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Pictures taken during August 2018

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Hi Topaz
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I somehow couldn't find a pot to cook rice in, so Topaz cooked it in my teapot
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I guess it worked
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Once again, I capture the many faces of Topaz as he talks about programming
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Topaz says "Ehh, could be regex, could be badger, is impossible to tell"
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Topaz manipulates an invisible Rubik's Cube
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Topaz has one more addition to his sandwich order
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Topaz would like his sandwich to be this big
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Topaz wonders why I had to use the word "Topaz" in all of these captions. It's to make my bootleg search feature work
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A rogue pillow attacked Topaz and knocked his phone out of his hand
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Maybe we can fix it
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Anthony doesn't seem to sure
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This seems like a good idea
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There, fixed forever
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Trimming off the extra tape
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Don't make it worse..
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Cutting out the little speaker was very satisfying
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Robyn's here too! This is a couch that loves to be photographed
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Hey it's that hot new anime everyone's always takling about
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I tried making my photo lighter so it'd show up better. Didn't really work
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Stuff, you say?
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Welcome to the VAT
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This chair is all about posture
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Is it just me or is this aspect ratio off
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Topaz is king of the hallway
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Elevators are fun
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Is this the loading dock?
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Whoa. The Dragon Ball booth is nuts
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Dragon dragon, rock the dragon, cha la head cha la
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"Release us.... nowwww"
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Trying to find where the heck Vic's van is
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Big bucket of merch incoming
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Hey it's that place where we are
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Wandering around the loading dock. Keep an eye out for forklifts!
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Sweet livery
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Well, we're back at the original loading dock
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We found him!
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This year's van art
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Merle lent Vic the Extreme Teen Bible for the weekend
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The Mckeed-shaped hole in the van
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We're loading on the roof now, eh?
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That device allows Mckeed to buy and sell bitcoin with his mind
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Important box!
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This year I wasn't quick enough on getting on the server, so I took photos instead
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Don't scrape off the buttons!
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Manga? (Bottom row)
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Hi Will
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Lots of radios
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I am completely covered in radios
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Anthony measures stuff out
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Fixing the speaker
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Robyn checks the projector alignment
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Alright this joke might be getting old
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Omar practices his "talking to teens" chair technique
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I like this year's signs. Straightforward and requires no explanation
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Wiring up the server
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Vic swings by to inspect
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Vic and Amanda on the move
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Whoa, our new professional AV tech buddy has some fancy lights
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Sound Gal Jen!
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Assembling the monitor
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Amanda is having fun
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Power equipment?
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This is where we'll show the contest. Not the greatest room. But thanks to the not-so-great time slot it shouldn't fill all the way.
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Ice is a food?
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Clean Box Amateur wasn't good enough
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We were getting ground hum or static or something
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The ballots!
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Vic knows how to coil cable
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Gengar's got your bathroom pass again
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Calibration time
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This year's obligatory "Vic in an Elevator" photo
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Ghostmeter?
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Are there ghosts, Vic?
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The AMV Theater sign if up!
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Practicing for panelists
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Shiny projector
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Testing the projector and winding down with some Ultimate Chicken Horse
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We take preparation pretty seriously in the AMV Department
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D.Va!
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Whoa, Android 18 car
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And other anime cars
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Neat
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This Fallout van is pretty cool too
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All the stores covered up before business hours
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The Otakon museum
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So many wall scrolls
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The dragon protects the store
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B4 from NieR
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Handing out ballots
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It's the new intro!
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I scooted up to the balcony for a few photos
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Mel is surprised by pencils
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The new video player. Weird! It's not MCI Player!
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Amanda is so spooky
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Spooky Gengar Amanda
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Will has some ballots
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Kravitz and Taako!
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Pencils
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Will and I swear that this arrow used to point the other way.. then it somehow changed. We're scared.
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Who needs some oxygen?
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I don't do drugs
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Even Pikachu is cosplaying!
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Topaz. Want. Noodle.
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Anthony's fine
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The view from the inflatable furniture in the staff lounge
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Is dis de lobby?
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Better turnout for the space talk this year than last
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Talking about space in the hallway afterwards
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This pizza place just.. doesn't want money. How do they not extend their hours during Otakon??
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Rock Lee!
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I felt bad that this guy caught me taking his photo twice, but it's just so funny seeing him go through the weapons check
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"Yeah, he's taking my picture again, send help"
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Strange fights in the halls
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The Dealer's Room!
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Aww. Sad banner. I think I bought a sticker or something as thanks for letting me take this picture
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Wait a minute..
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Good times at Iron Editor
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The Iron Editor theme this year was Back to School, hence Mel's teacher costume
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Making sure the booth is all set
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In case you forgot you were at an anime con
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I wonder what channel this hotel lobby TV is typically on
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Time for my stint working the board
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These little indicators on the right were a good idea
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I'm going to blame Brakus for that one
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This is what the screen sees
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The official AMV winners ballot
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The most Alan photo I've ever taken
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Mel agrees
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Selfie!
