Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Eve Eve

Almost another Christmas again. Wow, this one came fast. Looks like its going to be a white Christmas too. A lot of snow is already on the ground and has been there for quite a while. Ice today. Just downright cold I would have to say. But you already knew that. I am really looking forward to the spring. Hope it gets here as fast as Christmas did. Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a happy new year. This will most likely be my last post to this blog this year. Unless I get some sort of wild hair or have something really cool to report. See ya laterz.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Winter Veil Here Again

Hmm. Seems like I just posted about this. Has it really been a year? WoW. Time flies when your playing WoW. Anyhoo, Samis is up to level 71 now and questing in Howling Fjord. The leveling has been taking longer and longer as the levels go by. I will eventually get to 80 but it will take a while. A bit too early for predictions but here goes anyway. February 14th, Valentines day. Lets see how that works out. Until next time folks. See ya in Northrend.
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Monday, December 7, 2009


That's what it feels like outside. Antarctica. Its getting pretty dang cold outside and its not even winter yet. Its getting close. There is a storm on the way tomorrow that is supposed to dip the temps down to the negative numbers. That's not cool. I am already looking forward to the spring. We got a ways to go before that happens though. A good 3-4 months I would say. For now though. Just gotta grin and bear it. I am really impressed with our garage though. Its insulated and has a cool little heater in it too. The cars are gonna have it good this winter.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tree Up!

Put up the Christmas tree today. Pretty easy to do. We have had this tree for like 4-5 years now and it is still working ok. The lights at the top are not working anymore but other than that, its pretty good. Just got to decorate it now which will happen soon. Here is a link from last years tree post

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Terokar Forest

Here is a quick WoW update. Samis the rogue has made it up to level 66 now and is questing in Terokar Forest. The levels in outland have been going pretty quick with the aid of my flying mount. Never quested through outlands with one. It definitely speeds things up quite a bit. Also using quest helper which doesn't hurt either. I don't think I could play the game if I didn't have quest helper. I think that Blizzard might implement that into the game somehow. Or at least they should. Well, I think I will finish up a few quests in Terokar and maybe head to Nagrand and run a few there. By then, Samis should be ready to head on over to Northrend which is really fun. Till next time my fellow Wowers. Keep chillin'.
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Sunday, November 22, 2009


Yup. You read that right. 750. But what is 750 you ask? Its the amount of miles I drove this weekend. 2 cities. 2 states. 2 different cars. Fun times. First drove up to Minneapolis to pick up father and sis in law. Then drove down to Des Moines to catch a symphony concert with father in law. Glad to be home. No more long trips until next weekend when its back to Minneapolis.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Hunting Season

Found in the parking lot at McDonalds. Poor deer. Hope he's tasty.

No WoW updates? WTF?

Yea yea. It has been quite a while since I have posted anything about WoW lately. Well, here it is then. Been playing my night elf rogue and am up to 63. Just hit tonight actually. Questing in Zangarmarsh. Nice being able to fly around and quest in outlands now.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

In the midst of autumn

Its one of those blah days in fall when nothing is really happening. Feel like I am on a long trip and its gonna be a while till I get to my destination. I am hopefull that I get a new job soon. I have been interviewing at a company I really want to work for. A lot more money than I'm making now and it will make a big difference in our lifestyle currently. 2 phone and 1 face to face interview in and still I am unclear on the outcome. I am anxiously waiting for some good news. All I can do is be patient and keep at it. I find it hard to stay motivated at my current job because of it. Its hard to keep waiting like this. I don't believe I have ever waited this long and gone through so much for a peticular job. It will be well worth it if I do indeed get the position. I don't want to get overconfident or jinx it by talking about it though. So I will shut up now.

Friday, November 6, 2009


Drove to Minnesota this weekend to visit some of rachels friends. Pretty nice place they have. I learned how to play the card game 500. Pretty fun but I am still a little confused. Oh well, I will get the hang of it. Off to bed right now.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Getting cold. Kinda?

