January 30, 2008
There goes an afternoon
You can thank Lene.
Flight of the hamsters. Nothing to do with knitting, but oddly compelling none the less.
(PS. My personal high score is 455ft. 633!!! I'm stopping now. I think.) Actually, could someone please come shut my power off? Thanks.)
Posted by Stephanie at January 30, 2008 2:25 PM
Excellent, I need some time wasters now while I finish out my last few days at this job...
Can't get it to load - I think you have blown their fuse for them!
too funny...must be careful to not giggle too loudly, working you know!
could've used this as an extra smile today - of course I'm sure you've gotten the word out....
Good gravy I can see how that can become addicting. If I didn't have to pee I would play for hours....laughing and having a full bladder just don't mix.
Mine simply went splat. I got zero. I think I don't want to do better than that.
Should I be grateful it won't load? "Pro-crast-in-aa-aa-tion is putting off work!" (sing to "Anticipation")
--A fellow writer, or should-be writer
Ok, can't stay and write, must go play!
I think you blew the fuse on them - or there are already hundreds of Harlot readers playing! I'll take my time and check in later. sounds very intriguing!!!
Oh, thank God it won't load. 'Cuz I don't need any more distractions from checking email, clicking on you to see if you've posted yet, checking email again, making sure the phone is working...
I'm so not clicking on this! I'm busy trying to finish some socks and I am SO..not clicking on that link. I am so NOT cl... ah, damn.
HA! you've single handedly exploded the hamsters' site. they'll never know what hit them
Adorable! I love it! So much for being productive today...
This would be WAY funnier if they were urban grey squirrels rather than hamsters.
That's very addictive... better get back to it! :)
Hahahahahah awesome. And leanne is right, I think you've Harlotized their site because it took a loooong time to load. Thanks for sharing! =)
That one is also quite addicting... and weather appropriate hehe
OMG, you just made me crack up at work! That game is hilarious!
Oh, this is absolutely fabulous. Love the music! Can't stop....
Mine also went splat. Twice. Fuhgeddaboutit.
You and Lene are very warped women......
I guess that's why I like you!
Eeek, I can't get to it at work (yet I can get to your blog)!! Can't wait to get home and play.
Thanks that was fun but I have to get back to work maybe this evening I'll try again.
If I could reach you
I would hurt you.
I think you Harlotted them.
I would have been addicted but my 2 year old kicked me off and got addicted himself.
Then it broke.
Nice....the power of the harlot has crashed the little hamster site..... ;0)
I dont *dare* show this to my husband. One of us being totally unproductive this afternoon is enough, and he eats this stuff up with a spoon. Thanks a lot, Lene!
Rams? I can, and I've got it covered.
I love it! I'm up to 204 feet, and I think I'm getting the hang of it now. (I love it when the littel hamster voices cheer after achieving a "0" score!)
hmph. I don't get it. Should I hit the hamster with the pillow? Catch it? Or merely boggle that the hamster has goggles?
Knitting doesn't involve hamsters and I've just been pleaded for socks by a co-worker...my plan to take over the office with yarn has begun!
Strike that -- it's 333 feet now!!
Okay, harlot, fess up...you're really picturing a fleece-thieving squirrel instead of hampsters!
Single shot, or cumulative?
I'm checking this out as soon as the server will let me - seems everyone else is checking it out too!
I kept getting zero :-(
Try Penguin batting at http://www.yetisports.org/ - it's very addictive
I can't do this kind of crap. I killed five hamsters in a row within seconds after they were out the gate. My 10 year old daughter thinks I am a hopeless relic.
Yeah, well OK, but can she do a K3togTBL? Or follow a complicated fair isle chart? Or turn a heel without looking? No, I didn't think so.
Wow! I never knew I had such a talent for killing hamsters.
OMG..."Flight of the Valkries!" Too funny...and I have a writing deadline I'm supposed to be meeting; thanks bunches Steph! :p
Is this the same person who gave you the schedule for Christmas knitting? So why's she giving you this sort of thing when you haven't finished the Christmas knitting?
I'm sending this game to DH. He'll love it.
Evil. You're totally evil. My kids are home from school today and now they're plastered to my side watching me kill hamsters.
It won't load! It's been "harlotted"! heh.
Ok, I love the panicked flailing on the way down, and fact that after the hamsters bury themselves in the earth they pop up with this tremendous grin on their little hamster faces.
(I also like the way you amended your blog post to reflect your new high score. If you get above 1000 today, though, we'll know you didn't get any real work done.)
