Tag Archives: geocaching

9989 – Monday.

Well, it’s a little over a year since Obama has taken office.

I haven’t looked for a while, but I looked at the Obameter just to see where he stands. Off the 500 promises being tracked…. see below.

Promise Kept 54
Compromise 14
Promise Broken 7
Stalled 17
In the Works 149
Not yet rated 274

Two of my touchpoints, the use of torture and closing guantanamo are both listed as "in the works", more detail at the links.

far too many pictures from yesterday’s walkabout – lots of fun with Larry, Chris, and BHK on a lovely autumn hike. Did a bit of geocaching, too – dropped off the meagan and paris bugs.

We also met Aaron Greene at the Cypress Swamp… he’s a very talented photographer!

1 year ago– decorative cabbage pic, moring walkies

2 years ago – la tolteca stinky, silly web page, q&A meme

3 years ago – more walkabout pics – vizcaya

4 years ago – frito bandito, monkey pic, dang hialeah, bk’s bday, RI out of office, MM quits, shot patience, newt thought bubbles, doodle selfport

5 years ago – rain on glass, Afrocaribbean religions, postcard, heroclix, fosters home, edbook, wal-mart, ray romano, crackheads and thugs

6 years ago – Frankie the mooch timeline [MUCHO DRAMA FURIOSO!], 3-minute 4am phone post, Justice league, Spectre

7 years ago – Chevy Tahoe Commercial poem, Green Banana Moon, cool words, twilight

8 years ago – caption picture poll, turtle-butt breathing, big brain’s 2nd incarnation

9 years ago – memories feature added, strip mall of sin, mall of the dead, hunter thompson returns to reportingGeotarget Geotarget

9832 – Monday

Whew – super hot out today – in the triple digits… and I’m designed for cooler weather. Inside the house, we have the a/c set for 69F and the thermometer is reporting about 10 degrees warmer in here. Still, not as bad as outside.

Larry’s work on the closet expansion is done – double the accessibility, and it looks nicer, too. All that remains is painting around the edge, and we’re finished. Next trick will be adding another walled off area at the foot of the bed for more storage space. BHK and I are enjoying sleep in our own bed again, and the kitties are very pleased to be allowed back in the bedroom.

We went to Selby’s for supper – saw the ATW man changed again – now he’s got his head stuck through a billboard showing him lazing on a beach at sunset, playing guitar to some bikini babes.  Additionally, Chris and Mandy spotted some local wildlife (turtles and spider) and a nice barn – I autopano’ed the bar, to add detail – a pretty spiffy stucture.

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Downloading half life mod – zombie master – look forward to playing it soon.

1 year ago – walkies, tv, flower and north beach pix, Q&A meme with Scotto

2 years ago – voice posts of em, em & kitty pic, chuck e cheese

3 years ago – nifty clock, internal words, writing slowdown, eyes, mediocre bad guys, tv, milk pocky

4 years ago – Magda’s Bday, allergy shots, dreamt of killing my sister, PM memory, brown bag, meteor shower, bad breath detection, google homepage

5 years ago – construction, fay wray RIP, dan’s school blocks lj,alcohol, SPcharacter, aerial photos, UK Prozac pee taints water supply, LC’s scrapbook, CoH tempting battle cries, flower meme

6 years ago – Puzzle Pirates (with a cutie mermaid), Arabia-cam with Mom and Daughter(I met oneeyed and sedef as a result of sweet’s poochie’s booty-ticks.), vamp-game, Kings of Africa, lovely chat

7 years ago – man killed for playing the banjo, Trek happening a dud, but we discover heroclix, (already thinking customs), rorschach poll

8 years ago – 3 things poll, deracinate, cormorant, broken newt pic, 25 things to keep in mind, ja da, rate your risk (links now broken)

9 years ago – spent out, color quiz, looking forward to going to breakfast, Rowlf sings, Beaker sings Geotarget

9831 – Sunday

More pictures from Yesterday’s Geocache – geocouin, sleepy newt, frogs, spiders, and hairdryers!

