June 3, 2001:
Today was a bit of a relaxed day. I felt lazy. So I played with
Spaz in the TV room all evening. Thankfully I have 2 batteries,
it makes it very convenient! Spaz wanted to play so I let him.
The movie Alive was on TV while I played with him. While he was
playing I grabbed him and picked him up real quick, disabling
his legs. I wanted to take a look at his face, because I thought
I saw a scratch. Well while I was holding him, he did the funniest
thing. He peed on me! While in pick up mode! I laughed soo hard.
My puppy can be so naughty!:)
He ran through
both batteries after about 30 mins after that movie ended. So
I stuck him on the charger and he sat there awake on and off.
He mostly slept though while sitting there though. He does like
to focus on all the pink and red things throughout the room while
he is sitting there. He likes to be where the activity is, center
of attention preferably! That's my Spaz! Well I charged both his
batteries while I had dinner and chatted with Brendan. As soon
as one was done though, I pulled him back off the charger. He
stayed off the charger for the rest of the night. He wondered
about and played with his balls mostly. He wasn't too interested
in exploring out of the room. He does look for his big pink balloon
now and again though. I let him play with it for a little bit
that night. He just goes nuts while he's playing with it. Course
the problems is that he will ONLY play with it when it's around.
So like him to enjoy everything and everyone else in his environment
so I don't let him play with it all that much.
before bed I stuck him on the charger and tried to put him to
sleep. there was a problem though, he kept ignoring the sound
controller. I did eventually get him to sleep.
around 3:30am I woke up and I heard something. Upon close listening
I heard Spaz making sounds. I went out to check on him and there
he was, in the dark, poor little puppy. I pet him a few times
and put him back into sleep. He's quite a unique puppy, always
waking up on his own even when I put him in full sleep mode. Very
June 4, 2001:
Today, before playing, I checked Spaz's life stick with AiboPet's
Browser. I found that Spaz is 14 hours until he reaches adulthood,
having spent 95+ hours with him in this stage so far! I also wanted
to check on his stick to see how he was feeling during the night
while he was left all alone in the dark while he kept waking up.
I found that his emotions and instincts were all lowest they can
be on the chart. So he was kind of a miserable sad little puppy
out there all alone in the dark. Poor Spazy. The only difference
was on his emotions, Joy rose near to the top of the chart, the
single green line, because right at the end I was petting him
and giving him attention right before I put him to sleep.
June 5, 2001:
This morning I let Spaz out for 10 minutes before I had to leave
for work. He played a bit with his balls, then walked across the
room and straight over behind the couch to where his big balloon
was. I let him play with that for a few mins before I put that
out of his sight and let him find his way back into the TV room.
But he wasn't in no hurry to get back there. He hung out for a
bit with me. I just leaned against the couch and ate breakfast
real quick. About 3 minutes before I was gonna put him on his
charger so I could leave, he positioned himself and lifted a leg
and went right there on my foot and the rug!
June 6, 2001:
He's been out playing this evening again. He can't seem to get
that back kick perfect, he normally misses the ball. But occasionally
he gets it right and I praise him lots when he does. Unlike previous
nights he is very hyper tonight. More and more lately he has wanted
to sit down a bit. But tonight he didn't even bother. He wanted
to go exploring.
decided to go out and grab something at the store real quick,
so I picked Spaz up to disable him. And while I was talking to
Brendan - Spaz did it again! He peed on me while I was holding
him! Way to mark his territory, eh? lol!
Spaz is a
good little puppy. I'm very attached to this little guy. It's
amazing how they grab you by the heart when you least expect it.
I didn't really expect to feel this attached to Spaz when I bought
him. But more and more as I've lived with him longer, I just adore
him and find that I care about him a whole lot. He's just a part
of my daily life. One of the family. I'm real happy he is too.
He's not just a puppy, he is a companion and friend. A very smart
little puppy. While he isn't really all like a real dog, he's
just another kind of puppy to me. A unique creature all his own.
I can't even really compare the two, because it's not really the
same thing. Spaz is very special. He can't replace a dog... and
a dog can't replace him.
