Saturday, April 30, 2011


[30] BEDA 2011

April 30th is here and that means we made it through BEDA.
Also, I made it through VEDA, check out today's video here.
More importantly though...the stress of LIFE and all things I faintly hinted at aka complained about these last few days, has resolved itself!
I am overjoyed!
And to put icing in the cake, we made it into the top 10!!!
Thank you to all who voted for us, we are so grateful!
It's up to the judges now.
Life is back to making sense, thanks for sticking with me =)

Friday, April 29, 2011

really winding down

[29] BEDA 2011

I can't believe April is not over yet!
It feels like it should have been over a week ago, haha.
There is so much planned for the next three months of my life that I wish it'd just start already.
Oh complaining...I've really learned to be patient.

Today I think I will relax a bit, I've been stressed and I just want to do a lot of nothing.
I might just sit around and play the Sims (don't judge).
I have a lot of projects and important things coming up but nothing I HAVE to do today.
After work, I'm gonna take it easy because I deserve it and this week has been so busy.

Peace out dudes! ^_^

Thursday, April 28, 2011

two more days

[28] BEDA 2011

We are almost there, readers.  We have almost come to the end of BEDA and the wonderful month of April.  I hope by now you recognize my sarcasm.  April has been anything but wonderful.  My birthday aside, there has not been much evenly remotely close to okay.  Don't worry, the light is still there, it just flickered a bit more today.  When I said yesterday was a mess of roller-coser ups and downs, I had no idea that today would be that but tenfold.  I'm not exaggerating, it was that much more insane.  As always, I'll keep you all updated as to my position.  Right now its: 'crossing fingers with some hope' so do the same for me and we'll get out of this alive.

WE are behind...

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

and the plans keep changing

[27] BEDA 2011

The emotional roller-coaster I've been on in just the last few hours has been so weird an intense and awful and hopefully worth it.  The little 'light at the end of the tunnel' I kept thinking I saw but kept flickering out all week (quite a stress-inducer)  might finally be real.  Might.  I know not to count my chickens before they hatch.  Lets just say, they're getting ready to. Oh man, I can't even celebrate yet but I know that this weekend I will be...or I will be in tears starting over.  I just won't know till tomorrow what the deal is.   I'm a patient person, I can wait.  I'm busy enough that I can fill my time with things to do before said thing arrives.  Like fun things like cons.  I can wait for July to come, not a problem.  But for some reason this mess has left me with butterflies and a loss of appetite all week.  It's not healthy for me.

Fear not fine blog readers, for this weekend will be the end of BEDA but not the end of my blogging! I will try and do this more here.  It's just hard to keep up with when I make videos all the time and update my website a lot now.  But this blog is far from professional, I need something like this in my internet life in addition to my art.  Who knows, writing might become a professional thing for me one day.  For now, however, it's just fun and easy and far from my best skill.

So there you have it.  Expect tomorrows blog to be strange.  It might be long, filled with my venting.  It might be short, not saying much about what ends up happening at all.  It might even be another cop-out four sentence blurb.  I can't say...but by the time you read it (probably) things will be very different for me.

Wish me luck.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Getting back into it

[26] BEDA 2011

I've been reading over a few of my favorite bloggers BEDA and other blogging challenges posts and have come to the (obvious) realization that mine lately have been more than lacking.  There is a perfectly reasonable reason for this and if I explained it to you you'd understand, but I'm not going to so there for I remain guilty of lame blog posts.  I'm not even sure if I deserve to say that I participated in BEDA this year, most of my posts have been short or just a photo (Just cause Hayley G. Hoover did it once does not mean I get to do it every other post...)  I just seemed to have forgotten how therapeutic writing can be in times of stress.  It really helps.  Just, not always... hence the lame five sentence blips.  Well, there are only five more days of BEDA so I think I am going to end that starting now.  I attempted to stop that yesterday by posting a passive aggressive post about my life and it cause a friend to worry about me.  Sorry about that, that was high school Jenny creeping out.  (Back in my LiveJournal days I was quite the typical emo teenage girl.)  Even though I'm not going to write about all the gory details of my current life struggle, I do promius to let you 'all' know when things are back on track.  SO you can stop worrying (...Andrea*)

Anyways, if I can force myself to look on the bright side (I should really try and think like Rosie from my favorite old school Nick show, Space Cases**)  then I can see that there are some things to get excited about right now.  The first being that, as I type this, we are at number 10 in the Check Your Focus contest!!  Help keep us there (or get us higher) by voting every day here:

In other good news I am currently planning a Euro-Trip.  I have traveled a bit over the years but I've never been to Europe without my parents, so I'm excited, scared, overwhelmed with the idea I might (will) be doing this. Who's coming with me is still up in the air but the countries I'll visit are set in stone (unless I add some).  Right now I'm looking at plane tickets, they are very pricey but worth it.  We'll see what happens...

