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Get these books outta my house!

So, everyone knows I read a fuck ton, and as a result of that I’ve got a fuck ton of books that I don’t read anymore. I’m trying to get rid of them. These books are all free. All I ask is that you pay for shipping. But hey if you want to throw me a little something extra I won’t say no

The list is being updated constantly as I find more and get the info put in.

Black Library books are the Warhammer 4000 books and other books like that (they all come from the same publisher)

xoxo
Jess

Black Library:
God King – The Legend of Sigmar by Graham McNeill
The First Heretic (Fall to Chaos) by Aaron Dembski-Bowden
Blood Gorgons by Henry Zou
Savage Scars A White Scars Novel by Andy Hoare
Zombie Slayer by Nathan Long Kwaz
Nemesis – War within the Shadow by James Swallow
The Purging of Kadillus by Gav Thorpe
Firedrake book 2 in the Tome of Fire Trilogy
Wulfrik by CL Werner

Romance:
Devil’s Desire by Laurie McBain
Dakota Child by Linda Ford
Island Flame by Karen Robards
Aching for Always by Gwyn Cready
The Romance Readers Book Club by Julie L Cannon
Lyon’s Gift by Tanya Anne Crosby
All I Need is You by Johanna Lindsey

MISC:
Sex Tips from Rock Stars (In their Own Words) by Paul Miles
I Am Ozzy – Read by Frank Skinner (AUDIO BOOK)

Blathering Idiot party of 1

After being told that healing would get better, and whining like a petulant child, I have to say that it did get better. Although it is no where near as fun for me as it used to be, it no longer makes me want to rage and punt small furry creatures across the room. I have noticed though that now when I heal I tend to get a headache from all the concentrating that I do.

So did they dumb down healing, or did people finally start realizing what was going on? I think honestly that people just started paying attention, and of course the gear isn’t nearly as big an issue as it was when I started running Cata heroics.

Honestly, though gearing up can go fuck itself.  I understand that it makes sense for leather wearers to wear leather and cloth wearers to wear cloth, but when I’m the only caster in a group, and all that drops is cloth gear that is an upgrade from the gear I’m wearing but I don’t want to give up that 5% INT, it kind of makes me want to punt small animals again.

So, instead I’ve set myself small goals. Run a heroic once a day, since doing a heroic takes anywhere from 2-3 hours even with a guild group, gone are the days of me doing a heroic before bed, or before I have to go to work. This honestly makes me sad. Do my dailys, and then I’m free to do whatever I want. Very rarely is it run another heroic though, usually I end up dinking around on an alt.

Yeah, I’m leveling another druid, wanna fight about it? Haha, seriously am. Although she’s a feral druid, something I swore I’d never be. I’m loving killing shit in 2 hits. I’m a fierce bitch.

I need to start preparing for raiding, since as a guild we start raiding on Wednesday. I just hope we have enough range. Seriously where the hell did all this melee damage come from? I also hope that our raiders are ready, because if not I forsee some massive bitching coming. We’ll see.

Breaking up is hard enough.

In the middle of a crowded mall, is where he broke up with me. It was there he told me that he just didn’t have the time for us anymore. No, I’m not talking about my boyfriend breaking up with me, I’m talking about something much more serious. My DM broke up with our group. And oddly enough, I felt as if  I was going through an actual break up.

Our little Dungeons and Dragons group has gone through a lot. We’ve had members leave, and join. We had one member get shipped off to Afganistan, and we even had a character die. I feel much like, many relationships, this one just didn’t get to see the end reward.

Am I mad? No, not really. Am I sad? Of course.  Countless hours of my Friday nights spent around the table, rolling my dice are gone. But, in the end it is the memories that carry on, and that’s what gets me through. I wanted to learn to play, and I did. Am I a wonderful player, no not really. But I’m okay with that, because I had fun doing it.

So now that my Friday nights are free … is there anyone out there who needs a date?

Life is nothing but words.

So someone *cough*Drea*cough* pushed me to do NaNoWriMo.  So during the month of November there will hopefully be a lot of updates coming from me. I’m planning on keeping most of my drafts and stuff here. I’m nervous, because I’m horrible with deadlines, but I’m sure I’ll do fine. Right now I’m waiting for 12:00:01 to hit so I can get started while I’ve got all these ideas fresh in my head. It’ll be done in blog format from the POV of a girl named Mackenzie, Mac, for short. She’s kinda geeky, kinda spunky and desperately searching for love. I figure why not draw from not only my own experiences but those of my friends as well? We will have to see what happens.

Things in WoW have been going pretty awesome. My guild is seriously a great group. They’d pretty much give you the shirt off their backs if you really needed it. We’re now working on some of the hardmodes and achievements in ICC. I know that some of them want to give up, but I’m not going to let them. Mainly because I want my damn mount. Haha.

