Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

January 2, 2009

My First "First"

For the first time in my life, I've come in First Place at something. Usually, if I win at all, it's second place. Always second place. It's sort of become a joke.

I've been playing a really fun game on Facebook, called "Hatchlings". I've gotten Kris, Jaime and Susan into it a bit too. For the past few rounds I've played, since April, I've always been in second place. No matter how fast I hunted, I could never catch up to the person who was always in first.

Last month, I noticed that she was gone from my network and I was in first place in the Tacoma Network. I sent her a message and she said she had changed to the Seattle network b/c she had more friends up there, which left me in first place. Yesterday, before the game reset at 4 pm, I was on a mad dash to get to 20,000 total eggs found since the round began on October 1. Last night, Brad issued the Certificates. I also came in 674th place, overall, which isn't bad considering that there are 729,310 people who have the game installed and half that number are active players. Yay Me!
This was the most fun round yet, with tons and tons of surprises and fun, starting with the Halloween eggs. Here's a small sampling of the 55 total "special edition" eggs that were released.

This one hatched into Frankenstein.


One of my FAVE designs of all time.
It hatched into a Siamese cat.



But if you named the Hatchling, "dog", this is what happened to the cat.
This egg hatched into one of three designs: a witch, a vampire and a skeleton.


This is the Golden Donor Egg, available for players who had either filled out offers thru the Hatchlings sponsors or donated towards the cost of the new servers, something I did.
On Election Day, we got hatchable Democrat Donkeys and Republican Elephants, plus this non-hatchable Vote egg.
This was the one released for Veterans/Remembrance Day. It doesn't hatch either.
Next we were treated to the koi eggs, one per day, for a week.
Then the burger eggs began showing up too. If you feed them to your hatchling pet, it maximizes its' happiness.
Thanksgiving saw the release of a plain pumpkin that hatched into a male or female pilgrim, and this corn egg that hatched into male or female Native Americans.

And a turkey of course.
We were next treated to the snowfamily eggs, that showed up one per day, for 7 days again.



This reindeer is soooo cute.

Then Brad really turned on the juice, releasing the 12 days of Christmas eggs. Brad was very creative, in making up the egg designs. The rotary dial phone for "four calling birds" had everyone in hysterics. The Milkmaid egg hatched into 8 different maid/cow designs. My fave is the leaping lord frog.
There were also the present eggs, that didn't hatch until Christmas Day.........into an adorable puppy.We finished off the round with the baby new year eggs, pink and blue, which hatched into either Caucasion or African American boy and girl babies.

The next round just started last night and I am hanging back so that a new friend in my network, who came in second, has a shot at first place, so I'm trying to say one egg behind her.
So now you know why I abandoned my blog over the last few months. Maybe some people will see it as a colossal waste of time, but I had a great time and a lot of laughs with my fellow players.

19 comments:

  1. Congratulations!

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  2. Congrats though I have no idea what you are talking about but first place is first place. and you achieved your goal. Yah.

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  3. Thanks BASRIC. It's a very fun and addictive game.

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  4. Congratulations JoJo!!

    You deserve first prize for patience too :-D

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  5. Well done! NOW GET BACK TO BLOGGING!

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  6. Congrats Jojo! I know Susan has been stealing eggs from me...

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  7. kathleen1:31 PM

    I'm stuck in second for my uni's network. UGH.

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  8. I have no idea what you just said, but I'm still happy for you all the same ;0)

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  9. yeah, yeah, thanx for dragging me into your obsession!!!
    LOL

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  10. I have no idea what you're talking about, Facebook still confuses me a lot. I tried going there more often, but it's just not working for me, I don't get it :-P
    Anyway, congrats, and the important thing is that you're having fun.
    xxx

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  11. I TOLD MY DAUGHTER ABOUT IT...AND NOW SHE IS HOOKED SHE HIT 2000 EGGS IN TWO DAYS, I HAVE CREATED A MONSTER. SHE HAS NOT CHOSEN A COMMUNITY TO BELONG TO. CAN YOU SAY ADDICTIVE.

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  12. Eliza - Thanks! It feels good to be in first place for once.

    Val - I've been scanning more pics so I'll finally have subject matter for my blog.

    Tess - I've been stealing eggs from you too! ;P

    Kathleen - There are 2 people in my network gunning for my friend Janice and I. lol

    Diane - Thanks!

    Fen - Yeah but lookit all the purty eggs I've sent you!

    Madi - FB is a blast; ask me anything. And thanks for the Christmas card too! What a lovely and musical surprise! Where did you find my address?

    BASRIC - Have your daughter do a friend request to me and I can help her get the special eggs. I'm a prolific "gifter".

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  13. I'm glad you got the card and that you liked it. It was the least I could do, remember you sent me a very nice one when I was in England and it helped me a lot. That's where I got the address from :-P

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  14. I confess I am an Egg slacker.I have a serious love of my fairy garden though!

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  15. Congratulations on your first place... I've never been first place at anything either.

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  16. Michelle in Maine1:00 PM

    Congratulations! I love the Siamese one!

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  17. Madi - I forgot that I wrote you when you were in England that time!

    Bryde - that's OK, I'm still going to send you special eggs.

    Daisy - Thanks!

    Michelle - I thought of you the first time that egg hatched into the Siamese kitty. :P

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  18. that's awesome jo! didn't know you did so well!

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