Winter’s log, earthdate 201605.12

04.42 pm

Well, I’m early again – I probably won’t be tomorrow, because my most favourite eldest daughter will be over… But that’s tomorrow – today’s today, and here I am! I suppose you’re all wondering, “did she, or didn’t she!?” Well, she did! That is, Arisnoë did! She got to level 100, at long last, and has made major upgrades to her Garrison! The path down to the Shipyard has been automatically added, though I haven’t had any breadcrumb quests or hints to go and build it yet, but no doubt I’ll get one sooner or later. I’ve added one large building, one medium-sized building, and one small building, vis. Stables, an Inn, and a Salvage Yard. Now, with Wynterthyme, the Stables were installed without me adding them – I have no idea what will happen now (though I’ve already been given the first Daily to go and tame a wild Talbuk – a riding animal that looks like a cross between an antelope and a mountain goat!) The Menagerie has been “automagically” added to my Garrison Buildings, though once again – it’ll never be used and is really a waste of time and space! I added the Inn for only one reason! Every night when I log off, I leave my girls(s) standing and looking just a little bit lost. In “the good old days”, when Stormwind city seemed to be every Alliance member’s “Home Away from Home”, nearly all of the people I played with would run upstairs at the Inn, jump onto a bed, and enter “/sleep”, and lo an behold, our character would promptly lie down on the bed,  and go to sleep – and we’d log off. Sometimes a character’s head would sink so far into the pillow that they ended up looking “headless”! (and each Race had a different way of lying down to sleep too, which made it a lot of fun!) It was probably a rather inane thing to do, but it just sort-of finished off the day’s doin’s – we’d gone out to “work”, we’d come home, and now we were going to get a good night’s sleep! So… I built the Inn, solely so that before I logged off for the night, I could run whoever I was playing into the Inn, up the stairs, and take a giant leap up onto the bed, where I could type in “/sleep”, and watch my tired little character lie down gratefully, curl up, and go happily to sleep in a nice, warm, comfy bed… 🙂 (C’mon, c’mon, where’s the chorus of “Awwww” from all of you, eh?! 😉 )

I have two more girls waiting for me to get them to level 100 – Wïnter, of course, but I really only play her with Julian and Malinconia, and the other one is Sylvänas. Once I get Sylvänas up to level 100, I may (I haven’t really decided yet!) decide to pay for an instant upgrade to level 100 for Akåsha – who’s only level 13 at the moment, and somehow the thought of slogging slowly through 87 levels isn’t really filling me with a sense of eager delight – in fact it was only last night that I was playing with Akåsha, and grizzling to Julian: “You know, I really hate having to jog everywhere until I’m level 20 and can ride! *pout*” And then, of course, you have to wait until you’re level 40 to fly! Leveling up is sooo much more easier when you can fly!

Anyway, that’s pretty much what I’ve been doing all day! Last night I went through Word Press, looking for new Templates (there weren’t any!) and suddenly getting the bright idea of choosing different colour combinations, to see what sort of pretty backgrounds those colours would come up with – the ones I liked, I promptly saved. The one you’re looking at now is one of those – do you like it? I managed to get quite a lot of them actually, so I’ll probably cycle through some of them whilst waiting for Word Press to come up with some new Templates.

