Monkey_Derek

Female
from Between Chair and Keyboard

  • Activity

    • Just counting the days..

      10 years ago

      Monkey_Derek

      Until Left 4 Dead.

    • Networking

      11 years ago

      Monkey_Derek

      YAY! Cisco Networking class!

    • Summer projects!

      11 years ago

      Monkey_Derek

      Last year for PAX, I undertook the easy task of building my ultimate (monetarily-limited) gaming rig. This summer, I undertook the less expensive, but more difficult task of modding my own case. Something lighter, with less of a tendency to hurt me. It might not sound like much.. a couple coats of spraypaint and some lights, perhaps. But no. I couldn't find a case that suited my fancy AND my price range. I ended up picking an older-style Antec mid-tower with the intent to cut my own window, spraypaint, light, and install a small LCD in the floppy bays. The window will definitely be the hardest part (We've employed a jigsaw, a dremmel and a needle file to get all the fine points). I've designed it in keeping with the black and blue biohazard tradition. (Biohazards down to the case screws!) I'll be putting up pictures as the case progresses.

      This has been a terrific idea, although already a lot of work. I realized my one true passion in life is computers. Last summer, the only thing I could think about, or talk about, was the PC I was building. I've decided to pursue computer hardware as a career, hopefully finding myself starting my own computer-building business within a few years. As a side job/artistic outlet, I want to also design custom cases. I'll be taking a couple of classes in airbrushing, as well as working more with metal cutting. I'm very excited to have found something that I enjoy that I can do for the rest of my lif.e

    • Moving: Accomplished

      12 years ago

      Monkey_Derek

      Well, we're all moved in now, and I finally started unpacking my boxes. Of course the first thing I'd do is set up my computer.. even before I got my computer desk. (Playing WoW on the floor sucks, just FYI) My new house is amazing. It feels far bigger than my old house (the bonus room is about the size of our old basement). It's not home yet.. but the old house isn't home anymore either. I guess you could say I'm currently homeless. My sister suggested maybe I'd feel more comfortable in the back in a cardboard box. ... but I think my computer would get ruined by the dirt and rain.

    • Relocating

      12 years ago

      Monkey_Derek

      So, in less than a week, I will be moving for the first time in my 19 years. I'm extremely excited. My incentive to leave the only home I've ever known? Extremely high speed DSL, and no more wireless internet. That *hopefully* means no more lagging out in the middle of important CS matches, or randomly getting disconnected from my WoW server.

      Fortunately, I'm only moving a few miles down the street, and about 1/4 of a mile away from one of my favorite people. I will keep my same job, my same school.. pretty much the same everything, only with a much cooler home.

      On a less happy note - ... I still haven't seen 300 :(

    • Auntie x2?!

      12 years ago

      Monkey_Derek

      So.. I found out that I am going to be an aunt for the second time. =)))

      My sister is due October 9th.

      My current nephew is in his Terrible 2s, and is finally learning to formulate sentences. Nothing is more precious than my nephew screaming, "AUNTIE! STOP TICKLING ME!" in between hysterical giggles. Even more precious is his "slam-the-toy-truck-into-auntie's-mouth" response when his requests aren't met.

    • Once again.. I fall to peer pressure.

      12 years ago

      Monkey_Derek

      First it was WoW. Now it's the Nintendo DS. I finally purchased my very own PINK Nintendo DS Lite. I quickly became addicted to Pictochat, which was instantly replaced by Brain Age, which was then replaced by Tetris. Tetris is my new idee fixe. Honestly, I play for several hours a day, even more than I play WoW. (Speaking of Tetris, I'm totally wasting my Tetris time informing you all of my PINK DS Lite.

      So, this entry being much shorter than I like to make them.. I feel compelled to return to my gaming.

    • We put the DUH in Fundamentals!

      12 years ago

      Monkey_Derek

      So I'm back in school this quarter. To make sure I could handle the load of school and work, I wanted to take a couple easy classes, and one moderately difficult class. What I ended up with was one easy class, one very difficult class, and Computer and Software Fundamentals.

