Thursday, May 18, 2006

Mimi-est of Days

who will be the halibut hero?

No sweat or not a chance?

Roundin' up our 1 day fishing liscenses and fishing rods

armed with our said licenses and rods as well as a healthy supply of hooks and sinkers. It looks like I'm giving the thumbs up but I'm really gesturing, "stick this pole where you keep your cows!"

Sean, possible but less probable brother of Mimi

Anchors away! No, I mean they dropped them into the water and started screaming "we're screwed! we lost the anchors!" but later realized they had only dropped a crewman.

Pickin' up the bait.

So are these strange creatures the locals referred to as "birds"

Mimi's coworker Dan, cruisin along the Pacific.

Romy is the first to strike. A keeper!

Mimi with the weeny wopper. Had to throw it back in.

I let two big ones get away! (possibly rocks) but this one came up really easily. A keeper as well. It might look bigger but it's just the camera.

Cruisin' to a new location.

In the mess hall with George the cook.

This crazy lady wished us "good fishin" before the trip. Egads! It's a 17 pound Sheepshead. Ginormous!

Our small catch.

Fileting of Fish

Heading of Home

After freshing up, we went to Lonestar for some steak. Thanks to Gordi for some of the picture you see here.

And thanks to Mimi's other brother Kit for Dinner! Steak was yummy!

mmm.... Steak.... (ribeye)

What's next Mimi?

Hi Mike! What are we looking at?

Our "last" stop was to some indoor go-kart racing.

Excited to go?

I think so!

Suiting up.

Red Romy

Oh, did I mention it was Mimi's Bachelor party?


It was a fun day. How did I feel at the end of it? I think my face explains it all all too clearly.

Friday, May 12, 2006

E3 2006 Day 3

Obligatory Booth Babe picture? Um... no, they are colleages... Business partners (technically true). Robotic androids. (also true)

Davy Jones. Does anyone remember that episode of Ducktales when they get stuck out on a Seaweed Island and they have to play the Harpsichord to lull the Seaweed Island monster to sleep?

Sweet Skate demo at the Activision booth.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

E3 2006 Day 2

Amusing start of the day on the Shuttle Bus.

Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii !!! Today I work at the Wii booth.

Fancy rotating stage demonstration.

A crowd gathers in a Mario Galaxy demo chamber

And our game!

Me and Strange famous Japanese guy sporting the W+i+i hand signs. It turns that he is in fact Satoshi Tajiri, the creator of Pokemon!

This was very lame. I was expecting to play a lot of the Wii games there were big lines for at the end of the show but around 4:30pm I got the Boot! Gamespot reserved the Wii space for a "private event" and even I who was working so hard was given "escorted" out.

Nintendo VP Reggie could only snicker at my misfortune.

Ero-sennin of the video game world. Dead or Alive creator and Jiggle Technology proponent, Itagaki.

Activision's Company party. Partial Company party. Apparently, not everyone was invited.

Pasta Plate one (of 3)

Various Vegeetibale plate.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

E3 2006 Day 1

E3 is a go! Our exhibitor badges allowed us to get in early. Watch all the suckers wait by the door! Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii !!!

PS3 was very unspectacular. Heavenly Sword was the only thing that stood out to me as anything interesting but in the end, it's just a glorified female casted version of God of War.

Yes, feel the power. There was a very cute girl working there and she looked like she actually worked there (as opposed to worked there for the day).


Afterwards, we retreated to the Golden Gopher. They had these arcade tables. This was a very Wong Kar Wai moment.