Sunday, November 20, 2005


One day, some kind of challenge arrived in the mailbox...

Family Size! 62 cubic inches of 'taters!

It taunted, nay, BAFFLED us for a week!

Until Nick had a brilliant idea!

"We should go buy it! One per each!"

Little did we know, it came with bonus 'desserts' of gravy!

Dowis dove right in...

Rob and Nick were a tad more tactful in their methods of consumption...

"Goes down smooooooooth...."

Andrew: "Aghast and agog, and it's still early yet!"

Nick lost his patience...

He's got a heart of a champion!

Then Andrew grew impatient...

Insanity breaks loose...

An hour in, our team begins to struggle...

But one is undauted...

But then Rob gets a second wind!

Behold the madness!

Nick rises to the challenge!

Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

Success for our challengers!

Consumed by madness...

...Andrew defeats the monstrous potatoes!

At a high cost.... DIGNITY.

Rob's victory has led to a spud-induced coma.

Not to be outdone, Dowis meditates before his last stand! He can make it on his own!!

Fueled by Metallica, Dowis gives it his all, but faces difficulty.


Man down!

"I'll get you next time! Damned 'taters!"

Everyone's a loser in the mega-mash challenge.

The End...?

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Mega Mash

As taken from Andrew Dowis' away message:

I was working in the lab late one night
When my eye beheld a frightening sight
For my stomach had a rumble that began to rise
And suddenly to my surprise

I saw the mash
It was the MEGA MASH!
I saw the mash
It was a tater smash
I saw the mash
I grabbed it in a flash
I saw the mash
And I ate MEGA MASH!!

I grabbed a straw and dove into this beast
And so I began my potato feast
But my stomach churned with unpleasent sound
And I wailed in pain as I hit the ground

It's madness smash!
Potato trash!
It's too much mega mash
A madness splash
It came on in a flash
It was the MADNESS MASH!

Monday, November 14, 2005

Update would we?

I figured it was about time to update, so here it goes:

Well, December 4th is our official move out day at Park West, so last weekend I went and found a new apartment. It's called the Meadows and it's right behind Fox Hills Mall, which is literally a mile from where I work, so that makes it nice. So I got a studio there, and can move in starting the 19th. It should end up being a pretty slick bachelor pad, and even though it's a studio, I think I can fix it up real nice. It has vaulted ceilings and everything looks really new, so I'm pretty excited. Goodbye LAX!

Work has been going well, so that's been fun. It hasn't gotten old yet, so that's a good sign, and everyone there is really nice.

As for myself? I think I'm doing well. I'm not sure if I've really grasped the fact that I'm off on my own now, even though I have been for the last few months. Maybe because I'm still living where I lived during school? I dunno. I think moving to a new place by myself will really symbolize the fact that I'm off in the real world, and I'm doing alright. I always thought that being a 'grownup' meant that you don't like cartoons, you watch the news every day, read the paper, and listen to talk radio while drinking coffee and caring about the latest politcal... stuff. I for one love to watch cartoons (animation major, duh!), HATE the news, only read the paper to laugh at the Crime Watch section of the Argonaut, I listen to a podcast that might be considered talk radio, but it's about He-Man, so I dunno if that counts, and could not care less about politics. Oh, and coffee burns my tongue EVERY FRICKIN TIME I DRINK IT. But then I have a full time job, pay bills, taxes, have responsibilites, and all that crap. So what does that make me then?


PS: Bass-akwards is my new favorite word. Work it into your daily vocabulary! Here's an example: "I was trying to code a new game in Flash, and it turned out all bass-akwards so I gave up." Or: "What took you so long to get here?" "Well, I took lincoln to jefferson to the 405 to the 105 to the 605 to the 5 to 10 the 110 to get back on the 5 got off on la cienega and took it down to fountain" "That's a bass-akwards way of going... but heck, you made it!"

Wednesday, November 2, 2005


Well, another Halloween has come and gone. It was pretty damn good too. Monday I went to work all dressed up in my pirate digs, so that was a blast. Everyone loved it, even though I was only one of 3 people who dressed up, including my co-worker Ryan. He went as Elvis, so, of course, we had to go show off. And what better place than the Sony Pictures lot? I felt like a movie star, it was so awesome. Walking around Sony Pictures' movie lot, dressed as a pirate accompanied by Elvis. It was just like out of a movie, a really weird movie.... Elvis vs the Pirates.... but it still was one of the coolest experiences I've had in a while. After work, I picked up Cassie (Snow White) and went over to Derek's (Kid Moxie). Met Andrew D (Slipknot drummer ..1), Andrew C (bearded knight), Jess (Malificent), Zach (Samurai X), and Mike (60's Hipster) there, so that was fun. I don't think I've seen so many trick or treaters in my life, it was intense. A few people wanted to take pictures with me, so I was digging that. Halloween is all about getting the attention :) After the ToTers died down, we dropped in at Dana and (other) Cassie's party, then off to iHop. I even ordered like a pirate! And a SPRITE is what I be wanting to drink I be! Damn, I love Halloween. Good times.