Friday, January 27, 2006

Wanted: adult German Shepherd dog

I want a dog. I have one dog, but he's lonely. We usually have two dogs at a time, and his buddy died late last year. I want a German Shepherd, preferably male, adult, or at least 3 years old. I'm keeping an eye on the shelter listing here, and I've just started looking into the rescue places.
Anyone know a good GS Rescue place in the Jacksonville area?

Thursday, January 19, 2006

It's This Weekend !

Here's your information for access to the Guild Wars: Factions Beta Weekend Event (from :

Guild Wars: Factions
Global Free-For-All PvP Weekend Event

The Guild Wars Team would like to invite gamers everywhere to join us on the weekend of January 20th for a Guild Wars: Factions Global Free-For-All PvP Weekend Event! This event will take place on the Battle Isles, the new PvP continent. Players can visit this new area of the world to to try out a brand new arena, to visit the new combat training zones, or to experience the PvP explorable areas. Join us to get an early look at how PvP will evolve with the coming of Guild Wars: Factions!

The Event Schedule

Start of Event: January 20th: Midnight Pacific Time; 8:00 a.m. GMT; 5:00 p.m. Seoul
Closing Time: January 22nd/23rd: 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time January 22nd; 7:59 a.m. GMT January 23rd; 4:50 p.m. Seoul January 23rd

Your Key to PvP*

American Players:

European Players:

Feel free to share this key with your friends, guild mates and gaming partners!

*If you are an existing Guild Wars player, you do not need to acquire an access key for your Guild Wars account; you will automatically receive access to all Global Free-For-All PvP Weekend content when the event begins.

((if you need to download the client, go here)) See you there!

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Mark Your Calendar!

If you'd like to check out the game I keep telling you about (Guild Wars), here's your chance!

There's more information in the article linked above, but the main point is this:

"Players will get their first chance to experience the new campaign when ArenaNet opens its servers to everyone for the Guild Wars: Factions Global Free-for-All PvP Weekend. This worldwide event—scheduled for January 20 through 22—is open to both existing Guild Wars players and to those who do not have a Guild Wars account. ArenaNet is distributing free access keys to the event at ....

Another feature available during the Guild Wars: Factions Global Free-for-All PvP Weekend is Observer Mode, where players who aren't participating in a battle can view the proceedings and check out the strategies and tactics used by top-ranked guilds as they fight for supremacy."

Observer Mode is a great idea, and great for people new to the game or PvP in general, or anyone who would rather just watch the action to get a feel for what's going on.

So mark your calendar, go sign up, and maybe I'll see you in Tyria! :-)

Monday, January 09, 2006

New, Better Job

I have a new job! It's in the same set of offices at school as my "old" job, but the pay is better, and I get paid vacation, too. Yippee! It's the job I originally wanted, but there weren't any open. I've loved my old job, so no complaints there, and I'll actually still be helping to cover my old desk at times, since we're under-staffed right now, but I kinda like that idea - this way I'll still be familiar with (and to) a lot of the kids and parents.
In the new job, I actually have my own little office, which is cool. The only thing I'm not so happy about is that, at least for now, I won't be able to do tech support (which I've been doing for 4 or 5 years), because of the desk coverage situation. The original plan was to rotate 3 other people to cover the desk, and then I'd be free to still do tech support when I was able to work it into my days in my new job. I'm not sure what changed that plan, but that's the way it is. I can't wait to see what they decide to do when inventory rolls around. I've been doing that for several years, too.
All in all, though, I'm excited about the new job, and maybe next year we'll have better enrollment numbers, which will mean a better budget, and maybe we'll be able to properly staff the front office. Cross your fingers, will ya? :-)