Kellyrenea

Female
from Austin, TX

    • Kellyrenea

      1 month ago

      In my investigation of trying to stop getting annoying notifications of every move my watchlist makes (in the top corner). I accidentally unsubscribe from everyone. I tried to go and follow everyone again.. .but that function didn't seem to work because users I follow still seems to be empty.

      So everyone just lost a follower until I figure it out. hahahah.

    • Kellyrenea

      MODS

      1 month ago

      MODS ARE BACK OMG I MISSED YOU SO MUCH.

      You are finally +1 Cool again RT.

    • Kellyrenea

      So here we go...

      1 month ago

      Posting a journal via my phone because I am just lazy enough that I can not fathom walking into the other room...

      RTX is next month! I am not attending because I've committed to too many conventions this year and the ticket prices just didnt work for me.

      BUT the awesome @leprasaun and lovely Ashleigh (idk her rt name) will be staying with us and hopefully be keeping us updated on all the community meetups. I hope to see some of you soon!

      Life has been pretty hectic and crazy. My dad just started his second round of chemo. He is still active and all in all has pretty good quality of life. I worry about him a lot and I am grateful for every chance I get to see him and my mom and I call them almost everyday to talk about nothing.

      I cannot remember if I have told people here at all but if I have I am sorry for the reruns. Ronnie and I are trying to have a baby. Which is not as easy for some of us. I've been through every test and am now taking fertility meds. Meanwhile, 3 of my friends got pregnant their first month trying. 2 are due next month. Nothing makes you feel more defective than your closest friends getting pregnant right away. But I'm learning to deal. I'm not sure that what I am doing now is going to work, but if it doesn't there are other things to try. It is just emotionally draining to have a fresh wave of disappointment every month.

      Ronnie's studio has a mobile game coming out and I think it is pretty good. Ronnie programmed a lot of the game play himself and all the play tests have been positive. My nephew loves it and begs Ronnie to let him play on his phone when we visit. I will share more details when I can but of course everything has to stay secret until they are about to release.

      Anyway. That is all from me. Hope everyone is doing well.

    • Kellyrenea

      6 months ago

      So sad to hear the news today. :(

    • Kellyrenea

      6 months ago

      Well, I was compelled to log on for other reasons (Monty, of course). But I've been meaning to come make an update anyway. So here it goes:

      Dad is still in chemo. (3 months left). He just had a CT Scan last week and so far he is responding to treatments. He has to get a colonoscopy in 3 month to see what real progress has been made. But so far that is where we are at. The bad news (to me) is that the doctor said colon cancer doesn't really go into remission.. so we are just kind of doing what we can while we can and staying hopeful. But knowing that this disease is likely to be what takes my dad, is kind of hard to face.

      Other than visiting him as much as possible we have been busy with a great many things. We are trying to get pregnant. Harder than my two already pregnant friends make it look. (they got pregnant their first month trying!) I've got an appointment already to talk to a doctor about some issues that I've known about since I was a teenager but are only relevant now that I am trying to get pregnant instead of trying not to get pregnant.

      I'm doing yoga at least once a week. Trying for twice a week but things have been so hectic. I really like going to class. The teacher at the place by my house is really helpful.

      We went to PAX South. Which was awesome. People recognized my cosplay character which was almost unexpected since Tales games aren't super popular here. The food was probably the lamest part of the convention. I didn't really expect much better but I'm use to A-Kon which has amazing food trucks in addition to the crappy food that I was hoping they my do something similar.

      I am taking an astronomy class through coursera.. for the second time actually.. I started last year but had to give up to plan the wedding. But I'm determined to finish this time. Unfortunately it is taking up most of my after work time. Which is pretty stressful.

      I will be 29 in March... I'm trying to think of something different to do. For some reason I feel like it being the last year of my 20s I should do something kind of special. I'm considering kidnapping Ronnie and making him stay at a B&B somewhere with me. We'll see. So far all my plans in my head seem lame.

      There have been many other little events but it's hard to keep track. Suffice it to say that I haven't been at home on the weekends for the better part of 5 months. Our poor cats are desperate for attention.

      Anyway, I hope you guys are doing well. And are less busy than I. I will be around Austin for RTX but have not decided if we will attend. The price the past few years has been steadily increasing. We'll see.

    • Kellyrenea

      update on the update on my dad.

      10 months ago

      He starts chemo next week. The doctor said they wouldn't try to remove it, even if it shrinks. I don't know exactly why but I guess maybe it's spread too much? I've read a lot about Stage IV and it seems like chemo is just to try to treat it. Curing it is not usually possible at this stage. At this point it seems like we are just trying to get more time.

