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Saturday, February 14th, 2009

It’s Day 3 (already?) of the Happy Hearts event. I’ve finished all the quests that I know about. At first I wasn’t a big fan of the quests being given out one day at a time, but it’s actually working out better for me. I don’t feel like I have to be in-game all the time and rush through everything.


I’m also enjoying the new monster card drops! Not only do they sell for a lot, but now we can have more pets. There’s only one slight problem, I need more pet spaces. -__-  

GuyChompy McBitesalotGizmo

Guy is my cur. I forget where I got him. I might have kidnapped him from Grandpa Anthony. (Trust me, it was for his own good!) We have been on many adventures together.

Chompy McBitesalot came from the Monster Wrangler event. He may look ferocious, but he just talks about poop a lot. It was a happy, happy day when I found out you could turn off speech bubbles!

Gizmo is the fox and I got him this morning. He is by far my favorite. from Don’t tell the others! During FB my guildmates and I chatted about which monster we would get if they were all available. My top spot was the fox, followed by the skunk and the bee! I had forgotten this until someone with a pet skunk walked past me. I rushed to the skunks and slughtered away until I finally got a pet card. I figured I would get rid of Guy or Chompy to make room, only when it came down to it I couldn’t let either of them go. Do they still run away? I’m too scared to find out. I wish we had a little pet corral on our farms. That would be so adorable!


 Speaking of farms, I am kind of digging the new system. True, I’ve only harvested strawberries, but it was very easy. I do feel panicked without a pause button, but I guess I’ll get used to it. I suppose we were pretty spoiled by that. I still have my level 1 farm, and like all things in life I am hesitant to let it go. I know the new farms are super cool looking and I’m going to need one eventually, but I think I’ll stick with this one a little while longer.

I'm going to miss you most of all!

This is Barney. Why can’t he come to my new farm? I am going to miss him! from

It’s been pretty quiet in Sanrio Land. Maybe it’s just the times I have been on, but there never seems to be a lot of people online. I’m sure that will end tonight when they open it up to the whole world*. It’s been nice when it comes to gathering resources, but I miss all the people! Was Happy Hearts announced too late or did people just not come back?

I’m sure it’s going to be absolutely crazy tonight! Hopefully the servers can handle it, although I know they’ve had issues every single day thus far. Kind of makes me nervous, but we’ll see how it goes!

I hope to see you all in game! Feel free to say hi if you see me. from

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*except Europe. Sorry guys!

Let’s wrap this up, shall we?

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

Woah, it’s been a minute since I’ve been here. If you’ve checked the about me page you’ve seen that I started school part time. Part Time school + Full Time job = no spare time! I had a few more things I wanted to post about the Christmas Founder’s Reunion and now seeing that there is going to be a Valentines Reunion/OB I need to hurry up!  from

from www.hellokitty.frSo let’s travel back to December. It was the final day of the reunion and luckily I had gotten everything done. I was prepared to take it easy and help anyone that needed to complete quests. Little did I know that I was going to be the one needing all the help. Surprise, it’s a last minute event (torture device?) called Designer Depot. Guilds can custom design t-shirts and hats which is really, incredibly awesome, but here’s the catch, you have less than 24 hours to get everything together. from Ummm, what? I’m going to be completely honest, it was horrible for me! I was the only guild representative online and I felt that put me in the leadership roll. I immediately panicked about everything that needed to happen. Our entire guild needed to make a group decision about colors and a design, except, there were only 4 of us online. We came up with a pretty basic design concept that the 4 of us agreed upon, but would everyone like it? Did we have time to wait? That’s how it was pretty much all day. People coming into the game and me having to explain the t-shirt thing over and over. Everyone having different ideas. People not being able to afford what we came up with. Plus, the pricing and rules were crazy complicated! I hope I did the math right! ::crosses fingers:: Then I had to stay on my farm most of the time so people could bring me money. (Not to mention I felt like I had to stay in game all day) I am most definitely happy to help my guild in any way I can, but these last minute things really get to me! I am a planner and organizer by nature, and this was chaos. Please HKO, no more!!! Give us time to make something decent! We (and when I say “we” it was me and whoever was in game and responding at the time these decisions were made) decided just to do shirts and save the hats for when/if they do this again. Our shirts are going to be light blue with a pink design. Our design is the word “cute” and a cloud (to represent our guild mascot cinnamoroll). Luckily Sej knows her way around photoshop and was willing to put some visuals together for us to vote on. Thanks again Sej! I know it must have been maddening!

Now the good thing about having to collect money meant everyone ended up at my farm. Which means this:

give me all your money!

turned into this:

House Party!

We all ran into my house and started taking pictures. This has got to be one of my favorite traditions, the last day screen shots! Hey Alesana, get off SaigeMorrow!!

and House Party 2

That’s better! ^__^ From here we decided we needed group pictures in New York. It took some of us a little longer to get there than others seeing as how some people had come to my farm from New York and some from Londan. I had come from Londan. from

damn the man, save the empire

We met up at the Empire State Building. I missed out on some of the fun due to my long cross country trek. There was a girl from another guild there. She came and sat with us, but never said a word. I wish I had gotten her picture!

Next we went to the ice rink in Central Park.

we're so cute! YAY!! A Sugar chan and Cricket screen shot. We have been real life friends for over 20 years now, so it’s always fun to hang out together. from

what's that smell?

I think the dinosaur just farted on us and ran away!

ooof, get off of me, i can't breathe!A few of us went to visit Santa and sit on his lap. He should probably come with a weight limit. We are crushing him!

Sometime during all of this I had to run all the way back to Londan to turn in the t-shirt money.

did i make it in time?

I think I was the last one because it took me so long to get there. GM-Zel was super nice.

I really meant 13 shirts!

Then it was all the way back to New York for more screen shots. I must have lost 5 lbs. from all the hiking!!!

Coming back from the Santa picture we discovered a massive group of people standing in a line,

so what are we waiting for?

so we jumped in. I believe there was some caroling, done mostly by me. from Then the line kept getting bigger and bigger till there was no line at all.

lines make me itchy!

I kept trying to ask this girl this girl where she got her sweat shirt. (Oh man, I just noticed her super sweet shoes!) There was nothing like it in the item mall, but she never answered me or my PM’s. Oh well.

With the giant influx of people my computer started lagging like crazy and I’ve never been a big crowd kind of girl. I politely excused myself and went back to the ice rink. I sat there and read everyone’s last minute goodbyes and then HKO Founder’s Reunion was over.

I’m really happy we had the chance to go back. It was a fun experience, really insane quests and good times with my guild. I’m looking forward to more of the same with the Happy Hearts Valentines Event. I probably won’t be on as much because of school, but I look forward to seeing everyone soon!from

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