My level 99 Monk from Final Fantasy XI

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Recent stuff

Past few days have been a rollercoaster. I went to the Chattanooga Classic Warhammer 40,000 tournament this past Saturday and overall had fun. I could not have gotten off on a more wrong foot though. I arrived early to CBC and met Phil wandering the streets outside. I pulled out my army case and a rubbermaid container I had packed my Ork vehicles into. I turned to talk to Phil and then hear the sound of my vehicle container hit the ground and crack open. Parts went flying into the streets. I quickly scooped up what I could find and just then realized I had left 1 of my Battlewagons at home. F#**. I went in, Found Wiley and said BRB. Raced home. Grabbed extra super glue and my 3rd Battlewagon. I rushed back. Furiously glued various guns, gretchin, and parts back together. I thought, OK, can't get any worse.
Famous last words. I get my first table assignment and get a wonderful guy known as The Dude to play. I open my figure case and F*&@ it's my Skaven Army looking at me, I'd grabbed the wrong case. Quick call to my wife. and She says she'll get ready and bring my missing case.

Eventually she shows up, I run out, grab the case, toss the Skaven in the car and continue playing.

My army list

Big Mek - Kustom Forcefield


19 Boyz, 1 Rokkit, Nob, Power Klaw, Bosspole.
19 Boyz, 1 Rokkit, Nob, Power Klaw, Bosspole
20 Boyz, 2 Rokkit, Nob, Power Klaw, Bosspole
5 MegaNobz, 2 Rokkit, 2 Skorcha, 1 twin Shoota, in Trukk.

Fast Attack
3 Death Koptas - 3x twin Rokit
3 Death Koptas - 3x twin Rokit
4 Death Koptas - 4x twin Big Shootas, 2 with Buzz Saws

Heavy Support
BattleWagon, 2x Big Shoota, Hard Case(no longer Open topped) Death Roller
BattleWagon, 2x Rokits, Hard Case(no longer Open topped) Death Roller
BattleWagon, 2x Big Shoota, 2x Rokits, Hard Case(no longer Open topped) Death Roller

Huge mistake here was not cutting something and adding army plates.

Battle Summary -

1st game VS Blood Angels - Awesome game, total blood bath, We tied Primary and Secondary Objectives. Came down to me having 2 more Kill Points than him.

2nd game - Leafblower IG. got stomped, I had 1 Mega Nob, 1 immobolised Battlewagon at end.

3rd game - IG Opponent was great guy. for some reason, reserved too much of his army and I was able to kill it piecemeal. I took the primary objective, secondary objective and lost none of my Troops to win Tertiary objective as well.

Had some after battle discussions with some of the players. I've come to the conclussion that this edition is ruled by the transports and Shooting. HtH is dead, unless you are a Marine.


I hate Pet Smart now.
Not only did they charge me twice for something, it's really sad when you pretty much have to throw a fit to get someone to answer a question on how you can buy a bag of prescription dog food. Then have to beg them to place a simple F***ing phone call so you can confirm, yes, your dog has terminal liver cancer, and yes, you really do need this bag of $55.00 dog food so that the dog can hopefully live a few more days/weeks. Why am I upset? It's not like just had another trip to the fertility dr, because we are not pregnant again, we have only lost 2 pregnancies, 3 babies total, and now the closest thing to a 'child' we have has developed terminal cancer. No that couldn't be the case.

And since sarcasm never comes across well on the internet, Yes I'd been to a visit to the fertility Dr, yes, we are not pregnant yet, yes, we needed that dog food to hopefully let our dog enjoy a few more days/weeks of life.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Worst Year Ever

September 27, 2011 hopefully marks the end of my worst year ever. I hope. There is not much more that can happen to me without me cracking

Timeline for those that care

September 27,2010 - Get sent to a "meeting" at Blue Cross Blue Shield and told that I'm being laid off in 90 days unless I can find another job in the company.
November 25, 2010 - 2 days before Thanksgiving when my wife and I were going to tell our parents after 5 years of trying we had finally gotten pregnant. My wife started miscarrying. Due to the holiday this occured at home. I cannot describe the horror of that weekend.

December 27, 2010 - laid off from Blue Cross Blue Shield

January 6,2011 - My birthday, instead of celebrating, get to spend day in hospital because my wife is having surgery.

May 5, 2011 - We got pregnant a 2nd time thanks to some fertility treatments we started after my wife healed from her surgery. This time it was twins. May 5th we went for an ultrasound, No heartbeats, opted for a DNC instead of going for the natural miscarriage.

September 26, 2011 - My wife's first "child" her dog Gretchen, whom my wife adopted as a puppy and is now 13 years old is acting funny and losing weight. Took her to vet today, then on 9/28/11 took her to River Vet Specialists and got confirmation. She has a tumor in her liver. It is so large that the Vet says he can barely spot any normal liver structure left. We have gotten her on a round of antibiotics, special Canine Hepatatic liver dog food. Trying to make her comfortable. This is just hurting so bad.

I've left out some of the other stuff from this year of crap, like when I went to the 'Ard Boyz tournament our other dog had a seizure, when I went to a WHFB tournament the dishwasher flooded our partially remodeled kitchen. Our when I went to try and get a practice game in for the Chattanooga Classic, I was late and there were no opponents open except for the cheating POS Perry who I will never play again. I'm afraid to go to the actual Chat Classic tomorrow even though it's only 5 miles from my house, because I think Gretchen will probably die while I'm there. It's just been that crappy for the past year.