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Coffee and Community Day

Yesterday wasn’t that exciting. I did try one of those free coffees I got with my kdrama candy.

It was pretty good. It apparantly has some milk powder in it already. It actually had almost a cocoa taste to it. But anyway, I liked it.

Yesterday was also Pokemon Go Community Day, which I forgot about. Luckily we wanted some chips, so we went to Dollar General and while we were there I happened to open PoGo and think, gee, why are there so many roggenrolas around? Then I remembered. But, anyway, we spent an hour shiny hunting around Villisca and I got 5, which is plenty.

Also got a couple cool cloud shots

And of random note, the roses are blooming again:

We watched a couple of movies – Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers which was SO much better than I thought it would be. I especially loved them making fun of the cartoon live action characters rapping, because I hate that. Also watched Secrets of Dumbeldore, which I had mixed feelings about, but that’s another story.

Anyway. SoD ran so long that we ended up just going to Red Oak to buy pizza because the two meals I had to cook took too long. (I’ll let you figure out how long it took us to get there and back and then cook the pizzas, but whatever). There was a pretty sunset.

There was also a semi wreck on 34. Looked like he went off the road and maybe landed in some water – the semi was a mess – but I’ve yet to find any details because local news is impossible to get unless you listen to the radio, which I don’t do. Hopefully the driver is okay, but looking at it, I dunno.

My phone is dying so ending here. Have an instant coffee kinda day!

Jo 🙂

Pokemon Go Fest Finale!

Saturday was the Pomemon Go Fest Finale, and despite what everyone seemed to think, so long as you bought a ticket to the first Go Fest, this one was free/was a continuation.

The storyline for this year’s Go Fest was that a mysterious portal opened up to another dimension and allowed in and Ultra Beast, and also sucked in Professor Willow (he’s the guy that you’re assisting with all the research and pokemon catching and what not). After he disappeared, a mysterious guy from the other dimension shows up to help you (aka take Willows place). This happened in June, and over the next months, the monthly research was the mysterious space guy, because of course Willow couldn’t be there since he was missing, so it was a cute way to keep the story going. Of course this last Saturday, Willow finally returns, and the portals increase, allowing other Ultra Beasts (who had been released at in person only events over the summer) to appear in raids, and our spaceman friend created some Ultra beast balls for catching them and…now everything has been returned to normal.

Anyway, Go Fest days started at 10 a.m. which meant we had to get up and get going early. The one joy of getting up early is that I get to eat breakfast, and what a yummy breakfast it was!

That’s right! A hot dog from the Weiner Wagon! Ha!! I actually ran into them a couple years ago at Buzzard Fest in Coin, but then they were the Teeny Weeny Weiner Wagon and had a tiny cart, so it’s awesome to see they’ve been able to upgrade. So tasty!

Lunch was just as good because it was a walking Taco from the DAC creamery (I had ice cream, too! Why not! It’s a special day, after all! Carbs don’t count on special days, right?)

And here’s something weird I noticed while driving around that hubby assures me has been there forever:

Anyway, though we did do raids to get Ultra Beasts, my main goal was shiny hunting. And I did waaaay better than usual. I think it’s because we spent most of the time driving around so instead of staying stationary and checking 50 mons we could check 200 mons. In all I got 22 shinies, which is a record for me for any event. I think 12 is the most I’ve had before.

The event ended at 6 pm, in time for a killer rain storm. (I wonder how the people who’ve been in the tents for weeks faired with it?) There was a lot of wind and rain, so we got trapped in the truck for awhile. But, when it ended we went to Stadium 34 for dinner with friends, and had a nice time.

The drink is a Rum Rollover. I’d never had it but yummy! So good! It’s coconut rum, OJ, pineapple juice and grenadine. Mmmmm… and chicken parmesana is always good.

So, anyway, it was a good day. The storm was weird, and the chick hiding in the park bathroom for well over an hour was weird, but what’s a day without a little weirdness, right?

Have a shiny pokemon kinda day!

