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16 Things about Hawks

Posted in challenge/meme, FYI, Introduction(s), Real Life with tags , , on January 14, 2009 by hawksrock

1)  I have travelled to 27 countries to date:  USA, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Trinidad & Tobago, Panama, El Salvador, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Czech Rep, Hungary.  (If Vatican City counts then 28 )

2)  I am the oldest of 7 siblings, and I am still very close to all of them.   Ironically, I may be closest to the youngest who is 18 years younger.

3)  I am extremely competitive at anything and everything that can be measured.

4)  I have learned the hard way that money does not buy you happiness.

5)  I am drawn to people who have a passion for living and doing no matter how odd their hobby or interests.

6)  I started working at the age of 12 mowing lawns, and have been working ever since.

7) My father put me to work in a beef-packing plant at the age of 18 to “learn the value of my education.”

8)  I wrote a senior thesis on the African-American influx into Kansas following the Civil War – a group that was known as the Exodusters.

9)  I was a history major in college even though I can never remember names or dates, but I really love good stories and the best stories are often real.

10)  I have a habit of getting really excited about something for a while, but once I figure it out I get bored and never do it again.

11)  I would say the adjectives most often attributed to me by others are probably things like stubborn and/or cocky.

12)  I am typically optimistic, and I always try to put a positive spin on things, but at times it is impossible, and those times are very depressing.

13)  I try to laugh and joke and goof around as much as possible, because humor is one of my favorite things.

14)  My toes are double jointed (so I can pick things up quite easily with them) and I had 6 wisdom teeth instead of four, so by many standards I am an evolutionary regression.

15)  My parents moved a lot when I was growing up as my dad was promoted through different positions.   At one point in my life, I was in 6 different schools in 5 years.

16)  I have a downright fetish for ice-cream.   Jell doesn’t seem to understand the compulsive need to go get a chocolate milkshake even though it is below freezing outside.

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Honey I’m Home!

Posted in Introduction(s), SecondLife® with tags , , , , on December 13, 2008 by hawksrock

I seem to be going through a bit of a blog-dentity crisis atm.   I am having a hard time finding the exact right fit, that is both comfy to wear and stylish.   It isn’t like I have written for a million blogs, but I first began blogging on Verbal Stew, then Jell and I moved over to this site at FreeState.  After a few months I jumped on Wrath’s idea of forming a blog with Alex and Wrath which became Are We Not Men.   AWNM was going strong until my two compadres sort of disappeared, and left me with the reigns.   I was able to keep things moving along, but I didn’t feel like I was posting often enough.

With the ending of Mean Girls, I had the idea of trying to bring the best of AWNM together with MG, and everybody liked that idea, so The Rev was formed.   My thinking being that with a larger pool of writers, we wouldn’t have to post as often individually, but still provide good content on a regular basis.   I have had sort of an odd relationship with The Rev.   We pulled together a great pool of SL bloggers, and we were having success as measured by the typical indicators of traffic, comments, feedback, etc.     We had great posts, a good mix, but for some reason it just never quite felt comfortable.   Am I blogging too much, not enough, is everyone pulling their weight, etc etc etc.  Do we kick x person for not blogging, but then allow y person a hiatus?   It was beginning to feel a little too much like work, and I tend to run from work during my entertainment time.   🙂

So in the end as many of these things happen, I am coming back home to write with Jell, which is how I began my blogging career in the first place.   The two of us are going to focus our efforts on FreeState and try to get back to doing some of the old funner things (like JH reports) as well as several new ideas that we have been discussing.   My guess is that we will be writing more than we were on the Rev, but if we take on longer projects like JH reports, those tend to suck up a lot of time.

I apologize for bouncing around on everybody so much for a while, but if you want to follow the Jell and Hawks show, then this is the place to be!   We are done jumping around, and we are hanging the drapes here.   I am pretty excited about some stuff we are discussing, so I am looking forward to some upcoming things we can share with you.   If there is anything you want an opinion or discussion of, then feel free to send it to us.   If you can count on anything from us, it is that we will have an opinion!   🙂

Getting to Know HawksRock Gunawan

Posted in Introduction(s), SecondLife® with tags , , on May 1, 2008 by hawksrock

Yeah, okay so got the thingy, and figured we ought to just blog it.

