Irony Given Yesterday

December 7, 2010 - 5:21 pm
Irradiated by LabRat
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Oh hai expansion launch day. I’ll be in my bunk.

…Actually not that ironic as I actually spent the bulk of my day in Santa Fe and thoroughly proved why it’s a bad idea to let me wander in a brick-and-mortar bookstore. I took less than ten minutes to find three volumes I could not live without, had to be talked out of another gigantic McGee tome, and had to beg Stingray to just leave already before I spent all my Christmas gift-giving fund on other things I would positively die writhing if I didn’t bring home.

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  1. Tam Says:


    I’m reminded of my favorite used book store back in Knoxville, where I consider it a major victory to spend less than $50…

    (On that scale, I’ve only won a bare handful of times out of the dozens of times I’ve darkened their doorway.)

  2. Robert Says:

    Missing launch day isn’t too bad of idea. Sure, you’ll never get server first doing that, but you likely wouldn’t anyway (the guy who got to 85 first on my server did it in 12 hours.

    On the other hand, you would get to miss the horde of people all doing the same quests in a frantic effort to get through all the new content as soon as possible, thus making things take five times longer than they normally should.

  3. LabRat Says:

    Tam- that’s just about what I clocked out at with the hurried begging to leave before I bankrupted myself…

    Robert- Oh, I’m not leveling for exactly those reasons. My guild will be scattered all over the place for months anyway, no reason to hurry. What I AM doing is working archaeology, which turns out to be a really relaxing yet fun/interesting new wrinkle, plus a way for Blizz to show off their environment design from the air.

  4. perlhaqr Says:

    Yeah… I know the phenomenon. The most “dollars per minute” I’ve ever spent on something that wasn’t a car or a house was at Ameoba Records in San Francisco. I managed to blow something like $300 in about 10 minutes, and left when I did because it just wasn’t stopping.

  5. Jon Says:

    Last night I discovered there is a third Barry Hughart novel.

    Have you ever seen a grown man do a happy dance?

  6. SmartDogs Says:

    Have you seen this one ( yet?

  7. LabRat Says:

    No, and I suspect I’ll wind up giving it a hard look if I don’t buy it.

    I will confess I prefer McGee and Corriher’s measured, cool chemical explanations over the kind of science stunts this guy seems to focus on, though..