Juls FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Blam Bitches

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from Durham, NC

  • Activity

    • It's been 3 months since I've made a journal

      10 months ago

      Juls Blam Bitches

      Truthfully, that's not as long ago as I thought. But um, hi. What's going on? How's life?

    • Strange Things

      1 year ago

      Juls Blam Bitches

      Have you ever felt apprehensive about a decision? Waffling back and forth, not knowing which option is best? Finally you're just like fuck it, let's do this. Then all of the sudden the indecision has melted away and the thing you decided to do feels like the only thing you've wanted from the beginning? Yeah, me too.

    • All I Can Think About

      1 year ago

      Juls Blam Bitches

      Everyone is making journals about RTX and all I can think to say is that I miss you guys so much that it physically hurts. That or I have been having a massive heart attack for the past two days and in that case should probably go see a doctor.

    • Theme of My Day

      1 year ago

      Juls Blam Bitches

      "A Murder of Ducklings" - like a murder of crows but better.

    • 1 year ago

      Juls Blam Bitches
    • I just wanna run

      1 year ago

      Juls Blam Bitches

      I've inherited a bad back (let's call it lumbago) form both of my parents.

      In an ironic twist, the thing that keeps it from flaring up is being active. Sitting too long screws me. I have to get up, stretch, walk, run to keep my lower back from staging a mutiny. I'm okay with that. I love sports. I love exercise. When things do go wrong though, activity only makes it worse. I'm relegated to gentle stretching and slow walking.

      However, sometimes it just goes rogue for no particular reason. This time I can trace the cause to flipping my mattress. Yeah.

      It's been almost a month since shit got shot to hell this time - by far the longest period of lower back pain I've ever had - and it's killing me.

      I walk a ton, which is nice. I walked six miles and listened to two podcasts yesterday. But I had a dream last night about running and it was glorious. I've missed so much run club this summer cause I can't run. I've missed races with friends. I've just missed running.

      Now that the marathon is over, I would like to do more triathlons. Not running makes me feel like I'm in this shitty exercise purgatory and unfortunately, until the back pain heals, running will only make it worse.

    • The Importance of Being On Time

      1 year ago

      Juls Blam Bitches

      Y'all, I'm about to get my rant on.


      I am in charge of field trips for our museum. I've gotten our confirmation system down to a science. In multiple places I make it clear that you should plan to arrive 10 minutes early. For instance, if the program begins at 10:00 am, please arrive at 9:50 so we may check everyone in and start on time. I also ask that if your group is going to be late, you please call. Since that rarely ever happens I ask for a cell number as well as the number of the school so we can call when 15 minutes has gone by and you haven't arrived yet.

      Our staff is small. We have to postpone regular tours while school groups are here. We, at best, get salty remarks from visitors about that. At worst we get hostility. When a group is late and wants us to simply push everything back, I get to tell the visitors that the tour we promised will be an hour after its original postponed time. It also means that the staff and volunteers don't get to eat any lunch or eat suuuuuper late.

      I'm at the point where I am just not gonna push back group activities anymore. This morning the group was almost an hour late and had to leave at noon. They couldn't for the life of them understand why I couldn't fit two hours worth of activities into an hour and fifteen minutes. We had to drop an activity. I had to explain more than once that at the earliest we would be done at 12:30 even with three activities.

      It's hard to wrangle kids. I understand. But that's something a teacher should know by now. When you've got kids any place that it takes 45 minutes to get to really takes an hour. It is not my fault that you are late. It's not my fault you didn't call.

      The group also told us that at most they would have 60 kids. They promised to call to confirm numbers. They brought 72 kids and 10 adults. I would say maybe two of those adults were actively involved in keeping the kids on task.

      I'm a museum educator, not a baby sitter. My current strategy is when your kids can't stop talking over me, I will stand their and smile blithely until they stop or you get out of lala land and make them stop. I stopped doing anything but this because more often than not, asking a class to be quiet resulted in a complaint from a teacher. I have to put on a Disney princess sing-songy voice if I want to tell a child to please not touch something for the tenth time because a mildly serious tone results in a complaint from a teacher.

      Teachers who are active in keeping their kids on task are a god send. Public school, private school, home school (actually camps are the fucking worst to be truthful). What matters is the teacher and the other adults.

