Create-a-thon 2015, General

Customer Service

Last night we picked up a grill. We decided to invest in one that was a bit more money, but holds the promise of being usable for a long time to come. When we were buying the grill my wife and I were talking about how, as adults, we’ve come to realize that sometimes paying […]

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Musings on Microsoft

My blog for today is over at LibArtTech: http://www.libarttech.net/2015/04/the-new-microsoft.html I talk about the big announcements that Microsoft shared today and my thoughts on how it’s a paradigm shift in the industry. As a bonus here’s a picture from Minnehaha Falls from last weekend.

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Sunday Sales defeated again

Listened to the debate and vote today about Sunday Sales while I worked. Once again Minnesota is stuck looking like a State full of fools. This is especially true when you combine this discussion with the idiocy that is the soccer stadium debate (THEY’RE PAYING FOR THE WHOLE THING YOU IDIOTS!). It’s one of those […]

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Time to grill

But first I need to get a new grill. I’ve always enjoyed grilling in the summer, and for most of the time that I’ve lived in this house I’ve had a grill out on the patio. Most summers I would grill at least once a week, sometimes more. I usually bought cheap grills and just […]

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Mimi

When I married my wife and she moved in, she came with her cat Mimi. I realized I hadn’t really shared any photos of Mimi on this blog, so this is my post for the day. Mimi is also getting older, she’s into double digit years, so she’s a bit slower and sedate of our […]

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Get In Gear 10K 2015 Race Report

Despite focusing on a lot of longer races this year, I like to throw in a few short ones as well. The Get In Gear has been a somewhat annual tradition for me going back to 2011. I missed 2012, but have done it every other year since starting running. In particular the 10K course […]

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Finisher Shirt Friday!

Today is Finisher Shirt Friday, as declared by the Governor of Minnesota. Decided to try out the self-timer on the camera and take a shot of me in one of my prized marathon shirts from last year’s Twin Cities Marathon. Happy running!

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Quick review of some tabletop games

My family and I enjoy playing tabletop games (think Settlers of Catan type games), and luckily there is a game center near us that has a large library of games that we can check out and play. We’ve tried out a few different games recently and wanted to share my thoughts on a few of […]

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Solid 9 mile run today

Been getting back on track with the running program, although this week took a detour because of cold and wind. I banged out a nice 9 miler this morning, and overall it felt good. I consistently kept within a 10-10:30 pace, and managed a sub-10 for the last mile. One of my goals at Grandma’s […]

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The Hype Strikes Back

This past week, everything in the geek and sci-fi media has been about the Star Wars news coming out of the big celebration in California. I grew up on Star Wars and so I’ve been excited to see where the franchise goes for a long time. I’ve always loved the world, the characters and the […]

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Boston Strong 2015

Today was another running of the Boston Marathon. I managed to sneak in a bit of watching at work in the background when the runners were finishing. No American winners this year, but we still managed to place in the top ten. Desi Linden really kicked butt and it was fun to see her try […]

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Quick Review: Unfriended

One of my kids is really into horror movies, and even though I’m not, I offered to go see Unfriended with him this morning. I selected this movie because there wasn’t any nudity in it, and the premise was actually very interesting. The main hook of the movie, that makes it unique, is that your perspective, […]

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