Inconsistency breeds unhappiness

So they say anyway. I may have just made that up as well.

I am sorry dear readers for my inconsistency this last few weeks, real life has been a challenge and WoW is also causing me struggles.

First RL – I am generally just home later these days and given how early we are awake in the morning it is just struggle city to get motivation for more than dinner and bed. This has not been helped with recent transport issues and delays on my line causing me to get home even later than usual. My anger levels have been spiking. Mixed with some medical things and it all just means “no” to game time mentally.

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Secondly – WoW.  Long time readers of mine will know i adore Warcraft and Blizzard. I very rarely complain about xpacs overall and how the game is developing but this xpac is getting pretty close to Drainor for me. When I get home with my total hour of free time before bed, I cannot justify logging on to do one thing which takes 30-40 minutes and know that isn’t really getting me any closer to achieving anything.

Perfect example a few nights ago our group decided to run a mythic (I worked from home) so whilst we were waiting for Michael to eat, Drew and I jumped online to kill the weekly boss – which should have taken 15 minutes max by the time you get a group happening etc.  As we killed the boss he reset or we phased or something and we had to spend another 10 minutes killing him again. Neither Drew or myself got a piece of gear out of that.  That was nearly 30 minutes gone for nothing as we were basically the first 10 in the group we had to wait for others to join.

I am time poor; I get that it is my issue, but I feel like even if I logged in every single night for 30 minutes I wouldn’t ever complete a “thing”.  Islands can’t all be completed in one session, LFR queues take 30-40 minutes for also no gear (whenever I have queued for them), the warfront takes about 40 minutes and good luck for gear on that one as well if the  370 quest isn’t up and world quests are pretty badly spaced I can only manage to get one emissary group done generally because it takes so long to get to some areas (not all I know!!)

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I appreciate they have made it way more accessible for people who are time poor, but they have almost made it harder because gear is so difficult to get. I much prefer being able to save up tokens of some sort from consistent drops so I know I will be able to buy a piece in a set amount of time if nothing else has dropped for me.

All of this has combined into me just not wanting to log into game knowing I really only have limited time.   Why can’t I win the lotto and quit work to become a WoW addict proper?

BlizzCon

Drew bought BlizzCon tickets and it took us way too long to realise they actually have a TV app for apple and chrome.  Don’t make our mistake next year by fluffing about for hours to get the laptop connected and everything running only to discover you could have just downloaded an app 🙂  I was still recovering from sickness and so I couldn’t handle the thought of doing anything else but vegetating for the weekend.  Drew also bought me a Whomper pet!! Such adorableness for a good cause. LOOOOOK!!!

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Watching the panels with the voices behind the characters and the artists is one of the main reasons I watch BlizzCon.  It is so amazing to hear them and this year Laura Bailey actually sang the Warbringer song live. It was so freaking amazing. I cried.  I ACTUALLY CRIED!!  <3 Laura Bailey.

Every time I watch the artists I wish I had the abilities, skill and creative understanding they had.  So normally I comment something along the lines of ” Man, I wish I could do that!!”, Drew generally rolls his eyes and then says, “Have you done any practise? How many days have you drawn, photographed etc this week?” and I generally hang my head in shame.  I always forget that people have to make effort to get good at something, I like to  just think people are born with those skills and that is simply not true. They practise and they practise and they keep practising every single day until they can create these things of beauty.  I need my motivation to be better.

Things I have taken away from BlizzCon this year:

  • Flying is long enough way I can probably get my reputations completed by then.
  • The new updated graphics on Arathi Basin make me wistful for the hours we spent in there just having a laugh with friends. I miss it and I can’t wait to see update.
  • New raid is coming after the new year which should hopefully give me time to get the current heroics completed with the guild.
  • Kultiran Druid forms are the bomb and I want to run alliance druids now.
  • Timewalking to Drainer – no thank you. That place was bad enough once, I won’t willingly go back there to experience it – unless the gear we get is a legendary piece.
  • The new cinematic with Saurfang and Anduin was amazing. I can’t wait to see what story that leads into. A third faction? Some sort of choice? The end of Sylvanas’ reign?
  • New Overwatch character Ashe looks like fun.
  • I want to play more Overwatch and HoTS (still) – I really enjoy both games but I don’t enjoy playing with horrible people because I am terrible.
  • I really want to invest some time in doing something creative in my life – voice acting, drawing, photography…I am not sure…but something. I want to create things.
  • Classic is going to be a mindbender and I can’t wait to play with Drew’s demo access.

