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/golfclap [21 Jan 2009|07:40pm]
[ mood | annoyed ]
[ music | none right now ]

Way to go, Blizzard. Way to fucking go. You really need to do a better job of QA'ing your patches before implementing them-_-

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[25 Dec 2008|06:09pm]
[ mood | tired ]
[ music | none right now ]

Merry Christmas!

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*whimpers* [13 Nov 2008|09:13pm]
[ mood | discontent ]
[ music | none right now ]

WoW: Wrath of the Lich King? Win.

A queue with an estimated wait time of over an hour on my primary server: Fail. Epic fail.

Ah well. I guess I shouldn't be at all surprised, given that Feathermoon is one of the servers that was recently offered free character transfers and still has a high population and that the expansion was released at midnight last night...and I'm willing to bet there are multiple people that took vacation time off from work to play because of it being all new and shiny and...yeah.

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[04 Nov 2008|10:59pm]
[ mood | happy ]
[ music | "Garza"--Madlax OST 1 ]

Woohoo!

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...yeah. I'm still here. [13 Oct 2008|03:49pm]
[ mood | cranky ]
[ music | none right now ]

Still here. Haven't been saying much of anything, but still here. It's not that there hasn't been anything worth writing about or lack of time or energy to write something--if anything, the reverse has been true. It's just...I don't feel quite right typing what I wanna say here right now, for a couple of reasons. Meh. Maybe I'll just say screw it and get everything written down sometime soon...

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finished moving, finally [12 Sep 2008|05:18pm]
[ mood | accomplished ]
[ music | "Say I"--Creed ]

Title says it all. Finished the moving and apartment-cleaning yesterday afternoon. It wasn't quite as bad as Kathie made it sound like it would be--just had two carloads of stuff and cleaning the two bathrooms and all the vacuuming. Only took us about three hours to finish everything. VERY happy that the moving's finished and that now I can relax somewhat and just work on unpacking and organizing everything...

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multi-colored dragons for the win [31 Aug 2008|03:38am]
[ mood | tired ]
[ music | none right now ]

Allon and I were turning different colors today...blue and gold, to be exact. But that tends to happen to people when they are painting, for some reason...

We were finally able to start painting the condo yesterday. Allon had taken this week off so we could spend the week doing that, but we weren't able to start until yesterday because we weren't able to close on the condo until the day before yesterday. We were supposed to close on Monday, but that got pushed back because Fay's visit caused all the government offices to be closed at the end of last week and we couldn't get the condo inspected until earlier this week. Ah well. We just gotta play a small bit of catchup now...paint, pack the stuff that hasn't been packed (and I swear our stuff is breeding or something now that we're trying to pack--I coulda sworn we didn't have this much stuff!), get furniture delivered, and move everything from the apartment to the condo. Oh, and we have 12 days to do everything in. We should be able to do it, even if it means Allon and I wind up not talking to anyone whatsoever until we're done because we're entirely too busy doing stuff. Ah well, could be worse. We could be stuck at this apartment complex for another year, eh?

Time for sleep now. Another busy day painting tomorrow, then have to go to work. Hmm...speaking of sleep. Seems that I didn't put my "do not disturb" sleepy dragon userpic on this journal. I need to fix that sometime.

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Last time I looked, sailboats and inclement weather don't exactly mix too well... [21 Aug 2008|06:30pm]
[ mood | amused ]
[ music | the wind and rain outside my window ]

It seems that the Buckman Bridge (the one I live close to that I cross to get to work) now has two reasons for being closed: high-ish wind speeds and a sailboat crashing into a light post.

I think I like how one of the commenters put it: "What idiot had a sailboat out in this weather? And if it got loose from a dock, what did he tie it down with, licorice?"

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meme stolen from [info]teadragon [21 Aug 2008|04:17pm]
[ mood | calm ]
[ music | "A Closed Off Village"--FF7: Crisis Core OST ]

Meme time. I'm bored...and yes, I know. I should be packing. )

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...Murphy? This isn't funny. [21 Aug 2008|04:06pm]
[ mood | annoyed ]
[ music | the wind and rain outside my window ]

Jacksonville is currently seeing some tropical-storm force rain and wind.

I live on one side of the St. John's River. My work is located on the other side of the St. John's.

