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US Nationals 2012 (Las Vegas)

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Did you know....
- Thom and Breandan walked from Vegas airport, down the strip, and to the Riviera at like 9pm?
- Thom was very sweaty?
- Winning stuffed animals at Circus Circus is more fun than I thought?
- Pai Gow Poker is an awesome game?
- my roommates were very friendly?
- showing up to your room every morning when it is bright out can be weird?
- Being an organizer provides a completely different experience than being a competitor?
- Ellis Island has awesome beer, and steak for cheap?
- Everyone I saw 2 years ago looks pretty much the exact same as they did 2 years ago?
- The venue is excellent, and the competition was smooth?
- cramming into the trunk of a Prius to go a mile down the strip took way longer than expected?
- Vegas never sleeps?
- Either does Macky, Nick, Dan, or Richard?
- $2 bills are awesome?
- mosaics are fun?
- Dog Days are Over is the new Vegas theme song?
- Brest is super friendly?
- Sarah doesn't listen to music when she browses the internet?
- Vegas is fun once a year at most?
- The penthouse is hard to find?
- Bruce likes the skewb?
 

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Andrew Ricci - 6.15 NAR 3x3x3 single - US Nationals 2012

U2 L2 U2 B2 U' B2 U2 B2 U F U B' U L' B U2 L2 B' D' B2

y x2 // inspection
R' F D L D // cross
R U R' U' y R' U' R // 1st pair
R U' R' U2 R U' R' // 2nd pair
U2 L' U L // 3rd pair
U' L U2 L' U L U' L' // 4th pair
U R U R' U' R' F R F' // OLL
U' R U R' F' R U R' U' R' F R2 U' R' // PLL
Wow. That's exactly what I would have done. But his tps is better than mine.
 

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I am going to post this again: did anyone find a LA clock that is missing (at least) one of its blue pegs? It may have been found where we were doing the unofficial competition.
 

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Because I just have to:

Did you know...

- Macky juggles children?
- Rooms: Bad Wi-Fi?
- Competition Room: Password?
- Free camcuber ZanChis to Pestvic's guests on stickam?
- I tied my two best singles (& one of them twice), and my older best single 12.27!? =)
- If Petrus used Fridrich, we'd all have squishees because sub-20?
- Yayme for 11.87 average... but how is my best single an incredibly low... 11.27? lolfirstPLLskipincompbuthadwtf2l?and1secondbelow12.27nice.smileyface
- W. E. B.
- ?
- camcuber always wins? o_0
- When I first saw Brest, the first person I thought of was Frank Morris?
I've never seen Frank Morris.
- 2nd person I thought of was this guy?
- 2 Brests are better than 1?
- Subscribe to FirefoxFreeze
- Calvin got Phil Yu's autograph; now I have Phil Yu's autograph?
- Thrawst is even Thrawst in person?
- Donovan is LubixCubes in person?
- Purple last layer!
- BattPoke!
- BattPoke + AL60RI7HMIS7 = Basketball?
- Anders B. is Feliks Z.?
- Lorenzo!... Cubes?
- Janelle is, apparently, a real person?
- Shelley?
- Speedcubin? Relevant
- Ohio? Relevant
- Malt Liquor? Relevant
- Zed and Hache? Fourever Relevant
- shick shick shick shick shick
- LOL Jameson O'Connor?
- LOL?
- Penthouse cubing is fun cubing?
- Cuber's parents are cool people?
- Andreaistheillestnotheshortest?
- Cube Ears?
- Shrek baby dolls?
- There's a bear on Sarah's head?
- I met lazer bunneh, but forgot to get an autograph? :) :(
- Meep isn't Forte? He's not Nakajima either?
- I think Stefan Pochmann is a ray of sunshine?
- I have yet to mention Anthony in this long post? Take that, readers!
- Tyson is starting the next generation of cubers?
- No idea who Andrew Ricci was... at all?
- Congrats theanonymouscuber!

Nah... you probably didn't know most of those things.

- GO TO WORLDS 2013! GOOOO!!!!
 
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DYK:
- my previous official comp single for pyra was 8.03, now my average is 6.68...
- its the only event I don't care about
- its the only event I did well in.
- I got 1:12.33 megaminx single in first round, then 1:12.34 in the final.
- counting 1:40s suck
- I would have gotten sub-1:20 average if I didn't messup a comm on the DNF, but with still a counting 1:26
- both me and Louis got 1/2 with of by 3 edges on the first attempt, then 0/2 by 2 edges, and 2 corners and 3 edges.
- I wanted sub-50 official feet single, but ended up with a best time of 1:06...
- I'm 3 seconds slower at OH in comp.
- First time on a plane.
- First time getting my bags lost.
- 4x4
- I didn't sub-13 Clock when aiming for sub-10.
 
