Month: October 2008
Major Spoilers has posted their list of the top immortals. To be honest, my geek rating is low because I’ve never heard of half of them … Check it out here
8. Connor MacLeod (The Highlander, March 1986)
Connor MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod introduced us to the legend of The Quickening, and why it is best to keep our head on our shoulders. A foundling, Connor later discovers his immortality when a conk on the head fails to kill him. An outcast, MacLeod wanders the land until he settles down to live a life with his young wife. With the help of mentor Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez, MacLeod learns to defend himself against those who wish to take his head.
Like others on our list, MacLeod has to witness the death of loved ones, and has to change his identity every couple of decades to keep from being burned at the stake, and to keep himself hidden from other immortals who wish to gather his Quickening power.
Taking a step back from Rep Grinding with my hunter, I’ve turned to the much needed task of leveling my mage. That’s right, he’s sat around in Stormwind disenchanting my worthless greens long enough. Parson the Mage (tailoring and enchanting) has been dusted off and is now level 41 and well on his way to 42.
I’ve been tinkering around in Stranglethron Vale … lord have mercy, and gained a bit of experience doing the Hallow’s End quests that involve visiting the candy-filled pumpkins in each Alliance town. Nice, easy XP.
Right now I figured I’d focus on a few old quests that were starting to mold in his questlog. At the moment, I’m off to gather some bolt-charged brambles from Arathi for an old Mage questline. And I gotta say, it’s kinda nice to be playing something new after grinding some reputation … Refreshing.
There are a few things I try not to discuss directly on my blog. I do this to keep it clean and warzone free because there are just some things that are instant hot issues. These things I try to avoid are: family controversy, work, politics and religion.
I’m in an extremely irritable mood, lately, and work has really been getting to me. Aside from the fact that you go in and are pretty much working on a daily basis due to the economy, it’s the way my particular boss treats us. I would say treats me, but it’s a popular opinion shared amongst my other co-workers, so I know I’m not being singled out. It sure seems that way, though!
My particular complaint lies in the fact that my boss assumes I’m an idiot. Yeah, I make mistakes, but that’s because I rarely get to go head to head with any issues that normally come up when I’m left alone to deal with them. What I mean is, Monday through Friday I’m second banana to our 2nd shift “lead man,” who is OCD about everything. He has to be the one to do everything himself because that’s the only way he’ll know it’s done to his specifications. Don’t get me wrong, I have no problem with this, I tend to be the same way about some things. But then, when he takes off (like last week when he went on a 5 day vacation) and I’m left alone, then my boss just stares at me like it’s the end of the world.
My last job, which I was at for 7 years, had me as a support manager (back when that actually meant something) for Wal-Mart. I worked 12-15 hour days most of the time, starting my day off at 5PM and working split shifts. I helped supervise anywhere from 15-25 people on a given night, watched over 11 different departments and helped out the front end when needed. I could receive, ship, do the daily readings at midnight to tally up the sales (don’t think they have to do that anymore), catch shoplifters and take care of customer complaints. I was damn good at that job and had numerous commendations from both management, co-workers and customers.
At my current job, which is to simply drive a forklift and load trucks … my boss treats me like the village idiot. Nevermind the fact that they have all said that I am the best shipping/receiving clerk they’ve ever had, but you leave me alone to perform a task and you’d think the supervisor was going to go into convulsions. What really … really makes this an issue with me is the fact … yes, I said FACT, that he isn’t too bright a bulb himself. He thinks he’s Einstein, but seriously, you gotta open your eyes and face facts here. Perhaps the fact that he’s been in the same job for 32 years isn’t because he’s good at it, but perhaps because he isn’t suited to do anything else … Hmm … bet that hasn’t crossed his mind.
Anyways, since people get fired for lesser things when discussing their jobs, I guess I’d better cut this short. I won’t even go into the issues of him being a poor manager, lacking basic warehouse skills and not being a people person. That’s for another rant …