Sunday, October 07, 2007

Happy Mystery Letterbox Day!

You forgot about it, didn't you? Yeah, I know, so did I. It's even right there on my letterboxing calendar. With the big update, I spent the week before preparing it for the The Big Day, then the week after it fixing all the bugs I introduced. Alas, a week later, and I'm still fixing the bugs. They're definitely not as common or easy to find as that first day the update was in place, though!

Here in Seattle, the weather was perfect for mysteries. Dark, ominous clouds. A pattern of rain at times. I walked around Alki in search of submarines, but alas, found none. At least, not THIS time....

On another note, as of THIS MINUTE, 8:37pm according to the clock on my computer (which does tend to run a bit slow, I might add), a total of 488 people have cast their votes in the Voting Booth. I don't really expect any changes in the results at this point, but I've decided to leave the booth open until the end of the holiday weekend to make sure everyone gets a chance to make their opinion heard. I will also be freezing the accounts of all 36 people who want to see me in the dunk tank. (Just kidding! Or am I...? *wink*)

Anyhow, hope you're all enjoying your holiday weekend, assuming it is a holiday where you are, and assuming you have a three day weekend to enjoy it. Also assuming, of course, there's something to enjoy. =) I for one, am happy to report, that I finally listed my boxes that I planted way back in August. Now if I can just get around to listing that Portland box I planted way back in... I think it was July. Been so long, I forget now. One of these days....

In other news, I'm feeling a bit burnt out working on Atlas Quest, so I think I'll spend more time during the next month writing that epic Appalachian Trail book I started a year or two ago. The rough draft is already more than half done! Not to worry--I'll still be checking AQ mail, fixing bugs that turn up, and making a few minor improvements here and there. But I want to spent at least half my "working time" on the book project and take a break from Atlas Quest.

Speaking of those minor improvements, did anyone who attended an event this weekend notice the latest one I put in place late last night? =) It's one of those minor changes that you wouldn't know about unless you attended an event, though. I've been waiting ALL DAY for someone to comment on it, but alas, not a peep that I could find. Oh, well--it IS a minor update. I'm just surprised because there's been much more minor updates that you sharp-eyed folks point out, I find it surprising that nobody commented on this one. =)

Anyhow, hope all is going well, and it's time for me to eat some dinner and watch Desperate Housewives. It's a terrible vice I have. *shaking head*

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

got me courious about the event thing........going to one this coming weekend...better go check it out:)

Anonymous said...

i'm back.........is it the upload photos and view album?????
remember i am going to my first event this weekend......so haven't seen these before.

peace balance said...

Go ahead take a break u deserve it, hell get out and box a little. Like to see the book are excerpts out anywhere. Oh by the way got a mystery planted last minute today.

pre said...

I didn't forget! :-)

preboxed

Nitrocat said...

This weekend was my first event so I don't know if this is new or not, but I absolutely loved how easy it was to record all of the exchanges for that day!
I also liked the way the PT's and event boxes disappeared from the list after you recorded your find. That made it really easy to keep track of what you had left to do.
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Ah, you take the dunk tank thing too much to heart. It's like seeing your favorite teacher up there or a parent. It is only done with love.

Curious Cat said...

I guess I missed Mystery Letterbox Day... I didn't know we had a Mystery Letterbox Day. Is there a calendar on AQ that I should be checking? Just curious...

>^..^<

Anonymous said...

might it possible be the move of exchanges from profile to logbook? Love the changes I've seen so far. Ryan, this is a labor of love for you and it shows! Enjoy your time "away". Can't wait to see that book!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe there are only 36 of us that voted for the dunk tank! Don't worry, Ryan - I can't throw, so you'd stay dry!

naturegirl oo said...

it's just cuz I like to see anyone in a dunk tank!!