the best and worst of 2011

Although 2011 was rocky as far as our professional fields went (I can’t believe I didn’t work for a whole calendar year…), it was amazing in others.  I still can’t believe I’m married.  I have travelled far more than I ...

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wow-iversary: 10 things i hate about azeroth

Last time I talked about things I loved in Azeroth; now it’s time to rant! Pansies who want you to give them shit.  Okay, people.  WoW is not real life.  There is no 14% unemployment rate.  There is NO reason ...

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the eskimos upstairs

Over the past couple of months, Darren and I have gotten to know our upstairs neighbors a little bit better.  Mr. and Mrs. Eskimo are now Mr. and Mrs. John Eskimo (unfortunately, I cannot remember her first name).  They have ...

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wow-iversary: 10 things i love about azeroth

What’s your favorite class? I absolutely adore death knights.  My first toon was a hunter, and I got so bored playing it so fast.  It didn’t have the firepower+survivability that I desired (of course, now that I’m not a noob, ...

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britt bakes bread

In between applying for freelance writing jobs, pwning my cats, and leading my guild on WoW, I’ve still got a little bit of time to work in the kitchen.  This makes me happy, because I really do enjoy cooking. For ...

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wow-iversary: observations on other girl gamers

It’s almost my one-year WoW-iversary (read: one year since I started playing World of Warcraft), and in celebration I am posting a series of articles concerning things I’ve learned over the past twelve months.  These posts will chronicle my transformation ...

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d&d character quiz

As a gamer, I find these D&D quizzes both fun and addicting.  I remember taking one back in ’02 – I was deemed a Chaotic Neutral Human Rogue.  Apparently in my old age I’ve grown more cunning and evil, because ...

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things i’ve noticed – cultural differences

I’m sure that things differ from area to area, but while I’m here I wanted to note the cultural differences I’ve observed between the southern US and Ontario. There is a much bigger push towards recycling.  You really have to ...

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welcome to canada

I finally had a good night of sleep! I am a worrier.  This often surprises my friends because I generally seem pretty laid back.  But underneath the surface, there’s always something nagging at me.  When it’s something big — like ...

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love & hate

My friend Alicia posted a new meme over on her FB that caught my eye – the 30 Day Song Challenge.  I am very rarely someone who gets caught up in the newest meme, but I thought this one was ...

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an april fool’s wedding

Apparently your wedding day is supposed to be the happiest day of your life.  Am I a bad wife if I admit that it wasn’t?  I’ve shared many more with Darren that were more exciting, and have had other amazing ...

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moving up in the world of warcraft

In tonight’s TBOT progression raid I got incredibly lucky.  I had the heroic chest token drop off of Halfus, the shoulder token drop off of Cho’gall, and a plate dps helmet drop off of Cho’gall.  With all of that gear, ...

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