LuckyCap36SQ200When I was a kid, I had “too many sisters” and thus was relegated to the eastern end of the large room in the basement, the rest of the room was occupied by a gargantuan billiard table. That was OK until friends & family came over to shoot pool until the wee hours. I made the best of it, I moved my dresser and bookshelf to what I judged to be the “property line”, but my mother or somebody would move it back against the wall while I was gone with the Schwinn.

One fun thing, there was Lucky beer, although I had no taste for it, I loved the puzzles inside the caps. Got to thinking about that, and consulted Mr. Google- Lo and behold, there are collectors. I found this awesome cap-trading site. This notation was especially touching;

On Feb. 26,2012, Skip from Kent, WA bought a Lucky cap, #36. “Easy come, easy go.” His friend who shared puzzle caps with him has died. His buddy was such a fan of the puzzles and always known to have a six-pack nearby for more puzzles to be solved. Skip wants this cap for this time of remembering.

My friend Mario passed away a while back, I can see how Skip would find some comfort in a little thing like that. But I’m getting maudlin*. Check out the complete set of Beer-cap Rebus puzzles at We are not affiliated with that site, we just like them.

* If I ever have a goth daughter, I am going to name her Maude Lynn.

Good old fashioned blackberry pie

Spent some time in the afternoon picking blackberries, with delicious consequences. Unfortunately, my experience tells me that the ratio on the pie chart shown will change overnight. This is the “before” picture taken at 9pm September First. I wonder if several layers of Saran Wrap would preserve the lovely geometric proportions shown here.

I was looking at the remains of an old blog I used to have, I had posted an email I got then. I was not able to help this guy. Don’t you need a flux capacitor for that? Some people need everything handed to them on a silver platter. (email follows)


I’m a time traveler stuck here in 2003. Since nobody here seems to be able to get me what I need (safely here to me), I will have to build a simple time travel circuit to get where I need myself. I am going to need an easy to follow picture diagram for a simple time travel circut, which can be built out of (readily available) parts here in 2003. Please email me any schematics you have. I will pay good money for anything you send me I can use. Or if you have the rechargeable AMD dimensional warp generator wrist watch unit available, and are 100% certain you have a (secure) means of delivering it to me please also reply. Send a separate email to me at: (the guy’s email)

[skhighlight color=”pink”] It only happens once every four years! [/skhighlight]

I was just looking at this handy stat chart that provides, showing what days of the month that we found geocaches. I see that over the years we avoid it in the winter; mainly because these things tend to get pretty soggy this time of year.

Looks like we will have a rare opportunity to fill in the Feb. 29 box this Wednesday.

Geo cache bingo, get your purse Edna

Now if I can figure out what to do with the little action figures, tokens, and whatnot that we have collected as “swag” per the tradition. Thinking of gluing them all to a panel and affixing it to my office wall. That would be weird but sort of cool.

Spotted this contraption when searching for the Geocache “Water Power” ( N 47° 37.874 W 120° 43.677 ) along US 2 near The Alps gift shop West of Leavenworth.

Daphne wanted to know what it was but I couldn’t say. Maybe they used to have a zip line across the river there and this was part of that?