Monday, October 27, 2008

The Damning Evidence

Of all the things to find in a used copy of Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, perhaps the least appropriate would have been a receipt from El Paseo for a 64-ounce margarita.

In case you don’t process your units of volume all that well, 64 ounces is the amount of liquid contained in your typical orange juice container. It makes it all the more amusing, of course, that this copy of The Awakening happened to belong to Roommate Aly before it came into Spencer’s possession.

Point one: Edna Pontellier would not approve, Aly. And point two: A whole 64-ounce container of margarita would not result in an awakening, under any circumstances.


  1. Who cares about the book.

    A 64 oz. margarita is LEGAL? Yet another reason why I miss California.

  2. We can’t be sure, of course, but we think it’s one of those things where they give you a fishbowl-sized margarita and the straws.

  3. Goddammit Drew. I still refuse to believe I made this purchase, especially because I'm 99.9% sure I have never consumed a fishbowl-sized something at any restaurant or bar.

    This of course leads to the conclusion that after said 64 oz margarita I blacked out/threw/up/landed somewhere less than desirable, which puts us right back at the beginning of this argument... Ugh.

  4. I just want to say right now that Aly came to my birthday party and drank a kiddie pool of Maker's Mark Manhattans, and then spat the cherries at my guests until they were all driven away.

  5. That's so weird, because I heard that when Aly went to Mexico she went to a tequila factory and she drank so much tequila that there was no tequila left and they had to close the tequila factory and the family that made the tequila was very sad.

    But that's just what I heard.

  6. Yeah I mean in fairness to Aly neither of those is at a restaurant or bar. You know what else wasn't at a restaurant or bar? That tractor-trailer of Canadian Club she hijacked and drank and then set on fire.