nerdybella

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from San Marcos, CA

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    • 4 years

      4 years ago

      nerdybella

      Jeff just pointed out that it's been four years since I've made a journal. Sooo, I might as well update this sucker.

      What's happened in four years?

      Sold my business

      Start working as Commercial Property Manager

      Turned 30 and thought "hey, getting a graduate degree sounds like a good idea!"

      Took the LSAT and got into Law School

      Adopted a 6ft snake

      Started a Employee Rights Volunteer Clinic at Law School with some awesome alumni from my School

      currently writing my thesis on Possible Issue of Discrimination in the use of Predictive Analytics by Employers

      and cut off my hair



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    • Inception

      8 years ago

      nerdybella

      If you don't see this movie in the theater, you're an idiot.

    • Late to the Party

      9 years ago

      nerdybella

      Today I just found out that Corey Haim died . . . like 4 months ago. I guess March is pop culture hibernation month for me. The last I heard anything about him, was that the two Corey's

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      were going to have a reality tv show, which I guess had two seasons.

      There is no point to this journal except to say that we should all go watch Goonies and Lucas again.



    • Fuck You Allergies

      9 years ago

      nerdybella

      Allergies totally ran off with my voice. I sound like some sort of drag lady with a three pack a day habit, or like Finch!

      Hopefully my voice box will be back for Comic Con, so I can squeal like a little girl when I see Burnie. Ok who am I kidding? You all know it's Sean who does the squealing in this relationship, hur, hur.

      This weekend Greatmumphry and I saw "Robert Rodriguez presents Predators" and I have to admit we were very entertained. If you are fans of the series, it's worth a matinee or rental, if you can look beyond glaringly obvious plot twists and the fact that Adrien Brody went to the Christan Bale Gritty Voice Action Hero School for his part. Yes I know that's a lot of if's but come on it's Predator without Schwarzenegger so there were a lot of if's to begin with. At least it's set in a jungle again, and no Aliens are in site.

      If you opt out of seeing the entire move, I highly recommend just seeing the first 5 minutes of the movie. Robert Rodriguez does now how to craft an adrenaline rush of an opener.

    • I have fallen of the face of the earth.

      9 years ago

      nerdybella

      And ended up going on a little vacation with my mom, which some how resulted in me rescuing a golden retriever. How does this shit happen to me?

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      Sean and I are going to try to find him a good home. Anyways, that's what's going on around here, sorry I've been away. Hope everyone is doing great!

    • They Say It's Her Brithday

      9 years ago

      nerdybella

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      Go say Happy Birthday to this fine lady because she is awesome!

      Happy Birthday Lady!

    • 9 years ago

      nerdybella
    • Hey Doc

      9 years ago

      nerdybella

      When did I get too old for band aids that feature comics, or smile faces? Shit the sticky cloth you gave me isn't even brightly colored. IM NOT 30 YET!

      Also ladies pantie moistener alert! Rawwer. You know you're going to lose sleep tonight.

      Sir Clem Fan Fic coming soon!

    • Owning It

      9 years ago

      nerdybella

      Yesterday I was talking to my sister, and she mentioned that I've seemed more upbeat in the last couple of weeks than my usual state. I told her, "Yea you're right, I think it's because lately I've been owning it."
      It's absolutely true, I have been consciously making a choice to act with the attitude which I call "owning it" .

      Before I get really into defining what I mean by "owning it" let me back track, and tell you guys a little bit about me and depression. I've always been a big time day dreamer and a bit of loner, and now I look back on that and realize it's no surprise my adolescent self had some issues. If you turn to Wikipedia, they say that, "depressive disorder is mental disorder characterized by an all-encompassing low mood accompanied by low self-esteem, and by loss of interest or pleasure in normally enjoyable activities." Yet when we think of depression, the image of the gloomy person in the bathrobe, staring out the window is what comes to mind.

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      It wasn't until a well meaning teacher reached out to me that I found out that there are a ton of behaviors that people exhibit because of depression that have nothing to do with not getting out of bed in the morning. He just noticed that when I would get into a funk, I would stop eating lunch and dinner (I went to a boarding school) with friends and I would start bring a book with me everywhere. Yet when I was in these states I actually became an overachiever at my scholastic pursuits, so not even my parents were aware that anything was wrong.

      Why the hell am I brining this up in a Roosterteeth journal? Several weeks ago Sean and I watched the Drugs episode of PATV. We were both like, shit Mike and Jerry have gone through very similar things in their lives. That got me thinking about how many people I know that count gaming as their main hobby are also people that have tackled depression in their life. I have no idea if this applies to any of you, but possibly if I can share some of what I've learned in my 29 years it might benefit someone or at the least it will be helpful to reiterate these things to myself.

      The idea of creating an attitude of "owning it", came from my realization around my senior year of high school that the biggest factor in your life is you. I know earth shattering, hey I was 17 and the idea that outside influence where less important than my own actions were revolutionary. So I started to write Action Plans when I identified a problem in my life that I wanted to address. You've probably read about similar methods, but I write down the problem at the top of the page and then write out the steps I need to do to address the issue with dates that I need to complete the stuff. They are never longer than a page, and I just keep them saved to a folder on my hard drive these days. (I used to write them out by hand.)

