The Lags n. A symptom of a type of frustration that can happen whenever work or play involves dealing with the Internet. This is often caused by having a weak connection to the Net. It is more likely to happen in rural areas, since service providers tend to not take the needs of rural customers seriously, even though there might be that farmer’s daughter who is a geeky gamer, and spends her weekends playing World or Warcaft or Guild Wars. It can also happen at work when a credit/debit card line is being very slow due to overuse, especially at a business’ peak transaction time, such as a fast food or pizza place on a Friday night. This can also occur on various order-taking apparatus due to the same thing.
Princess (or Prince) Snobby-Snoots n. This person thinks he or she is of nobility, and will usually use any silly occasion to make themselves feel important. They could come through your gas station, local discount store, or fast food drive through, and if your computers are lagging or if you don’t set something up exactly the way they want to see it, they get all hoity-toity and pick apart every little thing they think you might be doing wrong. They could be impatient, or just particular, but they really don’t see thing from the other side. Even if they have, they forget about the unspoken rules of the service industry, like, “Do not anger the people serving or making your food.” or “Do not anger your hairdresser.” or anyone else whose business you are in. Regular people are here for the same reasons they are, but most of them are pretty cool and patient about sticking around during busy and difficult times. Prince or Princess Snobby-Snoot can be anyone from a toddler having a tantrum to an old coot that has a cranky disposition. Do your best to make sure these “nobles” are cleared from the space quickly, and the rest of your workday can go pretty smoothly.
Summer is very much here, and it is time for backyard barbecues, beach parties, and music festivals, and you are going to get thirsty. You will want to cool off, but you don’t want to lose that buzz, so here is a light spirit that will keep any member of the Seven Nations happy, as well as most anyone else with Celtic blood in their veins.
Here is the recipe for a gallon of the libation:
2 cups sugar
2/3 cup lemon juice (natural strength)
1 1/2 cup Scotch or Irish Whiskey
Water to fill
In your jug or pitcher, add sugar, juice, then Whiskey. Fill with water the rest of the way, shake or stir to mix, and serve at your summer ceilidh chilled.
Your drinking age friends will love this light mix, and with easy enough to find ingredients, you should be able to mix up plenty to stock up for the duration. For those of you in the South, keep this on hand all year long, because the work weeks are long, and it is much more cost effective than bringing in cases of Guiness, or Bass, or any IPA. About the only brew you would not want to substitute if for is Grayton Beach 30A Beach Blonde Lager. Have a great weekend!
You are the successor to your father in a Viking village and you must fix the problems that your father created when he went looking for treasures on the British Isles. Every action that you do and every conversation that you have will determine if you have a successful rule or not. It will also have bearing on how your subjects feel about you and your ability to be able to have others follow you as you try and save your lands from a blood thirsty chieftain who has his sights on your lands.
This is one game that you just might find yourself wondering where the time went. This is not like your usual titles where everything is in 3D but you really wont care as the story draws you in as you are conversing with your subject one moment and then fighting the next in this turned base strategy RPG based on the Vikings and Norse history and mythology.