February 23, 2014

Winter Sucks 2014


Winter Sucks 2014
Todd Swank's Diary Entry for February 23, 2014


Minnesota got hammered with snow again on Thursday night and Miss Sheri had lots of fun keeping our driveway cleared so we could get to the garage.  The snow is now piled almost as high as the tops of our heads so we're thinking it would be nice if it would just stop now.  Moving South is starting to become a very attractive prospect for our family.


Sunny is also sick of winter.  It's really hard to find a place to poop without getting snow on his butt.


On Saturday, the Prior Lake High School Robotics team hosted a large FTC tournament in which 36 teams competed to go to the World Championships in St. Louis.  We volunteered to help run concessions and the boys were there from 8 in the morning until 8 at night doing all sorts of things.


Serving pizzas to hundreds of hungry robot geeks is always a lot of fun.  There's a lot of interesting characters coming through the line.


Miss Sheri and I switched roles this time.  She served up the slices and I was the chips and pop monitor.  I was still kind of upset at the fact the plastic gloves have way too many finger holes.


Jackson really loves his mom.  They spent most of the day like this.


On Saturday night we went to Ichiban Japanese Steak House in Downtown Minneapolis with our friends, Mike, Kim, Jen, and Jason.  We all like meat chopped up in front of us.


Our chef said his name was Sean, but people at work call him Bruce Leroy.  I just smiled and hoped he was planning on keeping his knives to himself.


Sunday was a pivotal moment in the lives of the Swank Boys.  It was the first time we saw a 3D Printer for sale in a retail store.  This is the Makerbot Replicator 2 and retails for $2200.00.  That price tag is a bit steep to justify something that basically just prints out a bunch of cheap plastic crap, but we still really want one!