I still have a few panels I want to watch so will try and get through them this week, but I am pretty happy with the stuff I was seeing overall.

Some cool things though, Mike M showed up at the start like always 🙂 It was a nice touch to send us off into the future with one last goodbye and then Chris M turned up and asked a question in the Q & A.  It was epic!  So epic! He asked when the real warchief would return – we are all wondering the same thing.

What about you? What bits are you most excited for in the future?

Pax Aus and dying

Pax Aus happened recently and it was, as always, an amazing weekend of friends, laughter, gaming and sore af feet.

The weekend started with our guild meet up on Thursday night which I have already posted about and I honestly meant to post about Pax much sooner than now but we were super busy with friends and I got deathly sick. I honestly thought I was going to die, so blogging took a back seat for a week.

Friday at Pax we went to a couple of panels, Mike didn’t come out this year so the Q&A was with Kris Straub and Jerry instead. I had zero intention of collecting pins this year other than the standard ones you could buy, until I saw Blizzard had finally turned up at Pax Aus and it kicked me in the motivator 🙂  they had a lovely Diablo pin up for grabs. It was easy to get, but limited, so it needed to be done quickly 🙂 I generally have favourite pins I get every year, this one is my top one for the year. I love love love this.

Friday mainly involved playing indie games, my favourite being so adorable – Little Reaper – I can’t wait for it to be available. The group is now obsessed with Owls and Vowels which is a mobile game for creating words and we have leaderboards and are now competing with each other.

Saturday and Sunday was mainly tabletop games,  RPG and being infected by some random.  We played Call of Cthulu which was actually more enjoyable than I thought it would be. We were the only group over the weekend to talk to the ghosts instead of attacking them during the game because I lobbied for being friendly, I am a spiritualist after all. We then helped them attack another creature which had never been done, so it altered our ending in a positive way.

My biggest disappointment for the weekend was gold Pinny arcade pins.  The only way to get them was to find people in the wild of the event and they should have traded with you. I explained this to someone standing in a queue when we were discussing pins, they had no idea about it.  That person I later found out managed to get all 4 and I only got 1 because the time I did see the other people they said they didn’t have them at that time and to see them a different time.  I was super pissed. Changing the rules during a game would not fly during NHL, NFL or MBL. Harumpfh.

On the flip side I managed to get one of the most awesome pins this year from the CEO of Bethesda. They are a massive sponsor and part of the Pax experience, including the long queue hall area to get in.  The queue hall theme was Fallout Reclamation Day, so just before opening time there was a countdown and then streamers burst from the TV’s.  We had masks, party hats and blowers. It was awesome.  We actually were close enough in the queue to be see Ash and Matthias, they dropped their space and came and stood with us which made it much more enjoyable to have people to chat to.

But back to the second best pin of the weekend.  I was told it was pretty rare and hard to get, the only way was to trade with the CEO, Pete Hines who I had no idea what he looked like or where he was likely to be.  After getting to a sweet roll giveaway late I was told he was standing nearby so I went over and lurked.  He walked over and said “You appear to be lurking”, I blushed bright red and said, “I was told, if I was super lucky, you might be willing to trade a pin with me for one of those <pointing at rare pin>”.  I traded my spare Diablo pin with him.  I think game for game trade was fair. I even jokingly asked him if he was sure he wanted a Diablo pin and if it was a conflict of interest.  He was so nice during the interaction. But look at this pretty little gem.

Sunday after everyone had had enough and we were unable to find a monitor we liked (our only goal for the weekend), we headed home knowing that everyone would be heading to our place after as is now tradition.

So Sunday night we had Sian, Michael, Ben, Oui and Ash over, we ate some pizza, drank some alcohol and most importantly played some DnD. We played our first campaign together which Ben is DMing. It was hilarious, I have never laughed so hard at Michael mainly being one of the most vague Turtles ever. It was brilliant.

Monday was recovery and before Ben and Oui left for home, we played Harry Potter (WOOOOO!!!), Mysterium with Ben as the silent ghost (omg it was hard but more enjoyable than I thought it would be), a couple of rounds of F*CK the card game and the mind one (you have to guess who has the next number but aren’t allowed to speak).