Oh and if you want some free goodies, there is currently no one in the 'YouTube video comment' section of my Social Media Contest.  Seriously, break out those web cams, film a short video  and add it as a video response to that one and you have a good chance of winning something.

Also, because I love the formating of this blog and this one.  I need to find something else to count besides my slowly (very) rising YouTube subscribers.  Any ideas?

* My #1 stalker
** Yes, Catalina is the younJewel Staite, playing a space ship's engineer yet again.

Subscribers: 115

Monday, April 25, 2011

Reasonable Breakdown

[25] BEDA 2011

Back to real blogging everyone, no photo cop-outs
By everyone I mean the 2 of you who maybe read this little little secret blog of mine.
This month has been filled with such highs and lows I feel as if I should be at neutral, zero, everything evened out.
If that were the case then life would be boring but easy.
It is neither of these things.
So I am instead forced upon this (excuse the over used metaphor) emotional roller-coater of 'everything is awesome!, everything is falling apart, life is looking up, nothing is going right.
I am physically experiencing signs of great stress that I have not felt since I did my senior thesis.
It was supposed to be over in a month and I have no idea if it will now.
Why must my life be so full of nonsense?
I try and focus on the good and ignore the bad but when you are 25 years old you simply can't ignore the have to deal with it.
Like an adult.
I was right when I was a child, being an adult did not sound like fun.
My favorite clothing store has the right idea...
I want to scream.
Yet what will I do?  I will go forward, do what I can, be responsible and reasonable, and try not to get too depressed.

Random thing you can do to make me for me here:

Subscribers: 115
Check Your Focus Votes: 243
Butterflies in Stomach: 12,759,384

Sunday, April 24, 2011


[24] BEDA 2011


Normal blog post tomorrow ;)

Mind sending a vote our way?

Saturday, April 23, 2011

A family of 4

[23] BEDA 2011

It's been a lazy day today.
I've been enjoying being with my family, all 4 of us, for one of the last times for a while.
It's going to be interesting in the months to follow, but right now it's the 4 of us.
I had such momentum yesterday cleaning, today I just want to curl up with my book and some food.
I will film some stuff today, I'm sure.
I'll just focus most of my time around my family.

Oh and...
Do it:

Friday, April 22, 2011

too busy to blog

[21] BEDA 2011

I hung out with my parents today, more fun than I had suspected.
Currently I'm digging through the mess that is my current stuff and my old stuff and putting it into the classic 3 piles:
keep, toss, garage sale
I'll be the first to tell keep and toss pile are the highest.
BEDA is more annoying then VEDA
off with you
go vote:

Thursday, April 21, 2011

back at home...

[21] BEDA 2011

My parents like Futurama!  hahaha
Anyways, I'm currently at my childhood home in Brea, CA
Sitting in my old bedroom.
Looking at the massive pile of STUFF that I need to go through.
Tomorrow is going to be a long day.

If you have not voted today, you should!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Oh Canada!

[19] BEDA 2011

Let me just say this:
Nanalew is such a nice helpful person, even at 1am (for her)
That is all.
Something exciting is coming tomorrow (or late tonight/early tomorrow morning)

Monday, April 18, 2011

artsy high school student

[18] BEDA 2011

Happy Monday!
Sorry guys, I'm gonna have to hold off on the YouTuber reviews till later this week.
Entering this contest and editing is taking all of my time!
(Though I am planning a very cute VEDA video, look out for that later today)
Till then, please enjoy these artsy photos I took when I was in high school...and try not to groan out-loud.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

I'M 25!

[17] BEDA 2011

It's official, I'm 25 today.
I've had a great day and my party yesterday was so much fun.
I really wish this weekend would never end, it's 10pm and I can smell my birthday cake baking... (late, I know)
Good good weekend.
I'm all smiles. =)

Subscribers: 113
Days left of B/VEDA: 13

Saturday, April 16, 2011

This counts as a blog post

[16] BEDA 2011
Not here today, but it's one of my favorite places.
VEDA might be late, but well worth it.

Friday, April 15, 2011

It's the remedy

[15] BEDA 2011

Hey guys, I'm going to take a break from the YouTuber reviews today.  My boyfriend and I are filming a super secret last minute awesome project and we have to make sure we are completely ready for when the others get here.  I'll say this much...there is a snare drum in the living room...