Oh great - another time waster!
Bad girl, Stephanie!!! Bad, bad girl!!!
My children tell me this game also is available on the Cartoon Network Web site, if this linked site can't take the pressure of knitting gamers.
I am SO bad at this kind of game; after splatting two hamsters I was overcome with guilt, shame and woe and went back to Neopia. THOSE guys are more durable....
OMG I finally got 95 points. So much for my lunch break at work!
The hamsters have nothing to fear from me. Tried it, sucked at it, tried it again, same result. I am in the hopeless relic catagory and darn proud of it...
ohhhhh, a rest for my knitting fingers
just as compelling- freerice.com
I only have one thing to say.
Now I have my revenge.
this is the most awful gme. I can't get the hamster to glide at all.
It's very hard to click on the rockets and rollerballs when the tears are streaming down my face since I'm laughing so hard it's become difficult to breathe! That was incredibly funny. Thank you. I will admit I'm no where near as talented as you; obviously, I need much more practice and/or another bottle of wine!
Anybody checked out freerice.com? A whole different sort of time waster -- no gore, but no guilt either.
Oh, that's cute! Off to email my daughter about it.
Don't you know better by now than to click on her links?
(Your comment ID fields have forgotten me again. Glad to see everything's back to normal.)
hahaha No wonder you want to send those little critters into oblivion. They make me think of the squirels! It's great snowy day to knit and after sending one of those rodents 28ft I'm off to do just that . Good laugh, thank you .
Oh that's evil. Much needed evil.
I'm so glad the hammies smile after I've splatted them so badly!!! Fun game! Thanks Lene! Gotta turn off the sound so DH doesn't come to see and take over the 'puter! Going back to splatting hammies....
My stepson introduced me to the time-suckage that is this game. Way too fun for something so simple.
I am truly feeble at this! My best score so far is 23ft!
I'm going to have to spend the entire day practising before my teenager gets home and I lose all street cred forever.
That's okay. I don't really need this job anyway. Thanks. Really.
Dang... I suck. I've been playing for like half an hour now and you know what my consistent score is? 0. A big fat 0. I think the game needs to be renamed Splat-A-Hamster or something.
yee-ha!! i got a whole 74 feet. what a riot! now i have to go back and figure this thing out!
Holy Smokes. Add me to the list of writers dealing with a deadline by launching hamsters. 214 feet. I'm not showing this to teacher-boy DH until he's finished entering his midterm grades.
so funny, about the power. i remember my kids playing that game.. so fun!
And me with stuff to do. . . it's like a deadly combination of nicotine and chocolate!!!
ha ha ha
This one is fun, and super-addictive: http://paper-toss.freeonlinegames.com/
Despite your advice and my being 24 years old (fully within the technological age and should be completely capable to thwart you all at this game)....I still stink.
My yarn does not mock me so; why must the hamsters rub it in??
This is so wrong and so addicting . . . .
I giggled the whole time I did the game. What a riot! My personal best after two games was 121ft in a single jump. We'll not discuss the several 0 ft's I got.
I was going to brag about my 541 score, but you bested me first! I love this game!
Awesome! I love it!
Hopefully once I get my new glasses, my score will improve. (damned hand-eye coordination!)
Wonderful. Just what I needed. You have now corrupted my entire office. The strains of the Valkyrie song are echoing from all the surrounding cubicles as my co-workers abuse the poor hamsters.
Hah. My longest jump so far is 169. None of them have beaten me yet. . .
Personally I prefer "Huge Manatee." When the eponimous animal flattens you, a solemn voice intones "Oh, the huge manatee!" Get it? hee hee he!
now, get back to purlin'
What fun! I managed to get a total of 459 ft! My normally computer savvy son hasn't figured out how to grab the flight extenders on a regular basis yet, either. I did get them into the stratosphere (the sky turns blue) but that doesn't do much for the distance. Lene's blog had my mouth watering. Can't wait for the book and calendar. Please come to Cleveland, OH for a book signing (or I'll drive to Columbus, if need be.)
Why. Why would you do that to us? WHY???????????? I've only reached 355 feet. Damn you Stephanie Pearl-MePhee. Damn you.
My 5 year old thanks you. Yet another game he kicks his mothers butt at.
However- when he goes to church Sunday, telling everyone "The Harlot" (he'll conveniently leave out the yarn part, of course) showed his mommy a "website" for shooting hamsters... I'm sending them to you. You can explain better than I ever could...
