Sunday October 12, 2008

Ow damn my hand (contd.)

Opposable thumbs are such a wonderful thing.

I wish I was able to use mine without pulling off my bandage (bad) or pulling on my wound and making it hurt like hell (worse).


I hate feeling helpless.

Saturday October 11, 2008

Wait, what?

Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes and Jude Law as Dr. Watson?

This has the potential to be either seriously awesome, or completely ridiculous. Here's hoping it's the former.

(On the other hand, if I see one more person complain that Watson can't be played by Jude Law because Watson "isn't fit" I'm going to strangle something, I swear. Read the books, goddamnit, people.)

Ow damn my hand

Note to self: saying "it sure would be nice to get some kind of non-life-threatening injury, like a sprained ankle or something, to be able to stay home from work for a bit" out loud is dangerous.

Because some evil god will be listening in.

In the specific, I was washing dishes this morning and a glass broke apart while I was washing it. Cut a pretty big gash in the back of my hand, right over the thumb. Hurts like hell, wouldn't stop bleeding, had to actually go to the emergency room.

And end result, yeah, I can't really work with my hand bandaged up like this, as I can't really move my thumb... can't really cook either, or type very well, or wash more dishes, or button up my jacket without the wound hurting, etc, etc.

I got lucky, it could've been vastly worse, but... grrr.

Now to research how to get bloodstains off a carpet...

Thursday July 24, 2008


Also, courtesy of Bird: try and stay grumpy watching this, I dare you.

(So that's the video my father meant the other day at dinner. Have to say, there are few things weirder than my father, who's never been very good at following internet trends, starts a dinner conversation with a sentence along the lines of, "So have you seen that video of the guy dancing on youtube?"
Turns out he saw something about it on the news. Which is also entertaining, because I'd almost forgotten how much news programs in Italy like to feature "fun stuff from the internet" type things. Heh.)

Hello there

(No, I don't really know why I'm awake at 7am, either. I wasn't really planning on it.)

Where I've been? Er. I wasn't really planning to disappear. I started working shifts around the time I disappeared, though, which is mostly to blame for the lack of me.

I also went to Paris (which yes, includes the Blizzard Worldwide Invitational), and then to Italy for some sun, sea and relaxation with my family.

And now I'm back.

I'm still working shifts, though, so I can't really guarantee I'll be posting much.

But I will probably have a fair amount of things to post about - at least, concerning World of Warcraft - assuming I can pry myself off the shininess long enough to talk about it.

Because yes, going to the WWI meant I got a Wrath of the Lich King beta invite.


Sunday May 04, 2008

Discovery Channel: I love the world

Found the link for this Discovery Channel ad on a livejournal community a few days ago, and I keep watching it, and it keeps making me smile.

So I figured I'd share :)

Continue reading "Discovery Channel: I love the world"

Sunday April 20, 2008

Watching season 4 of "24"...

...a few comments, in order (keeping in mind I'm exactly halfway through the season):

"Right, the plot train has just gotten derailed and is going for a merry stroll through the countryside."

"You know that plot train I mentioned earlier? It's met a few flying pigs on its way."

"Now the train's been joined by a bunch of pink and violet unicorns and is merrily frolicking in a field of roses..."

"...with the addition of a few packs of tapdancing elephants."

And of course, the omnipresent "Is there any point to this or is it just the writers being bastards to the characters again?"

I probably should just sit back, stop analyzing the plot as if I were a writer and try and enjoy the ride. :|

(And yes, I know it's a TV show and not a movie. I'm too lazy to add a new category. :P)

Eredar Twins down!

At the long last, we found a strategy that worked.

No, I wasn't there for the kill (though I was there for a decent chunk of the attempts; story of my life - still haven't seen a Felmyst kill even though we've been killing her for three resets now), but I was watching and it was awesome. Now to repeat the feat next reset, eh?

(And I just repeatedly typoed "Eredar Twins" as "Eredar Twinks". The mental image of the two ladies in a battleground slaughtering everybody is just too much.)

On the upside, we did end up go to Black Temple afterwards (after skipping it last reset to work on the Eredar Twins some more), and although the random number generator was a bastard to me (no ring from Supremus, no trinket from Bloodboil, no necklace from Reliquary and no goddamned boots from trash - I have the feeling I'll get the necklace from Brutallus and boots from Felmyst before I see either of the latter two), I did finally get my Tier6 chestpiece.

Which when socketed with 3x 15sta gems, is a whole 60sta upgrade over the badge chest I've been tanking Mr. "Hardest hitting boss in the game" Brutallus in for a bunch of resets now.

(Last reset I tanked Brutallus without having a warlock's imp's stamina buff in my group... I never got summarily three-shot by the stomp + mainhand hit + offhand hit combination, but there were a few close calls I'd rather hadn't been there.)

I might be getting up to having a decent health pool yet. :P

Monday April 07, 2008

He wishes for the Cloths of Heaven (W. B. Yeats)

Remember me saying I'd post poetry I like? Yeah. I ought to do it more often.

This is rather famous (especially the last line), and could even be called cheesy, but I like it nevertheless.

Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

Friday April 04, 2008

Further adventures in Sunwell!

Ended up tanking Felmyst for all but the first three of our learning attempts. Fun times. We're doing pretty good at learning to stay the hell away from the green stuff, too. And the only times I got splattered (as opposed to the whole raid wiping during a flying phase) was when too many healers were dead, and that one time I stupidly backed out of healing range (one of the melee got Encapsulate, and my brain went "ack! damage bad! move away!" - which, in retrospect, turned out to be a bad idea).

Most priceless wipe today has to be the one where one of the mages avoided deep breath #2 with the rest of the raid, then ran into it via moving too far north in preparation for deep breath #3, got mind controlled, and promptly turned and Dragon's Breathed the raid, leading to everybody else getting caught in deep breath #3.

Tomorrow's a free day; we're going back in on Sunday. I don't know if I'll be picked for the raid again (I was surprised I was picked for today's, nevermind that they actually had me tank the boss for almost the entirety of it). Either way, I'm happy.