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It's a geographical guessing game that drops you into a location somewhere on Earth, using Google street maps, and lets you try to figure out where you are. You can navigate up and down the roads, turn around and zoom in to check out your surroundings. You get five chances to guess five different places and then the game ends and you see your score and a map of your guesses. Warning, it's addictive.
There seem to be two ways to play: look around a little, check out the trees, the buildings, the language on the signs and take a wild guess whether you're in Norway or Madagascar or New Zealand.
The video says DocWatson and Leo Kottke and that part, the second half, is fine. No flies on Leo Kottke. But listen to the fiddle solo by the great Johnny Gimble in "Just a Little Lovin'". He owns that fiddle.
We signed up for the premium subscription last weekend and have been watching the Red Sox for the past few nights by plugging a computer into the TV. So far, so good. The picture's a little jumpy sometimes, and it's a pain not to be able to use a remote, and the game seems to quit on us at least once each night and needs to be started over. All the same, the HD feed is pretty darned good on the whole, and it's great to be able to choose between NESN or the other team's broadcast (you know which one Dad likes better) or even the radio, and we were able to watch the archived version of a blacked-out game the other night. Also, the Red Sox are considerably more gratifying to watch than I would have suspected after all of last fall's mayhem. So, I guess it's another season of hope and frustration and aggravation and gratification and who knows what else. To solve the remote problem, we have ordered a Roku 3, which should get here in a week or so. Slowly but surely, the Murphies are dragged into the 21st century . . .
Four months ago Monday, Grandma Frey.
Five years ago today, Panda.
Two years ago tomorrow, Grandpa Frey.
I know we've had this blog format since 2005 and it's really cutting edge and all, but are there other designs for the blog we can try? I'm wondering if a different format might allow us to post videos from youtube without them getting cropped. I'd try some new settings but I can't find the option anywhere - maybe only certain people can do it?
On Saturday night from 7 to 8 p.m., Dad and Jenni will be streaming on wrcufm.com with highlights from their most recent appearance with the Local Music Project at the Colgate Inn. SO worth hearing: just click on the link at the right time, and you won't miss it.
I just found this, taken (obviously) on Christmas morning, with soundtrack by Dad. It's hard to tell whether Luke or Jamie is having more fun! Catch the little bursts of dancing that Jamie can't resist now and then.