And now on to the important bits…

Food stuffz: Last night we had the new recipe from the e-zine The Kitchn, “Southwestern-Spiced Pork Tenderloin” – and yes, it was quite “spiced”, thank-you-very-much! It was actually a little bit too hot for me to just eat on its own, but combined with tomato and plain Greek yoghurt, it was very nice! I’m looking forward to having some in a sandwich, with the basil-pesto hummus, or maybe with either ricotta, or Philly Light. The pork itself was delicious – so tender and juicy! Anyway, we were going to have that with mashed potatoes (only someone forgot the potatoes, didn’t they, so we had it with chips instead! 😉 ) home-grown green beans, and our usual half a tomato – we also added a dollop or two of plain, low-fat Greek-style yoghurt, and we enjoyed the meal a lot. For dessert, I ate the last piece of the Almond-meal cake for dessert, and a small tub of fruit yoghurt – I thought I’d give the Corella pears another 24 hours to ripen, so they should be edible tonight. For lunch today I had a sandwich of sandwich turkey chunks, basil-pesto hummus instead of butter, and made with the delicious Baker’s Delight sesame-coated whole-meal bread. Most delicious! In fact I reckon I’d be quite happy to have that for lunch every day! (well, if truth be told, I’d probably get a bit tired of it by the end of the week, but it is ultra tasty, nonetheless!) Tonight we’re having pan-fried chicken breast on steamed rice, no doubt with finely chopped spring onions (maybe even ours!) some other sort of greens (maybe more of our beans? I’m guessing here, you know!) and, of course, the usual half a tomato. For dessert, I’ll have one of my Corella pears, and maybe another small tub of low-fat fruit yoghurt. At the moment I’m experimenting with the way the Recipe page is set up and laid out, but once I get things the way I want them, I will put up the recipe for the Southwestern-Spiced Pork Tenderloin – it is really very nice – and if you don’t like things too spicy, I think it would be easy enough tone it down a little bit, and not have it quite so “hot” – and it makes so much! Honestly, the blurb with the recipe said there was enough for a few meals out of it – but it’s no wonder that Americans are so big, if they go through all of that in “a few meals” (mind you, it does depend on how many you’re feeding each time – we’re only feeding two people who don’t eat all that much anyway!)

Weigh-in this morning. I’m feeling a little happier, but I still have a ways to go before I feel “secure” again. I went from 64.6kg to 64.4kg – down another 2 points… but let’s just weight and sea what tomorrow brings! I’m still very jittery… (I shall have to have “words” with Dr. Y. about those wretched pills next March! I was not even vaguely amused by what they did to me!)

And so on to tomorrow, when my very favourite eldest daughter will be coming over, and I’m going to be quizzing her on how to set up my “Recipes…” page, as well as watching lots of things on television – “Orphan Black”, “Person of Interest”, “Arrow”, “Flash”, and I want to know what happened to “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”! (which I note with interest is on late-night TV on Channel 7! I would much prefer, however, to be able to watch it without having to fast forward through all the “Free to Air” commercial breaks!) Anyway, once again that’s about it from me for this evening (see? a lot shorter tonight! 😉 ) However, do drop in again tomorrow night to find out what we watched, what my weight did, and whether Julian has put the first coat of clear varnish on the Fish House! 😉 But until then, please try to bee good, don’t forget that the quickest way to do many things is to do one thing at a time, and remember to take care of yourselves, to keep warm and dry, and to always drive carefully… but above all, please remember to stay safe! 🙂 ciao, all! 🙂

One thought on “Winter’s log, earthdate 201605.12

  1. Flying is level 60, not 40. 40 is epic land mount speed. And you could have flying earlier if you had a second account and a character over 60 with a two seater flyer… 😛 That’s what I did with Lunysha. I had Solysha (who has the top riding speed on a flyer, and a two seater rocket) ferry Luny around pandaland (and ran her through a few dungeons to speed things up a bit) until she hit 90. Now Luny’s in Draenor, she can fly on her own. I don’t know why they haven’t simply made pandaland flying attainable from a riding trainer at level 85 – you *can* get it, but it’s hard and expensive. You have to buy the heirloom item book* from the Black Market Auction House (BMAH) – good luck 1) finding it for sale and 2) winning the auction for a reasonable amount. I tried to do that for one of my other characters that I was levelling through pandaland, but when the book was attainable on the BMAH it had reached a ridiculously high price (like 10k+ – I gave up at ~7k), and Myrmeen was almost 90 at that point – so basically it wasn’t really worth it for two levels. Neither Myrmeen nor Lunysha have bought the pandaland flying skill – they’re never going back there basically and 2.5k is a bit much for content I’ll never see again.

    Anyway, by the time you read this I’ll probably have explained it in person. 😛 Hopefully better than this rambling/babbling post. 🙂

    * The book is consumed on use, so it only works for one character – it’s heirloom because the BMAH is only accessible in Draenor, which means you need to buy it on a character of sufficient level to be in Draenor, and then send it to another (the one who will be/is levelling in pandaland) in the mail. It also stops you from selling it on the regular AH, because it’s account bound.

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