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 +29Posted on Feb 7th, 2014 | re: Heaven Just Got A Little More Videogum (279 comments)

I honestly believe that videogum has made me a better, more well rounded person. I’ve read so many things, given weird shows a chance, found cool podcasts, found the courage to speak up and attempt to be more outgoing, hell I even lurker did the monster’s fit club a few years ago over on mobfd and lost weight because of you guys. I don’t really know what else to say at this point other than ‘thank you’.

 +5Posted on Feb 7th, 2014 | re: The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Series Finale Open Thread (62 comments)

If it makes you feel any better they’ve just been interviewing team GB ppl and showing footage of the Olympic torch in space…..nothing too exciting yet.

 +1Posted on Feb 7th, 2014 | re: The World Keeps On Turning, George Clooney Keeps On Pranking (49 comments)

I’ve been meaning to start The Good Wife!

 +12Posted on Feb 7th, 2014 | re: David Blaine: Electrified: One Million Questions Always What? (55 comments)

It’s sorta neat seeing all of these reports and remembering where I was and what exactly my life was like when they were originally posted. This was originally posted 2 weeks after my daughter’s birth. Mr AC had just gone back to work and I was all alone with the baby and seriously freaking out about how drastically my life was changing. There was poop everywhere, still a lot of pain for me and a near constantly crying baby. She would take a thankfully long morning nap and I would get a cup of tea and catch up on videogum during the few minutes of silence. You all made me laugh during some tough times then as you had for several years before while I was suffering through grad school and then later as I got my first adult job and was terribly lonely and missing all of my grad school friends. You guys didn’t realize it, but you’ve been my lunchtime companions since 2010, and you were keeping me company during my late nights at lab before that. I think it’s strange that there are all of these ppl that I’ve never met and barely interacted with that I am going to miss so much. Seeing all the old faces (avatars?) commenting again is like catching up with old friends and it makes me really sad to think that I won’t be surprised by a post from a long lost monster anymore. I guess I just wanted to say that I’m going to miss you guys so much and wanted to thank you all for being here.

Oh I’m also surprised that I haven’t seen any “damn the man, save the empire” gifs. I’m an old so you will just have to imagine Renee Z singing “Sugar High”.

 +4Posted on Feb 7th, 2014 | re: A Refuge For Homeless Monsters (34 comments)

Ooh, can we start up a new round of bookgum soon? I’m mostly just a lurker but I read all the bookgum books and coverage and I credit the videogum community with greatly expanding my literary knowledge. I recently joined a book club in the real world which is ok for drinking wine and reading books about Nazis and cancer….but they’re not going to be tackling Blood Meridian anytime soon. It’s cold, wet and gloomy over here and I’ve got some free time on my hands so I could help out with the organizing and whatnot if needed. I can even write up something if you don’t mind reading run-on sentences and excessive use of ellipses.

 +7Posted on Feb 6th, 2014 | re: Comic-Con Is Humanly Impossible (11 comments)

This post along with the WMOAT of The Notebook and a random post of pictures from one of the twilight movie premieres including several pictures of 50 cent are my favorite posts from videogum. So sad.

 +2Posted on Jan 21st, 2014 | re: SHERLOCK IS BACK! (55 comments)

Oh channel 4! You bring us near constant Big Bang reruns, the tv show where they just film people watching tv and apparently this sex box show that I mercifully missed.

 +6Posted on Jan 21st, 2014 | re: SHERLOCK IS BACK! (55 comments)

I feel like they were purposely doing weird close ups on his face while he was making weird expressions a lot this season.

 +5Posted on Jan 16th, 2014 | re: How Was Everyone's Day Today? (79 comments)

It was a pretty bad day y’all. The kid has decided that she doesn’t need to sleep during normal person sleeping hours which has been pretty rough. And in my sleep deprived state I dropped my phone in my cup of tea. The really crappy thing is that the kid destroyed my last iPhone about 3 months ago so if this rice bag incubation thing doesn’t work that means I’ve gotta buy another stupidly expensive UK phone. But hopefully today will be better? It’s my birthday so maybe it won’t suck? The kid was up at 3am and then again at 5am … it’s not looking super promising.

 +2Posted on Jan 16th, 2014 | re: How Was Everyone's Day Today? (79 comments)

I’m curious to see how Sherlock is received in the states. It seems like ppl here really didn’t like the first 2 episodes, at least commenters and columnists at The Guardian didn’t. But I really liked all of the episodes this time around. Especially the 2nd one!

 +2Posted on Dec 12th, 2013 | re: How Was Everyone's Day Today? (86 comments)

Oh no! Hope everyone is recovered from both the stitches and the scare of having to deal with the stitches. My kid has a new found love of finding glass objects and throwing them on the ground so I feel like this experience may not be too far in our future. I’ve gotten pretty good at remembering to sweep the room for water glasses and such before she enters but then the other day she just straight up tipped over a floor lamp.

 +7Posted on Dec 12th, 2013 | re: How Was Everyone's Day Today? (86 comments)

Ugh, it’s been a pretty stressful week. We took a long weekend trip last weekend and my kid was ‘that baby’ on the plane. It was like she was possessed by the devil. The normally very nice British ppl were commenting and giving us dirty looks. We are getting on a much much longer flight next week and now I’m terrified. Also, my former boss just got back to me about the paper that we are working on and he changed everything. Like a months worth of work and he was like “no, F that, we are starting over.” Which is super awesome.

 +1Posted on Dec 12th, 2013 | re: How Was Everyone's Day Today? (86 comments)

I was also going to suggest Dr. Pepper! Not because I’ve tried it, I hate ham, but I’ve heard from lots of other ppl that it’s really good.