Welcome to the 2008 edition of Getting To Know Your Friends. What you are supposed to do is copy the text on this entire note and paste it onto a new note that you’ll send out. Change all the answers so they apply to you, and then send this to your friends including the person who sent it to you. The theory is that you will learn a lot of little things about your friends, if you did not know them already.

1. What time did you get up this morning?
6am

2. Diamonds or pearls?
Diamonds – cuz it is all about the BLING baby!!

3. What was the last film you saw in the theatre?
National Treasure (sucked btw! well at least the parts I stayed awake during…)

4. Favorite TV Show?
ESPN SportsCenter but I am too cheap to pay for cable… so I don’t get to see it very often. Heroes too, but I watch that online. 🙂

5. What do you usually have for breakfast?
Bagel w/ Cream Cheese and a Banananana

6. What is your middle name?
Mathew

7. What food do you dislike?
Liver, Corned Beef w/ Hash (soz Mom), Most things with slimy or paste type textures

8. What is your favorite cd at the moment?
I am pretty much a constant IPOD shuffler, I listen to hours of Music everyday. I have a rep for rocking 80’s alternative pretty hard. 🙂

9. Favorite sandwich?
Yello Sub (ie warm club from a local deli here)

10. What characteristic do you despise?
whining woe is me types

11. Favorite item of clothing?
Short skirts – errr did that mean on me?

12. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation…
Paris – is highest on my list of places I have been. New Zealand is high on my list of places I haven’t been.

13. What color is your bathroom?
White (well Jell says Eggshell whatever that means)

14. Do you make friends easily?
Yes, but only a very select few ever get the VIP all access pass.

15. Where would you retire?
French wine country

16. What was your most recent memorable birthday?
A couple of years ago (unfortunately) when my kids went all out to treat me to a day of everything they knew I liked the best.

17. Favorite sport to watch?
Kansas Basketball!!!

18. How many towns have you lived in?
More than 25, and I don’t wanna take the time to add em up… lol

19. How many people do you think will send this back?

I hereby tell every single person who reads this on our blog, that they HAVE to fill it out via blog or notecard and send it back!! (Sooo probably 2-3)

20. What is on your bedroom floor right now?
Clothes, Laundry Hamper (no the clothes are not all IN the hamper (maybe 50/50). About dare I say 6 pairs of shoes…

21. Favorite saying?
I’m very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany. – Ron Burgundy

22. When is your birthday?
June 21

23. Morning person or night person?
By preference night, by profession morning

24. What is your shoe size?
11

25. Pets?
Not atm, but I REALLY want a Lab again… soon!

26. Any new and exciting news you’d like to share?
Jell and I have our 1 year anniversary on Monday! Lining up the babysitter now! 🙂

27. What did you want to be when you were little?
Race car driver.

28. Which talent would you most like to have?
Play the gee-tar

29. Which words or phrases do you overuse?
lol, Jell’s lingo which I pick up too easily, ;), What a bunch of crap!

30. What is your favorite flower?
Pink Roses

31. What is the day on the calendar you are looking forward to?
May 5th

32. What color are your eyes?
hazel

33. What was your favorite toy as a child?
Big wheel

34. Summer or winter?
summer

35. Hugs or kisses?
Hugs, unless I am in the mood… which is quite often.

36. Chocolate or vanilla?
I actually love Swirl – where you get the best of both, but just one I would have to say Chocolate

37. Do you want your friends to send this back to you?
Sure

38. What is under your bed?
Nothing, unless she hid something under there I don’t know about

39. When was the last time you cried?
around a week ago

40. Who is the friend you have had the longest in SL?
Jell

41. What did you do last night?
Played LOTR, ate a masterful meal, played LOTR some more, and went to bed.

42. Favorite smell?
Scented candles, post rain freshness

43. What are you afraid of?
failure

44. Plain, sweet, or salted popcorn?
salted movie butter

45. How many keys on your keyring?
10

46. How many years at your current job?
1 year

47. Do you have any scars?
yep, and lots of good stories ranging from flipping ATV’s to campground brawls

48. Favorite day of the week?
Saturday

49. What is your worst habit?
Procrastination

50. How old were you when you got your first crush on someone?
Age 5 Heather Gentry – she would chase me, tackle me, then kiss me. What a woman she must have turned out to be.

