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Another day [Jul. 4th, 2004|12:19 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
Went out with Nick and Paula to some random secluded beach near Santa Cruz, climbing around on rocks and playing frisbee and stuff. I had to rescue Paula down from some rocks and in the meantime a wave came and drenched me. Yup yup, exciting stuff.

John Hawkins (whom I went to high school with) came over to Nick's place before dinner. I asked him if he did anything non-confidential at Google. He said, "I work on _relatively vague topic__." I replied, "Oh, fun. I read about some guy doing __________________ and he won ______________ with that method. If I were Google I'd do that, taking advantage of your ___________________, and integrate it in with your crawler so it was always learning." John replies, "Very astute. Well, that contest you mentioned is ______. And that guy's my boss now." Heh. Leave it to Google to hire everybody doing something cool.

After John arrived, Frank and Beka arrived so we finished up the Boondock Saints and headed out for crazy sushi. This place has techno music and strobe lights and fog machines and a designated drunk employee who just goes around asking you if you want to do Saki Bombs.

"When I say Saki, you say bomb..."
"... BOMB!"
"... BOMB!"
"... BOMB!"
"ichi, ni, san, SAKI!!!!!!"

Oh, and everybody's standing on their chairs during this, and they kill the house lights, putting spotlights on your table, then everybody dumps their saki into their beer and chugs it.

From the time we entered, the Saki guy was totally sober. By the end he had his shirt off and was dancing with everybody, still propositioning tables to do the Saki Bombs.

After that we hit Borders for a while, then went to see Napoleon Dynamite. Good stuff.

Back to Nick's, ready to crash.

Party tomorrow.

[User Picture]From: scsi
2004-07-04 01:03 am (UTC)
I felt like I was in the twilight zone. Ive never been to a raver sushi place.. All we needed was some neon glow sticks..

The drunk saki-bomb dude was pretty damn neat. I lost count at about 7 or 8 saki-bombs he did just in the time we were there.. Crazy..
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[User Picture]From: visions
2004-07-04 02:01 am (UTC)
that place rocks. we used to go there a lot back when i was with loudcloud. fun times.
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[User Picture]From: grumpy_sysadmin
2004-07-04 08:16 am (UTC)

Designated Drunk Employee

That's probably the best idea I've ever heard for restaurant promotion. Sure, he gets it free (wonder if he also gets paid), but he's wandering around making your customers by way more alcohol... and they enjoy it!
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[User Picture]From: brad
2004-07-04 09:39 am (UTC)
We had that same conversation. :-)
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[User Picture]From: lisa
2004-07-04 11:35 am (UTC)
we totally need the same thing for the office
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[User Picture]From: dormando
2004-07-04 09:26 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: dina
2004-07-05 09:16 am (UTC)

John Hawkins

I remember having this conversation with you late at night and thinking "Is he talking about John Hawkins from high school? Does that guy still have a beard?" But our connection was bad so I let it go. Was that just a coincidence or did you know he'd be there?
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