GeoCache — Gotcha!

You may remember my article about a geocache DNF. For those who need a refresher it means I searched for a cache but did not find it. The only thing worse is failureX2 or the repeat search with the same not found result. When I don’t find a cache, I’m reluctant to return because I don’t want a second disappointment but I can’t stand not finding one others have found. It’s a no-win situation unless you return and actually FIND the cache. I call this phenomenon the Gotcha! Continue reading

The winner is…31


It seems like yesterday, but two years ago I received my 4th summons for jury duty. I never served so I was excited at the opportunity to serve on a jury with my peers to assess the plaintiff and defendant’s position.

On that milestone day, I was juror #31 and the legal teams selected 13 jurors, the last of which was 2 jurors ahead of me but the court dismissed me during the screening. Some may call it a near hit or too close for comfort, but I was always a little disappointed.

Today I was juror #31 and either fate, the reprehensible jurors in front of me or the legal team selected me as juror 10 of 13. Now I get the chance to see life from inside the juror’s box.

It wasn’t my Miss America moment, but it’s still an experience worth sharing. However, the judge swore us to secrecy until the jury reaches a verdict so my  juror’s inside-view will have to wait.

GeoCache: Anny Part 2


Sequels are rarely as good as the original. Did you honestly think each respective Rocky, Star Wars, or Batman sequel was better than the first one? Sure the continuations had decent plots and notable familiarity which entertained us, but we always admire the original; however, there are exceptions. My geocaching anniversary is one such exception that gets better each year and today I celebrated my 2nd annual geocaching anniversary. Continue reading

Merry Christmouse

20131225_christmouseEveryone is familiar with the timeless Christmas tale The Night Before Christmas and it’s countless derivations. I’m guilty of creating a few of my own over the years, but 2013 is the first Christmas we experienced a first-hand account of the night before Christmas including a bold mouse.

Twas the night before christmouse

And all thru the house, everyone was sleeping except the rogue mouse.

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