February 23, 2005

the challenge

Joel and I are relatively clean people, but our Achilles of cleanliness has always been the dishes.

Now, we differ on our strategies as to where we keep our dishes while we’re not doing them. Joel prefers to spread them throughout the apartment; the oven, stove, and indeed the toilet tank are all normal and logical places to leave your dishes when you’re done with them. I’ve always prefered the “reverse jenga” method wherein I stack the dishes on the left side of the sink only with the steady hands of a surgeon.

We’ve both grown fond of our new dirty-dishless apartment and so we have entered into a challenge in which the first roommate (AKA Joel or Red) to leave a dirty dish in the apartment overnight owes the other party the following:

The Prize

  1. A Tri-Tip Sandwich from the Firestone Grill located at 1001 Higuera St. in San Luis Obispo
  2. One beverage (alcoholic or non) costing no more than five dollars
  3. A basket of fries.

A prize cannot be claimed unless one follows…

…The Rules

  1. A dish is considered being left overnight if it is found at 8am
  2. Your room is your business. Dirty dishes only count if found in the living room, kitchen, bathroom, hallway, and on or under Chopper 4
  3. The Prize will be doubled if any dishes are found in the toilet tank

The challenge begins…. NOW!


  1. Is this the new unveiling? Can it be?

    Can I possibly be downloading the live cd of Ubuntu as we speak?

    Nay, it is so?

    Was that last sentence a question? Is this? I am a heartless monkey?

    Comment by Lawless — February 23, 2005 @ 11:21 pm

  2. how much does the sandwich cost?

    Comment by u — February 24, 2005 @ 8:21 pm

  3. Seven Dollars and thirty cents. The basket of fries will put you out about two dollars and thirty cents (it might be two-sixty…) which means the maximum cost of losing would be about:

    Fourteen dollars and 90 cents, and that’s if you don’t get anything for yourself.

    Comment by Red/Brian — February 24, 2005 @ 9:57 pm

  4. yea…so there was a dish i left in there…so does that count against joel? or did he already clean it? and if that’s the case, that’s awesome cuz i can just see how long it takes for joel to lose…hehe, i’m such a big help…i’ll leave dishes everywhere and then go with you guys to firestone’s…

    Comment by nicole — February 24, 2005 @ 11:08 pm

  5. Mmm… Firestone Grill… great little place that is…

    Comment by forrest — February 25, 2005 @ 8:01 pm

  6. oh god how i miss firestone fries :(

    Comment by lindsey k. — February 27, 2005 @ 5:31 pm

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  8. So what is chopper 4?

    Comment by thomas — April 24, 2005 @ 12:52 pm

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