So tomorrow is my birthday party, a full day of fun if all goes right.  Ya never know with these types of overly planned things.  Anyways, tomorrow's vlog will be awesome but tomorrow's blog will probably be short and cop-out ish.

That's fine...time to go watch some Pompalmoose videos *hint hint*

Thursday, April 14, 2011

spreading the youtube love...all over your face

[14] BEDA 2011

Jag älskar dig!  That means I love you in Swedish. I want to learn how to speak Swedish and have been doing so by looking on YouTube...heh

Anyways, on to the next 3 nerdfighters/wizard rockers/youtubers:

As promoused, I'll talk next about LukeConard.  Chair wheeling, auto-tuning, head of Echo Base.  (I don't know what that means...he was just the first guy at Echo Base...I think...nevermind.)  Luke is half of the awesome that is ALL CAPS and a part of the wizard rock gods, The Ministry of Magic.  I actually entered a music video contest they had once here.  Pretty good if I do say so myself.  Anyways, Luke is just a friendly talented guy.  Thumbs up Luke, you are awesome!

Next is communitychannel, she's interesting to say the least.  She does a lot of 'split screen' sort of things where she is having conversations with herself.  She does this very well and very convincingly.  Sometimes I forget she's not a twin. (she's not) She tends to talk about normal things that bother her, and it seems as if in each video she ends up either coming on to herself or the audience.  If I could sum her up in two words they would be: unexpected and entertaining.

Another person who used the 'split screen' technique frequently and well is wheezywaiter. He tends to call the other hims clones.  He talks about news but in a silly explosion filled way.  He's very creative and does a lot from his computer chair.  Yet I love the episodes when he goes outside, or gets coffee. "I love it when the coffee is done."

Now, I realize I've only been listing popular stars on YouTube.  This is intentional.  I did make a video a bit ago where I talked about not just popular YouTubers but also some little known ones.  That video is here. Fun fact: I'm wearing that dress right now =P  Anyways, my friend Josie posed a similar video today, called Pay it Forward and she 'tagged' me in it! (Thanks Josie!!)  I will have to make another video like this later this month or soon, and this time I'll talk about the non-partnered, lesser known yet just as awesome, YouTubers.  So look for that soon.  I'll see ya all tomorrow with 3 more of the big guys.

Later days!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

More Tubers!

[13] BEDA 2011

Hey guys, for todays blog, I'm going to give you another 3 YouTubers that I adore.  Here we go:

Ok, lets talk about iJustine.  Now I know iJ is super popular and even if you don't watch YouTube regularly you've probably seen her sometime.  Her videos are comprised of music video song spoofs, ask iJ videos, and Vlog University videos.  She was one of the first to realized the job potential of posting videos on YouTube and it is her main (if not only) job.  By the size of her new apartment, I know she's making more money than me.  She also has so many secondary channels with long random videos that get more views in their first hour than all my videos combined get...ever.  She truly is something to aspire to for anyone wanting to make YouTube videos for a carrier, even when she does tend to get annoying after her 5th video of the day...

The next person is Catrific.  I'm not sure why I like her so much, her videos are very basic and vanilla and even flat out boring t times.  She works at DailyBooth and mostly just vlogs about that or really basic normal things.  She's friends with a few other popular female vlogers I'm into so that's how I found her.  I still watch her though, it might because she's kind, cute, and in that circle.

Finally, for today, I'll mention Alex Carpenter.  I found out about him when I was showing my friends Andrea and Andy an ALL CAPS music video.  Andy said he knew those guys and their friends who also had a band and then showed me The Remus Lupins which is Alex's wizard rock band.  (Andy went to high school with Alex)  That's when I got into wizard rock.  Through Alex's music I found other wizard rock band and found out Kristina Horner and Luke Conard (I'll talk about him tomorrow) were in different wizard rock bands of their own.  The cool thing about Alex is he does solo stuff and writes songs about other nerdy things as well.  He is sort of blurring the line for me when it comes to 'YouTube Stars' and real people.  Good job, Alex, for being a real person! (you know what I mean...)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The People in Your Neighborhood

[12] BEDA 2011

They're the people that you meet as you're walking down the street...well if by street you mean your YouTube subscriptions...
Yes, I know I'm so boring and all I talk about is vlogging here, but I don't care.  It's my blog and if I want to spend the time talking about my favorite vloggers, then French the lama I will.

First I have to start with Tessa Violet aka Meekakitty.  She was the first YouTuber that I found and indirectly introduced me to the world of online vlogging, wizard rock, and nerdfighteria.  She's a formal model, nerdy, awkward awesome person.  she mostly does just vlogs but lately has dived into the world of origional songs and music videos.  She's too cute not to at least check out.

