This Post is Brought to You by My Internet Connection

It took almost two weeks from the time I ordered my internet to the time those fateful lights on my modem lit up, but I am back, again, with The Internet.

The first thing I did was log onto Twitter. It took me about two minutes to remember that I find Twitter very irritating. So the second thing I did was shut down Twitter.

I accomplished my second move of the month (one month exactly between moves), this one a major cross-country, 2 timezones move. My parents decided to sell the house (actually that’s old news, but it didn’t sink in until I was packing) so I had to move everything, everything, everything. And I’ll tell you over the course of 20 years of schooling, a person sure accumulates a lot of papers and textbooks. I tossed as much as I could into the recycle bin.

And thats only about half of it.

And I still ended up with about 30 boxes. Boxes that won’t come for another 2 weeks or so, but it’s ok, I’m having a pretty cool time. Camping in the living room FTW.

That photo was taken shortly before the second night. The first night looked more like this.

As you may conclude from the pictures, my internetless time was probably the period of my life were I drank the most. I also played tons of Civilisation V, and when I couldn’t handle Civ V anymore, I finally got around to watching Season 1 of House, which I had downloaded months ago. The first few episodes were difficult: I kept yelling out that “HOSPITALS DONT WORK THAT WAY!!!!“. But once I got over how unrealistic the show is, I was completely captivated by “Will Cameron get House into her bed?

I also, while going through internet withdrawl, starting writing a story about The Internet. I suspect that the next time I touch it will be the next time I’m internetless.

Then one day a technician came to my house and magically lit up my modem.

Because I Have To Include WoW In This Post

I got to play WoW a bit over the past 2 days. I live across the street from my job which frees up an incredible amount of time. So I FINALLY got to check out 4.2. I did some Mark of the World Tree dailies, I polished up my tanking set (don’t tell my guild) and I ventured into Firelands. We haven’t killed anything yet, partly because I spent the first hour and a half wiping the raid, (I hope I’m just rusty and not losing my touch) but we made good progress on Shannox.

No, I’m not excited to be playing WoW again. I assume it’s just the usual: whenever I’m away for a long time, I don’t feel like getting back into it.

Silly how I’ve been spending the past 6 months talking about what I want in my Perfect West Coast Guild and now I’m wondering if I should keep playing WoW at all.

Thing is- I love my job. Yeah, it’s just the honeymoon phase, but the hours are a lot more flexible than I expected, the store needs quite a bit of organizing (my specialty!) and I have plenty of opportunity to travel around and do relief work all over Northern Alberta. Suddenly raiding doesn’t seem so exciting. Everything raiding (and being in a guild) gave me, I can get from my job.

Plus I’m sorta liking this having money thingy.

Of Guilds and Guild Searching

Those who speak to me on a regular basis (all two of you) are probably very excited for me to find a new home. Mostly because that means I’ll stop talking about finding a new home.

I’m a little worried about losing yet another month of boss kills, but I think I will keep with the casual route until my schedule gets sorted out. I don’t want to make a commitment I can’t keep.

What I miss the most about having a guild- a real guild that feels like home- is being dedicated to something. Remember that post I made about relationships with guilds? Well I quit lying to myself. For better or for worse, I have a relationship with my guilds that compares to romantic relationships. Maybe because I’m so uninterested in relationships with actual people. Err. Anyway. I like having a project to commit to, to be constantly thinking about improvements, about pretty trinkets I can buy it, about lovely conversations I can have with it. I miss that. With my current guild (or guilds, though I’ve probably been kicked for inactivity from my Horde guild by now) I’ve kept my distances. I didn’t want to get attached (plus they tend to like status quo, I’m not sure my enthusiasm for evolution would be warmly welcomed).

And even though I get hurt when things eventually don’t work out, I don’t really care. I look for somewhere else to focus my energy. I think work might fill that gap now, but if you asked me what I miss the most from WoW, the answer would be “being actively involved in a guild“.

Anyway, I should catch up on my 4.2 holy paladin reading. Rohan and Adgamorix have both written some interesting stuff that I (and some of you) might want to brush up on.

PS. I promise I’ll update my blogroll. You know who you are.

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8 Comments on “This Post is Brought to You by My Internet Connection”

  1. Windsoar Says:

    Yay for being all moved in and employed! :) I’m currently in that “what to do next year” phase and employment is definitely starting to look much more appealing than another round of school-time.

    • Ophelie Says:

      For sure! It’s soooo nice to not have to worry about money, exams, papers, keeping up with classmates.

      I’ve even discovered a “me” I didn’t know about, a calm, cheerful, low stress me. I quite like that me :).


  2. hey well i met u in like Vash along time ago my main is “Myros” blood elf paladin and we talked for awhile and i thought u had a alli main and i just faction changed my Shaman so i wanted to know if u did whats its name if you are still playing WoW

    • Ophelie Says:

      Hi Myros!! Thanks for dropping by! I’m still playing WoW but I’ve been really busy, then internetless. If you’re looking for me, you’re most likely to find me on my main, Rykga, Alli on Nerz’hul. I do plan on playing Ophelie again, but I don’t know when I’ll have the time to spare.

  3. Stubborn Says:

    Welcome back! Two weeks without Internet? How barbaric. First it’s two weeks webless, then it’s eating people. Ghastly.

    I’m glad to hear you’ve got your new home (on and offline) taken care of, but I certainly won’t miss you being as homeless as some of the rest of us (or at least hearing you talk about it). I will be interested, though, to hear about how you incorporate yourself into this new “romantic” relationship. I think guild inclusion may be a big topic I’m working towards (like my “Guild Disagreements” series), so I’m quite curious about your experiences.

    Welcome back! And it’s more than two :P

    • Ophelie Says:

      Thanks!

      I haven’t moved to a new guild yet. My work schedule is flexible and my current guild has some interesting change plans so I might stick around to see how they play out. I’m really not a fan of 10 mans, but I absolutely adore my raid leader and I work well with a good number of my teammates so I’ll wait and see what happens.

      I do plan on writing more about guilds in the future. Its a topic I love to talk about. It also seems to be a bit of a “voyeur” topic too. I was surprised, when I went backpacking and met a lot of fellow WoW players, that most of them weren’t interested in hearing about me or my adventures. Nooooo. They wanted to hear about my guild experiences. I was quite amused by it.

  4. Valithria Says:

    So, Mark of the World Tree, eh? I hear everyone talking about it, but I don’t even know what the darn things are, besides that they’re in Hyjal. I hadn’t quested there at all while leveling (I did maybe a quarter of Vash’Jir before switching to dungeons, hehe), so I’m really unsure where to even begin. Fortunately, my guild remains stuck on pre-FL bosses, so I don’t have to worry much about updated gear yet.
    Also, the drinking. *nags*

    • Ophelie Says:

      They’re dailies in Hyjal and Firelands. You start with the Thrall quest that pops up on the billboard in Stormwind or Ogrimmar. It should be separate from the Hyjal quest line. I’m pretty sure you don’t have to do one to do the other. They’re pretty easy as far as dailies go. They’re all close together so you can do them all in one go and it doesn’t take long.

      What about the drinking?


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