I’ve sworn off DIY plumbing for nearly a decade (since almost burning down my house). But: I just successfully replaced a garbage disposal and feel like Bob Vila.

Is @IndyPopCon trying to say something by having nobody show up for the opening day newbie panel?

I kid.

I think?

We got fresh Engineering team laptop stickers thanks to @Sigstrapp’s amazing design staff and our loud, clacky keyboards.

Couple of notes while I cool off for a bit:

  • It’s loud, but not as loud as I expected.
  • Today, it’s hot af.
  • Good lord, there’s a lot of people here.
  • The parade laps and race start are awesome
  • The event vibe is Vegas underbelly plus fervent militarism and patriotism theater.

All done with today’s three events, and Benjamin finished NotLast in all! He even made the initial cutoff time for the two that had them (you have to beat a certain time in your first two to finish the round).

This calls for ice cream!

Benjamin’s first event of four - the standard 3x3x3 - is underway. Just waiting for his heat.

As a reminder, Vannoy family goals are for NotLast.

This competition is way bigger than our last, and Benjamin’s already gotten to freak out while meeting a YouCuber (YouTube Cuber … this isn’t actually a term, I’m just trying it out) he knew. Big thanks to @brodythecuber (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmRrNhvw9kDgvLmBCcQRzJA) for being awesome.

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As an aside: 15 years has been at once a blink of an eye and a lifetime.

It’s a milestone, sure, but we’ve been generally having enough fun that it kinda snuck up on us.

Going to have to plan a bit more five years from now I suspect.

Took the day off to spend with my wife on our 15th wedding anniversary.

No real plans. We went out for lunch. Grabbed some ice cream. Just low-key hanging out otherwise.

Just like we love to do.

It’s been a good day.

Mindlessly formatting bad data, listening to Weezer for the first time in years and having to work very, very hard not to start belting it out in the middle of a quiet office.