Mario Kart Wii

Bought this yesterday:

And I absolutely love it. Don’t like the Wii Wheel much, so I’m racing with Wiimote & Nunchuck at the moment. Also ordered this:

Will make racing even easier. And, it’s Wii-white! You can only get it from Japan though, so I hope it will go through customs without troubles, else it’ll be expensive.

Anyhow. It’s a great game. If you have a Wii and don’t have Mario Kart yet, try and get it. But if you already have it, wanna race me? 😉

My MK Wii friendcode is 4382-2704-5065, or so it tells me 😉


I suck at them 😉 Always think I’ve got nothing to say. Still do, actually.

Anyhow. Lately I’ve not been so hooked on WoW. Instead I’ve developed an anime addiction. Watching lots of new series. Gotta love it 😉

Bought a new TV a while back. They had this discount thing at Mediamarkt, and my TV was having serious picture problems, a green area, quite annoying. So, even though I was facing some problems at work, I went to see if I could find something reasonably cheap. And I did! Got to choose between a LG screen and a Philips. The Philips screen was a little bit more expensive, but muuuuch better. About the cheapest LCD TV Philips sells, the 32PFL5322, a 32″ LCD screen. It’s not Full HD, “only” HD Ready, but that’s good enough for me. 720p HD video still looks amazing.

Next: work. Been working at Unet BV for a while now. But, the end of my contract is getting near and I was told there would be no more work for me. Shame, I really like it here. had a job interview somewhere, but they didn’t follow up after that, so that’s a no, I guess. But, few weeks ago, my boss told me they might start up the videoconferencing thing I’ve done when I started at Unet again. If I was interesting in the job…. Sure! But… only if they can give me some certainties soon. Don’t want to end up on the street without a job cause they keep me waiting and everything bounces in the end. Well, they understood, so… I should get my answer today. I have heard some unofficial news, but that’s just that: unofficial. I want to hear it for real dammit!

But, if they do offer me a new contract, I’ll be searching for a new house soon. Want out of the place I live in now. Sick of the sharing, when I end up being the only one who cleans anything. Just want my own place, without having to worry who I might walk into when I get out of the shower, for example. And, if I get a new contract, it’ll be driving lessons asap! I want that license! (But… I don’t wanna learn… as always ;))

Oh, and I got myself a new phone! An MDA Touch, from T-Mobile.

Had plenty of issues with the damn thing. First, I update the firmware to a custom one. Can’t go wrong! Well, apparently my phone had some bug, and it went wrong. Usually I would have lost my warranty, but still they fixed it without me having to pay for it. But, they screwed up. I got back an old model of the Touch. So, back for repairs again. They gave me a brand new one. haven’t updated my firmware to a custom one again though 😉 Did customize it myself, but nothing that can’t be removed!

Well, that’s about it for today.

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Stories of boredom and annoyance

Yeah, my WoW career isn’t what I’d like it to be. Can’t get around to doing anything basically. Haven’t been to Karazhan in weeks. Have done 1 heroic in a month.

The thing is, there’s a whole lot of tanks in the guild. And only a few healers. And somehow, I’m always the last to get a group to go somewhere, if I manage to find someone to come with in the first place. And then I wind up with 3 tanks, a dps without crowd control and no healer. Basically, useless. Yeah, I know, what do you expect on a RP server with a lousy Horde population? But what choice do I have? Should have transferred a long time ago, when I didn’t have a real connection to the server. And well, I should have rolled Alliance. Not cause I wanna be Alliance, but cause everyone I know outside of this server is freaking Alliance! Bastards 😉

Anyway. This week I’m going to Karazhan again. Guild managed to down Illhoof twice, Terestrian’s Stranglestaff dropped twice. Guess who wasn’t there both times? Yeah. Me. Ah well, let’s hope we’ll down him again this weekend and let’s hope that friggin staff drops again! And I hope Gloves of Dexterous Manipulation drop off Attumen the Huntsman. Would be a nice upgrade! Else the T4 gloves from Curator would be nice too 😉

Oh, by the way, finally got Ace of Furies yesterday! Meaning, I can pick up my Darkmoon Card: Vengeance when Darkmoon Faire is in town again 😉

I sure hope things go a bit better soon. My personal life is a mess, if WoW can’t even distract me anymore, I’m gonna get a bit of a problem, I think. Just being bored in Orgrimmar won’t help. And people wanting me to tank Heroic instances on weekdays at 23:30… guys, some people have to work for a living! Ask me a couple of hours earlier dammit!

Karazhan horror-story

Yesterday was going to be our first Karazhan guildrun. So, for my gear I finally got a group with me to run Old Hillsbrad for my ring. And it finally dropped! Got asked to tank SL a bit, smacked down Murmur for he first time. Then, I was asked to help out a group in The Black Morass. They had been wiping there and the tank left. Sure, we needed him in Kara, so he needed to get attuned. Well, was pretty easy. Then, our offhealer came on, he needed BM too. So… another BM run right after. Peachy. BM is so easy with a decent group. Total retard-check, and most PUG’s are retards, apparently. A good healer that doesn’t OOM on the second boss and decent DPS that actually DPS’es the second boss, and everything should be fine. Second run also got me a new cloak. Burnoose of Shifting Ages. Not as good as the Thoriumweave one, but much better then my previous one! So, all ready for Kara….

…but then I came back online after dinner. Group invite. Fighting in raid chat. 9 people, 10 needed, 8 people asking for a non-guildie, 1 GM refusing. GM leaves guild. She returns. Puts the whole thing to a vote, with stupid choices. Well, I picked choice no 1. Leave the guild. 15 minutes after I left, I heard the guild had been disbanded. Well, maybe for the best. Old GM is probably transferring to another realm. Bunch of old guildies formed a new guild with a new GM. Got asked to join, but I had already applied for Furr Balls.

We’ll see how things go.