51. How old were you when you lost your virginity? where did you lose it?
Well it depends on what the definition of IS is?? Full monty would have been age 17 in a tent.

52. Ever been arrested?
Yup

53. What is the most embarrassing celebrity/band/whatever that you’ll admit to liking?

Wow, probably a lot… lol. I actually like Britney’s latest album… lol.

54. If you could travel back in time, when would you visit?
Probably would be fun to go to the medieval times… I mean the Renaissance festival is pretty cool. lol

55. How many people are you sending this to?
All 3 of you that read the blog… enjoy!

Getting to know JellyBean Madison

Posted in Introduction(s), SecondLife® with tags , , on May 1, 2008 by ♥JellyBean♥

Who all got *the* note card? No really, go ahead, raise your hands… don’t be shy. I received one from Dreamer & Rosie. I believe Hawks did too. He suggested we blog it, so here we go…

Welcome to the 2008 edition of Getting To Know Your Friends. What you are supposed to do is copy the text on this entire note and paste it onto a new note that you’ll send out. Change all the answers so they apply to you, and then send this to your friends including the person who sent it to you. The theory is that you will learn a lot of little things about your friends, if you did not know them already.

1. What time did you get up this morning?
6 a.m.

2. Diamonds or pearls?
diamonds, if I have to choose

3. What was the last film you saw in the theatre?
National Treasure with Hawks (he thought it sucked btw)

4. Favorite TV Show?
Heroes (Shup! It *will* be back!!!)

5. What do you usually have for breakfast?
Breakfast? That’s a meal? Usually a cheese bagel & cawfee

6. What is your middle name?
Ack! Umm it’s Elaine

7. What food do you dislike?
Chicken Livers & Gizzards

8. What is your favorite cd at the moment?
CD? Oh no! I don’t buy cds. I make my own. :p

9. Favorite sandwich?
Pickle sammiches! Oh yeahhh! Yumgasm!

10. What characteristic do you despise?
Liars, cheaters, free donut givers where I am not a party too, everything Sam is and ummmm emos that bring me down or attempt too.

11. Favorite item of clothing?
SHOES! I love me a good shoe-gasm!

12. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation…
Oz – to see my buttercup, and to grab up Tim Tams & Milo!

13. What color is your bathroom?
White with penguins & stuff.

14. Do you make friends easily?
I try. Most people don’t get me or think I have an odd sense of humor.

15. Where would you retire?
Don’t care where so long as I don’t have to stress about money.

16. What was your most recent memorable birthday?
My last birthday – Hawks made it super sweet & awesome! Max performed a private show just for me & Hawks held me the whole time.

17. Favorite sport to watch?
Apparently it’s now KU Jayhawk Basketball.

18. How many towns have you lived in?
Too many to count.

19. How many people do you think will send this back?
I’m not really completely sure that I care.

20. What is on your bedroom floor right now?
my pink laundry hamper from Alysha (love you!), my chicken blood stained tennis shoes, and my bra.

