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Veronica Dunbar
I am a 32-year-old wife, mother and computer geek who works for one of the world's biggest video game publishers.
Interests: Raising my children, Julian and Paradise, which is my most important job. Finding quality time for my husband Roy and our adopted dad, Desmond. Oh and finding an hour or two to play my alter ego, Cattrall, the hunter, on World of Warcraft (Wyrmrest Accord server)
Recent Activity
There is concern in the offices of Activision Blizzard these days about the King of all the Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (mmorpg), World of Warcraft. After setting the highwater mark of 12 million subscribers in the latter half of 2010, it's pretty much all gone downhill since then.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2013 at VξѓŐŊĭćã đüמЪДя
Mondays... Enough said there, right? Having to drive all the way from Santa Monica to freaking Cypress ... on said Monday. Do what I can to make it an awesome day. Morning Becomes Eclectic comes through with: Big Data -- "Dangerous." Needs a proper video, tho. Big Data is Daniel... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2013 at VξѓŐŊĭćã đüמЪДя
All right, I admit it. I had no idea. What it meant to be a mommy to a little child. I mean, when I adopted my little step brother, he was...well...already kind of house trained. Paradise, just a little over 16 months old now, has been mine from the start.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2013 at VξѓŐŊĭćã đüמЪДя
Major Motoko Kusanagi: If we all reacted the same way, we'd be predictable, and there's always more than one way to view a situation. What's true for the group is also true for the individual. It's simple: Overspecialize, and you breed in weakness. It's slow death. Section 9 Department Chief... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2013 at VξѓŐŊĭćã đüמЪДя
True story Air France flight, LAX to Ireland, just a few weeks ago. Taxi-ing on the runway. time to turn off my iPhone5 and Google Nexus 7 A tall pale gothic man sitting next to me. I can feel his eyes on me. I try sending deep unspoken messages that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2013 at VξѓŐŊĭćã đüמЪДя
Sundays are "date days" for Roy and me. We have someone from our church over to look after Julian and Paradise, and from a start of between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Roy and I get five to seven hours of complete adult time together. Just us. It's the only... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2013 at VξѓŐŊĭćã đüמЪДя
Who says there are no cool San Fernando Valley girls? The Haim Sisters Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2013 at VξѓŐŊĭćã đüמЪДя
If you must blame someone for what some people apparently think is an absolutely crazy idea, blame Dr. Holmes. (His name really ISN'T Sherlock Holmes, obviously, but he wouldn't want me using his real name in this) But I have to admit even he is a bit taken aback my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2012 at VξѓŐŊĭćã đüמЪДя
"Thanatophobia, or fear of death, is a relatively complicated phobia. Many, if not most, people are afraid of dying. Some people fear being dead, while others are afraid of the actual act of dying. However, if the fear is so prevalent as to affect your daily life, then you might... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2012 at VξѓŐŊĭćã đüמЪДя
Sorry I have been so busy lately, but I did want to pass on the fact that I finally leveled a toon on my own (without Roy's help) in World of Warcraft, all the way to the level cap. Cattrall, my 85th level markmanship hunter, actually made it there a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2012 at VξѓŐŊĭćã đüמЪДя
I really do believe in a sixth sense, in small inklings of the future. I do hope that some of those inklings will eventually involve a winning Mega Millions lotto ticket, but that's the problem with my premonitions. I usually don't even realize I've had one until the foreseen event... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2012 at VξѓŐŊĭćã đüמЪДя
If you are the desert I'll be the sea If you ever hunger - Hunger for me Whatever you ask for That's what i'll be... On the road tonight, heading back to California. It's late, and it feels like a thunderstorm has been following us for hours. My daughter Paradise... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2012 at VξѓŐŊĭćã đüמЪДя
Roy and I were in Namibia about five years ago. We have often tried to describe the nighttime sky there, which is like looking at God at work. Now, you can see what we mean. Best viewed in full screen, at 720dpi, with the sound up. The music is lovely. Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2012 at VξѓŐŊĭćã đüמЪДя
This blog is best viewed with Mozilla Firefox. Labor: 13 hours. (I don't even want to do anything that feels GOOD for 13 hours...) She's a GIRL (!!! God does have a sense of proportion. Now there will be at least two people in the house who can appreciate clean... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2012 at VξѓŐŊĭćã đüמЪДя
As I contemplate moving the family to Ireland for a year or two, Roy reminds me of things that would never, ever, happen there. Like this past summer, when we strolled down to the boardwalk and stumbled onto an free, impromptu live performance by the Red Hot Chili Peppers... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2012 at VξѓŐŊĭćã đüמЪДя
Get More: Nickelback, When We Stand Together, When We Stand Together, Free Music Videos Today was a very good day. Radio is playing my favorite song, well my favorite for this week at any rate, and I just found the video for it. When We Stand Together, by Nickelback. My... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2012 at VξѓŐŊĭćã đüמЪДя
I never thought I would say anything like this. Okay, I'm saying it. Going to Afghanistan--an active war zone--to find Julian's dad was easier than this. Being stalked by a crazy guy in San Francisco was nothing compared to this. Entering a meth lab in the High Desert in search... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2011 at VξѓŐŊĭćã đüמЪДя
This blog is best viewed on Mozilla Firefox. Bell X1 - Velcro from Bellx1 on Vimeo. I fell in love at 17 and we have been together 11 years. I've never doubted Roy was the one, even when we were separated for a year while he was overseas. He is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2011 at VξѓŐŊĭćã đüמЪДя
That's right. Activision-Blizzard is suing Electronic Arts, and lawyers for both sides are expecting to get depositions from me. When Roy heard this, he said it reminded him of an anicent African proverb. Something along the lines of 'When elephants fight, it's the grass that gets trampled.' EA: elephant AB:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2011 at VξѓŐŊĭćã đüמЪДя
Someone finally found the full song! Done by some fellow I've never heard of named Wes Crave or Wes Quave, or Wes Craven. Seems to be considerable confusion about that. Cool name. I'm going to have to vary that slightly for a gal toon. But I digress. Can't imagine what... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2011 at VξѓŐŊĭćã đüמЪДя
Am I ever going to stop having fun playing City of Heroes? I think not. O M G ... look at their hair. Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2011 at VξѓŐŊĭćã đüמЪДя
Tickets to the second biggest game of the season today, the Lakers hosting the hated Boston Celtics. The biggest was on Christmas Day, against the Miami Heat. Unfortunately, we lost both games...badly. But my silly company got me tickets for me and Jules and one of these outrageous things rolled... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2011 at VξѓŐŊĭćã đüמЪДя
Roy will be shocked. Now, very nearly a year after I bought it. I've finally begun reading the latest William Gibson novel, called Zero History. I have a love/hate relationship with William Gibson. Love, in that he is by far my favorite author of all time. Hate, because he is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2011 at VξѓŐŊĭćã đüמЪДя
Singing of a famous street I want to love I've all the wrong glory But is it Heaven or Las Vegas But you're much brighter than the sun to me Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2011 at VξѓŐŊĭćã đüמЪДя