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Ni hao!

Posted in Blogging on May 7, 2014 by zarigar

So, yeah, no post since Halloween? Whoops! Sorry about that, all 4 of my readers!

I’m actually kind of surprised I could still log in. I didn’t know if WordPress would take my blog away or the Chinese gold farmers would find a way to get their hands on it.

I still have my WoW account but I haven’t been playing that much lately. Don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere and I am very much looking forward to the new expansion. New expansion time is when I evaluate all my toons and play the “who is going to be my main now” game.

I haven’t even really left Blizz. Since they released Hearthstone for ipad I have been playing that a lot. I cheerfully admit I am pretty terrible at it, but it’s still a lot of fun. I even like playing as a rogue, a toon I despise in WoW proper.

Another game that has been taking up a lot of my time (and I am a bit ashamed to admit it) is a Facebook game called Avengers Alliance. It’s based on the Marvel universe and you go around recruiting heroes for your team and all that good stuff. It is exactly as nerdy as it sounds. If anyone is my friend on Facebook and you’ve gotten some kind of spam about it, I apologize. It’s cyber-crack and I can’t stop.

I think it’s about the time for Darkmoon Faire so I may log into the game and see what’s going on. Maybe I’ll even get another post out within 6 months.


Trick or treat

Posted in Blogging with tags , , on October 31, 2013 by zarigar

Smell my troll feet.

Long time no post. Going through my feed reader, I can see that others are kind of in the same shape. Usually even when I’m not posting I’m still playing. But this time I haven’t been playing all that much, either.

Brewfest came and went and I barely did anything with it. I looked at the trinkets, went “meh” and didn’t really go for the boss. Either my toons had better and the ones who didn’t I didn’t really feel like chasing for them. Headless Horseman. Meh. I don’t remember what he drops besides the mount, and I got that the year they had the glitch where it dropped like candy.

Sadly, the most I’ve played was for Darkmoon Faire. Why? I don’t know. I’m weird that way, I admit it.

I think the idea of Timeless Isle bored me but I can’t really explain why. My mage — the toon I swore up and down would NEVER get leveled — hit 90 and was in the perfect spot to take advantage of free epics. But the idea of going out there and farming gear was just…. meh.

I still haven’t even done the new LFR. I queued for it once when it came out, and got some random one in progress. I did a few fights but the group fell apart and I didn’t really feel like going back in. So…yeah…meh.

Am I done with WoW? Oh heavens, no. There’s still so much I haven’t done in game that I still want to do. I’m not bored with it, I’m just not very excited for it right now. (That probably made no sense. Meh.)

I’m sure all that will change pretty quickly.

Besides, you know, Darkmoon Faire is coming up soon.

SR meet: Haiku

Posted in Blogging with tags , on March 4, 2013 by zarigar

There may be an actual post to come later, but for now enjoy these crudely written attempts at haiku:



starburst in his mouth

don’t you see him bleed for you?

who is the vice now



WoW enabler

awesome mat and cards for all

lock that chair in place



left us toys in bed

nasty pizza tastes so bad

where my cholula?



the HFB yo

elastic pants next time yo

don’t trust his ‘riff yo



follow the hunter

around the u-turn we go

google maps own us



shoots Adoe for fun

sucks you got stuck with Jaina

she will never win



alliance shirt worn

almost left at the airport

I don’t like prison

2012 in review

Posted in Blogging with tags , , , , on January 3, 2013 by zarigar

Ok, I’ve totally slacked this year. Not as bad as Karos Rekcals. (Has been updated at all lately?)


The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,500 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 8 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.


Apparently I need to write more about sunflowers. And Dateline’s To Catch a Predator. (Yay! More hits!)

Grats to Lyssi for being #1 commenter!

Happy new year!

Posted in Blogging with tags , on January 2, 2013 by zarigar

Back at work now and everything is broken so I guess it is time for a post.

