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Notice anything different around here?

April 17, 2010

I’m excited to say I made a few changes to my blog! There’s more to come, but I’m tiredandstillhavetogetreadyforthemove

Huge, huge thanks to Faith for drawing this fantastic banner! You should be able to find more of her work on her facebook album. I believe she does do commission work, so feel free to drop her a message! (ps. THE GAME!) Big thanks as well to my guildie Hempia for all the work she put into the banner too!

I updated my sidebar with more links to posts and links to other paladin blogs. I’m not finished updating my paladin blogroll yet because I’m tired and feel like my fingers are about to fall off (where did all these great blogs suddenly come from?), but if you know of a regularly updated paladin blog that I might probably forget, feel free to leave me a link. I should get around to it eventually.

Ideally I’d like to add a few pages to lump my sort of useful posts and my shameless self loving ego posts in one place and clear my sidebar of all the orange text, but I think that’ll have to wait until after I move.


Ok, I’m going to go panic and run around in circles some more. Thank you again Faith and Hempia for the great banner!


Burnout is teh suXor

April 6, 2010

I know I’m behind on answering comments and emails. I know I haven’t done the Shared Topic writeup this week. No one’s complained yet, but it’s frustrating me. I want to do get stuff done. I’m supposed to be an efficient person, dammit. I want to get stuff done but the moment I try, I get this overwhelming nausea. I managed to get back on schedule with school stuff. It took all my self discipline but I managed. Anything “optional” just completely destroys me.

I hate using my blog to whine, it’s the exact thing I promised myself I wouldn’t do, but the last two weeks or so, I’ve felt nothing but frustration and guilt when I try to blog. I guess it has to come out somehow.

I keep seeing holy pally misinformation floating by on Twitter and I’m all “OMG YAY BLOG TOPIC!” and go to write. Then I throw up and then I start crying out of frustration.

Things, be they in real life, on the internetz, in game, that wouldn’t usually bother me upset me like crazy. And now I’m wondering if this is the real me and my happy, goofy self was all an act. Maybe I’m actually a psycho woman and my personality is just coming out.

God I hate burnout.

Know what else I hate? Not being able to eat much. I miss food so badly. I have this gorgeous Easter basket I won. It’s full of chocolate. Chocolate that I usually love but that makes me throw up these days. Every now and again I get this little hint of hunger. I excitedly run to the kitchen and manage to get two spoonfuls of oatmeal or yogurt or applesauce in before the nausea comes rushing back.

Oh and this new fainting thing is pretty detestable as well. My cat is great about it though. When he saw me sprawled out in the kitchen at 5 am this morning, he was all “FLOOR PARTY!!!” and chilled with me on ground until I could drag myself back to bed.

This. semester. cannot. end. soon. enough.

But it’s not all bad these days. I’m getting ready to move out West for my summer clinical rotation, which should be pretty nice. I’m getting second thoughts now: Am I going to find an affordable place to live? Is my internship going to work out? Will I run out of money? Yet for the most part, I’m excited. It’s been awhile since I’ve taken off with my backpack on a semi-spontaneous adventure and the wanderlust itch is killing me.

Here are some pictures of the town I’m moving to:

Doesn’t it look amazing?

Anyway, I expect to get my sanity back within the next two weeks. Hopefully I’ll still have a few readers that haven’t been scared away by my whining. Between now and then, if you’ve sent an email or left a comment I haven’t answered, I’m not ignoring them. I really appreciate you all, but I’m not quite myself these days. Or maybe I’m too much myself. Or whatever.

Looking for something to do this Friday Night?

March 26, 2010

EDIT: That was so much fun! Hopefully I didn’t make too much of an arse of myself… Huge thanks to everyone that showed up!

I’m really excited to announce that barring any technical difficulties, I’ll be on the Twisted Nether Blogcast tonight! I’m a huge TNB fangirl, so I’m quite giddy at the moment. (To whoever recommended me: <3!)

Feel free to stop by the live chatroom and say hi! The show should start at 8 PST.

In other news, I think this will be the first week in about 6 months that I won’t be taking part in the Blog Azeroth Shared Topic. I actually kind of feel bad about it, but I’m exhausted this week and don’t have it in me. The Topic itself, World of Awecraft, is fantastic though, so I still recommend you all check it out.

Another fun event to take part in (and non-bloggers can participate!) is a Blog Noblegarden Egg Hunt organized by Angelya of Revive & Rejuvenate. It involves hiding and finding eggs on participants’ blogs, check out her post for more info!