      I'll be in Clifton a lot from now on I guess. I hope he handles the chemo ok and that the cancer responds to it.

      Thanks to everyone who is praying. I don't have much else to report.

    • Kellyrenea

      1 year ago

      So I guess it has been a while since I gave this site a proper update. Here is a bulleted list of things that have happened in the last 8 months.

      - We went on a small brewery tour for Valentine's day.

      Some friends of ours, who are also a couple, invited us to go on a brewery tour for Valentine's day. We went to Thirsty Planet and Jester King which are too local breweries (Microbreweries?) in South Austin. If you love good beer and are living in or ever visit Austin, I definitely recommend checking out Jester King. They have this great outdoor area to hang out and a Pizza restaurant (Stanley's Farmhouse Pizza I believe) on the same property. It was a lot of fun and Jester King makes my favorite beer ever, Atrial Rubicite.

      - Ronnie was let go from his job for the web development company in March

      We believe the cause was mostly political but the whole thing happened very quickly and unprofessionally. Ronnie just got a call one night that it wasn't "working out.' That was pretty much it.

      - Ronnie was invited back to the game studio he was working at previously.

      This happened less than 24 hours after being let go and was a really lucky break for us considering we only had a little over a month left before the wedding. They hired him back officially about 3 weeks later.

      - We had a wedding!

      Everything went as smoothly as it could have though I regret not getting more pictures of Ronnie and I being cute. After the reception all of our friends stayed and camped with us that night. It was a ton of fun and everyone thought it was a really fun way to celebrate.

      - We had a honeymoon!

      For our honeymoon we went to stay at a condo in Dillon, Colorado for a week. After 12 months of planning a wedding, I was super ready have a week to just relax. We went hiking, played board games, watched movies, and did as little as possible for a few days. We also went to the History and Science Museum in Denver and spent a night in Estes Park at the Stanley Hotel which is where Stephen King got his idea to write the Shining. And we watched The Shining.

      - We went to A-Kon

      This was our 5th year at A-Kon. Because of the wedding we weren't able to put time and effort in our cosplay so we went as Saki and Takizawa from Eden of the East. Almost no one could tell we were in costume. It was a lot of fun of course and passed by too quickly

      - We Volunteered at San Japan

      One of our friends is a volunteer head for San Japan and asked us to help him out this year in Hotel Ops. It wasn't as much work as I thought it would be. Mostly we sat watching anime and running errands here and there. It was extremely cold in the room we were in though. For some reason the hotel was not able to turn the air in the room off so it stayed around 67 all weekend.

      - We bought weekend passes for PAX South.

      I've always wanted to go to one and since PAX South is in San Antonio (in the same convention center San Japan is in) It seemed like a perfect time to go. Ronnie and I are excited. If you are going to be there, send me a message!

      And those are really all the major events. We are still busy almost every weekend doing this and that. Trying to catch up on chores or visiting this person or that person. I'm starting to feel pretty worn out. So, I hope this weekend will be relaxing.
      How Have you guys been?

    • Kellyrenea

      1 year ago

      There isn't a lot to say.

      Just that I am busy. Ronnie's new job is amazing. so far he is really enjoying it. The perks are unbelievable but I won't go on about it. We are both really happy with how things are going.

      My job is less exciting but my boss promised me a raise and a bonus this year and is giving me the time off I want for the Holidays and for the honeymoon.

      We are well into wedding planning now. My dress is here and we just picked out the attire for the rest of the party. My dad isn't happy about wearing a tux but he will get over it. This weekend we are focusing on the rentals and maybe looking for a bakery. I also have about 4 little things I need to do.

      and sending out the save the dates is a big thing that needs to get done
      I'm sad it's taken so long.

      We just started planning the honeymoon I think we are all but settled on Hawaii .. I'm excited about it. I haven't ever been. Ronnie has. I'm scared of flying over water is the only thing. not that it is really any worse than land when you think about it. Crashing is crashing.

      How are you guys????

    • Kellyrenea

      Some things

      1 year ago

      It's been a while since I have made any real life updates. So here it goes.

      Ronnie is about to start a new job in web development. He is really excited about it. He is still going to work on video games in his spare time, but this job is a much better opportunity for him and us as a family. It is very exciting and one of the major benefits to this job is that he will not have crunch time anymore. He will have all of his weekends free and be home at a normal time every night. So we are happy about that.

      Our wedding plans are coming along. We have a venue, ceremony musicians, catering, photography and I just bought my dress.Still a lot of little things to do though and this is another reason it will be nice to have Ronnie around to help.

