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.

I try...

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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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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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Gardens of Time: Tutorial

Gardens of Time was originally created by Playdom.  They sold it to RockYou shortly after Playdom removed Gardens of Time from the Playdom website.  I did not immediately seek out the app because I had no device to play it on.

Since then, my husband gave me his old iPad Mini.  The best part of the RockYou version of Gardens of Time is that it is almost exactly the same game that Playdom originally released.  The beautiful artwork, and interesting storyline, are the same.

The bad part is that the app is extremely crashy.  Every time it crashes, I lose a little bit of progress because the game did not let me complete the task I was trying to do before it crashed.  I managed to work my way through what I think of the Tutorial of Gardens of Time, so here are some screenshots.

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Pokémon GO: Worldwide Bloom

Niantic held a very short Pokémon GO event that was called Worldwide Bloom.  It started on the afternoon of May 5, 2017, and ended on May 8, 2017.   This is the first Pokémon GO event that I have seen that did not connect to a real world holiday.

There wasn’t a whole lot of “extras” connected to the Worldwide Bloom event.  The main thing was that players would see more Grass-type Pokémon around than they typically would.  The event did not involve extra Experience Points (XP) or extra Candy, or anything else.  It was simple and fun.

The announcement a...

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Pokémon GO: My PokéDex

The tagline of all of the Pokémon games is: “Gotta catch ’em all!” I’m working on that – even though I doubt I’ll have the opportunity to catch the Pokémon that are not available in the United States.  It is unlikely that I’ll be able to afford to travel.  There is the potential that Niantic will allow trading of Pokémon – but I’m not counting on that happening.

The easiest way I could think of to show what Pokémon...

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