Posts Tagged "justin"

Chicago Street Art Show @ Chicago Urban Art Society

A bunch of folks from work were going to attend the Chicago Street Art show in Pilsen… so a few of us made plans to have dinner beforehand, at Skylark. It had been a long while since I was last here. I think it was back in 2004, during the Pilsen Art Walk. Had fond memories of the place, and…

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Looking Warm and Stylish

We recently had a (very) belated holiday gift exchange with Justin. Lots of good stuff traded across the table (I got an excellent reference book on photography, and Liz got a great book about Math, among other things). Here’s a photo of one of the gifts from last night: a mustache cowl that Liz made, based off of a pattern…

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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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Everyone, Meet Quasar and Ignatz

While Justin is away visiting the west coast, I’m checking in on his two new kittens: Quasar and Ignatz (Quasie and Iggy for short). As you can probably imagine, they were incredibly cute and I had a blast playing with them and hanging out. This is Iggy, who was really affectionate right off the bat. Quasar was a little standoffish….

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Premier of LaPorte, Indiana Documentary in… LaPorte, Indiana

I was able to score tickets to the premiere of LaPorte, Indiana – a documentary inspired by the book of the same name. It all started about eight years ago, when Jason Bitner happened in to B&J’s American Cafe in LaPorte, Indiana. At the time, he was going through town on his way to a demolition derby. He happened in…

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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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Dave Launches FischoffMusic.com

My friend Dave just launched Fischoff Music, a site showcasing all the scoring work he’s done for film, web and television. He’s worked on an impressive range of projects – documentaries, commercials, short films. He’s got a showreel up, but also lists each project individually on the Portfolio section. Kudos to the two Justins, for their work on this project….

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Kevin’s Visit, Hella Apple Pie, and Being Lost with Lost

As he sometimes does, last night Kevin was back in town for business (he works over at Pandora, along with Peabe). He was out with coworkers for the start of the evening, and showed up around 9:30 at Justin’s apartment. Stuart, who I met a few times before, was hanging out with Justin prior to, watching the latest episode of…

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Post Work Drinks at Cal’s Bar

Last week, Justin invited me out for some post-work drinks. We’d both been busy the past few weeks, and an extremely long time had elapsed since when we last hung out. Justin mentioned wanting to try out someplace “new,” and so we walked down Jackson and headed west. Me, I’m a creature of habit and I like my ruts and…

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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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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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Road Trip: Green Bay

Justin and I planned a trip to visit Alex and Linda in Green Bay this weekend. Instead of leaving last night (Thursday) as we had planned… we decided to make an early morning trek. Showers at 5:30 AM help me to wake up, but nothing like coffee will. Quick stop at the neighborhood Starbucks for an eye-opener. I didn’t snap…

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Halloween Party

Justin got an invite to a warehouse type of party, and I tagged along. I stopped over at his place around 9:15, and we chatted a while. Before we left, we did a tea cup worth of whiskey to keep warm, then headed out. Here we are, WAY too early and only a few others milling around. Quick shot of…

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Sensory Deprivation: Sorta Like Altered States, But With Less Peyote

A bit late with this, but I’m hoping it’s worth it. Here’s the recap of yesterday’s adventures with Justin and Ben, floating for an hour in sensory deprivation tanks: Ben and Justin, all of us standing at the Merchandise Mart station, waiting for the train. I’m excited at this point, and it’s around 1:00 PM. The idea that we’re going…

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