I suspect that cartographer's constant badgering me to be more upbeat and optimistic is having an effect since for the second time in as many months I am inexplicably excited about something. It is a mere forty minutes until I will have a copy of the Burning Crusade collector's edition in my greasy mitts, complete with its book of concept art and CD of music I will promptly be ripping to my MP3 player.
I also find myself wondering why the phrase is "Badgering" since badgers are more famed for turning on you, ripping your face off, giving you rabies and murdering your spouse forcing you to scream vengance at the stormy clouds than gruff yet good natured persuasion. I suspect "Hedgehogging" lacks a verbal ring but it seems more appropriate. Hippapotamising too.