HelloApril Not Kakarot

27 years old
Female
from SoCal

  • Activity

    • Trying to help from Cali!

      2 years ago

      HelloApril

      Ran across this story here http://m.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Reward-offered-in-search-for-missing-elderly-S-A-10642116.php

      (Sorry, I'm on mobile and can't recall how to create a link)


      Figured I can at least post it in the only place I can get as close to Texas as possible, so I finally signed in here after quite some absence. 

      This community, I've seen it do wonders. Hopefully we can be of some help with this.

      Here's a facebook link to their page the family made

      https://www.facebook.com/MariaJesusLlamasMissing/


      Thank you guys for even a repost or spreading any word around! I just felt I had to at least try. 

    • Extra Life

      3 years ago

      HelloApril

      Hey, everyone! I know RT's stream/account is getting pretty much most of the attention on here for Extra Life, but something in me lately has really been itching to set up some sort of account and help raise money for something just far greater than myself.

      My attempt for Operation Supply Drop was a bit of a fail, but I'm hoping to get at least a bit in donations for Extra Life.

      This year I helped out and even went in on a day off from work when we were taking donations for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals back in May. I baked some stuff and drew on the logo to sell at our little booth and helped with face painting. It honestly felt pretty darn good. (:


      Here's a link to my Twitch account if you're feeling particularly bored and would like to watch me fail at gaming, or a link directly to my Extra Life donations page.


      Thank you in advance! You guys know even a dollar counts.

      Love, April.

    • So I made another thing...

      3 years ago

      HelloApril

      First time adding some percussion and stuff. I was mostly just excited to put it out, so it's not that great in that aspect. Hah. Either way, enjoy!


    • 3 years ago

      HelloApril
    • 3 years ago

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    • Uhmmm....

      3 years ago

      HelloApril

      Just stopping by to see what's up, but the site has changed so much! I can't seem to figure it out. ):

      I'm just going to go crawl back into my cave.

    • Games, games, and more games!

      4 years ago

      HelloApril

      So with all these sales on Steam, who's in for some gaming? smiley12.gif

    • Anyone? Anyone?!

      4 years ago

      HelloApril

      Anyone out there still play their 360? I have some people on my friends list... Not sure if they've abandoned their post on 360 and permanently traded it for a One... Halp! smiley4.gif

    • 5 years ago

      HelloApril
    • So here's round two....

      5 years ago

      HelloApril

      I had already written a journal about this, but in the midst of crying and whatnot, I missed a button. And now I have to replace all of the text I had originally written. I guess now, though, I can write it with less sadness/tears/snot. That's good, no?

      I guess to sum it all up again.... It's going to be the anniversary of my grandmother's death this weekend. The day before will be my aunt's baby shower. It's pretty weird. I mean, we're celebrating a life coming in the day before the anniversary of a life that left us.
      I suppose I'm mostly afraid for the anniversary on Sunday. I'm afraid to cry more, even more so than I'm doing now, writing this and writing the draft before this that I accidentally deleted.
      It's strange for me to think that this new baby won't ever get to even meet her. It's strange for me to think that all of my baby cousins there that did meet her, won't really remember her. And the ones that might, won't remember her much past her picture that now hangs in the living room.


      Either way...I guess I'll just repost the message I wrote to her in this journal entry I posted...

      And just... it hurts so much to go to your home and not see you in every place I had grown used to seeing you in the past 21 years...


      July 4th, 2013 was the last time I got to see you and touch you. I didn't know it was going to be the last, but at least after a long absence, I finally had the chance to stop by, even if for a day.
      I will forever miss those summers growing up as a kid when you welcomed me to stay during school vacations. Those were the best and most fun times of my life. Thank you for putting up with all of our shenanigans, for taking care of me when I got sick, and for giving me so much love.
      I couldn't say goodbye to you in person or tell you how much I love you, but that's okay. You're getting to rest, and you're no longer in pain.
      I can't even begin to imagine the rest of my life without you, and I also can't imagine what it would have been without you. I'm so grateful to have had you with us for as long as we did.

      I love you.

      Rest in peace, grandma (aka Mama Chelo ♥). You will always be in my heart.

      - Vanessa

  • Comments (218)

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

      5 years ago

      starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Clone_trooper

    • niall Bleep Bloop

      5 years ago

      "Sneezing is nice" - 1704 29/07/2014

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

      7 years ago

      steamcommunity.com/groups/SRoosterTeeth

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

      7 years ago

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkGKv7i8yV4&featu...

