Spokane, Post Falls, and the Lake of Liberty.
Iíve started my new project as of yesterday, and Iím going to be moving into my new apartment in Liberty Lake, Washington tomorrow. My first impression of the greater Spokane area is that no Democrat could ever stand a chance here. You can smell the flags of patriotism for the good olí U S of fuckiní A waving everywhere.
Itís really pretty country though, and interestingly enough is both arid and forested, depending on where you look. For those of you who are Johnny Depp fans, the quirky love story, Benny and Joon (1993), which starred Aidan Quinn (whatever happened to that guy?), Mary Stuart Masterson, and Julianne Moore (with a wretched hairstyle), was filmed here in Spokane.
Spokane is a blue collar town, and Iím told there is a lot of meth to be had. I donít do meth, but itís nice to know that I can get a quick fix if I need one. Of course, itíll take me a while to winnow my way into the seedy underbelly of Spokaneís drug trade, but itís just a matter of time. Cause you all know how homey roll now donícha?
The apartment that they are renting for me in Liberty Lake is right on a golf course, which Iíll be able to enjoy for my last month on this project, after the glacier recedes. The great thing is that itís only about 5 miles from the job site, which is pretty nice. And from what I can see from the freeway, there is a nice shopping center right close by as well. I like to have a market close by, especially between work and home. If the store is out of the way, itís much less convenient for me to go shopping, and I donít like to be inconvenienced.
I had better start putting together a shopping list right away. Letís see:
Frozen food, pastas
Soap (body, laundry, and dish)
That should do it for now. Maybe Iíll grab some chips or whatever too, weíll see how I feel when I get there. It also depends on what is in the apartment. Like if I need to buy a coffee maker and what not. You just have to be able to adapt to the situation on the fly, you know? I mean seriously. I might have to buy a bottle opener or something too, you just never know.
The company that I work for makes allergens. They grow dust mites, grind up cat, dog, and horse hair, concentrate pollen, all kinds of stuff like that. Iíll either get over my allergies or blow up like Violet Beauregard from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I guess weíll just have to wait and see. In the meantime, Iíve one more day in my mall-side hotel, and Iíll just try to stay busy.
Well toodles for now, kids. Stay sane.