PS- best part? I can totally sit next to him knitting...while he shoots hamsters into the atmosphere--- (which cannot be good for the environment)
I am going to dream of hamsters tonight!
Caroline, the SockPixie
My longest single hamster flight was 131 feet. What's funny is that was the time I put the mouse down mid-flight to answer the phone. Evidently the computer plays better on its own than with me "helping".
Curses! I had forgotten about that game...then I read your blog and there it is. Guess my knitting has been put on hold for awhile...along with housework....home schooling....sleeping.... gee - thanks!
My personal favorite is:
Go ahead. Leave the power on and waste some more time :-)
I find it particularly amusing that the comment number is increasing so gradually today. I have littered the site with corpses.
Yes, www.freerice.com is my game of choice.
As a non native speaker of English I have worked my way up to level 45 and am very proud of it....but...it took me about three sessions to get it that that were not 20 grams of rice that are donated for each right answer.....but 20 grains !
I couldn't load the hamsters either....so I did a bit of freerice....it's for a good cause.....that's my excuse....but lunch break is over since 4pm ( 2-4 pm in Mexico ) and it's back to work for me until seven.
This is my problem... the kids got some great puzzle video games for Christmas - I see one, and I have to play - for hours. At the end of the day, no knitting, no work, no dinner - but I did score in the 800s on "virus buster!"
The hamsters are going to come after me; I've killed an alarming number of their brethren. Apparently my eye-hand coordination could use some work.
On my apple laptop WITHOUT a mouse, the first time I managed to actually hit the hamster (took me a bout 7 tries), I got 171 ft. Woot!!
I wonder how well I can do with a mouse??
It's the soundtrack that has me hooked. (By the way, my youngest saw me playing and asked for a turn. On his first try he out-launched me by 63 feet.)
You're totally kicking my butt. I can't figure out how to aim for the random objects, but I did finally figure out the trick to the whole gliding thing. I think.
Also, reminds me of Toss the Haggis, where one tossed a haggis onto a target on the ground. Sadly no longer around, that game rocked.
Damn you! I have papers I have to read and chapters to write!
I don't get it. I don't know how I got one to go 31 feet but I couldn't do again. Back to work.
This was ridiculously hard to do on a laptop without a mouse. Must be why I had to spend half an hour at it before I got up to 160 feet. ;)
MY CHILDREN ARE HUNGRY AND THE DAMN HAMSTER WON'T EVEN GO 100 FEET!!!! AAAHHHHH!!! Oh, I will get you, my little hamsters, just wait until the wee-ones are in bed....who needs sleep?? NOT ME!! *insane laughter*
Now I remember why I don't play many video games...or drive a stick shift.... This whole hand-eye coordination thing just ain't my cuppa tea... LOL
Apparently I'm not destined for Olympic greatness.
Looked like a great game but alas, I'll have to stick to knitting. My timing is way off and I could only get one hamster to launch per session. After about 12 times I had to admit defeat. Perhaps instead of a pillow I need a skein of yarn.
Holy cow!! My top score is 39 feet. And most of the time, my hamster just splats. How on earth did you get 633?!!!!! I can't even hit them with the pillow.
My kids are loving this . . . my 3-year-old outdid me on his first launch! lol
Luckily, I'm too immersed in building my Ravelry stash to be distracted for long. ;o)
Whew that's hard on a laptop! My record is 64 feet.
Ummm... it still counts as family time if the whole family plays together, RIGHT??
Too funny! My record is 311ft!
Just what I needed.. another time waster! I totally suck at it, btw.
I love the KND - wish half the cartoons on tv were as imaginative as this one!
Stephanie---thanks for sharing the hamster game....I think? On the third try I scored 328 and am totally stressed! Now I'm going to finish the second sock of a pair for a friends birthday. I'm wondering if my gauge will be waaay off due to my stress level. Oh well---it was fun in any case.
Thanks a lot !!!!! Now I'll never get anything done. Truly sick but with just the proper twist. If you want more time wasters - try www.popcap.com
That's one of the sickest, and therefore funniest, things I've seen in a long time! Thank you Lene and Stephanie!
Thank you. I'll file that in my "favorites" with the Llama Duck Song and Badger Badger.
I don't understand it, but that has me snortgiggling into my afternoon coffee. Let's hope my students don't walk in...
Too much fun!!! If only I didn't have things to do. Bookmarked for my next free moments (who am I kidding, I'll be playing when I shouldn't be...)
Yeah. Great. Thanks for that.
