Winter’s log, earthdate 201606.12

05.05 pm

Yes, it’s yet another Template – I can’t remember the name of it, off the top of my head, but it is one that I bought some time ago, and I have used it before… quite a bit, actually… and now I’m using it again – I hope you all like it! Well, today was our WoW day, and so we did – only we didn’t take  Xãnthe and Jemimah out – we may do that tomorrow, as tomorrow’s a Public Holiday – but today we took Wynterthyme and Mouselet out to do the “short” Dungeon that we’d handled so hopelessly and atrociously with Xãnthe and Jemimah the other day. Needless to say, Mouselet and Wynterthyme sailed effortlessly through it – pretty much one-shotting anything that even turned to watch us, skipping and laughing our way through the scenario! However, it was not a “short” Dungeon, or whatever it was, as that one Dungeon led to another one, which led to another, after another, and so forth – seemingly ad infinitum! Mouselet had already done a bit of a run through most of it on his own, to see how difficult it was – but we got to bits that he hadn’t done, and eventually we got ourselves into a part that we couldn’t get through on our own – we had to remove three pieces of armor plating from the back of a very angry dragon – and it goes something like this: jump on said dragon, and start attacking him. He spawns several (three? more? dunno…) snaky-arm-tentacle-things. Dragon then sends in nasty little blood globules to attack you. Kill at least three of the snaky-arm-tentacle-things. When the nasty little blood globules stack up to nine (yes, you have to count them!) another mob spawns, which attacks the globules (supposedly!) After it’s killed the globules for you, you then have to lure it to where one of the plates that you have to retrieve is, and kill it. Apparently it then explodes, blasting off most of the armor plate that you need, leaving it only attached by a tendon, which you then attack, to collect your plate. Meanwhile, the dragon isn’t just flying calmly along, ohhh no! He’s ducking and weaving through the air, and rolling over (as dragons do, dontcha know!) and that’s where we died – we fell off him when he rolled left! However you are notified that the dragon is going to roll, and which way he’s going to roll – if you have time to read – or even notice – the words suddenly popping up in the middle of your screen! Apparently you’re supposed to drop everything and run around screaming – no! you’re supposed to get into one of the holes left behind by one of the snaky-arm-tentacle-things that you’d killed earlier, so that you can hang on while he’s rolling around in a fit of pique – but we didn’t know that at the time, so we both plummeted to our death! So, yeah… we think we’ll leave this one for a bit, while we have second and third thinks about it! Julian, as “Sir Mouselet the Brave”, is going to have a shot at it on his own (perhaps we should make that “Sir Mouselet the Brave-But-Foolish”!) and then depending on how he goes, we’ll do it again – only properly, this time (we hope!) By the time we’d done all of the other Dungeons attached to the first one (which we thought was going to be nice and short!) and talked about this “rolling dragon” part, and Julian had done all his research, it was lunch time – so we took a brief break. After lunch, we came back to try to finish off one of the Dungeons we’d started, but never finished, several weeks ago – Ahn’Qiraj, remember me telling you about that one? There’s lots of things you have to pick up in that particular Dungeon, and it’s really not possible to do it all on the one run, so to speak, because unlike ordinary questing, where any Specials or Elites that you kill usually re-spawn in a fairly short length of time – but in a Dungeon, what you kill stays killed – only the body disappears to protect the unwary! Anyway, the point I’m making is that you kill mobs to get the items you need – and in a Dungeon, once you’ve killed all the mobs, but haven’t collected everything you need to complete a particular quest, you have to come back later – usually in a week, when the Dungeon has “re-set” itself – and then, off you go and fight your way through it, all over again – hoping that this time you’ll pick up the missing items that you didn’t get last time. Well, we did get a few more bits this time round, but we’re both still missing a few things, so it’s back again we’ll go – possibly on Tuesday, if we’re lucky…

