Archive | November, 2010

Silly Gamer Priorities

I started playing World of Warcraft again recently, since there’s the new Cataclysm expansion coming out soon. I figured I’d get established before the new content drops, blah blah blah. Anyway! Anybody that plays WoW already know all about what’s coming out so I won’t bore you with the details (cause if you don’t play WoW you probably don’t care), but, I did have to share what my two most favorite things about it are likely to be.

1: Troll Druid. ‘Nuff said.

2: OH EM GEE. I must have this adorable Moonkin Hatchling. You probably have to buy it :( And I probably will, because I’m a sucker.

If you play WoW, what are you most looking forward to in Cataclysm?

High Heels Have Gotten Ridiculous

Maybe I’m not the right person to comment on this; I can count the number of times I wear heels a year on one hand. Women that wear heels to the grocery store baffle me. Dancers and performers that can jump and run in heals astonish me. Some of the heels I’ve seen online should be categorized under “Art” and not “Footwear”.

This is a new level of ridiculous, though. Can someone please, please, PLEASE explain to me why ANYBODY would need to wear a shoe with a nine inch heel on it?! You fall wearing those shoes and you’re breaking more than just your ankle and your pride…

Cruise Ship Calamity

I read an article today on CNN about a Carnival Cruise that got stuck at sea off the coast of Mexico after a fire in the ships engine room took out most of the power.

Based off the article, it sounds like it’s been a pretty rough few days for the passengers and crew – no hot food, no hot showers, no lights, etc. It’s an awful way to spend a vacation, and I sympathize for the guests on the cruise. It’s also a nightmare for the crew, who is trying to do everything they can to make these guests as comfortable as they can, while enduring the conditions themselves.

All in all, it sounds like a place I’m glad I’m not.

However, because I like to have opinions about things that have no bearing on me, I’d like to say that this part kind of  annoyed me:

And while Carnival Cruise Lines said Wednesday that most passengers knew that the Carnival Splendor’s crew was doing the best it could, there were reports of passengers pledging not to take up the company’s offer of a free replacement trip.

Carnival has offered to refund the original cruise cost to everybody, give them a free replacement trip, and pay for people’s travel arrangements since the boat is docking in San Diego instead of Long Beach like it was planned, and yet people still have a fit about it. Bad things happen sometimes. Yes, it’s a bad few days, but this is pretty much the epitome of a First World Problem. You think that was a bad three days? There are people that LIVE like that, all the time.

I’m not saying that I wouldn’t be unhappy about what happened if I was there. I’d do my fair share of grumbling for sure; it’s the people saying “You’ve ruined cruises for me forever!!! I’m never going to have a good vacation or take a cruise again!” that I think need to relax. It’s not the end of the world, especially since it sounds like nobody got injured or seriously ill, just inconvenienced. This is the first time something like this has happened in Carnivals 35 years, and it’s not likely to happen again. Take the money back, go on your free replacement cruise, and have a great time then. Chalk this one up to “one hell of a ride!”

What do you think? Are you “OMG never going on a cruise” because of this? Do you think I should shut my big mouth cause I wasn’t there (of course you do)?

If I Had A Million Dollars

I’d be rich! I’d get it all in $1 bills and fill a swimming pool with it. They’d have to be fresh minted dollar bills, though, otherwise I’d probably die from all the germs, and that would suck.

But really. What would I do? First, I’d pay off all my debts, and my boyfriend’s debts. Then, I’d buy an awesome house, and a pony. I’d probably still have enough to buy my mom a loft in Seattle like she wants, so I’d do that too.

If I had enough change left, I’d buy one of my friends to be my Player 2. Somebody has to play video games with me!

What would YOU do?

Overplayed Love

Radio stations really like to find a song and play it into the ground, don’t they? They’ll play a song, I’ll like it, and then they’ll KEEP PLAYING IT until I hate it. But, every now and then a song will survive. Here are three examples:

You Belong With Me by Taylor Swift

She’s adorable and the song is sweet. Don’t judge me!

Bulletproof by La Roux

It’s a fun, catchy song. I miss the 80’s.

Sex on Fire by Kings of Leon

It’s just fun to sing along with in the car.

These may not be overplayed anymore, but they were back when I actually listened to the radio. Also, I have bad taste in music, as evidenced by my last.fm account.

What overplayed songs do you love, anyway?