Archive for November, 2005

Everybody… meet Tessie

Liz and Steph got a dog a few days ago – a little Shetland Sheepdog puppy named Tessie. Look how cute! I stopped over tonight, and got to meet her. She was still pretty wary of new people, but I got to buy her love by handing out doggie treats. It was a total blast to watch Tessie scamper around…

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Brainstorming

Met up with Jane, Bryan, Justin and Chris tonight, after work. We did some brainstorming on a collaborative project, and I think we made some excellent progress. We’ve got lots to plan out yet, and lots of avenues to explore. I’m quite excited. Woot!

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Starbucks Promotion

So this morning, I hear rumors of multiple Santa Clauses (Santii, if you will), roaming around the place. I don’t pay much mind to it, and head up to work. Once upstairs, I find that several coworkers have wandered off to go check out the “holiday display” that’s revolving around said Kris Kringles. After a while, Chris, Jane, Bryan and…

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One Red Paperclip

This is by far one of the better ideas I’ve seen on the web. I think the project’s brilliant, and I can’t wait to see what his next trade will be. From the website: This red paperclip is currently sitting on my desk next to my computer. I want to trade this paperclip with you for something bigger or better,…

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The Other Arby’s Challenge

Remember yesterday’s post, where my coworker Ben accepted the challenge to eat six Arby’s Roast Beef sandwiches in an hour? Well, it all started because some of Jane’s coworkers were reviving the Eat Ten Arby’s Roast Beef Sandwiches in an Hour bet (the original one dating back to like 1998 or something). Their bet was what sparked our conversations, and…

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On the way to work

Damen Blue Line stop. I’ve seen this thing on the side of the building where the maintenance guys seem to hang out. I’m unclear what this big drum thing is for – communications of some kind? Totally clueless. One of these days, I’ll have to ask one of the CTA folk and get an answer.

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Caffeine++

After work I came home, picked up a notebook, threw on the bag that Gretchen got me and headed over to Filter. There, I hung out for a long while, drinking coffee and sketching out some ideas for a web site. I dare say this one might be one of those that might, might make its way out of daydream…

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You Magnificent bastard! I salute you!

Ben, I have two words for you: ROCK. STAR. In an impressive display of willpower and determination, Ben put down all six sandwiches within the alloted hour. And more than that, he kept them down! I love how, in the video, you can see his progress visibly slow. He threw down 4 sandwiches in like 20 minutes, but that last…

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Space Elevator: 2010

Later on in the day, I heard Ben talking a bit about the Space Elevator – possibly something he had heard on NPR. After a while, Justin and I noticed that Chris and Jane were huddled around his monitor, giggling. A few minutes later, we found out why. Let’s hear it for the Space Elevator!

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The Arby’s “Six Roast Beef Sandwiches in One Hour” Challenge

So a while ago, we heard stories from Jane about her old coworkers – and how they had an Arby’s Roast Beef Sandwich eating contest. The terms of the contest involved downing 10 Arby’s Roast Beef Sandwiches in an hour. As legend had it, one of her coworkers took up the challenge… but then called the bet off after sandwich…

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On the way home

This was sitting on the corner of the Damen/Milwaukee/North trisection (between Milwaukee and Damen). I happened to see that this was signed by Choke – who seems to have a lot of work around these parts.

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Corpus Delicti

Got an invite from Chelsea earlier in the week to attend a show called Corpus Delicti. I was feeling the hermit thing this weekend, but MAN am I glad I went! What a great time! We met up at Penny’s, under the Damen Blue Line stop for some beer and Thai beforehand. Then, we jumped on the train and made…

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