janevalenz

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    • 6 years ago

      janevalenz
    • 6 years ago

      janevalenz

      The more I listen to the Rooster Teeth podcast, the more I'm convinced that they could seriously use a reference librarian to fact check them, especially when Gavin tries to talk about science.

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    • 6 years ago

      janevalenz

      Random dude on the sidewalk while I was on my way to pick up my shoes from the cobbler: "You're very cute. You should be a model."
      Me: /deadpan/ "No, I shouldn't."
      Random dude: "Why not?"
      Me: /keeps walking/

      I couldn't help but think of Tucker from Red vs. Blue asking "Hey, are you a model or famous actress?" and then burst out laughing.

    • 6 years ago

      janevalenz
    • In which I am a complete dork

      7 years ago

      janevalenz

      I'd post this on Facebook except everyone who knows the both of us (by "both of us" I mean me and the guy I'm talking about) is on there so I figured I'd share it with a bunch of strangers on the interwebs. Long story short, I have a date tomorrow. That pretty much never happens ever! So that means whenever it does happen, it's completely like the first time and I'm nervous and awkward and rubbish. I suspect it will sort of be a lot like this:

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      Except I can't call Jack or anyone else and ask "How do you door?" I'm still pretty excited anyway.

      Anyway, carry on with your evening.

    • 7 years ago

      janevalenz

      Thanks to being a sponsor, I now know way too much about Gavin's (and to a lesser extent Gus's) dick without ever having seen it.

      I can't even... I didn't think that was even possible.

    • So, this is what I was doing last night.

      7 years ago

      janevalenz

      Apparently I am a masochist because I decided to enter an alleycat despite more or less being the slowest rider in my Wednesday group and being too timid to do things like run red lights or go down the wrong way on one way streets on my bicycle.

      Still, this poster was very convincing:

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      I mean, riding bikes and eating candy? Not to mention raising money for charity? So I signed up.

      I had two goals:

      1. Not die.
      2. Finish the course.

      Placing didn't even occur to me.

      At registration, I ran into my friend Harry from the Wednesday ride and we plotted a course. By "we," I mean, I looked over his shoulder and said "yeah that looks good" while he outlined the streets and checkpoints with a sharpie or I looked things up on my smartphone if neither of us had ever heard of the checkpoint location. Our other friends from the Wednesday social ride showed up and Jon had a better course plotted so we just decided to follow him.

      However, once all the bikes were on the ground and we had to sprint to get to them (not sure if this is a usual alleycat thing), all planning went out the window. In a panic, I followed a majority of the racers down the wrong way on a one way despite Jon and Harry's plan to go a couple blocks up and take the main street the right way to the checkpoint. I ended up zig-zagging through a bunch of weird sidestreets and more or less saw everyone as they biked away from the first checkpoint.

      There was a split between people going to JP for the remote 7/11 checkpoint and those who went for the downtown checkpoints. I ended up getting turned around in Chinatown, but somehow made good time at the second and third checkpoints [downtown]. Everyone got lost around the Charlestown checkpoint and even though I knew the part of Cambridge where two other checkpoints were, I still got turned around trying to find a shortcut. I hauled ass down the Mass ave bridge, tried to cut through Fenway (despite there being a lot of people out, was there a game that night?) and got to the Diabetes center checkpoint right after it closed. :( Needless to say, I didn't make the remote 7/11 checkpoint despite it being on my home turf in JP since it was too far out and the checkpoint volunteers were already heading to the afterparty.

      The after party was pretty fantastic. I got to witness my first footdown, which is basically like thunderdome for bicycles. The entrants all ride around in a circle on the bike polo court, then we close the circle. Elimination occurs when a rider places a foot down on the ground. Everything is more or less permitted so traffic cones got tossed in the way, people started kicking each other. It was more or less like a gladitorial event combined with chariot racing. There were Ben Hur style clashes and spectators throwing/spraying cans of beers. I experienced bloodlust and enjoyed it (although as unofficial team medic, I offered Bre some bandages when she fell and started bleeding... she almost won for "best crash.").