I went to work Tues and Wed, but on the way home my throat started hurting something vicious. By Wednesday night I couldn’t swallow and my throat was so swollen it felt closed and I had a temp of about 38 degrees, Thursday I went to the Dr with a temp of 39 and unable to breathe and at all. I was able to eat a couple of tablespoons of yoghurt only for 2 days and the nurse who took my blood said that if I started drooling I needed to go to the hospital immediately.   I am blaming the random who played with us for Call of Cthulu as she was sniffling and coughing everywhere and we always avoid Pax Pox because we use hand sanitiser every 3 seconds the entire weekend!!  I basically spent from Wednesday night until Friday morning thinking I was actually going to die because breathing was so difficult, which kept inducing panic attacks and making it worse. I was terrified. This meant I just didn’t want to even play WoW  or blog or do anything but sit on the couch (or in bed) and not move.

I am feeling much better now though, I can breathe again except my nose is now snuffly.

Guild meetup

We organised a guild meet up the weekend of PAX and I hadn’t expected 17 people to actually show up!! I organised for Hofbrauhaus to host us, it is oktoberfest after all and I thought it would be good to have a nice relaxing dinner before PAX festivities.

Unfortunately I didn’t realise they would be having a live band or that the music would be so loud you couldn’t hear yourself think. What is with restaurants being so loud these days?

Dinner was amazing, some people ordered wursts, some schnitzels and a few of us ordered sharing platters – it said 2/3 people could share but I would say 3/4 in all honesty.

I ordered a pretzel which was so good I ate it before taking a picture of it 🙂 it was so good. I am drooling just thinking about it.

Here are some pictures of the gang chilling and hanging out 🙂

we headed to a pub after dinner which we hoped was a little quieter but it was so quiet we felt we would be out of place so we moved to a club called “the carlton”.

Decor was boudoir-goth-dark. We went all the way up 6 flights of stairs to the rooftop bar to be told it was closed and we had walk all the way back down.

We chilled out in the outdoor section because it was so hot in the actual club. I forgot to take any photos, but it was also really dark.

I hope everyone had an awesome night and I cannot believe how awesome this picture is that Ash made! Just look how brilliant it is! It is based on the group shot we took out the front of the Hofbrauhaus!

It was so cool to put faces to names and actually meet people. The thing about meet ups like this is that you already know each other and have jokes and stories so there isn’t a feeling of weirdness (imho). I had so much fun. I can’t put into words how much fun.

Your absence is duly noted!

I would like to be able to give you some wonderful story of redemption, quests, adventure and dragons to explain where I have been,  sadly it is just life.

Adjusting to a new routine is taking longer than expected and I honestly am not feeling great about it. I am highly stressed and missing a lot of things I used to do because I had more time.

I officially stepped down as tank from the guild raid team. I will still be home and around for our Friday night raids but I can’t, in good conscience, take a tank spot when I am not going to be available for Wednesday.   I have returned to Karate (last week actually) as I was heartbroken at the thought of not going and then having raid cancelled as well. As luck would have it only 4 people signed up so they cancelled anyway. The Raidinator strikes again!!

I am trying to decide if I want to switch back to my mage for BfA or stick with my druid and considering my enjoyment with tanking I am leaning towards druid. I could always fill in on a Friday if needed in guild raid but it also means our mythic group has a tank that maybe we can continue with that in BfA! And let’s be honest – i want to be a purple glowy bear forever!! I might try kitty that way the gear isn’t too different for tanking 🙂

 

The Xpac Killer

I feel they need an actual name. Like The Punisher or Green Goblin.

Xpac-in-ator….The Destroyer of Raids….

The boss who comes in early, can’t follow the timers in DBM and then causes wipes randomly throughout the attempts.

Worst designed boss ever….or maybe it is brilliantly devious?

Since the announcement we have managed to pull together a handful of raids for Antorus. We just don’t have the numbers since getting the achievement/mount and full clear. We have had people move onto new guilds as well <cough> no comment <cough> and desert those of us left behind 🙂

I haven’t helped that with my new job, I am getting home at about 7pm and shovelling food in and then realising the time 7.20pm and then freaking out and running upstairs to log into the game.  Only to find like 4 other people on. Ooooops!

