Monthly Archives: October 2007

Our Uneventful Halloween

We had a fairly uneventful Halloween this year. Since Michael is not 13, this may be the last year he gets out to trick or treat. The fact that he is already tipping 6′ makes him look a bit odd going to door-to-door. It kinda sucks that Ashland is not exactly the trick-or-treat capitol of the world. They have a big parade and party downtown, but not many active houses on our block giving away candy.

We are of course the exception. We were giving away the full size candy bars, but we are so tucked away that most people don’t even know there is a house here. We got one mid-size group of kids. I should have just unloaded the candy to them, but now I have it sitting around the house. Continue reading

Banned from Chaotic Game

My son, who has spent the last few months getting excited about the Chaotic game, was banned from the game last week for trying to enter his cards.  I had ordered a big box of cards from eBay, including both starter decks and a case of 24 cards.  Part of the “fun” of the game is the player then has to manually enter each unique number on every card.

I guess they have installed something that is supposed to stop people from hacking the system and putting BS numbers in.  But since Michael is not an experience data entry person at 13 years old, he may have made a few mistakes while entering the hundreds of cards.  So the game has banned him. Continue reading

Small Things I Do For The Environment

As part of Blog Action Day I decided to list the things I have been doing lately to be more environmentally friendly. Hopefully this will inspire others to make some changes in their lives.

After moving to Oregon I decided to try live healthier. Part of that was weight loss, and another part was reducing my footprint on the planet. Here are some changes I have made and why they’re important. Continue reading