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1 year ago – Aardvark games – Mosquito, Humans!!, Toledo, Comics for BHK, kit tricycle motorbike pics, elephant painters, a million darth vader heads painted and decorated

2 years ago – stinky on the bus doodle, meteors, metro bomb?, dresden canceled, SLorpedo, doodles, game design, newton leap pic

3 years ago – looking forward to Autumn, man who knew too much, pumpkins, que sera sera, florida health inspection resource

4 years ago – teacher memories, bro, shogun warriors (including great mazinga), 1970s Spanish Adult Movie Posters, Pic of Danny and I as heroclix fight an oncoming zombie and lobster-man menace.

5 years ago – Alabama, chatty-newt, spiky moods, war ellies, world audit, hijabs, olympic torrents, fake beheading.

6 years ago – vampire monkey dream, programming, puzzle pirates, nicotini, quizzes and kama sutra safe sex, blunt truth, mehndi designs

7 years ago – istockphoto, emergency day at work early-arrive (I wonder what’d happen if Sappho and Kev were out at the same time, now?), escape from alcatraz w/bro, misc meter quizzes, looking for cave/sea piccies

8 years ago – scud, agon, evil news, Wally out of the loop (he’s still awaiting trial for some of his crimes), Thai din din, colon contents, just finding out about bubba-Ho tep

9 years ago – geophagyGeotarget Geotarget

9830 – Saturday

BHK is still typing in my journal sometimes – courtesy of her – poophead rulz!

Only one month or so until 9/9/9!

the kaiju I mentioned earlier this week – who is it?

Pictures taken while geocaching with Chris, Mandy and BHK – fungi, frogs and a swell hidden fishing hole!

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Tonight is my sleep study – hooked up to my gear, and I’m hitting the sack in about a half hour. First night not in the same bed with BHK since we’ve been married – I plan on tucking in with her when I get out at 6:30 am tomorrow.

1 year ago – 8/8/8, port of baltimore trip and pix, new video card installed, evil tech installs webcam software against knowledge

2 years ago – waiting for 8/8/8, goads have lived in house next door for 23+ years, north beach, emily coming pic, HOT out, coward/cowherd origins, Oshi with icehouse

3 years ago – priceline beats expedia, register to vote, Chinese Ghost Festival, exfoliate/defoliate, hangin’ round the ceiling, walkabout/geocache plans

3 years ago – meetings, school restarts, club shuffle, thank you – sim-sim-salabim, danny the street, vidcam hacks, google total, unf. kids books, How bona to vada your eek!, teacher, miami storm pic

4 years ago – Bro health care, lj post issues, losing some gentleness, scotto-flaws& nice things, vintage newspaper strips, no jack black as GL, funw/google searches, older archives, deep sea images, phone safe,keylogger, slowed chipmunks, JL cartoon, character makeups, europreart

5 years ago – Teen Titans, Antidepressants, narghile, steve burns, ebonics, red kryptonite poll, bro health

6 years ago – ZIM!, fun fact, fumbuckery, added newt pic to bio, after he shocked me, site reboot that didn’t come to fruition

7 years ago – some thoughts about gamers/negative side, including a dragon-con flashback (that caused some upset in the role-players community), who in a crowd?, Upside-down, RPG poll, caterwaul, Name Generator, dinos in your region, Wally Caught stealing, begins the end of the WDB era at IMT.

8 years ago – grumpy, in general and regarding TV Geotarget

9826 – Tuesday.

Got my shots and refilled meds today – that and running errands absorbed most of the available daylight. Back is still tricking up, but I do better after stretching and a little bit of a walk.  Still pretty tough for me to pick up anything moderately heavy, and standing or sitting for a long period is difficult.

During my last walk, I picked up a couple of UNO decks to put in local geocache sites. I’m not very fond of the drive-by/ “cache and dash” mindset, but going to one a day is a nice way to see newplaces and old ones in a new light.