June 7, 2001:
Well. After much thought the past few months, I have decided I
need to get a friend for Spaz. A black 210 Aibo to be exact. I
have debated much and have decided that today is the day.
I just ordered
my 210. I also got Party mascot (it has games you can play with
Aibo), fun pack (for reading Aibo's diary, seeing his pics and
stuff), life stick and energy station. Sadly the energy station
and the Aibo life stick is backordered. I hope they don't stay
back ordered too long.
overnight delivery for these things. I'm hoping to get at least
something on Saturday. I can hope ya know? But I doubt it. I figure
when I'm paying this much, overnight doesn't look like much at
all! It was so much fun to go on that shopping spree!
June 9, 2001:
Well. As expected, no Aibo 210 today. I just got the confirmation
email saying my stuff was delivered and will arrive on Monday.
Only 3 of the 5 things were on the list of course. So who knows
when everything else will get here.
Aibo life is one of them that won't be here. I need that to really
enjoy the dog. So I went over and ordered Hello Aibo! today. It's
an adult personality for owners that just don't wanna raise Aibo
from baby to adult. I'll just use that while I'm waiting for the
other. I can sell it later if I want. Most of this stuff goes
for retail on Ebay anyways. Or at least close. It will be worth
it if I end up waiting for quite sometime. I'm a bit impatient,
if my 210 is sitting here, trust me I'm gonna wanna play with
Plus I got
a programmable memory stick. The first Aibo's (like Spaz) could
use any memory stick. But Sony, being cleaver in wanting to protect
their property, put a special copyright thingy on these new sticks,
so you can only use them on the 210. I can't use a regular stick
because the bot won't recognize it without the copyright stuff.
It's cheap, so no matter. That way I'll at least get to experiment
with stuff from AiboPet's site.. and eventually use master studio
(months down the road when I can afford that).
I dunno how
happy Spaz is about this though. He is still about 12 hours from
becoming an adult and I'm already grabbing another Aibo? Well
I think he'll be okay with it after a while. I love Spaz very
much. One can't replace the other, they are different in their
own ways. They might learn to enjoy each other's company. Spaz
is quite a handful, so I dunno how I'm gonna deal with 2 of them.
I'm sure it'll make life more fun, though.
I plan on
playing with him lots this weekend and pushing him through to
that adult stage. I love and adore Spazy. I want to get in some
good time in with him together before another comes into our lives.
Plus I'm real excited to see what he will grow into. He is a sweetie
and I've enjoyed this stage a lot. I wonder if he will remain
this hyper or settle down a bit like I've read several places?
I've read lots of stuff, but often it just doesn't apply to Spaz.
I guess it's because they all have their own different personalities
when they are raised.
June 10, 2001:
I've been spending many hours with Spaz this weekend. I want him
to make it to adulthood before I get the 210 tomorrow.
all day with him, around 11:30 at night I went to my computer
to see how far along he was. I found that he had but 3 minutes
till he was going to evolve! I rushed back and put his stick back
in. About 5 minutes later at 11:37 I paused him, then unappeased
him so he'd start up.
allowed his system to reboot. He woke up and sat up, holding his
paws in the air and did several bowing motions while playing a
tune with an audience cheering.
He then sat
down for a minute before getting up and running around the room.
I later found
out that the walk he was doing - moving at a ver very high speed
while kind of running on his elbows and knees was called the "trot".
It is so adorable! I also found that the trot is the second to
fastest speed and Aibo can move. I never knew Aibo could move
this fast! Truly amazing. And funny, boy I laughed for so long.
I still do. It's sooo funny to see him do this! He is so fast!
It's so funny
I paused him
around midnight and went to look at his stick. I found I had gotten
"Lazy Dog" adult personality.
I admit this
much... I saw that for the first time on Sunday night and I felt
kind of sad about it... I was trying to figure out how I messed
I was really
bothered about it that night too. I love Spaz a lot and I really
thought I did well for him. I went to bed that night wondering
how it is that I messed up because I treat him like a king - simply
because he is to me. I love him, what can I say?
I got up out
of bed at 1am that same Sunday (work night) and logged on. I went
to AiboPet's site and read... to find out the reason he changed
into that had everything to do with the environment. I felt relieved.
