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.
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).
On Saturday, Liz and I headed over to Ben and Allison’s to meet up with many folks gathering to celebrate Ben’s 40th Birthday. It was a great chance to celebrate, and to meet up with many friendly faces I haven’t seen in a super long while.
Bruges, Day 3 – Paris, Day 1
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.
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).
I don’t really have anything of value to say about this. I just wanted to post the photo here.
A few days ago, I learned that my friends Mike, Anthony, Phil (and possibly Phil’s wife, Charity) are all going to be participating in something called Warrior Dash – a 3.19 mile obstacle course that includes rappelling, mud and barbed wire, cargo nets and fire.
Today, Mike stopped by Cobblestone Bakery in Yorkville, where they’re known for their maple bacon doughnuts. Based off the bacon maple bar from Portland’s Voodoo Doughnuts, these things include actual, sizable strips of bacon.
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…
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,…
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…
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…
After grabbing a few items from woot.com, Chris decided to purchase this little guy: a Woot Monkey. Apparently, the thing launches in the same way that you would launch a slingshot, and emits a somewhat unsettling screeching sound. Kinda like it’s dying.