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I’ve been to 3 Casey’s general stores today and eaten pizza from 2 of them. Iowa stuff.

Tried on Apple watches. 😕 I think I finally want one. 😬 Probably gonna buy one. ☹️
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Finding a best friend to marry sure does make things rad. 16 years and it’s been awesome as shit. t.co/g772MKs3QX

The new Apple Watch aluminum colors make me so mad. To get something monochrome you have to pay $300+ more for SS o… t.co/n4gr4V74f6
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The alligator in the woods

A few weeks ago, Josh, Jeff, and I went camping at Lake Okoboji. We booked a campsite in a completely unreserved loop on the far edge of a state park. We had the entire area to ourselves, which is always a good idea when our group gets together.

The trip was great. Bullshitting. Disc golf. Swimming. Driving the topless Jeep around the lake. Night hikes. Cooking over fires. Beer. Hanging just like old times.

But this story is about Saturday night.

The skies were clear and there was a full moon. So naturally, every time one of us caught a glimpse of the moon we’d belt out a big ol wolf howl… and as you can imagine, the other guys would follow suit like normal ~40 year olds. It was good that we were in that loop all by ourselves.

So, we were just sitting around the fire, taking turns picking music to listen to, bullshitting, havin some beers, solvi... read more

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Hi, I'm Derek Brooks

I'm a 40.22 year old midwestern American who enjoys engineering, traveling, partying, and extremish sports.

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