It is getting cold. But not bitterly cold. Yet. Its still only the fall after all and we got a long way to go to get through this winter. Heck, its not even winter yet. After a cold streak, it seems to warm right back up. So its not too bad yet.

Tonight is daylight savings time so we get a bonus hour this weekend. That's pretty cool. I could always use more weekend. Who couldn't?

Friday, October 23, 2009

Relient K

Here I am at the Relient k concert in Des Moines Iowa. Pretty pumped for them to hit the stage. It has been a long time coming. Living in Albuquerque, I would always say I would catch them next time when they were in town and I never got to see them. Now it is for sure. I had to come all the way to Iowa to see them. But it will be worth it. I can't wait.

Monday, October 19, 2009


My car is not doing too good. Look at the oxidation that is happening to it. Not good. Poor blackie. May have to get replaced soon. I want a pickup again. Hopefully soon.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Woa. I didn't think I would drink so much. But I did and it was fun. Well, the next day not so hot. But we had a good time. Checked out the renaissance fair. Went to Joes Knighthawk and had wings and things. Finishing up the rest of the weekend. Watching tv and relaxing. Not looking forward to work tomorrow. But I gotta do what I gotta do. You know how it goes.

Edit: Well that is weird. The picture I uploaded from my blackberry came out upside down. Nice. Ohh well, I guess that pretty much sums up how I felt that day. I was pretty wasted.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Ok, now it's getting a bit nippy out

Here we go. What everyone was warning me about. Cold weather. Not that it is super cold out but its cold enough. Didn't get out of the 30's today. And it only is gonna get colder. No snow yet but its coming I have a feeling. The grass is still green though for some reason. I was hoping to not have to mow it again this season but its getting pretty long. I don't know what to do. We will see what happens this weekend. That's about it for now.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Close to the portal

Haven't played WoW in a while. Got my rogue up to level 56 today. Doing some quests in the Plagues. This is where it gets fun. I cant wait to get to the outlands and start questing there. Even though I am not a big fan of hellfire peninsula. I will eventually get to Zargarmarsh which is pretty cool. Gonna be a while till I can say I have my 3rd level 80. I cant believe it. Well, I guess I can. I have been playing this game forever.
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Monday, September 28, 2009

March winds in September

It is really windy today and I am not liking it one bit. Its pretty cold too. But its probaly the wind making it worse. This is the start of a cold season. Seems like just yesterday that I was complaining about how hot and humid it has been. Here we go. Hopefully I will be able to handle the frigid weather.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Autumn; It's official

The weather has been getting gradually cooler in the past few weeks. Rain is coming down and leaves are falling. Yup. Its fall alright. The calm before the storm. Brace for winter. That's what everyone keeps telling me. Ok already. I get it. Its going to get freakin cold here. I don't think it will be as bad as everyone says. We will just have to wait and see. I will come back to this subject in the thick of it. Then I will decide wether or not to take my foot out of my mouth.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Long time, No level

Got Samis up to level 52 this evening. Doing some quests in Un Goro crater. Just a few more levels till outlands time.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Mall of America

Wow. This place is huge. Here we are in the twin cities at mall of america. This is the first time I have been to Minnesota. Pretty cool place.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Finally closed on the house today. It has been a long time coming but it is finally done. Glad that we can finally call it our own.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Labor day weekend

Starting the 3 day weekend now and pretty happy about it. Got a bunch of work to do around the house though. At least I got the mowing out of the way. Just got a lot of unpacking to do still. That's always the fun part.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fall is almost here

Here we are in September already. Thought I would post a quick blog for the month so I don't forget. Not sure when I will get around to the next one. Anyways. Things are good so far in Iowa. Still settling in and unpacking. Gonna take a while till we are done.

Saturday, August 29, 2009


It usually happens every summer. The neglect of blogging. Don't know what it is. But I seem to blog more in the winter months than in the summer. Oh well. Just a weird observation that's all.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Finishing up Stranglethorn

Sitting at level 45 with Samis the rogue and pretty much done questing in stanglethorn. Where to next? Not sure yet.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

I'm Here!

