Team Nails & Cookies

For our last full day together at our team meetup, we had time blocked for pausing on the work stuff & doing something fun, so we went for manicures and pedicures. We basically took over the salon and it was a great chance to chat & relax. Once we got back to the house, we […]

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The Shared House Comfort Zone

When sharing a house with your work team for a week, things tend to get really casual very quickly. Our time together has basically been the live-action version of our team’s Slack channel, with #underweargate thrown in for good measure. If you usually work remotely, I highly recommend finding a way to hang out with your team like […]

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Happiness Engineers and Ice Cream

Peanut Butter Cup ice cream from Sugar Bowl in Scottsdale today. #yum #phoenixinphoenix A post shared by Sarah Blackstock (@sarahblackstock) on Jan 20, 2016 at 7:47pm PST My team is in Arizona for a meetup this week, which has involved lots of laughter & some ice cream too.  

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Back to Phoenix

We drove from Williams back to Phoenix today, along the sometimes icy and sometimes winding paths of Interstates 40 and 17. The original reason I went to Arizona starts tomorrow… my work team’s meetup! 😀

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Grand Canyon Today

Cold afternoon at the Grand Canyon. A post shared by Sarah Blackstock (@sarahblackstock) on Jan 15, 2016 at 6:07pm PST Hanging at the Grand Canyon. A post shared by Sarah Blackstock (@sarahblackstock) on Jan 15, 2016 at 6:02pm PST Winter at the Grand Canyon. A post shared by Sarah Blackstock (@sarahblackstock) on Jan 15, 2016 […]

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Sedona to Flagstaff

We spent the late morning in Sedona hiking around Red Rock State Park (after a leisurely wake up, then toast & jam for breakfast). I walk places sometimes, but I hadn’t officially hiked in years (or sort of ever?) so it was a nice change. I think I prefer hiking in this sort of spot […]

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Phoenix to Sedona

We drove from Phoenix to Sedona today. It was in the 50s and sunny, without a cloud in the sky, this afternoon when we ate lunch outside. It’s a cute town and the surrounding area is beautiful, rough, and red. The place we’re staying tonight is off a winding, not quite paved country road and […]

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