Everything Happens to Everybody Sooner or Later if There is Time Enough

-George Bernard Shaw

More than a year has gone by since I opened my mouth last… perhaps that’s a good thing. Rather than apologize, I saw a quote while looking up ideas on how to write about the passage of time and came across this little bit of pleasure…

Sometimes I need what only you can provide: your absence

It made me think that apologizing to the internet for not having time for it is rather silly, since odds are, no one noticed I wasn’t writing. As depressing as that thought might seem, it doesn’t bother me. I don’t write here for any other person’s pleasure, just my own. It’s a nice little journal of sorts that I am willing to share, and if someone is willing to read, all the better.

So I’ll try to recap the last year as briefly as possible… mostly so I can remember to write about these events later.

  • We spent Christmas last year in Bremerton with family, for the first time in 10 years.
  • In January I promised myself to be healthier… and I promise I tried… for about a week.
  • In February I got a job at Burger King… In April I quit. Don’t work there. Just don’t.
  • April brought Lillie’s 6th birthday.
  • In late April I started working for The Home Depot. Do work there. I still do.
  • In June Hayden turned 10. Double digits earned him a trip to a water park. Turns out I don’t care for water slides… or find I feel too fat for them. See January.
  • Also in June I joined a gym. That lasted a month due to cost… but I lost weight.
  • In July my mom found out she had cancer. I spent a week or so in the hospital with her.
  • In August I decided the weight had to go. Between August and November I lost like 30 lbs.
  • In September both kids were in full time school. I wish they’d quit getting older, cause that means I am too.
  • In October I turned 29, Mom turned 59, Dustin turned 38, Molly turned 19, and I had my 11th wedding anniversary. I also worked too much, and didn’t celebrate much, but I did get an awesome 3DSXL and Animal Crossing for a present!
  • For my anniversary, though, I went to a Navy League Ball. It was fancy… and boring. But I got to wear an expensive dress.
  • For Halloween, Hayden was a Creeper, and Lillie was the Pink Power Ranger. Also, Bill visited.
  • November 6th was Garen’s birthday. He’s still old. (33)
  • On November 11th I arrived at Harrison Hospital at 3:30 in the morning, for my mother.
  • On November 13th I got to talk to her for the last time.
  • On November 16th, she passed away. (Also Garen’s late mother Charlet’s birthday)
  • On November 22nd, my sister in law Gina was being a sneak and got eloped. (CONGRATS!)
  • Tonight I redid the blog, merged in older posts, and got ready to try writing again.

I make no promises to commit to writing, because I never seem to follow through. But I’ve got the bug, because my hubby got the bug… and well, anything he can do I can do better! (Not really, he’s got a knack for words).

I’ll try to expand upon these things in the next few days… but there’s the short version.

Goodnight!

-Andrea

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WotLK Is Coming, Are You Ready?

Personally, Im ok with it. I said before that it felt too soon, and I still think it is, but its not really a concern for me. Why not? Well I have my list of things to do before WotLK hits stores, and I’m content trying to accomplish these goals. I’m the kind of person who doesn’t care that it’ll be obsolete. It’s just fun to have some goals. Are you like me? Don’t mind something to do as long as it’s SOMETHING? well, here’s a list of 25 things for you to do or get done, pointless or not, until WotLK hits the stores.

  1. Aspire to level a toon faster then the release. Good luck with that.
  2. Take a finished alt and gear it to the hilt. I refer to my Gear Guides for Solo Players.
  3. Be like everyone else. Race to finish the content before release, just because you can.
  4. Travel backwards into MC, BWL, AQ and the like, and see content and lore you’ve never seen.
  5. Get your UBRS Key.
  6. Get your Onyxia Key.
  7. Participate in all the little quests and things involved with the holiday festivities.
  8. Grind out gold cap, all 214,000 gold before WotLK
  9. Get your titles, I believe they will be gone once WotLK launches.
  10. Reach 50,000 honorable kills in PvP, if you have already done that, double that number.
  11. Get a bunch of guildmates to play darts with themselves and take some nose dives into Shat, spelling out your guild name.
  12. Have a scavenger hunt
  13. Take out that opposing faction city that you’ve never been to.
  14. Level cooking and fishing to max
  15. Get every cooking recipe in the game
  16. Get a Mr. Pinchy while you are at it
  17. Clear out everything on your bank toon. See how much it was really worth.
  18. If you are a hardcore profession person who wants to be first, save some high level mats to help you get a jump start. Things like Adamentite, Fel Steel, Netherweave Cloth, etc.
  19. Make the longest Conga Line ever in Stormwind.
  20. Play chicken with a buddy against Doomwalker. Closest person without dying wins!
  21. Try out that refer a friend leveling bonus. It is teh secks.
  22. Frantically collect every non combat pet in the game, now that you will have the space for them.
  23. Get some fashionable outfits to parade around in.
  24. Start a lottery in your guild. (careful with this one, it is techincally agaisnt Blizzard’s ToS to gamble)
  25. When all else fails, pick a random person of the opposing faction and follow them around for a while. Don’t say anything, don’t help unless they are next to dead. Just stand there, and watch. See how long it takes them to log out of being weirded out.