I created a tauren hunter the other day and I named him Cowbama. Once I hit level 7, I stopped by Thunderbluff and some level 63 death knight started trying to make fun of me. He kept on whispering me with “hey, can you do this?!” and ran across the Thunderbluff pond. Despite not being able to walk on water like death knights, I replied “YES, WE CAN!”

I didn’t get a reply after that, so I’m not sure if the death knight was just confused or if he got the joke…

“And we both know, that our love will grow
And forever it will be you and me
Ooh your life is sun,
Chasing all the rain away,
When you come around you bring a brighter day” - Atlantic Starr

Yadda yadda yadda

I’ve had recent conversations recently about not “getting” Twitter. To a certain extent, I understand how it can be useful and the examples of it being so are neat, I suppose. Maybe it just seems like more effort than its worth for me. Or maybe it’s just that I feel connected enough to my close friends as is? I don’t know.

I think the thing that bugs me most about Twitter and “micro-blogging” like Facebook statuses is that personal blogs in general have died down quite a bit. I liked the time/effort people used to put into blog posts and being able to read someone’s thoughts more than 140 characters at a time. I like the historical “diary” nature of blogs. On Facebook it seems like everything is a constant stream that you lose track of after a while (I know that’s not entirely accurate, but it seems that way) and having all that interaction “trapped” sounds less than desirable to me. I enjoy being able to dig through years of blog posts and see what I was writing about years and years ago without it being locked in a “proprietary” system.

Digressing, one of my favorite things to do in my new house is sit on my couch and surf while I play music with my Mac Mini on my speaker system. I somehow generally don’t get very lonely doing that and it keeps me pretty content. I’m sure I’ll get tired of this music eventually though…

“It can cut you like a knife, if the gift becomes the fire
On a wire between will and what will be

She’s a maniac, maniac on the floor
And she’s dancing like she’s never danced before” - Michael Sembello

Cash Back

So I’ve had one of those Citi credit cards that give you cash back ever since 2005. Apparently, I’ve never actually claimed the cash back that I’ve earned throughout these four-ish years. I logged in to my account recently and noticed that I had accumulated over $600 that was just waiting for me to press a button to claim.

Haha… so I went ahead and did that. That, combined with the extra $500 from the new First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit is going to go a long way in me actually getting a washer/dryer… now I just need to wade through a ton of reviews to actually find one…

“It’s gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
There’s nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
I bless the rains down in Africa
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had” - Toto


I got a new Mac mini and installed Plex on it which has been pretty nifty. I don’t like its music playback as much as Front Row (which is a bit sad because Front Row is a bit lacking there too), but it’s overall more capable than it despite being a bit less stable for the time being. Seems like there’s a lot of development for it, so it’ll likely improve rapidly.

I also FINALLY upgraded my Wordpress install after doing a recent brand new install at work. Seems like they’ve been busy as well… =)

I think I’ve moved the last of my stuff from the apartment, so I’m “officially” moved out. I still can’t find a few things though… like the charging station for my hand-held vacuum (which would come in handy). Andrew was kind enough to clean off all the shelves I had there and set it all by the door. I’ll have to write another Andrew Approved post to thank him. =)

“Something evil’s watching over you
Comin’ from the sky above
And there’s nothing you can do

Prepare to strike
There’ll be no place to run
When your caught within the grip
Of the evil Unicron

More than meets the eye
Robots in Disguise” - Lion