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Did you know?

Julian is not nearly as sexy as I expected him to be?

The buffet was terrible?

Louis hates me for not going to a comp that was "only" 5 hours away?

Julian and I are not nearly as good as we should be at Team BLD?

Showing algs at seminars is difficult?

Chris broke his wrist?

You're allowed to smoke inside the hotel?

Stefan Pochmann had no idea I was fast?

Vegas is way too warm for its own good?

No 3x3 the first day?

I'm better at 2x2 than Chris?

Whatever table Rob chooses to sit at is immediately the cool table?

Cool Frog often sits at the cool table?

According to Thom, I'm not cool enough?

Mods are at Nats, post ponies?

Rob plays Diablo?

Rob agrees that Closer by Nine Inch Nails is the world's best love song?

Zhanchi minis?

Even I said "Awwwwww!" when I saw the cores?

Austin Moore hasn't done an average of 100 in around a year, but he and I easily did more than that while racing?

Ravi has a first gen stackmat that actually works?

Breandan was averaging 11 seconds?

I didn't believe him until he raced with us?

I haven't reached a conclusion to whether or not pony music positively or negatively affects solves?

I did not solve a non-3x3 puzzle, discounting official solves?

John Brekawn?

John Breechin?

John Brekkin?

55555?

Sarah has the pinkie pie color scheme on her pyraminx?

Austin Moore hates everybody else's cubes?

Little Blue?

Anthony was in a VW commercial, and I had no idea until he showed me the video?

He thought I was joking when I said, "You were in a commercial?"

Rowe is a drunken f00l?

Breandan's sexy J face?

Squishies look like real cubes from a distance?

Anthony threw one at me, but I didn't even attempt to catch it despite the fact that I thought it was a real cube?

I'm really good at ruining seminars?

Apparently, salad sandwiches are a thing?

I won the 3 cube relay by almost 3 seconds?

Julian practiced doing move by move teamsolving by himself?

It's ****ing impossible?

OLLCP is most useful with Roux?

Baby Shrek Dolls are truly frightening?

Sarah's glasses make any person wearing them 20% more attractive?

Even if that person happens to be Chris Olson, who has already maxed out on attractiveness?

I would have had a 15 using Sarah's color scheme, but Austin flipped over my timer at the last second?

He did that over the course of multiple solves throughout the weekend?

Thom enjoys making my solves difficult, through a variety of distraction methods?

Breandan and Thom had an amazing simulated conversation from the perspective of 2 non-cubers?

Waterman is great for FMC?

I DNF'd a 33 move FMC by one move?

I lost to Anthony in head to head, so we arm wrestled instead?

Guess who won?

Rob was only hoping that Anthony wouldn't hurt me?

I raced Turbo doing 2 solves two handed in the head to head?

He popped? :(

I solved both cubes in sub 20?

Julian and I failed in both team unofficial events?

Austin and I raced Anthony and Andy in a team 3x3 event?*

We won both times?

Andy attempted to "trash talk" but only made us LOL and get 8s?

Austin Moore is a good samaritan?

Even though they gave him a faster average than he had, he made sure it was changed?

Rowe got a tattoo?

I got consecutively better as each round of 3x3 progressed?

I am terrible at OH?

Before the finals, I told Rowe and Anthony I thought it was odd NAR hadn't been broken yet?

Ravi and I both chose intro songs from the same album?

I didn't get to see Thompson break dance?

Something about a 6.15?

NAH?

I won?

After I finished my average, Chris hugged me so hard he nearly killed me?

I won a squishie cage?

Breandan's cage is much larger and more impressive than mine?

I was interviewed not once, but twice?

Sarah distracted me with her amazing Battpoke powers?

Rob stole my thunder?

I was approached by 3 Korean cubers to have a picture taken?

I didn't realize who Philip was until after the competition?

We sat around and talked for 2 hours, occasionally interrupted by Breandan's amazing sexy J face?

Thom showed up drunk at around 9:30, and threw my cube on the ground?

Rob jokingly told me to kick his ass?

Attempts to find a decent restaurant were in vain, so we went to McDonalds instead?

Rob finds it harder in the back?

This was the most fun I've ever had at a competition?

