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Extra Post: My Boy

Posted in General with tags on March 23, 2010 by Randul the Dwarf

This is my son, Evan.  He’s pretty awesome.

Evan in the NICU at Children’s Hospital a couple days after he was born.  He’s come a long way.


Hey Randul, what have you been doing?

Posted in General with tags , , , , , , , on March 16, 2010 by Randul the Dwarf

Thanks for asking!  I guess I’ll tell you since you are so curious.  Is it odd that I’m asking and responding to myself? Anyway, I’ve been up to quite a bit lately.  In game and out I’ve been a very busy little beaver.

I’ll start with out of game, since that’s where the majority of my time is being spent these days.

  • Evan can crawl…almost. So my son is almost able to crawl.  That’s mobility folks, and it is terror on the wow-playing.  Granted he isn’t booking around on his hands and knees yet, but he can scoot and drag like a champ.  Constant vigilance is required to keep this little rugrat out of danger.  Check out this video (Sorry about the bad link before) of my boy cracking up at his juggling daddy…yes, I’m that big of a dork.
  • P90X is hawt. That’s right folks, this flabby gamer is getting into shape.  I’m currently in the middle of week 40 4 of P90X and I’m feeling great.  My pants are loosening and my arms and legs are getting bigger  It’s great!  Why am I doing this?  Well, it will help me with my gaming.  The ability to hit buttons faster and perform for longer periods of time…just kidding.  To be quite honest, I was getting a little big.  I’ve never been a big guy, measuring in at 5’10” 160 pounds for a long time.  I got on the scales a while back and was 175 pounds, so I decided to make some changes.  It doesn’t hurt that I’ve got Flag Football coming up in a few weeks and the beach this summer.  😀  Want more info on P90X?  Go here.

How about in-game?  What have I been doing there?

  • My guild finally dropped that giant booger-face Rotface.  I hate that guy, but we’ve dropped him twice now, so I’m feeling confident he will go down every week for us.  SUCH a boring fight for a Main Tank.  “Hai guise, Devastate spam k?!?!?”  At least I get to call stuff out, which has prepped me for my next task…
  • Raid leading Valithria Dreamwalker.  Our normal Raid Leader is also our best healer, so he gets a little busy on this fight.  That leaves me to call out targets and other assorted commands.  We are working hard to get this chick down (I suppose up would be more accurate.) and I think we’ll get her this week.  We are going to change our strategy a bit, because we were DOING IT WRONG.
  • Lastly, I’ve been working on a project I’ve had since I started playing on Malygos.  Daenaran, the Shaman.  He’s now 76 and I think I’m turning into quite the healer.  He’s dual-specced as Resto & Enhance.  I do a random dungeon every day as Resto and quest as Enhance.  I tried Elemental for about 5 minutes, but questing as Elemental is 10x harder than Enhance, in my opinion.  I still think I want to go Resto/Elemental at 80 though.

There you have it folks, that’s what I’ve been into lately.  I hope to be back and writing more stuff, but life has a funny way of throwing you curve balls.  BTW, I MIGHT put some before/after shots of myself on here when I’m finished with P90X, just depends on how sexeh I am.

I almost forgot!  Hi Dawn!  If you show up, thanks for stopping by.  Hope you like my work and feel free to blast me on my home turf.

Ever get that…weird feeling?

Posted in General with tags , , , on January 26, 2010 by Randul the Dwarf

Like someone is trying to take advantage of you….sexually?

A little background on this Screenshot Story.  I was in Outland at level 80.  I’m not entirely sure why, but I certainly wasn’t there to run any instances with anyone, especially people I didn’t know.

All of a sudden I get a party invite from some guy that is standing next to me.  As you can see, my response in /say is “What?”.

His response?  “just follow me plz”  Um, no way buddy.  I’ve seen this movie, it doesn’t end well.

Obviously curious…I ask what he wants.  He can’t turn my skin into a Randul suit if I’m flying away right?

And of course, the best response ever.  “instnince”

To which I gave a fairly straight forward reply.

What’s the moral of the story here, kids?  Random WOW players are like the folks you might find in this van.

You are better off just leaving them alone.


Posted in General on January 22, 2010 by Randul the Dwarf

I must give a heartfelt apology for my lack of activity of late.  The truth is, I can’t say for certain when I will become active again.  I want to write and I still play and enjoy the game very much, but other issues have kept me from blogging.

I have been extremely busy at work lately, which limits my time for writing considerably.  I’ve also been missing work lately because I’ve had to take my baby boy to the Children’s Hospital way more times than is convenient.  (FYI, O times is the only convenient amount of times to have to take your child to a specialized hospital)

Having said all that, if I do manage to get the time I do intend to keep writing.  My guild is active in Icecrown Citadel, so we’ve been trucking along on the raiding front.

I’ll depart with a few thoughts.

1)  My guild wiped on Anub last night.  It gets worse…we wiped not on Anub’arak, but Anub’rekhan.  Yes, the guy in Naxx.  Shameful.

2)  Since I can’t be as active as I’d like, I’ll direct you to a couple blogs that are active and very worth reading.

Clearcasting – Updated daily.  I enjoy this blog a lot and I think you will too.

Reputation Grind – Updated daily as well.

Brain Needed Space – Not updated daily, but I love this blog.  Not WOW either, but hawt.

I know I’ve lost some readers, and for that I am bummed.  However, life happens and can’t always be helped.  Hopefully Monday I’ll have something for you.

For Your Viewing Pleasure

Posted in General with tags , , , , , on December 22, 2009 by Randul the Dwarf

Yes, that’s me.  Yes, I stole the act from the original Evolution of Dance guy, but I don’t care, I worked hard to pull it off.  This is at my church’s young adult Christmas party.

For some WOW news, we failed to get Saurfang down.  It was promising though.  We got him to 10% multiple times with a less than desireable raid composition and a couple of our best dpsers were not present.  Having said that, working with the raid group you have at the time is part of the process and something we need to overcome.

Sadly, that was likely our last raid until after the new year, but we are still optimistic about getting him down before the next gate opens.

A Departure from the Norm

Posted in General with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 26, 2009 by Randul the Dwarf

This is a WOW blog.  I am the writer, I think I understand that.  People coming here to read this blog are, undoubtedly, interested in WOW.  That’s cool too.  However, there are just some things that need to be said, and this is my particular medium.  So,behind the break I’ll give you my Stargate: Universe rant.

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No Adventure for Me

Posted in General with tags on October 23, 2009 by Randul the Dwarf

My guild is having an Ohio Adventure this weekend.  We are renting three cabins and 14 people are coming together for a weekend of fun and fellowship.  The adventure is taking place a mere two hours from my house…I can’t go.

My wife has come down with the flu, and one of our guild members is pregnant.  We are not going to put her or her unborn child at risk, so we are staying home.

I’m extremely bummed, but my fun isn’t worth the risk to someone else.  So to all the DG folks having fun this weekend, party on dudes!  We’ll miss you.