I don’t mind it to be honest, it gives me a chance to settle into an entirely new routine.  To be fair I haven’t even been online in the last fortnight either. I am just tired and having to tank mythics/raids is extra tiring and I need to pay attention to all the things.

I am hoping to get back into it this week though, I have a bucket list I would like to complete and I would like to help guildies complete things they have on their bucket lists.

I am week 3 of the new job so I am starting to feel like the routine is coming together a little bit.  This makes me happy and allows my energy levels to sort of stabilise.

I do enjoy raiding. I love it.  But I am missing karate so much. I am still not sold on raiding in the new Xpac as I simply want to be doing my martial arts on Wed/Thurs.  Why does everything have to be on Wednesday  nights – there is also a Zumba class I would love to do as well.  Someone pick a fucking Tuesday please :p.

Anyway how are other guilds going at the moment?  Is raiding dead for you guys as well now?

 

 

Life and auctions

My posts are going to be a little erratic over the next couple of weeks, I will try and reduce how much so, but I have started a new job with longer hours and more travel.  This requires a period of adjustment which I just didn’t think about all that much until I realised how much extra time it would take.

I spend 12 hours away from home now instead of 9 and let me tell you, those 3 hours may not sound like much but it seriously cuts into your home and WoW time.

With that in mind I have been focused on starting to play the auction house…badly…at the moment I am just selling everything I can and trying to ensure I scan the AH daily for prices.  Let’s face it….the only real reason I am doing this is I am another person who has lost their freaking mind over:

It is a freaking dino….I want one – but $4 or $5 million is not an easy feat at all…and both Drew and I have to have one so that is only a meagre 10 million I have to make…hahahah

My starting gold across all of my toons was just on $130k. I have started doing class hall missions on my toons that involve gold – that is my focus. The bonus gold on those is almost 2k on some missions.   I do plan on starting to do as many WQ involving gold/consumables as possible as well, across as many toons as I can handle but I am not sure I have the time to be honest. (Which is why I only have 130K and not more! Time poor sucks).

I have been making gold on the AH though and now that I have to make what I want to sell I won’t be seeing a mailbox full anymore…I have run out of mats 😀 But my banker toon started at $3000 and I am now at almost $35,000.  Likely this weekend I will start buying things to disenchant for mat value or buy out and resell.  We shall see though.

How are you guys making money to get the mount everyone is talking about?

 

Mythic invitationals.

Due to Drew and my birthdays this week, we had some of our best friends come down from Sydney to attend our birthday dinner.  It was an amazing night and the weekend was made better with table top gaming included when possible.

During periods of food though and a fair chunk of Sunday morning we watched the Mythic invitationals.  Why?  Because the 5 of us make up our main mythic group. Michael, Ben, Oui, Drew and myself.

It was definitely an eye opening experience watching these groups kill content with ease.  We learnt so much about boss mechanics that we had missed and how to deal with certain things.  It will definitely see an improvement in our play…I hope…

A few points to note though:

Every single tank was a DK.  If one tank can be so completely OP there is an issue (in my mind). There was no other class represented at all in this role.  This provides imbalance already, to the Blizzard trope of “playing the class you want to play”.  I should – be able to level any Tank and be able to complete content to the same level. I shouldn’t have to play an awful class to do what I want to do in game.  We run with a Druid and I refuse to level a DK.

Healers – Pally or Druid only.  We saw at least 2 options here, thankfully. Again, anyone that has anything else is pretty much out of the running to get into the invitationals. You just won’t have the class to do it.  Assuming mobility and type of spells available? We run with a Monk and I have NFI about healing in general but he tells me some things he has no real way to counter effectively more than once.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DPS – Was basically made up of Monks (even multiple), Demonhunters and a ranged.  The general DPS we saw were Warlocks with a spattering of Mages and a Shammy or two – but not one Priest (in any role).  It took most of the day to see a Warrior or a Hunter and it wasn’t until we started watching the Asian teams that we saw any Rogues.  This was again a little disappointing because I felt it was pretty specifically made up of certain classes that you had to have to succeed. We run with a Rogue, Shammy and Paladin.

