Friday, January 30, 2009

Denver, CO

We went to Denver this weekend for Sophies gymnastics meet. Actually, her meet is in Colorado Springs tomorrow. But right now, we are in Denver getting ready to head down to springs in a bit. Havin' a good time. Had luch at Chipotle with Rachels friend John. So far, I have been to more scrapbooking stores than I have in my whole life. My wife has a little addiction.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Century Mark

This is my 99th post on the Just Chillin' blog.  The next one will be the 100th post.  Woo Hoo.  I just wanted to make a post about it so I don't forget.  Anyway, we are just packin' up stuff getting ready to head out to Colorado today.  We are going to Sophie's Gymnastics meet in Colorado Springs.  It has been a while since we have been on a trip.  Its a short one but still nice to get out of the house and see some different scenery.  We are taking "Olive" which is the new Nissan Pathfinder we got since the Hyundai got totalled in a car accident.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Wrathgate

While questing in Dragonblight last night. Mcmanis came upon a quest turn in that puzzled him. After turning in the quest, he blacked out for a moment and then noticed that the wrathgate cinematic started playing. I guess he had finished that quest chain and didn't realize it. Nice. Moments later in Argamands Hammer, Mcmanis dinged to level 74. He then took a flight to Warsong Hold and got ported to Dalaran. Nice place.

Monday, January 26, 2009

This site is hilarious. I must have made like 20 pictures. It let's you add your likeness to hundreds of scenarios and let's you tweak the picture to make it look suprisingly real. I will probably post more of the pictures I have created in the near future.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Shadowmoon Valley

I thought I would create a post of every region in Wow. So far I have featured Netherstorm and Blades Edge Mountains. This week I am featuring Shadowmoon Valley. Very cool and dark place. I haven't really spent much time here but it is still pretty awesome. I think I may have spent more time here with my human pally, Quezmar. This is where he hit level 70. This is also the place where Mcmanis and Quezmar bought their flying mounts.
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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Poor Vinnie!

Here is a picture of my father-in-laws dog Vanna. She's a pretty mellow dog that likes to chase birds. This picture cracks me up every time I see it. She gets along with Molly pretty good. In fact, they haven't seen eachother in a while. Its probably time for a visit.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Laterz Bush

Its about time. I thought that this day would never come. Its a new day and a new America. I am optimistic about our future now. Things are gonna change for the better. I am so glad that Bush is back in Texas. Good riddance.

Get on up

Finally. Mcmanis has gone on to the next level. He has reached level 73 and it took a while. I haven't been playing as much which contributed to the slowness. but he has done it. One level away from Dalaran which I am anxious to see. And 4 more levels till cold weather flying. Getting there. Slowly but shirley.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Over half way

Mcmanis has made it to about 57 percent through level 72 now. The rest of the level is all rested xp but it is still slow going. Doing quest after quest is the only way to keep the xp bar moving. Now questing in Dragonblight and what a pretty place it is. I really like it. Mostly snow all over and it looks very cold. I especially like when it starts snowing. Very cool.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

McManis Timeline

Just thought I would drop a quick post going over the timeline of my blood elf hunter "McManis"  The early levels were not well documented in this blog but the later ones are all there.  So here it is.

07/10/08 - Started character (Estimated)

07/22/08 - Level 20
07/24/08 - Level 24
08/01/08 - Level 25

09/03/08 - Level 31
09/30/08 - Level 37

10/19/08 - Level 44
10/26/08 - Level 46
10/29/08 - Level 48

11/06/08 - Level 50
11/09/08 - Level 52
11/12/08 - Level 53
11/18/08 - Level 55
11/20/08 - Level 56
11/24/08 - Level 57
11/27/08 - Level 59

11/30/08 - Level 60
12/04/08 - Level 62
12/08/08 - Level 63
12/10/08 - Level 64
12/14/08 - Level 65
12/18/08 - Level 66
12/23/08 - Level 67
12/27/08 - Level 68
01/03/09 - Level 69

01/04/09 - Level 70
01/07/09 - Level 71
01/11/09 - Level 72

Level 72

Up another level to 72 now. Still doing quests in Howling Fjord. Leveling seems to be going pretty smoothly. Trying to make some gold but the skills are very expensive and take a hit on the wallet at every level. Five more levels until I can get cold weather flying. I cant remember exactly how much it costs but I am guessing that its around a thousand gold. I should have enough by then.
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Friday, January 9, 2009

Blades Edge Mountains

During my exploration today, I also flew through blades edge mountains and took this cool photo of me on one of the many thorns that stick out of the mountain. I thought it looked pretty wicked and deserved a post on the "Just Chillin" Blog. Anyway, Once I got the achievement of exploring the outlands, I headed back to the howling fjord and continued questing out there. Got to about 70 percent through 71 until I decided to call it a night.
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Wow. I have never been to Netherstorm before. I decided to get my flying mount today and do some exploring. I flew through Netherstorm and it was totally awesome. One of the best lookin places in outlands in my opinion. There were a bunch of these eco-domes that were huge. I was very impressed. I may have to take a trip back there some day. Probably will be back when I decide to do the quests there for the achievement.
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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Avs: Slackin'

Not as good of year as I would have hoped. The avs just can't catch a break it seems. At this rate, they can kiss their playoff hopes goodbye. New coach Tony Granato may have to start looking for work if things pan out the same way as Denvers NFL team. About halfway through the season and the avs are under 500. We need some wins and a lot of them.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

My highest character

Mcmanis has done it. He has become my highest leveled character in wow. Level 71. It happened in the howling fjord. Only 9 more levels till the max.

Off Day

Last night my throat started hurting.  Not sure why.  I feel ok.  Not like I am sick or anything.  It might have something to do with my thyroid.  Who knows.  I called the doc today but they are too busy to see me.  They suggested for me to go to urgent care.  Well, I am feeling a bit better today and I don't really think the pain is bad enough to go to urgent care.  So here I am at home.  Took the day off from work.  Throat still hurts a bit but I am toughing it out.  Hopefully it will get better.

Went to the father in laws last night to set up his new Macbook he got.  And also to move the desktop into another room.  Got everything setup fine.  I think it is going to take him a while to get the hang of using a mac.  I mean, he already had a hard enough time using windows.  I wish him luck and directed all of his questions to his daughter, my wife, Rachel.  Since she is the one that uses a mac daily.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Another cold and snowy day in the rr

Well, as you can see. We got a little snow again. It was coming down pretty good this morning and then just stopped. The sun came out a little and now it is just cold and weird outside. I can't wait for the summer.

Level 70

Mcmanis has hit the milestone of level 70. Only ten more levels to hit the max of 80. It will probably take a while but I will keep updating his progress here. Stay tuned.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Mcmanis update

Mcmanis is at it again. Just recently dinged level 69 and questing in the Borean Tundra. Pretty fun stuff. Actually getting pretty close to 70 now. Like 75 percent through. Just gotta turn in a few more quests and he is there.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy new year!

Its the start of a brand new year. Hope its a good one. Here is a picture from that I thought was pretty funny. Enjoy!