Okay, so maybe my 30 days of blogging didn’t go as I had planned. Two days in a row and then nothing for weeks. LOL, that’s what I get for trying to take on a blogging challenge during the holidays. Maybe next year I’ll set myself a more reasonable long term goal – like one post per week. I think I can handle that.
So, do you want to know what I’ve been up to since I haven’t been blogging? Well work and family and holiday obligations of course, but also a little bit of World of Warcraft and lot of reading. I set myself a goal of 36 books for the year 2012 (3 books per month). I know it’s not a lot but for someone with a family, a full-time job, and a part-time job – that’s a lot. Anyway, I have reached and exceeded my goal! I have currently read 37 books this year and I’ll probably be finished with the one I’m reading now before the end of the year. I have been taking full advantage of all of the sales this time of year and I’ve loaded up my Audible account with tons of books for next year. I’m thinking about setting a goal of 50 books for next year, but I haven’t decided yet. I joined an online bookclub through Goodreads and some of the ladies on there have set goals for 100 or even 200 books. That is freaking crazy!! Those ladies must all have rich husbands and housekeepers, LOL! Anyway, the book I’m currently reading is called Golden Earrings by Belinda Alexandra. I’m doing the Audible version which is read by Caroline Lee. She is superb with all of the accents. Love, love. love her! The reason I picked this book was because Caroline Lee is the narrator for all of the Kate Morton books and I love her so much reading those, I thought I’d give this a try. I am so glad that I did. I’m not quite halfway through it now, but I’m really enjoying it.
I’ll do another post on the Golden Earrings once I’ve finished it. It had just been a while since I had posted anything and I wanted to wish you all very Merry Christmas!
Blizzard has finally announced a release date for the latest expansion of World of Warcraft, Mists of Pandaria – September 25, 2012. That is less than two months away! Holy cow! Guess Hedwig needs to kick her quest for Loremaster into gear!
Anyway, now that we have a definite date it’s time to start thinking about raid teams, raid times, etc. I really want to keep all of our existing raiders, but I want everyone to be happy in their role. Here is what we will need for raid: 2 tanks, 3 healers, and 5 dps. While we’re at it, let’s also look at raid composition. We’ll also need: replenishment, heroes, and a battle rez. Those are requirements. There are other buffs and bonuses that I’d like for us to have but those three are non-negotiable.
We currently have nine people on our team so I’m working on recruiting a healer. If you’re a healer and reading this blog post, please comment and we can chat. Also, I have added a chat box to my blog page for now (if it gets an abnormal amount of spam I’ll take it down). But for now, it’s there so please use it to chat about raiding, wow, music, or whatever floats your boat.
Thanks a bunch for visiting!
Okay, so my friend Jessy is trying to start up a new blog trend called Musical Mondays and I thought I’d play along. Her blog has a cute little question and answer thing where you do the shuffle on your ipod and enter the song title for the answers to the questions. I’m short on time so I’m just going to list the first ten songs that come up when I hit shuffle. Here is what I’m listening to:
- You Don’t Know What It’s Like (Bee Gees)
- Alabama Clay (Garth Brooks)
- Do You Wanna Date My Avatar (The Guild/Felicia Day)
- On The Side of Angels (LeAnn Rimes)
- I Always Liked That Best (Cyndi Thompson)
- Faithfully (Journey)
- Breathe (Anna Nalic)
- Shut Up And Drive (Rihanna)
- Love Story (Taylor Swift)
- Late Morning Lullaby (Brandi Carlile)
My favorite new song right now is “Somebody That I Used to Know” by either Goyte or by The Glee Cast. I think I like the original better, but the guy in video freaks me out and when I hear the original version sometimes I can’t help but picture him. If you haven’t seen this video yet you should totally check it out. That way you’ll be just as freaked out as I am, LOL! The video starts out all cool and if you’re watching it for the first time after reading this post, you’ll probably say “Yeah, he looks a little strange. But I’m not freaked out. What is she talking about?” And then as he gets more into the song, you’ll see his abnormally large mouth. It’s kind of scary. I always watch the whole video every time it comes up, even it freaks me out a little. The song is great and the watching the video is sort of like seeing a car crash. You don’t want to look, but you just can’t seem to look away.
