Saturday update

The plan for Saturday was for Arioch and I to go shopping for Soth’s birthday present with his BFF Olivia.  She was going to pick us up and we would go to Frys.  Since Olivia had other plans for the rest of the day she was going to drop us off at the mall near Soth’s home so we could bug him for a ride back to Ari’s house.

Zam picked me up around 9 am I think (I honestly cannot remember).  As Ari was finishing getting ready I checked up on my email.  Olivia popped in and we all piled into her car.  Apparently she had logged into the game the night before and some interesting conversations were happening in gchat.  She regaled us with these stories as we made our way to Frys.

Gift card purchased.  Swedish fish & mana pot consumed (by Ari) and we were off to the mall.  Apparently Ari gets grumpy when she has nothing but sugar so we opted to get lunch.  What did we have?

Panda of course!

😀

Seriously, if you didn’t know the answer to that question then you really don’t know me very well.

I was unhappy with the fact that my kung pao chicken had neither kung nor pao to it.  I don’t think I have ever had such bland “spicy” food before.  Ari’s food wasn’t that tasty either so I think it was just that particular Panda.

After nomming we started making our way around the mall.  The plan was to walk the entire length, window shop, giggle at weird people and eventually call and bug Soth for a ride home.

In the food court there was this cart that had a bunch of toys on it.  One of the toys was this doll that bounced and waved its arms.  It creeped me the fuck out.  This of course meant I had to show Ari. 😀

The cart next to the toy cart was one of those hair styling carts.  They offer to style your hair in order to get you to purchase their gizmos.  Now I personally hate being bugged by people trying to sell their shit to me as I walk by.  If I wanted to buy their crap I would walk up to the cart and start looking.  One of the girls hawking the wares on the cart starts talking to Ari and I as we are walking by.  It is one thing to talk to someone if they are just strolling along, it is quite another when they are obviously in a conversation.  She had the temerity to interrupt us to ask if we were interested in the crap she had to sell.  I immediately said (in a rather bitchy tone I might add) that no we were not interested and went back to my conversation with Ari.  About 20 or so minutes later we ended up walking by the cart again on our way to another store when the same person interrupted our conversation AGAIN.  I turned to her and said “No we aren’t interested.  We weren’t interested the first time we told you no.”  Again this was said in a VERY bitchy voice.  It was actually kind of funny to me how shocked she was at my reaction.  Yes I get irritated that quickly.

We ended up going through the entire mall.  I think my favorite part was the bath and body works store.  There were soooooo many candles to smell.  The watermelon one and one of the vanilla ones were my favorite.  A close runner up was this amber one.  I ended up getting the amber one in lotion form.  I had some on yesterday and I was just enveloped with the scent.  Mmm mmm mmm.  We eventually made our way to one end of the mall that had a couch next to the directory.  We sat for a few reading the cheesy pick up lines on the wall (Anchor Blue store had them printed on the windows) and giggling.  Ari wanted to know if the mall had a particular store in it and we just missed it so she was checking out the directory.  As she turned around to come back to the couch she tripped over the end table on the edge of the couch, banged up her shin pretty good and plopped on the couch next to me.  We checked out her leg and a huge bump was already forming.  To be fair, she did warn me that she was a klutz.

Turns out that Soth was at the Best Buy at the edge of the mall.  We made our way out of the mall and hiked across the parking lot to the Best Buy to meet up with him.  Ari, being Ari, didn’t realize that where we had been sitting was MUCH closer to the Best Buy than where we had been dropped off by Olivia.  This was the place where she led me so that we could exit the mall.  So yes, we hiked back through the mall just to hike over the same ground to get to Best Buy.  >.>

Soth had his daughter with him (she is completely adorable BTW) and I joined her in the back seat for the ride to Ari’s house.  In typical little girl fashion she told me all about her pictures that were in the back seat, her lunch pail and how her daddy was mean to her when she was bad.  I thoroughly enjoyed myself.  Have I mentioned that I love kids yet?  Yeah.  When we got to Ari’s house they came inside for a bit because Soth had to ask Zam some computer questions.  His daughter picked me a flower and chatted with me until they were ready to go.  Total sweetheart.

