SmoochedbyFire Glamazon Lawyer Extraord

Female
from st. louis, mo

  • Activity

    • It's been too long...

      4 years ago

      SmoochedbyFire

      I've decided that in order to keep up with all my social media, I either need to make it a full time job, or I need to hire a personal assistant (who will work for baked goods and my undying affection). Obviously, the latter seems an impossibility, so I'm going to just have to try to make due with what extra time I have -snort laugh-

      It's been WAY too long since I checked in here, and for that I feel bad. Since I last checked in, I'm still working as an associate attorney at my firm, and still finding that I really need a 28-hour day to be able to get in all of my work and play. I've been splitting free time between writing, gaming and reading. I wish I could do all three at the same time...

      Game-wise, I bought a PS3 super cheap and have been playing some games I never got the chance to participate in. I've been playing a lot of Skyrim, I started playing the Final Fantasy X-2 remaster, and my beau and I recently started dabbling in Minecraft together. Once a release date for Kingdom Hearts 3 is released, I'll probably be investing in a new generation console...but until then, I don't know that I can justify the money considering how little time I really have to enjoy these games.

      Additionally, I challenged myself to do something this year that I've never done before. With the release of Alpha Sapphire last year, my inner-child challenged me to actually complete a pokedex. So, that's another project I've been working on! It's very very slow going, but so far it hasn't been too bad! I'm a little over 500 pokemon caught at this point. Go me.

      I also set a reading challenge for myself this year through Goodreads. I want to read 27 books! It doesn't sound like much, but when I only reading time is a couple of minutes over my lunch breach (sometimes) and about 20-30 minutes before bed, it's proving to be more of a challenge than I thought it would be. So far, I've read the Maze Runner trilogy. re-read the Hobbit, and am about to finish the Fellowship of the Ring, since I've never read the LotR series. Feel free to add me as a friend on Goodreads, if you're a user! It's great.

      Anyways, that's enough blabber about my life for now. More updates will be forthcoming. I've missed you all!

    • Sponsorship - Second Offer

      4 years ago

      SmoochedbyFire

      Hey guys. I'm still looking for someone to gift my 3-month sponsorship to from the Lazer Team campaign. If you want it, or know someone that can use it, PLEASE MESSAGE ME! First come first serve.

    • Sponsorship

      4 years ago

      SmoochedbyFire

      As part of my Lazer Team package, I have 3 months free sponsorship. Since I'm already a sponsor with automatic renewal, I'm wondering if someone knows someone that could make use of this. I'm happy to gift it away to something that could use it. Please message me if you have a nomination!

    • Lower the drinking age to 19?

      5 years ago

      SmoochedbyFire

      I came across this opinion piece today about why we should lower the drinking age to 19.

      I have to say that I disagree - maybe its stubbornness or naivety, but the "everyone's doing it anyway" mentality has never worked as a solid circumvention of established law for me. It's too slippery of a slope. But, that's not to say that I think this isn't a problem that needs to be addressed.

      I should preface this all by saying that I was not your average teenager/college student. I had my first drink EVER when I was 19, and it was really my last one until I was 21. I worked the maximum number of hours I could work, went to an enforced dry campus (so even if I wanted to party, I'd have to travel to do it) and double majored, so my course schedule was heavy enough that all I wanted to do on the weekends was veg out in front of the TV and sleep. I know that's FAR from the norm. But I also know a good group of people that didn't fall into this college stereotype.

      These kids are making CHOICES '“ to sit there and say that lowering the drinking age will prevent these kids from making poor decisions (the article mentions hiring strippers, rape and binge drinking, to name a few) seems like a cop out answer. This is not an issue that can be so simply swept under the rug. While the article's proposal would keep Freshmen from drinking (which by their own admission seems to be a wasted effort), it doesn't really explain how lowering the drinking age of still developing teenagers prevents them from making these decisions and engaging in this behavior once they turn 19. I applaud the increased focus on zero tolerance for drinking and driving that would have to accompany this new law, but it has far from won my vote.

      Maybe it's naïve, but instead of making these actions and decisions legal at an earlier age, maybe college campuses need to take a look at their alcohol policies from a more realistic perspective. There were reasons why the drinking age was made 21 in the first place (the most interesting and credible to me being the still-developing brain). Maybe we need to educate and reinforce MEN as well as women that decisions made while intoxicated do have very serious consequences, and the "man, I was so drunk' defense is not a real shield against liability. Maybe college campuses need to be ready and willing to discuss alcoholism and treatment options. Maybe college campuses need to not turn a blind eye to underage drinking as part of "the culture.'