Multiple bridges in the Jacksonville area are currently closed due to wind--including the one really close to me that I have to cross to get to work.

When I called my workplace to tell them I might have issues getting there depending on the weather conditions tonight, I've found out that so far the company's inclement weather policy has not been activated--meaning that people that cannot get to work due to the bridge closings are S.O.L.

...yeah. My work can bite me, methinks. Even more so if the bridges are still closed when it comes closer to time for me to get ready for work.

Edit (6:30 PM EST): Yes, yes, I know. There are a couple of bridges still open at this point in time. But they're kinda out in the middle of nowhere in relation to where I'm located and where I need to go. And there's no guarantee that they'll still be open when I check in an hour. And I really don't relish the thought of driving in this weather for any longer than I normally would have to, as my car gets tossed around enough in lighter winds to make me leery of driving in this weather (and yes, I know. This weather is quite mild compared to some of the stuff that's hit various places in the past). Guess I'll just have to see how things are in an hour and decide then what to do, eh?

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back home now. [14 Aug 2008|08:33pm]
[ mood | tired ]
[ music | none right now ]

Been in Atlanta with Allon for the past few days. Back home now. Trip went okay, more or less--but not being able to have any private time whatsoever with my mate kinda sucked. And fondue restaurants are complete and total epic win^_^

...more later. Need to find something to eat, then take nap before I go to work.

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...yes, I've been in hiding. again. [15 Jul 2008|03:36am]
[ mood | cranky ]
[ music | one of the Orgrimmar themes from WoW ]

No offense to Squeaky, but I really hate this new layout-_-

And yes, I'm alive. I promise. Just been in hiding, again. More to say later...

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meh [22 Jun 2008|05:17am]
[ mood | cranky ]
[ music | the Karazhan theme from WoW ]

If you saw my last post, please disregard what was said.

If you did not see my last post, don't worry about it.

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*purrpurr* [19 Jun 2008|06:07pm]
[ mood | hyper ]
[ music | none right now ]

Willow, I got your package...thank you very much! *pounces and bearhugs*

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househunting and the daily grind... [01 Jun 2008|12:02pm]
[ mood | chipper ]
[ music | none right now ]

I know, I know. I said I would update this thing a few days ago and I'm just now getting to doing it. Shoot me-_-

Anyway...

Allon and I had been looking for a new place to live for the past few months, and we've finally found a place. We're planning on moving to a condo over in St. John's county, not too far from his workplace. We signed the prelimary paperwork for the condo early last week, and have also met with the loan officer to fill out the paperwork to get approved for a loan. If we get approved for the loan--and from what we understand there shouldn't be any reason why we can't--then we'll be waiting for the building to finish being constructed and will do the closing paperwork at that time (probably mid- to late-August, unless there are delays with the construction).

Work's been going about the same as it always has. Some nice callers, some stupid callers, office drama that I try my best to stay out of, and co-workers that make me glad that I went back to overnight shifts. I've discovered a few things recently at work--one, jigsaw puzzles make a rather nice way to pass the time between calls; two, I really enjoy talking to one of my co-workers about various topics, including ones that usually make me twitchy when talking about them to most other people (read: politics!); and three, I really dislike trying to process technical support calls in the middle of the night...particularly ones dealing with either computers or cell phones. The tech support people tend to be incredibly rude overnights for some reason-_-

I'm still going to the Tuesday night D&D games, but there have been a few changes made recently. One, we're not meeting at the same place--Chris had to move out of his parents' house, and we're all meeting at his apartment now. Two, Tom and Don haven't been coming to the games because they lived about an hour away from David's place and gas prices were becoming a little too expensive for them to make the drive there every week. Chris's apartment is considerably closer to them, but I haven't heard anything about when and if they'll be coming back. Three, we've been running a new campaign due to Tom and Don not being at the game. Chris is still using the Eberron campaign setting--in all honesty, I would be highly surprised if he ever ran a game that was not in that world--but now we're trying to survive getting stranded on an island somewhere in the Lhazaar Principalities due to a shipwreck instead of working for a treasure hunting company in Xen'drik.

