Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

For ShelaghG

I love my Draenei Death Knight. I'm using this Blood build (one point to go in Unholy). I got it from Talentchic but, oddly enough, that exact build isn't there any longer. I tried the build known as Ghoul Knight, but didn't enjoy having the pet as much as I thought I would. Anyway, Ravenhart is about halfway through level 79 at the moment, and questing through Zul'Drak. I really don't like that zone, but I'm trying to finish off each zone at least once. That way, with another toon, I'll know what I can and can't skip.

I'm also enjoying the new Achievement thingie. I'm quite goal oriented in my playing: I hate farming and prefer to work toward something. Having a goal - finishing a quest or getting an achievement is my cup of tea.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


I am, as I type this, downloading the final patch for Wrath of the Lich King. I can't wait to create my pink-haired gnome Death Knight.

Monday, November 10, 2008

For the Lulz

The mister and I were in the new 5 Bucks store. I saw a display of flowered necklaces and asked the mister if he wanted to get lei'd. The looks from passerby were priceless.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Yes We Can

I cried when CNN announced for Obama. What an amazing day.

40 minutes in and the goosebumps haven't stopped.

My favourite comment at Metafilter:
How bad did Bush fuck up?

America just chose a black man named Barack Hussein Obama as next president of the United States.

Monday, November 03, 2008


Rosa sat so Martin could walk. Martin walked so Barack could run. Barack is running so our children can fly. -- unknown

I've seen this quote all over the net lately; powerful stuff. And here's an article that really brings it home.

Express Elevator to Hell

I'm watching Family Feud. The contestants are celebrity lookalikes.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I like how my new banner turned out, but I can't figure out how to get rid of the text version of the blog name (on the left). I'm going to contact the designer, but please speak up if you have any ideas.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Conventional people are roused to fury by departures from convention, largely because they regard such departures as a criticism of themselves. -- Bertrand Russell

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


One health matter was taken care of today. I have, as my mother so eloquently put it, a critter in my cooter. Family Doc sent me to a Gyno. Gyno examined me and sent me for an ultrasound. The ultrasound was a wash - they couldn't find the critter. Gyno then sent me for a CT scan. CT scan was also a wash - they couldn't find the critter (but I did get to see the new hospital). Gyno is pissed off at ultrasound and CT people because the critter is right there (not to get overly graphic but you can see the thing if you're in the right place). Gyno says it's a cyst or blood tumour, most likely a cyst; neither of which do we need to worry about unless it becomes bothersome.

Now y'all know much more about my hooha than I ever thought I'd mention on the internet.

Sunday, October 19, 2008


I'm not totally back to normal (whatever that is), but I'm feeling much better. Lots of sleep and killing the minions of evil seems to be working.

I added a link/graphic to the right for Diabetes Day. For thems who didn't know, I'm an insulin dependent Type 2 diabetic. Whatever you do in life, don't become diabetic. It, to put it mildly, fucking sucks.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Running on Empty

Between worrying about the mister's health (heart problems I have yet to write about) and my own (some you know, some you don't) and now my mother's health, I have nothing left to give.

If someone said boo to me, I'd crawl into bed and never get up.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

New and Broken

I finally have a new blog name that suits me. I never liked Silverbee Says. It's from an Evanescence song named Hello.

Just spent a few days at Mum's; she fell last Thursday. She did okay for a couple days but called for help on Sunday. Got her to the doc on Tuesday. The xrays show she broke her pelvic bone. There isn't really anything they can do except let it heal. The doc told Mum she'd probably be in pain for a couple months until it healed. Fun, eh? At least she has a prescription for Tylenol #3, although she's complaining that it's not really helping

I'll be visiting Mum overnight every Thursday for the next while (laundry, tidying-up, garbage pick-up, etc.). Bro#1 will see her earlier in the week (he lives about 45 minutes away). Thanks to the internet her grocery shopping is taken care of. And it's a good thing she can afford cleaning every two weeks or so (no, I can't vacuum for her due to my own limitations). The only sticking point will be entertainment (library books and dvds). I'll do my best, but taste in books can be quite different than Mum's.

500gb external hard drive. Tried to download WoW's newest patch and was told my hard drive was too full to install it. Yikes. Off to Staples we went and bought one for $125 or so.

You may remember I mentioned my uncle availed himself of Oregon's Death with Dignity act after being diagnosed with cancer. Since then a cousin of mine, who lived in California, has also died of cancer. Kendra was two years younger than I. By the time she was diagnosed, just like Jack's, it was too late to do anything except try to keep her comfortable. I found out today that she committed suicide. Too bad California doesn't have a DWD act. Kendra hid her sleeping pills till she had enough to end her pain. The State of Washington has a Death With Dignity act on the ballot for this November. I hope it passes.

Saturday, September 27, 2008


Gotta question for all three people reading this. Do you twitch while you're trying to fall asleep? I also have Restless Leg Syndrome, but I don't think the two are related. It's not a hypnic jerk (they're little twitches, not a big jerk :) but it might be related to it. I'm not overly disturbed or annoyed by this; I just was wondering if anyone else had the same thing happen.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

*tap tap tap*


Good-bye Vox! They finally made it clear that they've done what they're gonna do regarding a blogroll. You have to put in each link by hand. No thanks, that's why Blogrolling was invented.

So, in the greatest tradition of blogging I give you a new test/quiz/watchamacallit:

The rules:

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment here and at Very Good Taste, linking to your results.

Cynical and I have parenthetically added a few comments and definitions to the list.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison (under duress)
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi*
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda (sort of an Italian fondue)
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi*
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo (as long as it's not seafood)
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal (wicked hot curry that I never heard of)
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whiskey from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu (poisonous pufferfish)
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi (pickled fruit)
53. Abalone
54. Paneer*
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle*
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin*
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost (more cheese, this time from Norway)
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu*
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum*
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
85. Kobe beef (as long as it's well done)
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate (how is this different from regular chocolate?)
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa*
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee (don't like coffee, but that doesn't mean I'll never drink it)
100. Snake

*Don't know what this is

(snagged from Cynical)

PS: Yes, I realise I'm a very picky eater.