Casa de Usher

Guess what I just discovered?!!

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“There was an iciness, a sinking, a sickening of the heart.”

So Nick and I have been playing this game called Ingress, a massively multiplayer online game that incorporates elements of geocaching and capture-the-flag. Long story short: you track down cool glowy portals on your phone map, click on them, and try to capture them for your team. It’s super fun, and in the course of exploring the portals you end up going places you’ve never been to and discovering things you didn’t know were there, like the FREAKING HOUSE OF USHER MAUSOLEUM in our local cemetery. How fantastic is this?! And it’s been within a mile of my house this whole time.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go find my Edgar Allan Poe Junior Ranger badge (issued by an official park ranger I’ll have you know) and just stare at it for a while in wordless bliss.