Posts Tagged "emmis interactive"

RPS Tournament: Sunglasses and Skype

This year’s RPS Tournament is underway, though the games have cooled off a bit to allow the bracket to catch up. We had a run of games last week, but due to a few folks being out of the office… some people are really far ahead, and a few others are waiting to play their first games. Rick and Tim,…

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The 2nd Emmis Interactive Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament Begins!

There’s a new RPS tournament going on! Thanks to AJ (our very first RPS Tournament Champion), we’ve got our second official RPS tournament underway. We started yesterday morning at 9AM, and it’s been a blast so far. Compared to last time (when we were working off a bracket print-out), games are happening pretty quickly. We’re using a site to handle…

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Emmis the Menace: Game 6

Emmis the Menace got another win last night! We defeated Mike Tyson’s Tigers with a final score to 9-7. We got an early lead with two runs in the first few innings, but then the other team got on a stream and took over for a while. We were able to close the gap and pulled in even at 7-7…

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Emmis the Menace: Game 5

We played our fifth game last night, against a team called Average Joe’s. They got some runs on us early on, but we ended up rallying and held the lead for a good while (from about Inning 2 to Inning 7). We were up at the top of the 7th, and with two outs… the ball got kicked my way….

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Emmis The Menace: Game 4

Emmis the Menace played its fourth kickball game yesterday, despite the temperatures outside going as high as 98 (with a heat index of 108). Our game was on a different field, at a later time (7:30 instead of 6:30)… and while the later time took a bit of the edge off, it was still freaking hot. Everybody was constantly sipping…

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Emmis the Menace: Game 3

For our kickball team, it’s a good thing we have a large team list. Each week it seems to fluctuate as to who’s in town, and who’s able to attend a game. Today, for our third kickball game, we had a few new faces: Nisha joined us for the first time, Brad was in town, and our newest hire Chris…

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Emmis the Menace: Game 2

We played our second official kickball game yesterday, on a day that wasn’t a scorcher. This is a shot before the game officially began, with folks milling about the bench (and conferring with Tim on the batting order, in the background). We had a few less folks than last time, and lost Al partway through the game (due to an…

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Emmis the Menace: First Kickball Game

Emmis Interactive officially joined the Chicago Social Kickball League, and we had our first game yesterday, after work. The original signup process was actually many weeks ago, and by the time the season started… I think a few of us were caught off guard. The game’s when? Tomorrow? A group of us took the Blue Line to Racine, and walked…

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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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Goodbye, TJ and Paul

It’s with mixed emotions that I post about this: on Friday, it was TJ and Paul’s last day at Emmis Interactive. While I’m sad to see them leave, the two of them have some exciting days ahead. They’ve decided to focus their attentions full time on their t-shirt company, RIPT Apparel. Launched nearly two years ago, it’s grown to become…

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10 Year Anniversary Watches, Emmis Interactive

We had a pretty big day at work today, with not one but four people getting awarded a watch from our company’s CEO, Jeff Smulyan. Watches are awarded after an employee achieves 10 years of service, and we had four people in attendance who got to receive those honors. Mike and Phil hit their 10-year mark a year ago, but…

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Bomb Scare Near Work

During the Pecha Kucha intermission, Justin and I ducked out a bit early. We were both headed towards the Jackson Red/Blue stop, and en route I decided to stop in to a nearby Chipotle for some food to take home. I stood in line there for what seemed like an interminable 20 minutes. When I got my food, I walked…

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After 25 Years, Wild Hare to Close in Chicago

I just found out yesterday from Allison that after 25 years, The Wild Hare will be closing its doors here in Chicago. The Tribune article does a nice recap of how the venue came to be, and how current owner Zelek Gessesse plans to head back to Ethiopia to open a new venue in his homeland. I learned of The…

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Post-Work Poker, and a New Lord and Master

We had our company’s quarterly meeting today, and since we had a lot of out of towners actually in town… we scheduled another Texas Holdem game after work. I walked into the conference room a little past 6PM, and saw we had a few beverages lined up along the wall. Guess we had some leftovers from our last holiday party….

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Goodbye, Justin

I’m sad to report that Justin S is leaving Emmis Interactive, starting next week. It’s a difficult thing to see him go (and I know it was a difficult decision for him to leave). But he’s gotten a very interesting role in an up and coming business… and it’s definitely an exciting next step for him. Back when I was…

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