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Daily Life

Being a Single Vehicle Household

Since being together Marie and I have owned 2 cars. In Michigan I don’t think we could have gotten by with just 1 car, even when we were working in the same building. But in 2008 we downsized one of our cars to a Smart Fortwo to help save us money on our 30 mile … Continue reading »

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Job Update + Zaw Pizza

Several people have asked me how I’ve been enjoying my new game development job. Well, I really like it and I’ve been learning a ton! šŸ™‚ It’s a small start-up company, so it’s just me and two other developers. It took a while to get used to the new software, tools, and libraries and I’m … Continue reading »

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Working in the Garden

The results of 1.5 hours of pruning this morning (with Mulan’s “I’ll Make a Man out of You” stuck in my head): Now I just need to tend to the rest of the garden… šŸ˜‰

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Enjoying our Backyard

Nick and I have been taking advantage of the warm weather and our new grill by grilling a few times per week. We tried out a new recipe fromĀ “Bite Me: A Stomach-Satisfying, Visually Gratifying, Fresh-Mouthed Cookbook”, whichĀ we got as a housewarming gift. The recipe is called Magical Moroccan Chicken and it consists of marinated and … Continue reading »

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Crumble & Flake

Mom and Amanda stopped by yesterday afternoon with some bakery treats fromĀ Crumble & Flake PatisserieĀ in Capitol Hill. They wereĀ recently featured in Seattle MagazineĀ and Mom and Amanda had been dying to try them out. They got three different filled-to-order cream puffs (blackberry, chocolate, and coconut), a fig and olive tapenade roll, and kouign amann (a salty, … Continue reading »

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Temperature via Arduino

It’sĀ hotĀ in Seattle this weekend with highs in the 90’s. Because of Seattle’s mild climate, most homes here don’t have air conditioning. The weather is generally nice enough that you don’t need a/c or heat most of the year. On what is likely to be one of the hottest weekends of the year, Nick and I … Continue reading »

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Getting Around

One of the awesome things about our house is that it has a Walk Score of 90, which means there is a lot within walking distance of us. We had some errands to run yesterday (going to the bank, dropping off Redbox, and picking up something for dinner) and we were able to do it … Continue reading »

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Bus to Downtown

I am going to Casual Connect (a conference about the casual game industry) in a week and a half for work. The conference is held in downtown Seattle, so it’s nice that there isn’t any travel involved other than a bus ride. It turns out that there’s an express bus that goes from our place … Continue reading »

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Settling In

It’s been almost 2 weeks since we moved in to our new house and it totally feels like home. šŸ™‚ We still have some boxes to unpack and decorations to put up, though, which is probably why we haven’t uploaded many pictures of our place yet. Expect some soon, though! In the meantime, enjoy the … Continue reading »

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Exploring the Neighborhood

Hello! Sorry for the lack of posts the last few days; Nick and I have been busy unpacking, nesting, and exploring. šŸ™‚ Grandma came down to have lunch with me on Wednesday. Grandpa repaired a drawer for us that needed some minor fixing (thanks, Grandpa!)Ā and Grandma brought it down with her.Ā There is a burger restaurant … Continue reading »

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