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Daytona Beach Sept 2016 Part 1

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9/3/16 7:50am Plane, somewhere over the east coast.


I woke up so early this morning that it should really be referred to as "last night..."
I woke up "last night" at an ungodly hour to catch my flight to Florida. I had prepared myself for the early morning two days in advance by forcing myself to wake up earlier and earlier each day so that I would be so insanely exhausted Friday evening that I would fall asleep early enough to get enough sleep before the flight. 

Since I normally go to bed at 12:30am and wake around 9:30am, going to bed early enough to get 7 hours of sleep before waking up at 3am is not an easy feat.














I packed my suitcase the night before.
Lots of plaid, of course.
(Somehow, I managed to fit all of my things into that tiny suitcase...)


And I set my alarm three times (just to be safe).


Surprisingly, I actually woke up before the alarm. I did some last minute packing, put my bags in the car, and drove to my dad's. Once there, I helped him load up h…

J. Fred MocLegoman

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For the past two months, I have been working on creating a Lego mini figure ("minifig") of myself for the purpose of... well... there really is no purpose. I wanted to. That's why I did it. I named him J. Fred MocLegoman. (MOC, in Lego fan lingo, stands for My Own Creation).

I started out by ordering a custom head and torso from www.minifigs.me. I designed the face by photoshopping two Lego heads that I found on the internet (one with glasses that looked like mine and one with a beard that closely resembled mine). I sent the photoshopped picture along with a picture of my plaid shirt to minifigs.me and, a few weeks later, received this: