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We’re Back…

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Well as you can tell from this, and the two previous posts, Phaedra and I are back from our trip down south. Every other year we’re suppose to spend Christmas (and subsequently Phaedra’s birthday) with my family in Miami. They live in Kendall on one of the few lakes not connected to the canals (and therefore safe to swim (unless you really like alligators)). We had to skip last year due to hurting my Continue reading We’re Back…

So we went to Miami Ink…

Miami Ink
Yep, Phaedra has an obsession watching this tattoo show, Miami Ink, plus it’s spin-offs, so she was really excited when I told her we were going to visit the actual shop in South Beach. We didn’t see any of the show’s stars artists, (we were there at 1 pm, and it closes at 2 am), if they are ever there at all except when shooting. We spent a good half hour outside, with me trying to persuade Phaedra to go for it. With all the time she spends watching these shows, I know she secretly wants one. She had casually mentioned possibly getting an Angel on her shoulder (maybe a matching cute devil on the other?). I had told her if she went through with it, I’d get one too, like a small heart with Phaedra’s initials in it. In the end we went with something different: Continue reading So we went to Miami Ink…

I.S. Holiday Party

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We had our yearly ‘Informations Systems Department’ Holiday Party on Tuesday. Thanks to all the managers for supplying all the food & drinks (including Champaign), also Mike brought in some great food from his wife’s Chinese restaurant. Other IS staff brought in a bevy of deserts. We also had our traditional ‘Chinese Grab Bag’ (don’t look at me, I didn’t name it). Yours truly came away with a nice bottle of Finlandia Vodka with 3 shot glasses. For those of you who don’t know the rules: Continue reading I.S. Holiday Party