      Fundamentals is a whole new classification of easy. The first day in class, we spent about 10 minutes figuring out how to turn the computers on, and then logging in. (Surprisingly, my username/password from two years ago still works.) In the first 10 minutes of class, I'd done everything that we did for the rest of the morning. The best part of the class: if you finish early, you can browse the internet (APPROPRIATELY, my teacher reminded us) for the remainder of class. We actually have designated "free time" each class period.

      The second day of class, we learned how to use Internet Explorer. "Today, we're going to be spending most of our time using Internet Explorer, or IE. Also known as 'The Blue E.'" I spent the class customizing my desktop, and trying to net send a message to the guy in front of me, calling him a Myspace Whore. (Unfortunately, messaging is disabled. *heartbreak*)

      I read the syllabus. We're spending three weeks on Microsoft Word. That's 12 days of learning how to use a basic Windows program. I give myself one day to learn everything I didn't know, and 11 to goof around online, so expect to see me on Red Vs Blue a lot more between 8:30am and 9:20am PST Monday through Thursday.

    • More of the same.

      12 years ago

      Monkey_Derek

      I would make some sort of an update, but there really isn't anything to say.

      I'm going back to school finally. Majoring in graphic design, with the intent to carry it through to advertising. wooohoo?

      But honestly, you know your life is pathetic when you can go for several months without posting on an internet journal, and when you come back, the only thing you can say about your life is, "weeelll, looks like it's just been more of the same."

    • My thoughts on the RvB Panel at PAX 06

      12 years ago

      Monkey_Derek

      Yesterday I saw the Red Vs Blue Panel at PAX 06, as mentioned in the title. Honestly, it sucked, but not by any fault of any members of the Red Vs Blue crew. There were probably about seven or eight truly good questions about the videos, future plans, etc, and the rest.. were merely "Do you remember me from last year?" or statements that somehow involved personal accomplishments, as if to gain respect, or admiration.

      As far as remembering you goes, how many people does the RvB team meet each year? Quite a few of them have as many unique qualities as yourself. The likelihood that they will remember YOU is very slim. Expecting them to remember you for obscure reasons (such as acquiring a bottle that they drank out of) can sound almost stalker-ish.

      In response to those who were trying to gain acceptance by promoting your personal accomplishments.. do you realize how futile it is to try to impress those who are supposed to be the ones doing the impressing? It just makes you sound ... like an attention whore.

      One other thing: Making derogatory statements to the stars of the show is retarded. They don't care what you think. They're popular without you, otherwise they wouldn't be there. If you aren't happy with the way they act, why are you there anyway?

  • Comments (123)

    • Eltee

      10 years ago

      Yes, Zoe is very photogenic :)

    • Eltee

      10 years ago

      thanks! i hope it goes well!

    • Eltee

      10 years ago

      Haha! The picture worked perfectly!

    • URzSquirrel

      10 years ago

      herroah! :)

    • URzSquirrel

      10 years ago

      Gotta go to work nao, bai! :3

    • URzSquirrel

      10 years ago

      Hehe. :3

      Well, If you're feeling random and wanna say hi or something..... I work in Seafood at Safeway. When you come off the highway, go straight and you see Burien Plaza....Safeway is there. XD

    • URzSquirrel

      10 years ago

      Awesome! I know that area well. Yeah, it's just past the airport. :3

    • URzSquirrel

      10 years ago

      Well, where do you live? XD

    • URzSquirrel

      10 years ago

      Juuuuuuuust south of Seattle. :3

    • URzSquirrel

      10 years ago

      Safeway in Burien.... T_T

    • URzSquirrel

      10 years ago

      Awwwws.....save meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! T_T

    • URzSquirrel

      10 years ago

      I'm getting ready for work.... D:

    • URzSquirrel

      10 years ago

      So whatcha up to? XD

    • URzSquirrel

      10 years ago

      That's nice :3

    • URzSquirrel

      10 years ago

      Awesome for you....but now I'm jealous. D:

    • URzSquirrel

      10 years ago

      Sadly, no..... You? smiley1.gif

    • URzSquirrel

      10 years ago

      I IssssssSSSSSSsss/ AreeeeeEEEe good. (?)