As for the Saturday game...Allon's game was put on hold for about a month because we meet for that game only once every other week and we've been unable to meet for two sessions--Chris was moving the first session and then Allon and I were both recovering from stomach viruses the second session. We were able to pick up where we left off last weekend. Hmm...I still need to level up my character sometime in the next week. Something to do while I'm at work, aye?

Still playing WoW a good bit. I'm currently taking a break from my warlock and working on leveling two other characters. Both of them are paladins--one human, one blood elf. I'm currently playing the blood elf, but I plan on going back to the human paladin and the warlock eventually. And I will admit I am very much looking forward to the expansion coming out later this year--but I will probably wait a few months before I try to create a death knight, as I would like to be able to get the starting quests done without the crapload of competition for resources and quest targets that would likely happen in the first month or two.

*looks around the office, sighs* Y'know, there is only one bad thing about getting ready to move...and that's trying to pack everything. Ah well. I just need to get in gear and get packed...and soon. I really don't want to wait until the last week or two to try to get everything packed up...did that once before, and I really don't want to do that again.

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there's a light at the end of the tunnel... [27 May 2008|12:50pm]
[ mood | hopeful ]
[ music | "Castle on a Cloud"--Les Miserables ]

...and for once I actually have reason to believe that it's the end of the tunnel instead of a train's headlight.

Yeah, I'm still around. There's been a fair bit of stuff going on lately, but I just either haven't had the energy to write something or didn't want to say something and then jinx myself by sounding overly optimistic and then find out that things weren't going to work out as planned.

I'll post more later, probably tonight sometime. I have got to go get some sleep now--I've been running on less than four hours of sleep per night for the past couple of nights (okay, okay. I should be saying mornings. But everyone else's morning is my night, so meh *razzes*).

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ugh... [17 May 2008|03:13pm]
[ mood | sick ]
[ music | none right now ]

I love my mate, I really do. And I usually don't mind sharing stuff with him. With that said, however...catching his stomach bug? Not cool.

I'm just glad I'm off work tonight, as I would probably have to call in tonight if I was scheduled to work. I'm currently feeling that crappy-_-

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song lyrics [02 May 2008|07:39pm]
[ mood | warning ]
[ music | read the post, please ]

Case of the Fake People
TLC

I thought that I knew about 'em
Thought that they would never do me wrong
Well well they smile in your face
When all the time they wanna take your place
Them backstabbers
Same old scene that
You've seen for so long
Always want to be around you
But as jealous as they come
Well don't want you to win that race
'Cause if you do it's gonna lessen their space
That's when I decide to say

[Chorus]
Goodbye, goodbye
To all the fake people in my life
I never wanted you around me
So be on your way now
You better think twice
Before you let people in your life
Because when you put down
No one is around you
You got a case of the fake people
A case of the fake people

I thought that I knew about 'em
The only ones that really care for me
Oh yeah
But they shouldn't be that way
Only down for as long as
You can give security
Same old scene that you've seen for so long
Always want to be around you
But as jealous as they come well
Don't want you to win that race
'Cause if you do it's gonna lessen their space
That's when I decide to say

[Chorus]
Goodbye, goodbye
To all the fake people in my life
I never wanted you around me
So be on your way now
You better think twice
Before you let people in your life
Because when you put down
No one is around you
You got a case of the fake people
A case of the fake people

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my brain just broke again-_- [14 Apr 2008|08:51pm]
[ mood | WTF? ]
[ music | none right now ]

Moonkin druids should not be out-DPS'd by a protection-spec warrior in defensive stance. No. Just...no.

...don't mind me, just headdesking again.

And for those that are curious and actually know what I'm talking about...both characters in question were in the low 50s, so level gap wouldn't have accounted for it-_-

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and in better news... [09 Apr 2008|05:17am]
[ mood | loved ]
[ music | none right now ]

Allon and I actually got to have a night together for the first time in...well, a rather long time. Yeah, we have the same days off, but when one takes into account that I sleep until 3 PM or thereabouts and that we have our D&D games on the same nights that we're off...yeah. We really don't get that much time to ourselves. Tonight's game wound up getting canceled, so we were able to just have some quality time to ourselves. We went out to dinner, then went to a park not too far from a friend's house and just walked around the park. It was nice...just the two of us on the forest paths...something we definitely need to do more often *smiles*

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