    • X0DragonRage0X Double Goldfinger

      7 years ago

      juice and toast?! sign me up!

    • BeardOfZeus

      7 years ago

      I am in a similar boat, I know I am not going to pass all my classes, or even half of them.

      That's interesting working at all 3, I would guess Subway since you mentioned it first, but in all honesty I have no clue haha

    • BeardOfZeus

      7 years ago

      Interesting and not the usual classes? Sounds... Fun? haha Well I hope you get through them with flying colors, given of course that you haven't slacked off to much!
      Hope work is going swell also, and another thing where do you work?

    • BeardOfZeus

      7 years ago

      Hello my friend! I have been quite well as of late, it may have to do with the fact that the past 3 weekends have been filled with my friends birthday parties! haha but besides buying my buddies some drinks I have been working alot along with slacking off when it comes to school! How have you been and what have you been up to lately?

    • BeardOfZeus

      7 years ago

      Haha what did I do?

    • BeardOfZeus

      7 years ago

      Of course I will, but be warned, if I do very well that same round, it will inflate my ego and I may bring it up at a later point in time and claim that I am better, regardless of how rare an instance that was. :P

    • BeardOfZeus

      7 years ago

      We shall have to play again sometime.
      I may not be as good as you, but I promise not to get last!

    • BeardOfZeus

      7 years ago

      It was fun playing swat with you last night! Although I am slightly jealous that you did better than me most games lol

    • IAmSuperMoose

      7 years ago

      Awesome! Well I'm finally off. I need my bed! Maybe we can play tomorrow!

    • IAmSuperMoose

      7 years ago

      Nice! I was gonna say that! :P We should play together sometime soon!

    • IAmSuperMoose

      7 years ago

      Awesome! :D My GT is IAmSuperMoose just so you know it's me. I will add you right now!

    • IAmSuperMoose

      7 years ago

      Yea. Reach. I die a ton in multiplayer but I might try it when I get better. Dude! You should add me on live! smiley1.gif

    • IAmSuperMoose

      7 years ago

      I'm tried out my first Halo game today. I just did the campaign and I didn't die! I think it was a success! smiley6.gif

      Post edited 1/17/12 11:31PM

    • IAmSuperMoose

      7 years ago

      Same here. I am usually watching something on Netflix while I'm reading. Then Reading makes me tired so I never get around to playing a game. You play on xbox?

    • IAmSuperMoose

      7 years ago

      Sounds like me. School. Home. HIMYM. Work. Games. The story of my life. smiley1.gif

    • IAmSuperMoose

      7 years ago

      The show is legen -wait for it- dary! smiley6.gif

    • IAmSuperMoose

      7 years ago

      Ah no way! I'm watching HIMYM too! It's amazing! I think I'm on season 4 also!

    • IAmSuperMoose

      7 years ago

      Hey. Nothing much going on. Just going back to school. You?

    • drache17

      7 years ago

      Have to speak my mind.

    • drache17

      7 years ago

      Hey there gorgeous.

    • Kiyoshi

      7 years ago

      Yay! New friend! 100th friend! Now I'll forever remember you! Haha. Also, yay for another californian!

    • Echelea67

      7 years ago

      Mind if I add you as a friend? smiley0.gif It's nice to meet another girl on here, let alone one who's awesome and nice. smiley1.gif

      I may go to RTX this coming year as well, most of my best friends I met on here so I know it'll be easy for you to do the same.

    • Echelea67

      7 years ago

      I understand that. I was a month too late visiting friends to make RTX in Texas...it was sad smiley2.gif
      But I'm trying to go to PAX in Boston this coming year, and definitely RTPhilly.

    • Echelea67

      7 years ago

      That's a shame...the cons are so much fun! I'd totally go to one with you.
      Though I always handmake my outfits, so you'd have to tell me what you'd want to go as ahead of time smiley8.gif

    • Echelea67

      7 years ago

      Do you like cosplay? smiley0.gif

    • Echelea67

      7 years ago

      Thanks for the comments! smiley6.gif
      I don't know whether to do the Courtesan costume, or to do Lady from Devil May Cry 4...or maybe even Chun-Li. So many choices...

    • IAmSuperMoose

      7 years ago

      Wooo! Another Ventura county fan! :D Im gonna add you now! smiley0.gif I'm Ashley by the way.

    • Suto_Griff

      7 years ago

      I'm a bad friend cuz I take forever to respond... smiley2.gif

      The independence of your own spot will be awesome, so hopefully you'll get it sooner rather than later.

