I had hernia surgery last week. Ain't that a hoot? It wasn't that bad, really, and the blessing wrapped around the curse is that I'm not allowed to do much while I recover. Fortunately, playing video games qualifies as not doing much.

But I'm, exhausted anyway, let me tell ya. The goal is to get my goblin hunter, Anjel, up to 100 before Legion comes out. I feel like 5 levels a day is a pretty good pace, up to 90 at least, and the slow it down for the rest of August. I get up about 6 am (I work from home and log on and queue up for random dungeons and then do pet battle-master daily quests. If I can get 5 levels by 1:00, I'm feeling pretty good, what with work and the baby and everything else.

It takes a lot out of me, though. Nothing else gets done. No other video games, no writing to speak of. I shouldn't complain, I know- back in the day It might take me a week to get another level. So 5 in a day is baller (thank you, heirlooms and boss nerfs!)

And even though it's a grind, there's still fun to be had. I don't know if I'd even be in-game if I wasn't pushing this hunter- which means I'd be missing the pre-Legion events. Every once in a while an invasion force will hit an area of Azeroth, and it's lots of fun to run around with a hundred other players, killing demons (not to mention the xp- about half a level, every time, for 10 minutes work).

But I'd be lying if I said I wasn't looking forward to slowing down. Anjel hit 85 today (Hello, Pandaria) and so, one more day of punishment, then I'll ease back. You beleive me, right?