Originally Posted by Atominator99
Ok, here's the breakdown of our trip up to Seattle:Woke up at 6:30. I got up first and used the shower.
That's probably too boring for you guys so let's fast forward a bit. While on the highway heading up, we got stuck in traffic (and this is after rush hour mind you). You could just imagine our faces when we got into the carpool lane and found that there where no cars in front of us.Pic (Click to show)
(This is a bit after the congestion area).
Once in the UW area of Seattle, we got a bit lost. Thankfully Mice helped us out with directions and managed to find the parking garage where we met up. He gave us a tour of the campus which was straight to the point and was actually enjoyable. We then went down to get an actual tour of a dorm room (yeah, yeah, this is kind of boring right now, I know). When that was finished the three of us went down to some imports shop where Mech and I both bought pairs of chopsticks. We even found Bowei hiding in the back. Afterwards we went to a pizzeria for lunch (ask Mice for the name of it). They had great pizza there as well as interesting movie posters that were in French, Spanish, and Italian.Pics (Click to show)
(I can't believe we made it there alive...
(The Harry Potter room Mice showed us).
(Random peanut statue).
(Bowei, Bowei everywhere).
(One of the many movie posters).
After that Mice had to go to a class so Mech and I went to Pink Gorilla to check out some retro and imported games. We then left to go to an Otaku shop called Sweet Kitty. The place was full of bootlegged CDs and DVDs. What was even more garbage is their lack of Toradora stuff (and by lack I mean none). But after all is said and done, I still bought myself 4 posters (1 Oreimo, 2 Miku, 1 K-On) and Mech bought 3 (1 Miku, 1 Oreimo, 1 Madoka). (Pics of posters not yet available).Pics (Click to show)
We then met back up with Mice and headed to a conference room to set up. Fishi soon found us and we all busted out our gear. We all sat around for about 2 hours listening to each other's headphones. Mech talked about his impressions about the headphones already, you probably won't want mine then. Especially since I'm not a full on audiophile yet.Pics (Click to show)
The four of us headed out to U:DON for dinner. I got a large bowl of the Soup Udon (big
mistake) with some delicious onigiri and Takoyaki and some Oolong tea. Here is a pic of Mech's food.Pics (Click to show)
(Me throwing in the towel after eating half of the large Udon).
After dinner, Fishi had to leave so the remaining 3 people all went to a Japanese bookstore. That's where Mice took the picture of Bowei and Mrs. Bowei. We didn't get any books but Mice bought the K-On OST, Mech bought a couple of Miku CDs, and I bought a CD called Cherry Blossoms that has beautiful BGM in it and it also comes with free incest
incense. The incense smells absolutely wonderful and I think I might be addicted to it. (Pics not yet available).
I would like to thank Mice for helping pull this meet up together, I had a blast and was glad to try out various headphones and amps in a group setting like today. It was a new experience for me and something that I'll definitely remember. I can't wait to meet up again sometime during the next school year. I'd also like to thank Mech for driving us to and from Seattle, especially with all that traffic there, it definitely did not seem to be easy. Oh, and it was also great talking to Fishi for the first time, I'm sorry that my iBuds aren't so up to par :P Sorry this post has taken such a long time to get done. I'm exhausted and I get distracted easily (I'm looking at you, Skype group).