Headed to Utah Next Week

Headed to Utah Next Week

I’m making a small road trip to Utah next week for some time in the many National Parks there. The first stop will be Zion, followed by Bryce and then a short drive up to Arches National Park. I like to go right after Labor Day, when the crowds have died down considerably. This gives me a chance to have a lot of the park to myself and to just marvel at the natural beauty. Utah is truly a beautiful place and I’m really looking forward to the trip!

Playing Angry Birds Epic

Playing Angry Birds Epic

My latest obsession is Angry Birds Epic from Rovio. It’s a turn-based RPG instead of a physics-based puzzle game, which is a huge departure for the Angry Birds franchise. It’s also free-to-play, which means lots of In-App Purchases (IAP), which has a lot of Angry Birds fans upset. But I think you can easily play through most, if not all, of the game without spending any money at all. So overall, I think it’s a great deal! In Angry Birds Epic, you start out as Red. Several pigs including Prince Porky and WizPig, have stolen 5 of your bird eggs and they also kidnap the yellow bird, Chuck. It’s up to you to rescue your friends, who join your party as your adventure continues. There are well over one hundred stages to play through and lots of...

Boom Beach

Boom Beach

I used to be a huge fan of Clash of Clans from SuperCell. It’s one of the first mobile games that got me to part ways with some of my cold, hard cash. I played incessantly for weeks but eventually got tired of the game. It was with mixed emotions that I waited for the release of SuperCell’s new game, Boom Beach. This game is similar to Clash of Clans, but has a World War II theme where you fight to control as many islands as you can. There’s a single-player quest line involving some evil guys known as the Blackguard, but the real action, just like in Clash of Clans, are the player to player battles as you find for supremacy in a very crowded archipelago. I immediately brushed up on some Boom Beach secrets and strategy guides to get an...

My Half Marathon Success

My Half Marathon Success

I recently completed my first half marathon. I had trained extensively after having been out of shape for a while. I ran a slow race, but I was more focused on finishing it than worrying about a particular time. I was very, very happy with the accomplishment. I put a ton of work into training for the big day and it went really well. Here are five tips on training for a half marathon that I’d like to share with everyone: 1. Be sure you train Ok, this seems blindingly evident and it’ll be considered unreasonable to many individuals to attempt running a Half-Marathon without performing any coaching. Nevertheless, it will occur and, naturally, the folks who do thus are daft. There’s more to this stage than those individuals stupid enough to not...

Yoga Class

I went to yoga class this weekend for the first time. Great stuff! I decided to brush up on a little yoga background for fun. Yoga has an amazing history! History of Buddhist Hatha Yoga “Yoga exists in the planet because every thing is connected” Mentions to Hatha Yoga pre-date the Buddhist period (6th-century B.C.) by several centuries. It had been initially developed as an essential component of the Religious Path, so when training for greater meditative methods. With All the arrival of Buddha in the Sixth Century BC and following recognition of the Buddha’s teachings meditation became among the principal manifestation of Spiritual Pattern as well as exercises developed to still the thoughts towards this state. More than 500 years following...

Learned many words and felt deep after watching the Book Thief (Spoiler Alert!)

It’s started with a voice of a male narrator and an image from the skydown to the train. He’s saying that one thing is true – we’ll all die. Is this a Horror movie? I knew that the narrator must be the “death”, because when he said “she caught me” it was when the girl (Liesel) caught her brother bleeding and was dead. The scene was old style and it looks like it was part of the history. Then I was right, it was the time when Hitler was still in power and war is all over the world. Fair enough that “death” was active in that time. lol. Liesel is the main character. She also has a German name, but I don’t know the spelling of her German name, we’ll stick with Liesel. She’s very pretty,...

Flappy Bird Aaaarrggggh

Flappy Bird Aaaarrggggh

OK, this new game Flappy Bird has come out of pretty much nowhere to be the top game on both Apple and Google Play. It is an incredibly annoying game. And by annoying I mean like throw your phone at the wall and break it annoying. It is the most ridiculously hard game I have played. I like that it is very simple but boy is it hard. My high score is only 6 and it took me at least 100 tries to get that high. One of my friends got as high as 20 and I can’t imagine how. I went looking for some good Flappy Bird cheats but didn’t find very many. You just have to get the rhythm down and keep playing. Over and over...