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#1 Introduction to my blog
#2 First post, GAMING
#4 Pot Roast is a very good boy!

Pot Roast
is a very good boy!

All about my new cat.


Ruby May Valentine

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an orange cat who is a good boy

Hello again!

We got a cat!!! His name is Pot Roast and he's about three years old. I LOVE him!!! He's incredibly sweet and friendly and warmed up to us right away, we're following the shelter's guidelines for introducing him and my dog to eachother so he's in the bedroom for a couple weeks for now, keeping the dog (Pork Chop) out of the bedroom is a hassle so far but it's going good at least, no security breaches lol. We have their food bowls on either side of the door so they can get used to smelling each other cus that's what the shelter recommended, and I have a blanket on my couch for Pork Chop to lay on and I'll be bringing it in to the bedroom tonight for Pot Roast to lay on, something the shelter also recommended, luckily Pork Chop loves cats and Pot Roast used to live with a small dog, Pork is small, so I think things will go well once they can finally meet face to face, but yeah following the guidelines for introduction set by the shelter has really lowered my anxiety about the whole ordeal but I wish Pot Roast got to explore the whole house already, but it'll be worth it for the animals to get along without any fear being introduced! Also we got one of those deodorizing and scented cat litters and I never thought I'd say this about fucking cat litter but it smells really good lmao. We're going to the store today to get him one of those engraved collar tags to put his name and our info on it in case G-d forbid he ever gets out of the house, hopefully never happens but he's really chill so I don't think he'd try to bolt outside but we're just gonna have to be really careful from now on when it comes to opening and closing the front and back doors. Pot Roast slept in the bed with us last night which was cool cus he spent a good amount of time yesterday hiding under the bed so I'm glad he's starting to feel more comfortable already, he's also been purring constantly and like rubbing up against our legs when he's walking by so I think he likes it here! Here's another picture of him:

an orange cat who is a good boy

Other News!

I've been having a really fun time working on my website and this blog, also I'm taking the blog off Big Cartel and just adding a link to it on my links page over there because mirroring it between the two sites is such a hassle and actually having hosting now where I can upload files makes working on the blog so much easier, and working on html and css stuff in general! It's really fulfilling carving out my own little space on the internet like this, one that's really mine, I think I mentioned previously I'm going to be taking udemy courses on html and css, and I think since my host allows it I'll try my hand at JavaScript cus I guess you can do pretty cool stuff with JavaScript from what I've been hearing anyway, the reason I started learning this stuff in the first place and I can't think the staff enough for this but this new social media website Cohost allows HTML and CSS to be put into posts you make, and it's been really fun working within the limitations provided to create fun looking posts, and yeah that's what led to me learning this stuff and I'm thrilled! I can't wait to see what this website will look like in the years to come as I learn more and more, I'm also gonna begin archiving each major version of the site beginning now so that if anyone ever wants to see what it used to look like I can send them the files, I could maybe even add it as like sort of a hidden feature of the site where you can see how it used to look in its early days if you have the right link lol, but yeah it's been a blast learning this stuff and I'm having the time of my life!

Hanukkah is swiftly approaching and I'm looking forward to making latkes and other fried foods! Also it's fun cus we usually have a few closes friends over to play dreidel and drink wine and what not, my fiancee is considering more and more the idea of converting, I'm obviously not pushing them either way, but it'll be fun to help them with that if they decide to convert, I also imagine I'll be going to shul a lot more if they do, lol. I actually still haven't found a shul to go to here in Tucson, I stopped going to mine in Tempe because of you know the pandemic, but luckily they started doing some online stuff, but now I'm in Tucson and need to find a new one, luckily there's quite a few Jewish facebook groups in the area so I'll probably start more seriously looking there, though it's still a bit nerve racking to go somewhere with so many people during the pandemic so I might hold off, I'm still undecided.

I'm still job hunting but I found out my clinic offers vocational help so I'm going to be calling them soon to figure that all out, probably a better lead than applying to anything under the sun, I've had a few interviews now and none of them have panned out unfortunately, getting a bit demotivated but I really want money lol.

Also recently I finally beat Dragon Quest 1 for the first time! I'm really happy about that it was very rewarding to have done so. I played the Super Famicom remake, I think it's possibly my favorite version of the original Dragon Quest games, if you don't know it has Dragon Quest 1 and 2 on one cartridge, I'm on to Dragon Quest 2 now which is notably much much more difficult of a game, but I'm having a really good time with it anyway, probably gonna play some later today, I'm gonna make my next blog post about Dragon Quest and what it means to me so be looking for that! It's a really great series if you haven't played it, the newest one Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition is on Switch, PC, and PS4/PS5, it's by far the best Dragon Quest title I've played and I highly recommend it! I've only played it in the 2D graphics mode, you can play it either 3D or 2D in the definitive edition, I definitely want to replay it soon in the 3D mode on my PS4, I also have it for switch though lol. I might speed run the game eventually which means I'll be getting the PC Version too since I guess that one is better for speed running. Anyway, play Dragon Quest! ドラクエはすごい!

Anyway, thanks for reading and I hope you have a good day!