      Kids are wiggly. We try to have tons of hands on activities so that they can be wiggly and still have fun and learn something. Each activity only lasts 30 minutes so we don't run out on attention spans. But if your kid can't be quiet long enough to listen to instructions we aren't even going to get to the activity. We like to help kids come to conclusions themselves. We encourage kids to think critically about history. If your kids can't raise their hand to talk or let another classmate talk without interrupting, how are they going to learn?

      But if you won't discipline kids who are purposefully rude, you don't get to be mad at me when I do. I've done these activities a hundred times over. I don't need to churn butter. We can sit here for 30 minutes for all I care.

      Look I get it, teachers work HARD. For poor compensation. I am largely sympathetic because I make less than the average teacher in my state. I work for the state too. I get it. But a field trip is not a teacher vacation. A field trip is not a chaperone vacation. It's not fair to check the fuck out and then heap the blame on me.

      Have a conversation with your kids about proper behavior. Make sure the parents and guardians who volunteer to be charperones understand that they need to be helping with behavior. When the adults decide it's okay to stand in a group and talk over me during the tour, what message do you think that sends to kids? If the adults don't have to listen, why should they?

      A good portion of the field trips I get are mostly pretty good. But there has been an upswing in instances where the group is late and I'm a babysitter. It sucks. When the kids are good, I get to see first hand how the work I do can long term impact a child's learning for good. When things are bad, I wonder if I'm failing in my educational mission.

      Rant over

    • 1 year ago

      Juls Blam Bitches
    • My Plan for RTX

      1 year ago

      Juls Blam Bitches

      Is to somehow wear R2-D2 stuff every single day, which will be hard because I don't actually own any R2-D2 stuff. But that's a minor obstacle, right? Also make @Steven wear a pineapple shirt.

    • While We Are on the Subject

      1 year ago

      Juls Blam Bitches

      Criticism of the site isn't "bitching." I almost didn't make that last journal because I was worried about it's content being dismissed as such because I wasn't being positive. I wouldn't be posting my criticisms if I didn't think that the site was worth the effort. I would have looked at the new site and gone "meh" and just returned to using other social media instead, like I've been doing for about three years now.

      I would very much like the Rooster Teeth Site to be where I want to go to hang out with the Rooster Teeth Community. So when I write a journal that seems pretty reasonably asking for functionality back that would help me do that, I am hoping that it will be taken as constructive criticism and not unceremoniously swept into the whining category.

  • About Me

    Never break rule number one.

    If we haven't met in person, I won't be accepting your friend request. If we aren't actually friends, I won't be accepting your friend request even if we have met in real life.

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  • Comments (503)

    • Patrick FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Nerf Herder

      1 year ago

      Can I just say I still love your very straight to the point "About Me"? Because I do

    • JakeHCoker

      1 year ago

      Is rule number one the number one rule we're not supposed to talk about?

    • TinaBobina FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Wubba Lubba Dub Dub

      1 year ago

      Not sure how interested you are in watching a TV miniseries about the sons of liberty but apparently the History Channel has got one starting on Sunday. The first thing I noticed was how young some of the actors they've cast are. And much more good looking than I think the real people were by the way. www.history.com/shows/sons-of-liberty/cast

      • TinaBobina FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Wubba Lubba Dub Dub

        1 year ago

        That is a big draw.

      • Juls FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Blam Bitches

        1 year ago

        I saw an ad for that and I was considering it. The first thought I had was that they are hot lols.

    • Giries FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Rooster Speak

      1 year ago

      Hi Juls, I noticed your shiny star had gone away, so I fixed that. You didn't think you were leaving the Sponsor buddy club that easy? Did you? Anyways, happy holidays and enjoy!

      • Giries FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Rooster Speak

        1 year ago

        Thanks.

      • Juls FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Blam Bitches

        1 year ago

        I don't really know. They usually post a weekly journal about activities though if you head over to the group page.

      • Giries FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Rooster Speak

        1 year ago

        Quick question: Is Rooster Speak doing anything tonight?

      • Giries FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Rooster Speak

        1 year ago

        No worries! Have a good one smiley0.gif

      • Juls FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Blam Bitches

        1 year ago

        Oh wow um thanks. You didn't need to do that. It only expired b/c my pay pal was out of date. But thank you so much!

    • Npriorprior

      1 year ago

      I didn't read rule number one! Sorry smiley2.gif

    • Ethan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Graphic Designer

      1 year ago

      whens the next time ya'll will be in NYC? I want to take you and your other half out boozing.