Finally here I Iowa now. Just settling in. Still got to unpack quite a few things but glad I finally made it. It was a long drive and the pets did quite well considering. More details to come later. Got a lot of work to do here.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Hot day

Geez, its hot today. Got the AC cranked. Feels ok inside but its a swamp cooler so it can only do so much. I am getting ready to head up to Santa Fe today. There is a get together today for a friend, Luis, who passed away recently. Great guy. It is really sad to see him go.

Got a lot of packing done this weekend so far. I need to get some more boxes yet again. Wow, there is a lot of stuff to pack. More than I thought. I want to have everything packed in the next week or so. Going to be moving to Iowa very soon.

Monday, July 6, 2009

End of a long weekend

Here we are at the end of another weekend. Not looking forward to what's to come tomorrow. You guessed it. Work. Ughhhh. Hopefully the week goes by quickly. Got some more stuff cleaned and packed from the house. Starting to realize that I have more stuff than I though. Throwing away a lot of junk. I still need some more boxes to pack stuff. Gonna have to make another run to Lowes for supplies. I hope to be out of here within the next month.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

4th of July

Went to a barbeque at my bros house tonight and lit off some cool firworks. Had a good time. Also saw some cool firworks at the high school nearby.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Jooooo ly

Wow another month down. This year is going pretty quick. Actually halfway over already. I am still working on the house. Getting it cleaned and packed up. Shouldn't be too much longer till its ready to sell and I can get the heck outa dodge. I am really excited about moving to Iowa and being with my honey again.

In other news, my fridge is dying and my check engine light came on in my car. Hopefully nothing serious. I need to take ole blackie into the shop this weekend to see what's wrong with her. Not too happy about the nice cracks in the windshield that have been growing over the days.

Monday, June 22, 2009


Here it is. My CPAP machine. I have been using it for a few days now and trying to get used to it. Its hard but I am getting there. We will see how it goes. Right now, it just covers my nose so I have to learn how to sleep with my mouth closed. Kinda weird. If it doesn't work out, I will see if the doc can give me a full mask that covers my mouth too.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Cleaning and packing

Working on getting the house cleaned up and stuff packed in boxes so I can sell it and move to Iowa which is where wifey is right now. Things are going smoothly. Not too much left to do. Looking forward to moving out of the desert and getting some moisture.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

78 and 79

Just a quick not here to document my latest achievements in WoW. Got to level 78 and then 79 recently. Only one more level to go till the big 80. Getting some pretty good gear too. Roaming around Stormpeaks which is pretty fun. Think I might go check out Icecrown. Don't think I have quested there yet. Anyway, See ya at 80.
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Monday, June 8, 2009

Flying again

Here's the post where I tell you that I hit level 77 with my warrior and I am a flyin' fool all up in Northrend. Any questions?

Sunday, June 7, 2009

WoW Update

Oops. I haven't been keeping up with my updates I guess. Marquez has gone up a couple of levels. Sitting pretty at level 76 right now. Almost to 77 where he can get cold weather flying. Doing some quests in Sholozar Basin which is pretty fun. I am hoping to get to 77 tonight so I can fly around Northrend.
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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

June already?

Woa. Totally forgot that it was June aready. Where has the year gone? I could have sworn it was May just a couple of days ago. Wait, it was. Anyway. Just thought I would put in the first post of the month. I have a roll-off dumpster arriving at my house this friday. Finally get to get rid of all my junk and debris from the house and yard. Looking forward to that. Good riddance.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Level 73 finally

I finally hit level 73 with my warrior, Marquez, on WoW.  I am not sure how long it has been since I leveled but I think it has been a while.  I will have to scan back through the blog posts to check.  But anyway.  Here I am.  One more level till I can get to Dalaran.  Lagville.

