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Road Diary – Keeping Busy

Note: This was a stream of consciousness post that I put together during a commute in my car. Hence the clever name of the post.

I’m back mother truckers!

Five days in Las Vegas, followed by three nights at work. I finally have a day where I can get my head on straight and what do I do? Play Borderlands 2 exclamation point!

Wait, what? What the hell is going on?

I have found that my nerd card is quite full. And oddly enough, I have to blame my family for that. I went to visit my cousin the other day, and he re-introduced me to the awesomeness that is Borderlands 2 on the old XBox 360. He also got me back into the pen and paper RPG world with Pathfinder. Not only do I have a character in the Curse of the Crimson Throne campaign that he’s running, but this Friday I will be running one of my own as well!

I know, I know, calm down ladies. All nerd, all the time.

But what about World of Warcraft? No, I haven’t forgotten about it. I’m doing my usual gimmick where I try to make gold to afford a server transfer. Yes, another one. I also know that I’m going to be spending the next couple of days getting caught up with all things Blizzard that has happened while I’ve been off the grid. Well, at least Blizzard things I am interested in. So maybe I am being generous with the whole two days. Maybe two hours.

I have to admit though, as busy as it keeps me, this real life thing isn’t all that bad. The long workdays and little sleep aside, it does help pay for things like BlizzCon. I’m hoping to pull in a few more overtime shifts because I have a flight I need to pay for. And as of right now, I may be sleeping behind the dumpster at the Super 8 just down the road from the Anaheim Convention Center.

And oh, do I know that dumpster well. That’s a story for another time.

Well, that’s where I’m at right now. Dabbling in a little real life entertainment, a little pen and paper, and a little gold making in World of Warcraft. Oh yeah, Not to mention trimming down and training up for BlizzCon! As well as undoing some of the damage I did to my body in Las Vegas. Not everything that happens in Vegas, stays there.

Again, a story for another time.

Spoiler, I’m talking about food and drink. Not herpes or anything like that. Damn, you Americans know how to make up some tasty treats.


Insane in the Membrane

Crazier things have happened in Las Vegas.

Crazier things have happened in Las Vegas.

I’ll blame it on Las Vegas.

I’ve been enjoying myself here in Sin City. Maybe it’s the sun. Or the gambling. Or the tequila. Probably the tequila. Okay, it was the tequila. But regardless of where I’m placing the blame (ahem tequila) the idea that maybe I need to get the title “the Insane” for my World of Warcraft characters. I’ve wanted the title for years, but never really wanted to commit to it. You need to be committed to get the title (and by committed I mean put in a nice room with pillows on the walls, fitted with a comfy coat with sleeves that tie up in the back.)

I actually may have started this grind with one of my DK’s. I don’t recall exactly why it happened, but he killed a whole bunch of Booty Bay guards and picked up a snappy pirate outfit from the Bloodsail Buccaneers. So one part of the achievement is already done. I’m now considering using him to (painstakingly slowly) burn through the rest of the rep grinds and get the title.

Of course, by doing this I’d pretty much be a) putting him out of commission for anything other than rep grinding, and b) eating up most of the (little) game time I have at my disposal. I also may have to level up a rogue to pickpocket Large Junkboxes for the Ravenhold part of the grind.

Asmongold came up with a very informative video regarding getting the title “The Insane.”

Once I sober up and my tongue tastes a little less like the floor of a Tijuana bar, I’ll probably revisit the sanity of chasing The Insane. Until then, Vegas baby! Whooooooo!