romalee

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    • romalee

      10 years

      1 year ago

      I was in the midst of finals and didn't have time. But I have now been on this site for ten whole years, nearly 50% of my total time on earth. It's staggering how far I have come, and how far RVB has come. I've met a lot of cool people that are now close friends and had a few laughs a long the way.

      That being said, I am at a crossroads, I am officially done as a full time student, I have two classes to complete and will be working part time next semester. I am reevaluating my life because I am about to have a major shift, and I am still trying to figure out how Red vs Blue (this site) and how social media fits into it in general. I am friends with a lot of the people on my friends list on Facebook or in person so at this point, RVB feels redundant. Though, I have said I would leave the site multiple times and yet here I am talking about 10 years, so we'll see.

    • romalee

      Rapidly Approaching

      1 year ago

      Life seems to have flown by, in less than a month I will have been on this site for ten years, I am close to graduating college and will be somewhat of an 'adult' It's weird thinking about how far i've come, how far RT has come, and where we're all heading.

      I am glad to have been a part of it, and hopefully it can remain a part of my life for many years to come!

    • romalee

      RTX

      2 years ago

      I will be attending this year, if anyone on here wants to meet in person lets do it!

    • romalee

      Reevaluation

      2 years ago

      Sometimes you have to look back at goals that get lost, for one reason or another, and resurrect them

    • romalee

      Cakeday update

      2 years ago

      tomorrow is my 21st Birthday. It's kind of hard to believe. The first year I truly started to understand the significance of becoming older was when I turned 18, I was finally not a child anymore, college would be my time to prove this to myself, and to my friends and family. The second time, was when I turned 20, I was no longer a teenager. Based on average life expectancy, I have lived almost a quarter of my life, this put things into perspective and made me focus on the important things in life.

      Now, I am turning 21, while the number is fairly arbitrary, it still holds weight in that society now deems it acceptable for me to drink in public. This past year I have developed a plan for my life, with some easily attained goals, and some that will require a lot of work and dedication. I have been looking back on what I have learned so far, and I remember how this site has been a part of it for really as long as I can remember. I hope to share more and more as I venture forth, I realized that some of my best friends have come from this site, and I feel there are more people to meet and become friends with.

      So cheers mates, here's to another great year!

    • romalee

      That's not gone well........

      3 years ago

      So Engineering is over, after a second go at Calculus II, and a bit of personal searching. It's time to get off this clearly incompatible path. I Have a great appreciation for engineering and the feats of human ingenuity that come from it, but I guess I'm not meant to actually do it.

      I've decided to go into Information systems instead. I like computers and tinkering with their hardware, so it seems like a decent fit. GPA is standing at a 3.0 and I only lost a few hours of credits by switching, If I can manage A's for the majority of my classes, I could still graduate with honors, which would be very nice. Honestly, I cannot believe I've finished my second year of college, it still feels like I just graduated highschool.

      Oh how time flies.

    • romalee

      Mass Effect

      4 years ago

      Has replaced Halo on my favorite video games list.

      My Review of ME3:

      10/10 on everything.

      That is all.

    • romalee

      Destiny? Maybe.

      4 years ago

      As I was reading the new issue of Hot Rod last night. I glanced upon an advert for their yearly Power Tour, which is a long road trip along a large part of the U.S. On the way there are Drag Racing, Auto Cross, and other activities. But mostly its just a bunch of Muscle Car nuts driving around the country swapping stories and helping broken down cars.

      Starting in Michigan, my jaw instantly dropped to the floor when I noticed that the final destination of this years power tour was none other than: Arlington Texas. Destiny? quite possibly. I have been trying to decide what to do this summer, and this would be a perfect little vacation right at the beginning of it. It runs from June 2nd - June 9th. My hopes are to be able to get enough money to long haul it, which would mean driving to Michigan for the start and following it back home. I would get to see parts of the country I never have (only been to 5 other states in my lifetime and never in the north central zone) And it would just be an amazing road trip experience.

      Must make this happen!

    • romalee

      One problem fixed, another problem added

      4 years ago

      There has been a persistent squeak coming from the front drivers suspension on the Tronino. After much inspection, I determined it was the upper A arm that needed some greasing, So I jacked it up, pulled off the wheel and starting lubing.

      I found that the forward mounting bolt was way to tight, and was binding under actuation. So after loosening it and greasing the forward mount, I moved to the back. The back mount (I use front and back meaning the forward most mount, towards the headlights, as front and back as towards the driver) was adequately tightened, but when I went to grease it. The effing Zert fitting broke off....

      Now, there is only one answer as to why this happened. The dillhole that installed the A arm over tightened the Zert insert in the mount, cracked it, and then just left it there.