      We are currently looking for a rent house. Our apartment is just too small for us and the cats and the leasing office has never been really all that great (not that leasing offices are known for being awesome)

      I am still working full time. I don't have much to say about it at this point. It pays money.

      We've been busy but it hasn't been anything particularly news worthy. Just spending time with friends and family.

      This past weekend was the first one in a while where we actually didn't have plans to do anything and it was pretty awesome. But this weekend we are going to the Craft Beer Fest in Austin which should be fun.

      Well that's all that is going on in my boring life.

  • Comments (973)

    • SailorTweek

      SailorTweek Queen of Coffee

      1 year ago

      I've been seeing the photos of your wedding pop up on my Facebook feed.
      SO GORGEOUS! I am so happy for you!
      Congratulations! smiley12.gif

      • Kellyrenea

        Kellyrenea

        1 year ago

        Thanks Mary! Sorry it too me a while to get back to you. I haven't been on here in a while.

    • Dopp

      Dopp Sace is THE WORST

      3 years ago

      I've been meaning to tell you all week that I bought Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World for the Wii.

      I went in to Game Stop and asked the guy about some traditional RPGs, but told him I don't have handhelds, which almost stumped him. As he was talking I saw that game on the wall. I had no clue there was a sequel to Symphonia. I'm about 4 hours into it. So cheesy, but a good vacation from violence and FPSs.

      • Dopp

        Dopp Sace is THE WORST

        3 years ago

        I'll be getting tales of graces as my next rpg, probably. I'm going to bounce playing symphonia and finishing up Uncharted 3 for now.

      • Kellyrenea

        Kellyrenea

        3 years ago

        It is really cheesy but I fnd that most tales games are that way. This one just got an extra dose.

        I hope you enjoy it.. It's still one of my favorites though not a lot of hardcore tales fans like the monster collecting. I thought it was fun.

        I need to replay tales of graces now..

    • Jakey

      Jakey

      3 years ago

      Thanks so much for the info. on Austin the other day. I hope to see you and Ronnie at RTX!

      • Jakey

        Jakey

        3 years ago

        Very much so, and we did. A big group of us from E-Sports went to Kerbey Lane. First time there, it was delicious!

      • Kellyrenea

        Kellyrenea

        3 years ago

        Did it all work out?? Hope you guys had a good time!

    • theiviaster

      theiviaster

      3 years ago

      Oh my goodness..you're one of the most online members!!

    • BlackPenguin

      BlackPenguin Guardian x5

      3 years ago

      Saw two envelopes today. One for you and one for Ronnie, both addressed to Round Rock. I put stamps on them. smiley8.gif

      • BlackPenguin

        BlackPenguin Guardian x5

        3 years ago

        I guarantee my stamps to not be tilted by more than 10 degrees, or your pizza is free. Or something like that.

        Also, lickable stamps ftw.

      • Kellyrenea

        Kellyrenea

        3 years ago

        Editing not working I should have said *moisture activated* though my family totally did the lick and stick method.

      • Kellyrenea

        Kellyrenea

        3 years ago

        I expect the stamps will not be tilted or slobbery!
        Haha.

        Do they even make moisture activated stamps any more?

        Post edited 5/28/12 12:33AM

    • theiviaster

      theiviaster

      3 years ago

      Hey!
      Hope everything goes well with the big move!

    • Myshu

      Myshu chupariffic

      3 years ago

      Special delivery!
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      • BigMooseTaco

        BigMooseTaco

        3 years ago

        That has got to be the cutest thing I've ever seen.

      • Kellyrenea

        Kellyrenea

        3 years ago

        That's what I figured but it never hurts to ask! Thanks again!

      • Myshu

        Myshu chupariffic

        3 years ago

        Nah, sorry, that's as big as I draw 'em.

      • Kellyrenea

        Kellyrenea

        3 years ago

        I don't suppose you'd have a higher resolution image you could email me? Just for me to keep on my computer? If not that's cool. Just curious.

      • Myshu

        Myshu chupariffic

        3 years ago

        Glad you like 'er!

      • Kellyrenea

        Kellyrenea

        3 years ago

        Ahh!! She's so cute! Thanks so much myshu!!

    • krane21

      krane21

      3 years ago

      Ack! Sorry for being so late but happy birthday. I don't know if they already do but they really should have some kind of alert for b-days. smiley6.gif

    • WingRaptor

      WingRaptor

      3 years ago

      Happy B-Day(Sorry I am a day late). The Cake is NOT a lie.

    • SailorTweek

      SailorTweek Queen of Coffee

      3 years ago

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY KELLY! smiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gif