Posts Tagged "ben"

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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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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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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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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Fun With Luchador Masks

Chris and Ben don some luchador masks and… shenanigans ensue. Anybody recognize that blue mask? Red versus Blue! Blue versus Red! Who will win? Separated at birth? Blue gains the upper hand, er… head! Red goes over the top! A random spectator gets too close to the action, and gets sucked into the wrestling vortex!

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Mmmmmmm Breakfast

Near the Blue Line stop, there’s this Chinese restaurant called "Silk Road." I’ve eaten there maybe once for lunch, with Justin. But it seems like they started serving breakfast stuff within the past few years – mainly to folks on their way to work and nearby construction workers. I had an egg and sausage and cheese sandwich, on a croissant….

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Sensory Deprivation: Sorta Like Altered States, But With Less Peyote

A bit late with this, but I’m hoping it’s worth it. Here’s the recap of yesterday’s adventures with Justin and Ben, floating for an hour in sensory deprivation tanks: Ben and Justin, all of us standing at the Merchandise Mart station, waiting for the train. I’m excited at this point, and it’s around 1:00 PM. The idea that we’re going…

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