And I guess that kind of ends my classified section. I know I’ve been promising posts that are actually somewhat useful (and I feel uncomfortable when I get linked to as “a paladin blog” yet I haven’t talked about paladin stuff in forever), but with the end of semester burnout and tons of papers due, all I want to do is goof off. And since this is my blog and I can do what I want with it, goofing off it shall be.

I have been going through old paladin posts and updating them, though. I figure I have enough posts now for it to be worth sorting them better and creating some links pages. I expect to be finished, um, sometime before next year.

ANYWAY, I hope to see a fun and exciting TNB chatroom tonight!

Love is in the Blog

February 7, 2010

Singles Awareness Day is a week from now and the Love Is In The Air event is starting up in the game. Are you guys finishing up the stupid candies achievement for your Purple Drake? Thank goodness I got that last candy on the last day! While the event is very cute, I got a lifetime’s worth of it last year. I don’t expect to be getting my hands dirty again any time soon.

Wait, wait, you say there’s some new items this year? Among others, a Toxic Wasteling pet and a Heartbreaker? Ok, I suppose I’ll head over to Scarlet Monastery Shadowfang Keep  a few times.

But really, I’d rather do a different kind of Love Is In The Air achievements this year. I’d like to take the event to my blog. Love is in the Blog!

With me being Ms Hardened Singleton Extraordinaire, you’d think I’d hate Valentine’s/Singles Awareness/Male Judgment Day, however you choose to call it. You’d think. But I don’t. It’s actually one of my favorite holidays. It’s the one time of year where I have an excuse to be a sappy shmoock and drive my friends, my colleagues, my acquaintances, random strangers on the street crazy with displays of affection.

Since this is a WoW blog, I want to use the next week to spread a little WoW love. Or raise WoW singleton awareness. Or get in touch with my sentimental side. I haven’t planned it all out yet, but I’m excited to announce that love will be in the blog.

EDIT: Just thought I’d mention, I’m totally not claiming copyrights on the idea (and as far as I know, it could have been done by people in the past). If anyone is at a loss for blog ideas this week and wants to join in on the theme, I’m all for it and will even link back to you.

I need some opinions!

January 8, 2010

I think we can all agree that I need to work a bit on visual side of my blog. Unfortunately, I lack any sort of eye for judging visual appeal. I’m the kind of person who gets dressed in the morning and has to ask my (male) housemate if my clothes match. So you can imagine how lost I am when it comes to making websites pretty.

Fortunately, Faith, the daughter of a guildie of mine, came to my rescue and offered to help me with my banner.

She drew this amazing picture of my character :

Isn’t it gorgeous? And I’m still in awe over those boots. Those are so me.

What I need is an opinion on whether or not it would fit well in my heading banner. Does it have the Bossy Pally feel? Does it suit my writing style?

(Note that it’s not coloured yet, but will be if I choose to use it in my banner.)

While I know I absolutely love the drawing, it’s difficult to tell from the inside if it really represents my writing.

An alternative position for my character would be to have her on her side, ankles crossed with the spoon laying about the whole length of the body. She’d have one arm resting on the spoon and her head resting on the other hand.

Which also sounds amazing.

So…what do you guys think?

Thinking back on this blog: 2009 Edition

January 2, 2010

I say “2009 edition” even though it’s really a first edition. First of several, I hope! I’ve been wanting to do a meta post for such a long time but never dared. After all, this blog is still very young, too young to deserve a deep, thoughtful meta post.

BUT! I’m going to use the changing of the year as an excuse to pretentiously write about my blog. I wanted to follow the trend set by Matticus by going over my favorite posts of 2009. However, it would really be my favorite posts of the past three months. Which would be silly.

So instead, I’ll do K’s Pretentious Blogging Meme. I have a lot to say, so my apologies to those of you who’ll be reading this via reader. For everyone else, I’ll use a cut.


Because this semester wasn’t doomed enough yet: @bossypally

December 7, 2009

OMG I made a Twitter account. I hate myself for it already.

So if you can’t get enough of seeing me whine about stress and school in my blog, I have created a whole new corner of the internet to complain in. I expect my tweets/day will be directly proportional to the amount of work I’m supposed to be doing.

I’m totally going to fail my chemo final. Like, totally.

EDIT: I can’t figure out how it works. *sigh* Internet networking sites and me aren’t made to get along.

EDIT2: I love waking up to “you have 25 new friends!” (And I love noticing that Matticus and Miss Medicina are acting as my internet social agents – you guys are always so nice to me ;)) I will get this Twitter thing figured out, I will!

Now back to cramming the molecular structure and mechanisms of action of 200 really obscure and outdated drugs. QQ.