What Is, Was, And Never Will Be

Welcome to another collection of thoughts by yours truly on this Tuesday morning.  As is often the case a few topics of discussion could probably warrant their own post but it’s important to hit them while they’re fresh and relevant.

  • The 2012. Well, unfortunately for me that goal has most assuredly gone by the wayside.  I had plans to put a really good dent in it, too.  I do still plan to track the progress of everyone else, though.  So if you’re participating, rest assured I will still be following with vested interest.
  • Myth.  My guild on Blade’s Edge.  Towachi and Reluctant Raider are a blast, as is the rest of the crew.  I had a good chat with the Guild Leader one day and flat out told him how much I enjoyed the guild as it reminded me of Claws of Nature and what I wanted it to be.  Unfortunately, I never got to the point of really contributing and being a part of things.
  • Twitterland Raiding. Also something I never got to participate in.  Obviously not the same type of situation as Myth, but still I had really looked forward to getting involved.
  • Killing Arthas. I may still try to knock this off, but I’ve not fought the Lich King.  Ever.  I’d certainly like to do it before my time us up this month.
  • Mog Madness. The final round has here.  It’s been an experience, that’s for sure.  Almost entirely positive and despite hopes that we wouldn’t hurt anyone’s feelings along the way I think we failed.  Still quite happy with it.
  • The Prize. I’m still not telling you what it is.
  • Walking Away.  Despite the people I will miss, I’ve still made the right decision at this time.

I was going to add this in as a note along with the rest.  However, that wouldn’t be right at all.  I’m happy with where I’m at, but Saturday’s post was actually pretty tough to write.  I also managed to finally get online Sunday night and that meant informing some of the news, while facing others for the first time since sharing the decision -and at least one person asked…Mrs. Amateur found out the same way the rest of you did.  Speaking of the rest of you…

Obviously I didn’t write Saturday’s post or share it for attention.  I wrote it because that’s what we do.  I don’t private post, what you see is what you get.  So I wasn’t looking for a spotlight or for anything from anyone in sharing it.  But that doesn’t mean for one second I’m not thankful for everything you all said.  The supportive responses were overwhelming, and all the comments telling me how happy you were that I’m continuing to blog…I know I joked with Effy that I’m not modest at all but the truth is I’m a pretty humble guy and that was quite an amazing feeling.  Whether I realized it or not, it’s also something I think I needed.  It was like icing on my cake-like decision.  Or something.  I suck at metaphors like that.  Seriously, though, thank you all so much.

One final note.  Mrs. Amateur got into selling tea recently.  It’s like Avon, but tea (Steeped Tea is the company).  I just want to go on record and say it’s really good.  She gave me a cup about a week ago that was pure “l33t.”  After Eight.  Seriously, tasted just like the chocoloate.  Smelled amazing…mmm.  Anyway, I don’t have advertising space because I’m a crappy salesperson.  But I support a good thing when it’s good and I didn’t share that so you’d go out and buy it from her (I mean, you’re welcome to).  I just wanted to go on record at some point just saying how awesome the stuff is.

Enjoy your day.

11 thoughts on “What Is, Was, And Never Will Be

  1. tomeoftheancient April 17, 2012 / 7:51 am

    I was really happy that you’ll still be blogging, I felt a little selfish though. I don’t want to come off sounding like, yeah whatever, as long as you keep posting for ME ME ME to read.

    I’ve never killed that darn Arthas either, maybe I’ll go back there when I’m a 90 and show him who’s the boss!

    • JD Kenada April 17, 2012 / 11:12 am

      What client are you on (sorry if I missed it somewhere). If it’s US, perhaps you’d like to come with me?

      • tomeoftheancient April 17, 2012 / 12:01 pm

        I’m US but I’ve never raided. I’m afraid if I came along everyone would be saying, “Hey, Ancient’s stepped in every pile of dog poop in this raid! Kick her!” Lol!

        • JD Kenada April 17, 2012 / 12:13 pm

          For what it’s worth, if you’re not busy I’d like it if you were there.

          Still, I’ll understand either way.

          • tomeoftheancient April 17, 2012 / 12:21 pm

            If you need a tenth or twenty fifth to make it happen let me know, I will reveal one of the reasons I’m never on after 8:00 eastern time, I take my bifocal contacts out and can’t see anything with my glasses on! You’ve been warned, muhahaha!

  2. mataokashaman April 17, 2012 / 8:30 am

    I’d love some tea. How do we get this? Drop me a line! And you, Tome, I, and anyone else–let’s go get Arthas. I’m sure he’d just love to have the company!

    • JD Kenada April 17, 2012 / 11:13 am

      Look for a post tomorrow or Thursday 😉

      As for the tea, e-mail me at my personal e-mail I gave you. (anyone who doesn’t have my personal one can use arcanewordsmith@gmail.com)

  3. Erinys April 17, 2012 / 8:35 am

    I felt like that too Ancient. I spent ages trying to come up with something which sounded at least a bit unselfish and I’m still not convinced I succeeded. On the other hand, without you I wouldn’t have made my new warlock a Dwarf (and she’s really grown on me) and I wouldn’t have spent so much time playing with MogIT, so yes, in a totally selfish way I am glad you’re continuing to blog 🙂

    The tea sounds fabulous, although I am addicted to the stuff. It’s lunch time here and I’m on my fifth cup of the day already. Two ordinary teas with milk plus three herbal ones.

    I looked at the website and it got me all nostalgic (we spent part of our Honeymoon in Canada) as well as making me want to bake, some of those recipes sound fabulous. I could really do with an apple pumpkin chai muffin to go with my next cup of tea.

    I intend to continue with the 2012 in 2012, especially now :D, but not sure how far I’ll get. Been slowed down somewhat by the fact that we’re in the process of moving (how come when you move into a house you have x boxes but when you come to move out two years later you now need x boxes times five?) plus I’m looking for a new job in a city I’m not yet living in whilst still doing my current job. (See this is why I need so much tea to get me through the day!).

    • JD Kenada April 17, 2012 / 11:15 am

      Seriously, the tea is awesome. She’s given me flavours I probably would have never tried…and I know the day she had a party here the womenfolk went gaga (#nobadromance) for a carmel one they were drinking.

      I never took any of the comments as selfish. Besides, nothing wrong with making a person feel wanted 😀

  4. Navimie April 18, 2012 / 4:53 am

    I think I’m a bit slow. Or as usual I’ve missed a post in my reading. Or maybe I’m misunderstanding. So correct me if I’m wrong.

    JD is stopping playing WoW?

    Just when I felt like I had discovered your blog! Well, really it’s been months now. But it still feels like yesterday. And I only have a few blogs I visit religiously. You are one of them, and I wonder if you will still have time to write. Maybe you will write something else. You and Ancient and Effy are 3 people I picked up reading in November (from Thanksgiving on BA) and haven’t stopped reading. How funny that you all did the Mog madness thing together. My dear blog buddies 🙂

    Anyway, I’m just the sideline here, you know what I think of your blog 🙂 and all your random stuff. And all your top 5 everythings. AND THE MEGABLOKS!!!!

    I’ll stop now because I sound silly.

    • JD Kenada April 18, 2012 / 6:12 am

      You don’t sound silly at all.

      Read Error 404 for the full story (I posted it Saturday night). In short, WoW stops. The blog does not.

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