It's not JUST about what I had for breakfast...

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Just Sayin'

Note to K9LMPD, or maybe it was LMPDK9... your right brake light is out.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Another Geocaching Sunday

And boy, was it a sunny Sunday!

I headed out to Eastlake, a lovely homogenized subdivision, to look for more of them caches on the power trail, plus assorted others. I found seventeen of them, plus one that was just too high to reach.



I didn't find six. Next time for sure!

I took this Hello Kitty key chain, because, well, it's HELLO KITTY!



I did not make any First To Finds today, but here's a pic I made the other day showing the joy, oh yes, the JOY, one feels when one does...



Well, that's it for geocaching today!

On another note, when my computer boots up it displays various messages, as they do.  One of them is mispeled, and it cracks me up every time I see it.



And now you know how I view the world when I don't have my glasses on!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Let's Be Discrete!

I put some batteries in the old radio at work, and took some pictures of the discrete components.  Old school!



It's a jungle in there!



Most of that can be replaced by in integrated circuit or two in modern receivers! Amazing!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

From The Royalty-Free Art Book...

Last Sunday, "Lostguy" was wondering what people must think of the two old guys back there behind the bushes.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sunday Power Caching

I intended to bicycle a part of Eastlake where a one-hundred cache power trail was set up this new year, but instead I decided to walk it.  Biking and stopping and biking and stopping is SUCH a pain.  So I made my way over to terra incognita (I've never been in this part of town), parked, and started looking for caches.  Well, caching is caching, you don't wanna hear about that!

On the way to the third cache,   I noticed my wallet was not in my back pocket!  So, I backtracked to the last two caches to see if I dropped it.  No, not there.  I noticed a bicyclist stopped up the road. He continued on his way past me, I turned around to watch him and he stopped at the cache spot!  I approached him and said I was timing him to see if it took longer for him to find it than I.  We laughed and introduced ourselves.  We walked to the second cache, as I had not found it. We both looked and he eventually spotted it.  He continued to walk his bike and we both looked for the rest of the caches on my list, as he was looking for most of them too!  Great minds and all that!

After about four hours we came to where he had started, so he took off and I finished the route I had planned out.  Then I drove over to another spot and found another cache.  Saw this sad shoe hanging in a tree.  I don't think it is "my son John", though.



Then I drove over to another spot and looked for three more caches.

The cache in this spot was strewn all over the muddy ground. I put it back together and hid it in a likely place.  I'm guessing the landscapers found and vandalized it.  What other explanation could there be?




So the cache count today is thirty-four, a new one-day record (for me)!  Total caches found in my entire geocaching career is 1,340.  But, it's not about the numbers!  One of the top cachers in San Diego is a couple with over 25,000 caches found, if you can believe it!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Crummy Photo Skills Strike Again!

This was in the bakery department at Albertsons.  It looked really cheesy and tempting, but I resisted spending the 49 cents.  I am so proud! 

But what is it?  I can't make out the second word!



Oh, and since no reads the Burnt Pizza blog this is a copy of the post there.  You don't know what you are missing!

Although since the formatting is different over there you will have to scroll around to see the whole pic!

Sunday, January 08, 2012

A Caching We Will Go!

Well, just me, myself, and I...

I manned-up and headed over to Paradise valley, which I am sad to say I consider an "iffy" part of town. But I figured how bad could it be on a Sunday morning?  And it IS a nice-enough place, so I'm not sure what my problem is. Oh well!

Anyway, I found all eight of the caches, only one gave me any real problems, but I persevered and eventually made the find.  It was pretty chilly, I had to put my mittens on!  I was gonna take a pic of the frost on the grass, but it turned out I had left the memory card in the computer. So just imagine it!

I wanted to have a perfect ten for the day, so I headed over to another cache about a mile away, and made the find there. It was a good one, one of them fishing-line caches, if you know what I mean. But with a bit of a twist.

I needed one more, so I drove a couple of miles east to where I had seen one on the map last night. I had not loaded nor written down the coordinates, as I thought I wouldn't go that far.  But I DID remember the clue, so I looked around a bit in a couple of likely spots, and made the find. Guard rail hides are easy!

The other day I drove past the location of the first cache I placed, and noticed ANOTHER branch has broken on the tree. So here are a couple of pics of THAT!





You will remember that my cache was originally hanging on the branch that fell down previously.

 Here's a link to the blog post about THAT.

I started playing Portal yesterday, I'm on level 14 or 15, I can't remember which.  It's pretty fun, but I must admit I'm having to resort to a "hint" web site to figure out some of the puzzles. I wish I had ME a real portal gun. It would save me a lot of walking at work!

I just finished reading the autobiography of Theodore Roosevelt.  Quite an interesting guy. It said he was in favor of a graduated income tax, and the banning of corporate political donations.  He read voraciously, and although his reading was at a MUCH higher level than mine, I found we a few books in common: Huckleberry Finn, Moby Dick, and The Virginian,  He mentions reading Tarus Bulba.  Well, I've seen the movie!!  I am going to see if some of the lighter and humorous stuff (and there is darn little of it!) he lists are available on Project Gutenberg.


That is about all for today!  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Happy New Year, folks!

I had planned on going on a bike ride/geocache expedition this morning, but I got up late (7:30!!) so I drove to Mission Valley instead and found me some caches.

But first, the tail-less cat caught sitting up. I KNEW he could do it!



I found nine out of eleven caches.  Two of the caches I had looked for previously. Several times previously! The one at the brewery tank was in plain sight, cannot imagine why I did not spot it the three times I've been there before!  The one at the fish restaurant was very sneaky, and I almost gave up, then I spotted something, and that was it.  I pulled on a hook in a pipe, and reeled in a blue wooden fish, with the cache container strung underneath.  Very cute!

The neatest location was this cache on the 163 (or the 395, if you are as old as I am!).  Nice spot for a picnic!

I couldn't decide which picture was better, so I give you both of them!  Can you spot where the cache is? It's at the base of the tree, under a rock.





That's about it for today. Thanks for visiting!

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