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6:34 PM on 01.27.2011

Thank You SEGA!

A couple of weeks ago during a Chill Bros. stream on J-TV, a couple of Sega guys, Fabian and Kieran, stopped by to hang out with the crew.

To make a long story short, I asked how I could get one of the cool Sega stickers like Carnage has on his laptop, and lo and behold the great Kieran offered me one! I got it in the mail today and I squealed like a total fangirl (and for the record I'm a HUGE Sega fangirl!). I even flaunted it around to everyone at work today.

Now I'm home and have no clue where I'm going to stick it, but I'm just happy to have it!

So thanks Kieran, Fabian, Sega, and of course, the Chill Bros. crew ... you guys are so awesome!   read

5:51 PM on 01.22.2011

Don't Touch My Touch!

Almost a week ago my very first "official" MP3 player arrived in the mail. I say "official" because technically my cell phone is a phone that just happens to have an MP3 player built in. I used the MP3 player on my phone, but not very much, and now I don't have to!

Ladies and gentlemen, I am the proud parent of a brand new 32 GB iPod Touch!

I personally have a like/dislike relationship with Apple, which maybe I will get into one day. Just know that I stand more on the "dislike" side with the company as opposed to the "like" side. Nonetheless, one of my "likes" of Apple is the prestigious iPod. I have always wanted one but was just too tight with funds to fork over such a large amount of dough on a media player. Well, things change, and I decided to treat myself, and treat I did! I can't put the thing down! I find myself in the bed at night in complete darkness playing apps on the darn thing. The color display is absolutely amazing as are many of the great apps available for download.

I'm still learning more about the gizmo on a daily basis, nonetheless I just had to share my joy!   read

8:47 PM on 01.21.2011

D-Toid Floridians, Let's .... Let's Get Together!

The D-Toid Florida group hasn't been very active in the mainstream sense for a while. A few people have their own little meetups here and there, but that's about it.

Well, that's about a to change! Or, at least I hope so!

Recently the D-Toid Florida group has been discussing having some possible NARPs (No Apparent Reason Parties). We are have enough people in and/or near particular areas to get together and have some fun, IF everyone is willing to do so. Orlando and Tampa are certainly set. I live in North Florida and there are a few of us exchanging ideas, but I have a feeling that there are more people in my general vicinity out there, hence me writing this post.

There is also talk of a massive, and I mean MASSIVE, FLorida (I meant to do that by the way) get together at some point. We don't want to just jump into it, hence we are planning away in hopes of the greatest meetup ever!

If you're from Florida and interested in joining in on the D-Toid Florida mania, hit me up! We would certainly love to have you join us, plus the more great minds, the greater our chances of all of these things coming to light.   read

9:51 PM on 01.15.2011

An Introduction to (Abnormal) Me

Woman. Daughter. Sister. Aunt. Niece. Cousin. Friend.

Tech junkie. Gamer. Bookworm. Musician.



Those are just a few terms that describe me in some sense.

My name is Dawndrell. Some people call me Dawn, a lot of my friends call me "Drell." Heck some of them even call me "D-rell." Either of those names is fines. I will not, however, answer to "Pssst!" or "Ay, ay girl, ay!"

I was born and raised in a small town in North Florida where I still reside.

Gaming is in my blood thanks to A) and older sister and B) Atari. My older sister had an Atari and I remember she only had three games: Pac-man, E.T., and some shooting game that I don't remember the name of. So yeah, I started gaming at a young age. I say 5, but I'm pretty sure I was younger. My consoles of choice are anything from the Playstation line and the Wii, but I also do a bit of PC gaming.

I have always been a tech junkie, always. Everything I know about computers and gaming, I learned on my own. I'm a self taught walking, talking, book of technological information that actually sometimes comes in handy on the off chance that someone wants a recommendation for a new computer or a new video game. That being said, it came as a shock to many when I went off to college and majored in Biology. Back then, I had a thing for science too, and it seemed to be the path that I wanted to go down. Now that it's over and done with, I feel that I did myself and injustice and I'm actually thinking about going back to college to get a degree in a differently major ... something to do with tech.

But what makes me abnormal you ask? Well, for gamers, none of what I have said about myself is abnormal. But, for people who just know me in passing, and even to a few of my friends, it's strange to them that a woman is so interested in video games and technology. It catches a lot of men off guard when they hear me use terms like MMO or refer to FMV games. I have even had a few say "Uhm, what is that?" But you know what, I love it! Abnormal has always been normal to me.

As far as D-Toid, I'm so glad that I found such a diverse and unique community. I believe it was about 2 weeks ago that I stumbled upon the D-Toid channel on J-TV. For those who follow that stream regularly, I am the infamous Missdrell83. Anyway, since then, I have met loads of fun characters, and have even been invited to help out with the D-Toid Florida group. I really look forward to helping D-Toid become a part of the great state of Florida again!

I have some video game favorites of mine listed in my "About Me" to the right. I will put some contact info on there as well so that if anyone is interested in information about D-Toid Florida, or if someone just wants to drop me a line, they can. Until next time .....!   read

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