Last Saturday Gabe and I had the pleasure of being led around Seattle’s University District by everyone’s favorite UW student, Dal. Our main objective while in the area was to pick up the supplies we needed in order to design the signs we want to bring to WWE Raw the following Monday. It was a bit warm that day and I thought I had dressed appropriately (a buttoned up t-shirt and jeans). Little did I know, I was in for a whole afternoon of uncontrollable sweating!
We started our journey by leaving Dal’s apartment building via back alleyway. Directly across the street was a wonderful hole-in-the-wall biscuit shop called Morsel. Immediately I knew this place had to be good, as it was full of people, with even more lining up behind us despite the fact that the second you enter the building, you are hit with a thick wall of heat. The place was an oven! In vain I asked, “So we’re getting our food to-go right guys!?” The answer of course was no. We grabbed a booth in the back of the room and marinated in our own juices until the food was ready. But damn if it wasn’t worth the wait. I ordered myself an item called ‘The Fast Break’ and honestly it was one of the best biscuits I’ve ever had, in fact I ate the entire thing even though I wasn’t very hungry in the first place.
With our tummies full and our backs sweaty, we escaped the heat of Morsels and made our way to the University of Washington book store. Along the way the topic of bubble tea came up. I am a huge fan of the stuff, in fact half the reason I love eating pho so much is because I also get to order mango bubble tea. Dal has always made it a point to let me know the bubble tea I drink isn’t the real deal. Lucky for us, a relatively new bubble tea place in the U-District opened which supposedly serves the real stuff. This was my chance! Upon arrival the place looked and felt like a frozen yogurt shop. Lots of white with a crisp, cool smell in the air. So far so good. The wall behind the register had all sorts of flavors to choose from but since this was my chance to compare my so-called fake tea to the real deal, I went with the ol’ faithful mango flavor. The difference in ordering took me by surprise as the woman behind the counter asked me to choose a level of sweetness and ice. I decided to go with 80% sweet and half-ice (whatever that means). Once our drinks were complete I anxiously stabbed my straw through the thin plastic wrapping and gave it a taste. How was it!? Well, it was not great. In fact I’d say it kind of watery and bland. Perhaps it was my fault for not going 100% sweet and some other percentage of ice, but whatever. This was kind of disappointing. On the other hand, at least my drink was much better than whatever Gabe ordered. That was a travesty. He didn’t finish it. Long story short, I’m gonna stick with the fake stuff.
At last we had made our way to the book store and began hunting for the supplies we needed. To tell you the truth it wasn’t all that exciting. We just bought a handful of poster board and some markers! The real winner was Gabe’s idea to craft a bonesaw as a loving tribute to Macho Man’s role in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man.
In case you don’t remember, there’s a scene where Peter enters a wrestling match in order to make some money. His opponent is a wrestler named Bonesaw and one of the fans in the crowd has a comically large saw/sign that they pretend to use on their arm. It’s as ridiculous as it sounds. The end result speaks for itself. We had a really awesome time at Raw on Monday. I’ll tell you more about it in my next post.