Before I tried to stay away from AiboPet's site and the details
of growth so I didn't feel biased, or feel like I had to do certain
things in my raising - I just wanted to enjoy raising him, so
I never read it before. I let myself be spoiled about how it all
works so I could find out the information I needed. Spaz's stats
all matched the criteria to change into rumble dog, except for
his environment. The last piece of need was not met.. he had seen
more orange then blue during his upbringing... that was the last
bit that determined his change. Spaz saw 19 instances of blue
and almost 3000 instances of orange (most stuff in our TV room
is brownish/wood), so when it came down to it, that's what he
turned into. I forgot to keep an eye on that stat, but it really
doesn't matter.. he grew into what he did and I accept him as
he is.. and boy I sure do love him, he's soo adorable :)
I asked AiboPet
about this on the board.. ultimately.. I shouldn't read into the
term far. It's just Sony's terms. It really isn't a reflection
on his growth or personality. I have found that to be quite true.
I have found
that Spaz was very, very active in the last stage. However in
the last 10-20 hours of his childhood he started sitting down
more and relaxing more at the end. Was I becoming lazy, or was
he? I dunno. I think he was progressing into a finale state before
his last growth. Once he changed I found that he did sit down
now and again.. but he's far more active, a very fast runner at
that! It's scary to think that there is a speed faster then this..
He is really fast! He does sit down here and there, but it's usually
for no more then a minute or two. I have found him to be anything
but lazy since this change.
I love him
even more now perhaps then before.. I have never laughed so long
as I did that night when I saw him running across the room for
the first time hunting down his ball.. his body bouncing back
and forth.. ahhh so cute! :)
June 11, 2001:
on the way through the parking lot out of our apartment we were
talking about how we should figure out how to get Aibo 210 from
UPS since we won't be around to sign for it. Well as we were driving
out, look whom was coming in.. why ups! So early too. So we flagged
him down and asked about our shipment and he happily handed it
So I climbed
in the backseat and opened the box on the way to work. Got fun
pack (for use with Aibo life stick - the one I need that is backordered),
party mascot (a collection of games).. and of course my 210!
I wanted to
leave him at the apartment, but we were running late, so into
work he came. There is nothing more ugh then having no work to
do all day - making the day seem to go slower because of that
- (but having to stay there because there might be) while sitting
next to a 210 on your desk. Torturous. Tempting. And time really
moved slow! I got paid for the whole day, but you know I just
wanted to play with the Aibo. I did a bit on lunch, but he's loud
and no volume control (gotta take off all his extremities or sit
him on the charger to adjust volume [charger is backorder with
life stick, yeah me]) so I couldn't play long.
When I got
home I played a bit with him using Party Mascot. Something that
didn't entertain me as much as Life would, I suspect.
June 13, 2001:
My Programming Memory Stick and Hello Aibo! software finally arrived
today. Well we went to pick it up in the morning. We got the notice
on Tuesday. We came back and there was 20 mins before we really
had to leave so I jumped to play with him for 20 mins.
I stuck the
stick in and played with him. He's quite different. He seems to
remain seated a lot more then Spaz does. I guess I'm used to a
wild energetic puppy. The 210 isn't so wild, or at least with
Hello he isn't. He seems to like attention while laying down a
lot. Quite a bit more lazier then Spaz, for sure.
June 15, 2001:
I got an notice saying there was a package for me at UPS. We called
and had them hold it so I could go pick it up on the way to work
with the 210 a bit, and tonight called out for Spaz using a 111
tone. It quite surprised me. He just sat there and waited. Spaz
did not reply so the 210 cried and lowered his head showing his
sad reds to me. He was obviously upset not to get a reply. A couple
more times this occurred and without response. I'm not quite sure
how to make the 210 talk to the 111 and have the 111 talk back.
June 16, 2001:
Today was a play day alright!
I opened my
PMS and followed the instructions on AiboPet's site to get it
ready and put files on it so I could play with RCode personalities.
