ginger: (kedria)
I have a 5 page paper due in 11 hours. About a page and a half of it is written.

So what am I doing?

Installing Cataclysm, of course.
ginger: (Default)
Oh, Blizzard. Your security loops are wacky.

I quit playing before they did the whole battle.net thing. Now I'm thinking I might start again, but in order to do that, I have to connect my WoW account to a battle.net account. Only I can't connect a WoW account that's deactivated to a battle.net account, I have to activate it first. Only I can't log in to reactivate it, because it's not connected to a battle.net account.

Plus apparently they locked out my authenticator. And I can't do anything about that because I can't get into my account settings. Oy.

And, because it's Patch Day and people can't read, their support queue is so full and backlogged that they're not accepting new calls into the hold queue.
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The girls are 62 (priest), 63 (shaman), and 66 (hunter). Not bad, considering my goal is to get them all at 66+ (with the hunter hopefully to 68+) before the expansion. T-minus 12 days, including one weekend and one state holiday.
ginger: (qapla')
I just got rickrolled by the river between Azshara and Ashenvale.

I fell in, swam the entire north-south length of the zone border, and discovered that it was never gonna give me up.
ginger: (Default)
Friday afternoon: L47 priest, L48 hunter, L23 shaman.
Sunday evening: L59 priest, L59 hunter, L52 shaman.

Bob bless Blizzard's RAF deal. (And I've still got six weeks on mine, more or less! o.O )
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The cashier at Best Buy just asked me if I "let" my "boyfriend" talk me into playing WoW.

"Yeah, I guess so. Four years ago. Now I'm going to try dual-boxing."
"........"
"Have a nice weekend."
ginger: (dear journal....)
The CD I've had in the car for yonks (I keep forgetting to burn a new one, so I've been listening to the same one for almost four months) includes a random variety of music, including Metallica, Rammstein, Rob Zombie, Trace Adkins, Santana, Shakira, and the Cherry Poppin' Daddies, among other selections. It also has "Lament of the Highborne", from the World of Warcraft BC soundtrack. The song is in a cut-scene that you get as a Horde-side quest reward in the mid-teens, performed in-game by Sylvanas Windrunner, the Banshee Queen, and her court. (Link goes to a YouTube video. The song is pretty. I keep saying I need to get a Horde character up high enough to see the quest reward. Haven't done yet.)

Last weekend, I was out doing some errands. It was super nice out, so I had the car windows and sunroof open. I got to a stoplight right as the Lament came on the CD player. All of a sudden, the dude in the car next to me honks his horn. I looked over, and he's all waving his arms and thumbs-uping at me. I kinda went o.O, and then the light changed. He pulls away, and I see a Horde bumper sticker on the back of his car. Cracked me up.
ginger: (birthday)
I raid in jeans for the first time in over a year, and what happens? I get sick. Srsly. I was fine til Saturday afternoon, then I went to a movie with two of my boys and forgot to change back into moose pyjamas when I got home, so I raided in jeans, and by midnight, I was in the throes of the full-blown martian death flu.

Still am. My birthday present to myself this morning was a box of dayquil gelcaps. Wheeeee.
ginger: (labyrinth)
Text message received: "Group of 3 bad customers. (Coworker) asks me what I'm going to do. I reply, "I'm going to AOE them all down." She asked what that meant and I told her it was a technical term."
Reply sent: "*heals!* Holly's Shadowfury is available if you need it."

Received, a couple hours later: "Tell her to burn it. Could use a hurricane too."
Sent: "Shifting out. Need an innervate yet?"
Received: "Ha! Made my day right there!"

*flex*

Dear universe: Today can just, y'know, go faster, hm? That would be awesome.
ginger: (karrec/kazren)
These days, my time seems to be occupied mostly by things what begin with W.

Work:
Ok, not so time-occupying, except in that I need to be there. (With the exception of today, where I missed half my IMs because I was working on a big pile of junk. Dammit.) However, a couple of weeks ago I put in my notice at BYVS, and this past Saturday was my last evening there. They were sad to see me go, and the manager assured me that I was welcome back at any time.

