Pokémon GO: Adventure Week

Pokémon GO announced Adventure Week – a celebration that started on May 18, 2017, and will end on May 25, 2017.  The big thing about this event is that players will see more Rock Pokémon than usual.  The announcement specifically named Omanyte, Kabuto, (and their evolutions) and Aerodactyl.

Players could obtain a free Expedition Hat from the wardrobe while Adventure Week was taking place.  In addition, Buddy Pokémon will find Candy four times as fast, and PokéStops will provide more items.

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Farm Heroes Saga: Episode 12 – Dino District

Farm Heroes Saga is a “match-three” game made by King (the company that makes Candy Crush Saga).  The goal is to match up three or more of the “Cropsies” before you run out of turns.  I have been playing Farm Heroes Saga on the King website.

Episode 12 is called Dino District.  As you might expect, this episode involved dinosaurs that the player can obtain and add to their Farm Club.  My goal was to get 3 stars in every level, but that didn’t end up happening.

For whatever reason, I didn’t take a lot of screenshots of Episode 12.  My best guess as to why is because I was busy with work, but I really don’t remember.

I somehow managed to take a couple of scr...

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Neko Atsume: Chairman Meow

Chairman Meow is one of the “Rare Cats” in Neko Atsume.  The only way to get a “Rare Cat” to visit your yard/home in Neko Atsume is to place an item that a specific cat likes.  After that, all you can do is wait and keep filling up the food dishes.  In general, you have to wait a while between when you place a desirable item and when the cat you were hoping to attract appears.

Chairman Meow likes two...

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Flight Rising: Enchanting Goblin

Flight Rising is a fun, browser-based game, where players control a Lair full of dragons.  Every month, there is a festival that honors a specific dragon flight.  The 2016 Starfall Celebration took place starting on September 25, 2016, and ending on October 1, 2016.  It honors the Arcane Flight.

There are special Familiars that can be obtained while a festival is happening.  A Familiar is like a pet for your dragons.  Players can click on them once a day to earn Treasure – and occasionally a chest.  The Enchanting Goblin was the special Familiar of the 2016 Starfall Celebration.

All of the artwork in this post is copyright of Flight Rising.

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Civil Disobedience – by Henry David Thoreau

Civil Disobedience is an essay that is usually published inside a book that contains other writing by Henry David Thoreau.  The reason is because Civil Disobedience is extremely short.  There’s enough room to put it at the end of Walden.  My copy of Walden was a Barnes & Noble version that included not only Civil disobedience,  but also a timeline of Thoreau’s life, an introduction, and a detailed section that described the meaning behind some of Thoreau’s references that were commonly understood at the time, but mysterious and confusing today.

Civil Disobedience was written in response to real life events that Henry David Thoreau experienced.  In 1846, he traveled through Massachusetts.  His purpose was to go to Concord, to run an errand.  (He needed to got to the cobblers to pick up his shoe that the cobbler repaired).  A man named Sam Staples was the tax collector and warden of the county jail.

Thoreau had been refu...

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Data About the Spring Pollen Season Where I Live

I started keeping track of the Spring pollen count in 2015. My allergies suddenly got really bad that Spring. I was trying to figure out if there was a connection between horrible allergy symptoms and the pollen count. (There was.)

I continued to keep track of the Spring pollen count because I thought it might help me win my Social Security Disability case. (It didn’t. Allergies don’t count at all. Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis don’t count at all if you have any ability to work.)

Now, I’m wondering if the data I collected (from Pollen.com) indicates if Spring has been getting longer, or if the pollen count in Spring has been getting higher over the years.

Spring Pollen Season 20...

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Kitchen Scramble App: Pittsburger (Part 1)

Kitchen Scramble is a game that was originally created by Playdom.  Long story short, Playdom decided on April 20, 2014, to make Kitchen Scramble unavailable on their website.  I hadn’t gotten too far through the game, so this was disappointing.

Sometime after that, RockYou bought Kitchen Scramble.  You can download the Kitchen Scramble app for free.  The RockYou version greatly limits the amount of assistance that players can give to one another (in comparison to how easy that was when the game was on the Playdom website.)

I decided to give Kitchen Scramble another try, with the same goal as before: to get 3 stars in every level.

The R...

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Spring Pollen Season is Over

The pollen count has been nice and low for the past week. The highest it got was 7.2, and the lowest was a glorious 2.3. I believe this means that I have survived this year’s Spring Pollen Season.

Typically, it takes me about two weeks straight with each day’s pollen count being 6.0 or below.  That hasn’t quite happened yet, so I’m not fully recovered from the pollen that has was inflicted upon me for seventy-eight days.

There is always a chance that this week was a fluke, and that next week the pollen will go right back to being high, and dangerous, and awful again.  The pollen count during one week doesn’t seem to have any affect on what the pollen count will be the next week.  The pollen count on one day could be drastically different from the pollen count the next day.

My way of cop...

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Candy Crush Saga: Candy Clouds

Episode 20 of Candy Crush Saga is called Candy Clouds. It features a Giant who has fallen from his castle in the Candy Clouds. He hit the ground and was knocked out.

The little girl, Tiffi, asks the Giant what happened. He needs her help to get back to his castle. The only part of the Giant that we can see is his feet and part of his legs. This works for the story line, but seems odd later on when the disembodied feet and legs are added to the game board.

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Walden – by Henry David Thoreau

Walden is a book that some people are first introduced to when they are forced to read it in school.  I didn’t around to reading it until long after I’d finished school. The book came to me as a prize in a contest that was held during a meeting at work.  It took me years before I got around to actually reading the book.

To me, Walden was a difficult read.  I say this as a person who has dyslexia, and who also has a B.S. degree in Education. Take from that whatever you will.  I recommend that people pick up the Barnes & Noble version of Walden because it has a lot of “extras” in it that helped me to understand the background history of Thoreau and some of the references he mentioned.

The most difficult part of ...

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