After they left Ari and I watched this anime video called Wicked City.  Her description of it to me was “This is kind of hentai” and me being me was all “sure!”

Yeah that movie wasn’t “kinda like” hentai, it was.

Complete with some tentacle rapage.

There was also an uber creepy monster at the end.  Like really gross creepy.

Fantastic movie! 😀

When it was over we were kind of hungry.  Not full out FOOD NAO hungry, but munchies hungry.  Zam was busy and not hungry so Ari grabbed a cab and we went to IHOP.  It is an Airoch approved restaurant.  We got the appetizer sampler and played cards.  I taught her how to play Gin Rummy (or at least what my family calls Gin Rummy).  After the first few hands she started kicking my ass.

After about an hour (maybe) we packed up the cards and decided that we would walk to my hotel (which was like 4 blocks away) where we could keep playing cards until Zam decided to come find us.  We get there and my stupid key doesn’t work.  Now I had been having issues with the damn key working the entire time I had been there.  It wasn’t just me, Ari couldn’t get the damn thing to open my room.  So we trooped down to the office where the Indian dude re-keyed in my card (notice he didn’t give me a new card) and we went back upstairs and tried the damn key.  After a few more tries the stupid thing worked and we were able to get in.  We played cards for quite a while (she completely trounced me) then Zam called and wanted to know if we were ready for dinner yet.

They took me to this Chinese buffet/Mongolian BBQ place that they used to frequent a lot.  Apparently it used to be much better.  I was just sad that they did not have rice noodles.  I think I am going to have to visit the one I go to just to make up for me missing out on rice noodles.  Hmm maybe for lunch this weekend.  Nom nom nom.  Sadly no raunchy jokes were made.  Although I did get texts from Tir laughing at me over other things.  Have I mentioned that he is a brat yet?  Well he is.  Yes you are a brat! :p

After dinner I was dropped off at the hotel where my key didn’t work yet again.  Notice the pattern? >.<

The plan for Sunday was everyone would meet at Ari & Zam’s around 10:30 am where we would head over to Old Town Sac and be touristy and just maybe take a train ride.  Zari, Tel and Soth were supposed to make an appearance.

However, I shall be leaving Sunday’s escapades for another post.

Hey I am milking this for all it is worth! 😉

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Watch out, she is back!

Yes I am back home from my lovely extended weekend in Sacramento.  I would have had this up earlier but apparently missing two days of work where you are the only employee kind of puts you a tad bit behind.  It has been a busy busy day at work both yesterday and today.  I was going to attempt to get this posted on Tuesday but the fates conspired against me.  So now I am writing this on my lunch break.  Maybe Soth will stop complaining that I haven’t put up a recap post.

So where do I begin?

Friday morning I wake up at 3:45 am and freak out thinking I have overslept.  Nope, I’m good.  I had just stepped out of the shower when I get a text from Tir telling me to call him once I get to the airport.  Now mind you, this is the guy who said goodbye to me over vent the night before like I wasn’t going to be talking to him the next damn day.  >.<  Tir I love you sweetie, but you are a silly silly man.  Andrew was kind enough to take me to the airport so I wouldn’t have to pay to keep my car there.  He dropped me off and I went through the whole security thing.

Let me just say that I was shocked at the sheer amount of people in the airport at 5:30 am on a Friday.

I managed to get through security and find my gate with about 15 mins until boarding.  Being the good friend that I am I give Tir a buzz and we chatted for a bit until I had to board.  He asked me to call him when I landed in SF for my layover (yes I had to switch planes to fly from SD to Sac, shut up it was the cheapest flight).  Queue uneventful flight, 45 min layover in the SF airport, then another uneventful flight and I was in the Sacramento airport.  I had called Jen from SF and let her know what the schedule was.  She was running a little late and told me to call her when I landed in Sacramento.  I had just answered my phone to talk to Tir (who was calling me this time lol) when Jen pulled up.

The best part?

She was wearing her WoW priest shirt. 😀  Go Jen!!

We left the airport and pulled over so she could put Arioch’s address in her GPS, as we backed up the car we hear a *crunch* and Jen goes “What was that?”  Turns out she backed into a stop sign.  It was left leaning at a very sharp angle as we quickly left the scene of the crime.  We laughed about it for the rest of the day.

