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Trapped In A Room With A Zombie

March 24th, 2015 · No Comments


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:

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A Champagne Toast…

March 16th, 2015 · No Comments

…. for Roundarch’s first retiree. Congratulations, Lawrence! 

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Isobar Chicago Inaugural Chili Cook Off

January 30th, 2015 · No Comments

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What a fun event we had in the office today. I contemplated having Dallas help me and entering the contest, but in the end didn’t. I liked #9, Raf’s “Sin Beef Chili” the best. I could not pinpoint what was so great about it, but it was delicious. Just really good flavor. Raf ended up winning 1st place in the Best Flavor category! I also loved #3, Bill’s chili, which was made with short ribs. The meat was so tender and savory. Bill came in 2nd place over all! In the Most Unique category, Heidi placed first and Andrew came in 2nd.

Sidenotes:
1. I was really impressed by how different all of the chilis were. Meat, no meat, really thick, more like soup, spicy, mild, etc.
2. Who knew there were so many models of slow cookers on the market!
3. Out of the 9 chilis in the contest, everyone was surprised by the number of vegetarian chilis.. which was good, because there’s a good number of vegetarians in our office. I think next year, there might be voting separately for meat and meatless chili.

Can’t wait til next year’s chili cook off! Maybe I’ll enter the contest!

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