-Ruby an orange cat who is a good boy

Mice Circus

My house has mice
and they're getting


Ruby May Valentine

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a mouse in a trap, he is alive because it is a trap for keeping them alive to release them somewhere else


Wow so soon to see you again! I wanted to talk about my mice problem that I've been dealing with lately lol. It's quite horrible but also very funny sometimes. Also the mouse in the photo is alive and well, I think, I can't be entirely sure I released him 10 miles away from my house lol.


The other night I was sitting on couch just looking at my phone when some mice ran out in the kitchen and started causing a genuine ruckus! There's a laundry bin in my kitchen at the moment, one of those tall ones with the holes all around the sides, and they were in the clothes poking their heads in and out at different spots like some kind of fucked up game of wack-a-mole! Then they got out of the laundry bin and started like playing tag with each other just running into eachother and bouncing around and shit then one of them I kid you not started doing somersaults and I was just blown away!

The Cat

Fiancee and I have decided to get a cat soon, I know, poor mice, but I've caught about eight so far and my dog has killed two of 'em so we're getting a cat to help with the mice now, also just because we want a cat, I'm looking at this real fat one at the shelter he's awesome I hope I can end up getting him he's really adorable lol, whatever cat we get though we're gonna name him "Pot roast" because I think that would be a funny name for a cat, especially if he's a big guy.

In other news

My fiancee got a new job and they're really liking it so far which is good. Their last job sucked bad and they hated it lol. Also I've been doing my c++ courses on udemy and it's going pretty good, I mean I'm still mostly in the introduction phase but I have high hopes that it will go well, I only started learning css and html about a month ago and it seems to be going pretty good so far and I'm learning new things every day which is nice, I plan on taking an html and css course on udemy as well since I have that plan thing where it has a bunch of courses included with the plan, also gonna see if there's any good courses on learning Japanese as I've been learning for quite a few months now and always looking for more materials to learn with as I figure the more the merrier lol. I have some goals for that like I wanna be able to read novels and comics in Japanese and watch shows without English subtitles being needed, I really like Japanese crime and political dramas, especially Takeshi Kitano's Drama/Action movies such as the Outrage trilogy, and I started watching this show called "The Journalist" which seems pretty cool too! Also in the middle of writing this post big cartel said I'm blocked from viewing my own fuckin webpage I guess they don't expect people to actually use their in-house code writing tools, which is silly to me I think I might start putting this stuff into dreamweaver before I add it to the blog from now on. Actually I decided to just import this code into dreamweaver to keep writing this post! Turns out it had a ton of errors so this is certainly a better way to work on the blog lol! I'm actually looking forward to finding a good html + css course so that I can get better at this stuff it really interests me and it's super fun to do, I'm thinking one day I'll move the website off of big cartel so I can do even more stuff with it!

My fiancee and I are gonna go up to Mt. Lemmon soon here in Tucson, not sure exactly when but I'm looking forward to the trip up there and hanging out with them, it's really beautiful up there and there's plenty of places to have a little picnic so that's usually what we go for, also had the worst pizza I've ever had from an actual business while I was up there, super expensive too for how bad it was especially lol, there is a little general store up at the top though that has really good fudge they make that comes in all sorts of flavors, highly recommend if you get the chance to visit.

Check this out

Friend of the blog, Nora, does a weekly roundup every monday that's pretty fun and I've been enjoying reading their blog so far! Have a good one y'all!

First actual post!

I've been fuckinf gaming


Ruby May Valentine

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a gamer gaming, (it's me ruby)

Hello! Wanted to make my first post already, still futzing around with html lmao. Lately I have been playing very many video games. Most people that know me know that I love Dragon Quest but I also really love Like a Dragon (formerly Yakuza) and I'm very excited for the future of both series.

Recently I played the "Judgment" spin-offs of Like a Dragon and fell in love! I'm really hoping we get a third entry in the series as all the characters are amazing and Yagami fucking rules especially, he's the main character! I'm currently looking for a day job which hopefully translates into being able to get more games lol, it's been slow going on the job hunt but I remain hopeful!

Also have been having a fun time playing "space shooters" lately otherwise known as "shmups," I got into them after this youtuber I like watching kept talking about Gradius, I have Gradius 1 for Famicom and Gradius 3 for Super Famicom, Gradius 3 is the first one I played as I got it first then decided I wanted to give Gradius 1 a try, I highly recommend Gradius 3 even if shmups aren't really your thing, the parody series Parodius is also awesome and silly, a "cute-em-up."

The arcade stick you see me using in the picture is the 8bitdo Arcade Stick, it's really good for any game that doesn't need two analog sticks, I love the thing a lot and use it as much as possible, I highly recommend it!

Anyway thanks for reading, wanted to keep this first post short as I still get the hang of things! Have a great day!


Welcome to my blog!

a brief introduction


Ruby May Valentine

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illustration of a goblin in front of a computer with a dreamy mood lighting

Hello! I decided to add a blog to my website as I thought it would be fun!

I'm not sure how often I'll update it but I thought it would be cool to update on stuff I'm doing,

stuff I like to talk about, or really whatever I feel like posting!

I'm still very new to HTML and CSS so I'm also using this as project

to work on those skills, one day this blog will be fancier!

Thanks for reading!