Saturday, March 30, 2013

To My Spokane

Posted on Sat, Mar 30, 2013 at 8:24 AM



Cheers to the mid-size city by the river, my home. To all of its grittiness
and subtle beauties, to its modest residents and unexpectedly varied urban
scene, to its self-consciousness and self-deprecating sense of humor, to
its neighborhoods, and to the shared experience of belonging someplace
completely average and loving it and hating it all at once. Cheers to the
river that cuts so vigorously through the center of town and to the many
spots along it to feed marmots, eat blackberries, and to sleep
undisturbed. Cheers to the not-overly-quaint park that borders the river
and cheers to the large servings of ice-cream at the carousel always under
repair and to the garbage-eating goat also frequently clogged. Cheers to
aging architecture that softens the skyline and reminds us of the booming
city it once was and cheers to cheap apartments with vaulted ceilings that
now occupy them. Cheers to conveniently located watering holes centering on
a main arterial and cheers to their non-west-coast-like oevres. Cheers to
the taco trucks open till three and cheers to the drag queens that pour out
of the local establishments at that time and call you honey. Cheers to the
potholes and to the unplowed streets in winter. Cheers to the cougars in
the bus plaza and to the dead-end skywalks and to the mysterious
unoccupied, art deco food court. Cheers to the flute player in the king hat
who serenades my neighborhood every morning. Cheers to the unassuming.
Cheers to the resilient, hard-working residents who make time to pig out at
the park every summer. Though not glamorous or worldly, no city can hold a
torch, or a light, or a parade to my working-class, lilac-fragranced city
by the river. You and your ground squirrel-loving residents will be greatly
missed. Cheers to my family and friends, and friends of friends, and
acquaintances. Cheers to eight years well-spent, my love.
  • Pin It
  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags:

Good Samaritan

Posted on Sat, Mar 30, 2013 at 8:24 AM



Cheers to the person who turned in my red clutch purse containing my debit
card, drivers license, and photos, at Target last Sunday! Thank you so
much! You are a lifesaver and I won't soon forget your good deed!
  • Pin It
  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags:

My Go-Froyo Girl

Posted on Sat, Mar 30, 2013 at 8:24 AM



It warms my heart that you've been such a devoted friend, constant consort
and trusted confidant these past years to my Bella; many times your
shoulder has been a safe haven. I've watched you blossom into a beartiful
young woman full of strength, determination, spunk and attitude. Wishing
you continued success in your future endeavors. Happy Birthday to my de
facto daughter Emmaline, and remember, "If you obey all the rules, you miss
all the fun." ps:Thanks for all the morning meets at the, "Little G."
  • Pin It
  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags:

To My Love

Posted on Sat, Mar 30, 2013 at 8:24 AM



Melvi, your thoughtful and caring ways inspire me on the daily to be a
better woman. You teach me that there is no benefit in fighting the old but
rather to focus on building the new, and to check my tone, of course. I can
say with certainty that you are loved by both of us. Our family is perfect
and I can't wait till we are all under one roof. Here is to the lessons we
have learned from our past and to our future where we will continue to be
students of life and of love. Thank You my sweet woman.
  • Pin It
  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags:

I'm Moving On

Posted on Sat, Mar 30, 2013 at 8:24 AM



So, when I first thought to write this it was originally going to be in the
Cheers. Telling you how much I missed you, express regret, express my love
and tell you how much I'm gonna miss the little things, like how you do
that weird shake when you get cold in a restaurant, how you do that weird
thing with your jaw when you don't know what else to say, how much I'll
miss your head on my chest and blah blah blah. But that was last week.
Funny how one meeting with you and a conversation with somebody else that
knows you well changed all that! Instead, I'll tell what 'Im not going to
miss. I won't miss your lies, which I have discovered you did the entire
time I knew you! You told me I was your first?! That isn't even close to
the truth! I won't miss you hanging up on me regularly. I won't miss your
temper tantrums. I won't miss you always calling the shots. Yeah I know
I've acted crazy, but I loved you! With all my heart! But you lied, you
used me! You are the most selfish, conceited person that I know! Yet
somehow I will always still love you....but you lost me! Amongst your other
lies that I have recently discovered, you got around! And somebody told me
all about you before I was in the picture! I want my 5 months back! I want
Christmas back! Best thing that ever happened to you? That is what you
said. Selfish little liar. I would have treated you like royalty. But you
blew it. I loved you so much that I shielded you from the fact that I have
cancer. Found out around Christmas. Did you really say the other night that
everybody at your job wanted you? Haha! Trust me when I say this: They all
know about you! And then you sat across from me and lied to my face about
why you wanted that number! I moving on...and I do mean moving on! Have a
great XC season next year my beautiful little liar, and break a leg! No- I
mean it - break a leg!
  • Pin It
  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags:

I Love You

Posted on Sat, Mar 30, 2013 at 8:24 AM



To my wonderful girlfriend, how I love to be around you. We may be
distracted from "us" due to the little sea monkey in your belly, but I
trust that after all said and done, I will always be standing next to you
smiling... mmm bacon
  • Pin It
  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags:

CFT Class

Posted on Sat, Mar 30, 2013 at 8:24 AM



Forbidden love - I saw you in class every day in Winter. You, the beautiful
blonde with the wavy hair that you like to straighten, me the creepy old
guy. I always wanted to talk to you and tell you how I felt but never could
and probably will never get the chance to.
  • Pin It
  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags:

Spokane Hip Hop

Posted on Sat, Mar 30, 2013 at 8:24 AM



Cheers to the Red Room Lounge and the Knitting Factory for booking some
heavy hitting hip hop acts this year. Rakim, Murs, and Ghosface Killah all
coming to my city within a 2 month period has renewed my faith in the rap
scene here. Cheers to the Flying Spiders and Bad Penmanship for making
great hip hop music right here at home and keeping Spokane on the map.
Finally, a big cheers to all my fellow Spokanites who are willing to come
out and support real hip hop on a weekday night. Keep them coming and we'll
keep attending.
  • Pin It
  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags:

Hummingbird

Posted on Sat, Mar 30, 2013 at 8:24 AM



You: Beautiful busy hummingbird. Me: Lost lonely soul. It's been two years!
Thanks for stopping your busy little wings and taking the time to bless me!
I luv ya Nizhoni!
  • Pin It
  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags:

Northern Quest

Posted on Sat, Mar 30, 2013 at 8:24 AM



On Saturday morning about 3 am you and I had a conversation. You were
wearing a pink hoodie and sweater. You told me your name was Ally, I
apologize if I misspelled your name. We had quite the conversation as I lit
your cigarette. I would like to continue where we left off. Possibly over a
drink or two?
  • Pin It
  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags:

Today | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue
I Remember Christmas: A Christmas Revue

I Remember Christmas: A Christmas Revue @ The Coeur d'Alene Resort

Thursdays-Sundays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 21

All of today's events | Staff Picks

© 2014 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation