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35 – A Motivating Banff Short Film

A few weeks ago, on our anniversary evening, Jeney and I went to the large Cornell auditorium for a showing of the 2014 BANFF film festival. One short film in particular really hit home with me. If you have 5 minutes, watch this film – 35.   35 from ARC’TERYX on Vimeo. Fun side note […]

Flag Football Champions!

For three years the Annihilation Operators (FKA Bad News Bears) have battled ferociously against the intramural-referee-populated (is that even fair?!?!) Llamas Going Bananas. But this year, THIS YEAR, we conquered the mighty incumbent pigskin-launching Llamas.   The game was not without its usual high-tension drama, from both sides. Tempers went red on both sides. Their quarterback was a […]

Adirondack White Water Rafting

This past weekend we headed up to the northeast of Ithaca a few hours to spend a night at the Lewey Lake campground, near Speculator, NY, which we followed up with a day of white water rafting down the Indian and Hudson rivers in the beautiful Adirondacks. Both Jeney and I have been rafting in […]

The Gang Goes To Philly

This past weekend Jeney and I went to visit a friend in Philly – they are moving to Jersey next week and this was our last chance to see them in the city – and to have a free place to stay in Philidelphia! I had never been to Philly before, and Jeney had been […]

Making Our Own Blackboard Wall

I’ve wanted to try making my own blackboard / chalkboard wall for a while now and Jeney was more than happy to help out – she likes blackboards more than whiteboards. I had read on several different blogs and various websites that the optimum recipe was 1 tbsp of unsanded tile grout per 1/2 cup […]

Hell Yes!

I recently came across a neat article that reinforced something I had been thinking about and implementing over the past few months. Instead of committing to things that you would rate as a 5 or 6 on a scale of 1 to 10, try to put your time into things where you are really excited […]

Proactive Learning

Something that I’ve had to learn is how to allocate my time while at work. There are of course times when I don’t have enough hours in the day to get things  done, but I generally find that I am able to keep up at work and have some time leftover. What I dislike about […]

Huge calipers!

This made my Friday morning. I walked into work and needed to measure a lens. Next thing I know, one of the other engineers pulls these out of a closet! Of course we have a 5ft long caliper! I actually started laughing when I saw these, it made me think of oversized carnival toys. That […]