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Why yes, I am looking for Pokestops

I am actually getting out of the house - even out of my yard - to play this. Gary and I pack up the dogs and drive to the village so we can safely walk around to Pokestops and take advantage of lures when they appear. We don't actually fight, just enjoy the collecting aspect, as well as finding interesting places/memorial we'd never noticed before. It is so great to see so many others out and about and the dogs are loving the chance for extra sniffing. It's even worth the cold I managed to catch as I rejoined the world outside of my safety zone. I just wish it was a Pokemon I could transfer to the Professor for candy instead of the sniffling/coughing/bleary-eyed reality. ;-D

We've also been gardening - another of Gary's ploys to get me off the couch and outside. I have a video of the results so far at https://youtu.be/SDpp_Bc75xw if you'd like to see.

Molly and Tessa really enjoy the extra time they get outside with us.


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When I'm not playing Pokemon Go, I am building DWGville in SimCity BuildIt, fighting off invasions in SkyForge, and battling comic book villains in DC Universe Online, all while watching various and sundry Netflix offerings. It's great pain management (need more input) but means there's not a lot of writing/artwork going on. I open and close files in fits and starts, but it's just not happening. *shrug*

I have been enjoying the 100 Days of Happy entries appearing on my flist and am considering joining in. Perhaps it'll nudge me to be creative. Maybe. We'll see.


Crossposted from Dreamwidth. http://danceswithgary.dreamwidth.org/486143.html

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sgamadison
Jul. 25th, 2016 08:36 pm (UTC)
*grins* I play Pokemon go when walking the dogs. Today I hatched two eggs, caught a bunch of stuff, and evolved a bunch of catches. Bumped myself up to Level 9. :D I've tried fighting at a gym, lost badly, but know where I went wrong.

The funny thing is, I'm not a gamer, but this has really caught me. I suspect I'll tire of it eventually, but for now I'm having fun.

Glad you're getting out, and glad you're enjoying the Happy Days posts--me too!
danceswithgary
Jul. 26th, 2016 02:23 pm (UTC)
My only battle at a gym was also a dismal failure. Not sure I'll try again before level 11 (or level 200). The best part is when you find a new one to add to the Pokedex. Makes the sweat and wheezing worthwhile. :-P
sgamadison
Jul. 26th, 2016 05:38 pm (UTC)
Yes! I never meant to fight anything--I accidentally got into a battle because I didn't know I was at a gym or that the strength of the Pokemon made a difference. I've got a Raticate that's something like 347 now--but the guys at the local gym have Pokemons around 900 or so! I don't see myself getting that into it. :-)

But I am having fun right now!
ctbn60
Jul. 25th, 2016 11:51 pm (UTC)
I LOVE it. I'm having fun collecting too. I stay out of the gym after I almost killed two of my pokies...lol
danceswithgary
Jul. 26th, 2016 02:26 pm (UTC)
A couple of mine were close to dead too. Thank goodness for potions!

I think this it so amazing how this game is spanning the generations. I'm used to being the very rare grumpy old lady in the other games we play, now I see so many of all ages around me having fun. \o/
sgamadison
Jul. 26th, 2016 05:39 pm (UTC)
I think this it so amazing how this game is spanning the generations. I'm used to being the very rare grumpy old lady in the other games we play, now I see so many of all ages around me having fun. \o/

THIS. Particularly right now, when everyone seems so angry.
ctbn60
Jul. 27th, 2016 12:14 am (UTC)
From kids to grandmas! I'm having a blast!
timespirt
Jul. 26th, 2016 04:48 am (UTC)
Just be careful playing hon. It's not always safe these days.

You have a beautiful garden hon and a huge yard.
danceswithgary
Jul. 26th, 2016 02:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the warning. I don't go out alone and we live in the outer edge of suburbia, so I'm pretty safe.

We do have a nice big yard and that's just the back in the video. There's just as big an area in the front, But I restrict the dogs to the back where I can keep an eye on them. I'll have to show off the botanical garden in the front next time.
timespirt
Jul. 26th, 2016 10:56 pm (UTC)
Oh, I would love to see the botanical garden. "HUGS"
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