Posts Tagged "jane"

Allison, Chris, and the Long Forgotten T-Shirt Prank

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The idea came up for multiple people to all get similar full-size t-shirts… and incredibly, people started to order them independently (from The Mountain and Fab). Meagan had the excellent idea that everyone would hang out at a bar together somewhere (karaoke, maybe), and each shirt would slowl be revealed through a series of photos posted onto Flickr or Facebook. With Chris humongo Allison-faced shirt being the last image in the set.

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Half-Day Friday, Post-Work Drinks

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A nice thing about our workplace is that oftentimes, when we have a big weekend… we’ll end up having a half-day Friday. Our office is officially closed on Monday for memorial day, and we closed the office today at 1:00 PM.

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Ballsdurdash: Game Night at Ben and Allison’s House

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The game goes like this: one player looks through the Slang Dictionary and selects a word. They then tell the other players what the word is, and everyone writes down their own definition on a slip of paper. The person who picked the word writes down the actual, real definition. All the slips are turned in, and the person who chose the word has to read all the definitions out loud.

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Copycats

I have to say – watching and hearing Jane and TJ slowly realize they had matching outfits was priceless. Check it out: red shirt, jeans, and brown shoes. And the glasses are a nice touch. I have a friend from my childhood, Ward Poulos, who has a photo album on Facebook called Wall of Same. I’m not entirely clear whether…

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Bunny Magnet Sculpture

In honor of Baxter, who’s been a little sick recently, Jane made a bunny sculpture out of my Neocube magnets. Related:NeoCube and BuckyBalls: Tiny Magnets, Huge FunA Smiley Face Made of Magnets (by Katie)

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Goodbye, Matt Miner

After two years working with us, we’re saying goodbye to Matt Miner. Matt’s case is a special one: though he’s been with us a long while, he was originally brought on as a temporary hire (via another company, Sogeti). He was, for all intents and purposes, brought on at the start as a hired gun. But he soon proved himself…

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USB Crunching Cat in Action

Yesterday at work, I got to see Jane’s USB Crunching Cat toy. A gift from Chris and Leslie (who recently returned from Japan), this thing pretty much does as advertised. We first tried plugging it in to her Mac keyboard, but the cat’s legs were getting in the way. The back of her computer didn’t work either. We ended up…

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Dinner at Justin’s: Homemade Indian Food + Gifts from Japan

Prior to the holidays, Justin sent out a dinner invite to a few of us. He’d been hard at work re-arranging his apartment, and the dinner was a way to celebrate his “new” place and the new year. Justin rushed home right after work, and by the time many of us showed up (circa 7:30 PM), he was already in…

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Jane’s Balloon Boy Pumpkin Makes it to Boing Boing!

This is a photo Jane took, of a pumpkin tribute to a little boy and a little balloon. This guy was entered in to contest held at her husband Pete’s office. When I first saw Jane’s update on Twitter, I had a genuine LOL – it was such a great concept. And my prediction of it going viral? Totally called…

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Good Bye Bryan, Good Luck Peabe

With great sadness, this is something I’ve known for a while now… and something that many of us knew at work: Bryan is saying goodbye to Emmis Interactive, and heading out to the West Coast. He’s going out there with Jamie, and will be pursuing his artistic career full-time. While it pains me to see him go, there’s this rightness…

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Emmis Interactive Holiday Party: Wild Hare, Wrigleyville

Since our department moved out into its own office, our holiday celebrations have also separated themselves some from the stations. In the past, us Interactive folks would celebrate along with the stations; but we’d also have our own gatherings and dinners. It’s wild to think about, but about 5 years ago now… I sat down at a table with all…

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Limo Ride

A bunch of us showed up early to work, so that we could take a limo out to the suburbs. Why a limo? Well, we had a bunch of people to transport… and this is what was offered up as transportation for us. Where were we going? Well, unfortunately that part of things is covered by a NDA – so…

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