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Be Bery Wery Quiet, I'm Huntin' Wabbits!
in rant by lizzegirle
Posted at 05:24 AM on Saturday, December 27, 2003
Well I'm not dead. I'm certain that this isn't necessarily "good" news to all of you, but the facts state that I am indeed alive. I have pain. I am in a cast and learning how to walk again. You maybe asking, why should I care? Well I don't know why you should care! All I know is that you should!!! I know that I have been terrible about updating the past few weeks. But you have to understand that I was under pain killers and unable to sit at a computer for the majority of that time. When I was able to type, I didn't have anything to say. This could be because 1) I'm an idiot. 2) My fingers were donated to science or 3) I had spent the last 3 weeks locked up inside a house without the internet and without any real human contact.
Today is my day of birth. I'm not completely certain that I'm the one who should recieve gifts on this day. My mother on this day in 1981 was living in South Lake Tahoe, CA. Unfortunately, the doctor was in Sacramento, CA which is about 50+ miles away. This may not seem like a huge deal, but when it happens to be in the largest snow storm that Tahoe has ever seen... that makes it a BIG deal. Also, my original due date was December 5th. So I was running a little behind. Kind of like how I usually am now. To complicate matters a bit, my mother was 40. So her body didn't want to have a baby come out of it. The doctors tried to enduce labor many times. She was practically in labor for about a week. After a long period of time (not to mention my poor little heart stopping more times than you can imagine) they decided to do a c-section. While they were in there, my mother asked if she could have her tubes tied. During the operation they noticed that both of my mother's tubes were completely clogged and obviously had been for quite some time. They were astonished that an egg could have passed this blockage. I really kind of believe that my mother is the one who deserves the gifts today. She went through alot more than I did. ^_^
Since technically I haven't slept yet, Greg isn't acknowledging that its my birthday. So we decided to play FFXI. (I know, I know. Not THIS again! But its just what we do. *shrugs*) While playing, the server decided to give us about 30 seconds warning that we had to log out of the region we were in. Greg and I were in the middle of a battle when our characters just stop moving. Other things were moving and we looked like we were breathing... but our actions stopped. Soon after we were disconnected. We logged back on and everything was fine. My character died once... but thats not as big of a deal as what happened later. We decided to party up with two other people. We were a pretty strong party. 2 tanks and 2 healers. Sounds good so far. Well, Greg's character gets KO'ed. We get him raised from the dead at the same time as we get aggro'ed by 2 monsters. Its about this time when I realize that my controller isn't working properly. I can't run! I can only walk slowly from place to place. Greg died because he was suffering from resurrection sickness. (You only get a percentage of your hp and mana back when you get raised. Then that wears off and you can heal yourself again.) So its down to the one tank and 2 mages. Well the tank is taking on one while the other mage is getting slaughtered. I'm trying to heal both of them, but I run out of mana. So I tried to run for the zone. But my character COULDN'T RUN! So it looked like my character was slowly trying to walk away from this fight. It was the most silly thing I think I have ever seen. I just looked so dumb walking away from a fight with 50 HP away from being KO'ed. So I am laughing hysterically because there is another creature that aggro'ed on me while I was trying to "walk away". When I turn around to try and walk back to my party (I didn't get very far, probably about 10 steps away.) I see that the mage went down and so did the tank. About that time I see my walking butt drop down to 0HP. I just couldn't stop laughing. That was probably the most stupid fight I have EVER seen in a game. Just pure retardedness. It may not seem silly to you, but you would have needed to see this little taru quietly trying to walk away. Also, the party members had told me that we were going to "teach those creatures a lesson" in order to avenge my previous death. All we really taught them was how to kill a party of four while one of them is walking away. Oh well, happy birthday to me I guess. Perhaps when I wake up it'll be a better day.