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Kari and I just took a shot together. lol. I think maybe for the first time in a decade.

What changes do I have to make in order to see less children on my internets?
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my coworking space is trying to collaborate on a shirt for our intramural volleyball team... here's where we're at. t.co/PjQlVCzgTq
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I just got put on Metallica's guest list for their Iowa Speedway benefit show, lol.
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  • Lunch date with Nathan. This is the best pho I've ever had.
  • What a mess
  • Goodbye, weird rubberized deck
  • Goodbye, old deck

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Our Master Bathroom Remodel

So, after having every single room in our house anywhere from 25-95% done for several months, I finally decided to buck up and finish a room... The master bathroom/closet... and I'm gonna tell you all about it.

Our goals were pretty simple. Make it bigger, more modern, more accommodating, and more "spa like" - a phrase thrown around wayyyyy too often during the entire process. Seriously. Almost every discussion that Kari disagreed with started with her saying, "well, that's not very spa-like."

Anyway, the existing bathroom was very utilitarian but had some nice features, like a connected walk-in closet and ... well, that was pretty much it. Other than that, it had a sink, next to a toilet, next to a shower, and ... carpet floors.

To be more accommodating, we wanted a walk in shower with space for a seat, a sit-down vanity for Kari, and laundry inside of o... read more


Hi, I'm Derek Brooks

I'm a 36 year old midwestern American who enjoys engineering, traveling, partying, and extremish sports.

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