We find Ari’s house, and yes she does in fact have pink flamingos in her front yard.  Her and I ended up running across the lawn to hug each other.  It was pretty cute if I do say so myself.  I dropped off my bag, gave Zambra a quick hug and then the three of us were off to lunch.  Ari wanted us to go to The Counter which is a hamburger place.  I will say that they have very very good hamburgers there.  Ari had a 1 lb burger with a fried egg on top.  I still don’t know how she managed to eat the whole thing without it getting all over all of her clothes.  The hot waiter (whom I flirted with and embarrassed) called her a soldier for eating the whole burger.

We were going to go to a sex shop to find Soth’s birthday present but Jen ran out of time so she took me back to Ari’s house.  Said goodbye to Jen and I got the tour of Ari’s office.  She showed off her UI and people in gchat made fun of me.  About par for the course.  After a while we asked Zam to take us to the sex shop to get Soth’s present.

The place that Jen suggested to us was awesome.  This was the first sex shop that I can remember seeing that did not have the windows covered.  They had a huge selection and despite not finding the exact thing I wanted, I still had a tough choice on which item to get.  We ended up wandering around the store and checking out the toys.  There were a ton of really neat looking ones.  The next time I am up there I might have to make a stop back at that store.  Thanks again Jen :D.

We talked and decided that bowling was on the menu so we made a stop back at the house to pick up Ari & Zam’s shoes and bowling balls (and my bag) and headed out to the lanes.

Now I love to bowl, but I suck sooooo badly at it.  Ari wants us to get a SR bowling team going and to join a league.  This would require me to move up there.  Sorry hun it will take a bit more than a bowling team to get me to move out of San Diego. 😉

I was feeling grimey and smelly so Zam dropped Ari and I off at my hotel so I could check in and shower.  He said he would pick us up in about an hour and we would go have dinner.  Ari and I got to relax and chat some more.  Dinner was Dennys (it sounded good) where Ari had an ice cream sundae for dinner.  Ari has a wicked sense of humor and combine that with my perverted humor, well poor Zam was quite red.  All I am going to say about it is there is a reason we have a smut blog that we write in. ^_^

After dinner I was dropped off at my hotel where I reaquanted myself with cable television.  I think I was awake for 23 hours by the time I fell asleep.  I think it was 3 am my time when Tir called me (I don’t know why he picked that time) and I was still awake, watching TV.  I eventually fell asleep though.  The funny part was I wasn’t super tired and I was even perky the next morning.

Go me?

Anyway, my lunch break is now over and I still have 3 more days to go.  I will do my best to get Saturday’s events up tomorrow. 

Oh and Soth, you’re a meanie :-p 😉

Screenshot Friday

We have another picture that Arioch put together with the model viewer.  These are two of Tir’s characters.  I am sure he will have a story to go with this picture as well.

Enjoy!!

And just where do you think you are going?

Screenshot Friday: Now with a twist!

The following picture is a submission by Arioch.  Yesterday’s comments gave her an idea on a desktop to make.  With her permission I am going to share it with everyone.

Why hello there

Now here is the twist.  In the comments below write out some conversation that you think would happen between the two of them.

For the new people (*waves*) Tatia is a druid and Arioch is a mage.  What you see above is a sort of forbidden love, as it were.

I am curious to see what everyone comes up with.  The best selection will get a post written all about them and their characters.  😀  Try to get me the replies today, but I will accept entries through this weekend.  I am shooting for a post on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Good luck!

Odds and Ends. Oh and a lot of name dropping

So apparently I am putting out wow porn without realizing it.  Thanks guys for pointing it out for me >.>

This turned out to be quite the busy weekend for me in the game.

As most of you can tell, I am a huge fangirl of Arioch.  I am always sending you to her site, well, because she is so fricken awesome!  Maybe not as awesome as Jong, but I don’t know if anyone can BE that awesome, you know, besides Jong. Tam is up there, but that could be because I am such a Tam fangirl too!  You can’t have him Elimeny!  So there! :-p

Because I am such a fangirl of Arioch (and Pie.  Of course I could never forget Orangeslice!  You are so awesome dude!) and I wanted to bug Dark/Soth (j/k) I allowed myself to be “convinced” by Orangeslice and Pie to transfer my baby blood elf warlock to their server and guild.

