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11:10 am: Where the plumeria blooms
This weekend was relatively quiet, as I was spending most of my time preparing for two upcoming events:

1. My trip to Tokyo with megory.
2. The release of the latest World of Warcraft expansion.

You know what makes me extra crazy? Both events are scheduled to happen ON THE SAME DAY. (Blizzard, why are your expansion releases always so inconvenient for me? WHY?)

At least I may get a little time with the expansion in the morning before I have to leave.

In other news, the plumeria tree that I grew from a cutting that I bought over four years ago has finally bloomed. It has a bit more yellow in it than I expected, but I'm not going to start complaining.

Edit: Oh, and I forgot to mention last week that I splurged on a ticket to see Neil deGrasse Tyson in San Francisco in February. I missed getting a ticket for his first appearance in January (the advertisement went to my spam folder), so I jumped on the second chance when I saw it.

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From:mangaroo
Date:November 11th, 2014 09:21 pm (UTC)
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I honestly can't get anything else done the day I leave for Japan. The full 12 hours leading up to departure are spent packing and then double-checking the packing x infinity.

Ooh, you'll have to tell us about the NdGT lecture.
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:November 12th, 2014 05:52 am (UTC)
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The full 12 hours leading up to departure are spent packing and then double-checking the packing x infinity.

I'm only going to be there for three days, so I don't have much to pack. As long as I remember my shopping list, I'm good.

Ooh, you'll have to tell us about the NdGT lecture.

I'll be sure to do that!
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From:sara_tanaquil
Date:November 12th, 2014 12:02 am (UTC)
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You might not have time to answer this until after your trip, but I would be curious about what you've been doing in game to prepare for the expansion.

I am a little sad that I was so out of the WoW loop for a long time that I didn't realize how soon the pre-expansion patch and then the expansion were coming, and I missed my chance to finish a few things. No legendary cloak for me! (Though, honestly not sure I would have ever finished that quest line to begin with. Will I ever like raiding?) Never got to kill the whelps in UBRS, either.

Oh well! New things coming soon! And have a fabulous time on your trip.

Edited at 2014-11-12 12:04 am (UTC)
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From:mangaroo
Date:November 12th, 2014 12:35 am (UTC)
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Do things go away in WoW when they release a new expansion? That kinda sucks for people who haven't been playing since day 1.
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From:sara_tanaquil
Date:November 12th, 2014 12:59 am (UTC)
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Some things. Fortunately not too many. But yeah, it can be weird coming in later and knowing that there are things you will never experience.

The oddest is that the Cataclysm expansion actually changed the geography of the world that existed before it - I have never seen the unaltered features of that world, e.g. Stormwind before it had a bunch of war damage carved out of it.

Occasionally they insert a character who has the ability to manipulate time - if you talk to that NPC, you can jump back to a previous version of a particular zone. I kind of wish they would do that with everything they've ever changed, but it is selective.

Somehow it's harder knowing that there is stuff I COULD have done and didn't. Sadly, I didn't see the various fan articles about "what to do before Draenor" until just this week, or I might have gone and done some of this stuff sooner.

Games, like many things, are hard!
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:November 12th, 2014 05:55 am (UTC)
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I would be curious about what you've been doing in game to prepare for the expansion.

Mainly I've been working on getting more mounts. Right now my goal is to get the Voltron jewelcrafting lion mounts. They're seriously expensive.

And have a fabulous time on your trip.

Thanks!
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From:wednesday_10_00
Date:November 12th, 2014 12:58 pm (UTC)
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Wow, the plumeria is beautiful. I hope you have an awesome time on your trip!
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:November 15th, 2014 01:29 am (UTC)
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We apparently get free WiFi with our room. The terms and conditions said it was only in the lobby, but I am getting signal in my room.
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From:wednesday_10_00
Date:November 15th, 2014 01:44 am (UTC)
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Yay! That is awesome news!!
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