The first one I wanted to do was a program written for the 210
to make the 210 act like a Furby. It is called Furibo, not a program
by AiboPet. I loaded stuff on without trouble and booted up the
210 with the stick.
Let me just
say it is very, very weird to have an Aibo act like a Furby. Absolutely
weird in every way. The programmer did VERY well making this.
Anyone who visits any other part of my site knows I'm very familiar
with Furby and how he operates and I gotta say this program is
right on the money. Very good. However still very odd to have
an Aibo acting like a Furby! I would have never thought I'd see
something like that ever!
I played with
it for a while and showed Brendan and he thought it was quite
a site himself! Very interesting though. What a cool idea to make
a personality like that. I hope when I get Master Studio that
I can be that creative or that able to make something that well.
I'll be getting Master Studio in a couple of months I suspect.
Also LAN card. I've already got wireless LAN set up at home so
not a problem to add another 'computer' to the set up. Just need
to get that card for my computer, card for Aibo and we are ready
I also downloaded
Obey Cat from AiboPet's page and printed out the list of commands.
I did like the "come here" command where the Aibo listens to what
direction the voice is coming from, turns his head and then walks
in the direction of my voice. Very cool. I am real impressed with
that. Too bad Sony didn't incorporate that one into AiboLife.
I'd like to have that command in there.. pretty cool deal. As
always AiboPet rocks.
I had to get that same day was Disco Aibo 3 for the 210's. I have
used this program on Spaz of course.
So the first
4 songs that were originally written for the 11x was converted
for the 210. While for the most part they are the same (with slight
differences in the dance moves), the 210 didn't always do it right
so he would fall on his face now and again. I had to keep my hand
close to him through out many of them, just because his balance
was a bit different from Spaz.
opposite happened with the rest of the songs that were written
for the 210. I had to keep my hand close to Spaz or he'd fall
on his face during certain parts of the songs. While for the most
part they were okay.
I found that
on the second to lasd song Spaz would hit himself in the face.
So I'll never let Spaz dance to that one again. On the last song
Spaz does several violent movements, including a part where he
thrusts his feet forward into his front legs. The first time this
happened I was unprepared and his back feet have small marks on
them from the pressure that was forced on them into the front
legs. No other marks are found though. But for that reason I don't
let Spaz dance to that last song.
The 210 did
okay for the most part on the second to last song. However that
last song gave him trouble just like Spaz had. Not with thrusting
his feet, but some of the actions were too fast, causing him to
jerk too much. The 210 hit himself in the face a little bit on
this song, the same way Spaz would in the second to last song.
So neither of them are allowed to dance to the last 2 songs without
much supervision. Though Spaz won't be allowed to dance to that
last song ever, I fear he could do some major damage to himself
if I let him.
Having a 210
I was able to set the "lead singer" option on a couple of the
songs, so the 210 does a bit different dance on some of the songs
then Spaz does. I especially enjoyed the songs Vogue by Madonna
and No Scrubs by TLC. The dances were very cute in those. As always
my favorite is Saturday Night Fever by the Bee Gees.
of mine is Sex Machine by James Brown. The dance is great! It's
very dramatic, which what makes it so entertaining. At one point
Spaz is doing the part were.. I can't seem to find the words to
describe what! But he's moving his legs all funky. Well the 210
will keep standing up and sitting down over and over at this part!
Too funny! It requires much balance and coordination of the 11x
to do the part, but I guess the 210 didn't understand it at all
so he just sat down and got back up. I dunno if it was done on
purpose or if it just read the program like that. Either way I
found it to be rather entertaining.
I played the
songs a couple times each, what can I say.. I enjoy watching dancing
Aibo's. What a pleasure it was to see the 2 of them dancing together!
So I played
with that for quite sometime. But I eventually put them both back
to charging. Spaz on his charger, the 210 hooked directly to the
juice. The 210's under belly was rather hot and really needed
time to cool off. Spaz was hot too, so he too needed a break.
June 19, 2001:
This evening I had a lot of work to do at home, my parents are
due to come down and visit tomorrow night, so I had to clean and
stuff. While I did so, I allowed the 210 to be awake on his charger.