      The first thing I decided to do in my first Action Plan was ask my parents if I could get some counseling. That was one of the scariest things I've ever done, but it started me down the path of identifying behaviors that were indicators of the onset of a depressive state. Using the idea of owning it, along with Action Plans I've been a lot better about handling big issues, social situations, and work.

      I even applied it to gaming, for example when I play World of Warcraft I have some rules set down about when I play and for how long. One of those rules is that I don't say no to Sean when he wants my time, and another rule is that I get up and do something active if my character is doing something that is just wasting time like crafting or traveling.

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      I try to make sure I always stop whatever game I'm into if it's on the PC or Xbox by 10. Even if I don't go to bed, it's helpful if I do something that's not overly stimulating before I go to sleep.

      How do you find balance and handle bad behaviors in your life?

      EDIT: I forgot to mention that I got the Achievement "An then they'll tell two friends" on Borderlands. PM me if you need it.

    • Hats Off to Wizards

      9 years ago

      nerdybella

      I talked to you about my challenge to get rid of automatic renewals in a journal a couple of weeks ago. Today I got an email from Wizards of the Coast letting me know I opted in for automatic renewal of DnD insider, and I would be charged in 30 days. They even provided the link to let me turn off auto renew in the email.

      I don't know how solid of a business strategy that is, but it sure made me happy as a customer.

  • Comments (902)

    • Ninjen13

      7 years ago

      I know you will get this on your RSS feed...I think. Anyway, you should update a journal. Inception was so 2010 ;)

    • monopoly_j

      7 years ago

      Let me know if you ever get back on the site! smiley0.gif

    • jeff Shorts Forum Mod

      8 years ago

      where you go?

    • Ninjen13

      8 years ago

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!

    • monopoly_j

      8 years ago

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      ...............Luke 2:1-20
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      Merry Christmas From Monopoly_J

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    • Ninjen13

      8 years ago

      Awwwww you made an appearance online and everything and I missed out! LOL

      Miss you, and I' will be contacting you soon about tonnes of stuff!

    • SupaChurchFn

      8 years ago

      Hey lady- it was awesome meeting you at the post-PAX-party! I hope you had as good a weekend as I did smiley0.gif

    • kickcows GREEN IS THE BEST

      8 years ago

      it's because there's a video that's being released soon, so the site is all buggy because of it.

      we missed you a bunch on friday. :( but we've got the sound of music in a few weeks!! AND YOU'RE GOING TO PAX THIS WEEKEND!! so jealous. when do you leave??

    • kickcows GREEN IS THE BEST

      8 years ago

      i see you.....

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    • kickcows GREEN IS THE BEST

      8 years ago

      now that i think about it, it was a regular journal when i first posted it, then thought better of myself and put it to F/O.

      derp.

      it was nice seeing you guys on saturday.

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

      8 years ago

      I have no idea who that band is but they use bad language. I hope their moms don't see that video.

    • kickcows GREEN IS THE BEST

      8 years ago

      I'm pretty sure that you're the only one that subscribes to my journals via RSS.

    • BuIIet

      9 years ago

      Comic Con?

    • kickcows GREEN IS THE BEST

      9 years ago

      It's ok. I know you were totally sick. Your voicemail made me so sad because you sounded so sad.

      But don't worry. We'll see each other soon!!

      Oh!!! Brian got hired permanently at his job! He's no longer a temp! That means he gets paid vacation and sick time now!!! :D Maybe we can play hookey and come down there soon for a weekend.

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    • Ninjen13

      9 years ago

      You are missed!

    • Ninjen13

      9 years ago

      ha sweet! you finally got your christmas present! LOL

    • kickcows GREEN IS THE BEST

      9 years ago

      we won a couple's massage at at place here in town.

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    • kickcows GREEN IS THE BEST

      9 years ago

      WELL GOOD.

      CONSIDER THIS YOUR INVITATION THEN. ;)

      seriously, i was going to mention it to you guys this weekend. cocktail party next sat evening and a bunch of us watching our "15 minutes of fame" by watching our episode of 'the newlywed game show'.

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    • JasonThePink

      9 years ago

      I am back to poo in your coffee. Glad to see your still active on here....too bad I have sucked at it so bad lately.

    • Ninjen13

      9 years ago

      Hey gorgeous!

      What's the story? what's new and exciting?

    • Knuckleneck

      9 years ago

      Yep! Same server. You're welcome to join the guild...Horde side: Grimnite, "Rowdy Devil Brigade"...Alliance: Grimscar, "The Phalanx"...we aren't doing much, atm...the guild membership is on hiatus for the time being...The Horde guild is in progress, but I need to start recruiting soon...

      Let me know when you wanna sign up!

    • Knuckleneck

      9 years ago

      My fellow Alliance guildies and I decided to see how the other half lived, so we rolled horde toons. They didn;t want to do it, so I created the horde guild.

      Of course, there's almost none of my friends online anymore.

      I just hit 80 on my belfadin tank last night, so I'm trying to gear up through dungeons before Cata hits.

