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How far over the speed limit can you go before a speed trap camera gives you a ticket? Asking for a friend who just sped past one on i235.
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Pretty sure I'm the only plebe that mows his own lawn in my new neighborhood.

Here's how I use snapchat now: open app, see if Riff Raff has posted anything, close app.

Dentist: you should floss every day. Me: how bout I just keep paying you to floss me every 6 months. Dentist: AAAAAUUUUGGGHHHH. ok.

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  • Today's lunch: dissecting Kari's new vanity drawer via table saw.
  • Mom's dog really enjoyed helping work on the house.
  • Bikin to lunch with Vicki and Mathew.
  • Chillin at the office. Waiting for the bar close Uber surge rate to drop below 6.0

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Oh yea... 2015 was awesome

Three weeks into 2016 and I've finally taken a second to think about last year. A year I visited both coasts, sang for a couple thousand people, celebrated 10 years with Kari, sold a company I helped build, and bought a new house.

2015 really was an amazing year.

I travelled to Minnesota for beer, California for meetings, Maine for lobster, Boston for fun, Mayakoba for an amazing wedding, Madison for Shenanigans, the wilderness for disconnecting, and of course a dozen trips to Chicago (for both work and play).

The big thing, though, which I haven't really talked much about is the sale of our company, Modest...

My friends, Harper, Dylan, Clint and I built a product and a team that an incredibly successful and seasoned vet in the industry saw big value in...

Not just the product, and not just the team. They wanted and acquired all of our software and all... read more


Hi, I'm Derek Brooks

I'm a 34.80 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 Des Moines