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Photo shoots started organizing outside the VAT. It was loud but brought in a lot of people
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Bjork?? Here??
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Otakon sign!
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Bryce waves to his subjects
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We're back at VGNY! But now in DC!
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One of these might be my Dreamcast. I sold it to these guys a few years ago.
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Well now I want to
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That's a big sword
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The always busy escalators
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I love seeing anime cons leaking into the real world
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This looks like a fun job. No it doesn't.
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These lit-up stairs are really popular for photos
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The hotel lobby
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Hey it's that guy I am
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What cosplay is this?
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This guy was asking questions after the space panel, so I said "Hey you're the guy from the space panel!" and he goes "No wait, YOU'RE the guy from the space panel!"
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I can see you
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The hallway behind the AMV Theater
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Topaz needs to chill out. Mel needs to dance
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Light stairs!
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It's a very colorful lobby. I wonder what it's like when there's snow up there
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The Rakka badge from 2003
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Seeing the soda being made makes it sort of gross. Well, more gross
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T-rex Mario!
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This... seems like.. I think I should probably not be staff near this
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OK, I definitely have to go
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Princes Zelda!
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Creepy creepy egg cosplay!
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Neat Protoman helmet
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This guy is king of the panelists
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Pikachu dance!
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Chilling in the booth
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Somehow we got F1-style marbles over the course of the weekend. Little bits of carpet being kicked up
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I don't know what this costume is but it sure looks neat
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As is tradition, we finish off the year with Come Sail Away
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Hi Omar
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Mel's new hedgehog is packed and ready to go
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I caught this fantastic Nausicaa cosplayer when dropping off my radio
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Vic is very particular about proper cable-coiling technique
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Amanda pulls the cables out of the booth
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So many cables
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Mel found.. a gross
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Don't drop the speaker!
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Closeup of the giant screens in the lobby
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Feedback panel!
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Big fancy cameras
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Hey we know that Andy
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Mark your calendars, everyone
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Time to take questions
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Oh god, please take one
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Empty VAT
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Carrying the last of the stuff back to the hotel room
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Time to wait for the staff photo and the dead dog
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Vic capsizes as the effort of the last few weeks all hits him at once
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Good job, Vic
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Nice picture of Amanda. Not so nice picture of Brakus
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The rare Anthony photo
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The old shirt is better
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AMV department chilling on the steps
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Hey it's Kit! Have we seen him all weekend?
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The Otakon madness has finally gotten to Vic
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Everyone pose!
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Hey Omar! Get down there!
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Mckeed sprinted to the front of the Dead Dog line
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Everyone else got caught in the traffic jam
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Robyn tries to hide from the camera
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Robyn really regrets sitting directly across the table from me, where photos are easy. She moved right after this picture
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As usual, the fine folks at the dealers room gave us some stuff to play with that no one was going to buy
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Uhhh, definitely no one is going to buy this
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What they hell?? Why is this a product??
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Oh boy
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I uh.. hmm.
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Hey that's not so bad. A nice little figure!
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Anime cons!
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Someone's had a little too much
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I hope this isn't supposed to be assembled into a person
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Topaz's stealth cosplay
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Lots of people having fun building stuff
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Hey that's pretty neat
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OK, I know the dead dog is free but... man. What..
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"Otakon and the Goblet of Potatoes"
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This is just gross! But the corn bread was good..
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Time to debrief and loaf around
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Overall a great year!
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Who's ready for breakfast??
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Vic's just running on autopilot, he left all his mental energy in the VAT
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Brakus and Will want breakfast
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No, I did not pay $6,400 for breakfast. The hotel cafe had a little uh-oh when entering my bill. Luckily they were able to void it and we had a good laugh
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Matt at the SSDIF
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Hey, these look familiar
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Me with a mockup of the back of Landsat 7
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Matt for scale
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Matt is flying to space
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Cool DeLorean just hanging out
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Oh no, the train crashed!
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"Neat"
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Dork patrol. (Can I join dork patrol?)
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What a fancy dude
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Whoa, Romulus and Remus. Welcome to the National Gallery of Art!
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Matt likes art
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Some of the statues are really incredible
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This is marble!!
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How do people make this stuff?
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Matt checking stuff out
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This kid is not into this monkey
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Even the frames are works of art
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Matt knows how to pose
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Matt with his buddy Rembrandt
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Closeup detail on the paint
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Is this Waluigi???
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Holy crap, what is wrong with this kid??
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A da Vinci painting!
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Matt gets in close to really examine it
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Neat fountain
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Pictures in pictures
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Selfie!
