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Pictures from our Florida trip

Pictures from our Florida vacation in late August are now up on Flickr. We had a great relaxing time in Florida. Yes, it was extremely hot, but that also meant that we were able to do some fun outdoor activities, like playing in the splash park, right near the beach Read more…

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My New Love: Borderlands 2

I have a new love, a cartoon-looking first-person-shooter called Borderlands 2 which is one of the best games I have ever played. The gameplay is pretty much your standard button layout, it’s smooth and fluid and the auto-aim is subtle and has just the right balance of helpfulness and skill. Read more…

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HANNA

This movie rocked! It was like a two-hour long chase scene starting in the wilderness of some Scandinavian-looking country, through the deserts of Morocco, then finally into Germany. The girl who plays Hanna does an awesome job of being both likable and giving off that “I’ve been living in a Read more…

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Battle: LA

You’d think a movie with Marines fighting aliens in LA would be right up my alley, and that’s why I went to go see it while I was in London on a business trip. But the movie was so overwhelmingly bland and uninteresting that I have to give it a Read more…

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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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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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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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Achieving goals

This past week I accomplished a major goal: a website that I’ve been working on for fourteen months has finally launched. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the AuthorMapper. It’s a great feeling, when you’ve worked for something for so long, to finally have it, well, DONE. The idea for Read more…

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