Posts Tagged "chris"

Chris’ Birthday @ Ethiopian Diamond

Last night, several folks got together to help celebrate Chris’ birthday with a meal at Ethiopian Diamond. We came here once before, back in 2008, but at the time Liz and I were on South Beach and had to avoid the Injera bread entirely… which is half the fun/taste of Ethiopian food. Though we were a bit late in arriving,…

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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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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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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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Rock, Paper, Scissors: Four Years Later

A long, long time ago (way back in 2004), we used to have this particularly boring task at the workplace. It was a menial task, an update that had no admins and required “manual” labor, as it were. In order to determine who got the crap job… we settled on a Rock, Paper, Scissors contest. As there were three of…

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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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