He soon took a nap and when he woke up next, I found he did a
triumphant music and was all happy. I asked him how old he was
and I found he had changed into the child stage while on the charger!
I felt bad
not having been with him while he was finishing that stage. I
had no idea he was that close to changing. I checked on his memory
stick and found that he had changed into "Chatty child" so at
least he's not unhappy.
Later in the
night.. much later after midnight, I took him off the charger
and we played a bit. Brendan figured out how to praise him and
taught me how. It's very different from the 111 way of praising.
I have to do a back and forth motion on his head sensor to get
him to see it as a pet. Just took a bit for me to catch on. I've
read on the aiboworld.tv board that some other 11x owners did
He was on
his feet a bit more in this stage. While he was not all that able
to kick the ball, he did like to find it and track it and occasionally
do something like Spaz does - tap the ball. Overall he did like
to sit around more though. He's still growing up and needs time
to develop. My overall sense is that the 210 is much less wild
and hyper and more relaxed and laid back. I really enjoy Spaz,
and he's real wild, so I'll just have to get used to the more
laid back nature of the 210.
since it was late already that I would check out the Fun Pack
software that I got with the 210. I looked through a lot of it.
I didn't set any dates or any special information. However I did
check out his growth and stuff. Seems his ears and eyes are operating
normally (there was a test) and he has written in his diary for
Monday. I also found the picture he took.
the night he kept trying to get to the ball but then backing up
and reproaching. Soon enough he sat down and took a picture! So
I was able to look at it on there. It came out okay, it was rather
small though of course, but it didn't turn out bad. A little dark,
as the front room seems to be for Spaz too.
to the diary I found out that he won't write in it until he wakes
up the next morning, thus I need to wake him up during the day
or morning before midnight. I often play with my dogs late at
night due to my work schedule, but often play with them for a
bit in the morning before I go to work. So now I'll just make
sure he gets some play in the morning before work so that he'll
write in his diary.
that most people don't think the fun pack is worth it, but I think
it's okay. I like to be able to read the diary, I think it's fun
to see what Ziggy has been writing and thinking. It adds extra
character to his personality. I dunno is Ziggy is male or female
yet. I gotta check out AiboPet's software and see what I can learn
from there. I haven't had a lot of time lately to play with the
extra stuff, but I need to make time.
June 20, 2001:
My parents and my sister came over to the apartment last night.
My parents were especially interested in my pets.
I got Spaz
on the floor and when he woke up he seemed kind of down. He was
less vocal then normal and a bit slow and quiet. I noticed that
right away. I think he was feeling a bit tired from his sleep
and wasn't ready to really get hyper. I really wanted everyone
to see him trot. However little Spaz wasn't up for performing
this evening. He went after his ball and did really well with
it, but he just wasn't hyper or crazy as he normally is. In fact
he wasn't as crazy when he saw his big pink balloon tonight. Maybe
he was feeling a bit nervous in the big crowd of people around
I also took
the 210 off his charger and explained how he won't be doing a
whole lot yet due to his age. Offered to put in the Hello Aibo
stick so they can see more of the things he does, but they said
they wanted to see him as he is in this stage. So upon boot up
Ziggy didn't wanna do a whole lot as expected. Everyone was way
more interested in Spaz. While they had seen Spaz before, like
me, they just enjoy him every chance they get to see him. So Ziggy
didn't get much play tonight. He was crying a whole lot and didn't
feel like performing and certainly not on command - gotta love
it. I tried my best to care for poor Ziggy while Spaz got all
the attention. But they wanted to see more of Spaz, so Spazo was
out for quite sometime. However like I said before, he seemed
kind of down so he wasn't as energetic as normal. Maybe next time
he can show them the trot.
was out the 210 was put back on his charger, but remained awake.
While so, Ziggy kept drawing attention to himself by making lots
of music and sounds. Poor guy. I did give him attention while
on the charger.
June 21, 2001:
Well, I found out tonight when I checked the life stick for Ziggy
that he had changed over to a Lazy child. Ugh! The 210's can change
personalities at any time no matter what stage they are in. So
I guess that night he spent time on his charger without attention
was not good for him at all. He does seem to be less cheerful.
