Posts Tagged ‘ INFO Crew

Geocaching Sunday

Today I went geocaching with Ryan and Kevin around Ravenna Park and the Arboretum. We found a record 9 caches in the three hours we were out and about. Glad it finally feels like Spring (minus the allergies).

New Year’s Eve 2006

Happy New Year +1 day!

This New Year’s eve I went out to dinner with friends at May Restaurant in Wallingford. The service was a bit slow, but otherwise the food and drinks were all pretty good and I really dig the ambiance of the place. It was also just nice being out on New Year’s Eve with friends, without the manic crowds or traffic.

Afterward everyone came back to my place for drinks, games, the countdown, and more games. The countdown was a minor part of the night and the fireworks show was a bit disappointing. In fact, was more enthused over the pop-sparkler things that Bree brought for us to pop at midnight. Also, I finally got to try hot buttered rum for the first time and unlike the fireworks, it lived up to its reputation (its warm, yummy reputation).

Afterward, we played everything from Taboo to Sequence to my new electronic Catch Phrase. We also played probably the best game of Cranium I’ve taken part of in ages (all-star team with Justin and Ly FTW!). Ultimately, we ending up playing poker ’til 4AM (even Ryan!) and it was a really good time.

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The gang at May Restaurant

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A Very INFO Christmas ’06


Third Annual INFO Christmas Party at Ryan’s

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Wednesday Night at Chopstix

David's 23rd Birthday

Last Wednesday was David’s birthday, so we went out and played several mean games of five-on-five Whirlyball and then gathered at Chopstix, the dueling piano bar in Queen Anne. It was my first time there and it made for a fun weeknight. (That, and they had some pretty wicked cheesy waffle fries.) Anyway, Teresa and I want to check out their Trivia Night sometime soon, so let me know if interested.

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The Confessions of St. Augustine
By Saint, Bishop of Hippo Augustine

Washington Brewers Festival

Last weekend I went to the Washington Brewers Festival at the Seattle Center with Ryan and the gang to celebrate Darrin’s birthday. While I had been interested in going, I worried that it’d be crazy busy like the other Seattle festivals where you waddle shoulder to shoulder in a crowd (think Seattle Cheese Festival at the Market). The idea of me maneuvering through a crowd with a beer was just filled with clumsy possibilities.

However, it actually turned out to be pretty laid back. The weather was perfect–just sunny and warm, and there wasn’t a large crowd. The inside of the Fisher Pavilion, where the brewers were set up, was of course bustling, but it was not nearly as crowded as I thought. Overall it was just fun going back and forth from the lawn to the pavillion to try a cup of beer here and there and hang out with friends.

I had the chance to try out the following beers:

  • Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Co.’s Falls Hefeweizen
    The first beer I tried. Good. I like Hefeweizens so I couldn’t really go too wrong.
  • Anacortes Brewery’s Festival Lager and Hefeweizen
    These two were probably my favorite of the day, especially the Hef that tasted a little like bananas. The lager was just crisp and refreshing. (I’m trying really hard here to be descriptive, hah.)
  • Maritime Pacific Brewing Co.’s Old Seattle Lager
    Wasn’t a fan of this one. Just too bitter. Darrin and Ryan finished it off for me.

Washington Brewers FestivalSo there you have it. You’re probably wondering why I only tried four beers at a Brewers Festival. Well, I only purchased six “tastes” (tickets) and gave one to Darrin (can you say birthday present?). And to be honest, I can’t remember what the sixth ticket was used for! I want to say it was for a cider beer, but I’m not so sure. With that said, four tastes was more than enough for this light-weight.

It was a lot of fun and I think next year I’ll have to bring my Dad on Father’s Day Weekend.

Weekend in Vegas

“It’s the good girls who keep diaries; the bad girls never have the time.”

Tallulah Bankhead, US movie actress (1903 – 1968)

Oh so that’s why I don’t write like I used to!

Ha, totally kidding. That aside, last weekend I went to Vegas. Ryan and I left Thursday afternoon and met up with the other Avanade guys and their SO‘s. We stayed at Treasure Island and all in all, it was a weekend bustling with buffets, blackjack, and a body wrap. Suprisingly, there wasn’t that much booze–my fourth expected B.

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