Nerdy weekends are the new awesome
First of all: the US National Rubik's Cube Championship
Turns out that there are 3x3 cubes, 4x4 cubes, 5x5 cubes, and some strange new cube that twists into un-cube-like shapes. I never knew there was such a variety! I can't even solve the easy ones. I am more inclined to take all the stickers off and put them back on in the right order rather than actually try to solve one of these things.
Highlights of the competition include the 3x3x3 speed solve and blindfold cubing rounds. I guess everyone got sick of seeing these guys solve an entire rubik's cube in 5 seconds, so they had to think up ways to make it tougher. Even blindfolded, these guys could solve the puzzle in about a minute.
We saw plenty of diehard fans:
though if you still are not that sure you love rubick's cube, you can woos out and just go for the fan teeshirt instead.
We even had our own celebrity siting. Eagle-eye em spotted Tyson Mao from season 2 of Beauty and the Geek. He got on the show for his incredibly geeky rubik's cube skills, and was totally running the championship. Emily even got his autograph.
here is the other great half of the weekend. maybe you might be wondering what ever happened to this guy:
matt lemmon. turns out he sold all his earthly possessions, bought a 4runner and is going to take a year to drive around the americas raising poverty awareness. you can read all about it at www.myamericanjourney.com. lucky for me, san francisco was the first stop in his travels. we went sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge together...
Then we picked up betsy from the airport together, and ate at In N' Out to celebrate. Matt had the great idea that we should dance in the parking lot. I know, I know. Almost as nerdy as being able to solve a 3x3 rubik's cube in five seconds. But check out our sweet moves!
...and amused/humiliated ourselves by reenacting the King of the World scenes from Titanic on the bow of the boat. That is pretty nerdy, right?
Then Betsy realized that we were taking photos of ourselves, and got all embarassed.
So matt and I were left to dance alone. Thanks alot, Bets.