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April so far

April 23rd, 2014 by Cat

Aahh, April is flying by so fast! I don’t feel ready for May, which is when I need to prepare for an Anime con, a possible trip to Pennsylvania, and incoming summer interns. Eeeeep. Here’s what I’ve been up to the past couple weeks though.

Company outing

When it was announced that we were doing a developers outing to Top Golf, I wasn’t that excited. I’m really not interested in golf, but I signed up anyway. I ended up having a blast.

If I had to describe Top Golf, it’d be a driving range + target range + bar. It’s basically a driving range, but you’re a few stories up and hitting down to a field with large holes. Each golf ball has a chip in it, so it knows where it lands and awards you points depending on which hole you hit and how close to the center of it. Each bay also has chairs and tables where you can order food and drinks.

Image taken from their website

Image taken from their website

I haven’t hit a golf ball since… high school? So I didn’t really know what I was doing. Looking around, I saw at least half of my coworkers looking awkward, and then I didn’t feel so bad ;) One of my teammates lent me an extra golf glove he had though, which made people think I was so pro. They were sadly mistaken when they saw me actually swing the golf club.

My team!

My team!

They also mixed up the teams, so you’re with people you normally don’t work with, and we rotated around to play against different teams. Overall, a ton of fun! It was great hanging out with people I don’t normally see, and Top Golf was actually fun to do.

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Posted in Food, Work

March so far

March 14th, 2014 by Cat

March is great. It’s getting warmer, allergy season is over, and… it’s my birthday month! I actually feel super spoiled because I celebrated it multiple times ;) The first was with my parents at a steakhouse. Then my husband treated me to a nice dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, Uchiko.

Didn't take many photos this time because we ordered several dishes we've had before.

Didn’t take many photos this time because we ordered several dishes we’ve had before.

The day of my birthday (Thursday), we met up with a close friend for some sushi. My coworkers were also awesome and got me cupcakes at work! So much food! It’s time to go on a diet again :)

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Posted in Life, Work

Past few weeks

November 10th, 2013 by Cat

Aah, so much has been going on lately! I’m going to try to fit them all into this entry.

First off, I did indeed finish my Halloween costume!

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I’m still going to work on it (long fall boots and portal gun) for future Anime cons though. I wore it to work, and all of my gamer coworkers recognized it :) Everyone else was just confused as to what I was and why I was wearing those blades on my legs, haha.

Next, our company’s user conference went well. It’s a relief to see my team’s feature finally revealed and well received. We had been developing it in secrecy and had an “on switch” for the reveal. Of course, one of the biggest worries was, will the switch work??? (Yes, it did.) Check it out!

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