      Fucking assholes. They demand way too damn much money to be making such fuckups. It almost makes me want to start my own shop that won't fuck people over with shitty work for exorbitant prices. I bet I would do great business.

    • romalee

      Have you ever.....

      4 years ago

      ...just taken a moment to look around and think "Just what the hell am I doing here"



      Sitting here listening to the rain, I just had this moment, and I have to ask. What the hell am i doing?

  • Comments (426)

    • monopoly_j Elevator's not worthy.

      1 year ago

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    • monopoly_j Elevator's not worthy.

      3 years ago

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    • kokopelli73

      4 years ago

      So, your racing stance, eh?

      • romalee

        4 years ago

        I drove Foehammer's TT last night. I got in and initially the seat was so close that I could not use the steering wheel because my arms are so long. So I had to get into "my racing stance" so I could steer and shift comfortably.

    • SnideT_BIRD

      4 years ago

      If you want cock factor on a Desert Eagle then shit just get the .50 cal, go all out.

      • romalee

        4 years ago

        Thats the thing though, the .50 is the cock of the group. The.44 and .357 are awesome shooting guns because the overall weight of the weapon is still high so the recoil is naturally reduced. But no one buys them because why not just get the .50?

    • monopoly_j Elevator's not worthy.

      4 years ago

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      I just want to take this time to wish you a very Merry Christmas!

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      The Reason for the Season!

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    • SnideT_BIRD

      4 years ago

      daaaaaammit.... i know!!! i wanted to go but had a test and family pictures and stuff. so it was the bomb-digity?!?! fuck!

    • SnideT_BIRD

      4 years ago

      i will probably want to punch small kittens in calculus. i took precal in high school. wasnt too bad, but i guess im just getting more lazy as time goes on. so far, havent needed more than the basic algebra or trig.

    • maverickgtr

      4 years ago

      Crazy shit happens here when you're in Rowlett...

      Homeland Security was in front of our complex earlier today...

    • maverickgtr

      4 years ago

      I scored a 28. Jordan scored a 27.

    • SnideT_BIRD

      4 years ago

      Can't remember the GT of the chick, I'd have to check again.

    • maverickgtr

      4 years ago

      re-check the journal

    • burgundy

      4 years ago

      I never had the idea that they would be on time, but they haven't touched it yet, and they said it would be done tomorrow... its been there 2 months, untouched. Figured they would at least come close to having it done when i needed it. Now its looking like it will be end of the month, which just doesn't work since that gives me 10 days to finish it before school starts...

    • maverickgtr

      4 years ago

      Yup. I had two more apples and wanted a good tasty dessert. We have some left if you want some.

    • maverickgtr

      4 years ago

      Hulu+ is pretty cool. Depends on what you want to watch though. Somethings you can watch on Hulu+ are also available free on the show's website. We got a month's free trial so it's worth a shot.

    • maverickgtr

      5 years ago

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      The UC's connection kicks ass.

    • maverickgtr

      5 years ago

      I feel like I'm dying in my e-commerce class. And I have a group meeting after this class because we haven't done shit on our presentation.

    • Radius55 Site Admin

      5 years ago

      Well, right about now, I was originally planning to be announcing that tickets for RvB:TX were on sale. Unfortunately, that's not going to be the case. You might have heard that the RT staff has their own event planed for late May. We, the organizers of RvB:TX, don't feel it will be possible to compete with a larger and better organized event, so we're officially canceling our event.

      But all is not lost! We're keeping the group page for two reasons:

      1) RvB:TX will now be a hub for all RT fans in and around Texas. We'll keep people up to date on RT related events in and around Texas, from small meet ups to the RoosterTexas event the staff is planning. If you have not already done so, please watch the group to stay up to date on the news.

      2) We're planning a smaller get together in Austin this winter. It won't be as big as our original plans, but it'll still be a chance for fans to get together and have fun.

      For more details, please see the journal here.

    • maverickgtr

      5 years ago

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      That's probably why...

    • burgundy

      5 years ago

      I am going to talk to the rents tomorrow, see if they will help me til I find a job. I have an interview for the new Kohls store soon, and once I get on there, I will be good. Unemployment would pay it though, too. So I might apply for a loan. It would put me in a tight financial situation, especially with school, but I can't pass this up. He has had people offer him $50k, but the guys check bounced. The car is WORTH $30k. If I had to sell it, i could make money on it. Its just an irresistible deal. I just spent half an hour talking to him, hes such a cool guy. Definitely my favorite customer by far.

    • monopoly_j Elevator's not worthy.