We have the completely wrong team and this makes me wonder if this is why we struggle on mythics above 13/14 because we simply don’t have the class make up.  I am sure at our level that isn’t true – we are just still learning the mythic dungeons to a larger degree, but how much harder have we made it on ourselves?

The most amazing this I saw over the weekend was the team called “No Healer”.  They actually had no healer and it blew my mind.  I kid you not.

They didn’t even have a healer class in. They had a few deaths but they actually won a round or two and I simply couldn’t handle it.  How?! How can people play so well they don’t even need heals. Leech – I am assuming.  But seriously. OP, DK, OP!!!

I have since found out there is an entire section of the time trials without healers in the groups on the time trial pages here.  Check out +22 Upper Kara….not one healer but all monks. All the way.

I plan on catching up on some more this week to see how it goes. I can’t wait to see more. This has inspired our group to focus a little more and be better in mythics.  I think a team with no healer having less deaths made us feel bad so we plan on improving that!

I still disagree with only certain classes making the top groups. We should be able to succeed at that level no matter what class. What are your thoughts?  Are you even watching?

My set up

After fixing bits and pieces post-KL I decided to start my pet project to make our pc gaming room more ‘geek’.

We have, for the longest time, kept saying we needed to make our home feel more like us yet we just don’t seem to get round to doing it. I have so many posters languishing in postage tubes and plastic that haven’t seen the light of day in the years since their purchase.

One being this lovely poster from “Porco Rosso” one of Drew’s favourite anime’s by Studio Ghibli. It is so old now though it is hard to find merchandise for it.

I promise it is hanging on the wall straight! I am just bad at photos 🙂

I also have moved some of my Chibis in there – I need to buy a couple more frames – which I am hoping to do next weekend.

This of course brings me to my LED obsession! Not that I have one but I promise if I could have LED light bulbs I would have them in here as well.

This is what my room looks like with our corsair keyboards and my LED strip which rotates through colours.

My seat is on the right – closest too the window. How awesome does it look when the lights are off?!?

Behind us we have our little geek case. Stuffed toys on top with Warcraft/Cthulhu/Dragons/Mario Kart represented. It also contains comic books and other random bits and pieces. Below these section are two boxes one holds all the extra crap you have in pc rooms like cables, spare mice/keyboards etc etc and the other box holds just generic things like boxes/manuals etc.

I have more planned but it is definitely a great start to the change over! I just wish I had more time and money!

IRL Ding!!

It is my birthday today.

Another year older and another year addicted to my favourite game.

I wish there was something you could do in game on your birthday which gave you a random mount or pet based on the ones missing from your collection. Like a spin the wheel or once off mini boss dungeon.

I have plans this weekend to have dinner with some of the best people I have ever known at such a hyped up restaurant (Mjolner) I am losing my mind in excitement.

It is also Drew’s birthday in 7 days so the dinner is for both of us to celebrate! I plan on taking photos but I also plan on drinking so it may not happen.

I have one of my presents already which is a kickstarter for one of my favourite books Green Rider. I am so excited and happy. The second present is apparently a million times better but is late for arrival. I have no idea what it is but Drew says it is amazing.

I hope you all have a fantastic day I know I will be just chilling out 🙂

Back on Aussie soil :D

For the last two months we were in Malaysia for work and we finally flew home on Good Friday/Easter Saturday.  This is why there has been few posts this week.  I am simply just exhausted from the time zone change, including DST change as well. So I apologise for that! It was a long flight (8 hours) which was delayed 2 hours (with us sitting on the place waiting to take off). We had 2 children which alternated crying for 6 of those hours.

Easter Sunday we then had to drive 3 hours to pick up our cats from Drew’s mum, and back home Easter Monday, which took almost 5 hours due to traffic. Our fault entirely, we normally leave at dawn to avoid traffic but this time we left at almost midday. We won’t make that mistake again.

Just a little traffic

The cats look pretty grateful to be home though which makes me very happy. We were worried we would have to resettle them back into our house, but that didn’t seem to be an issue at all.

Just chilling out

 

The rest of the week we have been trying to sort out why we cannot stay connected to WoW for more than 20 minutes and have been moving my pc to different areas.  I am now down stairs in the dining room and cabled to the modem, Drew suspects the network cards are too blame based on our isolation testing.  We have an electrician coming to quote us on ethernet port installation so based on the price we might get that done or just buy power line adapters based on recommendations of friends who also play WoW.

