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New to Trippin’ With StanleyNew to Trippin’ With Stanley Who is Stanley? Well, Stanley is our RV! He takes us all around the U.S. to taste delicious craft beers and meet new friends along the way. We work from the road, Brian is a graphic designer and I am a...

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Austin = hashtag epic, hashtag awesomeAustin = hashtag epic, hashtag awesome As I type this I sit on a beautiful outside patio on S Congress at a coffee bar called Jo's. I am surrounded by Mac Book Pros and I can almost see all the tweets swarming around my head. I am sure...

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Sedona I'm glad I got to knowya!Sedona I'm glad I got to knowya! Here are some pics from our time in Sedona. We stayed with our good friend Brenden and his girlfriend, Britta, in Cottonwood, about 20 minutes from Sedona and Jerome. They were the most excellent...

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Golfing and Hashing in PhoenixGolfing and Hashing in Phoenix We had plans to meet up with our Nu friends Bill and Debbie in Phoenix after we left our troubles in Tucson. Maria was able to convince Debbie that it would be a good idea for all of us to go golfing...

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B-C-YessB-C-Yess In between our stops in Quartzsite we made a detour to Tempe to visit my friend Kevin and enjoy a long weekend of sports. The main reason we wanted to be in the Phoenix area was that the BCS National Championship...

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More Maria Media Coverage

Posted by Brian | Posted in You trippin! | Posted on 26-03-2011

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The media is strangely drawn to Maria, so it was no surprise to me when Channel 6 Action News picked Maria out of a crowd of over 100 to interview for opinions about Kansas basketball.

Happy Halloween

Posted by Brian | Posted in You trippin! | Posted on 04-11-2010

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Halloween is one of the best holidays ever invented. It’s up there with St. Patrick’s Day. So what do you do for such a party when you are on the road? In our case we fly back to home of the last 10 years and get grimey with Lawrencians. We had decided a couple weeks prior to go back this weekend so Maria could surprise her sister at her sorority initiation.

We left Stanley and the dogs in the watchful care of Maria’s cousin Wendy in Nevada city, CA. An early Friday flight from Sacramento airport landed us in Kansas City with enough time to have an unpleasant run-in with the DMV and surprise my mom with on her doorstep with the line “We were in the neighborhood so, so we thought we’d drop by.”

On Saturday we were able to enjoy some Mass St. strolling before getting down the nitty gritty business of making our costumes. $47 was all we needed to make myself into a Mr. Potato head and Maria into her favorite MC Hammer lyric (can you guess which one). The rest of our holiday crew included Donkey Kong (Scott), A Piranha Flower (Anne), a Giant Shamrock (Mike), and his accompanying Leprechaun (Andie).

Without getting too detailed here are some highlights from the night:

Dancing Muppet crew

Mike’s costume getting in everyone’s way

Scott’s amazing resemblance to my my costume.

Maria’s ability to get “Hammer Time” to the top of every jukebox playlist.

The impromptu drum/dance party on Mass street after the bars closed.

The 40-minute drive-thru line at McDonald’s (no picture)

It was great to celebrate such a ridiculous holiday with great friends in a great town. We might have to try a destination Halloween next where Stanley can participate as well (I’m thinking he would make a great Elvis).

High Plains Camping

Posted by msdesign21 | Posted in You trippin! | Posted on 17-08-2010

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We enjoyed our stay at High Plains in Oakley, KS. The RV park was VERY nice with Putt Putt, Hot Tubs, Pick your own Garden and a dog run. Unfortunately we arrived late and left early so the only one we enjoyed was the dog run. We did however do our first run with Boxee and watched a few South Park episodes. All these old folks with their antennas and direct TV dishes have no clue!! Our mac mini with a 1TB drive and streaming Boxee is definitely the way to go. “But how will you watch the news” my Dad asks, ha! Jon Stewart’s Daily Show is streaming… that’s all the news you need!

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“At High Plains Campgrounds”

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Day 1 – Aug. 16th 2010

Posted by msdesign21 | Posted in You trippin! | Posted on 16-08-2010

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Day 1 adventures

Our Path

You’ve got to love technology. On the road with this new Sprint Mobile WiFi hotspot and while on our way to CO our friend Angel says: “you are definitely going to see the Garden of Eden in Lucas, Kansas, right? It’s a trip” and we said, “well, why the hell not.” We actually were in for a big surprise!! Not only was the Garden of Eden really cool but the Worlds Largest Collection of the Worlds Smallest Versions of the Worlds Largest Things Traveling Roadside Attraction and Museum by artist Erika Nelson, was even better! Thanks to Erika, we will now be adding other random Worlds Largest Stops on our adventure.

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The Largest Ball of Twine*

Posted by msdesign21 | Posted in You trippin! | Posted on 16-08-2010

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Just like the Barry Bonds #73 home run ball has an asterisk so too should the largest ball of twine in Cawker, KS. As it turns out, according to Wiki there are actually a few cities that claim the largest ball of twine and Cawker can more specifically claim the largest ball of twine built by a community. I say this is nearly as impressive as the largest ball of twine built by one person in Darwin, Minnesota, big ups to Francis A. Johnson. Nevertheless we will drive a little out of our way to say we’ve seen it and surely will never recognize the wiki claim that Branson, Missouri believes they too have the largest ball of twine. Good try Missouri, we know you only have one thing that is bigger than KS… idiots!

Thanks for following… we are on our way. more posts this week to include renovation stages and the newly improved Stanley pics! 😉

Last day at Popstar

Posted by msdesign21 | Posted in You trippin! | Posted on 06-08-2010

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Many of you might know that I have been with the same company since I graduated, Popstar Networks. It is a software company that specializes in digital media and interactive kiosks. I helped to implement a number of different initiatives and client projects for the past 5 1/2 years. I started with two others, Steve Hagenlock, CTO and Brian Fusco, VP Product Dev and a handful of graphic design interns and will be leaving just over 30 co-workers. I slowly migrated out of the design production role and as my boss Don Selmon would like to say “moved over to the dark side” in Sales. In 2009 I formed the Sales Solutions Department, where we assisted in all areas of the sales process, including defining client project strategy and coordinating internal departments for implementation. Yesterday, they threw me one hell of a send-off party equipped with the best content I’ve ever seen on digital signage called the “Stanley Send Off”. They made us videos and wrote us good luck messages in the RSS feed. I’ve never been so touched with all the warm wishes and support I received yesterday. It was an incredible scene to see all of the company sitting in the room at once, it is quite the production we’ve built over here and I can’t wait to hear of all their future successes.

I loved the content they made me soo much I was given permission to post on the blog! I have Stacie Doyle, Deena Schaumberg, Erica Birkman and Jen Catloth to thank for all their hard work and making me laugh all day long on my last day. Couldn’t be a better way to go out!

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I will post the videos later!