Monday, July 27, 2009
Drove down to Chicago with Jen, as she had an extra ticket to the cubs game at Miller Park South. Here is Jen, Jen, and Pam ordering 50 chicken wings. Also caught up with Ed and Andrea, who I haven't seen in at least 8 years. Ed and Andrea went to college with my mom, but they're pretty cool folks.
LAN! Up until today I hadn't had a good LAN in years! Justin, Kurt, Shiny, Wubs (sic?), Leb, and person-whos-name-i-do-not-remember were there. Good times and great games. At this point we're about 2 hours into a 6 hour Sins of a Solar Empire map, which we ended up not finishing due to... well it took 6 hours+.
Picked up some delicious pork chops and had a relaxing evening at home. After the previous day I decided I would take 48 hours off of drinking. It was a good decision, and I'm thinking about not drinking during August as well. We'll see what happens.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Andy Camann was back in town for a few days, so I met up with him at BW3s. Lots of people were there, including Ryan, Melissa, Belle, Heather, Dave, Mike Lashua, Mike's wife (I can't remember her name), and Katie. It was good seeing a lot of people that I haven't seen in a year. Belle is HUGE! I don't know what Ryan and Melissa are feeding her, but it's probably miracle grow.
New Zealand wine tasting event at Barriques with Bree, her folks, and her sister. It was nice to do a tasting here in the states to compare the more common NZ wines that we get out here to the ones in NZ. Turns out the ones we get here are nowhere near as good as the ones back in NZ!
Drove up to Minneapolis with all of my stuff for Courtney and Ek, and had a stop over at Microcenter to pick up my new Core i7 920 Processor. I was discussing external hard drives with Ek, and we decided to look at external enclosures when 7:30pm rolled around.
Bree dishing up some more lasagna from the vegetarian pan. I had Jen, Bree, Eric H., and Kim over for some lasagna and New Zealand wine. Turns out that there was a TON of Lasagna (2 1/2 big pans of it). Post lasagna and wine feasting we went to the Old Fashioned and played uker for a bit.
Day two of picture blogging... it turns out my life is much less exciting than I thought (which doesn't say too much). I suppose that in order to have the exciting pictures come I have to get a job first, which is what I'm searching for in this photo. Another job description that matches about 70% of what I can do, and 10% of what I want to do...