      5 years ago

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    • Robotrek

      5 years ago

      Hey, did you hear already about tonights Monday night lunar eclipse, it is supposed to be a full eclipse of the moon, I am not totally sure when it is supposed to be visible for all of us here in the central time zone, but I think it is supposed to begin around 11pm "approx" first the moon will turn sort of orange and then go black, and it will be a long time before it comes back out again, it will be cool.

      info about the eclipse can eb read here...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/December_2010_lunar_eclipse

    • burgundy

      5 years ago

      Cocaine is in fact, a hell of a drug.

      Not that I would know, but I know a guy who knows...

    • haloguru2552

      5 years ago

      Fuck I dunno. I didn't expect it to be that bad.

    • maverickgtr

      5 years ago

      Sounds good dude bra. I'm making the chicken tortilla soup today and my mom's gonna chill at our new apartment and make sure it gets heated up ok and so we can just leave the door open.

    • burgundy

      5 years ago

      Haha, yeah... just freaking out cuz this is my first date since I was going out with Jackie in July...

    • SnideT_BIRD

      5 years ago

      hm, i dunno if you really do. but still, thanks.

    • Radius55 Site Admin

      5 years ago

      Friendly Neighborhood RvB:TX Admin here! Just a few updates on the group today:
      1) We officially have 200 members! Sweet! You Guys Rock!

      2) We'd really appreciate it if everyone watches the group and checks the forum every few weeks or so. We post polls and messages on the group and we need YOUR input to make sure that this RvB:TX will be the best yet smiley0.gif . If you already watch the group, thanks a ton! If not, go here and click the watch button. There are also polls concerning likelihood of attendance and optimum ticket price in the group forum.

      3) The event is being tentatively scheduled for next March. Hope to see you there!

      4) We could really use the help of a Web Designer. if you or someone you know could help us get even a bare bones site running, it would be greatly appreciated. However, please note that this will be an act of volunteerism on your part. We'd love to pay you, but we just don't have the money. But isn't being able to say that you designed a site in order to celebrate the greatest Machinima series ever reward enough? If you are still interested, please contact myself, or one of the other group admins.

      5) Keep active in the group. The planning staff is constantly looking for cool ideas for events, and they are the best spot to get yours out there.

      That's all folks! Keep your eyes glued to the screen for further updates.

    • haloguru2552

      5 years ago

      How much is it? What exactly is the state of it? Could it be driven home?

    • SnideT_BIRD

      5 years ago

      human sexuality is the class

    • maverickgtr

      5 years ago

      That would've come in handy this morning when we were at the bookstore and I looked at A-Hall and went "well fuck, he's not online." I take it that's your cell number? And do you get texts?

      Haha

      Also, the last four digits of your phone number are the last four digits of Jordan's UTA ID number. I lol'd a little.

      Side note, I'm deleting that comment so your number's just not floating out there.

    • maverickgtr

      5 years ago

      For sure. You gonna have a car out here?

    • maverickgtr

      5 years ago

      In fact I will. Jordan's still out of town and idk how often he'll check his rvb if you messaged him too. He gets back Tuesday morning.

    • maverickgtr

      5 years ago

      They are free standing twin extra long and you can adjust the height. A chest of drawers and desk are included in the room though. There's also a mini fridge in the living room if you got the suite and it's just in your room if you got the double. And there's a bookshelf and closet. If you put the bed all the way up you can fit the chest of drawers under your bed but you have to crawl up the bed to get into it. Or super jump. The front desk has rubber malets for taking them apart and they can tell you how but make sure your parents or roommate is there because you'll need help [it's a bitch]. Also, don't forget your card and always carry your card on you. To get to do your dorm room you'll need to scan it twice then once at the door and then you'll need to put in your pin number. They'll tell you how to get your pin on move in day. The bookstore sells these really cool lanyard and ID holders that hold just one side of your card so you can scan it without having to take it out of the holder/lanyard. I think I still have mine from my dorm days if you want it.

      Post edited 8/10/10 1:35AM

    • gravemynd

      5 years ago

      That is true, I'm actually going to try playing SC2 on my current computer (about 4 years old), after I get windows 7, if it meets the minimum requirements. I mean, even on minimum it should be about where WC3 is, which is what I'm used to playing for my custom-map RTS joys.

    • gravemynd

      5 years ago

      Omfg dude, I love you for your post on Bens journal... hadn't noticed the wedding ring thing at all

    • maverickgtr

      5 years ago

      You make me feel old.

      Jerk.

      It's basically just a dungeon crawler with a badass story. It was just one of the first really good ones with "good" graphics [for the time they were fandamntastical]. Diablo II just improved it by a vast amount and was totally kickass. I've been keeping up with updates on Diablo III and so far it seems just as sweet.