 +8Posted on Nov 7th, 2013 | re: How Was Everyone's Day Today? (112 comments)

We have had a series of electronic disasters in the past few months that has left me with no access to my music. As I was super homesick today, this has resulted in hours of youtubing random country (don’t judge, i said i was homesick!) songs. I was looking for one particular song and you tube pulled up a video that a friend of mine had posted several years ago from a concert that we went to together. I haven’t seen this friend in a long time because life and stuff, and it was really nice to find this tangible reminder of him in such a random place.
Oh also my kid has finally stopped pooping everywhere (she was sick last week) so that’s pretty cool.

 +2Posted on Oct 24th, 2013 | re: How Is Everyone's Day Going Today, All Day? (180 comments)

I had this happen to me a few months ago with hollandaise sauce. It seriously ruined my day. The only positive was that I was so upset my husband agreed to eat asparagus without the sauce and he deemed it “something he would eat again if it would make me happy”

 +3Posted on Oct 24th, 2013 | re: How Is Everyone's Day Going Today, All Day? (180 comments)

So no lie, I actually googled “face taco hot buttered rum” at some point last year to find your recipe. I was really excited until I saw how much it made (and how much ice cream it called for!) and was too lazy to try to figure out how to cut the recipe down to a smaller size. Maybe I’ll finally make it sometime this winter.

 0Posted on Oct 24th, 2013 | re: How Is Everyone's Day Going Today, All Day? (180 comments)

So this dumb argument pissed me off so much. Where I’m from you could not go to the beach without getting tar (from all the oil platforms offshore) all over you. Seriously, when I grew up it was normal for your hotel to provide you with tar cleaners along with your bathroom soap, etc. It’s gotten better in the past 10 or so years, but that’s beside the point.

 0Posted on Oct 24th, 2013 | re: How Is Everyone's Day Going Today, All Day? (180 comments)

So there is this.

I don’t fully understand, but I think the general idea is that if too many ppl are imputing into the grid it overwhelms the system and can cause blackouts. Apparently they can counteract this by turning off power plants at times of high activity, but that may not be a good idea because there is a lot of energy needed to turn on/off these big plants?

That being said, if I ever have the cash I would totally install solar panels.

 +3Posted on Oct 15th, 2013 | re: Here Are Some Morning Links! (18 comments)

I sing “the cheat is not dead” all the time too! Other A++ references include lightswitch raves, the s is for sucks, and she looks like she could play linebacker for the raiders.

 +7Posted on Oct 15th, 2013 | re: Here Are Some Morning Links! (18 comments)

I’m pretty sure my husband and I still make strong bad references on a weekly basis. We are pretty fun to hang out with.

 +5Posted on Sep 5th, 2013 | re: How Was Everyone's Day Today? (101 comments)

Oh, and after talking about how I wanted to watch Game of Thrones in the HWEDT comments last week, I had a house guest just hand me a hard drive with all three seasons on it, unprovoked! So today I’ll comment about how much I want pumpkin flavored goodies, or at least some canned pumpkin so I can make my own goodies, and see what happens!

 +6Posted on Sep 5th, 2013 | re: How Was Everyone's Day Today? (101 comments)

My daughter was sick for really the first time ever. She had a fairly high fever and I had to figure out how to convert from fahrenheit to celsius so that I could talk to the doctor here. Like, I know in the US they tell you to give tylenol if the fever is over 100.4…but if I tell the doctor that here they will think my baby is melting. I’ve basically had no sleep for 2 days, but her fever broke and she seems better this morning.

Also, last night at 9 or so the doorbell rang and my husband was far too busy playing plants versus zombies to answer the door. So I went to the door joking that I hope there were no Luther style killers waiting for me outside (we finally watched this season of Luther last week!). So I opened the door expecting to see a friend or something, and it was a police officer! That was startling. Apparently the house across the street was broken into earlier in the evening and they were looking for witnesses.

 +4Posted on Sep 5th, 2013 | re: How Was Everyone's Day Today? (101 comments)

When I was trying to find daycare/preschool places for my daughter I looked at a place that only did positive reinforcement. It was really strange to watch, but the kids mostly seemed to respond well to it. But the teachers had to be the most patient saintly people ever. There is no way I would be able to remain that calm with so many children.

 +5Posted on Sep 5th, 2013 | re: How Was Everyone's Day Today? (101 comments)

I knew so many people in college like this. And I went to a really big state college too, not a private christian college or anything. 2 of my roommates had promised God that they wouldn’t kiss a boy till they were married, and they knew some many other people who had done the same. They even went to a public proposal type situation where the couple had never kissed, I think they actually had their first kiss after she said yes. My non “no-kiss” roommate who went said it was the most awkward thing she had ever seen. Oh and one of the ‘no-kiss’ roommates had a gentleman caller who told me one time that network television was evil and he seriously only ever watched cartoons, like actual disney cartoons. A 20 year old dude. It was really strange.

 0Posted on Aug 29th, 2013 | re: How Was Everyone's Day Today? (196 comments)

Yeah, that’s the reason I took so long to start Doctor Who too…I didn’t know where to start. But they rebooted the series in 2005, so the 2005 “series one” is where I started. They kind of introduce the major things, and I just wiki’ed the things it seemed like I should know more about. They have series 1-5 of the reboot on the UK netflix…have they started netflix in Germany yet?

Maybe I’ll check out the Spanish Rosetta Stone. I actually took 4 years of Spanish in high school, but my pronunciation and vocabulary are shameful and the older I get the more I wished I’d actually tried to learn it in high school.