      I guess what I'm saying is, I agree that this is a problem. I agree that there is more that can be done in this area. But lowering the national drinking age isn't the solution. Especially not for the reasons outlined in this article. However, I applaud the author for broaching the issue and encouraging dialogue about something that is so often hidden. Encouraging open and honest dialogue is always a good first step.

      What do you think?

    • Betrayed by my Dentist...

      5 years ago

      SmoochedbyFire

      So, I just found out that my dentist plead guilty to felony prescription fraud today and could face a fine of up to $250,000 and 4 years in prison. Apparently, he would write scripts for Oxycodone to patients without telling them, then would go pick them up and use them for himself.

      My mouth feels violated...

      And I need a new dentist.

    • Life Update

      5 years ago

      SmoochedbyFire

      So, I realize that it's been awhile since I've done anything in the community. The simple explanation of this is that I now have a full time job as a first year associate attorney, am in the process of studying for a second bar exam the last week of February, and spend whatever time I have left trying to sleep and spend time with my boyfriend.

      That all being said, things are going very well! I'm definitely looking forward to March 1, when I can once again have some sort of social life and not feel guilty for posting a journal or watching TV. haha

      Definitely looking forward to getting more active again in just a few weeks! Stay tuned...

    • More Gaming Advice Needed

      5 years ago

      SmoochedbyFire

      So, this is all contingent on my finding full time work, but I want to get myself a nice Christmas present this year. I was thinking some sort of new gaming console (again, my most recent one I own right now is a PS2...) but can't seem to make up my mind if I should go with a PS3/Xbox 360, which I know has a ton of titles, or start fresh with a PS4/Xbox One.

      Of course, my other thought is "gee, I'd really like an iPad.

      Thoughts?

    • Things are looking up!

      6 years ago

      SmoochedbyFire

      Well, I dropped my baby brother off at college yesterday. It was a really bittersweet feeling. I'm so excited for him to go through this adventure and have as much fun as I did in college. At the same time, I couldn't help but feel a little bit jealous. I'd relive college over and over again - it really was the best time of my life to date! Today I spoke with my boss about the potential for a full-time offer from them down the road, and she said that it definitely wasn't off the table, which is awesome! And the job I applied for at UC Davis got bumped to the next phase, which means that is still a possibility as well!

      For the first time since graduating, it really feels like there might be a place in the workforce for me. I just have to be patient and keep my head up!

    • I turn old today

      6 years ago

      SmoochedbyFire

      Today is my 25th birthday! It's kind of crazy...I feel kind if old.

      This morning as I was driving to work, all the kids were running to their bus stops with such excitement, it made me wish I was 5 again. But then I think about all the drama and uncertainty growing up the first time brought out an realized that while I would definitely do things differently if I knew then what I know now, I like how it all turned out. I've graduated law school, sat for the bar exam, have an amazing family and friends.

      So, thank you for making these 25 years great ones. And if I've not met you yet, thank you for potentially making the next 25 even better. :)

  • Comments (61)

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

      6 years ago

      go STL RT fans!

    • Drunken_Robot

      7 years ago

      *RUNS THROUGH NUDE EXCEPT FOR MAID OUTFIT AND FEATHER DUSTER*

      • SmoochedbyFire Glamazon Lawyer Extraord

        7 years ago

        I thought roleplay night was tomorrow? Oops...

    • Royplayer89 RTX Guardian

      7 years ago

      SO I HEARD YOU LIEK REDHEADED THINGS!!!

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      Post edited 1/04/12 9:19PM

      • Royplayer89 RTX Guardian

        7 years ago

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      • SmoochedbyFire Glamazon Lawyer Extraord

        7 years ago

        You heard correctly. I'd do that redheaded boy in a second. <3

    • cmyates42

      7 years ago

      Appoligies, my mouse sucks

    • cmyates42

      7 years ago

      Why are clowns so scary? What are they hiding behind the make-up for? No sir, I don't like it.

    • Radius55 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

      7 years ago

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    • Tetrameth

      7 years ago

      I don't like fish all that much either. But I think if you could it certain ways, it makes them really delicious. This was one of them. ^_^

      • Tetrameth

        7 years ago

        It's pretty easy since it didn't take that long but I'll try to get the exact details.

      • SmoochedbyFire Glamazon Lawyer Extraord

        7 years ago

        You should see if you can get the recipe for me, and I will totally try to make it. :)

    • Leo

      8 years ago

      It's AWESOME

    • Leo

      8 years ago

      Did you see my journal on the James Potter Series?

    • tj1212

      8 years ago

      so hows ff9?

    • Leo

      8 years ago

      7 is the best. No doubt.

    • tj1212

      8 years ago

      you're welcome

    • Leo

      8 years ago

      Sounds good. I just started reading a practice book and I need to sign up to take it in October and December... I won't be graduating from undergrad until Fall 2012 or Spring 2013 (getting 2 bachelors)

    • Leo

      8 years ago

      I see you are a law student.... any tips for the LSAT?