    • maverickgtr

      5 years ago

      The new special event's center is going to be a little further down. It's next to Lipscomb Hall across from KC Hall. Idk what it looked like at Orientation, but right now it's just a giant hole in the ground.

    • maverickgtr

      5 years ago

      Yup I'm in an off campus condo. A-Hall is where I started my days at UTA though. I liked it. They close the circle that leads up to dorms for move in. They also have the A-Hall parking lot torn up right now so Idk where you're going to park... or where I'm going to park when school starts back up because they tore up the lot I normally park in...

    • maverickgtr

      5 years ago

      That would be much appreciated! After keeping him yesterday, he's definitely not an outside kitty, so i felt terrible letting him go last night. And then he just followed us back home anyway. haha

    • maverickgtr

      5 years ago

      I'm unsure of your pet affiliations or allergies BUT I have a kitten that needs a home... I can't keep him, Kaiya just tries to eat him. I wish I could keep him but I can't and I don't really want to just take him to a shelter whether it's a no kill shelter or not. He's the sweetest little thing and if you would like a kitten he's yours. I'll be in the Garland area this weekend too so you wouldn't even have to drive back out to Arlington! Let me know either way please! Thank you for your consideration!

    • haloguru2552

      5 years ago

      Definitely a project for the down the road then. Just like new axles for the Jeep that I want really badly.

    • haloguru2552

      5 years ago

      Yeah that's exactly how the Jeep is...

      You should look into some performance suspension and steering parts.

    • maverickgtr

      5 years ago

      Everyone has to take that one. I'm fairly certain that's the super easy one. I think the MAT is the basic math one. The Accuplacer I think is the one with some precalculus on it. Either way, the algebra and precal classes are fucking easy at UTA. But the calculus classes, it's like they expect you to already know calculus. Everyone I know that goes to UTA recommends that if you have to take Calculus like for engineering degrees you take it at DCCCD or TCC. And besides, if you're really that bad at math, Melissa, Jordan and I can all help you with it.

    • Radius55 Site Admin

      5 years ago

      Hey, I found you using the site member search feature and wanted to let you know about a RvB:TX, a group that is planning a RvB festival in Austin in the near future. Our group already has over 150 members, including Gus, and we're very active. If you are interested in volunteering, giving suggestions, attending, or just RvB in general, please check out our group page here. Also, feel free to check out our dedicated website (When it's up. We're down right now) and Twitter account.

      And make sure to send this to any friends who might be interested!

    • haloguru2552

      5 years ago

      Fucking old cars.

      That's exactly the way my truck is.

    • maverickgtr

      6 years ago

      Here's the on campus housing website. The application link is at the bottom. It also has pictures and descriptions of all the dorms and on campus apartments. Here's a list of rates for the dorms. Arlington Hall and KC Hall are probably the best choices, simply because you have the option of getting your own room and they're the newest and least cramped.

    • maverickgtr

      6 years ago

      I can log in fine... they sent you the netID and default password in an email? your netID should just be your three initials or an x for your middle initial if you didn't provide one, and then the last four digits of your ID number. the password is just a bunch of random letters and numbers with random capitalization. MyMav is finicky sometimes and today is the first day for non-freshman and non-transfers to register for the summer and fall semesters, so it might be busy or the servers crashed... again.

    • maverickgtr

      6 years ago

      I loved it. I had a terrible terrible third roommate the first few months, but once me and Melissa got her out of our dorm [she eventually got kicked out of UTA altogether] and we got a different third roommate, it was awesome. I wouldn't trade it for anything. And if you're gonna stay in a dorm, definitely try for Arlington Hall. It's on the pricey side, but that's because it's the second newest dorm on campus, you get your own room and share a living room, bathroom, and shower with two other people, and you have to have a meal plan with the cafeteria and plaza to live there. But it's totally worth it. KC Hall is also very nice, but it feels like a hotel, where A-Hall feels more like home. You get your own room and have to have a meal plan like A-Hall.

    • maverickgtr

      6 years ago

      Lol the meningitis shot wasn't that bad. And I didn't even die! There are some right down the street from a couple dorms and within biking distance of UTA, I think they're called Johnson Creek. It's fairly regulated like a dorm, but it's "off" campus. And you'll need to find roommates for that though. Those are probably going to be your best bet.... There are a few more complexes right around there, but you can smell the lead in the old paint, and they've been tearing down all the similar apartments to put up parking lots since they started tearing up parking lots to put special events centers and other things.

    • romalee

      6 years ago

      Maybe, my mom really does not want me getting that Meningitis shot, so i may be getting an apartment.

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