21. Favorite saying?
“Crawl outta my ass! Oh my god!” – You hear this all day from me at work. :p

22. When is your birthday?
September 20th (Virgos rock hard!)

23. Morning person or night person?
Night… though I can be a very Oh what a beautiful morning kinda girl *coughs*

24. What is your shoe size?
8.5

25. Pets?
none – unless you count my kids, but I hope to get chickens, ducklings, a goose, a dog, and a miniature pony.

26. Any new and exciting news you’d like to share?
Hawks & I celebrate our 1 year anny on Monday! (May 5th) Wuwu!

27. What did you want to be when you were little?
independent

28. Which talent would you most like to have?
Word smithing and making money at it. Good money at it!

29. Which words or phrases do you overuse?
“mayhaps”, “no way! shup!”, “I know, right?” and refer to #21

30. What is your favorite flower?
Daffodils – One of the first flowers of spring, it is a symbol of hope.

31. What is the day on the calendar you are looking forward to?
July 2009

32. What color are your eyes?
Blue

33. What was your favorite toy as a child?
Optimus Prime

34. Summer or winter?
Winter – you can layer and no one can see your curves or lack there of.

35. Hugs or kisses?
both, though I do love Hawks’ kisses, I’ll take what I can get.

36. Chocolate or vanilla?
Chocolate tote!

37. Do you want your friends to send this back to you?
I am interested in answers from them.

38. What is under your bed?
You seriously don’t want me to go there. :p

39. When was the last time you cried?
last night – it was a really rough day.

40. Who is the friend you have had the longest in SL?
My Aka

41. What did you do last night?
Went thru hell, back & then slept it off.

42. Favorite smell?
Peaches! and Hawks.

43. What are you afraid of?
raccoons!

44. Plain, sweet, or salted popcorn?
salted and drowning in butter

45. How many keys on your keyring?
8

46. How many years at your current job?
not even a year and I’m so completely ready to rotisserie the whole lot of co-workers.

47. Do you have any scars?
yes, mostly from this job in hell where I constantly burn the shit outta my arms.

48. Favorite day of the week?
Sundays

49. What is your worst habit?
biting my nails when I’m stressed

50. How old were you when you got your first crush on someone?
6 – Jason Bouchard was my main man in kindergarten.

51. How old were you when you lost your virginity? where did you lose it?
13 – in my mom’s bed with my boyfriend Peter.

52. Ever been arrested?
No, but almost.

53. What is the most embarrassing celebrity/band/whatever that you’ll admit to liking?
Rick Astley – Never gonna give, never gonna give you up!

54. If you could travel back in time, when would you visit?
The 80’s, it was great the 1st time, I bet it’d be better the next time where I am actually old enough to drink!

55. How many people are you sending this to?
Just bloggin it!

Drumroll please…

Posted in Introduction(s) with tags , on March 14, 2008 by hawksrock

Okay, wow, so ANOTHER blog to read, woot!! I know you are sucked in and totally jonesing for some new material, so what should you expect here?

1) This is NOT Jelly’s blog!! This is NOT Hawk’s blog!! This is a couples blog brought to you courtesy of Jelly and Hawks, errr Hawks and Jelly, ummm team Jawks? Well anywho, we’ll work that out later, it is going to be from US, the couple.

2) We are NOT going to post as often… :o. Gone are the days of multiple same day posts, we have tentatively agreed to try to post every three days, alternating between us. We might post more often, we might post less often, but it isn’t going to be a constant stream of content like you are used to during the hey day of the Stew.

3) We are going to post a combination of both RL and SL *aghast*. I know it is violating some sort of universal law to talk about RL stuff, but we are one of those unique couples who met in SL and are now making a go of it in the Real World. We are going to bring you along for the ride.

4) We are asking you to be an active reader. We want your comments, feedback, interaction, and participation on this blog. The more we hear from you, the more fun you will have being a part of our growing family of readers and friends.

Okay, let’s get the party started.

O hai n welcum!

Posted in Introduction(s) with tags , on March 14, 2008 by ♥JellyBean♥

So we have moved to the new home (err blog) and I can’t tell you how much it means to me to be bloggity bloggin’ again. Time in SL for me has gotten a lot shorter & I am finding it hard at times to keep my RL & SL separated now. What does that mean for you? Well, it means that this blog *will* have some RL mixed in to it as well as SL… kinda like eggs & flour, but we’ll try to continue to keep it as interesting and as relevant as completely possible. Does that work for you? Not like you have much of a choice. Hah!

In this first intro type post I’d like to give some SL/RL background info. As most of you know Hawks & I have been a couple in SL since May 2007. Wowzers! Almost a year? I know, right. It seems crazy sometimes, even to me. Anyroo, things progressed from just being the bloggity bloggers, tringo’ers, and DJs that we were, into being united in RL last month (Feb 08′). A lot of our close friends know the story but do you? Never fear, I’ll tell ya. That way the class is all on the same page. See how sweet I am?

Hawks & I were friends for awhile in SL, and tringo rivals. Even though I swear he didn’t make me tingle, he became one of my bestest friends, my muse, #1 fan & my heart. We moved our virtual re’ship to the real world recently when I moved from Hawaii to Kansas. Now we are living blissfully in separate homes but couldn’t be closer. There ya have it.

Now let’s get to some bloggin!