Just what does it mean that my 5 yo managed to get 239 ft on his 3rd round?
I totally suck at the hamster thing! In the amount of time I spent on it, I could have knit a lot more feet of yarn than I can launch those hamsters! Thanks for the entertainment, though. . . I think.
I can see I'm going to need a lot more practice at this hamster thing. I can't seem to break 105 ft. But there are socks calling my name that I'm really wanting to finish.
Once again, I stand with Rams. He who must write nice things about dead people isn't.
Only if you come and turn mine off first.
Not even going to click. I have already crossed paths with those time-stealing rodents.
You are just evil, evil, evil. My husband heard me cackling down the hallway and had to check it out. Nice to know I've got a game now, too.
I know that as far as these sorts of games go, this is one of the gentlest. But still... what is it but a way of laughing at little animals being heaved into the air, and one more thing that has us spending far too much time on our computers? I'm sure I'm not the only reader who thinks about the range of computer games and their place in society/culture/education. But, scanning the comments so far, I may be the only one willing to comment and to leave myself open to being called a party pooper. Best regards.
Can't seem to get past zero myself. You got to keep your power today? Scattered outages on this side of the lake.
I found "Die Valkyr" to be a bit unsettling as a soundtrack, but it's a very, um, interesting game.
does it make me a bad person that i didn't want to stop until i beat your high score? (i eventually got 757. hopefully you don't have a competitive streak like mine and you won't try to beat that, because i would have to challenge you again and i'm sick of hamster squealing)
my husband and i have been launching hamsters for hours now (thank god for having two laptops and wireless internet... or maybe not... so much else could have been done with those hours). but i finally pulled off 674ft. i think it is time to retire.
I just came back from my father's viewing. We are burying him tomorrow. I needed a laugh in the worst way. Now I'm afraid I won't stop laughing. Thanks.
I managed to get stratospheric but I can't send the little rat any further than 23 feet with one pillow. And let's not mention the long string of zeros!
My best is 267 feet. Thanks for the laugh! Now back to hamster gliding...
I gave all five (six?) hamsters serious back problems by having them land without so much as a click on a pillow. I've decided to let them all recover without any additional friends coming their way. And, I'll admit, I only tried it because Stephanie thought it was fun. Me, not so much - I suppose my distractions come in other forms.
W00t! 605 feet! The Americans are gainin' fast!
Thanks. There goes my bed-time.
Yes, but did you play the giant falling manatee game???
You are an evil woman. So is... Amber! She gave us this:
--this is equally addicting!!!
227. Kept me from knitting
:) I just wasted a good 10 minutes and got 0 ft! I need a teenager to show me how this works.
676. And now I MUST go to bed.
I couldn't get anywhere for laughing my arse off!!
This is all your fault, now my sister is beating me. Gahh. These hamsters do not listen to me very well. !60 high score for me.
I'm so behind with my life right now, I will not even go there. I'm currently in the throes of interstate real estate hell with 2 houses going up for sale this week in 2 different states, and an offer on a house in one of those states, which is not the one where I am, and recovering from getting my mother's house ready to sell in the other state so she can share the new house with us (not full time, TG).
Anyway, just noticed the post title from 2 days ago and, since I was born in Arizona (in Tucson and lived in Sedona as a tyke in the late 50s when it was in the back of beyond) and head off there tomorrow to recouperate, I must point out that dogies is properly pronounced with a long o, so needs only one g. Of course, since your dogies are knitted viniferous grape leaves, you really probably needn't follow the 'rules.'
Hah, I've been playing it for weeks... but you've beat my best score. Maybe I need a faster mouse.
Or maybe I should knit and get a product when I'm done wearing out my wrist.
It's too stressful watching the little hampsters fall and "swim" in the air!
I knew you were a yarn enabler, but this, well, for this I have forsaken my very 1st Rockin Sock club kit in favor of the hampster flinging. Where are my priorities?
Oh great. And I thought you were only dangerous because of the yarn.
Oh my. My poor hamsters - half of them miss the pillow and crash into the earth. I did get one launched into space, though.
I'm 0 for 0. I stink at this game. Have you seen Free Rice? www.freerice.com TOTALLY addicting!
OK...that's gonna be a problem.....
You are evil, woman! I MUST not go back to this site! Don't you know that we serious knitters all have addictive personalities?
Hmph. Hamsters are very hard to hit. Sheep, on the other hand, are much easier. (This will particularly amuse any Terry Pratchett fans in the group- assuming there are any left who've somehow escaped knowing about this.)