Then there is the world of Kristina Horner...she appears so many places it's hard to pin down just one.  Her main channel is italktosnakes but she was also the Monday girl of fiveawesomegirls and is one half of the awesome nerd band ALLCAPS.  There is also her second channel kristinahorner which is pretty much as awesome as her first.  She sings wizard rock and other nerdy-themed songs and she vlogs.  I don't know, I just really think she's great.

And last for today, I'm going to mention Shawna aka Nanalew.  She is the YouTuber I see myself the most similar to in our style of YouTube videos.  (My non-Cats ones that is)  A lot of her videos are music videos made to other peoples music, short skits, short silly web shows, and general vlogging.  What's interesting is she is an openly religious YouTuber and I am an openly non-Religious YouTuber.  I don't see, however, how that has much do to with how I feel similar to her, just an interesting fact.

That's all I'll write about today.  Perhaps I'll do another 3 YouTubers tomorrow, this was fun.
Later days!

Monday, April 11, 2011

some words of the day

[11] BEDA 2011

It's getting more real.
I don't quite have the key.
The grass is always greener.
Can't I just be?

A bit of lame poetry inspired life.
I'm, 4 minutes in and already I knew Eat Pray Love was a bad idea.

Sunday, April 10, 2011


[10] BEDA 2011

OK, I hate starting these blogs with VEDA news, but I have to.  I'm not sure the 'rules' but I am going to attempt to film today but I'm not sure if I'll be able to upload till tomorrow...NOT SURE. 
Sorry, today is happy and kinda sad at the same time.  Weird month...weird month...keeps getting weirder.
I am going to Jim's sister, Alley's confirmation today, so it should be a fun and Catholic filled day, haha.  I'm learning more and more the more I hang out with Jim's family.  It's educational.  So because of that, I have no idea when we'll get back and when I can film today...
So 10!  A third of the way there!  w00t!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Just another day...

[9] BEDA 2011

Oh dear, it's starting to get hard to keep doing this.  I have things to do, people to see, sleep to have.
It's not the worst actually, VEDA is much harder.
I have to do my JV video tonight...sometime...I'll be more than busy tomorrow and Monday...well...there's work...
I'm not complaining, I just want to document my level of struggle each day on the path.
SO, a week from tomorrow I'll be 25...what a weird age.  It's the final age that gives you something extra.  Less exciting then the last, however it's still kind of a big deal.  I'll no longer be 'on my early 20s' so much. I'll just be 'in my 20s'  and then a year from now I'll be 'in my late 20s'  Scary.  That's just so close to 30.  Well, whatever...not much else I can say about it right now.  It's the 17th...
ARgggg, why is this month taking so's so slow..hahahahaha
Ok, bye.

Friday, April 8, 2011

le sigh

[8] BEDA 2011

Tired today, working, editing, packing, bath, painted nails...
Watching the sun set currently, well...get lower in the sky at least.
When you only are at work for two hours and you have the rest of the day to watch Dr. Who and sit goes by very slowly.
I feel as if I should be writing poetry or something...listening to Enya and burning incense as I create beautiful things.
For now though, I'll just clean my room, pack things, and finish season three of Dr. Who.
Who knows what the night will bring, friends and more I'm sure.
Not much to report, melancholy is an understatement.
Sighhhhhhhhh =/

Thursday, April 7, 2011

It's like fan fiction...with friends

[7] BEDA 2011

Uggg, don't even get me started on fan fiction. I'm not a fan...UNLESS it Cats. Weird, I know, but it makes sense if you think about it. Take a very song/dance driven show with little character canon and a interpretive plot...good for fan fiction. anything else is just straying from the authors original ideas too much in my eyes. So yes, I've written Cats fan fiction before (we're taking at age 13 here people). Yet, I may or may not be plotting with an old friend to resurect the old story and make it internet worthy *cough*lostcause*cough*
But this is not what I'm going to talk about, blog readers (reader) I'm here to talk to you about the joys of online RPGs. No, not table top RPGs like D&D or even MMORGSakfkaweoWHATEVERTHEYARECALLED like WOW. I'm here to talk to you about the message board based, writing, story game thing. For these, anything goes for me...not just Cats.  It's really hard to I won't and just point you to one I created a few month ago...out of boredom and the desire to just create a game. (setting it up is almost more fun than so many games from my childhood...) I won't even set you guys up, I'm just gonna post the ad as you'd see it in a RPG advertising forum.  Enjoy, laugh at me, join it.  Do what you like...but I just wanted to share another nerdy thing about me that most people don't know I do.'s one of those days...

