Winter’s log, earthdate 201606.22

04.30 pm

Here I am – on time for a change! 🙂 Well, not much at all has been happening today – Julian, as usual, has been busy, but lazy old me has spent most of the day in Hellfire Peninsula, and getting Phoenìx up to level 60! Yes, she hit level 60 just after lunch! And you know, as much as I absolutely hate Hellfire Peninsula, it was all a pretty tame and uneventful leveling up – there weren’t even any of those shudderingly horrible Fell Reavers to scare the life out of me! At one point, I had to “borrow” a bird to fly me over some – whatevers – in order to “bomb them to rubble” (well, that’s what my orders said!) I wasn’t even sure what it was that I was supposed to be bombing, so just to be on the safe side, I bombed everything that looked as though it could possibly be reduced to “rubble”! Anyway, I succeeded – even though I still don’t know what it was I was supposed to be rubbling! And so it went on! I’m sure Blizzard have dumbed things down a bit too much, as I remember it being lots harder when I first did that area, once upon a time, many, many years ago! When I was doing that bombing run today, I wasn’t even level 59, although I was close to it – and I was knocking off level 62 mobs with only about three shots! It was sort-of a matter of “ho-hum!” [bang, bang, bang] you’re dead… Next!”, which one has to admit, wasn’t exactly challenging! As for the Fell Reavers, which used to – and still do – strike terror to my heart – I did see one yesterday morning (and ran for my life!) but I didn’t even hear their “shrieking metal” sound in the distance today! Maybe they’re on “Stomp Holiday”, or something! Have any of you ever seen a bad car accident, and heard the sound of the twisting car metal “shrieking”? (shudder) It’s a most horrible sound! It sounds like the metal is screaming in agony as it gets pulled and twisted by the force of the collision – well, Fell Reavers are about as tall as a three-story building, and that’s the sound they make! They will also pursue you, no matter where you try to run to, in order to stomp you into the nasty rust-red soil of Hellfire Peninsula…

However, now that I’m level 60, and I’ve finally got my “flying licence”, so to speak, I’ll be able to fly out of their way, if any of them heave to over my horizon – and they’re only in Hellfire Peninsula anyway, and I’m not sure how much longer I’ll be there – the game usually moves me on pretty smartly whenever I reach a level “milestone”! I think Zangarmarsh is next… it’s quite a pretty place, really – it is a marsh, as its name suggests, and it’s full of Giant Mushrooms, great, tall, spindly legged creatures that just love to sneak up behind you to clobber you, Ogres, Naga, and all manner of nasty critters whose sole aim in life is ending yours! I quite like Zangarmarsh, actually, and from memory, it’s fairly easy (though if I’m now thinking of Hellfire Peninsula as being “easy”, I’ll probably want to skip Zangarmarsh completely, as being “too easy”! :/ )

Tomorrow I may give Phoenìx a rest, and do a bit of work on my brand new Horde “Dedicated Banker” character, Jadzìa – yes, another Hunter character, just in case I ever decide to play her full-time – she’s currently level 8 – I’d like to get her up to at least level 10, so that she can (a) get a better pet, and (b) have some proper control over said “better pet”! 🙂 But we’ll see… depending on the weather, we may be going off to a Nursery to look for the winter veggies on our “To Plant” list – if Julian is able to harvest the rest of the leeks and capsicums that are still good, so that he can prepare the two beds for this – so far, mythical – winter crop! But anyway, that’s about all the newsworthy news from this end, so I can now get on with the “good bits”! 😉