As much fun as www.freerice.com.
my hand/eye coordination is crap (17ft) lol thanks for sharing :D
Yeah, I can't even get the pillow to hit mine. Smack, straight into the ground. I'll have to stick to Bloody Pingu; I think I got that penguin up to 976 feet or so the other day.
And thanks - drat, I don't have time to look back - to whoever-the-two are who gave links for the seed and the Pratchett game; gonna try those out much later today! (Hm; maybe it'd work better for me if those hamsters were hedgehogs, and I drank some scumble?)
"...but the hedgehog can never be buggered at all."
if you tell us what kind of
yarn you buy its sold out at webs
i can not play games cause of you
and lene could not get in
the calendar is not out
i will be lucky to get one
from all the preorders
you have been home too long
getting us into all kinds of trouble
this is just the sort of thing that amuses me so much that my husband wonders if I have lost it. Too fun!
How do you get the skateboard to work?!!?!?! WTH? and btw, I totally hate you for this ;)
Does PETA know about this?
Snork. And I thought Chicktionary was wasting my time.
My children thank you. They think the Yarn Lady is so awesome for sharing such fun silliness. (My four year old is the best so far in our family!)
Somebody mentioned Olympics, which leads me to ask an off topic question (which my massage therapist also asked me at my last appointment -- I think she's already worried!).
Will there be "Knitting Olympics" for the 2008 Summer Games?!
Evil! Pure evil! Of course, I had to pass it along, too. Oh my gawsh! Soooo funny. :)
Hey, try this! Also addicting and it is for a good cause. For every word you get right, free rice is donated to needy countries. (Plus I thought it was more fun than the hamster...I never got that figured out.)
I stopped playing video games when the mail-lady came delivering my chablis sock kit... now I can say I'm taking leaf of my senses - wasting the evening away making leaves. It doesn't seem to be just one more round, or finish this section, now it's just one more leaf... and one more, and one more, and one more, well you can see the problem.
This is BAAAAAAAD!!! I have work to do!!!
It is sort of like playing the slot machines. If you can't get higher than a zero, then it probably isn't meant to be and you should walk away from the machine and don't look back! I felt bad for my hamsters as they "splatted" on the ground.
You should all be reported to PETA. :)
Stephanie, we are coming to Canada with our luggage. I am sure you have room in your lovely old house for two more people. Since my husband got "Flight of the Hamsters," he has done nothing else and may lose his job.
P.S. - He says the hamsters look a bit like your toes. LOL
P.P.S. - He only has gotten to 23 feet.
Yep - this one's addictive. Who knew that sending hamsters orbital could be so much fun? (Socks are on stand-by -all three pairs, thanks to this...)
Oh! The programmer should add the following disclaimer:
"No hamsters were harmed in the creation of this game."
Drat you, Lene! I wasted so much time on this!
I'm so glad that I'm not the only one that finds this game wildly amusing! I've gotten to almost 700 feet before (I think it was 682). Sad, but I love that game!
Sent this link to a friend who works for the Canadian government, and this is what I learned: Federal government employees are denied access to Hamster-mania...those who work for small arts organizations funded by the government however...
Evil woman - they are way too cute! And way too entertaining!
I was feeling pretty good about myself today - down a couple of pounds, hair holding it's own, etc. That is until this darn game - I am the worst. I've launch 2 hamsters in a 1/2 hour. Ugh.
Rachel? Denny? Maybe one of you should stop by Chez Harlot. Either she needs to be peeled away from the hamsters or the power needs to be turned on. Either way it's ominously quiet.
Rachel H., please smote the Harlot one for me.
ok. Today my grandson and I wasted an hour launching hamsters. He finally beat you score at 669! Of course my high score is only 352. I need to practice!!
My high schore is 101. lol i need to keep practiing! P.S. That free rice thing is addcting!!
Thanks Stephanie, thanks a lot. First, yarn, then projects, now this?!? I can't handle anymore obsessions!!! :-)
Thanks, I guess. I put off trying this (it took me a couple of tries to get used to the timing), and now I'm trying to make sure that I don't get addicted.
Um, have the leaves have finally gotten to you? Or is it just because hamsters, like squirrels, are rodents? I refuse to click. I remember Pacman rehab. Don't want to do that again.
Oh, god. Did you have to go and use your Harlot powers for evil?
Heh... I LOVE all the game links.. and I play Free Rice daily.. it is on my daily crawl.. I try to donate at least 1000 grains of rice a day.
haha, this game is awesome. Time eating, but awesome.
