settling in

having settled into my new role with an awesome startup in the city I forsee more updates, as I revive the awesomeness that was once

The Day Before

0151 – Full Lunar Eclipse

1630 – 4.5 Earthquake, and contractions start
1830 – Tina and I met at the hospital after her contractions started. I drove down from the city and my parents drove her in from SRV.

2100 – Dr. Liu decided to keep us overnight

2130 – we ate dinner and said our goodbyes to Emma

2230 – the contractions were still 3 minutes apart and we settled in for the night

Where is she headed?

DSC_4568, originally uploaded by ahalvor.

She is on a mission. A mission to explore. The goal is not important at this point, it is the journey. Whether it is dumping out the kitchen drawer by throwing the measuring cups, one at a time, over her shoulder – or squeezing the juicebox to see what will happen.

I just recently squeezed a juice box…and so far the results have been amazing.

ShoreTel delivers integrated applications

ShoreTel delivers integrated applications fulfilling the power of converged communications | ShoreTel.

An article from earlier this year:

“The inside sales reps were having a hard time finding a groove for their calls,” said Andy Halvorsen, manager, corporate IT at IronPort Systems. “Now, with the integrated ShoreTel application they can literally sit…click…call all day without interruption. It has increased the amount of calls they make, and, consequently, the amount of sales meetings they land.”


Swedish Pancakes

Ingredients and Preparation:

3 eggs
2 1/2 cups milk
1 1/4 cup flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla, optional

In a blender, combine all the ingredients above until smooth.

Heat a 10 inch non-stick skillet over medium heat until nice and hot.

Lightly butter the skillet and pour 1/2 cup of the batter into it.

Swirl the pan with batter to expand to a thin layer.

Cook until bubbles form and the pancake is golden brown on the bottom, about 1-1/2 minutes. Flip turn and continue to cook for about one more minute.

Remove from the fry pan. It should not be necessary to add more butter to the pan for more pancakes.

When finished, fold each pancake into quarters. Serve by sprinkling sugar on the open pancake and swirling whipped cream and jelly, I use strawberry, but lingonberry is more old school.