Jo 🙂


Yesterday’s excitement was a special raid day for Pokemon Go that had the Hisuian Braviery. I did several raids, a few in person but mostly remote, and ended up with four shinies, so I was happy.

And just so you can see, here’s the difference between shiny and non shiny

Not much else happened worth mentioning. We watched the first two episodes of American Horror Stories season 2, which were both good, and the bro left for his two week vacation over on the east side of Iowa. So, not much to share really.

Have a shiny pokemon kinda day!

Jo 🙂

New Pokemon Snap

Been playing the New Pokemon Snap a little bit in the evenings again. I’ve finished the storyline long ago and am working on completing the research, the pokedex, the maps, and the research titles. Yeah, there’s a lot to do post story.

Anyway, I’ve been trying to upload photos to the online in-game page because one of those titles involves getting 10,000 sweet medals (likes) total on photos. I’ve noticed photos with sticker edits do better, so I tried a few. Anyway, thought this was kinda cool:

That’s the little in-game online page players see. I mean, I’m sure I wasn’t on everyone’s homepage, but it was still fun to see me on my own, lol! And if you’re curious, here’s those photos bigger:

Yeah, I don’t have a lot of useful stickers, so the editing thing is a definite challenge.

Anyway, off to bed now so I can get up early (for me) tomorrow.

Have a splashing magicarp day!

Jo 🙂

Sunset and Pokemon Oreos

I’m going to preface this with a you do you warning. If you want to boycott Oreos, you do that. If you want to buy a couple of boxes, you do that, and most importantly respect what other people choose to do.

Now that’s over, you can guess by the following gallery which way I went.

If you count, you’ll see I’m missing two – piplup and squirtle. The two backwards oreos were charmander and sandshrew. I bought 2 boxes – not the packages, but the box with the individually wrapped two packs because that’s what they had. Plus I’m keeping one of the boxes, so score. I did get a mew, but alas they’re only selling for 50$ now, so I think I’ll just eat it. I’ll let you know if a 50$ oreo tastes different than a normal one.

(Seriously, for those not in the know, Google mew oreo sale. Four days ago they were selling for over 1,000$ a pop because Nabisco and Pokemon sold the public on the idea that the mew cookie was the rarest and people are literally collecting them to keep. I read one very long discussion on how to preserve the cookies is blocks of resin, for example. But yeah. 1,000$ for a cookie. Why, oh why do I have a conscience?)

I actually bought those cookies a couple days ago, but haven’t had the time until today to go through them. They’re all safely bagged up now and will be eaten.

Got a lot of boring house cleaning and such done today that’s been put off. Also made peanut butter cookies for our year of cookies thing we’ve got going on.

They turned out very big – so big I had to double hash mark them. I wonder why they require the fork marks? Was it a stylistic choice someone made once ans everyone else was like, “oh, great way to differentiate them from other brown colored cookies!” Or if it was just someone who didn’t want to flatten them by hand (you roll them in a ball then squish them with the fork to flatten them). I should google this.

All right, here is the answer from

So now we know. (And if that photo is unreadable, just go to the page and scroll down a bit.)

So, we’ve had a little education, and now it’s time for me to wrap some things up and hit the hay. Tomorrow is Shenandoah’s 150 year celebration but I can’t get anyone interested in going so I guess I’ll skip it. Might have been kind of fun, though. Normally I’d talk Mel and Monica into it, but they have covid so it’s quarantine for them. And they’re both pretty miserable, too.

So, I leave you with some sunset photos.

Have a mew cookie kinda day!

Jo 🙂

New Pokemon Snap

Well, I think my arm cyst is sorted. I went to the doctor yesterday and he said we’re going to leave it alone for now, and I go back in six weeks. If it puffs back up in the meantime, it means he didn’t get the “capsule” (I think he used another similar word, but oh well) and he’ll have to cut it out. So lets all pray that doesn’t happen.

Trying to get things back on track here. Needless to say there were a lot of things I needed to do that I haven’t done, so everything is behind. bleh. So what have I been doing? Well, I’ve been reading Manta comics, and I’ve been playing the new Pokémon Snap on the Switch.

