nrthstar

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from Harrisonburg, VA

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    • Single! Doh.

      4 years ago

      nrthstar

      Unfortunately Jamie and I split. We were together for 2.5 years, living together for the past 1.5. Now we're stuck in a lease until July, at which point I have to find a new place to live. We moved close to her work, so I have a hour commute, which I'd love to kill. But where I work living is horribly expensive.

      But since this is a time of changes, and I hate my job anyways, I am desperately trying to a new job. I just applied at my friends office for CFA Institute, for a job that I basically do now which is manage corporate investigators, I have my fingers crossed. I think it'll pay enough that I could safely live by myself in Charlottesville, and not be dead ass broke. Plus M-F 8-5 instead of random shifts with random 6 day work weeks. Yes please.

      I'm stuck living with Jamie still, and I still love her, but that of course has been... reduced. It's her call, she wasn't happy, and wants to live on her own. She has some good reasons, but it still sucks. But now I have this big hole in me, and honestly, I really want to just get back out there. To the point I've pulled up some dating sites just to get started again. But i haven't pulled the trigger. Life would be tough living with Jamie and trying to talk to someone else.

      At least this time though I'm going to be straight up on those sites. Last time I just put up I like hiking, and bars. While that may be true, I'm a nerd and a geek. I subscribe to both. And I'm just going to put that in there, and see what happens. Maybe I'll actually have better experiences.

      All I know is, I wanna be out doing stuff right now. Games (except Warhammer, but that's a social thing) aren't filling any holes unless I have someone to play with.

    • Had to tell someone - Adult Nerd Moments of Awesomeness

      4 years ago

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      Well, crap, I haven't logged into this for a year, I know that, because Caboozel sent my a message about maybe going to RTX last year, and I never read it. Rachel (Saygoodnight) and I talked a looong time ago about how great her idea for a craft beer and gaming shop would be. Still as of yet, I don't know of one. But yesterday was the closest I could get to it.

      There's a town near me called Staunton, VA. It's always in travel blogs and foodie things. The outside of town is semi cute to meth accessible. But downtown has been completely kept up. It's a beautiful old school town, with a surprisingly good bar scene, great restaurants, breweries, winery tasting halls, wine bars, a cigar shop with smoking lounge, etc, etc. Also the home of the US Shakespeare theater. You get the point. The girlfriend and I, when we lived 15 mins from it, spent almost every day off together there. Just walking the 3-4 blocks of awesomeness. I forgot the best coffee I've had, and a chocolatier. No idea how to spell that.

      There's a pretty rad little gaming/hobby shop down there. I've given up on almost all mini's and card games except Warhammer 40k. I still love it. I'd keep up with Xwing, and Magic, and Warhammer fantasy, and Warmachine, and heroclix, but I couldn't afford it.

      Anywho, Dragon's Hoard, the game shop, had a teams tourney for 40k. I've never played in a tourney, and a teamup sounded awesome. Grabbed a friend from our local gaming group from another nearby city, and we rolled in.

      It ended up being a small tourney, but I still had a great time, taking on some lists which were insanely competitive, and some that had a concept, but totally failed them when they met my Space Wolves and my teammates Tau. We won the day, and all was good. But what made it almost perfect for me was the town itself. Mid tourney lunch break? Had a bawler sandwich from around the corner (Pampered Pallet I think it was.) Post tourney, and we couldn't find anything we needed immediately with our winnings, I started walking to the local brewery Red Beards to grab some Black Rye IPA to take home. On the way I ran into my teammate and he decided to roll with me for a couple drinks. Added bonus, there's an amazing BBQ truck parked outside the brewery. Pulled pork with mac and cheese, rolled inside an egg roll? Yeah, I'll take that.

      I can't really explain how awesome this day was to my girlfriend, she's not a gaming nerd like me. She has her own nerdiness, just not games. To be able to mix my day with good weather, three 2.5 hour games of 40k, which we went undefeated, and then follow that up with craft beer and BBQ... it was this nerds heaven.

    • Couch Quarterbacks

      6 years ago

      nrthstar

      There's always a ton of them after a major event like in Boston. Makes me a sad panda. And maybe a little furious. smiley5.gif

    • Perfect timing

      6 years ago

      nrthstar

      So Skyfall is out this week, and our brand new stadium IMAX just opened 15 mins from my house. Added bonus, my weekend off managed line up with Jamie's, so she and I get to spend the weekend together before our schedules go to total shit for the holiday season.

      I'm a happy happy man.

    • Heads or tails?