    • Cheshire_Cat FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Happy Birthday lady!! Sorry I missed it by a day :(

    • otter_be FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Butts Forum Moderator

      2 years ago

      Happy Birthday! I hope it's filled with cake and sunshine!

    • niriall FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold THE META

      2 years ago

      Something about you popped out of Virginia some 27 years ago today? Something like that?
      I guess I hope you have a good day. smiley8.gif

    • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

      2 years ago

      Something something something Dark Side. Something something Birthday. Underwear.

    • Kiyoshi

      2 years ago

      Hey. Happy Birthday twin! Hope you have an amazing day! smiley12.gif

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      2 years ago

      Happy Birthday Bitch!

    • LoZelda FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX PA Team Lead

      2 years ago

      Happy Birthday you crazy lady you. It was awesome meeting you at RTX this year smiley0.gif

      • Juls FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Blam Bitches

        2 years ago

        Thank you dear, I really enjoyed meeting you as well. I think you're an awesome part of the RT community.

    • Zack FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Zatch

      2 years ago

      i think you gave me my 10th "Fantastic" for streetpassing. huzzah!

    • steph

      2 years ago

      I just happened to notice that your Friends-Only journal made top posts, and I could read it even though we're not friends. Maybe you/other people know about this but I figured I would mention to you in case whatever you wrote is sensitive/personal.

    • James FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold NWETS

      2 years ago

      Hey guuuuuuuurl. Y'know what I think? I think MySpace Mondays should be a thing again. That way I have an excuse to post selfies and not feel so bad about it.

      Also I miss you. smiley12.gif

      • Juls FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Blam Bitches

        2 years ago

        Now that crazy October is over we could make it a thing. Maybe this time everyone just post a photo on theme.

    • Dame

      3 years ago

      Juls! I hope you have been having a wonderful birthday! take care {{hugs}} smiley12.gif

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      3 years ago

      Happy dongday, I didn't get you shit.

      • Juls FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Blam Bitches

        3 years ago

        Well thank god, someone already got me a bag of poo so I wouldn't know what to do with another one.

    • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Happy birthday!

    • EmmaLead FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold FeaturedUser World Champ

      3 years ago

      I hear it is your birthday.
      I hope you have an extra wonderful day.

    • bdoomed No idea

      3 years ago

      Happy Yulz Tide! :)

    • gregory FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold time for a story

      3 years ago

      I know you only posted that journal so you could get extra birthday wishes.



      And it worked.



      Happy birhtday, my dear!

    • MaryFairy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Barely here...

      3 years ago

      Happy Birthday!! smiley0.gif

    • kriss FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold PA Lead Guardian

      3 years ago

      Yaaaaaaay happy birthday!!!

    • Dopp FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold ROLL TIDE

      3 years ago

      Happy birthday!!! smiley12.gif

    • Sibwarra208 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DovahTubs

      3 years ago

      Honestly, I think you should track Jabari down and see if he has an xbox.
      IMAGINE IF WE COULD LEARN TO CLUTCH TE BROOM FIRST HAND?

    • Phil

      3 years ago

      Hey, sorry for popping into your xbl party earlier. I thought I should introduce myself properly. I'm Phil! I help plan stuff for the RTMN group with Newbs. That's also how I know Laurin. Anyways, sorry for bugging you. Hope we can actually play something together soon. Cheers! smiley13.gif

    • john FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Quarlton Tanks

      3 years ago

      So remember that time way back in March amongst the snowy streets of Boston when I took a group photo of you, @steven, @schraver, @lamchopz ? Well I finally got the filmed scanned. Its not perfect but with film and a tilt shift lens, you get what you get.

      9585958159_c9f2edc815_o.jpg

      p.s. massive size

      • Schraver FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Party Hard

        3 years ago

        Oh man... That came out pretty awesome! smiley9.gif

      • Juls FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Blam Bitches

        3 years ago

        Loves!

      • Lammy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        This is amazing!!

    • MaryFairy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Barely here...

      3 years ago

      So...may I send you a friend request? It was so great meeting you, and Im sorry that we never bumped into each other again!

      • Juls FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Blam Bitches

        3 years ago

        Of course. Man I can't believe we aren't already friends. I just assumed we are.

    • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

      3 years ago

      Juls, you're clearly not angry enough. Here, let me help you with that. (sourced from @ChipperHalf in a thread)

      • ChipperHalf

        3 years ago

        It's so damn frustrating.

      • Juls FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Blam Bitches

        3 years ago

        Yup, I wasn't angry enough. But now I am. Sigh this is soul wearying.

