Thursday, September 04, 2008

welcome to the internet

You can send an online Chi-Chis gram! A perfect way to tell your loved ones "I'm thinking of you!" is by sending them an animated..... Cyclops?

WTF. I am terrified.

Friday, May 30, 2008

creepy abandoned highway kmart chichis

So, hey internet. Have i ever talked about the CACC in Springfield, VA? If not, I'm dumb. It's not far from my house, and it's been there forever (right off 395/old keene mill road, before you reach the KMart Shopping Center. Also, KMart/Trader Joes/BuyBuyBaby? Riddle me this: those three places seem totally incongruous.)

Ok, so. John has sent the below in, because he is awesome and has a camera with him at all times apparently. Or, even better, made a special trip to that crazy-ass KMart/TJ's/Baby shopping area right off the craziest-assest highway (the Mixing Bowl, three superhighways merge, it's insanity) just to capture the glamour that is Chi-Chis.

Woot, thanks John!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

wait, what?

So. I was puzzling over the "Bankets" menu on the Brussels site, and what do my little blue eyes spy? Tumbleweed Restaurant is the "US Chi-Chis brand"?

Apparently they are only in Ohio and Kentucky, with smattering of T-weeds in Indiana and Wisconsin as well.

More on this shocking discovery as it develops. And by "develops" I mean my husband and I spend the next 30 minutes on IM frantically joke-planning a roadtrip to Zanesville.

Thursday, February 14, 2008



- Commenter Peg gives us a photo album of Wisconsin-Mexican Destruction (Wisconsin 1, Chi-Chi's 0).

- Emailer and former CC busboy Greg reports on his Wikipedia entry and the heartstring-tugging rumors that somewhere, a Chi-Chi's is still operational - Belgium (?) and Luxembourg (???????) Greg. Don't toy with my emotions like that, Greg.

Speaking of emotional:

Declaration of Salsafication which, at one point, appeared on the back of the menu: [3]

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary to
solemnly declare the right to be free and salsafied, absolved from all
connection to the shackles of the bored, the ordinary and the bland.

We hold these truths to be self-evident. That all Chi-Chi's are
created to salsafy our lives through good food, festive drink,
and the pursuit of some serious fun.

Further it is the right of the people to abolish routine. As a free
and salsafied people. You have the full power to come together,
to eat, to drink, to be loud, to relax, to goof off, to pause.

On support of this declaration, we pledge to you these
articles of salsafication for as long as the sun does rise.
For life always needs a little salsa.™


Thursday, January 03, 2008

"you don't have to come to work today." if only, internet.

From my inbox. apparently, this one is in Altoona, PA:

Here's where I got my first job washing dishes. I worked there 5 years. left one night as the manager and got a message the next day , You don't have to come to work today. Unless you wanna get some extra hours helping pack up some stuff. I went and me and a lot of workers drained the margarita tank in kids cups with lids and straws. In the mean while the district manager didn't even know, LOL.

LOL indeed. Seriously, who wants to go get margaritas in sippy cups after work? I kind of do.