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Ingress and Christmas Lights 
20th-Dec-2015 11:39 pm
It was a beautiful, clear, and relatively warm December day today. While Katie was at a cookie party at a friend's house and Julie was playing Minecraft, I took advantage of the opportunity to head out and play some Ingress, heading to a local park and blowing up the little froggie fields there that were getting in my way. Then I picked up Katie from her friend's house, delaying to have a nice discussion of football and comic books with her friend's father, the latter prompted by my seeing a copy of BackIssue sitting on a chair, this being a magazine that only serious comic geeks read. :)

After dinner, we went out to look at Christmas lights. We went first to the display in central Arlington Heights where I did a bit more Ingressing, throwing the last field necessary for silver Mind Controller, then glyph hacking just enough to grab the gold badge for the latter. And the lights were very pretty.

Then we went prospecting for more pretty lights in the nearby neighborhoods. Much to our surprise, we tripped over an animated display with FM radio accompaniment on Haddow just a little south of Euclid. This was the first time we'd run into this sort of coordinated display and we enjoyed it a lot.

But eventually, it was time to head home. :)
21st-Dec-2015 03:52 pm (UTC)
Oooh... you got gold Translator? Congratulations!

I need 177 more glyph-hacking points for that one. Maaaaaaybe tomorrow while I'm on station all day w/ a hack modded L8 portal at my disposal.

21st-Dec-2015 04:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It helps to have places like Prairie Lakes where I can commonly get in a bunch of L5 hacks in short order. :)

Good luck with your hacking tomorrow!
22nd-Dec-2015 04:39 am (UTC)
Portal distribution makes a big difference, doesn't it. At home there are walks in which I can visit ten or so without too much trouble, but finding fifteen in one go would take a bit of planning and several miles of walking. My present location, however, is rather less well covered, though I did manage to get some hacking done yesterday while visiting my mother in hospital. (All links to Ingress Intel Map, and will probably need an Ingress ID login.)
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