I get a free trip to worlds, so I'll definitely be seeing you all next year?
 
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Did you know?

Julian is not nearly as sexy as I expected him to be?

The buffet was terrible?

Louis hates me for not going to a comp that was "only" 5 hours away?

Julian and I are not nearly as good as we should be at Team BLD?

Showing algs at seminars is difficult?

Chris broke his wrist?

You're allowed to smoke inside the hotel?

Stefan Pochmann had no idea I was fast?

Vegas is way too warm for its own good?

No 3x3 the first day?

I'm better at 2x2 than Chris?

Whatever table Rob chooses to sit at is immediately the cool table?

Cool Frog often sits at the cool table?

According to Thom, I'm not cool enough?

Mods are at Nats, post ponies?

Rob plays Diablo?

Rob agrees that Closer by Nine Inch Nails is the world's best love song?

Zhanchi minis?

Even I said "Awwwwww!" when I saw the cores?

Austin Moore hasn't done an average of 100 in around a year, but he and I easily did more than that while racing?

Ravi has a first gen stackmat that actually works?

Breandan was averaging 11 seconds?

I didn't believe him until he raced with us?

I haven't reached a conclusion to whether or not pony music positively or negatively affects solves?

I did not solve a non-3x3 puzzle, discounting official solves?

John Brekawn?

John Breechin?

John Brekkin?

55555?

Sarah has the pinkie pie color scheme on her pyraminx?

Austin Moore hates everybody else's cubes?

Little Blue?

Anthony was in a VW commercial, and I had no idea until he showed me the video?

He thought I was joking when I said, "You were in a commercial?"

Rowe is a drunken f00l?

Breandan's sexy J face?

Squishies look like real cubes from a distance?

Anthony threw one at me, but I didn't even attempt to catch it despite the fact that I thought it was a real cube?

I'm really good at ruining seminars?

Apparently, salad sandwiches are a thing?

I won the 3 cube relay by almost 3 seconds?

Julian practiced doing move by move teamsolving by himself?

It's ****ing impossible?

OLLCP is most useful with Roux?

Baby Shrek Dolls are truly frightening?

Sarah's glasses make any person wearing them 20% more attractive?

Even if that person happens to be Chris Olson, who has already maxed out on attractiveness?

I would have had a 15 using Sarah's color scheme, but Austin flipped over my timer at the last second?

He did that over the course of multiple solves throughout the weekend?

Thom enjoys making my solves difficult, through a variety of distraction methods?

Breandan and Thom had an amazing simulated conversation from the perspective of 2 non-cubers?

Waterman is great for FMC?

I DNF'd a 33 move FMC by one move?

I lost to Anthony in head to head, so we arm wrestled instead?

Guess who won?

Rob was only hoping that Anthony wouldn't hurt me?

I raced Turbo doing 2 solves two handed in the head to head?

He popped? :(

I solved both cubes in sub 20?

Julian and I failed in both team unofficial events?

Austin and I raced Anthony and Andy in a team 3x3 event?*

We won both times?

Andy attempted to "trash talk" but only made us LOL and get 8s?

Austin Moore is a good samaritan?

Even though they gave him a faster average than he had, he made sure it was changed?

Rowe got a tattoo?

I got consecutively better as each round of 3x3 progressed?

I am terrible at OH?

Before the finals, I told Rowe and Anthony I thought it was odd NAR hadn't been broken yet?

Ravi and I both chose intro songs from the same album?

I didn't get to see Thompson break dance?

Something about a 6.15?

NAH?

I won?

After I finished my average, Chris hugged me so hard he nearly killed me?

I won a squishie cage?

Breandan's cage is much larger and more impressive than mine?

I was interviewed not once, but twice?

Sarah distracted me with her amazing Battpoke powers?

Rob stole my thunder?

I was approached by 3 Korean cubers to have a picture taken?

I didn't realize who Philip was until after the competition?

We sat around and talked for 2 hours, occasionally interrupted by Breandan's amazing sexy J face?

Thom showed up drunk at around 9:30, and threw my cube on the ground?

Rob jokingly told me to kick his ass?

Attempts to find a decent restaurant were in vain, so we went to McDonalds instead?

Rob finds it harder in the back?

This was the most fun I've ever had at a competition?

I get a free trip to worlds, so I'll definitely be seeing you all next year?
I may look more attractive with those glasses on, but I can't see anything with them :(

And as for that hug, I hope you know that I kicked Thompshon Clarke pretty hard to get to you.
 
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