Animal Crackers

Animal Crackers

Friday, October 31, 2008

White House Halloween Quiz

Since today is Halloween and the presidential election is so close, I am posting a link to a white house Halloween quiz. I don't know which is scarier, Halloween, the choices for this election or the quiz. Click this link and find out for sure.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Extreme Pumpkins

If you are having problems decorating your pumkins check out the Extreme Pumpkins here.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

In the name of the Pizza Lord

Over the last week, Kim and I got to enjoy some of the best Pizza ever!. It is from the New Bethel Ordinary. For a write up about it, check out this waymark. One thing I love about the pizza is how filling it is. One to two slices will fill even the hungriest adult. Yum! I think it was amusing that when we were trying to figure out the logistics of going, we checked out the waymark we had made rather than googling for a website. I look waymarking and using it for the information we need. That's why the website was made.

Speaking of waymarking, I got to enjoy doing some benchmark hunting, geocaching and waymarking. It was nice to get a mix in since I have been finding way too many micro caches lately. Yuck! Micros have their place but a steady diet of them is less than satisfying. Having a mix is a great solution if you are in any kind of rut.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

Halloweeen horroscope

Halloween Horoscope for Aries

You're a total candy hound who will do anything for a sugar fix.

And to get the most candy, you'll wear the wildest costume possible.

Costume suggestions: A superhero or famous rock star

Signature Halloween candy: Mini Snickers bars

Scary movie you should celebrate Halloween with: Shaun of the Dead

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Howitzer Gun In Lebanon, Indiana

There is a category of waymarks called Static Artillery Displays. I recently listed the one pictured above. This is the information I found out about the Armory and the Hotwitzer.

A little history on the Lebanon National Guard Armory and the HOwitzer

Battery C, 2ND Battalion 150TH Field Artillery Regiment

The building was dedicated on July 4, 1941 to replace the old armory located on Indianapolis Avenue. At that time, the howitzers were pulled by horses.
The piece sitting in front of the Armory is an M110A2 Self-Propelled, 8-inch howitzer. This piece was fielded to the unit in 1972 when the battery changed from towed 8-inch to self-propelled.
In 1996, the Battery changed back to a towed unit and changed from Battery D to Battery C. At that time, this 8-inch howitzer was demilitarized and placed in front of the armory on display.
The M110A2 Self-Propelled 8 inch was manned by a crew of 7 and could fire its 200-plus pound shell up to 18.6 miles with devastating accuracy. The howitzer’s lethality was defined by a 75-meter kill radius and a 200-meter burst area. This howitzer was last fired at Camp Atterbury in June 1996 before being demilitarized for display.

The link for this waymark is here.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Doggy Daycare

I woke up to the sound of barking this morning. A couple dogs got loose in the neighborhood and the son of the people we are visiting took them in because he did not want them to run loose. I don't blame him. I hate seeing dogs going loose and possibly getting hurt. I was a bit disgruntled at getting woken up the dogs needed to be penned somewhere and one was a husky and I still have a big dumb bone in my head about northern dogs. The owners came by and picked them up and I can nap for a little bit to make up for getting up early. I like it when things work out.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Kim's Injury

It's been a while since I have said anything about Kim's leg that got broke back in May. It is pretty much healed. The only problem now is getting the full functionality back. She still uses her cane but it is more for speed and insurance against a long hard day. She can do a lot of stuff without it and sometimes forgets where she left it when she is doing stuff around the house. It is frustrating to wait for the half life of getting back to normal to come.

Friday, October 17, 2008

H.P. Lovecraft

One of my favorite horror authors is H.P. Lovecraft. There is a website here that tells about him and his works. Check out both the website and his works and I hope it gets you in the mood for Halloween.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Novel use of the Davinci code

I was running through some blogs and came across a funny yet practical use of the book, The DaVinci Code, by Dan Brown. The book was used as insulation to thermally stabilize a transmitter. To see pictures and get more detail check out this link.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Haunted Indiana

Since Halloween is on the way the weather is usually pretty good for Halloween in Indiana I thought the would post as this week's weekly webness.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Happy B...

Happy Birthday to Wild Strawberry!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Fort Wayne Tin Caps

I have to laugh at the Fort Wayne minor league baseball team. First of all, they are moving from a spot in Fort Wayne that is easy for those in and out of town with plenty of parking to down town Fort Wayne where it is harder to get to and with less convenient parking.

Second of all, they change their name from the Wizards to the Tin Caps. This is to honor Johnny Appleseed. I find this funny since they are moving their stadium further away from his grave site.

Third os all, one part of this project of getting a new stadium was to make some more condos. Since there is such a down turn in reality due to the banking crisis, they are having to make this a smaller project. I wondered from the start if this a project born of Cadillac eyes and now I am getting more certain of it. Dumb, really dumb.

Check out their website here.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Bail out Bill

There is a lot that I am scared by this bail out bill. One is the amount of government control it will give. Another is how much it threatens capitalism. it is just scary. According to, ther is also a finger print registry. The article is here. The scares me a whole lot since it smells of Big Brother is watching. The whole thing is freakin' scary. It makes me made since this is happening in the one Presidential cycle where I have detested the candidates the most.

Fear The Boot

I like role playing games and I like podcasts. This week's webness is the Fear The Boot Podcast which is a RPG podcast. This podcast is a funny and entertaining podcast focusing on RPGs. Their website is here.

The Vice Presidential Debates

I really wish I did not listen to the debates last night. All I found out is that I don't agree with Democrat's candidate and the Sarah Palin sounded like she had AD/HD because she could not stay on the topic. I agreed with her positions but she did not come over well when I was listening to the radio. Between the debate and how poor she has done with interviews, I am really reconsidering my willingness to vote for her and McCain. I view myself more as a conservative rather than a Republican and I am finding it hard to want to vote for anyone again. I know I do not want the Democrats in but the Republicans are not looking much better.