So I have been in Ohio for about a month now. A little over a week after getting here I got a job through a temp agency and I’m still there. The job itself isn’t bad, it is just soul sucking. I went from being in charge to being on the very bottom. It is quite a tough pill to swallow.
The people I work with aren’t bad. I’ve already found 3 WoW players and get to chat with them about the game. That is the beauty of not hiding what you enjoy doing. You can find friends where you least expect it.
The biggest pain that this job gives me is the drive. It wouldn’t be so bad if people actually knew how to drive here. I work 27 miles away from where I live. This is all freeway driving mind you. Even if people drove the speed limit (65, ugh) it should take me less than 30 mins to get to work.
On a good day it takes me 45 mins and on a bad day over an hour. This is just the driving. This doesn’t include the 3 blocks I have to hike (uphill mind you) from the parking lot to the building I work in (I work downtown). The walk itself isn’t that bad tbh but it has a lot of crosswalks where you have no light to stop traffic, and traffic just doesn’t stop. On my first day of work some woman was killed at the crosswalk I have to cross twice a day. Good times I tell ya. According to one of my coworkers, that crosswalk is the deadliest one in Ohio. Nice to know >.<
I think my biggest issue was I was brought in to do something at a higher level but because of other things that occurred out of my control, I was put into the shit job. I have too much experience and ability to spend 8 hours a day printing & sorting emails and scanning documents. My boss is trying to get me involved in more projects (yay!) but they won’t start until after Thanksgiving and will be all overtime work. This means long days and working on the weekend. The money will be nice though. It has been tough reconciling what I get paid in a month is what I used to get in one paycheck. Oh well.
So far I have been adjusting well to living with Slice. We haven’t fought yet so either the honeymoon phase isn’t over or we just get along too well. I’m honestly not sure. The only times we seem to get heated are during bad raid nights. Then we both yell at each other and get pissy. However, after the raid is over we settle down like nothing happened. Of course Sorak is laughing and saying “I told you so bitches!” Which is fine and dandy.
I don’t know if it is the pre-expansion blues or what but I just haven’t felt like logging in. I log in to raid and that is pretty much it. I think a big part of it is I used to log in to spend time with Slice, but now that we see each other every day it isn’t necessary and I find myself without a real reason to log in. I have alts I want to level and that’t about it. My dorf lock is in Outlands so there isn’t a major reason to pick her back up again since I’ve done those quests a million times. My human mage is very close to 85 but I just haven’t bothered to finish leveling her. She is in Twilight Highlands to see the Alliance side of the story. Even that isn’t enough to make me want to stay playing her. She ends up being used to just make money on the Alliance server. I did run the holiday bosses on her each day and snagged that XP. So who knows, she might not move again until there is another holiday boss to queue for.
Horde side I just log in to do my cooldowns and raid. While I am excited to being so close to finishing my orange staff it almost doesn’t feel worth it, at least at this stage. I don’t know if I’m just burned out on Firelands and need a new raid or if it is something else. As of writing this I am 63/250 towards finishing my staff. With the double raid lock outs coming I am hoping to get it finished faster. It has kind of turned into a joke to remind me to channel the bosses. What makes me mad is I can’t seem to get anything when we kill Rag. Which I find to be bullshit.
Slice got into the Star Wars Beta and let me play a bit this weekend. It reminds me of Dragon Age but set in the Star Wars galaxy. It is kind of odd hearing your character talk and having choices to make while playing, but it was fun. I don’t think I will be rushing out to buy it for the midnight release or even leaving WoW for it, but it will definitely be a diversion for when I need it. Kind of like AoC, which I have been neglecting!
Part of the reason I have been doing that is because I bought stuff with real money for my demonologist but I am at a loss as to where I can level with her. The game isn’t exactly straightforward and doesn’t tell you a damn thing. I know there are 2 other cultures that I can go level in their zones but then my alts who are of those cultures won’t have anything “new” to see. That is the part I am not happy with. I have no clue where to take one character without losing something for another one. Since I spent money on one toon I kind of want to see her maxed out before I move on to the others which means I haven’t really done much in the way of playing. I think I made a new alt, but that is about it.
A large part of the issue is I no longer have internet access at work. This means that all of the blogs that I used to read all day are being neglected and not getting read right away. This builds up my reader until I can get home and get a moment to read it. I have several that I haven’t touched in over a month, which is bad because my reader only stores posts for 30 days. When I get home from work I find I don’t have much time to read. I usually have to start dinner or get other stuff done before I can sit down at the computer. It is even worse on raid nights.
That is another thing I am not used to. Raiding used to be 5:30 to 9 pm. Now it is 8:30 to midnight. Yet I still have to get up at 6:30 am (that much hasn’t changed) so I am exhausted by the end of the raiding night and just want to call it. This of course isn’t an option. Plus I don’t know if it would even be possible to change the raid times. We have too many odd schedules to change things now.
So yeah that is my update. Not a whole heck of a lot of stuff to say, mostly bitching, but hey that’s me! So if you used to have me comment on your blogs and notice that I’m not doing so until later (if at all) then this is why. Anyway I miss all of you and hopefully I will be able to afford a smart phone soon!