Welcome to my World of Wonderment

Our planet is a neat place, full of weird and unusual people doing weird and unusual things. One oddball thing I like to do is geocache. What other activity is there that makes people travel hundreds of miles to climb a mountain, wade a river, and fight a Bigfoot, just to be the first person to sign a piece of paper rolled up in a 35mm film canister stuffed in the knot hole of a tree? I can't think of any other sport that has such a great mix of technology and the wonderful outdoors. A lot of geocaches are placed in a beautiful setting, or hidden in a challenging or unique way, or in a historical setting. Geocaching allows the finder to share in some of the hiders favorite places, and along the way you get to meet some interesting characters, and occasionally learn something new. While this blog is primarily a geocaching blog, I also use this place to post the occasional funny video or weird news story, or as a platform to rant or rave about something I really have to share. But for the most part this website is about you, the weirdo walking around in circles, talking into your GPS unit like it's a phone, pretending your taking pictures of a phone booth to find find the tiniest micro-cache, or circling your car around and around a light pole in a parking lot trying to retrieve a cache without even getting out of your car.


Meet Dave

Ehhh. Don't waste your time going to the movies to see this. If you are really big into sci-fi it might be worth recording when it comes out on HBO, but if you are not a sci-fi nut don't watch this movie. It has a promising premise: An alien comes to Earth, that looks like everybody else, but in reality he is controlled by a crew of 2" tall aliens. "Dave" is their spaceship, and they have to manipulate him to fit in, or be discovered. If the movie had played up more the strangeness of our world to a miniscule person, it might have scored better in my eyes, but the lilliputian theme is hardley used. Instead it tries to be too many things. It tries unsuccessfully to be simultaneously, a love story, an action movie, a morality play, and a comedy. The only movie that I can think of that pulls all of that off is Men In Black. 5 out of 10.