Another sleep study

Tonight is my 2nd sleep study.  The first one was ok but I couldn't really fall asleep.  I think I only slept like 4 hours.  So they wanted me to come in for another one.  This time I think they will put the CPAP on and see how it goes.  I should be able to fall asleep fairly quickly because I have slept 3 hours in the last 38 hours.  So I think I should be ok.  But right now, 6 hours before the study, I feel pretty awake.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Wife off to Iowa

Rachel left for Iowa yesterday with Sophie, her mom and sister. They a driving out there in the Nissan pathfinder and a Uhaul truck. They made it to Colorado springs last night. Today they will try to make it to Omaha Nebraska. Its a good 9 hour drive. Good luck honey. I miss you. I will be heading out to Iowa soon. Got some major cleaning to do at house first.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Aquatic Center

We went to the Rio Rancho aquatic center yesterday for my brothers and his girlfirends daughters birthday party. It was pretty cool. Sophie and a couple of her friends went as well as the wife, her sister Kate and husband Charles. It was pretty fun. Never been there before. I didn't swim though. Just didn't feel it.

Finished up the garage sale today. Got rid of a bunch of junk. Helping Rachel pack some more stuff before she leaves for Iowa on Wednesday.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Leveled finally

Marquez has made it to level 72 finally.  It has been a while.  Haven't been playing WoW much lately.  Just thought I would post a quick note about it though.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Waverly, IA

Well, it looks like this is where we will be moving. Rachel had her interview at Wartburg college yesterday and was offered a position. I am so happy for her. This is something that she really wanted and I am glad that she got it. She will be moving to Waverly June 1st. I will stay behind in NM to sell the house. Hopefully won't take too long to do. Then I will move out to IA.

Monday, May 4, 2009


Took this pic with my blackberry while in the drive thru at Chik-fil-a last week. Thought it was kinda cool and plus I am bored at work and thought I would do a posting about one of my favorite fast food joints. They finally opened up another location in town. Took em long enough considering how busy they are. Now I have just discovered that they are opening a Jack in the box in Albuquerque soon. Pretty dang happy about that.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

My highest ally

Got Marquez to level 71 and its official. He is my highest leveled alliance character. Finished up questing in Borean and got the achievment of "nothing boring about borean". Now just got to the fjord and starting to quest there. Pretty cool place. Should be at level 72 soon.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

End of another month

Well, here it is. My last post of April 2009. Not much to report but I am bored at work and thought I would post an April finale. Farewell April. See ya next year. Hello May. National "hooking up your swamp cooler" month. I made that up in case you were wondering.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I love blackberry

Here's a cool little app that I got for my berry. Its called I love blackberry and it tracks how much you play with your phone every day. Its a cool little time killer while at work.

Monday, April 27, 2009

70 is here

Dinged level 70 with Marquez last night. Went pretty dang quick. He still has a few quests to finish up in Borean Tundra before heading on over to the Fjord. Just need 4 more mining points to go till he gets to 375. Been working mining in Terokar and Shadowmoon. Shouldn't take too long.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Almost to 70. But not yet.

Marquez is up to level 69 now. Went pretty quick since I am in Northrend now. At this point I am nearly to level 70. At about 85 percent through. Just a few more quests to go. Still doing the whole Borean Tundra thing. Looking forward to heading out to Howling Fjord and Dragonblight.

Friday, April 24, 2009

On to Northrend

Level 68 is finally here and Marquez has ventured onto Northrend. Starting out in Borean Tundra even though I like Howling Fjord better. I though that I would get Borean over with. Only did a couple of quests so far but level 69 and 70 should go fairly quickly.
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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sleep study

Tonight is my sleep study. I am going to spend the night and the clinic so they can monitor me. Hopefully I will be able to fall asleep ok. They are going to have all sorts of sensors attached to me so that will be a little weird. We will see what happens I guess. It will probably take a couple of weeks to get the results but I most likely will get a CPAP machine to use while sleeping. Or not. Its up to the doctor to determine that.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Looking back at the marsh

Zangarmarsh is behind Marquez. In fact, it looks like Terokar may be behind him as well. He hit level 67 today and is about halfway through the level. Level 68 may be enough to venture out into Northrend but he may hang out in outlands till 69 or 70. It all depends on what I feel like doing. Until then, keep chillin' and we will see ya soon.

