This was my first time at WhirlyBall since they moved from Fullterton to Webster. I actually was never a big fan, but I think I realized that it’s because I’ve only ever played with super aggressive dudes who are really into it. We played a round that was all girls vs. girls and it was much more fun. Between the two teams there was only one goal scored and guess who did it? ME! I won the game for my team! CRAZY. Later on I played another WhirlyBall game with both men and women and it was still fun. Maybe I just can’t play with the guys who are really competitive and who take it too seriously!

I drank a million craft beers. My favorite was the Chocolate Churro Porter by Moody Tongue Brewing. So good. Not too cinnamon-y and not too sweet. The new WhirlyBall facility was nice and bright and fun to hang out in. So much better than the old location. They had a ton of craft brews on tap and we had the VIP drinking package so we could have whatever we wanted.

They also got some bowling going and I played about a half of a game before going off and doing…. who knows what! After party at Uncle Julio’s, a place I hadn’t been for about 10 years, but it has not changed.

Trapped In A Room With A Zombie

Nitya & Steph getting psyched!

Real names are not required.

A few weeks ago the UX team and Visual Design team got together for an after-hours outing. We were split into two groups and then each group was trapped in a room with a zombie (and a mad professor). The room was filled with furniture and desks and drawers and cabinets and toolchests (many locked) as well as a lot of random looking stuff with odd numbers, clues and letters on them. And there was a zombie! A ZOMBIE chained to the wall. Every five minutes the chains came out another foot and if the zombie touched you, you were out.

Back: Ronald, Rob, Ben, Nick, Me, Steph. Front: Anandi, Nitya, Katie, Irene. Plus, the mad professor.

Act like a zombie!

The goal was to use teamwork! to figure out the clues and to unlock the combo lock that unlocks the key that unlocks the briefcase clue that unlocks the doorkey. Or something like that. All while dodging A ZOMBIE. You had one hour to get out of the room, basically. Our team did it. The other team? Not so much.

Afterwards we went to Exchequer, where Scott promptly ordered 20 Fireballs to take the edge off getting chased by A ZOMBIE.

More at the Isobar blog. And, our obligatory pose in front of The Bean:

Lunch @ Aria for Restaurant Week







Last week we went to Aria for lunch for Restaurant Week. My coworkers and I were over there a couple years ago for Restaurant Week and I think I liked the food better this time. The onion soup was SO good.. I was talking about it at home and Dallas ended up making soup for us at home.. so I scored twice on that!