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Episode 006 – J Kissed a Professor

April 18, 2011 Leave a comment

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The @Valentine Podcast Show notes

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

Intro Music – @Valentine Podcast Theme song by Nate Scott a.k.a 8bitM3 –

Today is Monday, April 18, 2011 and this is Episode 6!  Sponsored by Maphook at

Weekend Wrap-up

Media (Movies, Games, Books, Television Shows)

  • Exit Through the Gift Shop
  • Robocop
  • Ip Man
  • Young@Heart
  • Finished The Dragon Reborn
  • Up next: Dual Reading Game of Thrones and The Dome
  • J finished Invincible Ironman; Renee finished Hulk
  • J’s new PSP
    • Little Big Planet
    • God of War: Chains of Olympus
    • Crisis Core: Final FantasyVII

Tech (Gadgets, Computers, etc.)

  • 1 Password


  • Lunch at Whole Foods
  • Simply Thai
  • Trader Joes coming to Louisville
  • McCormick Recipe Inspirations
  • Food Tasting:  We’re Doing it Live! (Music:”Electro Cali” by Pretty Lights )
    • Nutella on Toast

Odds and Ends

Podcast of the Week (Until we run out of Podcasts)

Email / Review

Contact Information
You can reach us by email at You can also see our blog at  The podcast Twitter feed is atvalentineblog.  J’s Twitter feed is theCaoboi and Renee’s twitter feed is theIceflow

Outro Music: – “You Hid” by Toro y Moi

Episode 003– Peanut Butter Stuffed Jalapenos

March 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Preparing for Show 003!

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The @Valentine Podcast Show notes

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

Intro Music – @Valentine Podcast Theme song by Nate Scott a.k.a 8bitM3 –

Today is Monday, March 28, 2011 and this is Episode 3!  Mmmmm Waffle House


Weekend Wrap-up

Media (Movies, Games, Books, Television Shows)

Tech (gadgets, computers, etc.)


Odds and Ends

  • Wet Foot Test Results
  • Correction to Kim’s Old Time Radio Podcast
  • Rashida Jones

Podcast of the Week (Until we run out of Podcasts)

Email / Review

  • From: Theodora

Subject:  Wheel of Time
Hey Renee & J,

Just wanted to let you know I’m really enjoying the podcast. Found you thru Ctrl Alt WoW.  Interested to hear Renee’s thoughts on the Wheel of Time books as you go on.  I’ve read thru the first 10 books several times and am currently reading the first one with the new author.  I love this series.  You’ll have to let me know which of the main characters you enjoy most.  I think my favorite is probably Perrin.

Anyway, thanks for sharing your interests with us.

For the Horde! and the Rift.


Contact Information
You can reach us by email at The podcast Twitter feed is  You can also see our blog at  J’s Twitter feed is and Renee’s twitter feed is

Outro Music: “If I Can Feel” Again by Pretty Lights

Chuy’s, it’s one helluva drug!

February 1, 2011 Leave a comment

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Chuy’s Pictures, posted with vodpod

J: Have you ever been to a restaurant where they exceed your expectations? I mean everything from cost, taste, service and atmosphere? If you haven’t and you love Tex Mex let me introduce you to “Chuy’s”. This place opened here in Louisville in November I believe and it’s simply amazing! Their thing is, is that they make all of their salsa, sauces, fixin’s and other things fresh that morning from fresh materials. Their tortillas are freshly hand rolled as well! Yes they have folks at the little grill hand rolling tortillas!!

Renee: That’s just because your standard for an excellent Mexican restaurant is that it has to have folks hand rolling tortillas.  You all should have seen him.  He grinned from ear to ear when he saw that.  But J’s right.  Chuy’s is our go to place for eating out when we can’t think of another place immediately.  There is tons of seating but it still fills up quickly during lunch or dinner.  The decor is Vegas meets old person’s house.  My favorite is the Tacos Al Carbon.  It’s basically fajitas but already prepacked in two soft flour (J: hand rolled, fixed that for ya babe) tortillas.  I absolutely love these and I can’t help but eat both of them.  Plus it helps that it’s under $10.  J usually goes for the spicier fare however.

J: You know it! I get the Steak Burrito that’s as big as my head! with the Green Chile Rice and Charro beans! It’s just the right heat! Enough for me to sweat and sniff but really enjoy it. This last time I went I got the Beef Fajitas and Renee can tell you I don’t do the fajitas often but they were good! I had enough to make 5 tacos and oh my goodness I didn’t finish my rice and beans! I have to say this place is amazing and I knew it was when we went on Saturday, came home and was like “We’re going tomorrow”.

Renee: That’s right, we went two days in a row.  Two days!  I don’t think I’ve done that with a restaurant in..well..ever!  The wait staff recognizes us which is slightly embarrassing on my part but the food is too good to pass up.  Whoever decided to open a Chuy’s in Louisville made a great choice.  Now do you see what you all have done?  We give you content about a fabulous Tex Mex restaurant and you make me hungry for more Chuy’s.  Ah well, I must get my fix in the next couple of weeks.  I know I can never go wrong when J asks me what I want to eat and I suggest Chuy’s.  This is clearly our favorite place and has held the top spot for a couple of months.

Service: Good service most of the time.  I’ve had a few duds but overall they are there to fill drinks, fill up our chip basket, and offer dessert.  8 out of 10.

Food Quality: Amazing.  Everything tastes like it’s supposed to and I’ve never had a bad experience.  Can’t rave enough about it.  10 out of 10.

Environment: It’s a little all over the place and it can get a little distracting but it definitely screams fun.  9 out of 10

Cost: Most of the dishes range between $8 and $15.  Very reasonable and definitely easy on the wallet.

Overall: In this case, the sum is greater than the parts.  The overall experience warrants a 10 out of 10.

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