Monday, July 28, 2014

Plotsy People Being....Well, Plotsy

So, I've decided to not only do ONE state's 50 "Mystery" Caches, but a neighboring one too. I must be sadistic for "solving" them.  I think this type of thing is called GeoArt, where caches are laid out/placed to form a certain design on the map. Like the state ones, they form a star, I've seen an alien and a snoopy design. Go figure.

I know I'm not up to that level yet, creating GeoArt, but definitely up for placing a couple caches myself.  The fun part is coming up with them and finding good hiding spots.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Huzzah!

It's been a while since I've written anything more than my name, anywhere. I figured I'd get back into the groove with talking a little about Geocaching!

I joined the website, Geocaching.com, back in mid-April 2010, but hadn't done anything beyond joining. Roughly 2 years after that, I actually started participating in finding these Geocaches or Caches (for short).  I didn't realize then what an addiction it would become!!!

Roughly 272 caches and 2+ active caching years later, I can't get enough of it.  Now I want to place caches for others to find, from simple nano caches to large constructs that I've made myself.

I will admit, there are some pretty clever or interesting geocaches out there. Like the Tin Man (GC3JAY4) or Heads of State (GCE041). There are personal goal(s) each cacher has, whether it's solving a whole bunch of mystery caches, or trying to find at least ONE cache in each state, or even having a long streak of finding stuff (either quantity of caches found in one day or longest stretch of back to back days of finding caches).

Personally, I am on a kick of solving some mystery caches, specifically the 50 State Star ones.  And I'm also trying to come up with creative ways of releasing some trackable items.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

New Year, New Floors?

Sort of new floors.

Family recently discovered the other day, that the family room has wooden floors beneath the carpet.  So tonight they are cleaning up the floor from all the carpet ripping.

Yay new floors!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year, New Start?

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! I hope everyone's 2012 was at least passable (by that I mean a year that you had ups and downs that somehow managed to equal each other out).

So, over the last year, I've felt I've been hitting a proverbial wall. Career, romance, social..... you get the picture.

I've been wanting (and sort of needing) to find a Full-Time job. It's been a challenge. What ever I apply to, I never hear from or the pass me over for someone else (one of the perks of USAJobs.gov is you see what your status is) and I've been looking for about 3 years now. Mind you, it's been on again off again looking for work.....

I *really* just want something to land in my lap. But doesn't everyone? Right now, I really want to be able to work outdoors.  Yes, I *KNOW* that means working in REALLY cold and REALLY hot temperatures at time, but, I feel like that's where I should be right now. Working outdoors. I've applied to a couple Park Ranger positions, but with ALL the competition for those jobs, I realize it's a shot in the dark.  It is what it is.

I am hoping this year brings some romance into my life. Because, quite frankly, I need some. At this point, I do want to find "The One", but I am not holding my breath.

I am so ready to have my own place. So, so, so ready. My own place, quiet, no one else bothering me. SO MUCH ME TIME!!!!!  Family is annoying me. But that is to be expected????

This year, I want to be able to knit down my yarn stash and read 26 books. 1 book every two weeks is reasonable, I think.


Anyway, I'm rambling.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Geocaching

I will admit there are some things that when I initially hear them I AM interested in them, but not necessarily gun-ho "LETS DO IT" sort of interested. (Some times it takes friends who've joined after I did to get me involved :look )

Geocaching has been one of these things.

Geocaching is probably best described as "modern" treasure hunting. From the site: "Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location."

I will I have been recently trying to organize local caches so I can collect as many as possible in as few trips as possible. 

Lets see how well this works (and how long it lasts). ~.~