It’s pretty fun. The premise is that you’re helping yet another anime-looking professor with his research – but instead of catching innocent Pokémon in balls and fighting them, you’re taking snapshots of them for the professor to study. The overarching premise is that on these particular islands, there’s a phenomenon where some Pokémon fluoresce, or become “Illumina Pokémon”. So far I’ve met the first one:

Anyway, so Professor Mirror is trying to prove these Illumina Pokémon exist. To gather research, he’s built a little pod that floats you along a preprogrammed path in each area, and a special camera that you take the pictures with. When you return, you choose the best photo of each type of Pokémon and the professor scores it. More points level up the areas, and, as they level, the Pokémon’s behavior changes, so you get different photo opportunities. But why take photos? There are two reasons. One, instead of a pokedex to fill, you have a photodex. Each Pokémon has slots for a 1 star, 2 star, 3 star, and 4 star photo, and when you have one of each you’ve completed the dex page – though you can still swap them out for higher scoring photos I assume.

The other reason is because you have mini quests to capture certain images – such as Hoothoot’s “hidden foot”. (In order to get it, I finally had to beam him with apples until he almost fell off the sign. The game never tells you that you have to hit them with the apples, but apparently you do. It’s also how I made Pichu jump out from his hiding place.)

And then of course there are the personal goals, like making the ultimate Bidoof album!

I have a few Pichu, too. (He gets the flower crown after you hit him with the apple in the flower field)

And of course, a few of other Pokémon.

And that’s all I have right now. I suppose I better end this and get some of that work I mentioned done. Blargh.

Have a Bidoof is so cute kinda day!

Jo 🙂

A Coupa AR…

Yeah, I fell off the blig wagon over the weekend. We got the sink fixed, did some KH1.5, watched some movies, etc etc. Nothing too exciting. Want to see Captain Marvel still but this Saturday is Raquaza day, so we’re heading to Des Moines, so might not get to. We’ll see.

In other news, here’s a couple AR shots.

I took those Friday since our snow is now melting away. (Boo!)

Speaking of melting, it’s made for a weird texture.

I thought it was fun, anyway. Also on Friday, the bluffs outside Council Bluffs.

And as a final goodbye, take a look at these cupcakes from Sam’s club. The lemon was good, and the strawberry was not bad. Mom had the coconut ( the bro and I split the other two) so no idea how it tasted, but she seemed happy.

And now I’m off. Have a cupcake kinda day.

Jo 🙂

Another Day…

The live writing went well tonight. There were four of us hanging out, and I actually was inspired, so some writing even happened! I also did some editing on the Executioners, as well as dyed mom’s hair and got caught up on Supernatural.

My monster buddies, Sam, Dean, and Cass.

Not much else, so I leave you with a pair of AR photos for the day. It’s meltan, the newest pokemon. His body is made of liquid metal, and he can melt metal and absorb it. However, I don’t think my cheap silverware was what he was looking for…

Ooooooo. Shiny! It looks like high grade metal…

Hmmmm. What is this cheap stuff??

Have a monster-ific kinda day!

Jo 🙂


Forgot to post last night. It was game night (a recently instituted event to take place every Tuesday). We finally played the brother’s Tribbles card game that I got him as a present like 18 years ago. It was fun, though it’s only 4 player and we have 5 players, so…however if we buy a second version we could expand it to 5. Need to check Ebay.

Not much else. Cooking, cleaning, adult stuff. Doing the live write tonight on FB on my author page.

Anyway, here’s yesterday’s picture:

Have a tribble kinda day!

Jo 🙂


Almost forgot an AR of the day…long story, but we got the washer fixed, then spent significant time battling brown water. Turned out finally that we think it’s the softner, so bypassed it, then flushed and the sink is running clear. See if it still is tomorrow. Fun times.

Now for the AR shot of the day.

Brrrrr. Goes with the -4 F temp outside (-19 windchill).

Have a stay warm kinda day!

Jo 🙂

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