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WordCamp Denver & Photo Safari are a go!

Since roughly August of last year, some friends and I have been trying to put together a photo safari along the lines of MammothMen.com. The main difference being, those guys are a bunch of really great photographers and we are, well, noobs. But, you can’t get to be as awesome as they are unless you…

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My favorites of 2008

2008 will be history in less than 24 hours. Before we close the door on it, I wanted to look back and take a snapshot of the things I liked (and disliked) about 2008. These are in no specific order at all. Please feel free to comment and leave your list of faves. Favorite Gadget:…

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Christmas and Family

Christmas is a time to spend with family. This year, thanks to a freak snow storm in Vegas, this is the first year since we moved to Las Vegas 7 years ago that we did not travel back to Southern California to visit my mom, sister and grandma for the holidays. We normally go out…

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Getting ready for the holidays

Going in to it, I knew this was going to be a busy weekend. It started right after work on Friday when we went to the First Friday event. Saturday I woke up late, spent a few hours helping a friend with his website and then took a nap before we headed out to my…

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Creating new holiday traditions

Growing up was all about holiday traditions. It was a given that every Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve were going to be spent at my grandparent’s house. I’ll bet for the first 25 years of my life, this is how it went every year. But, time has gone by, much of that has changed. My grandfather…

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Marcia’s First Trip To Disneyland

This weekend we took a trip to Disneyland with a group of friends from work and we drug our action junkie friend Marcia along for the ride, too. It was Marcia’s first trip ever to Disneyland. Now, before you think she’s lived a sheltered life, you need to realize she was born in Minnesota, now…

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2008 Braun Brothers Reunion, Challis, ID

This past weekend Chris, Jake, Diane and I took a trip to see a concert; The Braun Brothers Reunion. What’s about to follow is a very wordy recount of our trip. If you aren’t ready for a good long read, you may want to turn back now. You’ve been warned. Thursday afternoon I got off work…

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Cactus – 1, Axel – 0

Having pets is a constant battle. Yeah, they are cute. They do things that warm your heart, that make you laugh, that make you tell silly stories when friends are over (ever heard the one about our dog Pee Wee and the “Ghost Humping”?). But, there’s also a flip side. Pets are a pain in…

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Cruise: Day 7

Ahh! Sleeping in is so awesome. I would have slept longer if my bladder wasn’t screaming at me. Once I got up to take care of the bladder it was too late to try and get back to sleep. Drat. Today is our last full day of our vacation. We travel at sea all day…

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Cruise: Day 6

I usually learn lessons the hard way. This vacation has been no different. For the 3rd time, we’ve had to set an alarm to wake up early thanks to planning an excursion too early in the morning. Having to set an alarm while on vacation is just wrong. On our next vacation, I will not…

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