So it’s been a while huh? I’ve sadly neglected this blog, but I swear I’ll be more active from now on.
There have been some big changes for me, both in real life and in game. So I’d better explain.
I now work full time at the pub. Which is great, but for now at least I’m working Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings until close. As Enthusiams raiding nights are Monday, Thursday and Friday I had to make the hard decision to change to another guild, one that had raiding times more suited to my hours. So I am now a raiding member of Oops Wrong Button on Bronze Dragonflight EU. I’m also playing a Beast Mastery Hunter as my main now. I still have characters in Enthusiasm, and I will be dropping in to visit ALOT. I cried when I left, much to G’s bemusement, not being an online gamer like myself he didn’t quite get why I was upset.
Another change in my life is me and G get married in May. So much to plan, when I think I’ve got it all sorted something else comes up, and I had a disaster with ordering my dress online (the ‘UK’ company turned out to be a Chinese shop selling knock offs of other people’s designs, they even stole photos for the original websites), but I got my money back in the end and its all back on track. G’s outfit cost more than mine! But I am geeking out to the max in one respect. I am turning up to my wedding in a DeLorean. That’s the Back to the Future car for those who don’t know. Hey, what can I say, I have love those movies since I was a little kid! I’ve always wanted to ride in a DeLorean and now I am!
Anyway, I am at work so better be getting on with things. I’ll be designing a new banner reflecting the new changes for my blog later.
Not much gaming has been happening at my end. I’ve been a busy little barmaid, and find that I am too tired to do much more than sleep when I get home! But I was looking at a couple of recent photo’s taken of me, and was struck by the differences between activities in them, which just shows how odd and varied my life can be sometimes!
The first picture was taken during a caving trip run by Yorkshire Dales Guides down a cave called Long Churn, not far from where I live. So here is me in a fetching red caving suit and helmet.
It was a little bit of a squeeze 🙂
The next photo was taken this weekend. It was Ingleton 1940’s Weekend, and well, I had to dress up for work. Never let it be said when Morrigu does something she does a half assed job of it!
I very rarely wear dresses, so to me this is a big deal! And I have to admit I cheated and got a hairdresser to do the hair.
So yeah, just goes to show the weird stuff I fill my time with 😛
I did it! I completed the 12 mile challenge!
Graham and I finished it in 5 hours 22 minutes, and whilst I’m not sure about the fastest and the slowest times, I’m happy with that. I’m not that fit, I’m overweight, I have knee problems and yeah, ok, I spend too much time on World of Warcraft (and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, but that’s a whole new post). But I did it! And no epic mount was involved 🙂 The walk was over moorland and trails in the Yorkshire Dales so it was steep in places, but it was enjoyable. And the weather was lovely. I even overcame certain hang ups when I had to find a convenient wall to duck behind…
I won’t lie. Yes, I may have over done things. I was fine until the last few miles, and maybe I should have admitted my limits, but I am a stubborn old boot sometimes and wanted to prove I could do this. As a result my knees are swollen, my right hip is painful and I have a blister the size of a 10p piece on my right foot just behind the ties (about a bit less than an inch for non Brit-Landers). I’m hoping a hot bath and an early night will help, as I have work tomorrow. Yeah, I only took one day off. Oops.
G, of course, being skinny and fitter has nary a twinge, but I won’t hate him too much for that.
But screw the pain! I have raised £55 for a good cause (so far), and have proven something to myself (that I’m either strong mentally or I’m batshit, I’m swinging towards the latter).
And I have a medal. Booyah.
Just a quick update. I survived my holiday on the Isle of Man, came back with a new tattoo and am now gearing up for the Cave Rescue Organisation 12 Mile Challenge on Saturday. I’m still not convinced I won’t die, but never mind, don’t know til you try!
Anyway, I’ve decided to put a link to my Just Giving page here. Yes, that is my real name, but I’ve not got anything to fear or hide, and I’ll remove the link after Saturday.
Morrigu’s Just Giving Page
I’m not going to force any of you to sponsor me, but if anyone does the CRO does a lot of good for many people and they depend on donations.
Anyway, wish me luck!
