Audrey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Spread The Love!

26 years old
Female
from Rhode Island

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    • Might as well, yeah?

      2 weeks ago

      Audrey Spread The Love!

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      I've been hitting up other people's when I've seen them on Twitter. It's like sneaky warm fuzzies!   kissing_heart

    • Ready for the Semester to End

      4 months ago

      Audrey Spread The Love!

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      Started the morning (post-Lucky Charms) by downloading student papers to grade later. Then I decided to work on my Shakespeare final paper outline and annotated bibliography, and somehow I ended up looking at baby clothes on Amazon.


      So that's where I am mentally at the moment.

    • My Favorite Books

      4 months ago

      Audrey Spread The Love!

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      What are your favorites? Any on this list that you'd give a try?  books

    • My Current Novel

      4 months ago

      Audrey Spread The Love!

      Curious about my current novel? I have some pictures to show you!

    • Baby Shower Excitement

      5 months ago

      Audrey Spread The Love!

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      Today I received the dress, shrug, and shoes that I'm going to wear to my baby shower in 2ish months. I'm totally in love with all of it. Comfortable and pretty and makes me even more excited for the shower. I have two countdowns to my due date (June 25th). I get Parents.com emails, which tell me that there's 104 days left, and the countdown on my Amazon baby registry, which tells me there's 15 weeks left. The second half of pregnancy (at least since the debilitating morning sickness stopped/the baby kicking started) is flying the fuck by. I love my little acorn squash and I'm looking forward to meeting them, but it's all really wild and surreal to me, honestly. I've just been very focused on surviving this semester (taking two PhD classes, teaching two classes) and trying to get work done on my writing and it's a lot to handle. I'm happy, I'm excited, and I'm just a twinge stunned by everything happening right now.  simple_smile

    • If You Like Comics...

      5 months ago

      Audrey Spread The Love!

      Check out my blog post from today!

    • One Year Since Diagnosis

      5 months ago

      Audrey Spread The Love!

      One year ago today I was diagnosed (albeit tentatively) with fibromyalgia.


      Prepare for a long post.


      Many people don't know about fibromyalgia beyond hearing it mentioned on some medication commercials. I know I sure had no idea what it meant. Did you know, for instance, that 5 million American adults alone are affected by this chronic disease, or that 80-90% of those people are women? (https://www.niams.nih.gov/health_info/Fibromyalgia/fibromyalgia_ff.asp)


      For me, fibromyalgia looks like: dizziness, chronic pain (especially in trigger/tender points like hips, back of neck, etc.), burning sensations, tingling, "fibro fog" (which affects memory/ability to concentrate), need for mobility assistance when walking any more than just around the apartment or when standing for a while (i.e. my cane), chronic fatigue, exhaustion, trouble staying asleep, nausea, light sensitivity, anxiety, and depression. (To name a few symptoms.)


      Those with anxiety and/or depression are more likely to have fibromyalgia, as well as those who were abused as a child or adolescent. The first two questions the neurologist asked me confirmed that I had all of the above, which set him on the track to test for trigger/tender points. (http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20345635,00.html) They're not sure what the exact cause of the disease is, though recent theories have included the way the brain is wired during childhood and adolescence due to abuse, or chronic sleep deprivation, or a genetic predisposition. Hell, maybe it's a combination of all three. There is currently no cure, but certain medications and home remedies can be combined to help ease the symptoms. I'm lucky enough to be on Gabapentin, which alleviates much of the trouble associated with my condition. My disability is a fact of my life, but management is such a relief. I'm lucky, too, in that my pregnancy has gone so well even with a reduction in my medication to keep my baby as unexposed to medication as possible. Many women's symptoms worsen during pregnancy, and it was definitely a concern of mine.


      I first showed symptoms on October 24th, 2015--the day I woke up to take the GRE Lit exam to apply to PhD programs. Many go undiagnosed for months or years because fibromyalgia can seem like other diseases, or because doctors don't believe that the symptoms warrant further investigation. (Often, a disbelief in female pain/the severity of female pain has been cited as one reason doctors don't investigate further.) In my experience, I had doctors insist I was pregnant (a full year before that would be a reality), insist that it was "just" my anxiety/depression, and insist that I just needed to go out for coffee and not be so stressed. Clearly, though, there was something real and physical at work beyond my usual difficulties with stress and mental illness. (Also, can I just say--having been pregnant now, the symptoms I experienced early on in fibromyalgia, like dizziness and memory issues, were nothing like my early pregnancy symptoms. Just as a point of clarification.)


