Archive for November, 2009

And now we’re back to ten

Posted in General with tags , , , , on November 18, 2009 by rocklawthepally

Without going into much detail, we had ALMOST achieved 25-man-ness.  We had to pug in a few.  Sadly, we sucked and it was clear that there were f-tards in the raid that had no business being in a 25-man.

The drama llamas promptly gquit.  Yay!  See ya!

We ran a fresh 10 tonight and smacked all the T9 content available to us (no, we’re not running Grand Crusader – yet).  It feels good to be killing stuff again, rather than scraping my face across the floor as a result of too much stupid in the raid.

Got a fresh new healing mace (sorry – Wowhead does not list the 232 version – no gem slot and slightly reduced stats) last week once it was clear 25-man was not on – always a good day when a new weapon drops.  Still waiting on my old girlfriend to drop my spec-specific hat.

Oh, and I got the Draconic for Dummies off Raggy tonight.  Missed out on Nef the other night due to the fact that my cable modem (brand new) decided that it would suck.  So just a Nef kill and then 10 Elementium Ore (which you see on the AH all the time – not) and the Sceptre….  well.  More work to do there.

Anyway, good to be back to smacking stuff with gusto.  We’re gonna head into Uld 10 tomorrow and see if we can deal with Hodir and Thorim.  The earlier stuff should be regarded as farm, esp with all the new trick gear from ToC 10.


Rocklaw and the Prime Minister

Posted in General with tags , on November 3, 2009 by rocklawthepally

Taken at an event a couple weeks ago.  It was at Canada’s National Cemetary, which is the Beechwood Cemetary in my local neighbourhood.  Prime Minister Harper was attending a ceremony to unveil a plaque commoroating the burial place of the man who codified the original rules of hockey and made it into an organized sport back in the 1800s.  The PM is a hockey nut and an amataur hockey historian and author in his own right.

I work on Parliament Hill for a Member of Parliament in real life.  The Prime Minister was once a lowly staffer like myself and he and I have known each other for many years.  My absence from the Hill over the past 3 years caused him some pause, but he recognized me once we got past the pleasantries.  We discussed the state of play in Ottawa politics before I deferred to the real guests that he should actually be talking to :)

Thought I’d post this just to let you know a little bit about what I do and who I occasionally consort with :)

PS – no he doesn’t play WoW