Archive for February, 2012

Happy Leap Day from the Valentine’s!

February 29, 2012 Leave a comment

Happy Leap Day Everyone! You ask yourself…”Happy Leap Day”? Why yes, last week 30 Rock’s episode was about a new holiday named “Leap Day” does a great job explaining what it’s all about and how awesome the show was. Check the link here and go forth and have a very happy Leap Day! It only happens once every 4 years. It’s the only day where you can do what you want and not suffer the consequences! HA!

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Final Walk Through of Cedar Park Apts it’s been real!

February 28, 2012 Leave a comment

Hey folks, this is a various video of our apartment that we are moving out of. Showing everything that has been packed then also a little clip prior to tonight. We been doing a ton of working getting packed up. We did our final walk through the house tonight and can’t wait to move in.


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No New Episode This Week

February 27, 2012 Leave a comment

There’s no new episode of the Valentine Cast this week.  We are moving earlier than planned and knowing that we will probably have a solid week of chaos, we are giving ourselves the night off.  Enjoy our previous podcasts and get ready for episode 50 when we come back in our new digs!

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Episode 049 – Recuperating

February 20, 2012 Leave a comment


The @Valentine Podcast Show Notes

Coming to you, from Louisville, KY!  It’s the @Valentine Podcast with your recuperating couple, J and Renee Valentine.

Intro Music – Who Loves Me by Pretty Lights –

Today is Monday, February 20, 2012 and this is Episode 49!

Weekend Wrap-up

  • Packing
  • Shopping (grills, lawnmowers)
  • Desk

Tech (Gadgets, Computers, etc.)

  • Traktor 2 Duo by Native Instruments

Media (Movies, Games, Books, Television Shows, Music)

  • Movies By Chance: Result: 70 – Vera Drake; 134 – Rabbit Hole
  • Movie for Next Week:  93 – Choose; 186 – Woman Thou Art Loosed
  • Jersey Shore
  • The Colony (finished)
  • Plants vs. Zombies
  • Beat Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • Beat Braid
  • Continuing on with Torchlight
  • Dear Esther
  • Sims Social


Odds and Ends (Bumper provided by Johnny Feisty)

  • Blue Men Group in April!

Contact Information
You can reach us by email at You can also see our blog at  The podcast Twitter feed is ValentineCast. You can also call us at (415) 758-2278 Video can be seen at  J’s Twitter feed is theCaoboi and Renee’s twitter feed is theIceflow

Outro Music:  Pretty Lights – Let Em Know It’s Time To Go

Recipe Exploration: Coffee Crusted Steak

February 20, 2012 1 comment

This recipe is so easy to do!

Name: Coffee Crusted Steak
By: Renee via

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes

Servings: 2


  • 2 (8 oz) ribeye steaks
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • ground coffee (hazelnut)
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp butter


  1. Season steaks with salt & pepper, then cover with ground coffee.
  2. Heat a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat, and add the butter and olive oil, and heat until the butter is just browned.
  3. Cook steaks for 3 mins on each side. Let rest on a plate covered with foil for 5-10 mins before serving. Enjoy!


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Writer’s Room: The Blue Ribbon

February 16, 2012 Leave a comment

In this contribution for Snap Post Vlog, I explore the writing bug that I’ve had since I was young.  I haven’t written in years so I would love feedback.  Please give it openly and freely. 

He let the cornflower blue ribbon slip through his fingers like velvet water.  Standing with his watery eyes looking out of the window toward the setting sun, he knew he should exit the attic before night fell since there was no kind of lighting up there.  He couldn’t move his feet.  It was as if they were cemented to the dry wooden floor.He missed her.  She was no longer there.  His heart ached with every flicker of his mind as he thought through their life.  He was so angry.  He couldn’t believe she would leave him to face this life alone.  She had cried at the end.  She had swore she wouldn’t but she did.  Her tears were ones of regret and sadness that collected in the folds of her wrinkled skin.

He absently knelt again to pick up the ribbon, still looking out of the window.  She always said how childish it was to wear a ribbon in her hair, all the while tying it into a fat of a bow as she could manage.  He rubbed the silk against the pads of his thumb and forefinger.  He had a lot of things of hers, but this one reminded him of her the most.

With a heaving sigh he turned, clutching the ribbon, toward the stairs leading down to the first floor of the house.  On the foot of the stairs sat Lily, his granddaughter.  She looked up at him with large inquiring eyes, her small hand reaching up toward the blue ribbon. At first he resisted, not wanting to let go.  Then slowly he opened up his fingers, feeling cramps he hadn’t realized were there.  Lily cautiously felt the fabric and smiled tentatively at her grandfather.  He closed his eyes, taking a shuddering breath.

When he opened his eyes, Lily stood before him, holding out the ribbon back to him with concern etched around her brow.  He took it from her with a gasp of a drowning man breaking the surface of the water.  He started to clutch the ribbon back to his chest but stopped.  He looked at Lily.  Feeling as if he was moving through water, he slowly took the ribbon, turned Lily around, and tied the ribbon onto her thick brown ponytail.

He made the bow as fat as it could get.


Video accompaniment of Episode 048 – Half Sickly

February 15, 2012 1 comment

Video accompaniment of our latest podcast that can be found at

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