      All of this to say: I'm so happy, one year on, that the medication has mostly kept fibro flare-ups at bay, that I'm able to manage (granted, with the help of a cane and medication), and that I'm able to be pregnant without sacrificing my health. If you don't know about fibromyalgia, I hope that this has illuminated one person's experience with the condition. Please feel encouraged to do further research and learn more. May 12th, for instance, is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day.


      And how can you support someone you know with fibromyalgia? Believe them. Listen to them. Acknowledge that some days, or most days, or all days will have limits for them, and that those limits will fluctuate depending on the demands of their body. And help others understand that this condition is real and chronic and that there's no "fix" for it in the foreseeable future.


      My original post about my diagnosis: http://roosterteeth.com/post/51202503


      ETA: Also relevant: One of the ways I dealt with not having a diagnosis, and then the diagnosis itself, was writing poetry: http://www.lunalunamagazine.com/blog/poetry-by-audrey-t-carroll

    • It's Time!

      6 months ago

      Audrey Spread The Love!

      We'll be here: https://www.twitch.tv/gingerninjaaud

      You should be too.

      T-minus 90 minutes 'til the shenanigans begin.

      We're going 8 a.m. to 8 a.m. CT (aka Rooster Teeth time).

    • Tell Your Friends!

      6 months ago

      Audrey Spread The Love!

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  • Comments (436)

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

      2 months ago

      Happy FU Day!!

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

      2 months ago

      Happy FU Day!

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

      2 months ago

      Happy FU day!

    • Joron093 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of The Forges

      2 months ago

      Happy FU day!

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

      2 months ago

      Happy FU Day!

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

      3 months ago

      You were one of the first people to welcome me to the site but 4 years later, in college, and am still am unable to get into the community. The forums is nothing but a sea of random people. How do you get your voice heard in a crowd of people screaming? Would you be able to give me some guidance?

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

      6 months ago

      Audrey! Happy Warm Fuzzies day, friend!  caboose

      I am honored and so very happy to count you among my friends. I hope you've had an excellent day! And I am so very excited about the stream this weekend, I am going to try my hardest to make babby hat happen within 24 hours of beginning the project. Can't wait to catch up this weekend.

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

      6 months ago

      Thank you for the constant inspiration and encouragement, and the ability to make me feel accountable for the stuff I do creatively. Thank you! Have an excellent warm fuzzy day! 

    • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

      6 months ago

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       heart YOU! Ya crazy. You're awesome sauce

      This comment brought by Warm Fuzzies. Join the fun!

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

      6 months ago

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      Happy Valentine's Day!

    • TDBTyler

      10 months ago

      Definitely not a shock seeing you as a Featured User haha, Congrats ^-^

    • andytheciderman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTCyclist/Keeper of Wine

      10 months ago

      Happy FU Day Audrey!  gavin

    • HybridSquirrels FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Keeper of Nuts!

      10 months ago

      Happy FU day to you!! May you bask in FU glory for a maximum of 24 hours! 

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

      10 months ago

      Happy FU Day Audrey!!!

    • IndiaRT28

      10 months ago

      Well I'll be damned. . .You just got the big honor on the entire RT website. But let me tell you the best way I know  yang


      Congratulations for unlocking the Achievement: "Featured User!" Enjoy your 100 gamerscores!


       whiskey geoff jack ryan gavin michael jeremy tower

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

      10 months ago

      Well Well Well.... Looks you are are the featured User.

      Happy FU day!

    • lain246 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Sponsor.

      1 year ago

      Just realized I never sent you a friend request, I have rectified this mistake ^^;;;;

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

      1 year ago

      Can you believe that the Happy Experiment is a year old tomorrow?

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

      1 year ago

      While looking for nerdy workout shirts... I stumbled upon this. Immediately thought of you

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      If you're interested

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      and this

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    • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

      1 year ago

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      We have fun times. Hope for more soon!

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

        1 year ago

        I'm apparently saying something funny.

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        1 year ago

        when don't you?