      All intentional misspellings aside....I'm good. smiley8.gif

    • URzSquirrel

      10 years ago

      Hiya! How are you? :3

    • Eltee

      10 years ago

      Oh thanks! Oh, wait ... you meant the dog ... right. lol She's definitely a looker!

    • KilroyJr

      10 years ago

      I need your help!! Please come to my profile and vote for my new tat.

    • URzSquirrel

      11 years ago

      Hi there! :)

    • Eltee

      11 years ago

      The Murrays :)

    • dylankosche

      11 years ago

      hay add me

    • SmokeScreen4

      11 years ago

      hehe, now that i think about it. It makes you go from terrorist to Afhgan Military.

    • Ralthos

      11 years ago

      loloL!OL!OL!OL!O!LO!LOLIOLIOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    • HoboStylez

      11 years ago

      and the sexy picture likes you ;) WHEE!

    • jtmitchell87 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      Everything is cheap...

      "When you do it, eBaaaaaaaay"

    • jtmitchell87 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      Best part is both of them were only $12 with shipping.


      I plan to get a couple of Transformer decals for my car, once I have a car worth the Transformers logo(s).

    • jtmitchell87 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      Nothing like showing off some Autobot love. Unless of course I go with the Decepticon one that came in the set as well.

    • zn3zman

      11 years ago

      Pssh.

    • zn3zman

      11 years ago

      I'm entitled to my own beliefs. :P

    • Eltee

      11 years ago

      I think that it would be horrifying no matter who was wearing it. It would be creepier if blood was coming out of the mouth or something ... anything to make it more morbid.

    • Altaircreed

      12 years ago

      killing is fun
      fable is too

    • acevornhax

      12 years ago

      HI thanks for adding me, could I get your steam friend name? You would prob. kick my ass just cause your a girl... Never know tho! :)

    • Peeonyou

      12 years ago

      oh so not hawai'i lolx well i've been to waikiki and i never need sunscrean i hate that stuff lolx hola im Scot or Scottie

    • 10ball

      12 years ago

      HEY!!!! I havent ben on in a while... Yaaa... I think that was around end of season 4... But what ever Hows it goin... Tell me whats shaken.... (and dont say bacon(mmm...bacon(man Im hungry right now ))) any ways.
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      A crayon for stuff.... >.<

    • nwnman05

      12 years ago

      I really hope I can go to PAX, I might just be able to go to the saturday and sunday stuff thanks to work

    • Eltee

      12 years ago

      smiley9.gif HUG smiley9.gifsmiley0.gif

    • nwnman05

      13 years ago

      aside from his wings he is nothing...and he wasnt really in the movie, so they should have had gambit instead

    • nwnman05

      13 years ago

      i feel like a traitor, i LOVE WoW...this must what dishonor feels like, but it is soo good, it makes me want a job SOOOO bad right now

    • mofiaweare

      13 years ago

      you have good taste in movies, music, TV and books...

    • nwnman05

      13 years ago

      can you please vote for me here

    • nwnman05

      13 years ago

      OMG OMG OMG OMG i got a new mouse and it kickes ass, cs will be so much easyier now that i have a laser mouse and 1 that is comftorable

    • nwnman05

      13 years ago

      OMG OMG OMG..i was actualy doing GOOD at cs, like i had more kills than deaths at 10+......it was FREEKIN SWEET MAN..............yah, i was playing with a friend of mine that used to live right down the street from me

    • nwnman05

      13 years ago

      i need to convice my brother to let me borrow his airsoft guns so paul and i can shoot stupid people........err................i mean eachother, yah, eachother

    • nwnman05

      13 years ago

      i am uber 1337 bored

    • nwnman05

      13 years ago

      darn....now i will just have to put it up in my pics

    • nwnman05

      13 years ago

      i have found you. MUWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA i have stolen your soul too, well, almost, i should post it here

    • Seneca

      13 years ago

      Go visit the Fremont Troll! And have fun at PAX. I hate you. No, I don't really hate you, I just miss Seattle.

    • skafisnjaska

      13 years ago

      GO counter strike!

      BOOM HEADSHOT!

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