Hello world!

Right. So this is me starting a massive rehaul of the VK sites. I’ll probably let it go live as soon as I get the foundations tweaked, since these things always end up under construction for ages and I want to be posting already. Slow integration of older content to follow. Impatience and the obsessive-compulsive need to organize are pretty much the name of the game these days. Woot.

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Mission Statement of Sorts

I have an “about” page up on this blog (it’s that little tab in the upper left corner there, next to “home” and “links”). Given, none of those pages have really been updated for a couple years so I should probably think about that at some point. Anyway. What I didn’t realize was that it is apparently now necessary to have a mission statement and disclaimer as well. This is a personal blog. It isn’t a site for original or bootlegged recipes, I post pretty much whatever and whenever I feel like it, I am not a professional at anything …

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So it all started when…

About five years ago, we brought home this grey ball of fluff from the Irvine Animal Shelter. It was friendly and purred a lot and was generally very sweet. Then, around midnight, it would morph into an energetic ball of mayhem and tear through the apartment. We didn’t get much sleep those nights. Finally, the hubby sat up one night and was like, ‘OMG, what’s WRONG with it?!?!’ To which I replied, ‘Nothing, it’s just being an amazing flying pigmonkey.’ And that kinda stuck. The flying monkey because, well, we all know how crazy and evil they are. The flying …

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Facelift, the second.

Two blogs down, two more to go 🙂 The best part of fixing this stuff up is finding new pictures to put in the rotating headers, I think. I nearly doubled the area for graphics by cleaning up the extraneous texty stuff up there. Given, it isn’t really friendly to anybody with screens under 1280, but it’s been a LONG time since I’ve met anybody running something like that. Also, I just heard that WordPress 4.0 is coming out soonish? That freakin’ terrifies me. Might just have to clone a blog just to test out the new update, in case …

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Renovation is in the air…

All the wallpapering and painting happening in our new house has put me in the mood to spruce up other areas of my life as well. Including my blog network, which I’d been getting more dissatisfied with by the week, but never got around to doing anything about. That is, until a few page-crashing bugs made it necessary for me to muck with the databases and code anyway. So I gave this baby a facelift while I was at it! Haven’t really altered the format much since I uploaded it 3 years ago, so it feels all new and shiny! …

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Naughty WordPress

Hmm. Apologies for the service interruption – it appears my sites might have been down with the cache.php bug as early as this last Wednesday. Have it somewhat patched up using Perishable Press’ three-file fix, but still am seeing a few odd things happening here and there. I’m gonna back these things up and take a closer look soon. Hopefully, there will still be something left after I’m done 🙂 And, in news of the fashion-related, I am considering perming my hair. Yep, the traumatic memories from mother-inflicted high school hairstyles must be starting to fade, hmm? Nothing crazy, just …

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You’ve died of dysentery!

I’ve changed the tagline of this blog in acknowledgement of the fact that I have been drawn away from WoW in recent times. Doesn’t mean I’ve given up entirely on it — in fact, I fully intend to start leveling a holy priest to the cap this week. I promised I would, so should at least make the effort. But in the meantime, I’ve been drawn into a couple of browser-based self-limiting games that are mindless fun and also run out of time often enough that I can effectively do my errands and chores in between playing. One of these …

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The Guild — Do You Want to Date My Avatar

You’ve probably seen The Guild, a wildly popular web series about a group of MMORPG players that play a game similar to WoW. If you haven’t and you play any sort of game in the genre, you really should. They started doing little music videos as bonus features in the past year, probably as a result of their getting more budget and having better equipment/sets/costumes/crew/etc. The writing has always been hilarious, though, and the lyrics for this video are no exception.

Alexstrasza

I like Gaga. She makes sparkly, bouncy music and knows the value of elaborate and sometimes garish costumes. I also like WoW. It is sparkly and bouncy in its own special way, and the whole point of the game is to play through content so you can wear increasingly elaborate and garish costumes. This music video parody is the mating of two of  my favorite things into one wacky video of awesome. I dare you not to end up humming this all day after watching it.

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