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

        1 year ago

        I have been looking for that top photo!!! :) I miss RTX.

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

      1 year ago

      Happy Warm and Fuzzies!
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    • Fly FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Blades

      1 year ago

      How can the creator of Warm Fuzzies not have more Warm and Fuzzies!? I hope you enjoy your gift!

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      I hope today is wonderful!!!... Oh and happy Valentines Day!!!

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

      1 year ago

      Audrey! It's warm fuzzy time, so here it goes. Your sheer determination to power through your lists and not let it even seem daunting is something I find truly inspiring, and I wish I had even half the resolve that you do. It was so wonderfully fantastic to get to finally meet you at RTX, and I can't wait to see your lovely face again this year!

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

      1 year ago

      Hey! Have something warm and fuzzy! Thank you for so much! For your friendship, for your enthusiasm, and your attitude to everything! You inspire me a whole bunch! Thanks!

    • Cinomari FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of N00bs

      1 year ago

      I heart you <3

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

      1 year ago

      I found something to you can buy with all that wedding money! Cause I'm sure you got as much as I did (*drips with sarcasm)

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

      1 year ago

      I already said this on FB but I am saying it again on here cause I can! Happy Belated Birthday Audrey! Hope that you had an awesome one! :D

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      • Audrey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Spread The Love!

        1 year ago

        Thank ya, Neal! <3

        Sorry I'm only just seeing this. 2.0 and all that. ><

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

      1 year ago

      Happy birthday, Audrey! I hope your day is as magical as my default birthday picture.

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    • KVN

      1 year ago

      Happy birthday Audrey!!! Hope you have a splendid day today <33

      • Audrey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Spread The Love!

        1 year ago

        Soooo my comments on RT are apparently broken. I only just saw this because I happened to be looking at this page. But thank you! ^^

        P.S. #BanKev :P

    • SamPiner

      2 years ago

      Your in AHWU 275!

    • Liela Aim to Misbehave

      2 years ago

      You and your husband looked great on AHWU today! (Er, I just saw it today, it might have actually come out a day or two ago.)

    • captainlevi

      2 years ago

      We've been friends on the sight for a lil while but I have literally only just noticed in your profile image your super mega foxy awesome hot shirt! I used to love starkid so much, they were the first community I was really a part of before RT!

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

      2 years ago

      Congratulations.

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

      2 years ago

      Rawr! I have kind of have a million things I need to talk to you about, you free any time soon to chat?

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

      2 years ago

      ... My bad. I thought we were already friends on the site lol smiley2.gif Thanks for the add back smiley12.gif

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

        2 years ago

        Oh well. All is right with the world now smiley6.gif

      • Audrey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Spread The Love!

        2 years ago

        I think we were. I'm confused.

    • mtyugi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold SHE WHO LOVES KITTEHS

      2 years ago

      *waves hand frantically* Hi there!! Um...*throws random friend request at you then runs away awkwardly and trips landing in the mud* smiley0.gif your profile looks cool so i hope you dont mind me sending a friend request! ! :3

      • Audrey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Spread The Love!

        2 years ago

        RvB then the podcast then looking at going to RTX 2013.

      • mtyugi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold SHE WHO LOVES KITTEHS

        2 years ago

        Heeeeey!!!!! :p *wiggles happily* So! How did you find yourself on rooster teeth? Was it from seeing rvb or something else? :)

      • Audrey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Spread The Love!

        2 years ago

        Not at all! Hi! smiley0.gif

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

      2 years ago

      I might not have to do the thing next weekend...you're still coming to MN right?

      • Audrey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Spread The Love!

        2 years ago

        Yep. Coming in Tuesday. Leaving ass crack of dawn Sunday.

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

      2 years ago

      Hey, you're really really awesome and cool!

      • Audrey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Spread The Love!

        2 years ago

        Aw, thank you! You're so sweet! smiley1.gif

    • MasterWoolly Semicolon

      2 years ago

      Have you ever been featured user? Because if not you really, really fucking deserve to be :O

      • Audrey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Spread The Love!

