Posts Tagged "ben"

Ballsdurdash: Game Night at Ben and Allison’s House

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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Jane’s Fake, Knitted Beard

Yesterday morning, Jane gave the most awesome gift to Allison: a fake, knitted beard. Because Allison’s sitting and working with so many of us with facial hair (me, Chris, Justin, Ben)… this fake beard is something she could wear to fit in a little more. What’s hysterical and fantastic is that there are two little loops on either side, which…

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Ben’s 10 Year Anniversary Lunch

For lunch, a group of us headed out to a (semi) nearby Indian place called Chicago Curry House. Today was the official 10-year mark for Ben, as he officially has been an employee of Emmis Interactive for a decade now! To celebrate, a group of us headed out to lunch together. View of the bar. The interior is quite nice,…

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Painting Bedrooms at Ben and Allison’s New House

On Saturday, Chris, Liz and I headed over to Ben and Allison’s new place! They’re currently in the process of moving in, and the three of us were swinging by to help out with some painting. Inside the front living room, with the door on the left. Great little sunroom in the background. Dining room. I’m not particularly taken with…

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Ben and Allison Are Pregnant!

Well, not at the same time. Not together. They’re not both… you know what I mean. I’m excited to announce that Ben and Allison are expecting a baby! I learned about the news a little while ago, but have been on radio silence ever since. As of last night, looking over Twitter and Facebook… it appears that the news is…

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Wiz Kid Jr., New Android Game by Super Combo Collective

I’m excited to announce that Chris and Matt Miner have teamed up to create a pretty awesome game/app! It’s called Wiz Kid Jr. and it just became available on the Android Marketplace as of Monday! I got to test out a version of the game a week or two ago, and found it incredibly addictive. There’s a lot to explore…

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Ben’s Haircut

I found out about Ben’s new haircut (or lack of hair) via his Twitter post yesterday evening. I remember yelping in surprise, and calling Liz to come in to the office to look. Yesterday, thanks to Twitter and Facebook, a lot of folks at work already knew. As Ben walked in, he got a good deal of applause from everyone….

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Flipping Out: Emmis Interactive Pinball Tournament

A week or so ago, Ben sent out a company-wide email announcing the latest Emmis Interactive contest: Flipping Out (Search for the Next Pinball Wizard). Like so many of our other office tournaments (The Pingmaster and Rock, Paper, Scissor), this one would also be set up bracket/elimination style. And, of course, it would come with its own custom trophy for…

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Happy Birthday, Ben!

On Sunday, a few of us headed over to Ben and Allison’s place, to celebrate Ben’s birthday. A little while after we arrived, Chris and Leslie showed up with a third guest: a freaking awesome piñata they had picked up. Justin and Chris. chatting over some delicious guacamole and mangos (brought by Chris). Allison and Leslie, in the shadow of…

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Magic Icelandic: Ben and Allison’s Honeymoon Video

This is an awesome video slideshow that captures Ben and Allison’s honeymoon in Iceland. This was somewhere Allison had visited before, but the first time for Ben. Shutterbugs that they are, they both took a ton of great photographs. Allison and I traveled counter-clockwise around the island on the ring road, starting in Reykjavík on March 26, 2010. We saw…

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Ben and Allison Get Married

Before the guests arrived for Ben and Allison’s wedding, folks gathered at Jane’s in Bucktown for some photos. Stu (who also photographed my wedding) flew in to do all the photography. All the kids, being asked to make some silly faces for the camera. A view of the flowers along the bar, before the evening gets underway. Ben and Allison…

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Ben’s Music Project: 20 Songs in 20 Days

Ben has a Tumblr blog! Hoping he doesn’t mind me posting a link on here, but for those interested… here’s a quick overview: Ben Husmann is a nice man who you would enjoy having a drink with or just chatting a while over tea. He loves cooking and painting and bacon and music and he takes a lot of photographs…

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