Wedding:
19 more days, and then I will not have to worry about any of it anymore, except the name changing, which is cake. (Been there, done that.) For now, I have to finish and print the programs, print out the ceremony/notes, pick up the wedding license, polish up the weekend schedule (which will mostly affect me and my houseguests), pick out and order plants for centerpieces, poke anyone who hasn't RSVP'ed yet to do so, final fitting on my dress, and we MUST MUST MUST clean the office and bedroom before the in-laws show up. (They will demand a tour, as they've never seen this place, and in the current state of affairs, I'd be embarassed to show them anything beyond closed doors.) (On a less stressful note, 2 weeks from RIGHT NOW, I will be preparing to leave to pick up my Joyce from the airport! Woo!)

Watching movies and working on various crafty projects:
These two things go hand in hand, pretty much. I currently have 4 knitting projects in various stages of "on the needles", ranging from "I just need to frigging buckle down and finish the damn thing" to "I have 18 days to finish this if it's going to be ready at my wedding rehearsal" to "I just cast on last night and probably have to rip and try again with smaller needles". I'm also 90% done with sewing a dress that may be either my wedding rehearsal dress or my going-away-from-wedding dress, with another pattern/fabric combo ready to go. As to movies, I didn't like Children of Men because it was boring, turned off Notes on a Scandal when Dame Judi Dench started macking on Cate Blanchett, boggled at the evilness of the nuns in The Magdalene Sisters, and totally lost it when Anya wanted to know why Joyce didn't just get back in her body and drink fruit punch in the Buffy S5 episode "The Body". (I should be finishing season 5 this weekend.) I picked up Center Stage and Jesus Christ Superstar on VHS for fifty cents each, Ari and I started Babylon 5 Season 5, and I have an HBO miniseries on Elizabeth 1 that I'm very much looking forward to. And I think my bridesmaids are conspiring to have me watch Steel Magnolias at my hen party, so I need to remember to make sure I get hold of it for that night. :)

WoW: gets its own alliterative set of sub-categories )
ginger: (kedria)
Hm. It appears that today's WoW update will include a hardware upgrade on Feathermoon server....which will lose friends- and ignore-lists. *frown*
ginger: (karrec/kazren)
GIP - just practicing.
ginger: (WTF?)
Note to self:

You do not have to type "/r" to reply to an MSN instant message, nor do you type "/camp" to end an AIM one.
ginger: (huff puff)
ugh. it's so hot that Nagi's video card is too overheated to run WoW. I've got fans pointed at her in the hopes that this will help.

and i will discuss my mouse woes when i have finished doing my nails and can again type with both hands.
ginger: (crickets)
Crafting: The right-hand front of the Easy Lace Duster is done, and I'm about 1/4 of the way through the left-hand front. I am beginning to get seriously annoyed by pattern directions that want you to decrease in lace, but can't be bothered to tell you how best to do so. If I wanted to figure out half the directions by myself, I wouldn't have paid $6 for a pattern, y'know?

Family: We had awesome visitness with Joyce and Jeff, who left this morning to head back to NC by the Long Way. During that visit, there was also visit with Jill, Chas and Kit, which involved a road trip with El Ari, and we all had a darned good time.

Gaming: Absolutely nothing. I think I logged onto WoW and flew around a bit on griffons, and that was it.

New Years' Goal: I'm within 6 pounds of my goal range. Back on the bandwagon. I keep slacking on weekends. *facepalm*

Reading: I read the entire Little House series over the last week, except for The Long Winter, which I read half of this morning on the bus and will finish on the way home tonight. Also more Matthew Reilly. Adding Harry Turtledove rereads to library list today. Must also reload the PDA with e-books. (New PDA battery should be arriving tomorrow-ish.)