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Yeah, me too
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Matt with another one of his art inspirations: Vincent van Gogh
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Slow day in the art studio.. let's paint a mound of butter
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Whoa, it's cool actually seeing paintings that I've seen replicated so many times
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That's a big camera
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The modern art is kept in here
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Matt's head is sliding off
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I couldn't really convey the cool motion these lights were making
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Matt had a lot of stuff in his pockets
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Of course, I dragged Matt around the Air and Space museum and took pictures of everything. Friendship 7!
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SpaceShipOne
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Peering into Gemini IV
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Off-center reentry
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LM-2!
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I like to zoom in so the photo looks like maybe it was taken on the moon
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Maybe a decent wallpaper?
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Another look at Gemini IV
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Shingles
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I love the screws and washers
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Always read the warning labels on ejection seats
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LM-2's door
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Skylab!
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Looking into the Soyuz
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Closeup on the hose hookups on David Scott's suit
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NASA!
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Apollo-Soyuz Test Project
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Big line to get into Skylab
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Hey I went there!
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Be careful with the ELS switch when manually dumping propellant
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Gene Cernan's suit. The last suit on the moon. (Or is this a training suit?)
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I think this is Skylab 4's CM
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The ergometer!
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Switches in Skylab
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Looking up into the Orbital Workshop
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Wall toilet
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Floating can!
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Don't forget your special shoes for hooking into this
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Matt loves Skylab
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Let's got to the National Portrait Gallery!
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Pretty kitty
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Henrietta Lacks! She lives on.. sort of
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I can get behind this sign
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Cool roof in the atrium or whatever
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Apollo 8!
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Matt wanted to check out a tourist garbage shop
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Tourist garbage!
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There's no snow in sight, but these trucks are setup so people can't drive into the crowd
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Matt and Washington
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The White House has more fences than it used to
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Matt loves America!
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Matt hates trump
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Washington and Jefferson
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What it actually looks like outside the White House
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"Can I take your picture?" "Well.. I can't really stop you"
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Secret Service dog!
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The Capitol down the road
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Matt meets Neil
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Matt's first time in VR
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VR is pretty cool
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This is where the higher up people at Goddard work
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Building 3! This is where I work now
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Look at the size of this moth!!!
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It's ridiculous!!!
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Inside the dev lab
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Ominous clouds at Goddard
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I bought some extra bedding gor guests
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Neil likes bedding
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Buzz likes box
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Conrad loves photos
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This pillow is in the main conference room on our project
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I came to work and discovered this trap in my office floor
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Hi Harrison!
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Ultimate speed machine
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Looking back at Building 3
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This fire hydrant has a hat
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I was able to take care of some DMV stuff right at work! They brought an office in a bus!
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Giant spider web on my house
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Books on my shelf at work
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Dead Cells is pretty good
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So many spiders live on, near, and in my house
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Surprise Scott!
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Buzz is sleppy
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Neil is thinking about stuff
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Laptop pile
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Bunny on my lawn!
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Wsam with my Lego second stage
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The last photo of she who shall not be named
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New team member Alex!
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Dan loves photos
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I got an Instant Pot!
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Flying through the skyyy
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This picture is almost identical to the last one but I'm too lazy to delete it!
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Dad shows off his uh.. creative window repair
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Dad is cheerful as always
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Juliet wants Caitlin's attention
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Uncle Michael and Aunt Diane
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Talking with your hands while holding a drink is a tricky skill
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Aunt Teresa rescues a jar from Sully
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Enter: Becky
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Becky's just here to have fun
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Camera dual!
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Hi Mom
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Uncle Michael's got a beer and a story
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Looking around
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"And the hamburger was THIS big!" (I have no idea what she was actually saying)
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Caitlin seems concerned
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Or no
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How high can Sully fly?
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Safe and sound on Brandon's shoulders
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Uncle Stephen shows Juliet the marina
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Juliet and her grandpa
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Aunt Dani doesn't seem to like where this story is going
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Father and daughter
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The gang out on the patio
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Juliet showing off her jewelry
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I look forward to the day that Juliet is old enough to regret that this photo exists
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Really aggressive jewelry demo, Juliet
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One ring to rule them all?
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Aunt Teresa's got beer!
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Aunt Dani and Mom
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Juliet has hair everywhere
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Captured by Uncle Stephen again
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Caitlin's having fun
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Aunt Kathy's here!
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Aunt Kathy's ready to hang out
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Uncle Stephen and Juliet
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Cool sunglasses
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So incredulous!
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Three sisters
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Sully seems unsure about Mom
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"Who are you again?"
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Perhaps a glasses offer will clear things up
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Offer accepted
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Sully takes a bracelet in exchange
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Hahaha, Mom's so happy and Sully is so suspicious
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Caitlin also thinks it's funny
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Say cheese!
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Brandon makes goofy faces for the kids
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Mom and Gouldings
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Greg's here!
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Greg and Emma!
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No more talking
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Beard Club and Emma
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And the California delegation has arrived!
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Aunt Teresa and Uncle Brian
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Some young Youngs
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