My Bucket List is much smaller now:

  • Finish Loremaster [Kalimdor, Outlands & Northrend]
  • Buy Chopper & Tundra Mammoth [Need tons more gold]
  • Finish The Insane [Finally out of hated with the Goblins, just need to finish everything else]
  • Finish old world reps [Argent Dawn/Cenarion Circle/ZG]
  • Farm for Barron’s mount & the ZG mounts
  • Clean out Tarr’s bank & the Muffin guild bank
  • Do Operation Gnomergon on Ardain
  • Do the Horde equivalent
  • Kill the Lich King
  • Find a group to finish Ulduar
  • Naxx 10 Man Undying or w/e it is
  • Wintersaber Rep [only 169 more turn ins. I CAN DOOO EEET]
  • They Love Me in that Tunnel [Only Neutral, need to grind moar]
  • The Diplomat [This one I can do as well.]

Looks good to me 🙂 Haha, I’m super proud of myself. I’ve got a ton of stuff done, just need to start busting hump. I can do it! Hoorah!

Until later guys, keep writing and playing 😉

xoxo
jess

Don’t Give a Damn about my Bad Reputation

I do give a damn about my reputation, which is why I’m trying to keep track of what I’ve got left to do for each of them

Shen’dralar (Needed for The Insane / The Exalted)

1000 / 41999 until I’m exalted. 2% done!

Ravenholdt (Needed for The Insane / The Exalted)

1785 / 38214 until I’m exalted. 5% done!

Steamweedle Cartel (Needed for The Insane / The Exalted)

2745 / 37254 until I’m exalted. 7% done!

Darkmoon Faire (Needed for The Insane / The Exalted)

4625 / 35374 until I’m exalted. 13% done!

Zandalar Tribe (Needed for Hero of the Zandalar Tribe / The Exalted)

10127 / 21999 until I’m exalted. 46% done!

Wintersaber Trainers (Needed for Reigns of the Wintersaber / The Exalted)

2250 / 42999 until I’m exalted. 5% done!

Timbermaw Hold (Needed for The Diplomat / They Love Me In That Tunnel / The Exalted)

851 / 39999 until I’m exalted. 2% done!

Thorium Brotherhood (Needed for The Exalted)

2000 / 42999 until I’m exalted. 5% done!

Hydraxian Waterlords (Needed for Hydraxian Waterlords)

2821 / 39999 until I’m exalted. 7% done!

Brood of Nozdormu (Needed for Brood of Nozdormu)

1953 / 42999 until I’m exalted. 5% done!

So much to do, so little time.

With December 7th looming ever closer, I feel myself starting to panic a bit.  Will I ever finish all the goals I set for myself? And why oh dear lord why do I keep adding things onto my list?

I find that the more I think about how Azeroth is going to be destroyed, the more I think of things I just HAVE to do before then. My most recent addition to my ever growing To Do list, is to finish up my Molten Core rep.

Not to mention there are achievements and such that I want to get done that were introduced in Wrath that I want to get done. But with only 24 hours in a day and 8 of those hours spent at work, I’m quickly running out of time.

Will I be disappointed if I don’t finish everything I’ve set out to do? Most defiantly. I’m a balls to the walls type of person. But will I accept it and move on? Duh, of course. However, knowing me, I’ll be in Azeroth trying to finish up every last little thing on my list until the realms come down for the dreaded 4.0.3 patch.

Looking back at my To Do Lists, they seem to be some what attainable, but still much … longer than it was before. However, I’m going to break it down into smaller chunks for myself and see where that gets me.  Stay tuned for an updated and more in depth To Do list.

xoxo
jess

Too soon! Too soon!

I’m jumping for the new WoW expansion to be released, really I am.  But the most recent rumor that it will be out on November 2nd has me clutching my string of pearls and crying NOOOOOO.

I’ve got a bucket list a mile long for the current expansion.  So many things that I want to get done that I just haven’t had the time for, or my guild just hasn’t gotten around too.

Plus there are some things on the beta that aren’t anywhere near being done. Still can’t make female worgens. Last time I was on beta you still couldn’t do heroics or check out any of the raids, plus goblins would be stuck at level 4 for the rest of their pointy green lives because one of the goblin starter quests is bugged to hell and back.

The other rumored release date is around Thanksgiving, which while would make more sense, I’m really hoping isn’t true either. Mainly because I’ll be going on vacation and away from my computer at that time.

But none the less, just in case November 2nd is the true release date, I’ll be pushing to get all the things I want to get done, done.

  • Finish Loremaster [310/700 Kalimdor left, Outlands & Northrend]
  • Buy Chopper & Tundra Mammoth [Need tons more gold]
  • Finish The Insane [Seriously, start farming cloth noobface]
  • Finish old world reps [Argent Dawn/Cenarion Circle/ZG]
  • Farm for Barron’s mount & the ZG mounts
  • Clean out Tarr’s bank & the Muffin guild bank
  • Do Operation Gnomergon on Ardain
  • Do the Horde equivalent
  • Kill the Lich King
  • Find a group to finish Ulduar
  • Naxx 10 Man Undying or w/e it is

Yeah, I’m sure there’s more but that’s more than enough. It looks like I need to stop slacking and get my ass in gear.

What about you? What do you have left to finish in World of Warcraft?

