I meant to post this last Friday night, but since most our staff, including myself, were up most of the night working on improvements to The Cave, I simply ran out of gas and had to go to sleep. (Just as well, though, because now I can include in the blog post what happened on the very next day, less than 12 hours later, which considering the circumstances is at least as comical as it is tragic.) Check out these picture of our diligent staff working on the new look of our office area:
Russ, JB, Amy, Tom Hutchman, Amanda & Brian working away in The Cave's office area
What a diligent group!
You know, rumor has it that Tom Hutchman actually owns The Cave,... well, at least if you watch American Ninja Warrior!
Rumor also has it that Brian Oki is the worst one-handed painter in the world, if you listen to Amanda, anyways.
There's Drey. He looks very artistic. Is he actually working? I can't tell.
Looks more like he's posing to me. Drey has a cat-like parkour grace about him.
Here's one with Drey working! And.... this shot's for the ladies in the house.
In the meantime Roger was busy running wires and moving his desk out of the CF area mezzanine loft. I mainly worked on the new dyno setup for the climbing wall. (An explanation of that coming in a subsequent blog post.) I’d like to recognize JB Douglass, Andrey Pfening, Tom Hutchman (volunteering!), Ryder Darcy, and Travis Furlanic, for coming in and working so diligently. Also, a special thanks to Amy Dockus, and Amanda for staying extra late to make sure we completed the painting of the front room in the office area and to Russell Bruel for heading up the whole remodel project. And now for the Comic relief: Nick held a self-defense seminar on Saturday from 1-5pm (which was awesome, as usual. You should take the next one if you haven’t yet. Keep checking our events section on the website for the next time one is scheduled ) During one of the simulations Sally, one of our lady CrossFitters, walks in on Nick who was pretending to be a murderer and was repeatedly stabbing Sally’s friend with a (plastic) knife. Instead of panicking, Sally straight up tackles Nick and knocks him into the wall. I know who I want next to me when Mr. Crazy Bad Guy shows up!
So this is what happens when you take the scenarios from the self-defense seminar indoors! Poor Nick was straight up tackled by Sally. Damn girl, take it easy. It's just a simulation!
So this was about 12 hours after we had just painted and remodeled! You can imagine the staff’s reaction when I texted them the picture of the broken wall. Amanda’s: “Seriously…!?” Honestly, Nick and I could not stop laughing about the whole calamity.
And here's the newly painted, then broken then patched wall.
We also acquired some new equipment; I hope all of you CrossFitters have noticed it. Well, the work at The Cave is never done. And don’t worry, fun’s not over. There’s more to come shortly.