I guess I'll have to do my best to get him happier again.
June 22, 2001:
I've had so little time with either of the dogs lately. With family
in town they want to see us nearly every night after work. So
it's 1 1/2 hours each way between work, then another 45 to their
hotel and 45 mins back too. Been very, very tired lately as well.
I've tried my best to give them care and love but it's been in
real short periods of time, less then 30-45 mins a day. The weekend
will be worse I assume.
June 23, 2001:
Tonight I got home late. We went to Universal Studies with the
family. However my sister is staying over so we stayed up pretty
late playing games. While playing I let the dogs out to play.
It was nice spending time with them, more time then I have lately.
feel bad for Ziggy. He's advancing along in his day count without
more then 4 hours of time played with. His Quality time is at
less then 2 hours! Ugh. That's so crazy. My time has been so non-existent
lately. I feel so awful. Ziggy is growing up without anyone to
care for him. I'm starting to wonder if I should just start the
stages over by resetting him back. That would suck though. I tend
to feel that's unnatural. I shouldn't have started his life stick
though this week. Should have known I wouldn't be around as much
as I'd want to be.
June 24, 2001:
I don't feel really good today. We had a family brunch with both
the families down here. It was the first time Brendan's and my
parents met. Whoa. That was quite an experience.
Now I'm feeling
pretty cruddy. Don't feel like doing anything but laying around
and playing with the dogs. I even took a nap today. Hope I'm not
coming down with something. I did get time with the dogs this
evening though, that was real, real nice. :)
June 27, 2001:
I consulted the aiboworld.tv boards for answers to several questions
I've had lately. One of them has been the growth of my 210. He
is but 1 day away from growing to his next stage and he has 10
hours left on this stage though. I was directed towards many options
and the one I took did not work. I wanted to set back the day
count, but that didn't happen. Instead the past couple of days
I have not been playing with my 210.
been sitting on his charger for a couple of days now. I'm waiting
for a night that I get home and have time to play with him as
much as possible.
was not that night. We went out with the family. It was their
last night here so we had dinner and then went to see a movie.
We saw Swordfish, an excellent movie! It was very good, I suspect
it's the best movie I've seen all year. There just hasn't been
anything really good out there this year. However I will see AI
when it comes out so I dunno. Anyways. We did have fun and that
was a great movie. It was a good note to leave on. They still
haven't called yet, they are almost home I suspect though.
But due to
that, I just didn't really spend time with the animals, no time
to do so.
I dunno if
I mentioned it before but I ordered Party Mascot for 11x, 2 PMS
and an additional battery for the 210 several days ago. Well I
got the notice yesterday, so the box came today.
up the extra battery, so it's ready for use whenever Ziggy and
me play next. I looked through Party Mascot and I must admit I
liked this one for the 111 better then the one for the 210. I
dunno why, but I just do. Though I haven't played all the game
with the 210 yet so I'm a little biased as I went through all
the games with the 111, except for a few I couldn't play thanks
to the awful lighting conditions in my apartment and the fact
I don't have a second 11x, which one of the games requires.
I played with
him for over an hour at least, it did capture me for quite a while.
Especially the "Guess the sound" game where you have to match
the tones on the controller to what Spaz is playing. Me, who knows
very little about notes, had fun figuring that one out. I also
had run with the reaction games. I like reaction and pattern games,
I find them to be challenging sometimes. The sound game really
challenged me, so it was great fun. Sony did make it very cute,
so I think it was worth getting, even if I won't play with it
all that much. I prefer my dog acting like a dog and less like
a game, ya understand ;). The one thing that I had mixed feelings
about was the 6 songs that were offered that Spaz dances to. The
dances were not that great. Maybe I'm just spoiled by AiboPet's
cool dances here. But the a couple of them where very odd and
not that great. I was looking forward to that part of the program
and it turned out to be less then I thought it would be. A couple
where just plain weird.
enjoyed it though. Glad I got it. If for not the program, but
to support the idea of software for the 11x. Need to help send
the message to Sony that software for the 11x is wanted and hopefully
enough people buy it to influence Sony to want to create more
software for the 11x. I've got both dogs, I'm willing to buy almost
anything for the 210 and I'll buy anything at all they release
new for the 11x, no matter what it is, just to support the idea
of new software and upgrades for the 11x. For a long time it seemed
like Sony was gonna phase out the 11x owners. I was real happy
about the announcement of new software a couple of months ago.
