May 13, 2022
As I was going back over files, I happened across my blog archives. And discovered this gem of a video, where several of us at Emmis Interactive were watching a Connie’s delivery guy bring in a big order from his car.
September 27, 2018
Given the added construction slated for tomorrow, everyone’s working from home. Which for me, is kind of a moot point, given all the construction progress at the house. Pretty funny, when you think about it.
May 4, 2013
Several folks gathered together at the old B&B on Friday, to help celebrate Meagan’s newest job: working for Barack Obama and Organizing for Action.
December 1, 2012
I was thinking very much about a moment, nearly seven years ago, when our fledgling company got together for a dinner in 2005. Justin leaned over to me, and said: Look at all these good people. Tonight, I felt overcome in the same way – looking around, seeing so many individuals that I’ve worked with and shared time with, so many talented folks I love and respect. Indeed, so many good people I feel lucky to know and to have been around.
November 19, 2012
What I like most about the watch is that it seems a throwback to an earlier era of business. The whole idea of watch ceremonies makes me think back to a time when people stayed with a company their entire careers.
To me, there’s an air of nostalgia about the watch… and it’s even more pronounced, given the fact that I worked in tech the duration of my time with Emmis. I feel like nowadays, most people bounce around quickly and often, with the idea of ten years in one place an antiquated notion.
October 4, 2012
This morning, I arrived at work a little earlier than normal… as we were notified about a company-wide meeting at 8:30 AM. On walking out the elevator, we were greeted at the front door and told there were multiple meetings taking place. I could see a few people inside the office, standing at the end of the corridor looking towards the elevator. But I was told to head towards the office Annex area.
On walking in, I saw a series of chairs circled around our old ping-pong table and pretty much knew what was in store: I was being let go.
September 24, 2012
The idea came up for multiple people to all get similar full-size t-shirts… and incredibly, people started to order them independently (from The Mountain and Fab). Meagan had the excellent idea that everyone would hang out at a bar together somewhere (karaoke, maybe), and each shirt would slowl be revealed through a series of photos posted onto Flickr or Facebook. With Chris humongo Allison-faced shirt being the last image in the set.
August 28, 2012
Luckily for me, I ended up winning the hand. Chris C and Mike both had Jack Ace, but I ended up taking the pot with two pair. In hindsight, this seems like it was a risky move on my part. I was a bit blinded by full house opportunities, but an Ace or a two could have easily resulted in a loss for me.
August 9, 2012
After work, several of us gathered at the nearby (and newly renovated Beef & Brandy) to say farewell to James – whose last day is tomorrow.
August 8, 2012
For a lot of the afternoon, the skies got progressively darker. There were periods of rain, but all updates on the Chicago Sport & Social Club site said that games were on. In the two years we’ve been playing, never have they cancelled a game due to weather. Today was the first day where we had rainy conditions on a game day, so it looked dicey.
But… when game time rolled around, we all got dressed and made our way to Skinner Park. Despite some dreary looking clouds overhead, the rain held off and we were good to go.
July 28, 2012
Sad to report that Rick is leaving Emmis Interactive to pursue another gig. His last day was on Friday, and a group of us got together and went out to lunch at the Bergoff.
July 25, 2012
It was a pretty hot day outside, for our fifth game. There was some speculation whether the game would actually happen, given the heat… but I remembered an even hotter day from last year – and if we played that time, I figured we’d play today.
Luckily for all of us, our game was later in the evening… so we hopped over to Union Park and had some dinner/drinks, prior to our game.
July 19, 2012
So something happened near the 5th innning. The other team had tow people on base, and the person up at the plate just belted the crap out of the ball. It was a harder kick than we’d seen the entire game, and got further to the outfield than expected. By the time we got the ball back in our hands, they were already rounding the bases.
Bringing the score in their favor, 5-6. We held on for the next two innings, and I think it was in the bottom of the 7th when something absolutely amazing happened.
July 11, 2012
After the game, several of us opted to stick around and hang out on the bleachers. We had some more beers to sink, and just took in the other game that started after ours ended. A nice, relaxing way to ease into dusk.
July 3, 2012
In a bit of mixed news, Laurence is leaving Emmis Interactive – but on the upside, he’s going to be working with Jose again.