Hoggy Warty


Post-Potter , 2019 , no word count , adverts

It's 2019, twenty-one years after Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters were defeated. Harry's third child is starting her first year at Hogwarts and all is well in the Wizarding World and beyond. For now...

Come to Hoggy Warty for the true Hogwarts experience.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Old Photos!

[6] BEDA 2011

It's already only day 6 and I'm feeling the stress of blogging and vlogging every day.  It's just another thing nagging at me each day to do.  I feel though, that if I can do this, see it through, then I'll be a bit better at talcking deadlines and being productive EVERY DAY.  It's a hard thing but I think I'll be able to make it.  Another thing I've realized: talking about blogging and vlogging in my blog is way too meta and boring.  So, I shall dig into my old photobucket account and show you all some OLD photos, for fun.

First time in New York City

Knitting with my mom

Hanging out with my Swedish family


That's all guys, see you tomorrow!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

So Excited!

[5] BEDA 2011

OMGaaaaa!!! So excited!!!  I'm going to a concert tonight and I can't wait!!
I hope in the rules for VEDA you can vlog and post it the day long as its filmed in the day...OH WELL
Perhaps I'll upload tonight, we'll just have to see...
Sorry for the randomness of todays BEDA...I just can't wait for the show tonight...hehe
I've got to go get ready...

Later days!

Monday, April 4, 2011

At least my headache's gone...nope, there it is

[4] BEDA, 2011

So I launched my Social Media contest today.  I left this site out mainly because it's more of a side project, writing, personal, sort of thing.  I'd like to gain viewers and subscribers and followers on the sites used in the contest...not really this one.  I would not mind if others read this blog, of course, but it's not really a concern like the others are.  I don't often promote this blog and don't really ever plan to.  I can think of one other person who reads it and that's just fine.  I write for myself here anyways.

Today is the first full day of work I've had this month (Fridays tend to be short) and so far it's been fairly normal.  Next month will be a change (not at work but how I get to and from it)  so I won't take April for matter how much I might want to get it over with.  VEDA is helping as well, yet I'm not sure how doing VEDA during the work week is going to go... usually I film videos for JelliclesVlog and TheCreatingCat never on it might get down to the wire with posting at 11pm each night...eeep!

Ugggg, I waited a few hours to see if I could come up with anything more to post here...guess not.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

so much makeup and film today...

[3] VEDA, April 3rd 2011

Today is BUSY.  I recorded footage for 3 videos and have to still edit yet a 4th.  What have I gotten myself into with this YouTube business, really...  It's all fun though...I'm not complaining.  The VEDA/BEDA thing though...might become overwhelming soon...we'll see.

I have to finish cleaning up my home bedroom before I head back to LA, which should be in the next few hours.  Gonna try and edit too...even though Tropic Thunder is on and I kind of want to take a nap.

Well, I guess I'll take off.  VEDA video is posted, JV video tomorrow, and main channel video tomorrow (a contest!) and I guess another VEDA video for tomorrow as well...

Later days!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Day 2

[2] BEDA - April 2nd, 2011

Sorry, this will be short.  I don't know if I'll have another chance to write anything today.  It's going to be a sad long day.  I'm not sure if I'm going back to LA tonight or tomorrow or Monday.  I guess I'll just have to play it by ear.  Take care everyone, see you tomorrow.

Friday, April 1, 2011

BEDA 2011 starts off!

[1] BEDA 2011 

Well here we are, April.  Finally, I thought this month would never come.  March was a very stressful, bad month.  I am looking to the future with optimism and excitement.  I'll be turning 25 this month, a scary age, and my day to day life will be going through some changes.  It was almost a reason to not blog or vlog every day.  Yet, it is exactly the reason I decided to do it.

Right now I'm at my parents house, in my old room...going through my old toys and keepsakes.  I am attempting to avoid my natural horder tendencies as I go through the mess and get rid of (at the very least) half of all it.  Some of it is easier than I thought.  (the plastic jewelry, the drawings from 5th grade) and some of it is just as hard as ever (my beanie baby collection, the boxes of craft supplies)  I suppose in the end, if I can get rid of half of everything, I'll be satisfied.  And by that I mean my mom will be satisfied.

It is 4:47 right now, the sun is bright, it's warm, and I've yet to film my vlog for the day (YouTube's webcam app is not working...might just use imovie).  There's been no pranks made on me yet and I've yet to pull one myself.  That's just fine.  I have been enjoying the fake movie/tv trailers though.  My favorite is this one.

That's all for today, the rest of the BEDA posts will probably not be this long or nice...but who knows.  Later today I'll post my VEDA video here.

See ya tomorrow guys.
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