So, we’ve started a new lab tradition. Whenever anyone gets a paper published, the main authors get to choose an activity for the whole lab. To set the standard, Jeff and Win (for their striatal MoSeq paper) picked a few activities that, well, let’s just say might not have been Bob’s first choice; this led to the lab’s first ever hipster day in Maine. We started by spending a billion dollars on various toasts (Maine blueberry jam!), followed by a hike to a waterfall (we stuck to this, rather than the rivers and the lakes we were used to), then to *ahem* a fermentery where Bob was appropriately suspicious, then to dinner at a brewery. An amazing time, and Bob learned that kombucha does not uniformly taste like feet.