Food stuffs. Last night we had an extremely early dinner at the Century City Gold Class cinema – “Gold Class Hot Dogs”, which were normal (read: “large”!) sized Saveloys in a sort-of Brioche-type roll, or bun. In case you’re not familiar with the term Brioche, it’s a type of French bread – typically made into small, often plaited, loaves, but just as often it’s made into light, sweet buns or rolls made with eggs, yeast, and butter – so it’s not exactly “slimming fare”, if you get my meaning (but it is delicious!) However while I’ll even go out of my way to have Brioche, I’m usually not all that keen on Saveloys – they tend to be a little on the tough side, especially their “skins”, or casings, and they’re a bit too thick, too – by the time you get a Saveloy into a nice hot-dog bun or roll, I have difficulty biting into them, as they just won’t fit into my mouth! So eating this “Gold Class Hot Dog” that I had was… umm… “interesting”? Firstly, there was nothing wrong or bad about it – it tasted very nice, but as the name implies, it was hot! Not only was it hot, it also had a very artfully drawn wiggly line of extremely nice mayo down its middle – and the Brioche roll was very thick and yeasty – quite delicious, actually. So there you are, reclining in the semi-dark, watching a very good movie – and you’re handed this very large, thick, hot Hot-Dog! Luckily it had been cut in half, otherwise I would have worn it, right down my front! As it was I almost wore it – when I tried to bite into the Saveloy, it immediately decided to dribble out a trickle of boiling water that had been trapped under its skin… thank heavens for the extra-large serviettes that we’d been given! Next, I couldn’t get my mouth past the roll, to actually bite the Saveloy – so I nibbled away most of the roll until I could actually get my teeth into the sausage – which squirted some more hot water at me, and by this time, with my teeth firmly planted in the sausage, I couldn’t disengage them because the sausage skin – or casing – simply wouldn’t tear, break, or give way! The hot water was burning my fingers and my mouth (yes, it was that hot!) my teeth were jammed into titanium-like sausage skin, and interesting things that I wanted to watch were happening on the screen! So, as I said… eating that hot-dog was… interesting! Eventually I did manage to eat one half of it, without having to walk out of the theatre wearing a combination of Saveloy water and tasty mustard coloured mayo – but that’s all I could eat! I was full! Well, I had eaten some popcorn, and I did eat a bit (read: “quite a lot, actually!”) of the lovely, fresh,  warm, Turkish Bread with the dips that we’d had before we went into the theatre – and I had to leave room for dessert, didn’t I! 😉  So for dessert I had the Pear and Pistachio Cake – an average cup-cake size confection with a slightly dry, dense texture (it was hard to cut with the spoon it came with – being an oval, egg-shaped sort of cake, it tended to roll around on the plate more than allow itself be broken into bite size pieces with the spoon) with about half an inch (1.2cm) of very smooth, very sweet frosting on top of it. It was tough going, but in the end I managed to get it all eaten! 😎 😉 For lunch today I had two halves of different savoury rolls from the Baker’s Delight shop up at Vermont South, and another of those oh-so-very-yummy fruit and white chocolate scones. I hope my scales don’t break tomorrow morning! Tonight we’re having pan-fried lamb backstrap, with half a tomato, chips, and steamed beans (or peas?) and I’ll be back to my usual dessert of one of my Corella pears, followed by a small bowl of the delicious Coles-brand, ultra low-calorie Rice Pudding! 🙂

Weigh-in this morning. Really surprised me! I was sure I’d be w-a-y over 65kg this time! However I guess that’ll happen tomorrow morning instead, after my lunch today (which was really very yummy!) This morning I went from a disgraceful 64.9kg yesterday, to a very surprising 64.5kg today! Go figure! Down four points! But… it’ll be back up again tomorrow, just you all weight and sea! :/

Which finally brings me to tomorrow – which I’ve already told you about, and I’m quite sure none of you really wants me to scrape and copy and paste that section again in here? No? Good – I couldn’t be bothered doing that anyway! 😉 The fur-fins are all well – Julian changed out 30% of the Fish House water yesterday, and completely changed over Flipper’s Kitty Litter. He had more or less recovered from his dreaded lurgi, so has gone back to his morning walks and he’s been hard at work all day today, shopping, setting up a new back-up system for our network, etc., etc. *sigh* I told him to start slow and easy, that he wasn’t completely over his dreaded lurgi, but no, no, he was fine, he could cope… now he tells me that I was right (I always am, I might add! Mothers are like that with their kids you know, and it’s the same with their husbands!) and now he feels all flu-y again! *rolls eyes* Maybe he won’t be doing the veggie beds tomorrow, after all, especially if it’s raining! Anyway, that’s about “it” from me again this evening, do drop in again tomorrow night though, and find out how Julian’s feeling, and whether or not he disobeyed me and went veggie-bedding in the rain, whether my weight did go skyrocketing or not, and whatever other adventures and escapades we might have had! But until then, don’t forget to start where you are, use what you have, and do what you can, and remember to always drive carefully, to look after yourselves, and to keep warm and dry in this inclement weather… but most importantly, please – remember to stay safe! 🙂 ciao, all! 🙂

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