Brian

Naked Chicks

So yesterday we stopped snowboarding a bit early and, after Darien brought Joanneke back from getting her new cast (turns out her leg is broken), we went to the brand spanking new “Tauren Spa“. Now, I’m no connoisseur of European spas, so I have no frame of reference, but I Read more…

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Ski Trip 2011 – Kaprun

Well, the cast is a bit smaller because Leah missed her flight and decided not to come, and Tori, Joanda, and Robert are sitting this one out, but most of the gang is together again in Kaprun, Austria, skiing and snowboarding on a glacier that’s 9,950 feet above sea level, Read more…

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Entertainment

Dead Space 2

So, yeah, it’s awesome. I just finished it tonight. This is the best horror game since Doom 3 came out and blew everyone’s mind with the awesome use of sound and light to scare the crap out of you. The monsters were fantastically disgusting, and dying was made into a Read more…

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Entertainment

I Am Number Four

I don’t know why the critics gave this one such rough treatment, I loved it. Checking on Yahoo! Movies before heading out one night when I was home alone and needed some entertainment, the critics were giving it a C- and users were giving it an A-. Now, I’ve repeated Read more…

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Entertainment

Unknown

Robyn and I just got back from seeing “Unknown“. It was good, in the same vein as “Taken” with the whole foreign-city, Liam-Neeson-looking-for-people-and-causing-mayhem, lots-of-steady-cam elements. I was proud of myself for recognizing the chick from Troy who played Helen, and whoever January Jones is, she looked great in a designer Read more…

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Brian

I’M ENGAGED!

Thought that was worth all caps. Date to be determined. Location: somewhere in Hawaii if we can swing it. Oh, and I really need to look into some insurance for the ring. The Internets told me I could add a rider onto my apartment insurance, which would be great, if Read more…

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Writing Again

So, I was motivated to start writing again by the efforts of both my Dad and my friend Jen Stevens, who was kind enough to pressure me into joining her writing group. A fun bunch, who give good constructive criticism, the hardest thing was to get back into it. Then Read more…

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Brian

Elevator Encounters

This is why cities are fun. I walk back to my apartment at 12:15am, after seeing Green Zone in the movie theater that is two blocks from my hose (score one for expensive Manhattan apartment). There is a guy who has walked behind me for an entire block who also Read more…

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General

Beliefs

I had a conversation last night with a good friend of mine about beliefs. For those of you who don’t know, I classify myself as a tolerant atheist, not a fundamentalist atheist. I realized during this discussion that over time my views have softened a bit. My friend Jeff Tripodi Read more…

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General

Dubai (Part 1)

Dubai photoset on Flickr I’ve been fortunate in my life to have lived in a few great cities (London, Paris, Hong Kong, Seoul) and travel to many many more. Travel is one of the experiences I value the most for its amazing ability to transform people: by embedding yourself into Read more…

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