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      The results were posted the next morning. I'm under "DNF" for "Did Not Finish." Still, I don't think I did too bad for someone who got lost, had never done an alleycat and is generally a slow rider. I also got to eat candy, drink some free beer and hung out with some really awesome people at the afterparty. The race organizer, Roz, gave me a hug and said she was always glad to see more girls at the races.

      Jon and Craig from the social Wednesday group placed in the top 10 and Harry would have placed if he didn't get turned around by the final checkpoint.

      I will treasure my spoke card forever.

    • 7 years ago

      janevalenz
    • 7 years ago

      janevalenz
    • Another conversation with urmnothanks

      7 years ago

      janevalenz

      (10:32:13 PM) urmnothanks: Carolina!
      (10:32:36 PM) urmnothanks: Is she attracted to Griff for his Yellow armor?
      (10:32:47 PM) urmnothanks: Is she all like "Wash!" in her head
      (10:32:48 PM) urmnothanks: And then like
      (10:32:50 PM) urmnothanks: "Awwww..."
      (10:32:55 PM) urmnothanks: I mean
      (10:32:56 PM) urmnothanks: York
      (10:32:59 PM) urmnothanks: York!
      (10:33:06 PM) janevalenz: aw
      (10:33:06 PM) urmnothanks: Oh right...York is dead...
      (10:33:10 PM) janevalenz: :'(
      (10:33:15 PM) janevalenz: except Grif is orange
      (10:33:17 PM) janevalenz: and chubby
      (10:33:19 PM) janevalenz: and really lazy
      (10:33:25 PM) urmnothanks: FAT YROK
      (10:33:26 PM) urmnothanks: *YORK
      (10:33:29 PM) janevalenz: lol
      (10:33:31 PM) janevalenz: like fat apollo
      (10:33:32 PM) urmnothanks: Like Fat Apollo, but Yorkier
      (10:33:34 PM) janevalenz: lol
      (10:33:42 PM) janevalenz: grif isn't like york at all though
      (10:33:55 PM) urmnothanks: But if she just saw him in the distance
      (10:33:58 PM) janevalenz: I loved how grif had to go secure the perimiter in the shady spot.
      (10:34:00 PM) urmnothanks: Her heart would jump
      (10:34:06 PM) urmnothanks: And then she'd remember
      (10:34:11 PM) janevalenz: WHY WOULD YOU EVEN POST SOMETHING LIKE THAT?
      (10:34:14 PM) janevalenz: :'(
      (10:34:16 PM) urmnothanks: ?
      (10:34:20 PM) urmnothanks: Post?
      (10:34:38 PM) janevalenz: [reference to this: ]media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzpmkhtUOB1r7s22x.jpg]
      (10:34:40 PM) urmnothanks: But it's just a fat, lazy idiot
      (10:34:48 PM) janevalenz: so heartbreaking
      (10:34:54 PM) urmnothanks: lol
      (10:35:11 PM) janevalenz: 25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5vx4r3uAq1qm16qno1_50...
      (10:35:20 PM) urmnothanks: Wanted this
      (10:35:21 PM) urmnothanks: fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/328/6/9/agent_yor...
      (10:35:22 PM) janevalenz: Commentary: Some things just run in the Stark blood. Like genius. And appreciating what it can do for a body. Although Tony should probably appreciate it outside of Steve's shower. OTP: my dad made me a boyfriend OTP: my dad made me a boyfriend
      (10:35:26 PM) urmnothanks: Got this
      (10:35:26 PM) urmnothanks: images2.fanpop.com/images/photos/2900000/Luke-Mc...
      (10:35:32 PM) janevalenz: lol aw

  • Comments (52)

    • JDunlap The Dude

      6 years ago

      I am being social by writing on your wall.

      The end.

