The day I called my raid leader ugly

Jargon.  A noun.  Meaning: the technical terminology or characteristic idiom of a special activity or group sports jargon

I usually think about jargon when it comes to tech.  Most things that people who are really good with computers and such say goes right over my head.

No matter your profession though, we all have some type of Jargon we’re versed in.

Talking about the stations I listen to and have worked for over the years, when it comes to their actual formats and programming, I lose my parents when I start spouting off CHR, AC, Hot AC, etc.  They can’t follow that.  But since I’ve been around it for 12+ years, it’s second nature to me.

And it gets me in trouble.

If you didn’t catch it on stream, or here, I’m a voice artist.  I talk for a living.  A lot.  And I work a bit in radio.  Hence the format jargon above.

And this wonderful little gem from the other day.

Our raid leader, Co-GM of Warcraftier, and also fellow streamer Serickson/Serbear finally got a webcam!  Since he knows about what I do out of game (see the above) he had me check out his stream a bit to work on some of the audio levels.

I gave him some advice.  Told him to ditch the webcam mic.  And we checked back a couple days later to see where the levels were while using a different mic.  Was the balance there with the music in the background, Discord, his mic, etc.

And me…firmly situated in my audio nerd zone pops back on my mic, telling him how much better it sounds.  It all sounds great, but he could stand to be hotter.

To which Discord goes silent.


In my audio nerd zone, of course I’m talking about his Microphone.  The levels need to be higher for his voice to be on the same level as Discord voices.  Hotter in this case is referring to the sensitivity of the microphone.

But they don’t know that.

Very seriously I was asked if I was telling Ser that he’s ugly.

And now we have a mortified Druid.

He was a pretty good sport about it.  Still funny though.  And mortifying.  But funny.

Cats and Kettle Bells

Clingy SiriusPart two of the weekend recap!

We all know this handsome little devil.  He likes to crash my gaming streams by conking out on me.  Enjoys making Winter the Raid Dog cry more than he already does, it’s overly friendly and feisty all at once.

Sirius.  Who has no concept of personal space what so ever.


The good news is I did not accidentally kill him this weekend.

The bad news is I still beaned my cat in the head with a 15 pound kettle bell.

Now before the hateful comments start pouring in, he is fine!  Promise.  I waited a few days to say anything about it to be sure that he’s just fine.  No it wasn’t on purpose and it scared the hell out of me when it happened.

I decided Sunday to try out that yoga and kettle bell workout I shared with you yesterday.  Grabbed my kettle bell, started my Fitbit, and got to work.

Well, on the second round, Sirius decided he wanted to be super close and apparently got between my legs while I was working on those swings.  Next thing I know, there’s a thunk, and he is tearing out of the living room.

Technically, I don’t know where he got hit on that downswing, but it felt like it was his head.

No, I did not finish the workout.  I was too freaked out about possibly killing my cat.  It took 20 minutes to coax him out from under the bed, but after about an hour, he was back to his normal self: Terrorizing the dog, playing with anything he could get his paws on, and sacking out in my hoodie.

Here’s hoping he learned his lesson about personal space during workouts.