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20 Days of WoW Blogging Challenge: Day 08 – 10 things we don’t know about you

I’ve decided to take up the 20 Days of WoW Blogging Challenge by Saga of Spellbound to commemorate my 3 month anniversary at the end of January. I also figured it would be a good way to get the writing juices flowing and generate some content between the usual gold making posts. On with the show!

This is going to be a bit tricky for me, but I’m going to try to find things that are interesting, you couldn’t know about me, and not too personal. Lets see how this go shall we?

  1.  I No Longer Raid – Basically since I started this blog, I haven’t raided. In the last 3 months I have done one raid, over two nights, and those have been a trial run for a guild. Which I failed. Because I was rusty due to lack of recent raiding. Bummer eh?
  2. I Drink Tea, Not Coffee – Like a ridiculous amount. I usually just refer to it as caffeine since people give me an odd look when I say I drink tea. It’s gotten to the point where some of the Tim Horton’s people at the college know me and what I order (large steeped tea with milk for those curious), which was kind of embarrassing the first time it happened.
  3. I Have Never Left the Country – The farthest I’ve ever been from home is Quebec City, and that only twice. I’ve never travelled farther than Quebec City in the east, Niagara Falls in the south, Kitchener in the West, and Port Severn in the north. Aren’t I so well travelled?
  4. I Only Speak One Language – This may not be a surprise to those outside North America (I’ve heard the jokes you folk make about English speakers) but English is the only language I speak. I can’t even ask where the toilet is in my country’s official second language (French for those living under a rock). In fact, I’m pretty sure I’m better at Dutch (which is something I want to learn fluently if I ever get around to it) than I am at French. Guess that says something to our education system eh?
  5. I Still Don’t Have Every Crafting Profession – I don’t have a maxed Tailor or Leatherworker as of this writing (though I seriously doubt I’ll have either any time soon). Now these aren’t exactly critical to gold making, but I feel kind of silly not having access to these. I’m also missing Skinning and Herbalism, though I’m not concerned about them because they are gathering professions; the only reason I have Mining is because I need Smelting for Blacksmithing.
  6. I Was a WoW Basher – Pretty much right up to the point I started playing it I bashed World of Warcraft and it’s players. I mean true gamers only play First Person Shooters right? Who’d ever spend so much time on such a lame game right? Oops
  7. I Really Do Talk Like This All the Time – I have been told, several times, that I use too many big words in my day to day speech. I don’t see it, but now 3 separate people in as many months have said it, so I guess it must be true. I don’t think I write any different than I talk, but maybe that’s my problem, I talk in a blogger’s voice? Food for thought.
  8. I Don’t Drink – Or can’t, depends on how you want to look at it. Half a beer is enough to get me acting a little loopy, and I’m not (nor ever have been) the partying type, so I have never built up a tolerance to the stuff. I don’t exactly regret it, I just kind of feel left out of certain social circles.
  9. I’m a Self Taught Typist – The sheer amount of time I spend on the computer has mapped the Qwerty keyboard into my muscle memory without ever taking a proper class. So while my form is atrocious, I can hit up to 75 words per minute typing.
  10. I Have a Fear of Water – It’s gotten better as I get older, but I  have a fear of deep water. It’s especially bad when getting in something like a small motor boat. I think it has something to do with an incident where I (apparently, I don’t recall this incident) nearly drowned. I’m also not a strong swimmer so that probably contributes.

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    Eric Dekker

    Gamer. Student. Nerd. Author of The Golden Crusade. Find him on + and Twitter.

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    1. Shadowydreamer

      ((One day I’ll remember to hit CTRL-A, CTRL-C, before hitting submit on any text box.))

      When we first immigrated to Canada, our first home was in the snowy wastelands of northern Edmonton. Our neighbours, typical friendly prairie folk, were also fluent in French. Their youngest made sure that we learnt the three most important things to learn in French.

      1) Où est la toilette? – Where is the toilet? (Obviously the most required thing to know! Asking for the bath or rest room can end you up in a useless place in fancier French homes and locations.)

      2) Je m’appelle Lorna – I am Lorna. (Literally, “I call myself Lorna” but meaning I am called Lorna / my name is. Apparently letting people know who wishes to use their toilet isn’t as important as the toilet itself.)

      3) Je suis Canadien. Je ne suis pas américaine. – I am Canadian. I am not American. (I’m actually not convinced of the usefulness of this in Quebec. I’m pretty sure anyone slaughtering their beautiful language like I do would be shot on sight no matter where I claim to be from..)

      And now you know.. ;)

      1. Eric Dekker

        My mother always tells this story about who when she was travelling through Europe she ended up in France one afternoon and went and kept asking this guard who wasn’t allowed to speak “Où est la toilette?” (with a horrible accent might I add, her first language growing up was Dutch lol) and the washroom was like 5m to the guard’s left, but she couldn’t see it. The guy apparently nearly had tears in his eyes trying not to laugh :P

        Yea those are pretty important phrases, I have them memorized from elementary school lol. Now I just need to know how to order from Tim Hortons and I’ll be set

        1. Shadowydreamer

          Double double isn’t universal? (angel) .. Oh, right, Mr High Maintenance tea drinker!

          ..and now I suddenly find I need to wander across the street.. How do I end up with a Timmy’s in hand every time we talk? I’m starting to think you’re a share holder..

          1. Eric Dekker

            Last wednesday I walked up to the counter at my school’s Tim Horton’s….and the lady remembered me and what I usually order -.- My friend was ahead of me in line and she just gave me a filthy look as she walked away and said “That’s bad.” I think I need to cut back :P

    2. SirFWALGMan

      I am starting to come over to leatheworking.. albeit not a huge money maker but I have been consistently selling PVP gear at 1-3 pieces a day at 800-1500g by just listing one set of Vicious Leather.. if I expand and maybe list more I bet it could be a solid contributor… not to mention leg enchants…

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