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        3 years ago

        I'm introducing you to new friends based on mutual hatred, Chipper! Isn't it exciting!

      • ChipperHalf

        3 years ago

        We can share in our fury.

    • Karl FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      I've seen you around on RS and around the Meet and Great thread and I just want to say that I love everything I have seen you write so far because unlike some people you speak from the heart and mind at the same time and that is a very rare thing, to be passionate about a topic while talking from both sides of it.

      Hope to see you at RTX

      • Juls FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Blam Bitches

        3 years ago

        Thank you. I try to be honest (but not mean about it unless the situation calls for it). I'll be at RTX. If you find Steven you find me. Though if you find Newbs, Lam, Schraver or Mike, you also find me. I look forward to meeting you.

    • RoadBlock FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DONGS

      3 years ago

      Poutine thread - roosterteeth.com/forum/viewTopic.php?id=221461...

      • RoadBlock FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DONGS

        3 years ago

        Try it now.

      • Juls FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Blam Bitches

        3 years ago

        I'm not allowed in.

    • Maryland77

      3 years ago

      my god

      you like miss marple

      I didn't think anyone in my generation besides me loved her much less knew who she was! You have given me hope for my generation! XD

    • Blue_Team FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold VGHS

      3 years ago

      Sup Juls, I don't think I've talked to ya much since RvBTO. I've been reading your journals, but I want to hear how you're doing in life?

    • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

      3 years ago

      Dunno if you've seen this or not, but I thought of you when I read it, and I'm predicting rage will ensue, as it should.

      • Juls FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Blam Bitches

        3 years ago

        Wow that was really well written.I am glad she has decided to stand up for herself and others.

        Reading it I felt quite a few things. I didn't feel surprised, which sucks. But I felt sad. The comment that journalist made goes a lot deeper than just discussing these women's sex lives on camera. It implies that they think they are better than the community that they so wish to be a part of. It also says mean things about the male con-goers. How can you stand up and say it's not okay to make fun or me, or my male peers like that without having it thrown back in your face with a "you want to sleep with these dudes obviously" comment?

        I was also glad that Mike and Jerry don't put up with that kind of shit. Truthfully, knowing that makes me feel safe at PAX East. Not that I don't think those kinds of situations won't happen, just that I know if they do, someone has my back.

        It also reminded of why I don't cosplay. First it seems like a huge hassle. But second, I know I wouldn't feel 100% safe if I was on my own and that is sad.

    • Philmnator FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      I just noticed that you're from NC like me! I'd say "go us" but most young folk I know are trying to move outta here xP

    • OboeCrazy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Freelancer

      3 years ago

      This site is more awesome with you around!

    • Patrick FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Nerf Herder

      3 years ago

      Just curious. What is you current mile time running?

    • MaryFairy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Barely here...

      3 years ago

      Hey, I just wanted to say, I enjoy your journals and your straight-forwardness. It's refreshing to see some people still have the guts to speak their minds.

    • Newbs FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Forum Mod

      3 years ago

      We totally need to get Roadblock in on the next RTAC contest/goals. Either that or do that pushup thing as well.

      • Juls FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Blam Bitches

        3 years ago

        I actually sent him a message earlier today about that. I was thinking we could skype chat about it. I have really liked all of the responses that have been given to that journal entry. They will help give the group a clear focus as to what people want to work on and try.

    • Lumenoxo

      3 years ago

      You're awesome

    • PhantomSheep FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      I am granting you the honour of being my first RT friend that isn't a Dunkelman or a Dunkelman in disguise. Congratulations.

    • theiviaster

      3 years ago

      Congrats featured user!
      I lost count on the number of times you've been one :p

      • theiviaster

        3 years ago

        0.0 no kidding

      • Juls FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Blam Bitches

        3 years ago

        This would be the first.

    • Locken

      3 years ago

      Hey Juls, you've just been FU-ed!
      Happy FU Day! smiley13.gif

    • LepraSaun

      3 years ago

      Happy FU Day Julz! :D smiley12.gif

    • Nevada

      3 years ago

      Happy FU day, Juls! Now you can't be jealous of Steven.

    • edwin

      3 years ago

      Happy FU day!

    • Bellzebob

      3 years ago

      Congrats on being Featured User!

    • Erkan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Take It Easy.... bitches

      3 years ago

      Happy FU Day!!!

    • Cuxim

      3 years ago

      FU!

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