Photos more »

  • Modest Lunch!
  • This is just your average Mazda RX-7 with a Chevy LS3 slammed into it.
  • Night cruise 4 comments
  • Cruisin

Microblog more »

Working out of the @modestoffice feels good, man.

This is just your average Mazda RX-7 with a Chevy LS3 slammed into it.
posted with 5 Comments

It kills me that they chose a British accent for the automated announcement woman at the airport in Des Moines, Iowa. Who chose this? why?
posted with 7 Comments

TSA Pre feels almost exactly like flying in the 90s.

Blog more »

Lollapalooza 2014

So when Kari was diagnosed with MS last fall, no joke, one of the first things she asked me (nearly in tears) from her hospital bed was, "what are we going to do about lollapalooza?" Not even lying, she wanted to know that if she wasn't able to walk anymore, I'd be able to get her to the front like the guy we saw at Kendrick Lamar last year. It sounds totally cheesy, but live music is just something we do and it's been a huge part of our relationship.

Well, fast forward 10 crazy months and aside from needing an arm through some rough terrain, Lollapalooza was absolutely no thang for Kari. No handicapped pass was needed, we had a blast, saw some amazing shows, walked ~60,000 steps, and hung out with some good friends.

As far as music goes, 2014 was loaded with hip hop and great, danceable music. Here's who I saw.



Hi, I'm Derek Brooks

I'm a 33.08 year old midwestern American who enjoys engineering, traveling, partying, and extremish sports.

Most of my life's latest happenings are on this page, but you can also check out what I'm up to today and what I did yesterday.

If you'd like to know a little more about me you can check out my bio - and don't forget to check out my photos!

Last seen in Chicago