BHK made plans with Mandy to hit the thrift store tomorrow – BHK has a lot of luck finding loot – I expect to get a good shirt or two at least!

1 year ago – newton pork chop leg pix, cukes from the garden. resting and ratatouille.

2 years ago – picked up some icehouse pieces at aardvark, tv watching, no hits on amnesty day, kids today (super sweet 16)

3 years ago – Danny’s last summer vacation day, pictures, hovering sombrero, many memes done in comments, hidden gp address in comments

4 years ago – cute mousie, taken, chatitn’, elevator express, ks sex preds

5 years ago – riding the bus, mystery creature, tv music in my head, a great new euphemism, maps, dr who, avengers, creep

6 years ago – COPS, nifty interfaces, Creatures, TV, Clay-o-rama rules

7 years ago – Signs movie, cancerless cigs, hellboy movie, scary bunny, 2nd wishes,Oz scary, zombies land on beach, Anna Nicole show hurt to watch

8 years ago – Oz quiz, Dictionaraoke, Day planning

9 years ago – Florida panthers, everglades restoration efforts, lj adds interests Geotarget

8899 – Sunday

We spent most of the day out and about, Geocaching with the Newsoms. They’re really into it, with a little over 100 finds in recent memory. It was fun tooling around a bit and seeing what’s what. I also dropped off tinkle pig in a cache… time for her to see the world. I retrieved a toy soldier cast from civil war bullets, who will ride with Bruce Moose and Gaytor until a suitable resting ground is found for him. The cemetary caches are almost always my fave – the woods were a hoot too, but ticks are a real fear for the kids, especially since Em was out sick just recently. (Heck, nobody wants lyme disease.)

A brief synopsis of Cache visits-

Dropped off placed Hula Wyvern (Travel Bug Dog Tag) in Little Southern Maryland School [visit log]
Dropped off placed “Wajima, Japan” Unite for Diabetes Travel Bug (Unite for Diabetes Travel Bug) in Little Southern Maryland School [visit log]
Found it found Little Southern Maryland School (Traditional Cache) [visit log]
Found it found Parkkin Cache (Traditional Cache) [visit log]
Found it found Flashover (Traditional Cache) [visit log]
Found it found Can you see the ghost?! Again! (Traditional Cache) [visit log]
Found it found Relaxation for Redlights (Traditional Cache) [visit log]
Found it found Book Worm (Traditional Cache) [visit log]
Found it found Time is the key (Traditional Cache) [visit log]

Aftwerwards, we took a quick pitstop at Aardvarks, had an ice cream and picked up kanoodle for BHK (I’m sure I’ll be playing it too.)

Spent a little more time puttering around Solomon’s Island, went to Stoneys for dinner. (their treat! yum!)

On the road between points, I got a call from my Mom, and it turns out that Bro isn’t in a work crew, but just a rehabilitation center. Taking classes, etc. Hopefully some of the lessons will stick, but if not, at least he’s out of circulation for a while.

After that, we paused at the Barker’s to water the Mom-in-Law’s plants, and to do a little dock-walking. I paused for a breather upstairs, but before I could get my nap on, Adam and Kendall showed up to say hi and to drop off some fireworks.

Man pummels vampire peacock

NEW YORK (AP) — A peacock that roamed into the parking lot of a Burger King in New York City was beaten by a man who insisted it was a vampire.

Animal control officials in Staten Island say the bird was beaten so fiercely that most of its tail feathers fell out and it had to be euthanized.

The seven-year-old male peacock wandered into the restaurant parking lot and perched on a car hood last week. Charmed employees had been feeding it bread when the man appeared.

A restaurant worker says the man grabbed the bird by the neck, hurled it to the ground and started stomping it. She says when he was asked what he was doing, he responded, “‘I’m killing a vampire!”‘

Employees called police, but the man ran when he saw them.

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