Cuba, sí

Tomorrow night, I have to hop on a plane and head to a country with very minimal internet access. I know. It’s tough. There I’ll have to look at amazing scenery, prance around a beach in a bikini, eat endless amounts of free food and drink as much free booze as a I can handle. It’s a tough, tough life.

So I’ll be internetless for a week, which means no email, no answering comments and no Twitter. Try not to miss me too much.

But! I got a number of internet thingies done before I leave, so if you need your Bossy Pally fix (my ego knows no bounderies ;D), be sure to check my Holy Pally 101 post at TopRosters (which, in the end, took the appearance more characteristic of a guide rather than a real 101). Leave as much love or criticism as you wish, but be patient since I won’t get around to answering until next week.

And if you’d rather hear my suave (and by suave I mean squeaky and offkey) voice, the first real episode of the Double O podcast is ready for your listening pleasure. We had a lot of fun recording it. We use an article from Kotaku as a starting point to talk about our experiences as being women and being gamers. Men are welcome too, of course.

The editing process for that one ended up being a nightmare. My editing software kept crashing, and when I finally managed to reach the end of the podcast (after no less than 6 hours), it wouldn’t let me export the file to a more…useful…format. As I was tittering on the verge of a nervous breakdown, Fimlys came to my rescue by suggesting I play the file on my computer and use Audacity to record it.

It was one of the moments where the light shines on you and you hear naked baby angels singing.

Audacity record sounds from computer” was what I typed in Google. Had to jump through a few hoops (Windows Vista apparently does not approve of recording sounds from your computer), but in the end, I finally had a podcast.

Last week we got some feedback about awkward silences, so I was very aggressive with cutting them out. I….also….tend to….talk with…a lot…of….pauses. So I cut in there in hopes to make myself sound less verbally challenges. The end result isn’t perfect as some pauses probably should have been left in, but, hey! there are NO MORE awkward silences!

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6 Comments on “Cuba, sí”

  1. 1BigBore Says:

    Quick thanks for the Holy Paladin 101 article. Well written and very helpful.
    Thanks for the information.
    Enjoy the vacation!

    • Ophelie Says:

      Thanks for dropping by!

      And it was a very nice vacation. I hope to get a month, or at least 3 weeks, to visit next time. Cuba is such a beautiful country, I was sad to not have time to see much of it.

  2. Airheart Says:

    Have fun in cuba and watch your belongings. A friend of mine is there right now and had there hotel room safe riped off the wall, contents of safe included, money, cell phones, drivers licence and PASSPORTS. They have been working on getting some temporary documentation so they can get out of the country. So scan your ID and email it to yourself or have a photo copy of it at home. They had done this and it is the only thing that is saveing them right now.

    • Ophelie Says:

      Ouch! That’s horrible! I’ve heard of thefts out of hotel rooms (usually articles of clothing that weren’t locked in a suitcase or safe) but that’s way extreme!

      Which region were they staying in? What did they do? Is the Canadian embassy looking after them? Did you hear who was responsible for the theft? Hotel staff or a breach in hotel security?

      Luckily, I didn’t have any problems like that! I had my passport on me at all times (I had one of those money belts that go under your clothes), but I kept my gadgets in my Varadero safe and all was good. I do keep a copy of my passport and other documents at my parents’ house in Quebec, but thankfully I haven’t needed to use them yet.

      • Airheart Says:

        They ended up dealing with the consulate and did not have to go the the embassey in Havana. It took them 4 days to get a temporary passport. The biggest issue they had was remembering 4 phone numbers of people who could Verify that they knew them and that they knew they were in Cuba. They made it home and did not let there ID go missing wreck there vacation. Your moving to alberta? I live in Northern Alberta it is amazing how many WOW blogers are Canadian 🙂

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