Posts Tagged "emmis interactive"

Friends and Upcoming Projects

I work with some pretty amazing folks. In addition to the fine work they do in the office, most everyone else on the Design Team has their own side projects a-bubbling. Yesterday, both Brian and Justin S received some cool materials related to projects they’re each working on. In addition to being a great writer, Brian also takes some great…

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Paul Is On Vacation

Paul’s out-of-office message is out of this world. Related:The Ben You See is a MirageBryan Was Out of the Office TodayNo Pranks: My “Out Of Office” Email Backfires

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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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Iggy the Bunny

At work today, we had a special visitor: Iggy the Bunny (whose parents are Justin S and Alexis). Deb was in town, and apparently… she asked for a visit. Throughout the entire work day, Iggy was camped out in Deb’s office (water dish, litter box and all). Closeup of Iggy the Bunny. I was amazed that Justin was able to…

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Deb and Rey: Celebrating 10 Years of Emmis Interactive

For this year’s Holiday Party, I got to work on a video with James. To celebrate Deb and Rey’s 10 years working together (at Emmis Interactive… we asked folks at work to share some stories and well-wishes. James, adept as he is at recording audio, set up a mic in a side conference room. Over the course of a week…

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Emmis Interactive Holiday Party, 2010

Looking down the hallway to the Annex entrance. For our holiday party this year, we cleared out the area and held the party there. View of the room. Chris C, Alexandra and Amie put in an increible amount of time making the decorations and setting the place up. There was more than one occassion where I’d see Amie and Alexandra…

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Notes at Work

Something to look forward to… I wish I knew the backstory to this… Related:It’s Not Your Beer, It’s My BeerDeck the Halls Whiteboards

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Post-Work Poker

Last night, several folks got together post-work for some poker and drinks. We had 11 people total, which was a decent turnout and had us split into two groups. Can it really be nearly a year since I last played poker with my coworkers? That can’t be right. Good lord. About halfway through the evening, Chris C procures some Tequila…

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Video Shoot at Work

On Thursday, we had a lot of folks at work participating in our annual holiday card. Jose was kind enough to bring in his camera and equipment, and Chris went about organizing the various scenes. Justin, doing a practice run for his scene at Jane’s desk. Justin, between takes. Jose, getting situated on the floor. Renata, running into some code…

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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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Emmis Interactive Goes to the Movies

On Friday afternoon, our office got to take a field trip for a few hours. The Social Network was a movie that had been discussed a lot at work, and Rey decided we should all go see it together. So around 1:45PM, we all headed downstairs to travel en masse to the movies. Waiting at the Jackson Red Line stop….

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Fire Alarm at State and Jackson: Last Ones Out of the Building

A week ago, we had a fire alarm go off at work and everyone evacuated the building. Or, to be a bit more specific, the fire alarm went off on every floor except ours, and by the time we started leaving… everyone else in the building had already evacuated. Derry walked in to the office, saying that he thought he…

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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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Goodbye Sarah: Peanut Butter Jelly Time 4.0

After two years here at Emmis Interactive, Sarah is leaving us to return to school. Like Margaret’s goodbye, it’s a sad occassion… but a good purpose. For her send off, we decided to hold one of our traditional Peanut Butter Jelly days. For those who have been following this blog for a while, you’re probably familiar with the ritual (we’ve…

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Copycats

I have to say – watching and hearing Jane and TJ slowly realize they had matching outfits was priceless. Check it out: red shirt, jeans, and brown shoes. And the glasses are a nice touch. I have a friend from my childhood, Ward Poulos, who has a photo album on Facebook called Wall of Same. I’m not entirely clear whether…

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