I’m guessing a few people may have noticed I’ve been a bad blogger this month and not updated much. I must apologise, I’ve been a bit preoccupied with other things.
First off though, I got my Druid, Pinkamena to 85 yesterday! Yay! And I suck at feral kitty DPSing! Boo! Maybe it’s just my gear, I bought her the VP boots and bracers but I still have a lot of greens. Shame I hate the boomkin form, or I might have tried out balance. Roll on MoP and the glyph to change boomkin to spirit form!
But I won’t have much time to gear her up til next week as me and G are off to the Isle of Man for a well deserved holiday this weekend. I really can’t wait! The downside is G won’t let me practice driving in the Saxo as we can’t risk me dinging it, but it’s only this week. On Thursday we get on a ferry at Heysham and it’s off we go, camping. Hey, I’m not a ‘home comforts’ girl, I don’t mind 🙂
Did have a bit of a disaster though. At the beginning of the month my PS3 died and took with it my Mass Effect 3 saves. And my Skyrim saves. Well all my saves actually. So yeah, I’ve replaced the PS3 but all my games have been lost. ME3 hurts the most. And I had 50+ hours on Skyrim I can’t be bothered to replay. Shame.
In other news, Operation: Easter Snake is still ongoing. Some eggs are duds but there are 4 or 5 that look healthy and appear to be growing. We have a friend taking care of them over the holiday 🙂
I’ve been a wee bit quiet, and have fallen behind in the whole 20 Days of WoW thing, but it’s been a bit mad, combined with mild burnout. And an Easter surprise I really didn’t expect.
Well, the Easter surprise will explain the title so I’ll talk about that first. As some may know I’m a Crazy Snake Lady. I have three pet snakes: Two Corn Snakes and a Western Hognose. Well, I had noticed over the last few weeks my bigger Corn Snake looked a bit chubby, but it was a total surprise when it laid 12 eggs yesterday. One sadly was bad but the rest seem fertile, and after ascertaining I will be able to find a home for them, I’m now incubating the rest. So Morrigu is gonna be a Grandma, if all goes according to plan anyway. It may not happen yet, hatching eggs isn’t easy, but here is hoping. Takes about 60 days, which means they should hatch around my birthday in June.
So yeah, burnout… I still enjoy raiding DS but most of the other stuff doesn’t interest me. I’m having fun levelling Pinkamena as I have mogging plans for her, but other than that, it’s all a bit ‘meh’.
So what else am I doing? Well, a friend of mine has convinced me to give SW:TOR a try again, and I have found myself messing around on Everquest 2 again, despite the fact I never get passed level 30 before cancelling my sub.
Roll on MoP I guess…
When I was a teenager I loved to draw. I spent most of my lunch breaks at school drawing, mostly copying pictures from anime and comics, but that helped me get a basic knowledge of what to do and I did my own stuff too. I also used to write stories, though no one was EVER allowed to read them. Then between the ages of 17 and 20 something happened I’d rather not talk about and I pretty much stopped all that. I guess I got out of practice, and was far too critical of myself and found the antidepressants I was on made my hands tremble, so I stopped drawing all together. And that’s kind of been a theme. Same with the digital photo manipulation, my life went haywire for a while and I’ve found it hard to get started again.
Then I started working behind the bar at work. It’s amazing what serving beer can do for you! For the first time in years I feel creative.
Firstly I have found a new self confidence. I never would have seen myself in a job so closely interacting with people a few years back. I haven’t mastered the art of small talk yet, but I find myself chatting to strangers, something that used to terrify me. Finally people are not scary! Well, yes, they are but I can ignore it and deal with them anyway.
And I’m guessing the new self confidence has awakened the creative part of me again. I have an idea for a story bouncing round my head, that I came up with on a very slow shift whilst washing glasses. It revolves around a pub, and is probably a bit Ashes to Ashes meets Neil Gaiman, but I may just write it. I’d go into details but I’m always worried if it IS a good idea someone will pinch it before I do something with it 🙂
And I want to draw! And photomanip! And oh my gosh I’ve not felt like this in years…
Now I just have to find the time.