Sunday, June 21, 2009

Another year down...

As I warned you all when I started this blog, I am a horrible updater! What is the occasion for you to bless us with your presence Pete? My 31st birthday of course! Welcome to The 31st birthday extravaganza of ludicrous proportions blog update spectacular!!!!!

To begin, I am moving out of Waikiki at the end of this month! For those of you who didn't know, I really can't stand living where I am right now. It is noisy, dirty, uncomfortable, and just unpleasant for me. I never knew I was so picky about the areas I live in, but sure enough, I am! I will be moving to a place called Hawaii Kai, which is on the eastern side of the island and in a bit of a mountainy area. I will have two roommates, brothers who are going to the school of architecture at UH. They seem pretty cool so far and one of them is named Pete so how much more awesome could he be, right?? It will be an adventure I'm sure, but I really think I will love it out there. AND, guess what is right around the corner from my new place?















That's right, the Kona Brewery is down the street! It is actually a really cool place sitting right on the marina. Beautiful view and very relaxing.

So obviously I am psyched, but it does mean I will be about a 15-20 minute drive from the city which will make me have to plan my work schedule more carefully. I also need to buy a car to drive...

Anyway, on with the birthday festivities! I started the day with a lovely Bombay Sapphire martini and went to watch The Proposal with a couple girls that work at the coffee shops. No ma, nothing romantic going on, just nice friends. ;) Afterwards we went to Jimmy Buffett's for happy hour and some light dinner. Not too shabby, I had about 8 coworkers who came out for my birthday so I was quite happy to have a social circle to hang out with. When happy hour was over a few of us went down the street and sat in a baseball mitt (okay, it was a booth that was built to look like one and the table was painted to look like a baseball) listened to a pretty horrible band that was pretty horribly loud, then hit another place down the road for some shuffleboard! So now that we had hit a few bars and had a good time I was pretty hungry, so why not go for sushi????















I know I know, this is sashimi, but man was it good!


Now there was in fact another reason for us to go to this particular place to finish my evening out... One of the guys had told us about a shot that they serve at said restaurant and what would be more memorable on my birthday that a shot of habashu??? Don't tell me you don't know what that is! Ok I didn't either. It is a liquor that is made in Okinawa.















Oh ho! What is that in the jar??? Yes, in fact I drank a shot of some weird grain alcohol with a little friend hanging out in it!


Wait, wait, wait. Do you think it's real?




It was probably the worst thing I have ever tasted.










So now you know. When I tell people I would probably try anything once I'm not really kidding (much). I had a pretty incredible time with some new friends out here for my 31st. I was really happy to have so many people want to hang with me. I wasn't really trying to get drunk so much, but inevitably the "snake drink" did me in pretty well...






Yeah...






Hope you liked my birthday as much as I did! I will try to make the effort to update more often. I don't want my readers to feel like I'm neglecting them!

5 comments:

Lorien said...

I am more than frightened by that last pic....you always seem to have this urge to lick things. What's with that?

ThePete said...

Probably just me acting like I'm doing something I don't actually want to do. I mean really, you think I want to lick everything? Reverse psychology seems to backfire on me... ironic I guess. Oh, but I did want to hold the snake! They wouldn't let me though :(

Heather said...

Thanks for the blog, Pete! Great update - love the pictures. Happy belated birthday, it sounds like you had an amazing night. I'm thrilled to hear you're moving somewhere a little more "Pete." Plus, a bonus Pete! It's almost too much Pete to handle! Keep the blogs coming.

Lorien said...

wait wait....you said that was probably the worst thing you ever tasted...does that include tofu seas salt in a toilet bowl funk?

ThePete said...

Well, the memories from the evening were fairly fuzzy when all was said and done, but I did take the "diarrhea drink" into account when I said that...