    • Leo

      8 years ago

      They'd be crazy. I tried cooking for her once... didn't turn out so well

    • Leo

      8 years ago

      I will. I'm pretty stoked now :-)

    • Leo

      8 years ago

      I really need to try and learn how to cook some stuff.... just asked the gf and she said she'll make it for my birthday next week :-)

    • Leo

      8 years ago

      I never have had the cookies only cake and cupcakes... I may have to try this... or suggest it to my girlfriend :-)

    • Leo

      8 years ago

      That would have been a pretty funny autocorrect :-) Funfetti is the best

    • Leo

      8 years ago

      Awww that sucks!

    • Leo

      8 years ago

      I've been using my brothers account (he lives 150 miles away) and everything has been kosher...

      And no problem!

    • Tetrameth

      8 years ago

      It's a Sony Cybershot. 10.1 megapixel. It was around 100USD. It's pretty good for just a point and shoot camera. It has a few options on it that I still don't get but whatever.

    • casmarie

      8 years ago

      Woah, site hiccup, don't worry I deleted the duplicate posts. I'm sure that is a normal reaction.. can't say I'd be much different, I loved that show!

    • casmarie

      8 years ago

      It's my favourite movie of all time. I own it on DVD ^_^

    • casmarie

      8 years ago

      Glad to hear :) (it was only a few days ago I found out you were from Missouri lol)

    • casmarie

      8 years ago

      Hey I just heard that part of Missouri was taken out by a tornado so I thought I'd check in and see if you're safe

    • Radius55 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

      8 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.

    • suppi

      8 years ago

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    • Royplayer89 RTX Guardian

      8 years ago

      Saw this and it reminded me of you...

    • casmarie

      8 years ago

      Oh every kitty I've ever had does it smiley0.gif

    • Radius55 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

      8 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. 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.

    • tiny_dancer1

      8 years ago

      But i was already gonna do that.

      Except the send you money part.

      If i ever did go into film and get to the point where i was making a movie with a massive gunfight, it would take place in that hall..................or at the Guggenheim in New York, but that ones been done somewhere.

    • tiny_dancer1

      8 years ago

      i think you might like this pic
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    • tiny_dancer1

      8 years ago

      Yes those were gumballs, and they were delicious. Also he sorta looked like a luchadore after I bit his ears off.

    • Tetrameth

      8 years ago

      Actually I lied. I don't have a class on monday at around 6pm. I thought it I did but I just looked at my current schedule and it says I have two Tues-Thurs classes. The first one starting at 9:35am and the second ending at 2:10pm.

      I only have two classes atm since I registered late. I'm pretty sure one of the classes I'm trying to get is indeed on Mondays around 6pm.

    • casmarie

      8 years ago

      I think the extra cuteness is a side effect of the extra craziness. If they weren't that cute you'd kill them

    • GothWerewolf

      8 years ago

      Deee guurl I love ur hair =D

    • Tetrameth

      9 years ago

      I don't think it's particularly girlish to listen to the Pixar scores. At least, I don't think they were made specifically for little girls as opposed to little kids in general. If it's good music, then it's good music (and it is indeed, though I haven't listen to them in a long time).

      Never saw the Geisha move, however. So I don't know if that makes you "girly" or not.

    • suppi

      9 years ago

      Yes, yes you are. smiley8.gif

    • suppi

      9 years ago

      "BECAUSE WE LIVE IN DIFFERENT STATES!"

      Well this needs to change, now, don't it!!! D<

    • Doddsoreric

      9 years ago

      Screw the credit, wheres the mod? I had to download, upload to photobucket and then link them, thats a lot of finger work. smiley0.gif

    • casmarie

      9 years ago

      I wouldn't call it a curl but I do have a natural wave to my hair (damn you dad)

    • casmarie

      9 years ago

      It's going to be the best 21st present ever, even if its to myself lol. I'll be taking pics and putting them on facebook or something in case my camera gets stollen!

    • casmarie

      9 years ago

      Found it on the lolcats website, too good not to share

    • casmarie

      9 years ago

      In reply to TAllstun:

      LMAO

    • casmarie

      9 years ago

      In reply to TAllstun:

      XD

    • casmarie

      9 years ago

      In reply to TAllstun:

      My brother is 23, an analytical chemist and hasn't got so much as a speeding ticket.. =P

    • casmarie

      9 years ago

      Is your sister seeing anyone? XD

    • SmoochedbyFire Glamazon Lawyer Extraord

      9 years ago

      lol, if you wish. I've been called worse. :P

    • casmarie

      9 years ago

      Thanks smile.png I know your name is tara, but I'm gonna call you tally

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