Saturday, April 18, 2009


This is where our dog, Molly, likes to go on the weekends. She likes to play with other dogs and also chase her ball. She does not however, like other dogs touching her ball. We came here today and had a good time. A little chilly but ok.

Marquez does it again.

Boom. Level 66 now. Actually about 20 percent through already. Doing quests and trying to make some money. Slow going but pretty fun stuff. Would be nice to get the dual spec thing going but I don't have 1k gold to spare right now. Too bad. Oh well, I will get it one of these days.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Roaming through Zangarmarsh

One of these days I will finally finish the quest I have in Zangarmarsh. Its just sitting there in my quest log. Can't seem to find the time to finish it. Then its off to Terokar to continue my questing adventures.

Monday, April 13, 2009


Well, easter was actually yesterday but I am just getting around to updating to old bloggy. Had a great time. We went to Santa Fe and stayed with Rachels mom. Got some snow on easter morning which was pretty wild. Had a nice ham dinner which was awesome. Now I am back at work livin' the dream.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Marquez to level 65

Just a quick not to say that Marquez, my human warrior has hit level 65.  Still questing in Zangarmarsh too!  Just a couple of quests to go till he heads to Terokar though.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Up another level

Marquez has leveled again and is now sitting at 64. Going pretty quick. Still in zangarmarsh. Got a few more quests untill he heads on over to terokar forest.
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Friday, April 3, 2009

Marquez, back in action

Been working on my Human Warrior lately and he is movin' on up. Just dinged level 63 already. Questin' his way through Hellfire Peninsula. Almost ready for Zangarmarsh.
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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Not much to report

I have been getting all into Twitter lately. The more I tweet the worse it gets. So all my good posting material has been going there instead of here. Anyway, that's what has been going on.
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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Lazy Sunday Afternoon

Here we are on a Sunday afternoon.  Wifey is taking a nap and I am here on the computer messing around.  Thought I would write a quick blog.  The results of my CT scan came back and everything is ok.  Normal.  That's good.  That doesn't explain the pain I have been experiencing in my neck though.  But good anyway.  I will figure it out.  I have been feeling a little better day by day.  I will keep ya all posted.  

Not looking forward to getting back to work tomorrow but I gotta do what I gotta do.  Gotta pay the bills ya know?  It could be worse I guess.  I could have no job and boy, would that suck.  Especially in times like these.

Anyway, that's whats going on in the homestead.  More to come later.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Slow and sluggish day

Ugh. Its one of those days I tell ya. Going very slow. Still have another hour and 40 minutes of work to go. Not much to report. Just bored at work and felt like writing something.

I dropped Sophie off at the airport yesterday to visit her dad in Florida. Hope she has a good time. Wish I was in Florida. Probably pretty warm there. Soph will be back this weekend. I hope she gets to go to Disney World this time. I am so ready for another vacation. We are going to camp in Colorado in June which should be fun. After that, who knows. I should have enough vacation time to do one more. Hopefully someplace warm and with an ocean.

I had a ct scan done on my neck last friday. My neck has been hurting lateley and the docs have been unable to determine what the problem is. Have yet to hear back with the results. I think its part anxiety. Doc gave me meds for that which seem to be helping.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Level 80

Mcmanis has done it finally. Level 80. It was only a matter of time. Now its all over. No more leveling for Mcmanis. At least until the next expansion. Now I gotta get all of his pets up to level 80 now. I am also going to start working on Quezmar and try to get him to 80 soon too. Anyway, just thought I would share.
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Friday, March 20, 2009

Hittin' 79 in Scholozar basin

Not sure if I spelled that right. Oh well, who's checking anyway. Mcmanis hit level 79 today. Wasn't sure I would hit since I was at about 65 percent when I started. You know what that means though. One more level and Mcmanis is maxed. I think I am going to bring up quezmar, my level 70 human pally, to level 80 next. That trek from 70 to 80 is a long one but pretty fun. Should probably take me about a couple of months I would imagine. More updates soon. And for you non wow players, yes, I am a wow nerd. And for those who really out of touch. Wow= world of warcraft. And for those out there who don't know what that is, I am amazed that you found this blog in the first place. Move on to the next blog. Cya

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

What's going on lately?