      Last weekend was cool, I got to hang with amigos and commiserate on life. Twas entertaining fo sho. This past weekend I got to see a great friend act in a play that was just amazing. I didn't get out much though, so next weekend I'll have to work on that. I've just been working too much and I don't really feel motivated right now to be getting up and out.

      You and him should just let things happen naturally otherwise you'll end up getting annoyed and possibly hurting one another. That'd blow, cuz you don't want to end on bad terms.

      I've dyed my whole head before, it's been pretty entertaining.

    • Suto_Griff

      7 years ago

      Yeah, the more roomies you get the easier it'll be on bills. It'll certainly be more confusing come bill time, but it'll mean y'all pay less. Just make sure you know the people you're moving in with fairly well or that you're not going to be there that long. If you're only going to be there for 6 months then it shouldn't be too bad if your roomies turn out to be crap. Not that I'm trying to discourage you, living on your own is AWESOME!!!

      Always fun when people come to visit!

      It's probably best not to be talking with him for a few days. Let things cool down and see where your friendship leads you. As for online dating... it's different for everybody.

      As for long distance relationships, it's not something you enter into lightly. I dated my gf for a few years before she left for college and lived 12 hours away from me. Even before that we had a few issues in the relationship, but when she lived far away they were pretty much blown wide open and it made the relationship much more stressful. Just make sure the next person you date is a whole lot closer to you geographically.

      I'll let you know when I pick up the book, I've already got a few in my queue to read before I get to yours.

      I've dyed my hair twice in my life. The first time it was teal, which I think is kind of funny that that's the color you choose to dye your hair. It faded to green, then yellow cuz I had to bleach my hair before I dyed it. The 2nd time I dyed my hair was purple. That faded pretty quickly, but it was fun, for a time. Don't think I'll be doing that again for quite some time.

    • Suto_Griff

      7 years ago

      "It's tough out there." Preaching to the choir. Hopefully you can move in with some friends when the time comes.

      That's good that y'all still talk, how'd you guys meet up in the first place? Also, maybe your next relationship won't be so long distance. I can say from experience being in a long distance relationship isn't any fun.

      I'll see if I can pick up your book and let you know how I like it.

      Pi is amazing. Fo realz! And Eternal Sunshine is an amazing movie as well. Seriously, just a great film.

      I could've sworn it was Yellow

      Well, next Halloween you make sure you get your homies to go out and have some fun.

    • Suto_Griff

      7 years ago

      Yeah, having extra cash on hand is always nice. Gotta love earning money after workin' hard and stuff. Just make sure it's a job that you like to do as opposed to a job that sucks. Cuz there's PLENTY of those 'round. Would you get roomies or just find a spot on your own?

      Yea, chicks are crazy. You should know! smiley8.gif
      Who broke up with whom? And why?

      My favorite book is Cryptonomicon. It's basically a book set in two different time periods but all ties up in the end. Pretty awesome if you love history as well as a good story. What's yours?

      Yeah, Aronofsky's films are really amazing and you can't deny the guy has a good eye for cinematography. So what's the other fav?

      I was gonna guess BLUE

      Well what the hell happened to your friends this year, did they just ditch you or something?!

      What's your bro doing in Guatemala?

    • Suto_Griff

      7 years ago

      I've worked a whole bunch because they've either been one day jobs or, in the case of a few jobs, they've hired me then realized that I wasn't the one they were looking for. Which TOTALLY blows because there were a few jobs that I would've loved to keep, I'm just sad that I wasn't who they were looking for. I was working for the YMCA, Yahoo and SONY at one point but nobody has any love for me... Plus, at the moment, I'm working 3 part time jobs to cover my bills. I really need to find one job to cover everything, that would be really nice. Sadly there doesn't seem to be anything like that for me out there. Yet... Though I am working at this Rock Climbing Gym that's pretty sweet. I get to climb and talk about rock climbing and stuff. Pretty awesome.

      Women... Where to begin on this one. It's funny because I always think it's them who have the problem. But, obviously, it takes two to tango and I am not perfect. Far from it, in fact. But it sucks when you're trying to date somebody you're really in to who doesn't seem to have any clue as to what she really wants. I met this chick at the YMCA, she was dating somebody at the time, but after she broke it off she and I got into it a little bit. But then she pulled away without really giving me anything to work with, and then continued to mess with me for the duration of our friendship. Which met an abrupt end last week when she started flipping out over me and her applying for the same job. You would think that a friend would be supportive to another friend in the same position just trying to make ends meet. But, apparently, that is not the case. I'm not saying that was the only thing on her mind, but when I told her I got the job she flipped out and decided that was where we were to part ways. Even just being friends we couldn't be supportive of one another so it'll be nice to just walk away and not have to worry about it. I am disappointed about how it ended, I wish there was something I could've done to make things work out, but I think we're just destined to be walking in different directions.