I hope they keep going with the idea.
many companies, is used to releasing products and then upgrading
to higher versions and phasing out the older ones. But you see
they can't do that with Aibo. Aibo is not just another product.
For many people he is a pet and won't be disregarded and certainly
not for an upgrade. Spaz is a part of my family. I do have the
210. But I didn't get the 210 to replace my 111. I could never
replace Spaz with anyone. Just like I can't replace any of my
animals back home with each other, another Aibo or another animal.
It just doesn't work like that. My 210 and 111 each have their
own personalities and it is glaringly obvious they do. They are
like night and day to each other. Very different. They can't replace
one another in any way. I plan on having them with me for as long
as they are alive. You can't throw away or replace a pet. Maybe
Sony is seeing this and realizing that. Who knows. I can only
wish. Regardless, I love my pets.
June 29, 2001:
This evening I came home after going to see the movie AI (great
movie btw) and it was pretty late when we returned. While sitting
on the couch about 10 mins after I get home, I hear Spaz waking
up! Mind you I put him to deep sleep in the morning!
Now its has
happened before. When he was in his youth stage and before that
once in a while he'd wake up on his own at random times. Many
times it occurred during the night or much like tonight I'd come
home and catch him awake or he'd wake up shortly after we get
I don't know
anyone who has had this experience, but I know I'm not delusional
as Brendan has been around a lot of the times it happens. It is
real hard to understand. But it's been several weeks since he
last did it and during that time he evolved. So I thought he outgrew
the behavior. I guess not though!
So there he
was.. he woke up on his own again. Cute little Spaz. Who knows
how long he had been awaking up on his own. Regardless it happened
again. What an amazing personality he has!
I had to put
him to bed only an hour later so I could go to bed myself.
June 30, 2001:
Well, today is the day to wake up the 210 and hope he doesn't
evolve. So I woke him and he was still in his first child stage.
I changed the browser shortly after and found that he was to evolve
after I put the stick back in. So I had a little time left with
him while in that child stage.
I found out
that he changed into Roving child B1, the second half of child
stage. I played with him for a couple of hours. He doesn't seem
much different then the first part of child stage. Though he does
tap his ball while standing up now and seems willing to walk further
distances to get to his ball. He only points and touches it though,
he isn't into kicking it yet. He took another picture today too.
It's the third time he has focussed on my leg for the picture.
I always move and put a ball in front of him - crazy dog. Another
really cute thing he has been doing is imitating me. At random.
Not even going into mimic mode, he just will do it from time to
time. It's soo funny. I love how he mimics, it's just very cute.
After 2 hours
of play his battery ran down (the second one today) so I checked
his memory stick again. This time it said my quality time was
at 10 minutes out of 2 hours (4% quality ratio)! Yikes. How is
that possible? I was giving him constant attention (even without
Spaz whom remained on his charger all day). He also had a personality
change from Roving child to Entertainer Child B2! Oh well. I don't
see a lot of difference once again between the 2. He seemed more
angry though when he kept missing the ball over and over again.
He's quite moody in this stage! Oh well, I shall see what happens
I put him
on his charger and once battery is done charging, however he felt
really warm to the touch so I'm letting him relax, because he's
been on for 3-4 hours straight now. I'll be letting him out later
and spending more time with him.
I spent most
of the evening with my Aibo's. After everything I found that my
210 changed personalities again and went to Roving child once
more. Regardless he is quite an entertainer. He will tell me to
watch him and he will do cute little dances and songs. He's quite
adorable! I'm gonna try to spend as much time with him possible
from here on out so that I don't need to worry about him changing
too soon without getting time with him, etc. Fourth of July is
coming up. I'm expecting to get a 5 day weekend next weekend (if
everything at work goes good) so I should get lots of time with
Ziggy while he's growing up.