Just at work again on a beautiful Wednesday. Should get well into the 70s from what I hear. Not bad. Spring is almost upon us. 2 more days and we can kiss winter goodbye. What else is going on? Hmm, let me see. I am kinda bored here at work and noticed that I haven't updated the old bloggy in a while.

Still playing wow. I think I am up to about 50 percent through 78. Haven't played in the last couple of days. Looking forward to watching our shows tonight and tomorrow night. Lost, earl, office, kath and kim, survivor. Woa. A lot of shows. Don't think we will catch them all. Good ole dvr will record them though. Come to think of it, I am not sure if survivor is on tomorrow. I will have to check.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Capture it

Cool. I found a new app for my blackberry that let's me screen capture images from my blackberry. Pretty cool. Here is my current theme. I think its called "nice dock". Enjoy :)

Friday, March 13, 2009

Couldn't leave well enough alone

Here we go again. I lasted a whole what? 12 days. Now back at Wow and guess what? Level 78. Yup, just 2 levels to go till the max. Then what? Who knows? I am not sure about eve online. I may have to just cancel it again. I love it and all but I am getting a little bored with it. Just something keeps drawing me back to it. For now. Woo Hoo! McManis is level 78.
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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A bit chile indeed

Kinda colder than I wanted it to be this morning. Not a big fan of frigid temps. Hopefully it warms up nicely today. Not too much longer till spring begins. According to my calendar, it starts on March 20th. That's about a week and a half away.

I also checked out the new eve online expansion last night. To tell you the truth, it came up a bit short for me. Not many changes noticed. The main thing I noticed was the sounds are lower and sound different. And a few nic nacs here and there. Nothing really major. I guess you get what you pay for. The expansion was free anyway. I am still up in the air on which mmo I am going to stick with. I have been without WoW for about a week now and am still ok with it. We will see how I feel in a month.

Well, I can't think of anything else to write to make this post longer. It may be one of my longest posts yet. Maybe not. Who knows. All I can say is that I am at work and don't feel like validating that statement.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Another expansion

Eve online is releasing another expansion today called Apocrypha. I decided to check it out yet again and see what all the comotion is about. The servers will be back up at about 9:30am but I will be at work. So I won't be able to download it until I get home. I heard its going to be a pretty big download. Anyway, we will see how it is and if it is cool enough to keep me hangin' around.

Sunday, March 8, 2009


I have been watching LOST for a while now. Its pretty good. So far this season, the show has been way out in left field and crazy. The show we watched last night on DVR was the latest and it was darn good to say the least. It was focused a lot around Sawyer. I cant wait to see what happens next. Unfortunately, the next new episode is not until 2 weeks. Your trippin'. I got to wait 2 weeks now. One week is long enough. Oh well, I guess I will have to figure out what else to do. Like watch other shows.
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Saturday, March 7, 2009

WoW break

Mcmanis is in hybernation right now. The WoW accout has expired and I have not renewed the subscription. In one of those stages I guess. Just not feeling it right now. I may sign back up at a later time. Meanwhile, I have been messing around with eve online and guild wars. We will see if I return to wow in the future. Time will tell.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Wind, wind and more wind

Wow, what a windy a miserable day. I feel like I am on Mars. I hate the wind. More than any other weather type. It just blows. Pun intended. Hopefully tomorrow will be calmer. Its my day off and I don't want it ruined by the dust storms.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Game over man

It appears that the Colorado Avalanche have reached the point of no return this season. Their playoff hopes are pretty much history. Losing to the worst team in the league yesterday was the final straw. Better luck next year guys.