Archive for the 'Friends' Category

September 23rd, 2007

Lost Banqi Game

This is the way the board looked at the end of a recent Banqi game I played with a friend from work (Brian Jarvis). I was red. I lost. I don’t think I’ve ever played or seen a game that involved worse luck than this one. It was remarkable. I still enjoyed playing it.

July 25th, 2007

Jeff at Sizzler

Today I ate at Sizzler with my friend Thom. This particular Sizzler has hearts of palm (mmmm), which are the only reason I ever choose to eat there. Today a waiter named Jeff (or so he claimed, and his name tag looked pretty darn official) walked by and saw us playing Banqi. He was interested […]

July 4th, 2007

Removing games…

It’s story time. Once upon a time in high school, I had a really cool computer science teacher named Clarence Whetten. Our computer lab consisted of a Unix system with 4 Meg of RAM and about 30 dumb terminals. As I understand it, Mr. Whetten approached a local company (ICON, where I later worked as […]

March 9th, 2007

Christmas Walrus Scout

My friend Brian Jarvis usually introduces himself as “Walrus” — it’s a wonderful nickname. Among his many interests, he’s a cub scout leader. For Christmas, I commissioned another friend, Darrin Perry, to draw this for Brian:

March 9th, 2007

Platonic Solids

A friend of mine, Thom Boyer, recently told me (and a few other people) about platonic solids — three dimensional shapes whose vertices all have the same number of adjacent faces. Plato theorized that these were the building blocks of the universe. Thom went to a game store and bought a pound of dice (I […]

July 11th, 2006

Fresh Wheat

I recently went on a walk with a friend from work. We walked through a field and found some wheat growing wild. We had a mini-harvest, and ate it. Then we went back to work. The End

September 12th, 2005

Sunday Stroll

On Sunday I took a nice long walk with my good friend Matt. I took pictures. I also got a mild sunburn, but there’s a nice non-burned area on the back of my neck where my camera strap was. Like some insects and arachnids I’ve worked with, Matt was a very cooperative model. Unlike an […]