Animal Crackers

Animal Crackers

Monday, June 29, 2009

2009 the international Year of Astronomy

This year is the international year of astoronomy. I guess I am really behind in reporting this but I guess in honour of this I am still going to do a link to the website telling more of this. The link is here.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Hydbrid Hunting

I have been a gps gamer both as Captian Spaulding and "Paws"itraction for a while now. I think the longer I do this, the more divers ways I will do this. It started out just geocaching then i folded benchmarks and waymarks also came in. I am also going GPSr-less with letterboxing. I am really amused with the morphing styles of play. It will be interesting to see how my play changes as new elements are picked up and let go.

Just as a side note, I am starting to get another irratation about micros. I have two travel bugs that I picked up and am having a problem placing because of the lack of bigger caches that can hold them. The one I got because it was in an unknowncache that was not listed and the other was given to me to get moving. I am getting plans to get them moving however. I just wish it was a bit more timely.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Earth Trek

There is a new project online called Earthtrek. (link) It is a proejct that needs everyday people to collect information for science. Two fo the projects start the first of July. check it out and see what there is there of interest.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Summer is here!

The summer equinox was a couple of days ago and the weather is definitely showing it is summer. It is hot. I also think it is silly that people think that summer starts at solstice. It has been summer weather around here since the beginning of May around here. At the same time, come this September, when the equinox comes, it will be cooling down for a while and heading for the cooler weather that I love so much about fall. Yes I was belly aching about the cold of winter but I also hate the heat of summer. Like the ever Mark twain said, everyone complains about the weather but no one ever does anything about it.

In the meanwhile,the statistical hottest weak of the year is still a month away. It is the third weak of July. Let us see how it goes.

Shaving Tips

I can't believe Gillette did this. The video is pretty safe but not necessarily safe for is still funny.

New Fence

Monday, June 22, 2009

Fence Posts Already In

The Fence is finally going in. The fence posts are up and just waiting for the crew to finish up with the panels.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Wil Wheaton's Blog

I am a trek fan who also likes the the humor of Wil Wheaton. I just wish he was written better in Next Gen. I get the feeling so does he. His blog is here. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Fence

We are replacing our old fence. We are having someone put in a new one but we took out the old one ourselves. The cool things is that our neighbours helped us out with it. Pretty nice. Even funnier , we had a second neighbour want some of the old fence to burn. Here I thought we would have to work to get rid of the fence. Just glad the job is over. I can't wait for the new fence, Kai does not like either being tied out or being watched to go into his own yard.

Thursday, June 11, 2009 is a neat website if you want to learn more about chess. If you want to upgrade your game, check it out.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

General Fuzz

I enjoy ambient music. I also like getting things free. At, you can get free ambient music. Talk about living in the land of bonus and awesome sauce. Check there site out here.

Monday, June 1, 2009


My wife and I tried letterboxing out this weekend. I t seams like it is going to be a nice add on to the gps games except that it will be without the gps. We went to a letterboxing event which had quite a few temporary letterbox hides that were easy ahnd gave us a tasted of letterboxing. Now to start using and go out on our own to find. the most ackward part is trying to deal with the stamps on the trail. The neat thing is that there are some absolutely geourgeous hand carved stamps out there. In any case, it will help with getting out of the house and up off our no so little behinds and try to walk them smaller. That is always a good thing.