Made to be broken

Not a particularly great start to the new year, taking six days to write my first post. However there are a few mitigating circumstances. The angry Gnome bought me a box set of George RR Martin’s books and I’m finding them a bit addictive to say the least. I have to keep reading to make sure my favourites survive. Not sure if I’m cheering for the House of Stark because we’re introduced to them first or because they remind me of my own family. On top of these distractions, work has been busy, we’re already understaffed and for some reason everyone else has decided to be ill this week.

Anyway onto the Resolutions, which no doubt I will have broke by the time February drifts in.


  • Get back into raiding for MoP. Certainly not hardcore as I never want to spend six nights a week glued to my computer when new content is released again but a few nights a week with like-minded people.
  • Reach 85 on a bunch of alts, most notably my Worgen Shadow Priest, Havisham (yes, she totally has a mouldy wedding cake hidden in the attic) and my Mage, Ellora who I intend completing Loremaster (again) on. I’ve been really dismissive of the revamped Azeroth in the past, questing for ten minutes and then running off to PvP so for once I’m going to level a character purely through questing. Also I love this idea of  J D Kenada’s over at Amateur Azerothian which should help motivate me to rescue some of the characters I have sprinkled around Azeroth, abandoned at various levels.
  • Get Erinys to 100 000 hks and the Sprout to 50 000k.
  • Fish up a sea pony. I must be the only person left in Azeroth who doesn’t have one, however my fishing tolerance is low, really low. At the moment, I seem to manage ten or so casts before going to do a few battlegrounds.

Blog Related

  • Get around to doing something with the My Characters page.
  • Attempt to write two posts a week as a minimum. Not to mention use the contents of my drafts folder, so what if some of them are ranty. I’m obviously a ranty person.
  • Comment on a lot more blogs belonging to other people. I read so many, but because I read them piecemeal, I tend to think, “Oh, I’ll go back and comment on that when I’ve got the time”, then I get distracted and never do.

In General

  • Cook at least one new thing per week.
  • Work out at least four days a  week. When I wasn’t playing WoW this time last year, I was so good, working out five or six days a week. Need to get back into a routine.
  • Keep up with my Good Reads 2012 reading challenge.

This list probably should be a good deal longer but breaking a few seems better than breaking a lot.

9 Responses

  1. Sounds like some pretty solid ideas for this year. I definitely need to get back into the habit of commenting more often again. Like you I read so many blogs, don’t have time or can’t formulate what I want to say at the time, but then forget to go back.

    I like the idea of cooking one new thing every week, although I don’t think I could ever do it myself. (I don’t like cooking, it’s one of those necessary evils..) It does sound like something interesting though, and I wonder what new dishes you might come across 🙂

    • I love cooking far more than I love eating. So far I’ve tried a fish pie and a chicken stew thing in the tagine I got for christmas. Next on the list is some sort of cupcake with a baileys frosting.

      The new plan is to comment there and then, rather than going away. Hopefully it will work.

  2. Sorry that silly Sea Pony is being elusive. My nemesis is “The one that didn’t get away” I don’t know how long I’ve been trying to fish up a rare.

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who reads blogs with the intention of returning to comment only to have the phone ring or some other distraction send me off in another direction!

    • Yep, I can relate. When I’m going through my feed on TweetDeck via phone and then want to come back later to read or comment and then it’s forgotten but that’s where RT’s come in.

      GL with the resolutions 🙂

      • Using twitter is a good idea to keep track, must try that. Also need to get around to using twitter more.

    • The seapony is more my fault than RNG hating on me. As I said, I really hate fishing and combine that with my attention span…. 😀

      For every 10 casts, I probably get 300 hks.

  3. I’m about 2/3 through book two. Love me the Game of Thrones. I got so many people hooked via the show as well.

    As for 2012, I just need you to send me a level count 🙂

    • Working on it, should be with you tomorrow.

      Think I’m going to finish reading the whole series before watching it but then I’m a bit of sucker for Sean Bean so….

      • Thanks for the character info, and the HBO series is very true to the book(s). At the very least, read book one before season one and book two before season two later this year. Heh.

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