      6 years ago

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      This night's going to be either a disaster, or incredible. I don't see an in between outcome really. The woman I've been after for months now I mean months is coming to see me, right now. I have an hour to make my apartment presentable. Thankfully my roommate is out of town on a random business trip. Perfect timing.

      I'll tell the story if it's worth telling later, of who she is. Right now I'm just clearing my mind. Apparently she's more nervous than me, and that's hard to believe, I've been a pretty bad wreck the past month since I've been trying real dating again. A total fucking wreck. At times, I didn't even hide it well. Kind of left me pissed at myself. I got over it, moving on.

      If it wasn't for this, I'd probably be certifiable right now...
      www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRbE3lNTyYQ

    • Almost crapped myself

      7 years ago

      nrthstar

      The local SPCA has a beautiful Siberian husky cross. I'm gonna have to check this out tomorrow.

    • Geek 2 Geek?

      7 years ago

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      So I'm trying dating websites. Yeah, not my thing really, I'm a very face to face type of person. But... I live in a city that has an odd crowd, and I do like to say I'm always up for trying something new, so why not. I signed up for free sites like POF, but that's a pretty random crowd, so I was thinking geek 2 geek. Anyone have any feedback?

    • Red wine

      7 years ago

      nrthstar

      Going for something different tonight, so I grabbed a cheap bottle of shiraz cab, and I gotta admit, it's been pretty productive on making my brain happy so far.

    • 7 years ago

      nrthstar

      Dodged an awkward situation tonight. I was chatting up an amazingly nerdy gal, was about to ask her out for drinks, and then at the last second realized that she's been dating one of my old customers from the comic store I worked at for about two years now. Thankfully my brain kicked in at the last second.

    • 7 years ago

      nrthstar

      Just found out the female I've spent the past two months talking to non stop, friend zoned me. Crap. Next.

  • Comments (123)

    • saygoodnight

      8 years ago

      That was really helpful in itself!

      I'd never heard of Comixology.com before so I'll def be checking that out ^_^

      Never heard of the brewery before either & I was running out of googling ideas to figure out what all the alcoholic beverage distributors in Georgia call themselves, lol

      Thanks!! smiley13.gif

    • Lacrimosa

      8 years ago

      Civil/Structural Engineering

    • kaori6 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      You ain't never lied! The family vacation footage at the end is what got me.

    • Selina_Kyle

      8 years ago

      Dude, you can start one with your friends by showing up and gradually dressing the part. Fads catch on.

    • saygoodnight

      9 years ago

      That's Epic! I work a few blocks from that mall ^_^

    • saygoodnight

      9 years ago

      Hmm, the terminals have all sorts of cool shops to check out ^_^ but if you're here of a good day of the week for me, I could always drive up & hang out for a bit to help with the entertainment smiley0.gif

    • Selina_Kyle

      9 years ago

      Hi!
      No, not reading much right now.This passed weekend, I went to a sober event: Punk Bands and BBQs. I'm pretty worn out. It was pretty hot, and even with the sun screen I was uncomfortable. I'm not much of a sun worshiper.

    • rvb_caboose9

      9 years ago

      I have 10 skyclaws, grey hunters, 5 wolf guard in ta, rune and wolf priest in ta, njal in ta, wolf priest in pa, wolf lord on tw mount.

    • nurse

      9 years ago

      Thanks for asking! I got taken off bedrest today! WOOHOO!!!!!!!

    • saygoodnight

      9 years ago

      L4D2 online.... It must happen soon smiley0.gif

      I miss chatting with you! smiley4.gif

      How's life?

    • haloqueeny

      9 years ago

      I wish I could get this HTC messaging app to auto open every time i get a text, it screws up my battery. I'm using Handcent SMS instead, and I have autoretrieve messages turned off on the default SMS app, and yet still it opens every time.

      Sadface.

    • haloqueeny

      9 years ago

      I can't find where to turn off autosync with gmail cause i can has stupidity concerning droids.

    • haloqueeny

      9 years ago

      It's upgrading to the current droid OS in a couple months foo.

    • haloqueeny

      9 years ago

      Yeah i'm getting the Eris.... less bugs :D

    • haloqueeny

      9 years ago

      Useless blackberry?

      I still have a VOYAGER.

      A VOYAGER. AND it's BROKEN.

