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Pokemon Go has come out

...I'll see you once I've caught them all.

(No, but seriously, I've walked more today than I normally do except at a con or birding. And I've caught a bunch, too!)

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I just got back from vacation....I have to work extra this week. But this weekend in SF, hoo nelly, I'm gonna catch me some water types!

There is a post about that from NASA.
Check Tumblr. LOL.

A friend has a pokemon gym inside his workplace. He works at the Federal Reserve.

In Darwin, Australia, there's a collection station located in a police station. So many people have been wandering into the building, that the police released a warning/press statement. "You don't actually have to come inside to get the stuff in the game. Please look both ways before crossing the street."

They'd better check the cellars for underpants gnomes, too!

One of my coworkers was delighted to find a gym defended only by a 36 CP Caterpie.

Then he tried to get to it, and learned that it was ALSO defended by armed guards. Oops.

I would ask, "How old are you?", but then you would answer "12!", and i would have nothing to respond with. Hey, getting out of the house and moving sounds like a not bad thing.

I'm 39, and Kevin's in his mid-forties! And you shall not Pokeshame me!

My daughter caught 2 today but it was too hot to continue to walk. The plan is either early morning or late at night as long as they're not too far off our street.



It's kind of--if I had a pokemon type, it would be the fire pokemon and instead I have all these flying types and water types basically rolling up to me and being all "'sup?" and I'm all "well, I'll catch you BUT YOU ARE NOT WHAT I IDENTIFY WITH."

My dog is ECSTATIC about pokemon go, because it's really cold and usually I would give her the bare minimum of a walk, but now I'm prepared to wander more.

Pidgeys and Rattatas and Weedles here. And quite a lot of Venonants But I am Bug, Flying & Grass, so I don't mind...

From what we can tell, they've imported a bunch of sites from Ingress, which is a pretty cool collaboration. My son and his girlfriend (age 15 and 16) spent the afternoon collecting Pokemon in the neighborhood park, but they drew the line at knocking on people's doors to get the Pokemon inside their houses. I bet there will be bolder kids out there, though, doing just that.

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Absolutely. We're having amusing conversations these days. As we drove home this afternoon, after he'd collected five pokemon that had appeared on the dashboard of my car, my son asked, "Can we stop by the Buddhist... church?... to get more poke-balls?"

My fiance tells me that yesterday afternoon, two kids knocked on our door and asked politely if they could go into our backyard to catch a pokemon that was there.

So, kids are learning manners as well as getting exercise? This game is sounding better and better.

That's cute. Backyards are super-deep in parts of my neighborhood, and some pokemon are spawning in backyards that we can't get close enough to on the street. It's tempting enough that I briefly considered asking to go into a backyard. XD I'll get another chance, I'm sure.

We've got one in the building where I work. There's a contract post office on the first floor, so my co-worker walked to the end of the 2nd floor hallway to catch it on his break. (Players only need to get within 20 feet of the point to collect/catch one.) My cube-mate is ecstatic. He spent the better part of two years updating our university's campus map with all sorts of GIS data then getting Google Maps to take it and update their records. We have a lot of Pokemon at Kansas State University as a result. (the game uses google maps for placement.) My co-worker is a very happy man.

Ursula, the university's botanical garden/insect zoo has a lot of Pokemon living in it. If you and Kevin are going to world con this year, it's only a three hour drive from Kansas City.

alas! Not this year. But we hope to get out there again someday...

I'm so excited! :D I never played Pokemon before, but now it's on a device I actually have, I can thingummy thingummy cultural touchstone! ^_^ Thanks for the heads-up. :D

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My calves are still hamburger after con, I won't be doing much extended walking. (Besides, I don't have any devices it'll run on. ;__;)

I've been following your Pokemon Go adventures on twitter with some bemusement, as I know next to nothing about it. And when you tweeted "Never seen a Snout before," I assumed it was some kind of Poke-thing, before I realized, no, that one was a real life insect.

It's been the best thing for me, honestly, because I have depression and a back injury, so I'm really limited in how much exercise I can do, and it's hard to get motivated to go for a walk when there's not a lot to see.

There are now three Gyms a 15 minute walk (well, amble) from my place, with a bunch of PokeStops on the way, and the other afternoon when it wasn't raining (Melbourne, Australia, winter) I went out for 45 minutes and it was very enjoyable.

Me too! I've been out and about in my neighborhood. It's so much fun! I hit my daily step goal without even realizing it. And I made two excursions today before breakfast (but after coffee, of course). It's addicting!

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