In keeping with the spirit of today's post, my MIL sent me this:
And you really thought you were going to be able to outwit your fleece-stealing squirrel?
WHY? WHY? What have I done to deserve this?
oh dear.. no post today. do you think the hamsters got her? damn.. they were squirrels after all.
Joe, girls, Ken, anyone?
If our Yarn Harlot is still launching hamsters tomorrow instead of knitting and writing and doing other harlot-normal things, you've got to do an intervention!
I'm serious - this is a BAD THING! Take away her computer and wrap her in roving!
Lives of millions of knitters will be ruined if this does not STOP!!!
I'm going to break the mouse with that game. They are so cute and happy no matter how badly I let them drop to the ground.
For all those who couldn't get in, the original game is at the Cartoon Network site and, if I've done things properly, you should be able to click on my name (below) to get to it.
If not, it's under the Kids Next Door bit.
Enter at your own risk.
How do you use the skateboard? I can't seem to get it to work.... :D I got my whole family playing this game, by the way. =-)
I think I might be rescinding my earlier thank you . . . I've had to do battle with the kids to get time on my own laptop! lol (They don't have a computer with internet access.)
My kids discovered this last year, it's connected with the Kids Next Door cartoon(which is actually quite well done). We've played it for hours on end, laughing hysterically when the hamster gets launched into space. When my eldest son got a real hamster I had to convince him that it would not work the same as the hamsters on the computer.(!!!)
I can't play this without thinking of this Bugs Bunny cartoon. The entire time, I'm singing, "kill the wabbit, kill the wabbit!"
You know, this game has probably kept chemistry from completely melting my brain. Mindless fun is good after learning about enthalpy of vaporization, fusion, and other fun things that will have no bearing on my life.
Btw, how do the skateboards work? I know that they let you glide a bit if you're on the ground, but it works sometimes and not others.
I don't think I'm ever going to thank you for showing me this one.
Stephanie, please will you stop playing Hamsters Go Splat and blog already? Come on! By the bye, I got your Meditations for Women who Knit Too Much yesterday at my LYS. Like you, I can't pass up a good sale ...
Are you pretending they are squirrels?
I hope you're not still playing;)
Man, I'm supposed to be working. Not watching the hamsters go splat! It took me a while to completely understand it all, and I can't figure out the skateboard at all.
It might be more addicting than winding sock yarn . . . :)
Oh Dear.. it is addicting isn't it?
Whatever you do.. don't go to www.find815.com.. you are a Lost fan no?
413 ft in one shot- best total score:1005ft Ha! Beat that! Now if we could make our knitting work the same way...413 ft in one shot would make a pair of socks!
How I remember the "Hamster Days" in our family! I remember children begging, promising to clean the cage(we all know how that turns out),and wearing me down.
Because of this it was a pleasure sending Hamsters rocketing skyward and watching them splat on the ground.
I did get the hang of it finally-and I am sorry to report that no hamsters were hurt in the playing of this game.
We had Hedgehogs too!! Dear God, what was I thinking???
oh gee thanks ... i wasted away about two hours playing that silly game yesterday. btw, you are way better at it than i am. i only got up to about 200 feet! :(
Excellent. Another time waster for my day. I've sent this to all my coworkers. Reached over 400 this morning.
Okay, I showed my eight year old and he knows exactly what cartoon it came from.....something called "Kids Next Door"? Well we were all in hysterics.
My new record is 500!!!!!!! I wish I had just let the link go, but now 24 wasted hours later, I reached my goal!
Well, my son and I are hooked on Flight of the Hamsters. He absolutely LOVES it (and for a 5.5 year old, has beaten me hands down already!). His high score so far is 634 and mine is a measely 212.
My seven-year-old is also quite the pro at this hamster thing -- he made it to 647 ft while I remain in the double digits.
Sheesh! I can't get any work done! I love this game! My highest score was 360... But I need to try and get more. Tonight I went into the deepest space I've ever been in.. up and up and up he went. I think we should get to count the "up" feet!
I've been playing this crazy hamster game for 4 days now and can't get a score higher than 284!!! I just can't figure out what's wrong with my technique.
Jo: Wool Revival and Ewe Asked For It are also VERY nice yarn shops in Edmonton; if you have a few days in the city before heading to Athabasca, I strongly advise you to get acquainted with Wool Revival in particular, then you will be able to phone in, and keep the ties strong --- see you there one day?