    • Selina_Kyle

      9 years ago

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    • haloqueeny

      9 years ago

      Dude, I was priest officer as well as heal officer--fuckin online 5 nights a week from 7:30 pm till 12:30 AM....

      my god, life's just so much easier without it

    • saygoodnight

      9 years ago

      OMG! I forgot about that too!!
      That's gonna make things sooooo much easier for my playlist this weekend XD

      & yeah, I'll be on & idle allot :/ sry bout that

      Annnnnnd I do get to log on FB at work, lol
      You just caught me while I was in the break room grabbin my lunch ^_^

    • saygoodnight

      9 years ago

      I'll say this much about it.. It did make me laugh at how bad it was. So there's a little hope for ya smiley8.gif

      How've you been?

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

      9 years ago

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    • haloqueeny

      9 years ago

      Ahaha :)

    • saygoodnight

      9 years ago

      Aww ^_^ Thanks so much!

      Honestly though, I don't think I could've ever done it all on my own.
      Without awesome friends & acquaintances there to support me, I'd be lost.

      How's the new job going?

    • Selina_Kyle

      9 years ago

      LOL, that's right buster! You tell em!

    • saygoodnight

      9 years ago

      Lol sorry about that :/

      *Hello Kitty Band-aid* smiley12.gif

    • Selina_Kyle

      10 years ago

      It's a good idea. I've seen it. It's a good place to start.

    • Selina_Kyle

      10 years ago

      Rawr! I like Harley myself.

    • saygoodnight

      10 years ago

      Hahaha! I guess PacMan still has a bit of a rivalry with the ghosts :/

      Oh well, I'm glad you like them ^_^

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    • saygoodnight

      10 years ago

      CHECK YOUR MAILBOX!! CHECK YOUR MAILBOX!!
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    • Selina_Kyle

      10 years ago

      You might have had a good time! But, I think it's great that you did your co-worker a favor. Kuddos.

    • saygoodnight

      10 years ago

      North Carolina is good & warm most of the year I'm told.

    • saygoodnight

      10 years ago

      Oh ok, that's cool

      At least you still have that third person to help with rent

    • saygoodnight

      10 years ago

      Jobs are quite ugly, aren't they.. Well other than the money part.. That's nice.. But the work :P

      Are you two going to be searching out another roommate?

    • saygoodnight

      10 years ago

      10 seconds sounds like the perfect amount of admiration time. One more second & you risk your roommates stealing them all XD

    • saygoodnight

      10 years ago

      I made you a cookie!!
      & although the temptation is great, thus far I have resisted eating it....

      I'm gonna try to toss it in the mail either this evening or tomorrow ^_^

    • Selina_Kyle

      10 years ago

      How very neighborly of them.
      Oh well, elitism isn't my thing anyway.

    • Selina_Kyle

      10 years ago

      Private? You mean people can decide to not let others join? Is that allowed in the rules?

    • Selina_Kyle

      10 years ago

      But I see a Who's been Luke Mckayed? Group in your groups. Isn't that it?

    • Selina_Kyle

      10 years ago

      What happened to it?

    • Selina_Kyle

      10 years ago

      I agree. But...is that the same person? It looks similar, but I can't tell.

    • haloqueeny

      10 years ago

      Trufax.

    • haloqueeny

      10 years ago

      Ahaha smiley0.gif

    • Selina_Kyle

      10 years ago

      * smiles *
      That's called being a man.

    • Selina_Kyle

      10 years ago

      Ah, you have self discipline. If I wasn't so anti-punch, I could really get into that kind of thing too.

    • Selina_Kyle

      10 years ago

      Also, not letting them get so close that they can wound you.

    • Selina_Kyle

      10 years ago

      That's my biggest problem. Being so new...I have no friends. I don't know about you, but moving on in life can be a blessing and a curse.

    • Selina_Kyle

      10 years ago

      How long have you been involved in D&D?

    • Selina_Kyle

      10 years ago

      I did join the Star Trek group today. I'm taking it slow.

    • saygoodnight

      10 years ago

      Awwwwww!!!! So adorable!!! ^_^ I LOVE Husky's!

    • saygoodnight

      10 years ago

      Ask & Ye Shall Receive smiley8.gif

    • saygoodnight

      10 years ago

      The new place is actually tomorrow ^_^

      The rest of the moving in will be on Saturday.
      Things like dressers & bed frames & book shelves come on that day..

      We get to sign the papers tomorrow at one so I get to go see a concert at a local radio station that I won tix for & then go live at my new place tomorrow smiley0.gif

      Bummer about breakfast :P
      It's always good to reconnect with old friends! I jsut found a girl that I haven't seen in like 5 years last friday on facebook!

      This is your last week of training though, right?

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