This blog currently serves as a journal of what one particular community member, Uriel Fury, has been doing. The journal is updated infrequently. This journal is for friends, family, community members to know what we've been up to at a glance. It might also help us when it comes time for portfolio evaluations.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

April 15th - June 2nd, 2013

**I couldn't finish the last update before we went out of town, so I just extended it to after we got back home for our Pacific Northwest Adventure!**

Watched
Netflix - Ed, Edd, Eddy; MAD, Futurama, iCarly, Psych, Prototype This, Camp Lazlo!, ParaNorman (movie), WordGirl, Secret Mountain Fort Awesome, Dexter's Laboratory, Bones, SquidGirl, Scooby Doo, Soul Eater, Radio Rebel (movie), World of Quest, Destroy Build Destroy, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Problem Solverz, Regular Show, Powerpuff Girls, Dude What Would Happen?, Hoodwinked 2 (movie), Generator Rex, Suite Life on Deck, A.N.T. Farm, Beakman's World, Cowder, Johnny Test, Amazing World of Gumball, Regular Show, Mythbusters

YouTube - Aperture R & D, Homestar Runner/Strongbad Emails, Minecraft MODs, Peanut Butter Gamer, CupQuake, Press Heart to Continue, Minecraft Tutorial: Survive and Thrive II

Let's Play videos - Crashtastic, Castlevania, Castlevania II, Starseed Pilgrim, Happy Wheels, Westerado, Assassin's Creed II (W playing), Plants vs. Zombies, Archon, Minecraft, Bio-Shock 2, Terraria, Jumpman, Surgeon Simulator, Portal, A Virus Named T.O.M., SimCity, Pokémon, Binding of Isaac, Grow Maze, Sushi Cat, Armadillo Run, iSketch

Web Series - Vsauce, Minute Physics, Mind Blow, Game Theory, Lore in a Minute, Yogscast, Yogslab, Super Mari Fun Time, Smosh Pit Weekly, Fast Facts, Iron Gamer, AsapScience, Vlogbrothers, Smosh, Nerd(3), Indie Statik, Did You Know Gaming?, The Best EVER!, Crash Course (Chemistry Playlist)


Played
3DS - WarioWare D.I.Y., Scribblenauts Unlimited, Crashmo, Face Raiders

PS3 - Little Big Planet 2

iPad - G Variations, TonePad, SingingFingers, Angry Birds Star Wars, Fruit Ninja HD, Doodle Hangman Forever, Spin & Win, Scrabble (he beat me!)

Computer - Minecraft, Minecraft on various private & public servers (mainly w/ other unschoolers from around the world)

Online - Whizzball

Table Top - Family Fluxx, Cthulhu Fluxx, Ghooost!

Various arcade games at Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade in Portland, OR
E beats me again. Barely ;-)
Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade. E kicked W's ass in Pac Man.
Lots of unschoolers playing Minecraft together at #LiG2013
Fluxx: Our new family game night game of choice!
Read
Magazines - Game Informer, Ask!, LEGO Club + LEGO Star Wars comic,

Books - World of Archie Digest #1, Spongebob Comics: Freestyle Funnies, Adventure Time Free Comic Book Day #1, Diary of a Zombie Kid #1, Adventure Time #1, #2, #3,

Other - Notes, Plans, & Schematics; USA map, local maps (Vancouver, WA; Seattle, WA; Portland, OR), menus 

Researched
Ambigrams
Etymology of the word 'glitch'
Current exchange rates for USD/Japanese Yen
How many colours are there?
YouTube, Internet, Google, WWW, and TimBL (creator of WWW)
E made an Ambigram of  his Internet handle, urielfury
Discussed
Herb vs. herb (and other silent/not silent 'H' words)
Preparing for vacation to Pacific Northwest & LIFE is Good Unschooling Conference
Accents
Magnolia trees

Wrote
Notes, plans, & schematics
Spongebob MAD Libs
Spongebob MAD Lib
Listened
Climax Blues (album), by Red Lauan Tree (William's music project)
Music made with iPad apps

Created/Built
LBP2 - character creation and level design

D.I.Y. - microgames and music for microgames

MC - made a computer, Connect Four, and a little roller coaster (look for the video of it at the bottom of post)

Levels in Crashmo

Music using iPad apps

Button Pins and Perler bead iron Minecraft sword @ Little House, Big Art

Artist Trading Cards

Board games
Perler bead sword and buttons 
Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) E made
Another ATC that E made (Chemistry of course!)
E making board games at LiG2013
Giant creeper face E made in Minecraft
Connect Four E made in Minecraft using sand & gravel
Went/Community
Pittsburgh:
Oh Yeah! Ice Cream and Waffles
Burger King
Little House, Big Art
Duncan Comics
CSA pick-up
Kristilee's homewarming party
Naked Geometry (& friends) Art Party!

Travel:
Pittsburgh International Airport
Atlanta-Hartford International Airport, Atlanta, GA
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Seatac, WA
Hampton Inn, Seatac, WA
Hilton Vancouver Convention Center, Vancouver, WA
Detroit Metropolitan-Wayne County Airport, Detroit, MI

Seattle, WA:
13 Coins
Stumptown Coffee
Bauhaus Coffee
The Hurricane Cafe
Driving tour of places W lived & hung out in Seattle
Chinatown, Seattle, WA
Space Needle
Pike Place Markets
Monorail
Taco Time
Masae's Teryaki
Erin's house (our friend & fellow unschoolers)
Los Tinos Mexican Restaurant
Uwajimaya (Renton, WA -- pan-Asian grocery store)
99 Ranch Market (Kent, WA -- pan-Asian grocery store)
Looking out at Seattle from the top of the Space Needle
Portland, OR:
Faith's house (our friend & fellow unschoolers)
Voodoo Doughnut
Powell's City of Books
Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade
Robyn's house (William's friend)
Guardian Games (game shop)

Vancouver, WA:
Fred Meyer
Wash World
Life is Good Unschooling Conference
Esther Short Park
Tiger's Garden Laotian and Thai Cuisine

PICTURES from our trip to the Pacific Northwest and Life is Good Unschooling Conference can be found HERE

Health/PE/Safety
Airport & plane safety
LOTS of walking
Swimming
Grocery list making
Adventures in hotel room cooking

Other
12th Annual Free Comic Book Day

Digging gems, rocks, & fossils out of clay and classifying them

Life is Good Unschooling Conference - Registration, Opening/welcoming speech, MinecraftMania!, Artist Trading Cards, Make Your Own Board Games, More Minecraft, and general mingling and hanging out.
E, flexing his geology muscles
Quotable
E: Awesome [hotel] room? The awesome room would be in space, with robot servants, and I could jump in zero gravity.
M: Um, yeah, I don't think they offer that as part of the programme at the 2013 LIFE is Good Unschooling Conference.

M: whatevs
E: ... [blink] ... never say that again. please, mum.

"It's an unschooling conference: anything could happen!"

E: What do you call a 2 foot tall psychic who just escaped prison?
M: I haven't a clue.
E: A small medium at large.