We are back to work on Friday so honestly, we are just trying to get back into time zone and get some energy built up.  It is proving harder than I thought, but I will start posting again 🙂

Going Overseas

I have mentioned it previously however my hubby was sent for work to Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia for originally 4 weeks, it got extended to 9 weeks just prior to him leaving (1.5 days prior). He requested I be approved for a week annual leave to come visit him as 9 weeks is a very long time.

Instead, work decided to utilize my training skills and send me over for 3 weeks!! I am so freaking excited!

What this means is I won’t really be playing all that much.  Pet battling/levelling is pretty much all I will be doing as whilst my macbook is pretty new and very good – I don’t like playing WoW on such a small screen for too long. We are mainly just doing world quests to get our rep up with Suramar for the flying achievements.

I don’t know how my hubby is managing to do it without too much complaint.

I leave this Friday – 21st – if all gets approved in time. TOMORROW NIGHT!!!!  I will be over there on the saturday morning at about 7am.

There are a few things we are going to cram into the first week but there isn’t a huge amount to do for people like us who are generally not big shoppers. The larger issue being that on the last 2 weeks I will be on night shift of, as yet, undisclosed shifts.  This will limit me to maybe only having Sunday as a viable tourist day – honestly I don’t know though. I am sure it will very quickly become obvious how much sleep/awake time I will have.

I had toyed with the idea of flying to Cambodia and then maybe even Singapore but I just don’t think I will have time. We want to do Langkwai Island/sky  bridge but even fitting that in might be a struggle.

So – I will update as often as I can and do any blog challenges 🙂 but I hope you all have a lovely couplw of weeks while I am away missing my little babies.

What’s been going on and where am I?

Essentially I have had to step down from raiding with the guild.

To give you an idea why, I have no free weekends between now and July, I have something on every single weekend – including a trip to Adelaide, Wodonga and Tasmania!!  I have a few concerts on and then our yearly cluster of anniversary/birthdays as well.  It is crazy. Especially when in between we have some gardening and house sorting to do so we can put the place on the market – which we are trying to get done at the moment as well.   It has been that solid since the middle of February.

You think I am kidding, but I am not here is the list of my weekends:)

  • 11th April – Hubby is on call so I am doing some photography shoots possibly – weather permitting
  • 18th April – going to a friends place for dinner and spending the night
  • 25th April – friends coming to our place and spending the night
  • 2nd May (my bday) – meeting friends in the city to help run his show both days possibly (photography maybe)
  • 8th May – Backstreet boys concert, Hubby’s bday the next day
  • 16th May – Adelaide
  • 23rd May – Eurovision Party
  • 30 May – Ice hockey
  • 6th June – Hubby has lodge
  • 13th June – Glenn miller Orchestra for M-I-L bday present (going to Wodonga to pick her up and take her home)
  • 20th June – Tasmania
  • 27th June – free at this stage

Top top it all off I have Karate every Tuesday and Wednesday nights now. Funnily enough the raiding on Wednesday worked quite well as my karate finishes at 8.30 and is only 20 minutes away so I generally get home just in time to jump online for raid – if not about 10 minutes late.

So trying to raid Mon/Wed/Thur from 9-11pm and having to be out of the house at 5.30am every morning at the moment is pretty hard. Last time I let myself get too run down I had shingles for 2 weeks so I want to really avoid that.  Whilst I can generally be around for raid, I don’t have time or focus to be online for all the other things you need to be around for like doing daily quests, garrisons, farming crystals or doing Challenge modes etc.  I just don’t have the ability to be a great addition to the team.

I need more time to practice playing arcane, I need more time to make money so I can make all the changes I want to make to my gear, I need more time.  I just don’t have time.  I don’t have plans to stop playing entirely and I may join in on the casual raids, but at the moment I can’t commit to main team raiding.  Just ask the hubby about the tears when I made that decision. I cried for about 3 days whenever I looked at my computer or the login screen.

I am not sure how often this will be updated now, but I will do it as often as I have anything of interest to blog about :)

Non WoW: Eurovision!!!!!!

This weekend is Eurovision!

By the time this post is live, I will be waiting for the Grand Final to start and I will be likely completely excited and bouncing around the house like a crazy person.

