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Experiences Food

STRIPSTEAK

Nick and I treated ourselves to an amazing dinner at Michael Mina’s STRIPSTEAK at Mandalay Bay (while also working on our 101 list item of eating at 18 different restaurants on the Strip). Our meal started with duck fat fries (as a ‘contemporary’ replacement to a steakhouse’s standard bread basket) served 3 ways: Old bay […]

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Experiences

Museum Day!

Nick and I hit out some more items on our 101 list on his latest off day. The forecast was for 100+ degree weather and over 25% humidity, so we decided to take care of some indoor items – Las Vegas Natural History Museum, Bodies…The Exhibition and Shark Reef Aquarium. The Natural History Museum was…underwhelming. […]

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Fitness

The Hardest Legs Workout I’ve Ever Done

Yesterday, Angela told me she came up with a new legs workout and asked if I wanted to do it with her. I said sure, and we got started. We headed to the gym and things started out easy enough. We jumped on the elliptical machines to get our heartrates up and get the blood […]

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Experiences

Fun Stuff Around Las Vegas

Yesterday was my first full day off in a while where I didn’t do any work all day. Angela and I decided to take advantage of it and go do some of the things we’ve meaning to try around Las Vegas. The first thing we did was check out a Polish Deli we had heard […]

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Experiences

Angela is Awesome at Drawing Blood

As part of her medical assistant certification, Angela has to learn to draw blood from patients in case she has to do it as part of her job. She just did it for the first time yesterday and, before she left class, she managed to snag a few materials so she could practice on me […]

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Experiences Food

My Birthday

My birthday this year was pretty amazing. Nick started it off wonderfully by letting me sleep in, followed by a dual-effort of French toast (since Nick is not exactly culinary-inclined). Then it was off for a nice pedicure before hitting what ended up being a ghetto mall. Nick bought me two perfumes I’ve been eyeing […]

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Experiences YouTube

Neil deGrasse Tyson Talks About Persuasion as a Component of Teaching

I really liked this video. Thought it was a pretty awesome viewpoint and something we can all learn from.

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Goals Personal

Goal Progress – Q1 2012

I’m quite goal conscious and have become more so in the last couple of years. I think that writing down and thinking about measurable, concrete goals is the way to a happy life. Writing them down and having measurable targets makes sure that you know what is required to get to where you want to […]

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Technology

My Dual OS Development Setup

In a previous post, I talked a lot about the hardware that runs my development PC. Getting that all set up and going was only half the battle, though. In this post, I’ll be talking about how I configured up my dual OS development environment to take advantage of the strengths of my hardware. There’s […]

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Movie Review

The Hunger Games – Movie Review

Angela and I are both big fans of the Hunger Games series of books by Suzanne Collins, so when we heard they were making a movie we were really excited. We went to see it last Friday and both enjoyed it, but would recommend the books above the movie any day of the week. This […]