So we finished playing a little earlier than usual, and I thought it’d be a good idea to start writing a bit earlier too – but then I remembered this Template, and wondered why it was that I’d left it, and I got to playing around with it a bit, and… well, I didn’t start writing quite as soon as I’d intended… but I’ve decided that I still like the Template, so I’ll use it until I forget what it was about it that I liked… I suppose… 😉

And now on to the good bits! 🙂

Food stuff: Last night we had the Beef, Garlic and Herb sausages for dinner, and they were very nice indeed! With them we had chips, Brussels sprouts, and our usual half a tomato, and for dessert, I had my usual Corella pear, and a small bowl of the delicious Coles-brand, very low-calorie Rice Custard. I’ll just add here that (a) it was my last Corella pear, and (b) it turned out that it was also the last of my lovely Coles-brand, very low-calorie Rice Custard! However Julian, as always, came to the rescue this afternoon while I was fiddling with the Template, and made a “mercy-dash” up to the shops to get more of both those items, and if I’m having a complete and full meal tonight, it’s all thanks to Julian – so, “thank you very much, sweetheart!” 🙂 For lunch today we had a slightly different sort of sandwich – made once again with the very tasty sesame and poppy-seed crusted whole grain bread, with basil-pesto hummus instead of butter, sandwich chicken chunks, Swiss cheese, and tomato. Very, very nice – but if I may say so – almost as messy to eat as a wrap, but it went down a real treat! 🙂 Tonight, of course, is “Omelet” night, which I’m really looking forward to, and for dessert, once again I’ll be able to have my Corella pear, and my small bowl of my favourite Coles-brand, very low-calorie, delicious Rice Pudding! 🙂

Weigh-in this morning. Wasn’t too bad, considering that on Saturdays and Sundays I only walk one kilometer on the treadmill, instead of my usual one and a half kilometers (I usually walk by “time” rather than “distance”, and as it takes me just short of 30 minutes to walk 1.5 km, that’s how far I walk these days!) Anyway, this morning I went from 64.1kg to 64.3kg – up two points – almost within the “margin of error”, one could say! I dare say that I’ll be up a little tomorrow, too – but then knowing my body, it’s just as likely to be up half a kilo, or down another couple of points – so, who knows!

And that almost brings me to tomorrow – Julian tested the water in the Fish House yesterday, and the Ammonia is the lowest it’s been since Auric and Dapple came inside to become “Indoor Fishies” after their tough life outside in the cold, and the heat, and the yukky water they lived in. Although Auric did start off with some very serious flotation problems in the beginning, he seems to have mostly overcome them – especially now that the Ammonia level in the water is dropping (it means that the tame bacteria in the filter pump are starting to do their job!) However both Auric and Dapple come up to the top of the tank, every evening, no matter what they’ve eaten or not eaten, and always around 09.00 pm – and they just mooch around there – it seems to have become part of their daily routine – so although we keep a close eye on Auric, we’re becoming used to seeing up there, gulping air, going down and blowing bubbles, and then swimming up to bite the bubbles, and then do the whole thing all over again – usually for about fifteen minutes or so!

Tomorrow being the Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday (Happy Birthday, Liz!) we’ll have another Sunday – sleep in a bit, and spend a fair amount of time WoW-ing! If the weather is good enough, we may head off to a Nursery to talk to someone about Fig Trees, or to Hardly Normal to look for side tables – but whatever we do it’ll be leisurely and fun! And that’s really about it from me again for this evening – but do call in again tomorrow night, to find out what my weight did, whether we got any more Dungeons done, of if we played with Xãnthe and Jemimah, to get them a little closer to Draenor, and what other adventures we got up to! Until then though, do try to bee good, remember that when someone tells you, “you can’t” they really mean, “I can’t”, and don’t forget to look after yourselves, to always drive carefully, and to keep warm and dry, because it may be sunny, but that doesn’t mean it’s not cold – but above all, please don’t forget to stay safe! 🙂 ciao, all! 🙂

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