Hot Dates and Secret Projects

April 24, 2014 by Adam in Family

Joanna and I had a nice date last night, wandering downtown for Mediterranean food and conversation.  Life does seem to whirl by sometimes, so just taking a moment to chat is luxurious.

The week has been generally uneventful.  We had a promising interview earlier this week.  Hopefully this person will work out and we'll staff the team up again.  I also got assigned a secret project, which is fun, but kinda odd.  I'm not really sure how to track my time.  On the plus side, whenever someone asks about it, I can just say "It's a secret!"  The conversation pretty much stops at that point.

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A Little Scribblenauts

April 21, 2014 by Adam in Adam's Games

I played a little Scribblenauts Unlimited.  I always try to do accomplish the task laid out for me using the most weird objects possible.

If you're curious about my conversation with Sam, it's because he's playing a pirate game and prostitutes can be hired to distract guards.

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April 22, 2014 09:29 AM by Joanna
I'm so proud of you. And Sam and the prostitutes.

Emma at School

April 21, 2014 by Adam in Emma

Emma's teacher occasionally puts together pictures and videos.  Here's one of Emma at school, showing off her music and PE skills.  She's harder to spot in the gym - just remember she has a white t-shirt on.

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Monday Already

April 21, 2014 by Adam in Family

Joanna and I had a fun time out Friday night.  We had dinner at Agate Alley Laboratory, drinking frothy beverages from beakers.  Later we walked over to Tsunami books to listen to poetry reading.  Such interesting adventures.

It was a fairly exciting weekend, with Berry's birthday party Saturday and Easter Sunday.  I've provided video footage of the former in Berry's section of the site.  The horde of children were relatively well behaved and Joanna pulled out all the birthday stops, as usual.  We still have a large skeleton cake in our refrigerator.

I took Berry to the library before the party, where we had a great time getting books and then wandered over to meet Jamie to pick up Emma.  The girls were very cute together, chatting away about Gregor the Overlander.  Eventually we got home, survived the Minecraft rave, treasure hunt, and pinata bash, then I picked up Sam from Jamie's.  Pizza and Cosmos wrapped up the day.

Sunday morning had Easter baskets and massive breakfasts.  Joanna and Duncan went off to church.  The girls and I built weird things in the garage.  Emma cut some wood and painted it, along with sanding a dowel for mysterious purposes.  I helped Berry get hinges off an old wine refrigerator, and then put them into a chest she was building.  Later that day I caught her painting it without supervision.  Perhaps we can finish next weekend.

Sam and I played Cortex Command and Space Engineers.  In the latter, our two space guys are having a hard time salvaging ships and keeping our new ships intact against the meteor storms.  Life in space is hard.

Later in the afternoon Joanna took the kids to a mysterious errand, returning to hide chocolate covered espresso bean filled eggs around the house.  It was surprisingly fun, though resisting an entire pound of espresso beans is difficult.  I'll have to limit the number I take to work.

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Birthday #2

April 20, 2014 by Adam in Berry

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Birthday #1

April 20, 2014 by Adam in Berry

Here's the video from Berry's first birthday.  She exchanged the Minecraft Papercraft for spy glasses.

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April 20, 2014 04:30 PM by Seraph
I don't think I've ever seen a smile to big!

New Threads

April 20, 2014 by Adam in Sam

A couple months ago, Sam updated his wardrobe.  Getting a picture of Sam is nearly impossible, but somehow he was okay if a pig mask was worn.  There are occasionally long sleeve button-down shirts too, though the weather is getting warm.  He's especially fond of the boots.

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April 20, 2014 04:26 PM by Seraph
I love the mask! I think it brings the whole look together nicely!

Getting Ink Done

April 19, 2014 by Adam in Joanna

When I first met Joanna, she got a small tattoo to cover up a mole she had removed.  While she was okay with it, she always wanted to spruce it up a bit.  I'm not sure if it was my piratey influence or more likely a deeper meaning, but she went with a compass rose.  I think it turned out quite well.

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April 20, 2014 04:27 PM by Seraph

Mocha Friday

April 18, 2014 by Adam in Family

It was a full day yesterday.  Jonathan was down to visit us at work, and a bunch of the old web services people got together for lunch.  Darin leaves today, so we're officially down to two developers.

I also had my physical, the first in many years.  All was well, though I think my three consecutive breakfast meals contributed to a few extra pounds.  Time to run a little harder and reduce the number of blueberry pancakes.

Joanna and I are off on a hot date tonight.  Berry has her birthday party tomorrow.  Sunday I'm picking up an old desk of John's, which I'm excited to put into the shed.

Emma's reading Gregor the Overlander obsessively.  Berry is reading Dragon Slayer's Academy.  Sam's playing a pirate in Black Flag.  Duncan is Minecraft, all the time.

Life's good.

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Old School

April 17, 2014 by Adam in Adam's Games

Sam's making me play Shadow of the Colossus.  It's supposedly one of the best games from the PS2 era.  So far so good.  It took me a while to figure out what I was supposed to do, though getting dropped in a world without much of a clue should prepare me well for Dark Souls 2.  The latter comes out next week, and will likely be as exhilarating and frustrating as the original.

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