        2 years ago

        Aww, thank you. Yeah, I've gotten it before. smiley1.gif

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

      2 years ago

      You're awesome! I know we all need help some times. I'm trying my best at the moment to help others out, and you inspire me to do so. I'm having a hard time right now, because work hours are wonky, the work I'm doing was being pushed down, despite it's urgency, and I've been having a really hard time. I haven't picked up my guitar in a week and a half, and I woke up today angrier than I've been for a long long time, and that includes having been kicked in the face and not rising to it.

      So what I want to say is, I'm here for you. Shoot me a message and we can whine and bitch about stuff.

      I have no idea what song to even choose today for StL because to be honest, all I want to listen to is some super heavy metal, but that won't convey the correct message.

      You inspire me more than you know, and I hope that things turn around soon! I keep going because I know, for one weekend this year, that I will be incredibly happy because of the people around me, and it'll be a wonderful time, but in the mean time, stay positive and think happy things, and don't be tempted by the darkness.

      After seeing your tweet, I wanted to write something longer than a tweet, and then I kept writing. And probably shared more than I intended.

      <3

      • Audrey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Spread The Love!

        2 years ago

        I cannot express to you how much your friendship means to me. (Just ask TJ about the girly shrieks when I discovered you're coming to RTX.) smiley12.gif

        I'm always open to a good whine-and-bitch session. smiley0.gif

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

      2 years ago

      I think I need to use this when I get back to teaching. You should as well.

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      • Audrey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Spread The Love!

        2 years ago

        Oh, fuck yes.

    • ShelbyG Stormborn

      2 years ago

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    • Xcalante Sentry The Defiant

      2 years ago

      Listen you...Is it late at night? Yes. Have I been drinking? Absolutely. Should I be drinking some water right now to combat feeling poopy in the morning? WHO KNOWS?!?!?!

      BUT!!!

      I just wanted to say that you are so kind and caring and that you truly inspire me to be better and treat my family here with all the love and respect they deserve.

      I know people tell you all the time how badass you are, but I thought I should let you know again. You are one of the brightest stars of this community and I hope to one day shine as brightly as you do.

      One love Audrey. Ohana!

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      • Xcalante Sentry The Defiant

        2 years ago

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      • Audrey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Spread The Love!

        2 years ago

        Thank you. This made me giggle. And then smile. And then feel all warm and fuzzy. smiley1.gif

    • Xcalante Sentry The Defiant

      2 years ago

      Hey Audrey, you make me proud to be a member of this community. I hope you have a great day today!

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      • Audrey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Spread The Love!

        2 years ago

        Aww, thank you, honey! smiley12.gif

    • brittcyo

      2 years ago

      Happy Valentine's Day! Sending some love your way for the Valentine's Warm and Fuzzies that we all love to receive!

      I feel a little silly bringing up your own event on your page, but I wanted to thank you so much for caring about love and love being spread all over RT, for every member. Reaching out to everyone on my friends and watch list has made me realize how much talent and beauty we have around RT, and how events like this highlight everyone that deserves love.

      Thank you so much, and I hope you've had an awesome Valentine's Day

      - Britt smiley12.gif

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

      2 years ago

      You are awesome, and your commitment to spreading good vibes in the community is admirable. Thank you!

      Spread the Warm Fuzzies.

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

      2 years ago

      Happy Warm Fuzzies, Audrey. Thank you so much for all that you do for the community. It wouldn't be has as warm or fuzzy without you. And remember there are other here to help you if you ever need it!

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

      2 years ago

      THANK YOU SO MUCH! Like for everything. What you do on this site is amazing and I'm so glad you do it because you provide newcomers like me with great entry points and I could never thank you enough for that. I'm glad I found you :)

    • MissJiinx

      2 years ago

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      Audrey! Thank you sooo much for everything you do for this community! You are the sweetest most caring person I know! I definitely can't wait to meet you and gush about buffy over alcohol & fudge! Keep up the awesome work hun, I know you will go far!! smiley12.gif

    • Xcalante Sentry The Defiant

      2 years ago

      Audrey, you are the absolute sweetest and make so many people smile and happy for all the things you do on this site. I can't wait to meet you at RTX and hug the HECK outta you!!!

      Warm Fuzzies for the win!!!

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  • Questions answered by Audrey

    I hadn't, actually! I'm very into the idea of Inkshares, though. I'll see where the book goes with the publisher and agent who each have a copy in for review at the moment, but for sure keeping this on my radar.