Anyway, freaked out or not – here is my favorite song of the moment. It’s great to sing this one in the car with the windows down and the radio blasting.
Blogging, oh how I’ve missed you! I think about you often but I never call. I hope you haven’t given up on me yet. Someone wise once said to be a writer you must “write something every day” and I’m going to give that a try. I am a planner at heart, so I spend more time planning out what I want my blog to look like, what kinds of topics I want to have, and what widgets and colors I want to use. I thought I’d try to spend some time actually blogging instead of agonizing over what to blog about. So this is a blog about my plan for blogging! LOL, baby steps.
I have a list that I’m working on for day-of-the-week blog posts. It will be something to get me started and get me in the groove of blogging again. Here’s the tentative list:
- Musical Mondays (awesome idea of Jessy’s that she’s tried to get me to do before)
- Tech Tip Tuesdays
- Wordless Wednesdays/Oh How Pinteresting Wednesdays
- Thursdays – Book Review (I couldn’t think of anything cool to start with a T)
- Finally Fridays – probably spend Fridays talking about WoW since it’s not on another day
What do you think? LOL, you’re probably think “Great, if you actually follow through with it!” That’s what I’m thinking anyway. I’ll do my best not to disappoint either of us.
Anybody have a good idea for a catchy name for Thursdays?
Bigbearbutt has thrown down the gauntlet and challenged his readers to write a “story, poem, dirty limerick or whatever” using the following words:
This challenge sounded like a lot of fun but due to the fact that I’m very behind on my blogging, I decide to take the challenge even further and see if I could use all seven words in just one sentence. It’s probably a little wordy as sentences go, but I asked the hubby (an English teacher) and he said it passes as a legitimate sentence.
Sarah’s hidden dream was to become a star, but she knew that those dreams were in vain and that the juicy stardom that she long held a torch for only had a slender chance of becoming a reality because life had given her the shaft.
Now I’ll spend the time that I would’ve otherwise spent writing a story to catch up on a little blogging of my own and I look forward to seeing what everyone else has come up with. If you’re a blogger and want to participate in BBB’s writing challenge it is not too late. You can find his original post here and the comments of this post should have links to all of the responses.
Please post your response as a comment on my site as well! I can’t wait to read them all.
Anyway, I just watched an early episode in season two called “Grilled Cheesus” and cried like a baby. This show is so much better than I thought it would be. If you’ve never seen it you should definitely give it a try.
I found this comic several years ago and had it hanging up in my office. It’s eerily accurate for anyone that works in IT. I think it’s very fitting for my job now as an IT Specialist. I work at at Help Desk doing internal technical support. I’ve been there a couple of months and so far I love it. Everyone there is nice and it’s a laid back environment. Do you want to know the best part of the job? I GET TO WEAR JEANS … EVERDAY! (I know I’m not supposed to use all caps, but I’m really excited about it.) I’ve had IT jobs in the past that didn’t allow anyone to wear jeans. We had to wear professional dress or khakis and a dress shirt. Do you have any idea how many dress pants and shirts I had to throw out from rips and tears from climbing around behind the server rack or crawling around on the floor to hook up network connections? Quite a few, I’d guess.
Anyway, in addition to being able to wear jeans – the job is awesome! I answer the phone all day but there are a few of us so it’s not like I’m “tied to the phone” all day. I troubleshoot hardware and software issues. I install software. I reimage computers, and stuff like that. It’s great for me because I’m obviously a technical person and know how to troubleshoot (ie: google) problems that people have with their computers. AND – I’m a people person! It’s not a quality you find in most IT people. I’m not saying that all IT people are introverts – just that the average IT person would rather work with computers, servers, routers, and switches – than deal with people. I like this job because I get to do both.