Now they are on a PvP server.  I FAIL at PvP.  Yes I am a warlock, yes I am supposed to do very well in PvP.  I still FAIL AT PVP.  It is that simple.  Now if I am in WG I just run around spamming CoA and Corruption.  Maybe throw in a little Howl of Terror or Death Coil here and there.  I have a blast doing that.  When it comes to one on one stuff, I fail.  I get stunlocked and die, EVERY, SINGLE, TIME.  I don’t care if I have all these awesome abilities to get out of that, I can never find them and I die.  No ifs, ands, or buts about it.  Don’t mind me guys I’ll just be over here faceplanted on the floor.  You didn’t need my help right?

>.<

Even knowing this, I still transferred over Lyssianna on Friday night.  She was level 45 1/2.  After playing her this weekend she is now 49 :D.  They want a warlock for their raids so I am TRYING to level as quickly as I can, but frankly, without heirlooms, it is going to take me a bit.  Plus I don’t want to neglect EoF.  EoF is my guild.  They are who I call home.  I have no plans to take out any of my toons away from that guild.  That is where my friends are.  This does not mean I cannot make new friends though. ^_^

Shadow Rising has a very set guidelines for joining their guild.  This means that even though I will not be raiding with them anytime soon, I still had to fill out an application and sign their guild charter.  No worries, I can do that.  So Friday I did the necessary “paperwork” and awaited the officer’s decision on if they would let me in.  I stuck around the server leveling and receiving pie from Pie because he promised me pie for transferring.  Twas delicious pie.  I dinged 46, trained and logged back over to EoF to finish up the evening working on my baby priest.

Saturday rolls around and I get an email from Shadow Rising forums telling me that I have been accepted into the guild and to just nab an officer when I am next online.  I had decided that I would spend Friday and Sunday with Shadow Rising, and Saturday with Echo of Fate, staying online in EoF’s vent just in case I am needed.  The weekdays would just depend on what we were doing with EoF.  Wed & Thurs would obviously be with EoF because of our raids, but Mon & Tues are up for grabs.  At some point in time I will need to level up my baby druid in All Together Now as well. >.> *sigh* The life of an altoholic.  Saturday was quite interesting in itself, but I will leave that for tomorrow’s post.

Sunday appears and I logged into my baby lock and who is online but Dark/Soth! *evil grin*  I popped him a whisper and informed him that I was stalking him, which he didn’t seem to mind.  O_o  There weren’t any officers online so he couldn’t get me an invite at that time.  It wasn’t a big deal.  Him and I chatted for a few then he had to go tank HoL.  I was doing ZF anyway so it was all good.  On Friday night I won the cloth gloves that drop off the witch doctor in there, and on Sunday I won the bad mojo mask.  Because it is so damn hideous, I keep it visible.  ^_^  She is a blood elf, she needs to be taken down a peg or two.

Took a break around 1 and had lunch with Andrew at Panda Express.  Delicious, delicious Panda.  Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm how I love you kung pao chicken.  You make me so very very happy.  When I came back online Zug was available to invite me.  Right off the bat I am involved in a conversation in guild chat talking about smothering melted butter and honey.  The conversation was ORIGINALLY about chili and corn bread, but yeah we uh kind of got sidetracked *shifty eyes*.

Arioch came online and had to make sure I was behaving myself with Dark/Soth.  I reassured her I was, then someone else said that we had been talking about smothering with butter and honey instead.  I ❤ these guys already.

They all went into their raids a little bit later and I got yelled at by Orange because I wasn’t 80 already.  I am leveling as fast as I can!  *cries*  Hopefully I will get some nice rested XP while I mess around with EoF.  All things considered, I think I was doing pretty well.  I went from 45 1/2 to just over 49 this weekend.  That is with no heirlooms and no rested xp.  All in all, not bad.  I am NOT looking forward to HP though.  Stupid DKs.

