NMacDowell13 Red Army

24 years old
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from Wausau, WI

  • Activity

    • Hey Look I'm Alive

      4 months ago

      NMacDowell13

      So, it's been 1000 years since I've actually made a post on here. Honestly, I don't really use the site much anymore as I watch all the shows on the app. But my life has changed so much since the last time I was here that I'd love to fill you guys in...assuming anybody even reads these. 


      First, I am no longer engaged. My fiancé and I realized that we were fighting over everything and we couldn't work through our disagreements so we decided to separate. There was a lot of drama involved at first, but we came to an agreement that marriage wasn't meant to be for us.


      Second, I finally quit my shitty retail job. I was taking fewer and fewer hours there because I found my dream job, until I finally just walked in and quit. It was wonderful and I loved telling retail hell to fuck off. 


      Third, I moved. After splitting with my ex, I couldn't live with them anymore so I packed up all my stuff and moved in with a coworker across town. It was the best thing I've ever done, I feel so free without my ex complaining about me not doing housework after coming home from a 16-hour workday. 


      Fourth, in October of 2017 I rescued a 16-year old Boston Terrier named Snuggles from someone who was going to abandon her at the shelter because her new boyfriend didn't like her. I took her in and rehabbed her, as her previous owner was not taking proper care of her. Unfortunately, shortly before Christmas, she got very sick and we had to put her to sleep. It was easily the hardest thing I have ever had to do. The one good thing that came out of it was that after we put her down, my ex's mom signed over her dog to me because they were moving and couldn't take her. So now I have a 60-pound mutt that I adore and I wouldn't trade her for the world. 


      I think that's everything, I spend 95% of my life working so I don't get to do fun things much. Feel free to follow me on Twitter/Tumblr for conversations/content because who knows when I'll be back here.


      Twitter: @NMacDowell13

      Tumblr: achievementhunting-archangel

    • No More FIRST for me...for now

      2 years ago

      NMacDowell13

      So, my FIRST membership is scheduled to renew every 6 months but apparently didn't renew? I'm not really sure what happened there. Huh. I guess I'll have to fix that at some point.

    • It's Been A While

      2 years ago

      NMacDowell13

      So, it's been a while since I've been on the site. I've been super busy lately with working and life and I haven't been able to keep up with RT content as much as I'd like to be.  But I'm slowly catching up, the musical that I've devoted the last few months of my life to has finally finished it's run and now I can go back to being home at night and on weekends instead of working my ass off 14-16 hours a day.


      So yeah, hopefully I'll be more active on here in the coming days/weeks/months.tucker-32.png 

    • Rambled Words About the Past Few Days

      3 years ago

      NMacDowell13

      The last few days have been a bit hard to process, and as someone who is part of both the latinx and the LGBTQ+ communities, it's hit me hard.


      I woke up on Sunday, June 12th and I checked Twitter as I always do. What I saw shocked and terrified me. A man had gone into a gay nightclub and brutally murdered 50 people, injuring 50+ more. 50 people. 50 members of the LGBTQ+ community, gone, because of homophobia. And not only that, but almost every one of those people was Latinx. 50 latinx people will never see their families again because of one man's hatred.


      I saw this and I got scared. As a bisexual Latina female, I started to think about my own experiences. I've had people tell me to kill myself because I'm queer. I've been threatened because of it. I have so many friends who identify as LGBTQ+, and I know that some of them frequent clubs like Pulse and it scares me that it could have been them. Then the smae day they find a man in Santa Monica with a car full of ammo and ingredients for a pipe bomb headed for the LA Pride festival.


      A year ago, we were partying in the streets because same-sex marriages were made legal. Today, my friends don't want to celebrate PRIDE because they may not survive. The queer community set up gay bars and gay nightclubs as safe spaces where you could make friends and connect with others, and now those safe spaces have been taken away from us. And to make things worse, people are just using this shooting as a platform for politics about gun reform and terrorism and not remembering that 50 people are dead.


      Take time to remind someone today that you love them. Talk to someone that you haven't spoken to in a while, remind them that you're still here and that you care about them. I love this community and how amazing everybody I've ever interacted with on this site is. You guys are my second family, and I really care about all of you. Take care of yourselves. <3

    • Keep Moving Forward

      3 years ago

      NMacDowell13

      I have so much I want to say but putting it into words isn't easy. So rather than ramble on, I'll leave you guys with this wisdom from a wise Amazonian medicine woman:


      "Just because you can't see someone, doesn't mean they aren't still guiding you. The smallest moments of inspiration or courage may come from those who are gone. Listen to them and follow their guidance, for they know the way to happiness."

    • Lazer Team: Everything I've Ever Wanted

      3 years ago

      NMacDowell13

      I just got home from seeing Lazer Team and holy shit. It was great. I was laughing so much throughout the whole movie, and I even met some great new friends there. The movie was wonderful and I can't wait to purchase a copy so that I can watch it over and over again.

