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Hopefully today will not be a Murloc Monday.  I've had more than my fair share of 'em, if I do say so myself.  I've also noticed I've been more irritated lately… lacking motiviation… lacking patience… too many little things building up.

I need another vacation.

Things are still nutty in my “other life.”  Today the new boss gets patched in though, so we'll see how that goes.  Things have become a bit of a disorganized mess before her arrival due to “technical difficulties” that occurred (and took damn near 2 weeks to get fixed, thanks to psuedo-IT assistance. Blarg, but that's a whole ‘nother rant).

I thought the few 3 day weekends I had recently would suffice, but seriously, being overworked makes those days off needed much more frequently than usual.  At least BlizzCon is coming up in less than a month.  It'll be nice to get away.  And out of state no less!

Maybe it's part stress, part warm weather (I don't do well in either extreme).  The crankiness is affecting WoW and blogging.  It's affecting my ability to stand being in front of my computer when I get home from work.

Probably because I've been in front of it more lately at work.

And there's a lot of transition going on.  Changes and transition at work… changes and transition in guild.

At first, some of my crankiness and such with small things guild related seemed to be signs and symptoms of burnout.  That's what I thought, so that's what I “treated.”  But it's not burnout…. not really.  I'm having fun on a couple alts on a different server where barely anyone knows who I am.

But I'm cranky when on my main characters.

And, no, I won't be switching mains.

So, when I don't feel up to WoW, that's usually an excellent time to write.  But then, I just feel too irritated to stay in this room.  (That's probably mostly the heat's fault…)

And so I'm even behind on my Google Reader again.  Again! Gah!

So what say you? Anyone else feeling like this (or have in the past)? Any suggestions on shakin' this?

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  • Like I mentioned, I’ve been feeling the same way. That’s why I’ve been on my sister’s server (Forgotten Coast) lately, just hanging out by my onesies, playing my experiment, and just being… anonymous. It’s kinda neat to play like you’re just starting for the first time, not knowing anyone, having to find a group for Knucklerot and Luzran and not having your 80 friend just run up and sneeze on them.

    However, if Cap needs any help on any quests, just give me a hollar and I’m there. ~_^

  • Grgurgrllumrgurglrulgrl… sorry, I don’t know that got here. It’s only a baby one. Off with you, tadpole. Can’t you read the signage? This is non-murloc monday. But … grgurgrllumrgurglrulgrl … No, I don’t care how cute you are. Ahem.

    Sorry you’re feeling down – I think there’s a general feeling of “meh” permeating the blogsphere at the moment. Things might ease up when the patch hits.

    My advice, for what’s it worth, especially if the rest of your life is kicking your ass a bit, I’d try to remove both blogging and WoW from the Obligation Box and get them back in the Pleasure Box. I mean, I’d hate to be the one who temporarily stopped Syrana from enliving our days with her wit and style (in fact, I think I’d get lynched by the community) but as much as we love reading what you write, it shouldn’t feel like something “you ought to” be doing, ditto with keeping up with your Google reader and playing WoW.

    If I feel that I’m WoW spirit flagging, I, uh, I usually embark on something completely pointless. Given how shopping-list and goal-orientated WoW can be sometimes I think it’s important to remember that there is value in bimbling and bumbling.

    You could do some retro-stuff. Or take a fishing holiday. Doing content in absurd costumes, and acquiring said constumes, is always insanely gigglesome. You could create a character of the exact type you always thought you’d never play.

    Sorry if this all sounds both obvious and trite but, again, I don’t think you should feel guilty about feeling cranky. And when you do feel cranky you should priortise, well, yourself.

  • I swear it’s the summer that does this to us. I hate WoW in July. I hate the raids, I hate my characters and I get easily annoyed by the smallest things. My computer is HOT to sit near when it’s this warm outside. Plus, I’m in a funk about 3.2 forcing me to retool and relearn my favorite character so I’m taking a mini break.

    mrrrglgllglllrlrlrl…

    Go do something fun. Preferably something that involves ice cream. Ice cream makes everything better!

  • I would say, try something active and/or completely different from the norm. When I need to unwind and Wow won’t do it, I play rock band or go play some hockey.

  • Thank you all for your support, comments, suggestions and understanding. 🙂

    Blogging is still in my Pleasure Box 😉 as long as I work on it when it’s neither hot in here or before encountering dramaish stuff that irks me. That being said, it totally slipped my mind yesterday to write my next RP post >.< I've been playing some other stuff (even if they are dumb app games on my iPhone hehe). Side and I played some Rock Band and Guitar Hero the other day. It was nice since we've kinda fallen out of our weekly rawk night. Watching movies and ice cream have definitely been on the list too. 🙂

  • Ah.. i know how you feel… My company required us for I’d say about 5 weeks straight to have 1 day off, and work about 50-55 hours. It drained me so much that i wanted to kill everything. Wow, school, all those things that made me happy made me irritable, and furious. When I had a day off it was never enough. I could never do enough in that down time. My work was where I hated to be, I started to feel like i was just going through the motions, and we still didn;t have a dm, so who was i really able to scream at? I had to play a front in the faces of my staff, who ultimately knew that i was about to break.

    Now about a week ago, things are beginning to settle, our vegas trip for the store managers is fast approaching, a new DM is ready to step up, and we are able to take two days off again.

    All i can tell you is that use your 360 for enjoyment. Take a break, enjoy that sleep, and never think that we don’t love you. Take a nice hot bath, relieve the stress, sing whenever you want,go out for a walk in the cool night air, and finally, let me know where you live.. Me and jon want to move. Then we can comfort eachother when crap like this happens.

    *hugz* I miss you

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