random things

A while ago I signed up to participate in an art project of sorts sponsored by Coca-Cola and Look-Look Magazine.  The idea was that you’d send in a sample of work for approval, and if you were accepted, you’d get to participate in a bunch of random creative challenges that might get published or might not.  Chance to win prizes and all that.  I submitted work, was accepted into the program, and promptly forgot about it because a) I haven’t felt very creative recently and b) the full-time job started.

Well, apparently I didn’t read the fine print carefully enough, because yesterday I received an envelope in the mail from Coca-Cola.  In it was a note that said, “Thanks for participating in our project!  Here’s your gift card, as promised.”

Gift card?  Eh?

Sure enough, after digging around in the envelope a little, I find a $25 iTunes Music card.

Now, the problem is that I have absolutely no idea what to download.  I’m not exactly “hip” to the music scene these days.  I pretty much like what I like, and I listen to what I like, and that’s that.  My iPod gets updated with new music, oh, once every six months.  Most of what’s on the radio is obnoxious (not necessarily because it’s bad music, but because it’s overplayed), and I’m not really the type to go searching out new music.  So tell me – what are you listening to these days?

Unexpected free stuff made up for the fact that my guild’s first attempt at Onyxia wasn’t as successful as we’d hoped.  The good news is, we’re pretty darn sure that it was lag that killed us repeatedly, and not just inexperience.  A 1.5 second heal should not take 5 seconds to cast, if you get my drift, and it’s much harder to stay alive when you think you’re standing in a safe spot, but on server time you’ve actually run into a mob of angry whelps.

Phase 1: OK
Phase 2: OK
Phase 3: Lag!  Death!  Destruction!  You lose!

I’m confident our next attempt will be successful if the servers are stable by then.  Hopefully at that time I’ll have some decent screenshots to show as well.  This round I was too busy crying for my mother from the floor of Onyxia’s Lair to take pictures.  That is One. Big. Dragon.

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