Gardens of Time – The App Version


Gardens of Time is a game that combines a well written story line with a hidden picture game.  The artwork is very detailed and beautiful. Players can unlock more of the story, and more hidden picture scenes, just by playing the game.  My favorite part the is garden, where players can put different objects, buildings, and decorations – and move them around as they like.

I recently started playing Gardens of Time again after a long hiatus. Originally, I was playing the game on my desktop computer (which is a Mac).  Today, I am playing it on my iPad Mini.


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World of Warcraft: Legion Beta – Demon Hunter Starting Zone


I was fortunate enough to have gotten into the World of Warcraft Legion Beta.  I immediately rolled a Night Elf Demon Hunter so I could see what the new class was like.  It didn’t take long for me to see that it is a really fun class to play.

I’d been holding off on posting my screenshots from my experience in the Legion Beta (just in case some of them turned out to be “spoilers”.)  The Legion expansion was released on August 30, 2016.  About a month has passed since then.  The screenshots I’m including in this blog are from the Demon Hunter starting zone.

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Birtherism – Just the Facts


At the time I am writing this blog, there has been a lot of discussion regarding birtherism.  The latest drama involves Donald Trump blaming Hillary Clinton for starting it.  I’ve done some fact-checking about birtherism – and it turns out that Donald Trump was flat-out wrong about his claim.

Since it appears that the topic of birtherism isn’t going away, I decided to put together this blog post with all the facts about it.  I have cited all of my sources by linking directly to them.

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Flight Rising: Breeding the Dragon from the Nature Egg

Esmeralda as Adult

Flight Rising is a fun, browser-based game, where players are in charge of a Lair full of dragons.  One of the things you can do is breed your dragons.  It is an inexpensive way to get more dragons… at first.  You’re going to need to feed them, and that can get expensive.

Recently, I purchased an Unhatched Nature Egg from the Auction House.  Dragons that hatch from eggs have no parents and can mate with absolutely any dragon of the opposite gender.  This is because they are not related to any other Flight Rising dragon.

Naturally, I decided to breed the dragon that hatched from the Nature Egg.  There was no telling what the babies would look like.  All of the artwork in this post is copyright of Flight Rising.

 The dragon ...

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Farm Heroes Saga: Episode 10 – Frightful Forest


Farm Heroes Saga is a “match-three” game that is made by King.  The goal is to match up the appropriate number of certain types of “Cropsies” before you run out of turns.  The game has simple rules, and is easy to play.  Some levels are harder than others, though.

Episode 10 – Frightful Forest – was among of the most pleasant Episodes of Farm Heroes Saga.  I was able to get 3 stars in every level except for one.  I unexpectedly managed to get 3 stars in the Raccoon level (which tend to be more difficult than the rest), but could only get 2 stars in one of the Hard Levels.

 Something new was added to Farm Her...

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Pokémon GO: PokéStops in Downtown San Luis Obispo


San Luis Obispo, a town that has been called the “happiest city in America” has plenty to offer – including several PokéStops that are conveniently located downtown.  It is an excellent place to play Pokémon GO!

In this blog, I have photos of what the various PokéStops that are located in downtown San Luis Obispo, California, look like. The blog will be updated as I find more of them.

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Neko Atsume: Ms. Fortune


Ms. Fortune is one of the “Rare Cats” in Neko Atsume. The way to attract one of the special cats is to figure out what items they prefer and to put those items into your yard/house. Eventually, the cat you are trying to convince to visit you will appear.

Some special cats like one particular item, and others are interested in two items. There is only one item that can cause Ms. Fortune to appear. It is the Cardboard House. I had great difficulty getting Ms. Fortune to visit the Cardboard House!

The Cardboa...

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Blood Sky – by Traci L. Slatton – book review


Blood Sky is the fourth part of The After Series.  I highly recommend that you read the first three books: Fallen, Cold Lightand Far Shore.  You will get much more out of Blood Sky if you take the time to read through the earlier portions of the story first.  Relationships are made, and broken, and sometimes repaired along the way.

Traci L. Slatton does a good job of reminding readers about the most significant things that happened in the previous books.  This is not meant as a replacement for reading them, though.  It is important that you “live through that” with the characters before jumping into the fourth book of the series.  One of the things I love about Slatton’s books is that she makes the reader truly care about what happens to the characters (both major and minor).

In Blood Sky, t...

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My Mom is Now on Facebook


The other day, I learned that my mom had joined Facebook. She friended my husband Shawn, and he let me know. My mom cannot friend me on Facebook because I stopped using it years ago. Facebook annoys me.

She’s using her “maiden name” instead of her married surname, for some reason. No idea why. Maybe she is hoping to connect with people she knew in high school.

Or, maybe she and my dad got divorced and this is the closest I will get to an actual conversation about that. My family doesn’t talk to each other. The ones who still live in the same house don’t talk to each other.  I’m fairly certain that a fire could break out and none of them would feel the need to mention it to anyone else who was in the house at the time.

None of them talk to me unless they want something.

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Epic Win


Epic Win is not exactly a video game, but it kind of feels like one.  It takes the typical, boring, “to-do list” and adds gamification.  Personally, I find that it gives me a little bit more motivation to get some tasks done.

You start by picking one of several pre-made characters.  Next, put in some tasks that you want to complete.  Those tasks can be anything you want.  After you complete the task, make sure to indicate that in Epic Win.  This will help your character to level up, and will move that character closer to obtaining loot.

If you choo...

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