week a waste (some unintentional alliteration there at the end of that sentence - fun). I did manage one lunch outing on Thursday with my million-year-old Gramma and my slightly-less-old and infinitely-more-energetic aunt. We got some family time in at China Cafe up on 57th near Regal, and between the fact that neither my aunt nor father ever seem to listen when asked questions by waitstaff, and the fact that TheGramma has a tendency to say surprising and random things on a regular basis, a good time was had by all. China Cafe isn't the absolute best Chinese food in town BUT the prices are reasonable AND the people that run the restaurant are wonderfully friendly and accommodating so I will head there more often than not when I'm in the mood for Chinese cuisine.
Saturday was my ultra-busy day for the week. I fell out of bed around noon (I said ultra-busy, not ultra-early) and headed over to Spokane Comicon with my tiny/tall Fox28 gal pal and one of the Spokast Podcast fellas. We took some pics in a DeLorean (which one clueless young lady called the Batmobile, causing us to hang our heads in despair), cruised the comic book booths, chatted with local children's author Jessica Rising, bought some amazing artwork from artist Travis Bundy, poked at collectible toys, experienced chair massages, and otherwise had ourselves an interesting afternoon. I thought about sitting in on a panel discussion but the room was already full up when I considered the idea and squishing myself between three Doctor Whos and a gaggle of Deadpools (cosplayers - for those who have no idea what goes on at a comic book convention) for an hour didn't really appeal to me.
After we'd had enough of nerd-ing it up for the day we hit up Hacienda las Flores for lunch because it was close by and I love their food. I need to order something besides the Polla a la Crema sometime though. I feel like I've fallen into a bit of a food rut where that restaurant is concerned but it is just SO GOOD I can't seem to help myself. This was my tiny/tall friend's first experience at Hacienda las Flores, and though she said it looked a bit sketchy on the outside, she did have to admit the food was super tasty once she came inside.
Later that evening I met up with some friends at Sushi Maru in Riverpark Square. I was still pretty full from lunch but I've never been able to pass up the opportunity to cram sushi fish in my mouth hole. I managed to restrain myself to only a few plates - which I also shared! - so when the time came to be on our way I was still able to squeeze myself back out of our booth. From the restaurant we walked over to the Spokane Arena (name pending? I'm not even sure anymore what is going on with that after the last few days)to take in a little football game. My experience with any kind of football really centers around watching games when my stepbrother played high school ball, and watching movies such as Little Giants while growing up. Still, I don't mind attending a game or two during the arena football season. It is loud and busy and the people-watching opportunities are fantastic. The only problem I really have is that the beer is so dang expensive. I was only willing to drop cash for one while I was there and even that felt ridiculously extravagant. The Shock won the game, however, and I was hanging out with people I enjoy hanging out with, so it was worth it in the end.
And that wraps it up pretty much for last week. As I said before, I took most of it off from my usual adventuring. I'm feeling better now, however, and I'm off to see what kind of trouble I can manage to get into this week. I'll be back (Monday if I'm feeling industrious or Tuesday if I'm being lazy) to talk about things like Red Dress parties, classic car shows, and podcasting live.
Why don't you head out for some adventures of your own while I'm gone? If you're lucky you must might see me bouncing around town while you're out there.
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