Fancy parties

So, at our last D&D session, our group was invited to a super fancy party as a reward to our prowess in the battle arena. Or at least that’s what we thought. Anyway, one of our ‘challenges’ was to decide and write down what our character was going to wear to this gathering.

So without further ado, I present to you Bowie’s journal from that day. Bowie is a level 8 (almost level 9) tiefling bard.

As soon as we got out of the arena, we were approached by a woman who invited us to a party. As custom dictates we were to dress to impress.  Not that I don’t do that on a regular basis though. You never know when you might need to impress someone.

My outfit a black belt with gray music notes stitched into it. The skirt was split on both sides up to my thigh, and was also black. The embroidery on it was also music notes, but this time in an original composition, written by yours truly. The necklace I’m wearing is made of sterling sliver and has onyx stones  set in it. There are also tiny diamonds, every 5th stone.

I’ve never spent this many gold pieces on clothing before. While I do dress to impress, usually a plain skirt and top will do just fine.

The best thing I was able to buy while here, was the sitar. It was carved out of reeds and stained to be a deep ruby red.  The strap that holds it was made by the same tailor who made my skirt and belt. It was crafted beautifully. The strap is black with red and gray music notes stitched into it, this time though the composition is an old hymn from back home. Of course the tailor doesn’t know that, he just thinks it’s an original composition. I couldn’t tell him that. He wouldn’t take kindly to that seeing as how in his world our gods don’t exist.

Oh, they’re knocking at the door I guess it’s time to go. I’ll make sure to tell you all about everything when I get home.

Still waiting for my letter

The goblin inn keepers shrill voice pierced the air. “You there, nightelf.” His bony green finger pointed directly at her. Tarrina sighed, she knew what he wanted. He had been trying to get her attention for the last month now. Her shoulders slumped forward and she wound her way through the crowd so she was standing at the front desk.

“Yes?”

A pile of letters appeared on the desk in front of her. “You have to stop with these letters. They keep coming back, and are taking up valuable space. Space is money friend.”

She nodded her head and tucked a strand of her white hair behind her ear. “I’m sorry. I’ll just take them to my room.” The words were quiet, and rough as if she wasn’t used to using her voice. She gathered the pile of letters and turned to leave. The goblins hand shot out quickly and grabbed her wrist.

“Not so fast.” The inn keeper slid off the stool and disappeared behind the desk for a second. With a mighty heave he tossed a burlap sac onto the desk and hoisted himself back into his seat. “Whoever you’re writing too, must not want to hear from you, or maybe they are…” his voice trailed off as Tarrina stared at the bag in horror. Every letter she had written had to be there.

She swallowed hard, and willed her eyes to stay dry. Tarrina fished in her pocket for a second and tossed him a couple of gold pieces, before she turned and made her way back to her room.

Dear Jessica;

A letter to my 16 year old self.

Dear Jessica – or rather Jessicka/Jesska/Jes(sic)a however you’re spelling it right now –

You’ve turned 24, and things are changing but for the better. There are still some things you need to know, or rather be reminded of.

  • You are loved – more than you know. Don’t let yourself believe that you aren’t.  You’re life is worth living. You’re worth loving. Don’t listen to what those other people say. They wouldn’t know a good person if it bit them on the ass.
  • It’s okay to be yourself – stop pretending that you’re into things you aren’t. Stop doing things that make you uncomfortable. Start being honest, the people that are supposed to be in your life will still love you for it.
  • Some friends become your family – Julie is going to become one of the best friends you’ve ever had. Brad is your soulmate (stop laughing!) don’t spend so much time not talking to him.  Jaci is more important to you than you realize, don’t let other people break you apart. Be honest with her, she’ll appreciate it and still love you.
  • Good Charlotte – will always be your favorite band. And will introduce you to some amazing people. Spend more time with Jordan and rock out with her. Also, when Cathie gives you Billy Bear senior year, hug her harder and tell her thank you again.
  • CASA/Snowball/De-fy-it – Will save your life more than once. Stay active. Also keep in touch with Cathie. You’ll miss her as you grow up and older.
  • Get your license – Don’t wait until you’re in your 20’s get it sooner.
  • Crushes – Crushes are called crushes because they’re supposed to hurt. Don’t fret, you’ll move on and when you see the guys you crushed on 8 years in the future, you’ll laugh. A LOT.
  • It’s okay to not know who you are – Keep changing the spelling of your name. Eventually you’ll drop the last 3 letters anyway and stick with Jess.
  • Take more pictures – You’ll want to remember these times.  Don’t worry about how ‘fat you are’ or how ‘stupid you’ll look’ because you’ll just regret not having the memories later.

Most of all Jessica, remember to be happy. Keep your hope alive, and keep holding on. Things will get better. Things will get so much better. I promise.

Love 24 year old,
Jess

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This letter was written along with a bunch of other people who will be posting the same thing today. I found out about the “Letter to your 16 y/o self” from the front page of wordpress who linked me to Cakes, Teas and Dreams. Let me know if you decide to write a letter to your 16 year old self. I’d love to read it.