Archive | June 2008

In Lincoln

Jantina and I drove to Lincoln last Thursday for my test on Friday (I passed!) and summer camp on Saturday. Weather was awesome and I had a great time! I was originally planning on heading back this weekend, but I have some work meetings in Bloomington and Chicago, and with things slowing down for July 4th (lots of people taking vacations) it made sense to stay here for a few weeks rather than going back and forth. We are excited!

We’ve been making the most of our time back.

I’ve been able to workout with the rest of the karate class on Tuesday and Thursday
David came over for dinner earlier this week, we played some San Juan afterward.
I saw Brett last night, we ate an original “The Mill” schnitzel for dinner from Hallie’s downtown and then played some Guitar Hero.
Heading on a triple-date with Emilie-Les, Travis-Grace, Jantina and I tomorrow to go see “WALL-E.”
I’m hoping to hang at Noir sometime too.

I made a small change to fuzzycouch.com. I added an icon for iPhone users adding fuzzycouch to their home screen and also redirect iPhone users to the RSS feed for easier readability and it keeps things fast. Let me know what you think!

Update: Do you like 1) this better than 2) this on the iPhone?

New places to eat:
Nami, Minneapolis
Hallie’s, Lincoln
I’m also recently addicted to Starbucks Double Shot on Ice (decaf)

Out of the house

This afternoon — since I had the day off — we went to see “Kung Fu Panda” with friends Wes and Kacey. I really enjoyed the movie and how much Jack Black came though in his character. The animation was great, most of the character design was interesting. Some of the celebrity voices seemed underused, but that was just something I noticed … not necessarily something bad. We all went to the Magic Kitchen for Thai food and I seriously stuffed myself.

Yesterday was Julie’s birthday. We went out for sushi after Ultimate (where we had a great turnout with lots of new players). Julie and I picked some really good sushi rolls. Then we picked up a birthday cake this evening. I ate a piece even though I was still very stuffed.

I added a little snipped of code from MyBlogLog over on the bottom of the right column here on fuzzycouch.com a little bit ago. I’m not sure if it’ll end up being useful enough to keep, but I thought I’d try it out.

After seeing lincolninjacksonville.com, I had another group ask me, yesterday, to design a site for them. I’ll be sketching something out post-haste.

Guest Emilie

Emilie came to visit us this week, we had a blast! She helped me train in the mornings; we worked out early and she went back to bed as I went to work. We went over Kata, Tai Ho Jitsu, and self-defense. I have a test coming up on June 20, so I’ve been preparing for that.

We also played Catan. She beat me her very first time playing, I don’t think she could have had a better hand!

Throughout the week she also hit a fair number of malls, I’m thinking of at least four, but she only bought one top that was on sale, so that is pretty good (the rest went on her birthday list).

We ate at home, but also dinned out quite a bit. We went out for sushi, aged-steak, and hit several local dives throughout the week. We made our way to St. Paul on Saturday had brunch and visited with Matt, Mandy and Lucas. After we ate, we spent some time at the zoo as a group, that was fun (the weather was gorgeous).

She’s on her way back to Illinois on the train now. I didn’t think they would make it, they left here pretty late, but Jantina reports that she is safely on her way home. We had a great time.

New places to eat:
Trotter’s
Origami
Manny’s