Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Fact of the Day: Atacama Snow

Despite being the driest non-polar desert in the world and having average daily temperatures reach over 100 F (37.77C), in 2011 the Atacama desert in South America had snow when an extremely cold front from Antarctica went into their direction.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Photo: Daisy and Emma

My wife's childhood friend Emma from their days in Minnesota found this old picture of my wife Daisy when she was a little girl. Emma actually now lives in Kurayoshi, Japan, if I remember right I think she teaches English there. 

Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo Switch) Review

 Personally, I don't think video game got really good until the NES days. Atari was cool for its time but when their primitive hardware and lousy games crashed the industry, it really showed their true colors. Mario had always been leading the way for great games, and is part of the childhood of many people these days. However since the mid-90's, we've only had a few true 3D Mario games; Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, Super Mario Galaxy, and Super Mario Galaxy 2. It has been seven years since our last true Mario game in 3D, so did it meet the hype? 

Fact of the Day: Quebec 1995 Vote

While the subject of Quebec staying or leaving Canada is still a major issue in the province, in 1995 Quebec voted on whether its citizens agreed on the issue or not. Quebec citizens were pretty much split on the issue. After a very large voter turnout, they had a "No" vote on whether to leave Canada pass by a just a small percentage. 

Monday, November 20, 2017

Photo: McDonald's Dinner on Lunch Break

Daisy stayed at her parents one day since I work right near their house. I picked her up that day and we went to McDonald's while I was on lunch break at work.