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Geocaching Find #500

After about 16 months I finally found my 500th geocache which I specifically picked for this milestone. Fear Factor: Up the Rat Hole by the DAK Girls. It is difficulty 2 and terrain 5 and was physically challenging. We (myself … Continue reading

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Time to re-read Utopia

I decided that since one of my reading groups at Good Reads is discussing the definition of the dystopian genre that I should to back and re-read a book from one of my college lit classes: Utopia by St. Thomas … Continue reading

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Learn Point & Shoot Photography

I am really looking forward to some great tips on how to shoot better pictures with something besides a DSLR. The new Pocket Lenses web site. They have tutorials and I am really looking forward to the podcasts since I … Continue reading

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She’s Alive!

Well that was a false alarm. Apparently my spatial recognition skills failed me in the dark the other night as my geocache is just fine. The bush that got massacred was near it but the container was undisturbed.

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Games for sale/trade

I am trying to clear out some old, dusty games that just don’t get played anymore so that I can get some new shinies. Below are all the things I am bringing to Kingdom-Con to sell or swap. Board/Card Games … Continue reading

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Short-lived first hide

Well that was certainly depressing. You may have seen that I hid my first geocache about a month ago. I was walking my geodog Jackson a couple of nights ago right past GZ and discovered that the bush had been … Continue reading

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Wall of Shame: Minor Progress

Well “progress” is debatable but at least I got out some of my Protectorate of Menoth models (Warmachine) and the Ogrun Assault Corps to paint last night. My hobby room is still backed up with boxes so 80% of my … Continue reading

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Geocaching Milestone: #200

I had a tremendous amount of fun finding my 200th geocache yesterday (12 April 2014): GCTDBJ A Bridge to Nowhere which ended up being a great choice for a milestone. Below is what I logged at GC.com for this find: … Continue reading

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North County Real Estate Mogul

Geocacher düg had his North County Real Estate Mogul series published on Sunday March 23. It consists of 18 traditional caches, six series of three houses each. Each set of houses has clue that combine to reveal the coordinates of … Continue reading

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Creative writing via RPG

For some reason I suddenly have a craving to write fantastic fiction and my brain is telling me that the best way to do it is by writing a campaign for a roleplaying game. This seems like a cheat but … Continue reading

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Finally hid my first geocache

Last week saw the publication of the first geocache that I have hidden myself, Nearly Caged Quail (GC4XXPG). I kept to my pledge to wait until after at least 100 finds before placing my first (it ended up closer to … Continue reading

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Still enjoying geocaching

I am still having a lot of fun with geocaching. I am up to 147 finds and had a streak of 20 straight days with a find before real life stopped the streak. I also got a First to Find … Continue reading

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Good day of ‘caching

I had a pretty good day today geocaching, on my run to Home Depot I found four caches within an hour or so. The last one looked to be really tricky since there was a ton of leaf litter (below) … Continue reading

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Geocaching Signature Item

I decided that while I generally won’t take anything from a cache I will leave a signature item if the container is large enough. I decided on beer bottle caps since craft beer is one of my other hobbies. I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Einstein Must Die!

I just finished Einstein Must Die! by Chris Kohout. Really well done, I enjoyed it a lot. It starts in 1910 and has the classic Tesla vs. Edison rivalry. You can read the synopsis and my full review on Goodreads … Continue reading

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