I have been obsessed with Eurovision for a little while now, because my husband – bless him – decided to start supporting my lunacy and having a good time when we watched it together.  This increased my obsession from secretly reading sites and information so full blown dress ups and excitement for the weekend in May when my life just gets to exciting for words.

Friday – also my hubbies bday is the start of the finals, with half the contestants attempting to get through to the grand final, Saturday night is the second half, and then Sunday night is the deciding round with all the winners from Fri/Sat singing it out for top spot.  The country that wins is where Eurovision is hosted the next year.  I spent most of the time aviding social media on Sunday though as someone alway blurts out who wins.  I also get crazy with twitter and facebook – so if you follow my twitter – I consider this a warning…I tag everything though, so I am pretty sure you can mute a tag??  Use it :p

Anyway the entire point of this is that I will be not be around this weekend at all, I will be sipping rum and coke on the lounge enjoying the spectacle and awesomeness that is Eurovision!

I cannot tell you how excited I am!!

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Lom’s Birthday

We have another birthday today!!

My gorgeous, wonderful, smart, funny, sexy, patient, caring and loyal husband to be exact.

This is just a quick post to thank him for all the years we have spent together and I look forward to many more!  I hope you have a fantastic day sweetheart – both in and out of Azeroth!WoWScrnShot_031814_152257

I see you!!

I see you!

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Ding!

for Dragonray

(the real one)

 

 

I am getting old my friends, but I am still in love with WoW as much as I was when I first started.  Another year has flown past and I am promising myself that I will get overseas before my next birthday.

Some things I want to be thankful for this birthday year:

  • Friends becoming pregnant after many years of trying.
  • Finding a new job and having my contract extended.
  • Passing my full motorbike license.
  • Getting a new car.
  • Hubby getting 2 promotions in one year because he is so awesome.
  • Spending more time with my camera.
  • Finding deeper meaning in my religion.
  • Discovering rice pudding.
  • Finally nightmares of being raped seemed to have stopped.
  • Subscribing to WoW again.
  • Discovering and re-connecting with friends.
  • Eurovision.
  • One of my doggies no longer being in pain and struggling through each day.

I think that is enough, although I could go on and on but they are the super major ones which spring to mind quickly.

I can’t wait to see what this next year brings me and I hope it continues to be exponentially better.  I want to thank you all for being a part of my life and for letting me read about your adventures in Azeroth (and on Earth), you always inspire, indulge and include me and will always be grateful for the friendships I have made through my blogging.

That’s depressing :(

Whilst fiddling with my site I came across some really depressing search terms :( I have no idea why they have brought people to my blog – I am half tempted to test it out and see what the connection is.

Tell me what you think about the following couple of things?  How does my blog relate – have I made that many negative posts on here that people would be drawn to it??

hate my life search

And this poor soul:

life upsets meI really hope these individuals seek help from people they need to get help from – be that friends, family or some other help line – since I don’t know what country they are searching from – I hope their search results included a help line response number.

If all else fails – play WoW – it makes you feel better when you hack and slash horribly disfigured demons and hell beasts 🙂  It really does!!

This lead me onto looking at all my search terms – and found the following couple of funny gems in amongst the legitimate dragonray, azerothian life and mage/pally stats etc…

giraffe

Not sure what my blog has to do with being a giraffe – but you can be whatever you want to be!!  Giraffes included!  Not sure what you would do in game as a giraffe – eat grass, mate and get chased by Lions if you are a cub?  I just don’t know…I can’t even fathom?

And what is even funnier is it was searched for twice….seriously?  Once wasn’t enough….you wanted to come back just to make sure it wasn’t a blog about a giraffe MMO??  You poor lost soul!

suddenly a giraffe

And this beauty which I don’t even understand :

farewell

So you are leaving and want to do a thanksgiving thing right??  You are leaving – they won’t care about you in a few months – however aside from that – what has it got to do with WoW??  heheeh

This is the best though?

confessions

Confessions cafe grande – you have have large coffee confessions?  You love coffee too much? (not possible btw).  You want to confess about some large coffee?  I don’t know how you found my blog or what you hope to find here, but it isn’t going to be coffee related – or grande!!   But it was searched for twice as well!!!  WTF?!!?  Once wasn’t enough….

ROFL!!!