Earlier this month, Kat and I flew out to the west coast to visit some friends, and to spend four days in Monterey with my family.
The following entries were written in the Friends category:
Had a great weekend that thankfully wasn’t full of work.
On Friday, I joined nine other people from the department in the Graduate Student Kickball Tournament. We came in second, losing by one run to the Government Politics team. Prior to that, we trounced the Physics team (each game was only thirty minutes long, and our first inning got capped at ten runs to allow the other team a chance to kick), and had a huge comeback against the Drama team. Unfortunately, this performance left several of us with injuries and almost unable to walk off the field. (A great game of darts at McGuinty’s and a Guinness float at the Quarry House set me right after the game, though.)
Matt is working hard on his latest company, and I thought I’d toss out a link.
So I’m back from Paris. When I uploaded a picture of my luggage to Flickr yesterday and wrote, “Coming back with more than i left with”, I guess it meant more than I thought.
I spent all day Saturday in Boston shooting photos with Matt. I rented a Nikon PC 85mm lens for the weekend and we played around with it all around town. We had more than just the tilt/shift lens, though.
Chatting with Ben about my lack of posting.
I’m on my way home after spending the weekend in LA for Lauren and Michal’s wedding. Unfortunately, because I was in the wedding party, I don’t have any photos of the ceremony, and have only a few of the reception. I do have some nice ones from before the ceremony, though. This next week is going to be incredibly hectic, but I’ll try to get some of them online soon.
If you recently sent me an Amazon gift certificate as a belated birthday gift, please let me know who you are so that I can thank you.
Matt, Simon, Katia and I went to Sunset in Boston this past weekend where we had yards of beer. After years of talking about it, I finally had a yard of Guinness.
“We’ve basically traded bands for beer,” he said. It’s true; what bands were to us growing up, beer has become.
On Saturday Ben, Kat and I went to Beer Advocate’s 3rd Annual Extreme Beer Fest. I think I agree with Ben that this year’s festival wasn’t nearly as creative as last year’s. There was a lot of similarity in the offerings, and the beer overall didn’t seem so much “extreme” as simply “strong”.
Matt and Mignonne celebrated their wedding in the Wheaton chapel this evening. It was a nice (and short) ceremony, followed by a very pleasant dinner reception in Emerson.
I spent the weekend with Kat visiting Tim in Albany.
Happy Squiderific Holidays!
I’m back in LA for the week. Christmas with family, and all that entails.
Kat and I went to the New England Beer Festival yesterday and it was a lot of fun. I think that overall the Belgian and Extreme Beer Festivals had better themes, with potential for better beers, yet the quality of the New England beers was high and consistent.
Just got back from a weekend of Sea Kayaking in Maine. It was cold, wet, and windy. I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
Just got back from spending the weekend in Albany with Tim and Gary.
All the Wheaton crew was back together this weekend, meeting in Freedom, Maine for Greg and Laura’s wedding. The weather was pretty damp and cold, but the rain mostly held off for the wedding, the reception was under a large tent nicely erected atop several birch trees, and a great bonfire warmed everyone up later on in the night.
Photos of the recent Samo Fools reunion in LA are now online. For some reason most of the photos seem to entail Tim and Mike giving me the finger.
The D&D game raging in my living room has just entered it’s thirteenth hour.
OK. Everyday since getting back, I’ve promised myself that I’d post an update. And sure enough, every day I’d not do it. But today is different. Today is the day that I get back into the habit of posting. I swear.
Simon and I have started our cross-country journey.
Wheaton’s Graduation was yesterday. It was great, as always, to see so many old friends and to watch the seniors graduate. So congratulations to the class of 2005. Thanks for being such amazing people, and here’s hoping you stay in touch.
Matt came down to visit this weekend, together with Simon, we found ourselves at a Wheaton party where seniors and the underclassmen that are staying for graduation are all enjoying the week before commencement and the beginning of summer.
Lauren hit town yesterday, and today we’re off for a beer-tour of New England. So no posting at least until the weekend. Probably.
I’ve put up pictures from the WCCS Station Dinner at Paragon last night, with a few additional shots of the flowers that are springing up all over Providence.
I miss the Stanton basement. And not because it was the Stanton basement, but because at any hour of the day, things were going on.
Nate and I went up to Boston on Saturday to attend Beer Advocate’s Extreme Beer Fest.
Photos from our Christmas Eve dinner and church service are online.
Went to Father’s last night with Lauren and had some excellent beer.
Simon, Shuli, Anna and I went to a surprise party last night for a friend of a classmate of Simon.
And now, two days of thanksgiving.
Shuli’s birthday, and a pleasant rain falling. Dinner at a sub-par “silk road” resturaunt. Drinks at Trinity Brewhouse.
Simon and I are off within the hour on a road trip to an as-yet undecided destination.
I’m back in Boston, after crashing with the CRVs last night at Wheaton and packing the car and driving up with Shuli this afternoon. Last night we all crashed the Wheaton alum dinner/party in Emerson where Sodexo put on what was probably their last dinner at Wheaton.
Pictures from Wheaton’s graduation and EECS courtyard party are now online.
One year ago, I showed up back at Wheaton, and did the Spring Weekend thing, living out of Simon’s room. And here I am again, this time out of Shuli’s room.
I had a great easter dinner with the LeBlanc’s this afternoon, and Ben and I spent some time wandering campus this evening.
There were a surprising number of people left on campus this weekend. A lot of us ended up in the woods for a fire, drumming, and hanging out.
Lauren, Mike, Gary and I went to Melisse for dinner tonight. I had no idea such a nice place was located in the area.
I’ve now got a graph of my codepiction data.
I’ve started to generate a page of people I know, with link to webpages, weblogs, photos, etc., from my FOAF and photo annotation files.
Leaving Boston continues to get harder and harder.
I replace one problem for another in my attempt to get these compilation CDs finished in time to distribute in the next few days.
The yearly samo-fools CD is coming together, and I’m doubting its quality and consistancy just as much as I do every year.
I’ve been shuffling data around my various computers recently, preparing to install a new drive, and I’ve been finding all sorts of old files.
All the Cnation folks showed up at Lucky Strike Lanes in Hollywood last night to celebrate the birthdays of Sarah and Kris. I had a short, but nice, conversation with Adam.
The weekend wrapup: Clubbing in Hollywood, a dinner party in the valley, and a day of banging my head against the table while my CD drive taunts me.
I had a great time last night at Erik’s 25th birthday party dinner.
Despite some early issues involving the plans for the trip, this weekend turned out great. With appologies to the New York contingent (who I promise I’ll come see soon), I’ve had a great trip and wouldn’t change it for the world.
Tim just called me, all the way from New York, to ask what the name of the State Department fellowships was. Fullbright? “Thanks, talk to you later.” click….
This past Saturday Derek and Christie were married in Mammoth Lakes.
I went bowling at Lucky Strike Lanes in Hollywood earlier this evening to celebrate Doug Klein’s birthday.
Last night was a crazy night in celebration of Gary’s birthday.