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

      7 years ago

      Despite my heterosexuality I must admit...Gavin can be a pretty dashing man.
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      • janevalenz

        7 years ago

        A friend of mine and I had a conversation where he ended up saying, "When he gets to our age, he's probably going to be insanely attractive... maybe even a bit older than that, like Duchovny-attractive."

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

      7 years ago

      yo

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

      7 years ago

      A wild Gavino appears!

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      • janevalenz

        7 years ago

        Gavin get down from there. You are not JGL in Inception. He is much better dressed than you.

        I do think we're all just dreaming this though.

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

      7 years ago

      D&D Quote of the Night: Your nipples can only do so much.

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

        7 years ago

        The barbarian rolled a critical early on and cleaved the nipple off an ape. Since then he has been collecting nipples from fallen creatures. He made a necklace of them and for his flavor text from doing a speech buff, he stroked the nipples.
        It worked but not as well as he wanted and the DM said the quote.

        I'll keep your new stats in mind in case I decide to flash.

      • janevalenz

        7 years ago

        Flash nipples = +2 to attack, -1 to AC

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

      7 years ago

      Just heard this story at the live podcast and it was said that health still single.

      twitter.com/alisonst/status/2220789682270...

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

        7 years ago

        That is true.

        I was very specific in my wording cause it felt like a joke.

      • janevalenz

        7 years ago

        Nice. Seriously though, it isn't healthy to enable someone's creepy tendencies. I was in full-recovery mode after a friend of mine told me that Gavin was dating someone. Like as soon as I find out someone is taken, I stop being attracted to them (it's been a very good self-defense mechanism).

        Still, if Gus's theory is right, I would never stand a chance anyway.

    • crunchbite22

      7 years ago

      I'm 99% into my current Karma level. Hi.

      • janevalenz

        7 years ago

        What's sad is that I was at level 1 for the first two years since I just lurked. I lurked even more in the years before that since I didn't even have an account.

      • crunchbite22

        7 years ago

        Nearly +18? Nice! Not bad for 3 years.

      • janevalenz

        7 years ago

        LOL. I'm just at 92%.

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

      7 years ago

      Maybe you already saw this on the r/Roosterteeth subreddit but I though it would be worth sharing.

      • janevalenz

        7 years ago

        I follow her on tumblr and added her here too. It's always fun to find a new source of high-quality .gifs.

    • LdyRainicorn

      7 years ago

      Hey, are you going to RTX? I could use some fellow ladies to help get a hotel room.

      • janevalenz

        7 years ago

        Yeah, I didn't really tell anyone about the dummy junk, but then I made it in about an hour the night before and just threw it at Gavin awkwardly, gave an even more awkward explanation and ran away. Running into him the following night was even more awkward... but magical.

      • LdyRainicorn

        7 years ago

        Well, he's going about it all wrong. You'd have to just do it. And, he shouldn't be telling everyone. Seriously, there's no tact! He's ruining the plan already!

      • janevalenz

        7 years ago

        Sadly, no. I would love to go to RTX, but all of my travel budget this summer got eaten by going to San Diego, not for anything cool like Comic Con, but the Society of American Archivists annual meeting... which I guess is actually kind of cool since I'm technically presenting as part of a panel.

        If you see Gavin there, I feel I should advise you to not lick his face like this one guy in Australia seems to be planning. I know... it took everything in me to not do it either.

    • 0000Ishbo

      7 years ago

      hey how are you?! Hope all is well!

      • janevalenz

        7 years ago

        Thanks! I hope your knitting ventures continue to be awesome.

      • 0000Ishbo

        7 years ago

        that is awesome to hear! may your new job be awesome lady!

      • janevalenz

        7 years ago

        Doing pretty awesome. I just worked my last official day at my tech job and am starting a new job Monday. I hope everything is well with you.

    • MoltenSlowa

      7 years ago

      HOORAY FELLOW TECH SUPPORT!
      o/\o

      • janevalenz

        7 years ago

        Speaking of F7U12D...

