Marvel Snap surprisingly dominated my gaming attention this year. I started in January and I have played over 300 hours. It’s a casual, competitive card game that is easy to pick up and play, but it also has nuance and variety to reward a deeper investment. More than the game and its Marvel theme, I found lessons in its game design and how they can apply to my life.
I joined Vernier as their first webmaster. They had a website that was maintained by summer interns and it was time to dedicate a full-time resource to it.
In my two decades at Vernier, I’ve grown so much professionally and personally.
Jenni’s parents celebrate their 70th birthdays this year and the family met in the middle between their birthdays (February and December). Jenni’s brother Rex flew in from North Carolina and we gathered at a beach house for three days to enjoy the surf, fireworks, digging in the sand, sous-vide steaks, and desserts.
Jenni got a notification that our favorite blueberry farm was opening the next day. So we got to Hillside Blueberries at 7am to pick their plump blueberries. I guess we were too excited and hauled back 45 pounds and got featured on their blog.
A board game that united multiple interests: board games, Marvel, cute miniatures, art, and teamwork. I never imagined this board game subgenre would be so much fun.
The idea was to bring together a group of of remarkable people to see if they could become something more. To see if they could work together when we needed them to, to fight the battles that we never could.Nick Fury – Director of Shield
We’ve struggled to display our LEGO collection well because many solutions were as expensive as the toys themselves. I would rather spend the money on the bricks rather than furniture to showcase it.
But when Vernier offered a fire-sale of their office furniture, we took advantage of the huge discount to upgrade our LEGO nook.
Just seventeen months after the first Chui cousin got married, Chris and Emily tied the knot on a beautiful February afternoon in California. We made the drive down to the San Francisco area to celebrate their union and I’m glad that our family love weddings.
The Blazers vs. Hawks game came down to the wire. We led throughout the game but the final quarter looked like it was going to slip away from us.
Four days of celebration for the forty-four trips I’ve taken around the sun. I’m grateful to have spent the time enjoying activities I love with people who love me all year long.
One of our traditions around the holidays are to watch the Garfield and Charlie Brown holiday cartoons. All of the Garfields have fun stories and songs and the Charlie Browns are, well, good grief.
But at least the Peanuts gang inspired me to illustrate my family in Charles Schulz’s style for our Christmas card. For a simple and iconic style, finding the features that distinguishes each of us was a fun challenge.