I’m not sure about scheduling a raid on New Year’s Day or why I thought it would fine for me to accept. I must have been under the assumption that I was going to have a nice, relaxing New Year’s Eve at home.

I didn’t.

I forgot what hangovers were like.

They suck.

I logged onto my goblin to test myself. Doing one 15-minute run through Gundrak was torture. Changed my raid status to Tentative, went back to bed….and didn’t wake up until 8 pm.


What else did I do on my time off?

Well, a long time ago I made a warrior. Ok, it wasn’t that long ago. But she got my patented “create something new, get all excited about it for a while, blog about it, then promptly stop playing and move onto something else” treatment.

Each month, if I remember and I have time, she gets played long enough to go out to Darkmoon Faire and do her little profession dailies and maybe turn in one of those eggs if someone has extra. And each month I think I should take her out and do some more.

She’s actually had a slightly different path than other belf’s (belves?) that I’ve made in the past. Instead of going out and doing the Tranquillen quests she went out to the Silverpine area and did the Forsaken quests out there. That’s where she kind of stalled out until I picked her up again a few days ago.

A few quests later she was out in Plaguelands doing the Fiona caravan story. And I just kept going. I zoom so many characters through dungeons that I miss so many quests and stories; it’s nice to get to see some of this stuff play out.

And I still don’t feel like I know what I’m doing. But I leveled her up so much that having her be in Outland by the time my vacation was up started to be a realistic goal. She made it with a couple of days to spare. Unfortunately for her, this may be where I start to lose interest again–because I have done the Outland and Northrend and Cata questlines so many times now that it will be hard to muster up the excitement to do them one more time.

A warrior, people, I leveled a friggin’ warrior. That’s how badly I did not want to do dailies.

Where is Zarigar?

Posted in Blogging with tags on August 3, 2012 by zarigar

Whoops. I forgot to get my hall pass approved. Oh well.

Summertime means it’s time to watch my trashy reality show, Big Brother. And every four years comes all the patriotic pride of the Olympics. I know I’ve mentioned both before but I’m too lazy to go searching for those old posts. Both at one time means I don’t even bother to do my jewelcrafting daily.

So I am watching TV and reading reports online and wondering why I have such a craving for Coca-Cola and McDonald’s. And trying to figure out which athletes are really underaged and which ones are on the juice.

Badminton conspiracies? Oh, you silly Asians. What won’t you do for a gold medal?

Then, for the next two weeks, I have to travel out of town for work. (Which means I can’t watch obscure Olympic events in the daytime next week! Bitches!) So I will have even less time to be on.

Enjoy your Zarigar-free time!

Some light housekeeping

Posted in Blogging with tags , on June 25, 2012 by zarigar

I was out of town this weekend, so I didn’t get a lot of time to play, so there’s not a lot to report. I’m kind of annoyed when I checked Zarigar’s holiday achievements that he hasn’t done a lot of Midsummer stuff. Including putting out all the old world fires.

So I might have to work on that in the next few days. Flying will make it so much easier than if I had done back in the “Good Old Days” but it will still be annoying to do.

Since I’m apparently not in the mood to do actual work today I’ve amused myself with dressing Rep’s troll and cleaning up my Blogroll a little bit. I still have a lot to do on the Blogroll but I’ve added in several blogs that I’ve meant to add for a long time.

(Special shout-out to Arv’s new blog. He’s pretty much the only person I see on when I log into SR so I will be interested to read his thoughts, even if they are all of peeveepee-ing.)

I did take out all the special categories I had for some of the blogs. A lot of the stuff I read covers a wide range of topics so I didn’t want to narrow something down by calling it a “Shaman Blog”. Also, there is a lot of cross-over between people in various guilds so I decided not to have those be separated out, either.

The references section is horribly outdated and I may end up just scrapping the entire thing. We’ll see.

Of course I had to have a special section for Barbie clothes.

Shut up.