Current status: Waiting in an orthodontist’s office. And not my kids, but for me.
Also, TIL and struck me funny: The Indiana Women’s Prison is located off Girls School Road.
My perch for the bulk of the day today as I’m a Game Monitor for the Division III National Math Pentathlon tournament*
- - National really just covers a couple of states. It’s a decidedly regional thing.
Congratulations #WarEagle. Take it as a WVU fan, beating an overconfident UK to punch your ticket to the Final Four feels awfully nice.
All done. And #NotLast all around.
Benjamin also got geeked about meeting a recent 2x2 record holder (pictured).
Two events down and so far Benjamin has shaved 2s off his 2x2 average solve and also set a personal best for his 3x3 average.
Oh! And he placed 50th in the 2x2. That’s (I think) his first top-half finish of a competition.
He’s competing in 2x2, 3x3, and 4x4.
4x is a new event for him.
As always our only goals are to have fun, nerd out, and finish #NotLast.
At another Cubing tournament with Benjamin today. This time, it was a short drive.
Planning my 2019 football trips already. And noticing Michigan State and Michigan are both at home on September 28. And wondering if I can pull the double. Oh, and Vanderbilt is home the day before.
Might be a busy weekend.
Today’s fun with @benvannoy: A robotics competition.
January 2 and a resolution already marked off!
(Just canceled my gym membership)
Yesterday: bought a whole chicken on sale ($5). Roasted said chicken. Ate it for dinner.
Today: Chicken salad for lunch. Then made chicken stock from yesterday’s carcass. Then made chicken tortilla soup from that. Tomorrow: two more soups from that stock.
Cooking-wise, 2018 is ending on a pretty high note.
Things got weird at the office Christmas party last night …
I spoke at our quarterly company meeting yesterday.
Afterward, a coworker called me “charismatic.”
My response: “No. I’m aggressively not.”
My wife’s response to this story? Aggressive laughter (and not at my response)
Smaller #Fallout76 detail for a native West Virginian. The sign for Flatwoods is immediately recognizable and perfect to real life.
I quit smoking a year ago today.
Notes from that day:
Today was rough. Very distracted. Many cravings. I persisted.
And did for 364 days thereafter. 🎉
#Fallout76 is especially fun as a native West Virginian. Last night’s session involved the delightful discovery of The World’s Largest Teapot.
In the real world, that landmark is located in Chester, WV, the northern most city in the state.
At the Ohio State game I went to a few weeks ago, I told Buckeye fans around me that this defense would lose them a game.
Looks like tonight’s that night.
Had anticipated this game being a rainy and fairly miserable experience, but it seems the rain’s stayed north of us and it’s a perfect fall day. Bonus: The home team is also winning.
If this game has an instant replay, there’s a very good chance Lauren and I are making the (ESPN3 Streaming) broadcast.
One more stadium to close out the birthday month.
Greetings from The Glass Bowl, home of the University of Toledo Rockets. Featuring: A special guest.
More photos from a crappy WVU game, but a top-notch game to catch at Iowa State (as in: as a CFB fan, you get one game in Ames? Make it a night game upset over a top ten opponent).
Sliver lining: I was here for a patented Saturday Night in Ames. Shame my team on the receiving end, but here’s to Jack Trice Magic.
Whelp. This sucks.
Another week, another stadium. Greetings from Iowa State’s Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, IA.
No rooting for the home team this week. Let’s Go Mountaineers!