So if you didn't know, Cage the Elephant is a band. Some guy Rob works with got tickets to see them at Aloha Tower - which is about a block from where I'm staying - so we went! They were just OK live, but still, live concerts are always fun, and this one was no exception. Sadly, you couldn't get up to the stage without a VIP ticket, which cost like double the normal price. Luckily: the lead singer from the bad didn't like this fact, and made the security guys let people through. I gladly jumped the divider and got my butt to the stage. The show wound up being really fun, and I learned that Matt Shultz - the lead singer - is really into crowd surfing.
|It's a crappy photo - just like any other picture taken on a cell phone at a concert - but at least it shows how close I managed to get|
Next up is conveyor belt sushi. Now, I've seen conveyor belt sushi on TV before, so I was super stoked to try this place out. Naturally, it was everything I could've hoped for. The place is all you can eat, so naturally we stuffed our faces until we couldn't anymore. Healthy? No. Awesome? You betcha.
|Before Mass Consumption: excited and trying out my best Asian tourist impression!|
After Mass Consumption: A total of 61 plates and 3 bowls. This picture shows my fellow diners and I trying not to puke on each other.
On to the new table! So Rob and Lindy have been installing new doors around their apartment, and when we were done there was this 8-foot sheet of plywood and some trim left over. I immediately suggested we build a sweet new beer pong table, and my wonderful hosts concurred. Rob and I ran out to get some spray-paint and varnish, and after some staining and taping, a table was born.
- I think this is the part where I mention that I'm 21, and that this blog neither supports nor condones the consumption of alcohol in any irresponsible or underage fashion. I sincerely encourage all readers of this blog to drink responsibly and obey all applicable drinking laws. -
Now look at the table we made! It came out awesome!
|I got to paint the Islands in the Middle!|
Almost all the fish we caught for the day. There was one more tuna - but we cut it up on the boat and ate it all sashimi-style. Pretty much the freshest sushi you can get.
As you can see here: mine's bigger. I attribute this to the fact that I'm awesome.
So that's about it for that week. Work's been pretty cool, but I'm not so sure I can talk about a lot of the things I've been doing on the internet. Navatek's pretty far ahead of the curve in terms of CFD and funky hydrodynamic hull shapes, and they've been pretty willing to show me whatever I want to see.
Leter today my girlfriend, Cait, is getting in from California. She's spending a few days here, and I'm sure we'll be doing the full out Hawaiian tourist thing, so check back for photos and stories about all of Hawaii's biggest attractions.