Posts Tagged "mike"

A Night at Marz Brewing and Antique Taco

Everyone has moved further away, families and responsibilities have grown, job situations have changed. Coordinating a gathering is harder, but a recurring “come if you can” type of gather seems like it makes that process easier. We’ve only pulled it off once, a few months ago. But tonight, we got together again in Bridgeport (an area I really don’t know at all).

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Manny’s Deli

Here’s a funny thing about keeping a daily blog for years and years: sometimes, you can pinpoint the exact date when you were last at a restaurant. In terms of going to Manny’s, the last time I was here was November 6th, 2003 – a little under nine years ago.

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Warrior Dash 2012, Illinois: Dollinger Family Farm

At the start of this year, I found out that Mike and Phil were entering an event called Warrior Dash – a 3.19 mile obstacle course that involved, fire, barbed wire, and copious amounts of water and mud.

Though I wasn’t interested in participating as a runner, I was still interested in going to document the event. I wrote in, and was able to get onto the media list. Which, I found out, involved me pretty much being able to wander the course on my own (which was pretty great).

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Mike Thinks He’s a Funny Guy

I came back to my desk last week to find my camera had been moved. When I went to check the photos on it… I saw that Mike had left me a little surprise for me to find. So, I figured it only made sense for me to return the favor, and to leave a little surprise on the blog…

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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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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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Bowling with the Beesons: Annual Christmas Gathering at Frankfort Bowl

An annual tradition of the Beesons is for their family to get together during Christmas… and to bowl. I attended the 2007 gathering, and this year it was held at a place called Frankfort Bowl. Interestingly, the bowling alley was located up on the second floor of a building in downtown Frankfort. Cameron, surveying the five lanes. Everyone setting up…

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Mike Witnesses an Attempted Suicide

This morning, on his way in to work… Mike saw a guy jump into the Chicago river. When I walked in to the office,I heard him telling the story and all day, people have been asking him what he saw, what happened. Over the course of the day, today… we were looking for news blurbs. Some accounts listed the man…

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New Furniture

Sorry this is blurry as well. I grabbed a shot of Mike on the floor. I found it funny because it looked like he had just moved into a new apartment, and was ordering food. He had to move his desk (read: he was working off of our large meeting table) out of the way so that the furniture people…

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