Friday, November 28, 2008

The Light.

I want to say thank you. The comments on my post yesterday were incredibly cheering.

This morning after waking up from a nice 13 hour(yeah I went to bed early and slept in) nap I felt a lot better. Spending this morning with Wulfa also helped. Today after making sure to keep busy even doing small things I found myself in a much better mood.

Thank you for the suggestions of making lists. I plan to do this and started this morning with a small one.

The job search isn't going -that- badly and I have a few more leads I am waiting on replies from. My heart was just very down yesterday, and I wanted to say thank you again for all the replies. You really helped cheer me up.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

The Dark.

I cannot describe how hard it is for me to remain cheerful right now. My life is so entirely different from what I expected, that now I do not know what I was thinking back then. My plan had been to get down here and stay busy. That has been the furthest thing from what has happened.

Instead I find myself constantly distracted or in conversation. Nothing ever seems to get done and daily I lose the battle. Hell, its not even like I'm playing too many video games. I play half what I played when I was working full time. I don't think about WoW much at all now.

I don't even feel like reading.

It seems like such an easy thing to me to get a job. I mean I -know- I can do a number of different things and do them well. Even things I don't enjoy.

But thats not the issue. Even 3 months doesn't seem like a horribly long time to be without a job, and I've only been out of work for one. The issue is that I find myself with a lack of hope. I did not ever imagine I would be this down. I'm usually the bright hopeful one of our little family unit. Aww hell. Maybe I'll wakeup tomorrow and feel better. Maybe tomorrow the dark will lift and go away.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Pets Galore

Hah! Back to dark purple! Color of kings! Woot!

The Reason for the Post.
I tamed a new pet and I really like it.

The Background Story Behind the Choice of Pet. Warning Rambliness Ahead.
I grew up in the Virginia Beach, VA area. Nothing humongo special about that particular area except that it was close to one of the greatest vacation spots on earth. Colonial Williamsburg, with its' Shops and Restaurants and Character Actors and Tours and Gorgeous Houses AND IT'S JUST FREAKIN BEAUTIFUL. Not that I get excited talking about it. Anyway, we went there once or twice a year. Also nearby was the Jamestown settlement and a couple lesser-known towns that also got completely massacred by Indians (err Native Americans .... I'm not sure what is PC) back in the day. Exciting stuff. And if you're in that area you HAVE to go by the College of William and Mary. Red brick, stately buildings ..... you feel like you're in a very cool place with lots of history. Ok, and the point of it all: Busch Gardens Williamsburg, amusement park, eagle preserve, and voted most beautiful them park many times running. We went there once a year. We were/are amusement park junkies. Anyway, they are an eagle preserve. Remember that.

The Choice of Pet.
So I was sent to the Grizzly Hills last night. Not much choice, I accepted a quest and found myself on a bird. Dumb pilot almost got us killed by orcs. So I start questing in the area because it looks pretty and I wasn't liking the Dragonblight. And I come across a Bald Eagle (though it's called an Imperial Eagle in game) and I decided I must have one. So I tamed one, and named her Fidelis (SemperFidelis was too long ... didn't even think of doing SemperFi).

A Review of my Pets.
I currently have all 4 stable slots filled. There's Boru, first pet who will never ever be asked to retire. Then there's Taku, a skettis bird (purple and red, absolutely gorgeous). No story for her, really. Then Whitefang, my black ravager from Duskwood. Him I like having around because my name's Wulfa, and it just seemed right that I have a wolf. Stallone is that rare white gorilla that spawns in Un'Goro. I stumbled across him looking for a semi-cool gorilla and chuckled with glee as I tamed him because Moon and several other hunters had to wait days for theirs. And last but not least Fidelis, my favoritist pet right now. All families represented (i.e. Ferocity, Tanking, Cunning) If I spy another animal that I MUST have it'll be a toss-up between Taku and Whitefang as to who gets dismissed. I just haven't played them enough to be attatched.

Real Life Pet.
I have a cute story of Bambi. One of Damm's former co-workers bought the Orclette a Curious George monkey because her leash is in the form of a monkey. Wait, you say, a LEASH? Yeah, a leash. I know where my active and prone-to-run-away child is at all times. Moving on. Orclette didn't take to the stuffed animal. And then a couple of days ago I saw Bambi with it in her mouth. I took it away because I thought she was going to destroy it. Then I saw her again yesterday with it. She had it curled up against her and was sleeping with it :D So I decided that George was hers and he goes in her crate now.

The End.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Still under construction

Please ignore my constant changing colors.

And my endlessly changing designs.

The guy that owns me thinks he's learning html/css.

Loser.


Sincerely,
2.5 Orcs Blog

p.s. That mug at the bottom. He just wanted to see what that did. It will go away at some point when he stops liking the way it looks to have a picture of his on a mug.

Twilight

"Edward was sooo awesome. You know, no guy could ever measure up to him."

After this I asked Damm to go see the movie again with me. I was actually surprised when he demurred and suggested Quantum of Solace or Australia instead. I didn't mean that statement in a bad way. It was just true. He's a fictional character. He's a vampire. And Stephanie Meyer does NOT try to make her vamps more human-like, something I find refreshing. They're just .... perfect. Damm said, and I think he's right, that quite a few high school boyfriends are going to be dumped because "they're not like Edward." I think it's quite possible that even staid married ladies will secretly wish that their husbands were Edward. Edward will never grow old. He will never get fat or go bald (not that that's a bad thing .. I don't mean to offend anyone. That look can be quite handsome :) He doesn't have morning breath. His muscles .... he has muscles. yummy. AND he can move faster than any human and bring his adored to the tops of trees and mountains. It just can't happen in real life, so you dudes shouldn't feel bad. Heck, romance novels don't happen in real life and I know quite a few otherwise intelligent, happily married or happily single females who delight in them. I don't know what that says about the female psyche.

And if you're thinking, "hey, Wulfa seems to have gone gagga over Edward .." well, you're right. I didn't go gaga over Orlando Bloom. Viggo Mortensen (though he is VERY good looking). Brad Pitt. etc. I just don't see the sense in mooning over men I will never ever meet. But Edward ...... totally fictitious vampire. Brought to life on screen by a very good looking young dude. Yeah, totally heads over heels. Not ashamed of it either.

Ok, the actualy movie. I thought it was well done. The special effects were not, perhaps, the best I've seen, but that might have been done intentionally. It was rather stilted and slow at first but that's how the book was. There was one scene not in the book (at least I don't remember it) but otherwise it stayed true to form. The actress picked to play Bella is absolutely gorgeous and she does her part well. The chemistry between her and Edward was palpable. And yeah, I was already prejudiced for the movie because I loved the books. You might have a totally different opinion.

And if you liked the series, check out Meyer's other book "The Host". You will have to wade through the first few chapters as it's a bit ponderous, but it gets considerably better later on. And she has 2 sequels planned. Yip yip hooray!

Ok, done going gagga over Edward. Normal Wulfa returns.