Monday, September 24, 2012



Saturday, November 6, 2010



Check out these super cute designs by one of my favorite guildies. Penguins get cold too!? ADORABLE. I'm totally going to buy it.


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

You are exactly where you are supposed to be


A completely different post. WoW people, feel free to stop following my blog if you're not into it. (I won't be offended. I promise.)

I got this from Oh She Glows, a healthy living blog that I follow. I know not everyone is into yoga or the "healthy living movement." I know I personally waver in and out of that crowd, depending on my life situation and how I'm feeling. But this really hit home for me, and I think others can relate.

"Zuda Yoga Teacher Training – 7 axioms/Universal Truths

1. You are exactly where you are supposed to be
2. Fear and pain are life’s greatest teachers
3. Laughter and play are the keys to the fountain of youth
4. Exercise and rest are the keys to vibrant health
5. Touch and intimacy are basic human needs
6. Everything is impermanent
7. Everything is connected

I love the first one especially- ‘You are exactly where you are supposed to be’.

I think that we can often get caught up in where we think we should be or where we want to be, but to realize that we are exactly where we should be at this very moment in time is very powerful.

To accept where we are at this moment helps remove the guilt that so many of us face every single day. To appreciate the times when we are struggling or having a bad day and to realize that even the moments that seem difficult, upsetting, flawed, or discouraging all have their particular place.

How many times have you been down on yourself because you felt like you should or shouldn’t have done something?

Or that you let someone down?

Or that you ate too much?

Or that you should have found a job by now?

Or that you should have had a baby by the time you hit 30?

Or that you shouldn’t have said something or you should have stood up to someone?

We all have regrets and we all have guilt, but often it helps to take a step back and to release some of the guilt that we all have over our heads.

We all make mistakes. We all have things we struggle with in life. But to realize that where we are right now is where we are supposed to be can be very freeing.

It does not mean that we have to stay in a negative situation; it simply means that everything has a learning purpose in our lives.

I always say that if I didn’t struggle so much with making the wrong career choice, I would never be where I am today. Sometimes we must go through hard times to really push ourselves and grow!


These 7 Universal Truths help me understand that every day has a place and purpose….even the bad ones."

Right on.


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tales of Monkey Island

So my life has been absurdly crazy right now - I'm neck-deep in a full time grad program, and I'm working part time (although it feels like full time) at my graduate fellowship position. I've logged into WoW for a total of... I'd say 30 minutes or so, in the past 6 weeks. Which is both good and bad, I've found. I determined that I miss a grand total of two things - healing in general, and my guildmates. I don't necessarily need to raid, or do hard modes, or follow the latest patch notes, or even level an alt by questing. I just want to heal stuff. That's what I really miss. Just give me a quick 5 man to mindlessly heal and I'll be happy. :P And of course, my guildmates. I've been so busy that I've barely had time to respond to posts on our forum. It's a bummer.

HOWEVER. I *have* found some time to dabble in other random, short-term games, like Tales of Monkey Island by Telltale Games.

I'm halfway through the second episode (there are five total). It's amazingly awesome. I've laughed out loud too many times to count while playing this game, and that's saying something. I've never even played any of the old ones (I didn't even KNOW that there was an original game until a friend told me), but I was able to just jump right in and have a blast (I also got the entire series for $5 as opposed to $35 - they had a sweet deal on the weekend of Talk Like a Pirate Day).

I practically have a crush on the main character, Guybrush Threepwood (mighty pirate!!). He's so unassuming, yet simultaneously swashbuckling, and it's the most charming thing.

Shut up. I also had a crush on Link at one point in my life, too. So what.

Some of the puzzles can get a little bit tricky, but most of them you should be able to figure out on your own. I think so far I've had to look up maybe three or four things, and some of that was just me being impatient. The puzzles are challenging for sure, but nothing that will make you repeatedly frustrated. The controls can also be a little wonky - same with the camera angles. But everything else more than makes up for these small deficiencies. Great music, too.

You all should check it out asap. There's a demo on the website!


Monday, August 9, 2010

A wine, with gentle hints of cat.


I just bought this wine.

That's right. (PS -ya like the white board behind me to remind me to update mods and get buff reagents?)

Gentle hints of cat.

I haven't drank it yet, but I will soon!

I know this has nothing to do with WoW, but I figure most of my subsequent posts won't. Feel free to stick around anyway. =)


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

RealID? More like LolID.


This actually happened. No, really, it did.

Read this post, pass it along. It's too hilarious/scary not to.


Wednesday, June 9, 2010



I was just thinking today about how I actually started playing WoW.

Me [looking over Pete's shoulder]: So what are they all doing?
Pete: Well, they're just hanging around.
Me: But I mean... why? What are they doing?
Pete: Well, this is a city. It's called Ironforge. People are just chilling here.
Me: But why? Is this some kind of arena? What are they actually doing? Can you fight people?
Pete: No, it's a city, it's a safe haven. Unless some horde roll in and own the place, we're safe.
Me: So you can't kill anything?
Pete: Well, you can kill stuff if you go outside the city. There's bunches of things to kill. But you can't kill Alliance members.
Me: So who CAN you kill in the city.
Pete: one.
Me: Huh.
Pete: Uh huh.
Me: How come you can run through people.
Pete: It's just how the game works.
Me: Huh.
Pete: Yup.
Me: But what are they all DOING here?? Why would anyone just stand around in a city. I mean - that guy, that guy right there. On that horse. Why is he going over there. What's he doing.
Pete: ....I don't know. Maybe he's going to go buy some mats, or sell something on the AH.
Me: What are mats? What's the AH?
Pete: Well--
[Pete randomly opens his bags for whatever reason]
Me: Holy crap, what ARE all those things?
Pete: Uh, well, there's lots of stuff.
Me: Do you actually know what they all DO?!?!
Pete: Yes.
Me: [impressed]
Pete [thinking]: Dear god, I just impressed a girl by opening my bags in World of Warcraft.
Me: But they're all DIFFERENT.
Pete: Right. Food, items, gear, mats, whatever.
Me: If I played this game, I would NEVER keep ANY of that stuff straight, ever.
Me: So can you go kill something for me?

[Later, Pete is in Nagrand]

Me: Oh, my god, there's water, falling from the sky!
Pete: Yeah, kind of neat, huh?
Me: OH! There's a lake!!!!
Pete: Mmm.
Me: Can you swim in the water?!?!
Pete: ...uh, yeah.
Pete: ......
[Pete swims through water]
Me: *squeeeeee*
Pete: You know, if you played a druid, you could swim in the water AND be a kitty at the same time.
Me: [already in the process of DLing the free trial of WoW]