      • MoltenSlowa

        7 years ago

        I do indeed. Always good to read them over food. :)

      • janevalenz

        7 years ago

        I'll brohoof to that. Please tell me you frequent the Tales from Tech Support and I7T12 subreddits. I haven't actually posted anything there, but reading the stories of commiseration over the stupidity of some of the people we serve provides some small amount of comfort.

    • molihua10

      7 years ago

      [Replying to your email] It's true; the Minecraft Achievement Hunter videos have been freakin' hilarious. When Gavin dropped the lava on their house, I nearly died. And then in the second video, where Joel is just off by himself trying to get as far away from the others (and Gavin) as possible ...

      I actually only recently started playing Minecraft. When it came out for the 360, Chris bought it, so we've started playing it together. I think there are some bugs, though, because we're in easy mode and yet at night, monsters keep spawning INSIDE our house, even though it's well-lit ... not cool :P

      • janevalenz

        7 years ago

        It would be like having a four-poster or canopy bed... but, you know, minecraft-style.

      • molihua10

        7 years ago

        I looked it up on the Minecraft wiki, and they called it the "Nightmare", where when you try to go to sleep, a skeleton appears next to your bed. A few people said that if your walls are only one block thick and you put your bed next to the wall, then it can happen, but given that our house is underground, I don't think the wall is only one block ... I suppose I could try moving the bed anyway. Someone else said to build a "coffin" of blocks around the bed, but that sounds kinda ridiculous and not very aesthetically pleasing :P

      • janevalenz

        7 years ago

        I had done an ab workout along with a really long bike ride the day before watching the Minecraft group Let's Play, so I actually had to pause the video because it physically hurt so much to laugh. I kept watching anyway and laughed through the pain.

        Sometimes bugs can be in your favor, but that does suck. "OMG WHY ARE THERE CREEPERS IN THE HOUSE? THERE ARE TORCHES EVERYWHERE! THIS HOUSE IS EVEN MOSTLY MADE OF TORCHES."

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

      7 years ago

      You could follow Gavin around and when questioned, claim you were playing Kung Shu.

      • janevalenz

        7 years ago

        LOL. I don't need any further encouragement of my Gavin-stalking habits. I like not being in prison.

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

      7 years ago

      Be sure to say hi this weekend!

      • janevalenz

        7 years ago

        Oh I will. I'm definitely going to catch your show at the Estate too.

        I have an appropriately inappropriate gift for Gavin.

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

      7 years ago

      In case today is your birthday (noticed in the Podcast 160 comments), Happy Birthday.

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

        7 years ago

        Sorry about your friend.

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

        7 years ago

        I did, thank you. I got in right before the guy proposed during the Penny Arcade Q&A. When Penny Arcade left, I moved up to pretty much behind Ray. Somewhere in there, my face did melt.

      • janevalenz

        7 years ago

        Yes. It was terribly confusing because the Q&A went over and a lot of people weren't clearing out so the enforcers were holding signs reading: "overflow line: seating not guaranteed." However, a bunch of people ended up clearing out. Unfortunately, a friend of mine ended up giving up getting in by that point. :(

        I hope you got to make it in. It was face-meltingly awesome.

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

        7 years ago

        Did you make it into the panel?

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

        7 years ago

        Sweet. Hope to see you there. Been waiting so long for tomorrow.

      • janevalenz

        7 years ago

        Definitely going to the panel.

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

        7 years ago

        Just noticed that you're going to Pax East, are you going to the Panel?

        Also noticed that birthdays are listed on profiles making the first comment silly.

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

        7 years ago

        Most of the time my family has to remind me that it's my birthday but I understand.

        That makes sense and doesn't make sense at the same time...

      • janevalenz

        7 years ago

        That wasn't a lie. I think it's valid to celebrate one's birthday for like a week.

        Yes, I am an American that makes a big deal out of my birthday even though I generally try not to.

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

        7 years ago

        Really?

      • janevalenz

        7 years ago

        Thanks for the birthday wishes.

        My birthday was actually yesterday. LOL

    • thecia DOMINATOR

      7 years ago

      hi

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