Wednesday, September 26, 2007


So I got a GPS for my birthday back in August. Now that september's almost over I figure I should get off my can and post about it.

I've used it as a travel mate once and found about 25 geocaches with it so far. (There are a bunch close to work, so that works out well for a break)

I think one of the most valuable things I could have done with it is take a trip with my grandfather up into the mountains where we used to go when I was a child. We stopped at a number of old campsites and I marked their locations so that I could find them again. Maybe in a few years when my children are older we will go up and camp there.

I've also done a lot of geocaching for the short 2 months I've had this GPS. Some of the caches are fantastically hidden. Some are... well, kind of surprisingly still there in regards to their location. However, I've always been a sucker for a treasure hunt.

I'm not going to review the GPS unit I got, though I'm happy I went with the model I did. It was a bit more than I wanted to spend, but I think it's about perfect for me. It's got all the features I'd want and a few more that I'll probably never use. At the right price it was hard to pass up.

Incidentally, I did a little research on batteries and found cell phone batteries that appeared to be exactly compatible with the unit. So I spent $25 for 3 batteries when one "official" battery would have been $40. It pays to do your homework I guess.

One of these days I'll start my own cache. but until then, I'll be happy just toting the GPS around and finding geocaches of my own.

Until next time.

Sunday, September 23, 2007


... I wish I remembered how to post.

I wasn't in love with the questions on this one, but I thought the result was interesting so I thought I'd share.

The Movie Of Your Life Is An Indie Flick

You do things your own way - and it's made for colorful times.
Your life hasn't turned out how anyone expected, thank goodness!

Your best movie matches: Clerks, Garden State, Napoleon Dynamite

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Not dead

No, I'm not dead. Yes, I still remember I have a blog. No, I have no meaningful post today. Yes, there are posts I'd like to post about. No, for some strange reason I have a block where I just can't do it right now.

It'll get better. Eventually.