Iin Frankie's defence, he was dead on with Sunday's forecast. It has been raining all day, and the wind has been howling since this morning. He missed the part about it turning to snow overnight though.
I sneaked outside with my camera earlier this afternoon to get a shot of how wet and drippy it is outside.
Belladonna knows that she's not allowed on the table, but that does not stop her from sneaking up there when she thinks we are not paying attention. This afternoon I caught her up on the table, trying to crawl into our good bread basket.
There is a cat butt in our good bread basket.
Naturally I scolded her and chased her down again, but not before I ran to get my camera first.
I don't talk much about our current WoW guild here because there is not a lot to talk about. They are a good group of people who are all in this to have fun. We poke good hearted fun at one another, generally keeping it clean unless we know that we are in a group with no kids present. Even then, we can get a little lowbrow, but usually keep it respectful.
Here is a wonderful little video that pfcottontail recorded last week that really captures the feel of raiding with this group. He's the one who told the joke that ended up playing through the whole video. It's worth watching to the end to catch Headstone's little rant.
Lest one think that it's all happiness and paradise, there is one member who does not seem to have noticed the unspoken memo about not discussing religion and politics, and he takes great glee in voicing his thoughts in a loud, opinionated and moreover ignorant manner. I don't know if he is actively trolling, or if he actually believes the things that he yells out in Vent.
He's a really special case. He's our own My Little Limbaugh doll with no off-switch. It's like he has a button on his nose, and every time somebody pushes1 it his mouth opens and starts regurgitating stale right-wing talking points.
There are many ways to get him started - if he does not start himself - but one of the fastest ways is to invoke the name of Obama. For instance, after we wipe on a boss at 1%, a guild mate might ironically say, "Thanks, Obama." Then you can almost hear the sound of his nose depressing, because he begins spewing his loud litany of ignorance into our voice chat. atara and I have both had to manually turn his volume down just to make him less obnoxious.
*BEEP* YES, THANKS OBAMA YOU SOCIALIST SUCK. THANKS FOR FORCING YOUR SOCIALIST COMMIE MEDICINE ON ALL OF US. THANKS FOR RUINING OUR ECONOMY. THANKS FOR CAVING TO THE TERRORISTS.
*BEEP* CANADA HAS SOCIALIZED COMMIE MEDICINE AND IT WORKS SO WELL THAT THEY SEND ALL THEIR PEOPLE DOWN HERE FOR TREATMENT.
*BEEP* AL GORE SAYS CANADA IS GOING TO BE A DESERT NEXT YEAR.
*BEEP* AL GORE INVENTED THE INTERNET. THANKS OBAMA.
I wish I was making these up, but these are all talking points that he has shat out in voice chat at one time or another. Like I said, I don't know if he is trolling, or if he is just one of those people who takes everything Rush Limbaugh squeezes out as gospel without doing even a modicum of research or critical thinking on his own. Maybe he was raised by wolves, and when they brought him back to the human world, they taught him English by letting him watch an endless steam of FOX News op-ed pieces.
In any event, I am very close to just outright muting him in game and in the voice chat. The loud, intellectually-insulting stream of nonsense that pours out of his brain just make it an unpleasant experience sometimes when he is around.
1 Sometimes guild-mates will push his button to get him wound up, but usually he just presses it himself, over and over, belching out stupid right-wing schlock-radio echo chamber points.