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Black & White Ball
Arah got Billy tickets to the San Francisco Symphony's Black & White Ball for his birthday. It was an amazing present, and a wonderful night.
Billy's UC Berkeley Graduation
After five short years, Billy graduated with Honors in Computer Science from UC Berkeley. It was a fantastic day, with lots of friends, pizza, celebration, and tears.
If you want to read Billy's speech, check back in a week or so.
Magic Castle Trip
Once again, David and Billy headed down to good ol' Hollywood to see the legendary Johnny Ace Palmer perform at the Magic Castle. Meeting up with Ben Blake for his first Magic Castle visit, they had an amazing time.
Big Group at Miyake's
Over Spring Break, a group of eighteen or so of us hit Miyake's for some food and fun. Oh, and I think they have sake there or something. So I've heard.
Maroof and the Cluck-U 911 Challenge
On Valentine's Day 2003, Maroof sacked up and tried Cluck-U Chicken's 911 Challenge. 12 pieces of chicken, 10 minutes, uncountable scars. He didn't quite make it, but gave it one heck of an effort.
Kristyn Visits Berkeley
My friend Kristyn Warner came back out to Berkeley to visit with her boyfriend Tom. Along with Joe, we did all the "touristy" things in San Francisco, like riding cable cars, checking out the wax museum, and boating around the bay. It was a very fun few days.
Miyakes and More
David, Ramsey, Maroof, Patrick, Joe, Constant, and Billy all hit Miyakes for a great night of sake bombing, Sake Submarine (tm), and good times. Top it off with a trip to the Brit and you've got a good night.
Mike's 24th Birthday
Mike celebrated his 24th birthday with a great little gathering at his house in Palo Alto. Highlights include sake bombing, drunken wrestling, and Billy apparently trying to hit on Jeff's friends, but he denies it.
For Halloween 2002, a big group of us hit Castro, first grabbing dinner and then wandering the streets. Lots of great costumes were out for display, and we had some great ones. From Jay and Silent Bob to the Powerpuff Girls to Indiana Jones, we had a great time.
Red Bull Flugtags
We hit the second annual Red Bull Flugtags contest in San Francisco. The motto was "You'll laugh. You'll fly. Just not very far." Fun stuff.
Dr. Hull Lecture
Dr. Gary Hull came from Duke to speak in Berkeley, sponsored by the Berkeley Objectivist Club. The talk was entitled, "Your Professorís War Against the Mind:
The Black Hole of Post-Modernism and Multiculturalism," and it was an excellent evening.
Romi's Going-Away Dinner
A group of us got together at the Cheesecake Factory to spend a night with Romi before she left for her year-long program at the London School of Economics. Good food and great people made for a fun evening.
Vanilla Ice Concert
Vanilla Ice came to Jillian's in San Francisco and of course we had to go. Too bad he no longer takes it "to the extreme" and instead just sounds like a generic Korn knockoff. Yup yup.
Castle Rock Hike
David and Billy decided to check out Santa Cruz's Castle Rock hike. While the hike itself is relatively short, the scenery is sometimes breathtaking, and climing on Castle Rock is just plain fun.
Skyline Ridge Hike
David, Jess, and Billy decided to get some sun, sights, and exercise by hiking in a beautiful area just south of Palo Alto.
Camping at the Lava Tubes
Our second trip the Lava Tubes National Monument, about 30 miles south of the Oregon border. As the name implies, lava streams back in the day carved out huge caves which you can walk, crawl, and sometimes barely squeeze through. Great fun.
Camping in Bodega Bay
Camping's a great way to relax on a weekend and Bodega Bay proved to be a great spot for it. Beautiful beaches, interesting waterlife, and freezing wind made for a good getaway.
Newport Beach Trip
The king is dead; long live the king! This year we changed up the annual Huntington Beach trip and decided to stay at Newport Beach instead. Great food, beaches, and scenery resulted, as did a fabulous day in Disneyland.
Summer just isn't summer without some camping, hiking, and great scenery. A group of us fifteen large decided to hit Yosemite and hike up to the top of Half Dome. It was long, but it was a great hike and a fantastic trip.
David's Graduation from UCSD
After four short years, David graduated from UC San Diego with High Honors in Cognitive Science. It was a fun weekend with family, friends, and lots of celebrating.
Santa Barbara Trip
The first trip of the summer, a great group of us went down to the Pinnacles, then on to Pismo Beach, and finally UC Santa Barbara to meet up with some friends. Rock climbing, surfing, beach frisbee, and partying made it a trip to remember.
UC Berkeley Computer Science Graduation 2002
Mario and Salil graduated in UC Berkeley's 2002 Computer Science graduation. Big smiles and lots of friends permeated the happy evening.
UC Berkeley Engineering Graduation 2002
Ben, Brian, James, and John all graduated in Berkeley's 2002 Engineering graduation. It was a huge crowd at the Greek Theater. Most of the photos involve James because he was the only one we could find.
Billy's 22nd Birthday
Billy's 22nd birthday was one to remember, as a group of his friends got together for some dinner at the cook-it-yourself Hot Pot. Good food and great people made for a wonderful birthday.
Senior Night at Pac Bell Park
A great group of us went to Pac Bell Park to celebrate the fact that we're graduating. Except, umm, that about half of us weren't graduating yet. That aside, we had a great time.
Halloween at Castro
Castro's always a fun place to spend Halloween. You see a lot of crazy, elaborate costumes and just a large mass of people.
Pismo Beach Trip
A nice little trip down to Pismo Beach, CA for some surfing, sun, and socializing. Nice waves, decent weather, and mediocre skill. Oh, and ATVs on dunes. My god, I love the combination of ATVs and dunes.
Santa Cruz Excursion to 'The Hole Thing'
Ben, Billy, and Chris decided to check out this rumored 40-foot hole in the cliffs of Santa Cruz where the water shoots up and people allegedly jump in for a great ride. We don't know about the jumping in part, but oh man is the hole cool.
Huntington Beach Trip
Our annual trip down to Huntington Beach in beautiful Southern California. We couldn't do it on the 4th of July this year, but still had a great time. Road trips, surfing, boogie boarding, Ruby's, hotel lounging, "Lady Chatterly," you name it...the Huntington Beach trip has it all.