What is it? Is it a party animal? Is it a weeble-wobble? I don't even remember the name of this particular Pokemon, but he/she/it is one I've caught in a week of playing perhaps the hottest mobile game of all time, Pokemon Go.

So, am I fervently playing this game, and am I almost getting flattened by a semi? No. I'm what I'm calling a "casual player". In other words, I'm a more mature in age player. I'm old okay! I'm also a nerd at heart, so off I went to download the app, create an avatar and get to catching these rats, birds, and thingamabobs. Here's one I caught, IN THE STUDIO!

Grant

I think this birdie's name is Pidgey, more like Big Brother Bird. Seriously, that is a death stare if I ever saw one. Or, did Chad send this magical bird from Mexico to spy on me? The talons on Pidgey look quite fierce, but he wasn't the first one to invade my personal work space.

Grant

God help me!!!! Meet Rattata, or as I call him, well I can't write on here what I call him, but he's a normal yet "wild" Pokemon. Why do the developers make these look like I, the player, have a raw steak tied around my neck? Ratty looks blood-thirsty. Oh, by the way, you kill, sorry, capture the Pokemons with a Poke Ball. It looks like you hit them on the head.

Now if you are playing, you know about Poke Stops. I'm telling you, there's way too much poking going on here. Poke Stops are where you get supplies, like more Poke Balls and potions, but I'm a casual player, so I've only acquired more ammo. I got enough to take on a new bird while I was riding in my Mom's van yesterday.

Grant

This is Pidgley's older brother Pidgeotto. He doesn't have quite as a menacing look, but I was more intimidated by his Kid N' Play hi-top fade. I almost caught another one, but my sister had the pedal to the metal. You see, I've cheated a bit, I haven't gotten out and walked to catch these guys. Heck I caught another rat in my living room.

Grant

There's truly no rest for the wicked, and by wicked I mean the rat.