School: Grades are supposed to be posted today, but they aren't yet. *huff puff* (This section grew into a life of its own over the course of 45 minutes - further noodling post to come.)

Wedding: Joyce and Anjela and I went fabric shopping on Saturday. We have bridesmaid dress patterns! (Yes, HAVE, as in they were all on sale for $2, so we snapped them up.) I found a brocade that's pretty much what I had in mind for the main part of my dress, though I've been recommended to check out the special occasion fabric ROOM at the Northgate Pacific Fabrics, so I'll make my way out there and look sometime this week - but if I don't find anything I like out there, I think I'm going to pick up the brocade on Saturday, as I have a 1-day-only-coupon for 50% off any one cut of fabric. We found a couple of possibilities for part A of the bridesmaid dress, but nothing leaped out at us for part B of the bridesmaid dress or part B of my dress.

Work: Putting out lots of little fires this morning.
ginger: (WTF?)
(blah blah, conversation, gotta go)
Ginger: later!
Ginger: /camp
Jason: *blink*
Ginger: ....you know you've played too much WoW when.
Jason: ROFL
Ginger: stop laughing at me :)
Jason: nope
Jason: this one's going on LJ
ginger: (dear journal....)
I've noticed I've not been posting so much lately as I used to once upon a time. Hm.

Finished my Eris this weekend, for all intents and purposes - it still needs a zipper or fastening of some sort, but it's wearable without. I'm wearing it today, in fact. :)

I have one more project (muaa!) to finish before I start the Knitting Olympics Rogue on 10 February. I don't foresee any difficulties at this point. However, I expect I'll be doing lots of movie-and-yarning through February, and not as much WoW-ing as I have been recently.

Mildly grumpy - the knee borkage has kept me from meeting my exercise goal this week. Foo. (I couldn't think of any exercise options that would let me keep my leg still, and my usual choices are either Pilates or a treadmill.) However, I'm doing better this week, so I think I will give the treadmill a try tonight, albeit at a lower speed than usual. (I usually set it to 2.3-2.5 mph.)

Rain blew onto my balcony and soaked my box of oranges. :( My dad had a 30-pound box of oranges sent to me from Arizona - even after giving bagsful to Grant-and-Anjela and Ari, I still had 2/3 of the box left, and there's no way they'd all fit in my fridge, so I set the box on the balcony, as the directions said to store them at 43-48 degrees and that's about what the temperature outside has been lately. I think I'll need to go through it tonight and make sure they're all still good, and put them in something a little less prone to sogginess than a cardboard box.

Two of my coders are out sick again today. I'm beginning to doubt that my entire department is ever going to all be here at the same time again. :P

This weekend, we went and saw The Matador. I didn't like it much, but everyone else seemed to think it was funny. I also watched Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Red Eye, both X-Men movies, half of Gladiator, and a couple of episodes of DS9. (That's how I get so much knitting done.)

Oh, and I filed my taxes too. I skipped my education credit, as any tax refunds involving them aren't getting processed for an indeterminate amount of time and the $60 was not worth the indefinite wait to me. I also got a W2 that I didn't realize was coming the day AFTER I filed them, but as it would've resulted in an extra *gasp* $7 worth of refund, I didn't worry about it. The proceeds of said refund will go toward wedding savings, mostly - most notably, reserving our venue. (Woo!) But I think I'm probably also going to pick up the first 4 seasons of Babylon-5, if I can find them reasonably priced. :) (I'm one of those people who aims for a large refund, using the IRS as a guaranteed savings program, because while I could save it myself and get interest on it, in reality, I know that they're more likely to save it than I am. Your mileage may vary.)

And finally, I've been on a reading kick about adverse situations and human responses to same - mostly big disasters, like the Halifax explosion in 1917 or the fires after the San Francisco earthquake in 1906, but also Robert Scott's trip to the South Pole. If anyone has any general event or specific book suggestions, I'd love to hear them :) I know I'm looking for a good book about the Chicago fire, but I haven't picked any yet.

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