WOW: Latency has been horrible. I'm going to give Leatrix Latency Fix a try and hope for the best. If I can get latency down below 1200 (and often several times that), I'll try to work on the regular stable of toons. If I can't ... sigh... looks like a vacation on a different server.
Latency was horrible, but I did manage to nibble away enough time to get Igor to Deepholm. For most of the weekend, I played around on long mothballed toons, the old Alliance toons I played when my daughter was too busy for us to play our regular characters. Those guys had been leveled during Vanilla, with a couple of low level alts added at the start of TBC. It was hard to get into at first, but I fell back on my usual "new server" routine and started a DK so that I could begin to get glyphs for them. My old main was a Warlock with Herbalism and Alchemy, so I had a ton of herbs banked -- enough that the DK is at 245 Inscription. It has been mildly amusing, I wonder if I can find a buyer for that Pristine Hide of the Beast.
RL: Bun-Bun is swamped, so I'm on my own for the weekend. The "Three Illegals" campaign and related policy changes continue to be a headache; I think I'll stay home, turn the a/c down, and indulge in a better grade of beer. OK, Kaiserdom isn't craft beer, but it beats the lower tiers of local beer by a long shot.
Well, that was the plan. What actually happened was that the phone system fouled up (perhaps because of the solar flares) and registered my phone as being powered off. I figured that I didn't hear from her because she was busy, she knows I don't leave the phone powered down for more than a few hours at a time. She panicked and rushed over Sunday morning, certain that something had happened to me. After she calmed down and stopped beating me for worrying her, we checked -- my phone seemed normal, but when she called she couldn't reach me. Oops! I rebooted and the problem was fixed. Although I was happy to see her, we could have done without the fright.
In Chinese: glasses are yanjing; eyes are yanjing, and the beer of Beijing is Yanjing. When speaking, the difference is in the tones. Did I just order a glass of beer or a glass of eyes?