Unleash Your Inner Geek

8 Dec

…or at the very least indulge mine.

I’ve been MIA lately. Oh…you noticed? Sorry. See, I have this terrible habit of wandering away from my blog on occasion because I get distracted by something else. It could be the kids’ activities. Could be that I go on a scrapbooking or baking binge. Sometimes I just lose heart because I feel like I have nothing interesting to say.

This time it’s a combination of a lot of things. We had a lot of activity here in November and early December. Hayden turned six on the 23rd and Johnny’s brother Jamie came to visit for the first time since Hayden was a baby. We greatly enjoyed our visit with him, especially Thanksgiving day. I know, we’re Canadian and our Thanksgiving is supposed to be in October, but Johnny and I celebrate the American Thanksgiving to honor our many American friends. Since we can’t be with them on that day, we at least feel as if we’re connected with them somehow.

Then Silas turned four on December 5, and two days later…the inner geek was unleashed.

Oh YEAH baby!

That’s right, Blizzard Entertainment released their third expansion for their popular World of Warcraft universe and this gamer geek went nuts. I’ve been playing this game since about a week before the release of their first expansion, The Burning Crusade, almost 4 years ago and when the announcement came for the latest expansion pack the wheels went into motion in preparation for its release. I am the guild master of a raiding guild on the US server Sisters of Elune named <In Before Nerf> and we started gathering our members back together. In the last few months of Wrath of the Lich King, we had scattered to different guilds and different servers – some of us even switched from the Horde faction to the Alliance – and it was time to “get the band back together”. Boy, did we ever.

We put out the call and they all came. “Dagonda” returned from the new realm he’d transferred to in order to level a warrior that he’d abandoned. “Aggie” and “Rak” returned from their new server. “Sineras”, “Pale” and “Xinner” took new interest in their characters, which is exactly what Johnny and I did. “Inissa” returned to the game after a long absence, and “Olumin” just finally gave in and admitted that he was just as excited for Cataclysm as we were.

It was like getting the band back together.

Here’s a little tidbit of info about <In Before Nerf>: Our guild chat is NOT for the faint of heart. We’re an 18+ guild for the simple fact that about 99% of our members have no brain to mouth filter.

And Aggie has turned that into something beautiful. She had the brilliant idea to start a guild blog and she and I co-write it. It’s mostly tidbits from our chat logs that we share with everyone, and I’d like to share it with you. Check us out at In Before Nerf and prepare to laugh. A lot. Hard.

And now that you know I’m a huge geek, I’ll try to be normal in my next post.

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3 Responses to “Unleash Your Inner Geek”

  1. Simply Me December 11, 2010 at 1:08 pm #

    Yup , we noticed you were MIA but it happens to everyone once in a while ..glad ur back now 🙂
    P.S I sent you an email too to check on you ..
    P.S 2 .. Did you get Lola to wear what I sent her ?

    • raisinganarmy December 11, 2010 at 9:34 pm #

      She’s still too small for it yet, but she’s quickly getting there. The moment she’s big enough there will be a post here with pictures of her wearing it! It’s the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!

  2. Simply Me December 20, 2010 at 10:03 pm #

    Awww… she’s the cutest lil girl I’ve seen 🙂 I am waiting albeit patiently for Lola to grow into it .. so what plans for Christmas nd New yrs ?

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