Perhaps its due to the fact that Ferris Beuler helped raise me, but the thought of taking a sick day for anything but rabble-rousing and debauchery just seems like a crying shame.
Here at the Ambrosia office, our 12-person in-house staff is more of a family than your usual group of politically-correct suits circling the water cooler. Spending 40 hours a week together of course has its ups and downs, but the guys here have become the band of brothers I never had (and didn't know I wanted!).
That said, when a part of the family moves out of our little house on the corner, it is always bittersweet to see them go. This was the final week in the Ambrosia office for our Cocoa and Web ninja, Steve Streza. Within the next few weeks, Steve will be packing his car, putting his cats into this and driving across the continental US to start fresh in San Francisco, where he will be working at ngmoco on the Plus+ game network.
Last week, some of the Ambrosia crew donned our (frequently used, we'll have you know!) athletic gear and hit the pavement for the Chase Corporate Challenge 2010. For us office-dwelling desk jockeys, any excuse to get outside can be a good excuse; charity events are a welcome bonus!
On June 3, according to the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge website, more than 9,000 participants from 419 companies took part in the 5k race. Here at Ambrosia we, of course, had our team on a rigorous training schedule, which included pre-dawn wake ups, protein shakes, and weeks of strict calorie intake.
Yes. It's that time of year already. The sun is shining, the snow has receded, and our adopted 3-mile stretch of highway is needy again.
Because we don't want anyone calling the highway protective services on us, the Ambrosia crew did our parental duties and spent some time with our ramshackle looking span. While spending the afternoon removing bits of plastic from drainage ditches along a busy road is not exactly idyllic, these cleanups do provide our staff members with quality time outside the office.
ROCHESTER, New York -- April 23, 2010 -- It seems that when it rains, it always pours-- even if you're Apple. Following this week's news that one of their precious iPhone prototypes was discovered in a Silicon Valley bar, the story continues as yet another unannounced device has been found. This time, however, the little gadget is far from Apple's home base in Cupertino, on the far side of the country-- in upstate NY. The surprisingly sunny side roads of Rochester, a nice place to enjoy good walk as you help the world by picking up trash. And if you are an Ambrosia Software PR person, it's also a nice place to make a surprising discovery of technology of the future! An Apple iPad Nano!
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