I brewed up my first batch back in May pretty successfully. Learned a few lessons then that made this round go a lot more smoothly. I kept it from boiling over, only scorched a little bit to the bottom of the pan (a thin off-white layer, as opposed to the black layer last time), and had a good time of it in general. A different friend, one whose dad was a homebrewer, came over to help this time. We had a few of the first batch while we waited for the boil to finish. All in all, it was a lot less stressful, owing to a bit of experience.
But, one thing went weirdly: I burst the nutrient packet in the yeast packet, heard a bit of bubbling. After a while it stopped, so I ran it under some warm water. But, nothing happened. It didn't balloon like the last one did. (Both were Wyeast's sealed packets.) Eventually time came to pitch it, a couple hours later. I pitched it and, well, there hasn't been much happening. The airlock's not bubbling, a day later. Temp's right around 72F-74F according to the LCD thermometer. Ideal, no?