Hearthstone: Hallow’s End Card Back Appears!

Earned October 2014 card back

The Hearthstone Card Back for October of 2014 was the Hallow’s End Card back.  I spent several frustrating days trying to earn it.  Eventually, I did manage to reach Rank 20 in Ranked Play.  On November 1, 2014, the special card back was released to those who had earned it.

I put together a blog that gives a lot of details about what I experienced as I was trying to obtain the Hallow’s End Card Back. I have to admit I am relieved that it did, in fact, appear. In this blog, I will go over the details about what happens after a player earns a card back.

In order to...

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World of Warcraft: Trick-Or-Treating Eastern Kingdoms

Stormwind Halloween

Just for fun, I decided to go trick-or-treating in Azeroth. It is part of the Hallows End World Event. Halloween is my favorite holiday and I love to go do the in-game Halloween related stuff. This year, my goal was to get enough Tricky Treats to obtain the Hallowed Helm.

This blog focuses on only the Candy Buckets that were located in the zones within the Eastern Kingdoms. The screenshots you see in this blog were taken on October 27, 2014 and October 28, 2014.

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Jen Can Eat That!: Bowlwich from Which Wich


The “Jen Can Eat That!” series is a celebration of the foods that I can safely eat.  I’ve got tons of food allergies, and this makes dining out a nightmare.  Everybody else can just eat whatever sounds good to them at the moment.  Me?  I have to do a ton of investigative research first, and then ask a lot of questions at the restaurant.  When I finally find something safe to eat – I am absolutely overjoyed.  This is especially true when the food tastes good.

I can eat: A Bowlwich from Which Wich.

Which Wich is a sandwic...

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Second Challenge to HB2 – The State of Texas’ Argument at the Appeals Hearing

3D gavel

On September 12, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth District, located in New Orleans, heard the appeal of the second challenge to HB2.  In a previous blog I went over a little of what the case was about, gave background information on the judges in the three-judge panel, and included some tweets from people who were paying attention to the case.

In this blog, I will give more details about what was actually said at the appeals hearing. The majority of my information is coming from the audio recording of the oral arguments from that case. I will also include links to other sources regarding the case.  This blog will go over the argument presented by the State of Texas.  (Upcoming blogs will go into details about what was said in rest of the hearing).

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World of Warcraft: WoD Beta – Garrison Attack

Dropped at Garrison Ford

This is my last blog in the short series I have been doing about the World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor beta.  Sadly, my computer didn’t have enough space for all of Blizzard’s lovely stuff, so I ended up having to remove the beta.

I’ve been holding off on posting this blog because I suspect it might include “spoilers”.  I didn’t understand what I was doing at the time, but I believe that what occurred was what I’ve since heard referred to as a “Garrison Attack”.

Let me make this clear: this blog contains spoilers about the WoD expansion.  If you have managed to somehow avoid all news about the Garrison Attack, and wish to remain oblivious to it until you can get in the game and play through it yourself – turn back now!  The screenshots you see in this blog were taken on August 12, 2014.

The first thing I needed to do when I started playing the W...

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Diablo III: Season 1 – Gurr’s Adventure through Act IV

Gurr Level 41 Season 1

This is part of the series of blogs I am putting together about my experience in Season 1 of Diablo III.  This particular blog focuses on Gurr the Barbarian’s adventure through Act IV of Story Mode (Normal difficulty).  It will show the Legendaries he found, the monsters he fought, and the Levels he gained.

An upcoming blog will focus on the Achievements Gurr the Barabrian got during this trip through Act IV.  My main goals for Season 1 were to hit Level 70 and to complete the entire content in Story Mode.  I also wanted to get as many achievements as possible.  The screenshots you see in this blog were taken on September 6, 2014.

I’m i...

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Flight Rising: Level 10 Dragons!

Bulah my first level 10 dragon

I’ve been working my way through the Achievements in Flight Rising.  There is something about Achievements, in any game, that motivates me to try and earn them all.  (Or, at least all the ones that seem possible and/or fun for me to go after).   In Flight Rising, there are a total of 6 Achievements that you can earn by taking your dragons into the Coliseum and leveling them.  I recently earned two of those Achievements. All of the artwork in this post is copyright of Flight Rising.


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Diablo III: Season 1 – Act 3 with “Cheese”

Gurr Level 57 Season 1

This blog is part of the series I’ve been putting together about my progress through Season 1 of Diablo III.  My main goals were: to hit Level 70, to get through all of the story content, and to get as many achievements as possible.  As such, it seemed to me that the best way to organize these blogs was Act by Act.

The previous blogs showed the progress of Gurr the Barbarian as he went through Act III (on Normal difficultly) for the first time.  He kept moving forward, but took time out to go back to Act III and help out his buddy, Qiz the Monk.  (It is pronounced “Cheese”).  The screenshots you see in this blog were taken on September 20, 2014, and September 21, 2014.

There goes Gurr t...

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World of Warcraft: Old and New Models

Bradanna before and after

The newest patch of World of Warcraft included lots of new stuff.  Many of the character models have been given an update.  This isn’t really “news”.  We’ve been hearing about this for a while now.  Everyone who cared to could easily view a preview of the new character models via YouTube and various blogs.  That being said, it still feels a bit strange to log in and see that your character looks a bit different now.

In this blog, you will see a “before and after” of what my WoW characters used to look like… and what they look like now. At the moment, it feels a bit strange and unfamiliar.  I believe that I will get used to the new look after I play some more.  The “before” screenshots were taken on September 19, 2014.  The “after” screenshots were taken on October 17, 2014.

My Tauren seems to have aged a bit...

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My Halloween Zynga Avatar

Zynga Avatar October 2014

Once in a while, I spend a little time playing some games that were made by Zynga.  I don’t use Facebook, so I access the games by visiting the Zynga website.  There is a “virtual food” game called ChefVille that amuses me.  I have a ton of food allergies so my real world food options are very limited.  Somehow, playing with digital food makes me happy.  I’ve no idea why.

The cool thing about the Zynga website is that you get your very own Avatar.  You can customize the gender, face, and hair to suit your style. There are plenty of clothing options to choose from.  Most of the clothing and accessories cost in-game money (for lack of a better term).  To get it, all you have to do is click on a thing on the main Zynga website, and you get a little bit more of it...

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