Category Archives: Personal

Personal stuff about me.

Time for new eyeglasses

It’s time for new eyeglasses. I’m opting for a little red to spice up my life. I know, it’s crazy.

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The Ipes had a busy weekend doing all sorts of things

The kids went away to stay with my in-laws for a few days as their cousin Sophia was visiting. They came back Friday afternoon. After that, the busy weekend began in earnest! Friday Night Dinner Party Dinner with neighbors down … Continue reading

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With the kids away at their respective summer camps, that means more time for ourselves

While the kids are both away, my wife and I have plenty of free time to…. catch up on work. We did find some free time together later in the week. Wednesday night – we met up for a rainy … Continue reading

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July 4th dinner at our house with extended family, and why I need to be less neurotic

On July 4th, we had my in-laws, my wife’s cousin Regi and wife Bimmi visiting from Trivandrum (India) over for dinner. I’ll be honest that this has been in the works for a while, and we had been kinda nervous … Continue reading

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Annual beach day after the end of the school year

We took Friday off for the annual beach day at Point Pleasant. As I’ve been told, this is the 6th trip now in a row. Hang out at Point Pleasant on the first Friday after the school year ends. Last … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day! It was a busy weekend to be sure. I was home Friday (sick/working) but after I wrapped up my last call around 5:15 PM, I went out for a solo bike ride. I was tired after a … Continue reading

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I attended the 3rd Annual Vendor and Third Party conference in Midtown for two days and learned a lot

Earlier this month, I attended the 3rd Annual Vendor and Third Party USA Conference with a few of my colleagues. I don’t usually attend industry conferences so this was a treat. I earned 15 continuing professional education credits that I … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Weekend 2018

The Ipes spent a pretty enjoyable Memorial Day weekend relaxing and doing all sorts of things. The kids weren’t marching in the town parade this year, so we even got to sleep in on Monday! On Friday night, we had … Continue reading

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How did I spend my birthday weekend? A whole lotta running around!

This year, my birthday fell on a Sunday, so hey! Weekend birthday! Joshua was away for most of the weekend, off camping in Pennsylvania with his Boy Scout Troop. We helped him double check the items he was packing, to … Continue reading

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone. On Friday night after work, we got together with some friends for Happy Hour / dinner at Ruth’s Chris. Fun fact – they have a decent Happy Hour menu. I spent four hours on Saturday … Continue reading

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