World of Warcraft: The Dwarves Enjoy Winter Veil

The Dwarves are Hansbrix the Hunter (and his pet bear, Fridge) and Bradanna the Priest.  My husband and I have been playing these two characters together and working our way through Azeroth, zone by zone.

Once in a while, The Dwarves take a moment to enjoy some of the World Events that are happening.  This year, we only had a limited amount of time to check out The Feast of Winter Veil.  The screenshots you see in the blog were taken on December 25, 2016.

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Neko Atsume: Saint Purrtrick

Saint Purrtrick is one of the “Rare Cats” in Neko Atsume.  It is more difficult to get a “Rare Cat” to visit your Neko Atsume  yard/home than it is to get the more common cats to visit.  The best way to convince a “Rare Cat” to visit is to place an item that the specific cat likes.

Saint Purrtrick will visit you if you put the Kotatsu somewhere in your Neko Atsume yard/home.  It is the only item he likes.  It took a long time before Saint Purrtrick decided to visit me.  Fortunately, may other Neko Atsume cats will play with the Kotatsu.

A Kotatsu is a commonly used item i...

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Neko Atsume: Billy the Kitten

Billy the Kitten is one of the “Rare Cats” in Neko Atsume. They way to attract a “Rare Cat” to your Neko Atsume yard/home is to place an item that a particular special cat likes. Eventually, the cat you are trying to convince to visit you will appear.

Billy the Kitten only likes one item – the Cowboy Hat. You can buy it in the Neko Atsume Shop for 400 silver fish. Several other Neko Atsume cats also like to use the Cowboy Hat.

The Cowboy Hat is described a...

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Candy Crush Saga: Episode 17 – Chocolate Barn

Episode 17 of Candy Crush Saga is called Chocolate Barn.  It features a cow who is depressed because she can’t make chocolate milk because “nothing is growing”.  The farm has plenty of green grass, but the cow needs something else.  Once again, the little girl solves the problem.

The story line for Episode 17 is among the strangest ones in Candy Crush Saga.  It is unclear if the cow is supposed to be a boy or a girl.  It sounds like the cow is actually the farmer of… other cows?  I just don’t know.

At the start of Episode 17, a...

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Things That Never Were – by Matthew Rossi

One of the things I love about books is that they are an excellent place to escape to when the real world seems dark and dire.  In Things That Never Were, Matthew Rossi gives the reader plenty of interesting, incredibly detailed, glimpses into what the world might have been like if you take what we know of history, twist it around, and see where it goes from there.

The full title of the book is: Things That Never Were: Fantasies – Lunacies –  & Entertaining Lies.  I like to think of it as a series of essays that could be described as “intelligent conspiracy theory”.  That being said, Rossi is not really trying to convince you that the essays in this book are factual (and this is where he differs greatly from actual conspiracy theorists).  These are “things that never were”, after all.   ….Right?

It took me a long time to read through Things...

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The Chicago Cubs Celebrate Javy Baez’s Birthday on Twitter

Javy Baez is a Cubs player who has a lot of energy. You never quite know what he’s going to do, and he’s made some fantastic plays.

The Chicago Cubs Twitter account celebrated Javy Baez’s 24th birthday by posting a series of GIFs that featured him doing what he does.

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Candy Crush Saga: Episode 16 – Crunchy Castle

Episode 16 of Candy Crush Saga is called Crunchy Castle.  It features a Vampire who has somehow caught a cold.  He looks absolutely pathetic.  Fortunately, the little girl steps in and helps him get over his cold… with a yellow candy.

Crunchy Castle is the Halloween level of Candy Crush Saga.  It has a vampire.  It has a purple and orange castle that resembles a haunted house.  It has a carved pumpkin siting next to the castle.  I started playing through Episode 16 in the middle of October, and finished it a few days into November.  Perfect timing!


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World of Warcraft: The Dwarves Enjoy Hallow’s End

The Dwarves are Hansbrix the Hunter (and his pet bear, Fridge) and Bradanna the Priest. My husband and I have been playing these two characters together and working our way through Azeroth, zone by zone.

In addition, The Dwarves dabble in the World Events that happen at certain times of the year. They had a little bit of time to do some trick-or-treating in Azeroth.

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The Cubs Won the 2016 World Series!

The Chicago Cubs won the 2016 World Series! Shawn and I had been watching the games this season, and things started to get exciting when the Cubs made it to the Playoffs. He and I grew up in Illinois and both of our families were Cubs fans.

When the Cubs made it to the 2016 World Series, we were cautiously hopeful (as all Cubs fans probably were). We watched the last two games of the 7 game World Series at home with Shawn’s mother joining us. It was nice to share the moment that the Cubs won the 2016 World Series together.

I know just enough about baseball to enjoy watching the Cubs play, but not enough to eloquently write about it. To make up for that, I am relying upon a collection of tweets that I wrote while watching the games, and a bunch of stuff that I retweeted.

It ha...

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Twitter Haiku: Still Counting the Pollen

This year, I decided to document my struggle through the fall pollen season in the form of haiku. If you’re going to complain about your health – you might as well do it in a creative way.

I also wanted to share how bad my allergies were due to the fall pollen season and give people a glimpse into what it is like to be me. This year’s fall pollen season started August 9, 2016, and it continued through September 30, 2016. That’s a total of 53 days of being sick, in a row, with no end in sight.

You may want to read th...

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