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.


The V.P. Debate

After watching the debate last night, (because The Office wasn't on) I think I came to the same conclusion everyone else did.  They both did alright.  If you were an Obama/Biden supporter you probably thought Biden did a good job, and that Palin went off topic too much.  If you were a McCain/Palin backer, you probably thought that Palin said exactly what she needed to and Biden went off topic too much.  Neither V.P. candidate probably swayed any undicided voters, or pulled votes accross the party lines.

I did think there were some differences though.  Palin had these same talking points that all of the neocons have, and when ever she was asked anything, she would look down to the cue cards and say, "Iraq, terrorism, or war hero," and spout out what ever was on the top cue card, regardless of the question, no matter how akward.  Biden had his talking points written on cue cards also, but he shuffled his around to answer the question at hand.

One thing that I thougt interesting was their debate on global warming.  Palin said what she has been trained to say, that there is cyclical climate change, and always has been.  But Biden got a big jab on the republicans here: