Archive for May, 2012
It’s already been over a month since I got back from the US, time sure flies ! In any case I can say that it was a very busy period Lengthy post ahead !
We went to visit Milla, the daughter of Tom4 and Kim shortly after I got back. Another couple we know that started with kids. I’m getting old ! They seem to be rolling nicely into it though
Talking about Tom, I met up with 2 other Toms to exchange (long overdue) birthday presents. Coolblue vouchers, yay ! Will be using those at the end of the year for my new phone We went to our customary Thai place and went for a drink then in the Irish Pub. We sat at the counter like real men !
I’ll also provide an update into the world of Finn He’s making his first steps unaided ! Only 3 or 4 at a time maximum but still, so cute to see He’s really growing up fast that one. Since here in Belgium finding a good school that isn’t completely full can be a bit tricky we already went to look at one. I think there’s a good chance we’ll pick it, but we want to get a bit more elaborate tour there first in September. In any case it’s nearby and when he’s old enough he can go there by bicycle without having to cross big roads
We also just got him a slide for outside, he loves it as long as you don’t take him off it, then he gets cranky
Last week it was time for the monthly (or more bimonthly these days) poker game. It was at Dimi’s new house so we got the grand tour. Very big house, wish mine also had a giant room on the top floor to put my desk and an extra TV, I’m jealous I went home that evening with profit though, a full 70 cents !
The day after I went over to Veerle’s place. She had bragged about how good her spaghetti is so I called her bluff We ended up eating Thai though, no time to make the spaghetti so she promised it for another time. Thai was also great so no complaints here I did show her my selection of USA pictures though, I managed to limit them to ‘only’ 250
Now on to the geek part of the past month I went to see the new Avengers movie and it was aaaaaaaawesome ! If you haven’t seen it go see it NOW ! I want to see it again, it just rocks so much. Why are you still reading this ? You should be in your car driving to the nearest movie theater !
Still here because you already saw the movie ? Read on then We also had 2 D&D sessions in the past month. One extra to catch up for the one we missed in the US. As usual it was pretty good too ! Last game Benny (our DM) came up with a Kraken that was attacking our boat (think sea monster from Pirates of the Caribbean) and that was pretty cool. We were victorious though
Staying in the RPG atmosphere, Diablo 3 was released this week and it is pretty awesome ! Going over to Kirsten’s place tonight to play it in coop. I can highly recommend it. It’s good timing though, I finished Mass Effect 3 last week and I sort of fell into a black hole gaming wise. Mass Effect 3 was so awesome, it’s so sad the trilogy is over Looking forward to the more elaborate ending DLC that’s coming out this summer.
On the work front things have been hectic. We moved back downstairs to sit with our Java colleagues, but it’s very loud and difficult to focus in that room. We’re also (finally) switching to a full Scrum implementation (instead of Scrum But) so that should improve things drastically.
Last Friday we went to a restaurant in Ghent with some of the team; Kristof, Benny, Bart, Simon and myself + our partners. First time Simon’s wife got to see us and I think I made a lasting impression (had a bit too much wine ). Needless to say it was fun.
Next week I’m going to Ukraine, it’s been a while so it’ll be good to meet up with the team there again. Hopefully there will be no problems with the ears during the flight ! Wish me luck