1.31.2014

I came back to Boulder to work out of the office for a week. It was the compromise I made for my company to let me work remotely. One week per month, to get in some face time with my coworkers.

But I ended up in the conference room for most of the week. I worked alone and didn’t get to converse with people much. Luckily I was sitting next to the only candy source in the office, so I got to see my coworkers whenever they needed a fix. Some came and visited me pretty frequently…

Despite missing Ally and the dogs so much, it was nice to be here.

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date Jan 31st 2014
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1.30.2014

The Kohn men ate steak and checked out the new base coating on the stairs. Then Dustin and I drove home in the snow and geeked out over how much money was spent blasting shit to pieces in the great EVE Online Battle of 2014.

It was a great night hanging out with dad and Dustin.

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date Jan 30th 2014
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1.29.2014

Caitlin, Evan, Caitlin’s friend Mike, an older lady glob-on, and I did QuickLeft’s Hackfest tonight. I’ve never been to one, and really had no idea what to expect.

We were given a handful of random beer-related data files (e.g. liquor store annual beer sales, flavor attributes of beers, etc.) and three hours to do something with them. Anything, really.

So Caitin, being the creative type she is, came up with the idea of OkBrupid, the beer soulmate finder. We displayed a list of beer flavors, and depending on the combination of flavors you chose we presented the best beer match for you…based on our limited dataset. At the last minute Mike was also able to setup a textarea where you could describe yourself, and if you happened to type one of the flavors, your beer list would start to filter. Ideally we would have incorporated a larger dataset, and a wider array of synonyms for the flavors (I spent about 1/3 of my time coming up with the synonym list, only for time to run out before we incorporated it).

In any case, it was fun. And everybody kicked ass. Except for the older lady…I’m not quite sure what her contribution was. But boy was she happy with the final product.

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date Jan 29th 2014
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1.28.2014

Had a great time hanging out with the Carrillo Clan at Radda. Thanks for the wonderful night Brian, AJ and Nicole.

 

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date Jan 28th 2014
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1.27.2014

Text message marriage this week.

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date Jan 27th 2014
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1.26.2014

Today was a rough one. Dustin hugged me before he left for work, and then I lost it.

The dogs got into several more fights, and of course it happened after I was 300 miles away. It was really stressful not being there for Ally, and not knowing whether our dogs were ever going to be able to be in the same room again.

I think the last time I cried was when I blubbered on our wedding day.

It’s very strange being home, but not feeling like it’s your home. I guess it’s not really my home anymore, it just has some of my things inside of it.

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date Jan 26th 2014
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1.25.2014

Long but beautiful drive today. This was taken approximately 30 seconds into it.

Also, having two Monster energy drinks within about 4 hours of each other is not very conducive to avoiding pitstops. But sometimes you just have to say fuck it and power through the pain.

I talk to myself a little too much when I’m alone, and I’ve been alone a lot lately. Just an observation, not a concern.

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date Jan 25th 2014
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1.24.2014

Packed and ready for Boulder.

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date Jan 24th 2014
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1.23.2014

Hannah likes to watch me pee. Sometimes she looks ashamed afterward.

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date Jan 23rd 2014
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1.22.2014

Date night with Ally at The Adobe Inn. Then we ran to the grocery store for cold sore medicine, and the lady ringing us up had an awkward conversation with us about her daughter’s unwanted pregnancy.

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date Jan 22nd 2014
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