    • LAZER TEAM!!!!!

      3 years ago

      NMacDowell13

      My wonderful fiance and I are going to see Lazer Team on Thursday and my hype level is real. We almost missed our chance to see it because our screening was still 5 tickets short 2 days before the deadline but when I woke up for work I got notified that we were getting Lazer Team!!


      I'm also really hyped because I'm going to be doing my first ever cosplay to the movie: female X-Ray closet cosplay! I'm super excited to be cosplaying at a fan event, and since it's a small screening (53 people) I'm hoping to make a lot of new friends in the community.


      Yeah, just thought I'd share my hype levels.

    • It's Been A While Life Update

      3 years ago

      NMacDowell13

      It's been a while, guys. I havent had much time to hang out around here since I've been working and doing theatre.


      But I do have one piece of news to share with you all:


      I'm getting married!!!!


      On 12/12, my boyfriend proposed to me on-stage in front of a full house after our performance of 'Christmas Carol' and I said yes!! I'm officially engaged to the man that I could not be happier with and I cannot wait until we're officially married.


      Other than that, I have nothing new to report besides I hate my job and I still love my kitties.

    • Million Dollars But...

      3 years ago

      NMacDowell13

      My boyfriend and I were playing this earlier with each other and here are two scenarios we came up with.

      1. Million dollars but every time you make eye contact with someone for the next 5 years, someone within 30 ft of you turns into a cat for 10 minutes.

      2. Million dollars but every time you see a dog, you have to stop what you're doing and sniff its butt. This does not apply to dogs that you cannot physically get to, i.e dogs on tv or on the internet, only to dogs that you can physically approach.

      I said no to both of these, as I make far too much eye contact with people and I do not want to be near a dog butt.

    • Goodbye Dad, I Love You

      3 years ago

      NMacDowell13

      Life the last week has been rough. My father was admitted to the ICU back home in a coma after he suffered cardiac arrest in the operating room to perform a partial limb amputation. I flew home to be with my family for his recovery but unfortunately, the damage to his brain is severe and yesterday, after a lot of discussion, we made the decision to take him off of life support and let him go. Today, I said my final words and I made my peace with him, but it's been difficult. I know that it will always be difficult but at 20 years old I should not be making decisions like this.

      My father was the strongest person I knew and he raised me to be strong and independent. He taught me everything that I know about the world and I will always be thankful that I got to be a part of his life and that I got to fly home to say what I needed to say. The people I have spoken to in this community about this have been extremely supportive and I can't thank you enough for everything you've done for me.

      That's all for now. Please, tell the people that you love that you love them because time is shorter than you think it is.

  • Comments (21)

    • Caszie

      3 years ago

      HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3


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      Have a super great day! :D

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

      4 years ago

      Yay, thanks for the add! You're my 100th friend (:

      • NMacDowell13 Red Army

        4 years ago

        achievementhunting-archangel

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

        4 years ago

        What's your Tumblr URL?

      • NMacDowell13 Red Army

        4 years ago

        <3 I saw you were looking for friends on Tumblr, and I like making friends.

    • brittcyo

      4 years ago

      Happy Valentine's Day! Sending some love your way for the Valentine's Warm and Fuzzies that we all love to receive!

      You seem like an absolutely brilliant, strong young woman! As an ex-CT resident, we should absolutely chat sometime about the cool state that is CT. I hope your day has been filled with love and happiness, and that your days are wonderful even when it's not V-Day!

      - Britt smiley12.gif

    • Raf Raf

      4 years ago

      Thank you for the add, lady! smiley13.gif

    • Kiwi OCC Time Lord

      4 years ago

      Welcome to Ladies of RT! I just invited you to Scientists of RT since you're interested in vet med. We REALLY need someone who knows about animal physiology! smiley8.gif

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

      4 years ago

      Hey, hows it going?

      • NMacDowell13 Red Army

        4 years ago

        Lucky you. Yeah, if you can't afford basic health insurance and you need to be hospitalised you're basically screwed over. And when you're unemployed and not making any money it's even worse.

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

        4 years ago

        I'm a Brit. It's wonderful over here.

      • NMacDowell13 Red Army

        4 years ago

        Are you outside the US?

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

        4 years ago

        I wouldn't know about insurance for sickness, it's not really an issue here.

      • NMacDowell13 Red Army

        4 years ago

        Yeah. I dont recommend ever getting sick. Especally without insurance.

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

        4 years ago

        Ah fair enough.

      • NMacDowell13 Red Army

        4 years ago

        Not really. Paying medical bills and loan bills with my non-existant bank funds.

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

        4 years ago

        I'm doing well thanks, got a busy day ahead?

      • NMacDowell13 Red Army

        4 years ago

        Hi, it's going as good as I could hope for. How about you?

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