Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Sabbatical of Unknown Length

I guess I've already started my sabbatical, however I should at least post something so you all aren't left wondering.

It's summer and I have a ton of things on my to do list before I resume classes again in the fall. I hate that my blogging is the thing that is being (and has been since December) sacrificed, but of all the things on my plate, this is the most 'optional' and does take up quite a bit of time.

I do still love writing and blogging, but each post (of stubstance) can take anywhere from 2-4 hours to research, write, edit, re-write, etc. Not to mention, the 2 hours a day I've spent reading other's blogs. That's a lot of time that, right now, I need to devote to house projects and other things. I will still keep up with reading blogs, although, quite possibly, at a reduced level. I know that each and everyone one of my fellow bloggers puts in a lot of time and effort to post for us that read them as well as staying active in the blogging community and I truely appreciate all that...especially knowing the time committment it takes.

I am still raiding and we have been making excellent progress in T6 content and I'm even tanking more than I was in T5 content. I still enjoy WoW and my guild (we've been expanding) and I do not have any plans to quit...which is why something has to be reduce (blogging).

I'm sure I'll be back at some point. I just don't have a time frame of when that will be. I appreciate you all taking the time to read my blog over the last year as well as those who have linked me in their blog rolls. I truely hate having to cut back in this area and will return when I can.


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

This Week in Fishing

I need to get around to posting more than the weekly fishing update! I have lots of posts swimming around in my head. I just need to find the time to get them written.

The quests for the week were:

5/6TuesdayFelblood Fillet
5/7WednesdayShrimpin Aint' Easy
5/8ThursdayShrimpin Aint' Easy
5/9FridayThe One That Got Away
5/10SaturdayFelblood Fillet
5/11SundayCrocolisks in the City
5/12MondayBait Bandits

The quests for the week seemed to be fairly even. I was happy that Crocolisks in the City came up again this week. Hopefully it will be making, at least, a weekly appearance. I still have no baby croc pet though. Since Sunday was baby croc quest day I was really hoping for one as a Mother's Day prezzie.

The percentages for the quests this week and for 4/13 - 5/12 are:

Quest% This Week% 4/13-5/12
Bait Bandits14%21%
Crocolisks in the City14%14%
Felblood Fillet29%29%
Shrimpin' Ain't Easy29%14%
The One That Got Away14%21%

Last week I predicted that this would be a Shrimpin' week. It came up twice, however I was expecting it to come up at least three times. The overall percentage, from 4-13 to date, seems to be rounding out a bit. Had I been keeping track since 2.4 went live, Shrimpin would be higher and Crocs would be lower.

No interesting loot to speak of this week, just the assorted rusted lock and spyglass.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


Well, that didn't work out how I wanted.  I pulled up the previous 'This Week in Fishing' post to edit it rather than creating an entirely new one and all I ended up doing was changing the original post. 

If anyone knows how to copy a published post (within Blogspot or Windows Live Writer) to change it into a new post without over writing the original post, please let me know!

This Week in Fishing

I'm only a day late this time! 

The quests for the week were:

Date Day Quest
4/29 Tuesday Bait Bandits
4/30 Wednesday Bait Bandits
5/1 Thursday Bait Bandits
5/2 Friday Felblood Fillet
5/3 Saturday Bait Bandits
5/4 Sunday Crocolisks in the City
5/5 Monday The One That Got Away


It was obviously Bait Bandits week with that quest coming up four times.  I was happy that Crocolisks in the City came up this week.  After last week, I expected a month to go by before I saw it again.  I still have no baby croc pet though.  C'mon Chuck!

The percentages for the quests this week and for 4/13 - 5/5 are:

Quest %  This Week %  4/13-5/5
Bait Bandits 57% 24%
Crocolisks in the City 14% 14%
Felblood Fillet 14% 29%
Shrimpin' Ain't Easy 0% 10%
The One That Got Away 14% 24%


I'm going to jump out on a limb here and predict that I'll be doing a lot of shrimpin' next week.  /sigh.  That one is my least fav quest.

As far as lewts goes, other than a few Shadow Pearls, I have yet to get any of the fishing items.  Blizzard, you can make that up to me by letting me get Chuck!