After all that I found I needed to wash the new blanket I had gotten (king sized "extra soft! Wrap yourself in luxury!" :P ). I think it had a bit of a smell from being in the plastic container for so long, so I took it off to the laundry to give it a washing. I can't wait to use it tonight, it seems really soft and cuddly and nice. (It feels sort of like a plush animal, it's got that velvety fake fur feeling.)
WoW: Busy day, though not with much visible progress. Since Hunters are really rather different than FFXI BSTs (I think of them more as RNG/RDMs with a pet), I needed to get a new pet to learn new skills from. (Certain pets know certain things, like wolves can growl (provoke) and cats can cower (anti-provoke), for my pets to have both skills, I need to work with both a wolf and a cat.) I had been putting off getting a feline pet because the lions/lionesses are darned boring, but when I encountered wild tigers for the first time I knew that was the cat for me.
Meet my tiger: Spot! And yes, for once I finally got a good WoW screenshot! (That's me in the background. I'm so horribly ugly! *cry*) He started at level 8, which was (no pun intended) a real bitchkitty. Imagine a level 8 tank trying to party with a level 19 RNG/RDM. I have to do most of the tanking, which isn't fun since I have that whole "defense of a wet paperbag" thing following me across games. I got him from 8 -> 12 though, so that's good! I need to look up when he learns Claw, since that's the last feline skill I need. (Edit: Ehhhh, seems tigers don't naturally learn claw. o.O All I can get from him is cower? Bah...)
Problem is, I'm sort of tempted to make him my main pet. :/ (Edit: Or maybe a hyena pet! No one has those as pets, and they're really, really cool!) Fluffy is way higher level and more skilled, but wolves are a dime a dozen. Spot looks cool! Thanks to rested XP (which lasted from 8 AM until nearly 5 PM!! *boggle*) leveling him from 8 -> 12 wasn't so bad, but when the XP shifted to normal it got horrible. (I can only tank things 2-3 levels below me, and the normal XP on those is painful.)
Now and then I see people with really, really cool pets, like black wolves, white lions, and white tigers. I'd really like one of those (like every other Hunter on the game, I'm sure...). I know where there's a white wolf (Ghost Wolf or Ghost Alpha or something like that) but he's not charmable.
And for anyone wondering, loneguardian's character does dance like a slut. :P And peppygrowlithe? Trolls rock my socks, mon! I found a village of them today, and I didn't want to leave! :D
FFXI: Funny as hell flash movie. The first minute or so will have Japanese text. I have no idea what it says, but the video after it is fall-down funny. I was laughing out loud from beginning to end. (You just have to pretend that a couple of male elves would actually be interested in girls instead of in each other. ;) )
I strongly wish I hadn't filled my bag with greens for digging. I don't feel like sitting here hitting the button so I can log on as soon as the server comes up, and I really don't feel like chocobo digging, but I have 20 stacks of greens I'll need to use up. Bah.
EDIT: Ugh. They extended FFXI downtime till 8 PM my time (PST). I guess I can stop sitting here and pressing the button. Bah. Stupid S-E. Like we believe this downtime will actually fix the server issues? When the others hadn't?