      There were other women that I was trying to date, but none of them seemed that interesting to me. Either they just didn't have similar interests, or they weren't as exciting as I thought they could have been... Oh well, such is life. There's plenty of fish in the sea and I'm out to find the one for me!

      I started out with Machine Man by Max Barry. AMAZING book, super fast read, and really intense in such a good way that it gets you to think about the subject matter very intensely. I couldn't get that book out of my head, it was just SO good! Then I read The Hunger Games, fun quick read. I recommend that book to anybody because it's a fun, fast read that you don't want to put down. Lastly I read Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. This is a book I've been meaning to read for quite some time and then when a friend bought it for me I had no excuse BUT to read it. Also a fast read, but much more humorous than the last two. I'm actually working on The Fountain by Ayn Rand now. This one's a thick book, so I expect to be reading it for a bit. But I'm proud of myself for getting through a few books that I've really enjoyed as well. It's nice to know that I can actually pick one up and get through 'em.

      On actual Halloween I was working. We passed out candy to the little kids that came by the store and it was pretty cute to see them all dressed up. My co-worker dressed up as a Zombie Groom, I did not dress up. Over the weekend I went to a few parties dressed up with a shirt that said "GO CEILINGS!!!" on it. I was a Ceiling Fan. smiley8.gif Yea, I got a lot of laughs.

      I think it's fun to dress up and act differently every once and a while. Gotta get creative, right? Next year you should try and do something. And then every year after that keep trying, it's always fun to be something else for a little bit.

    • Suto_Griff

      7 years ago

      Hola April, things have been quite entertaining. I could go into uber detail but I'll give you the sparks notes version:

      1) Have worked 6 different jobs since the end of August, not because I wanted too...

      2) The women have been driving me up the wall lately.

      3) I've read 3 books in 3 weeks, a world record for somebody like me.

      Other than that, things are good. I had a pretty cool costume for Halloween, how about you? You have fun, collect a lot of candy?

    • Luigi_Flore

      7 years ago

      hey April! remember you telling me i need to play Portal 1? well i finally got to play it on the pc because on steam, they have it for free, yes full game! :D, you like playing games on the pc or mac because it's free for the mac also you better go get it before september 20 cause then it will be about 20 dollars i think lol store.steampowered.com/app/400/ there is the link in case you wanted it :P

    • ShadowDrizzt

      7 years ago

      Ah cool cool :3 Any idea what genre?

    • ShadowDrizzt

      7 years ago

      Oh nice smiley0.gif Film classes are fun. Marine bio sounds awesome too, I have always had an interest in ocean life and stuff. Is that the kind of field you want to get into after school?

    • ShadowDrizzt

      8 years ago

      Breaks are good, but not making money is bad smiley4.gif But I'll be starting back up soon.

      Oh cool beans :3 What classes do you have?

    • ShadowDrizzt

      8 years ago

      Oh :3 Yeah I was all work work work there for a while. I'm pretty good, enjoying a break right now. What about you?

    • ShadowDrizzt

      8 years ago

      xD what do you mean?

    • Rotnac

      8 years ago

      i haz ur shirts. :p i shall mail em to you soontimes.

      you missed out on hello kitty flag capturing business! mhm.

    • Bleu_Ace

      8 years ago

      Yes he is.

    • SuburbanFire FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 3D Modeling

      8 years ago

      volunteer buddies!

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

      8 years ago

      WHAT? YOU'RE A VOLUNTEER TOO! SWEEEEETTT!!!!

    • Kiyoshi

      8 years ago

      RvBCA! Yay for Californians! I have no idea if I'm going to be able to try and make it to that event yet, but Oxnard would be on the way for myself and my friends (We're in/around Tulare, CA).

    • JappyHack

      8 years ago

      E3! That's awesome. I have always wanted to go.

    • Suto_Griff

      8 years ago

      Seriously, I could've sworn we already were. Oh well, glad that's fixed.

      And in reply to your journal comment - I really appreciate what you said. I'll certainly lean more on my friends next time the shit hits the fan. Just gotta make sure I don't let moments like that pass me by, I gotta live it up. Even if that means feeling the pain.

      But, seriously, thanks. It meant a lot to me.

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