Just as a final note:  I got my first ganking on a PvP server Sunday night.  I was leveling in the Hinterlands because I know that not many Alliance even bother going there.  I was 47 at the time and was making my way up the troll temple in the south.  My voidwalker was tanking 3-4 mobs (I can’t remember exactly how many) and I was focusing on keeping both of us alive while killing them all.  All of a sudden this human pally rides up, a level 80.  She rides past me on her horse, stops, turns around, comes back and kills me in 2 shots.  Then she gets back on her horse and rides away.  Now tell me, was that seriously necessary?  Did she really think that a level 47 warlock was ANY kind of threat to her?  I know this is a PvP server and it is to be expected, but that was a dick move.  Now I am all stressed out over leveling the way I normally do.  I don’t want to be busy managing a huge group of mobs while worrying if I am going to be ganked at any moment.  *Grumble*  Stupid PvP server.

****EDIT****  I have to add http://highlatencylife.wordpress.com/ because theerivs cried.

Also – I forgot Tel and I feel horrible for missing him!  Tel you are awesome dude! 😀

I am a slacker

I REALLY don’t want to make a post today.  All weekend long I have just felt blah.  I don’t want to play WoW, hell I haven’t wanted to wash my hair.  Which is gross, yes I am quite aware of that fact, thank you very much.  Maybe I am depressed or just blah.  I haven’t figured it out yet.

Thursday night saw a lot of fun in my guild.  We managed to pull off the first 5 bosses of Ulduar and do an OS run on top of everything.  We got the 8 man Sarth achievement on 2 separate groups last week.  So that was awesome.

Things have been pretty quiet on the guild front.  Not many people have been online lately.  Except for late at night when our lovely Air Force crew logs in.  So suddenly we go from 2 people online to 7.

I finally got my pet pug on my mage.  I think I am like 14 people or so from getting it on my druid.  I still have a ton left on my warlock.  I need to figure out what would be the best gear upgrade for her.  She has like 89 BoT and I don’t know what to buy with them.  She is currently sitting around ilvl 219 with a few 226 items thrown in for good measure.  Hell, I think my mage is better geared than her now.  Which is really sad because I have no intention of raiding with my mage.  I really need to bring Millea out more often and keep the cobwebs from re-forming.  How sad is it when your main has been put on the back burner for so long to where she is no longer considered by people to be your main?  I even played into that a bit by having Tatia be the character that was promoted to officer instead of Millea.  I am just never on Millea.  It really makes me sad.  I will probably play her even less when I level up a worgen warlock too.  😦

Ah oh well.

I will leave you with some link love though:  Go read Arioch’s post.  I can tell she is winding up for a good one.

Thanks to her I was turned on to this guy, who also happens to be awesome.  He recently ran with this, I hesitate to even call him a warlock.  Look at the summary on the side of the armory.  He just won a dodge rating trinket, AND EQUIPPED IT!

Why!  Why do people do this!?!!?!

Late, LATE post >.>

Sooooooooooooooooo yeah, this post is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay late.  Sorry about that.  I got home and my sweetie had me get online to do HH, where I didn’t get the helm *sadface*, then the heroic daily was AN which is what I needed for my lock’s proof of demise acheivement.  Then others came online and wanted to do it too, so I tried my hand at dpsing on my druid, since the priest we have is specced heals and pvp heals, so yeah no dps spec for her.  It didn’t go off too badly.  I did almost 3500 dps on the first boss, almost 1700 on the 2nd boss (did a bunch of poison clenses and general non dpsing stuff), and then 1650 on the final boss.  Same thing there as on the 2nd boss, I focused on adds and cleaning the poison instead of pew pewing the boss.  Considering this is in resto gear with a dps necklace (that I switched in to give myself a little bit of hit) I really didn’t do as badly as I thought.  I still have no rotation though, which is fail, but hey I’m a tree!  It happens.

 

Today there is a particularly fantastic article by Arioch over at http://clearcasting.wordpress.com/ She is so uber and I want to be like her one day 😉

 

Seriously though, if you aren’t already reading her blog you should be.

 

Go!

Read!

Now!

 

 

I COMMAND YOU TO DANCE NOW!!

 

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Dance chicken, dance!

 

oh and um tame a shitton of penguins

 

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Crazy penguin lady