Posts Tagged "chris"

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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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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Wiz Kid Jr., New Gameplay Video

A new gameplay video was just released for Wiz Kid Jr., an arcade puzzle game for Android devices, from the folks at Super Combo Collective. Which, incidentally, is none other than my good friends Chris and Matt. I’ve had the chance to play this game a lot, and I can say with confidence that it’s a great game, and incredibly…

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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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Chicago Blizzard 2011, Day 2: Afternoon

Since we’re working from home today, Chris chatted with me on IM to ask if I wanted to meet up at Longman & Eagle for lunch. It was a short trek (despite the snow), and so Liz and I bundled up and made our way out around noon. A few smaller side streets had been cleared, but after the mid-morning…

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A 6 Foot Inflatable Monkey

I recently relocated by desk at work. Since I’m now concentrating more on mobile apps, it made more sense for me to be working closer with Jose and Laurence as we’re all focusing on the same areas. This left the desk near Jane and Amie (where I used to sit) empty. This afternoon, when I glanced over, I saw this….

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Joining the Dress Alike Club

Chris and I, both sporting shirts we got when Bryan had a show at Code of Conduct Tattoos. Glad that I’ve now stepped foot in this exclusive club. I am truly honored… honored and humbled, to count myself among the elite (prior members include Jane, TJ and the club’s two founders: Allison and Bryan). Related:Unexpected Dress Alike BuddiesUnexpected Dress Alike…

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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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Month at the Museum Contest: Filming My 60 Second Video

So I’ve officially decided to apply for the Museum of Science and Industry’s Month at the Museum contest. Of the many things required of each applicant, one thing is a 60 second video – telling the museum a bit about yourself, and why you’d be a good candidate. After work yesterday, Chris and I headed over to his place to…

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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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Viva la Vuvuzela!

Last Friday, Sean brought in an honest to goodness vuvuzela in to work. I had always thought this was pronounced vuh-VOO-zoo-lah, but it’s apparently voo-voo-ZAY-lah. Fans of the World Cup are no doubt familiar with this little noisemaker. Utopia, Justin S and Ben L. checking out the instrument. This was brought to Sean by his brother, back in February –…

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