    • kickcows GREEN IS THE BEST

      9 years ago

      oh noes.

      brian stole my psp and can't stop playing patapong.

      the game is CRACK.

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    • kickcows GREEN IS THE BEST

      9 years ago

      fair enough. i will play. :) i guess i should read up on it. even though it doesn't come out until next year some time.

    • kickcows GREEN IS THE BEST

      9 years ago

      can i play it on my mac or do i need to play it on my pc side? cuz starting on monday, i really don't need to switch to my pc side for steam (unless i want to play bioshock).

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    • kickcows GREEN IS THE BEST

      9 years ago

      id on't know. i have to go buy a stupid memory card tonight. you'd think sony would include that with the purchase but NO.

      stupid sony.

      i'll let you know later tonight.

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    • kickcows GREEN IS THE BEST

      9 years ago

      YO!.

      i got a psp. and one game. wanna know the game?

      PATAPONG 2. i know. 2. not 1. but still.

      PATAPONG.

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    • Ninjen13

      9 years ago

      Hey you!
      Because you are a fancy iPhone owner

      I think this is hilarious.

      Also, I miss you!

    • Ninjen13

      9 years ago

      Hey girly, you never answered my msg.....any verdict?

    • Ronicus

      9 years ago

      Yay lol nice to be remembered!

    • Ronicus

      9 years ago

      Hey it's Kumiho, dunno if you remember me but I'm back!

    • Ninjen13

      9 years ago

      Any where we can afford? There are extra taxes put on hotel rooms.....sooooo dumb, pretty much everything in Seattle is taxed. I'll be driving down so anywhere that might give me a break on parking would be nice. Do you mind looking for something? I'm going to be in Lethbridge for a few days after my night sets. I forget where we stayed....but it was terrible. Some of the guys stayed in the crown and it was really nice. Quite affordable with 4 people. Now that I know about the taxes and whatnot I'll be more prepared than last year.

    • Ninjen13

      9 years ago

      You know those flowers that are more ground cover than anything? Well we have dark purple ones. I hope more grows. I'd like to piss of the neighbors with the idea that I would rather let purple "weeds" grow than grass.

    • Ninjen13

      9 years ago

      Honestly, I was holding derek's hand and had my eyes squinted shut.....and then she did it as I exhaled....my eyes watered because of the nerves there.....its rare if people's eyes don't water....but that was it....it barely hurt! I'm so lucky.....Derek says he sneezes everytime he cleans his and it hurts to touch, where as I have barely any discomfort. I am already flipping it up into my nose for work (old people don't like piercings like that visible lol).

      If you need a roomie let me know!

    • Ninjen13

      9 years ago

      Okay....so now you have me all hyped up!

      Side note, I got my septum pierced the other day. I love it.

    • sphinxter

      9 years ago

      It's okay that you were late. It's the thought that counts...I of course would show up to that whether I was invited or not.

    • Ninjen13

      9 years ago

      Holy shit for real?!?!
      I am so excited!

    • Ninjen13

      9 years ago

      Know what would make Prime even better?

      If you were to come!

      Please tell you will!

    • Loredo85

      9 years ago

      I'm answering yes, and I'll let you know to which question in a little while.

      I'm looking forward to that answer smiley1.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley0.gif

    • tsume

      9 years ago

      Future wife and I are shooting for May 2011 in the Dominican Republic. Small wedding with family and a few friends...and lots of drinks with umbrellas and fruit in them!

      Sunday afternoon/evening would work for some Borderlands. Might even be online tonight for a bit seeing as how the office is closed tomorrow.

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

      9 years ago

      you know you want a mask smiley0.gif

    • Ninjen13

      9 years ago

      Hmmmmmmmmmmm.....maybe you are right......clearly I need to make a trip soon!

    • kickcows GREEN IS THE BEST

      9 years ago

      Yes, I'm going to make "me" cake. What flavor would "me" like?

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      B really doesn't care. As long as there's cake, we're good.

    • cyanophobia

      9 years ago

      haha, thanks! smiley8.gif

    • kickcows GREEN IS THE BEST

      9 years ago

      Well, I offered you guys coming out here first....

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      Green chair was in the computer room. We moved it out there when we were waiting to get our couch and just kept it out there. As you can tell, that's where the stuffed animals reside.

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    • kickcows GREEN IS THE BEST

      9 years ago

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      hiya stranger.

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      life looking up for you?

    • Ninjen13

      9 years ago

      ya i did
      I was just letting you know that i hate the postal services in both countries LOL
      Your Christmas parcel is sitting in some post office in your zip code (no idea which one) "awaiting verification of address" which is totally effed up. so canada post had to launch an "investigation" ha ha ha to find out why it hasn't been delivered so hopefully you guys will get it soon.

    • Ninjen13

      9 years ago

      Why the hell did I think your birthday was in July??? Happy Belated B-day!!


      now i know how pluto feels smiley0.gif

      lol thanks lovey!!!!!

    • SloeBombFizz

      9 years ago

      Felicitous MatriUteral Expulsion Anniversary!

    • MadCatKaine

      9 years ago

      I do as "Kickcows Says" Happy Birthday.

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