The Life of an Eccentric

Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers….or just an afghan

Jill of all Trades is giving away a homemade baby afghan.  Here’s the link!

Baby blanket




April 8, 2009 Posted by | General Blog | Leave a comment


Mr. Drew (How to cook like your grandmother) is having a give away on his blog .   He is giving away some  salsa and relish made by Zukay.  This stuff looks mighty good and I may have to order sample packs that they have on the website.  I’m always looking for great salsa.  You should check it out too!

March 31, 2009 Posted by | General Blog | Leave a comment

Today’s Post is about…….

WoW. Better known as World of Warcraft. It’s an MMORPG. Which means Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game. I’m not going into great details about the game but I will say that millions play it and most of them are 15 and under, lol. But I’m not the only 40 something that plays it. It’s appealing to all ages of gamers but not necessarily all types of gamers.
I play mostly on the Alliance side of things. But I do have low level horde toons that I’m working on. I’ve leveled so many Alliance toons that it’s nice to do some different quests for a change.
My main toon is Erigone. She is a level 73 dwarf hunter. Her pet is Bast the snow leopard. And they’ve been together since she was level 10. I’ve never replaced Bast but I did play with some other cats…BlueBast and Blackbast. But they never work as well.
Now I’m not what is considered a hard core player. I do play some (not near as much as I would like with two jobs and all) but I’m not hard core because I’m mostly a solo player. I don’t do raids or PVP. I’ve never been in a 10 or 25 man anything. I just level my toons all alone. My eldest daughter Keli, who also plays, has a level 73 mage named Anabanana. We are currently leveling these two toons together. But it’s unusual for me to play with anyone else. So My Toons don’t get the cool gear, the even cooler mounts, and all the other stuff that comes with playing in groups. In fact we have a guild that is nothing but family and usually I’m the only one on playing. But this is my choice and the way I like to play.

Perhaps I will obtain pictures of my toons and post them. Not all at once but one at a time. I will work on this in my spare time.


March 24, 2009 Posted by | World of Warcraft | Leave a comment

I’ve been trying…… - Our online book club offers free books when you swap, trade, or exchange your used books with other book club members for free.

March 23, 2009 Posted by | General Blog | Leave a comment

Finally a post about books

I’m presently reading Dragon of Despair by Jane Lindskold.  Now a little background before I get started on this book.

Many years ago..when I was around 18 or 19 I was an avid member of the Science Fiction Book club.  I bought tons and tons of books.  Anyway, one of the books I bought was The Chronicles of Amber Books 1 and 2.  I loved this series of books.  Each Chronicle contained part of the series written by Roger Zelanzy.  I became a fan and read a few more books by him.  Then many years passed, I married, had kids and got out of the reading mode for a while.  But one New Year’s Eve I was watching a list of who had died that year and Roger was on that list.  I went to the library (this was pre internet) and looked through the microfiche of newspapers to find any information that I could on his death.  Needless to say not much was forthcoming and it all dropped from my mind while life, the universe and everything (thanks for the fish) took up my mind and my life.

Fast forward to a few  months ago.  I was looking around and found a site called Tor.  At Tor they had books you could download and read for free.  I downloaded a handy little program called Mobipocket reader and downloaded all the books that Tor had.  I started working my way through them on my lunch hour at work.  It was so much easier that trying to eat and hold a book.  Well anyway, I read many good books.  I became addicted to many authors and many series.  One book that I was wary about reading because the title didn’t really interest me I started reading.  I fell in love with it too.  It was called Through Wolf’s Eyes by Jane Lindskold.  So I went a hunting to find out more about her.  I found her website and started reading about her.  And Guess What I Found Out?  She was living with Roger Zelanzy when he died.  She, in fact finished  two of his books that he didn’t have a chance to finish.

See how things come full circle?  I no longer have to  wonder about what happened to Roger Zelanzy and in a way, he still gets to be a part of my world.

Now about the book….

Dragon of Despair is book 3 in the Wolf series.  The Star of the series is Firekeeper.  A girl raised by wolves, a girl that has the mentality, strength and courage of a wolf but is human.  And suffers from the usual human frailties.  The series is a story of her struggle to adapt to human life with the help of her friends, Blind Seer, the blue eyed wandering soul wolf, and Elation, the beautiful peregrine falcon who understands much about humans.  Sometimes more than they themselves understand.

In the third book of the series, Firekeeper returns home to her wolf family and she finds out some disturbing information.  Settlers had come to the area and the beasts are not happy.  So Firekeeper pleads with the human king to help her and her family reclaim the woods.  He agrees but under the condition that Firekeeper join a party traveling to a nearby country and help them solve a rather large problem of an exiled noblewoman who had become Queen in that country.

That’s the jest of the book.  The third one is as good as the first one and the second one.  I know there are more to the series but I may wait a while to read them since I have new vampire books (courtesy of my daughter Keli) and a few other series that I’m one book into.

I guess that’s about it for this book post.



March 23, 2009 Posted by | Books | Leave a comment

Spring Break

Well it’s Spring Break time here in Oklahoma…home of Eccentricity.  I’m taking the rest of the week off of Job #1 and after tomorrow night the rest of the week off Job #2.  My son is here and he and his cousin have totally taken over the living room with tv’s, ps3’s, and Resident Evil 5.  Here in a little bit my oldest daughter will be visiting from the Great State of Texas….Home of the Cowboys.  She is hanging out with a friend who just had a baby.  But part of her short time will be spent with me and her sibs.  I hopefully will get a few minutes with the Grand Demons as her man is dropping her off.

So I doubt there will be much posting for the rest of the week.  Which is no big deal since I really just started posting anyway.  Hey….Maybe I’ll have pics of the crew before it’s all over.


And…Happy Spring Break!

March 17, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

No one Will ever see

This post about pw’s contest.  But here’s the link:

Lowe’s Card

March 16, 2009 Posted by | General Blog | Leave a comment

Twitter me this Twitter me that

I signed up a while ago on Twitter but really didn’t see much that it could do for me.  But today my daughter signed herself up and we went through pw’s posts about who won weblog awards.  PW won three which is good.  So many good blogs out there.

Here it is:

March 16, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I need to start blogging!

Definitely need to start blogging.  It’s a great stress releaser.  Soon…I hope soon


January 23, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments