Monthly Archives: January 2010

Taxes Filed

My W2 and 1099 forms have all arrived in the mail and so tonight I went online to file my taxes. Thanks to a combination of preparedness and the amazingly slick TurboTax system I was able to finish the process … Continue reading

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Voodoo Doughnut

On Sunday morning Meaghan had been planning to meet up with some friends who where visiting from out of town. They were to meet at Voodoo Doughnut in downtown. Meaghan had never been to Voodoo and she was looking forward … Continue reading

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The Gift of Music

This year I was fortunate to receive many gifts both for Christmas and for my birthday, not the least of which was a collection of gift cards, cheques and cash. I had a few gift cards for BestBuy, which seemed … Continue reading

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Game Night

On Saturday our friends Mark and Kate invited us over for a board game night at their house. We had won a card game at the SoftSource Christmas party that they had brought as part of the white elephant gift … Continue reading

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Dragon Age: Origins

I’m only a short way into Dragon Age:Origins but I’m already really enjoying myself playing it. The world is incredibly immersive and the conversations you have with in-game characters have a noticeable effect on the story and tale that you … Continue reading

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Birthday Shopping

This weekend Meaghan and I went shopping with my birthday money. I looked around at several items from a new music keyboard to a Playstation 3 (for the BluRay player mostly). However, after searching for a couple of hours I … Continue reading

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Citadel Miniatures – Step One

I’ve been playing Dungeons & Dragons with some friends locally now for a little over six months and in doing so have rekindled an old interest. In turn this got me thinking that it might be fun to paint miniatures … Continue reading

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Birthday Celebrations

We celebrated my 32nd time surviving the Earth orbiting the sun yesterday with our friends Michael and Laura. We started with some food at Buster’s Texas BBQ before heading off for some bowling at the Sunset Lanes. After a couple … Continue reading

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Piazza Italia

Tonight we had the pleasure of joining our friends Bob & Deb for a meal at one of their favorite NW Portland restaurants, Piazza Italia. They invited us to join them based upon a recommendation stemming back many years of … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2009

Meaghan and I had a superb Christmas this year. For the first time being together we didn’t travel, didn’t plan, didn’t really go anywhere at all. We simply took some time off to unwind and relax, and it felt great. … Continue reading

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