With everything that is going on, I feel like almost every show I watch has serious problems and issues. I’ve been taking a break from all the visual noise and just let myself dive into a world of reruns. My favourite series is Three’s Company. I literally watch it all day. The physical comedy in this show is above anything I’ve ever seen. The talented John Ritter is so animated and seems to gracefully glide through each bump into a wall or a trip on a random object. Joyce DeWitt plays the lovely Janet Wood, the brains of the trio and the bit of Janet and Jack bounce off each other like a perfect dance. It’s refreshing to watch how simple things were.
I fight my insomnia with reruns and I will try to watch newer problematic shows. The Office is another go-to show I tend to watch when I need to hear some background noise. I guess it helps me to focus more on my art or when editing. I know I’m weird that way.
The guess in this crazy 2020, I find solace in watching the simplicity of the past. I hope sleep will come back into my life sometime soon
I had such a fun weekend and I’m so happy that the stresses of the world melted away. I ordered more supplies, worked on some fine details and now I feel more prepared for all my future projects. As a bonus, I got to meet up with some great friends and we ended the weekend with sharing some great laughs and stories.
It’s Sunday and the week is officially over and I couldn’t be happier. I had an unusually productive week that lead to a relaxing weekend. I’ve been making my Christmas lists and planning out the colour scheme of this years Christmas. Being in the new house makes this year extra special and makes me more excited about all the holiday activities I have planned for the kids.
I’ve been editing and uploading new videos to my YouTube channel more regularly and I’m enjoying the routine. I’ve been working on some projects with my sons and we’ve all been having such a great time. My kids never cease to amaze me with their fabulous ideas, they inspire me every day!
I hope everyone has a fabulous day, much love to you all! 😉
My latest travel to NYC was full of adventure and high energy! I didn’t expect to love New York as much as I do now.
My hometown is 2 hours away from the Detroit airport which made for an early start to my trip at 1:00am early Thursday morning. The shuttle bus was on time and filled with 10 passengers. Out of 10 travellers I managed to hold up entire bus up at the border trying to explain what Meerkat (@AppMeerkat) was. The officer wanted to know how I met my friends and what I was doing with the live streaming. It was probably the most drilling set of questions I’ve had to answer but on top of that, the officer looked up my website! (He may be reading now, so HELLO! 🙂 Mr. Custom’sOfficer!) He was very professional and he thanked me for giving him my information. It was a little awkward on the bus after that, but we made it through.
My 8am flight took off and arrived on time at 10am. Right from the time I collected my bags and exited the airplane I was already pumped full of excitement! It was amazing to see Herbie (@HerbieMerrin) and Betsy (@BetsyBoop35) in real life and we even had time to stop off and see Ricky (@rickysanquiche) before we got to meet up with Nick (@dagadgetguy) for our Olive Garden dinner. I’m still proud to boast that I out ate all three of them and cleared my plate like a true Foody and I cleared the plate again at Applebee’s haha.
I took in all the sights and the action on the streets. Be it by car, bicycle or by foot, the only speed that New Yorkers know is FAST! With Herbie’s driving skills and Betsy’s sass, I quickly felt safe and at home among the Big Apple dwellers.
One of the favourite places I visited was the Fifth Avenue Apple Store
The Apple Store was complete with a clear glass elevator that Nick and I could not resist so we took the elevator up from the enormous underground store.
This was the BEST first day of vacation!! 😀
The couple of days were spent shopping, laughter and great food..
I had an unforgettable time with friends that now feel more like family than anything else. We all bonded in a way that would not have been possible without Meerkat and the magic of the internet.
I miss my dear friends and my Brooklyn home away from home.. but, I will be back…
Much love everyone hope you all have a great weekend! 😉
The last few days have been filled with all kinds of action with the kids’ schedule and with my own. My projects are all coming into fruition and I am loving every minute.
Due to the recent arrival of Meerkat into my life I’ve been enjoying the interactions and the pace of the social app. I have to admit it has steered me far from my usual online social networking apps for a bit, but I’m fine tuning my schedule constantly. I’ve met so many amazing people over the last few weeks that I can’t help but be completely addicted.
I did an experimental #20ToppingPizzaChallenge which I concocted with the help of my viewers. They chose the ingredients and I put it together and ate it! I live streamed the entire process and ate it in front of my audience as well as recorded it on my radio show.
It tasted exactly like it looks and it reminded me of the floor of a wild house party from my partying days. I managed to eat a rather large piece and yes my stomach totally hurt after. There are a ton of screenshots and Vines of the whole thing, my facial expressions were hilarious.
My next mission is to complete another Meerkat Marathon where I stay up for at least 26 hours to beat my previous record of 25 hours of live streaming. I will not sleep throughout the whole 26 hours so I’m hoping I will be joined by my frequent viewers to help keep me awake. I’m already exhausted just thinking of it, however I love to entertain and hanging out with some great personalities online. Much like my MeerkatPizza above, the people who watch me are a mixtape of flavours, from sweet to awkwardly uncomfortable. We are all watching each other and although it is a voyeur’s dream, I believe Meerkat and other live streaming apps have changed the online game completely and I am loving the changes!
This Saturday weather has been fabulous and I have the windows and curtains open, which translates to perfect nap time ambiance. 😀
I’ve weathered the storm of the Easter weekend unscathed. I had a huge turkey dinner with all the fixings and also several desserts, at my brother’s house. The kids played Easter Egg cracking games and ran around with their cousins. I’m really happy we decided to have it on Saturday instead of the traditional Easter Sunday. It gives me a bit of extra time to chill out and catch up on some need-to-do laundry.
About a week ago I discovered a new app; now if you know me, you will know that I’m always looking for some cool apps and games for my phone and iPad; well, the app is called Meerkat. It’s available of all IOS users (Android version to come), but you can watch live streaming on your computer. Meerkat is a new social networking app which allows you to watch people and events through live video streaming. Your viewers respond to you through their Twitter accounts. I held 2 Meerkat Marathons to test the app. I ran one 20hr stream and another 24hr stream during the first 2 days and Meerkat was connected and going strong. I have also been able to meet new indie artists and great new friends. It’s great to know that I can reach out and interact with my Twitter peeps as well as help others. I am currently streaming every day which means I’ve gotta be somewhat camera friendly at least once a day haha. This is a great tool for vloggers, businesses, independent work, etc. It’s safe to say I have a new addiction.
I hope you are all having a great weekend and hit me up if you see me on Meerkat!
The final weekend of March 2015 is coming to an end and I must say I really enjoyed the month. I accomplished a lot and organized myself to allow for my projects to finally come to fruition. Is it sad that I finally feel like a grown up? haha I’m just kidding! I never wanna grow up!
My new pup will be arriving in a couple days and I just finished making him a baby blanket. Apparently, most Chinese Crested dogs are allergic to wool and I figured him coming off a 2 hour flight, probably traumatized, he will most likely need a new blanket. The wait was for almost 6 weeks to get him and I’m so excited to meet my new lil guy. I plan to bring him everywhere I go, a spirit animal, if you will. 😉
As always it’s great to finally be reunited with my girl Princess Stepford we always seem to laugh and enjoy what we do and that is to entertain. This last episode was good ol’ thought provoking fun that lead us both into the YouTube abyss.