Sunday, December 30, 2007


Not much going on in the world of Wow for me. Kind of burnt out alittle, getting back in touch with my family and friends. I play here and there, but not as much as before, just taking a holiday break. I am sure I will be back in full swing after the new year.

In other news, the heat is back on after only a day of coldness. It seems that all it was, was a the pressure switch in my gas furnace. Called the Home warrenty place, they sent someone out that day, and only cost me $55. Not sure if it is worth renewing or not, still debating.

Other than that, not much has been going on. Been enjoying the sun past few days. Megan has started to ride her bike, slowly learning how to ride it. I hope by the spring, she will be able to keep up with me and Tiff riding our bikes.

More updates to come...

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Back and Cold..

Well, we made it back into town last night, and when we got home, our heat did not work :-(. I checked all the normal things, fuses, etc and nothing. It was 56 degrees in our house and not getting any warmer. Not sure what was going on but all I knew I was in for a long night.

Luckily we had flannel sheets on our bed and a pretty thick comforter, that made the night pretty warm. We decide to let Megan sleep in our bed since the upstairs was pretty chilly. All in all it was not to bad. The sheets really helped keeping us warm, plus 3 of us in the bed keep us all warm.

Have not played much of WoW over the break, but will more than likely do so since I am off all week. Got a PsP for Christmas, so will play that some I think. Not much more than that going on, currently waiting for the heater guy to show up. We still have a home warranty that the sellers bought for a year that will pay for most of the repairs if any.

On that subject, not sure if it is worth it in the long run to renew the warranty. It is around $500 for the year, and I think that I can just put money back instead of getting the warranty for the year, and come out ahead. Not sure, will do some more research on it. What do you think?

Will let you know when my heat is back up, have a good day, till next time.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Out of town..

Might not see many updated over the next week. Going out of town for Christmas. I will be trying to update, as I will have my laptop with me, but if I don't you know where I will be.

Have a Merry Christmas...

Thursday, December 20, 2007


What you think? Changed the title and the name. The name kersplooge, comes form both my gaming and my life. For ppl that have kids that watch Dora the Explorer ( it comes from the episode "Lost Squeaky". It is also the name of my new 70 paladin on Baelgun WoW server. I thought it was fitting that the name be simple that fits both my WoW life and my life as a father.

To give you a little background, I am 31 years of age been married happily for 5 years now. I have a 3 year old girl, and a baby boy on the way due in April. I am a systems engineer working for a telecom in Little Rock, AR.

This blog will be about my daily life in and out of the game, World of Warcraft. I have 3 lvl 70s that I play, all of which are on Baelgun server. I transfered to this server a few months back to play with some friends, from the Garona server. My toons are 70 rogue wassneaky, 70 priest healyourself, and a 70 paladin kersplooge.

I guess that is all for now, expect more to come.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Weeked work..

Had a pretty good weekend. Play wayyyyy too much WoW, so now going to have to back off for a few days to get my bearings again. Ending up reviving my rogue, and realizing that I really, really like PvPing with him.

So with this new found love, I set off to see what I could do. Got in a 5v5 and got my ass owned. Did some reading and I believe that it will be awhile till we get some wins. I got my 10 wins in for the week. Got into some AV and really liking that, ending up getting season 1 Gladiator gloves to help with my stamina. We will see.

Got my Kersplooge, my paladin, to almost 70. Will probably get him to 70 today. Ran Shadow labs, got 1000 - 1500 xp per kill, was very nice. That coupled with quest, ending up getting around 200k worth of xp.

Write again soon...

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Some changes incomming

In an effort to start writing in my blog more, you will be seeing some changes. As you already see, the layout has changed. In the upcomming weeks, expect more changes to the layout and content.

Learning my camera

I have had my camera for about a year now, it is a DSLR Olympus E-500. I should have done this a long time ago, but never did. Learn how to use a camera.

This type of camera is not a point and click. I really believe you can really take some good pictures if you take the time and learn what it takes to make a picture turn out. It takes the knowing what shutter speed, aperture and ISO.

Here is a good link that I found that really explains what each of these are,

I am wanting to try some new lenses, apart from the kit lenses that I got with my camera. I might bring it up to the local camera shop and see what a new lens can do for me. I know right now I can't afford a new lens but maybe after the new year and a little bit of saving.

Now with some of my gaming...

I ran Kara last night with my guild, got to Chess event and took down Nightbane. Had problems on Shade, but it was late and I think ppl were just tired. Going to try and make it again tonight to finish up, but don't know.

Found a good site for building your character, After running Kara, I realized that I am really lacking in gear. I currently have 840 to shadow damage, and in the Kara raid last night I was right above the MT in damage. I know sad.

Some upgrades that I can get are Spellstrike Hood, Gladiators S1 main hand, and the Orb of the Soul caller, with 25 badges. That should get me closer to 1000 shadow damage, but still have a lot of gear to get outside of Kara.

Enough for today, till next time...

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Nothing new..

Not a lot going on today. Went down to Garvin Woodland Gardens last night. It was nice despite the down pour of rain that happened. I will get some pics up soon. Also did some more reading on my camera. It has the annoying ability to shutter the flash a lot while trying to focus. This can be resolved for the most part by changing some settings, but loose some functionally of it, buying an external flash or get a new lens. I will first change some settings and see if that fixes it some.

Till another time, have fun.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Its Official...

We are having a boy. Went today with Tiffany, and had an ultrasound done, and we are having a boy. Got a lot of pictures taken, attached are 2. Tiffany does not think that I am excited, but I am, but this is different than when we had Megan. I am going into this, knowing what to expect. Having our second child I hope will be easier than having our first and this will be our last.

On another note, I will be traveling up to Harrison, AR for work tomorrow. I have to setup a new Windows server. Harrison, AR is about 3 hours away from Little Rock. Leaving around 6-7 in the morning and will try to get up there around 9-10. Never been up that way, so kind of looking forward to it.

On a gaming note, started leveling a BE mage, currently at 21. Trying to get him up to around 30 quickly to play with a buddy that just started back. My focus has changed, less raiding and more just having fun with friends. Getting on vent, BSing and just having fun playing a game.

I think that is the main reason why I still play, to keep in touch with my friends. If I did not have anyone I knew online I doubt I would be playing again. I have been using a leveling guide, so far so good, I am hoping now that I am 20, the new xp gains since patch 2.3 will really help get me to Outland.

Till another time...

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Weekend work...

Well, had a very busy weekend. Started off getting up and helping some ppl at my church hang some house lights for a guy that had suffered a brain tumor. After getting the lights up, a few of us decided to go play some flag football. Went out and played for about an hour then came home and put Megan down for her nap.

When Megans nap was done, we decided to go the the Little Rock Christmas parade and capitol lighting. Attached are some pics from this. We met up with Tiffany's friend, Beckie. Got home from that and went to bed to wake up at 12:00am to go to work. Got in at 5 AM and finally woke up.

As you can see, a very busy day. My mother-in-law is coming in today because tomorrow we are going to find if we are having a boy or a girl. Other than this, not much else going on. Cleaning up around the house, and putting up lights and other things for Christmas.