About the Blondebot
So you found my blog, ehhhh? You go Glen Coco!
I’m Lauren O’Nizzle (O’Neil, in meatspace) – a 20-something Internet chick / mediakid about town(s) based in Toronto, Ontario.
I’m a digital journalist, web culture scholar / addict , television personality and video blogger who likes to invent words and use lots of pithy adjectives in run-on sentences like this one.
I blog or vlog (almost) every single day. Mostly, I write about cool things I find on the internet and things going on in the world around me. GPOY abounds. I also cover fashion, pop culture, geekery, gadgets and yeah, cats — always with a sense of humour.
If my blog is Beyonce, Twitter and Tumblr are those two chicks that flank her in the single ladies video. Some days, Tumblr is the Beyonce, and some days it’s Twitter. Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, Flickr and Pinterest are strong up in the mix too… The point is that they all work together to make Jay-Z put a ring on it. Eventually. What up, Jay?
When I was in kindergarten, my teacher asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. A nurse? A teacher? A scientist?
Little Lauren: “A kitty.”
Teacher:*patronizing laughter* Sweetie, you can’t be a kitty. Cats are animals and you’re not an animal.”
LL: “Oh. Are dinosaurs animals?”
T: “Well yes, I suppose so…”
LL: “Then I want to be a robot.”
T: “You need to pick something that a human does, Lauren.”
LL: “Oh. Okay. I want to be a garbage man!”
T: “A… garbage man?”
LL: “Yup. When I grow up, I’m going to be a garbage man.”
For months after that conversation, I would to rush to the front of my house in the morning when I heard the garbage truck coming down the street. The kids at the bus stop teased me about my lofty career aspirations (they also made fun of my pink toque with the pom-pom on top) but I didn’t care – I was going to be the best dang Garbage man my hometown had ever seen.
When I finally realized that garbage-mannery involves more than riding on the back of a truck wearing fluorescent suspenders, I decided to pursue a career in the media just like Channel 6 Ace Reporter April O’Neil and I’ve never looked back. (Though I must admit that I would happily abandon all other career aspirations to pursue my life-long goal of becoming a fly girl on In Living Colour)
In 2010, I finished up a Master of Arts degree in Journalism and moved to Canada’s largest city where I’ve been working my tail off in the media and entertainment industries every since. In the past two years I’ve worked as reporter for the Toronto Star, a blogger for MuchMusic, an assistant news editor at Yahoo!, a community manager and video host for vitaminwater Canada, an online journalism teacher at a local college, a CosmoTV blogger girl and and even a professional TV creep for MTV.
I live to be funny and creative. I love to tell stories too – be that through writing, video, live performance, standup comedy or… ya know, making up songs in my kitchen as if real life were a Disney musical. You do it too, RIGHT? Right.
Lisa Simpson is my homegirl.
I spend more money at Starbucks than at the grocery store, more time pruning my RSS reader than cleaning my room, and ‘Bwahahaha’ is actually a part of my spoken vocabulary.
I am an Internet evangelist who has a religious-like devotion to all things digital. And also snacks. Snacks are my religion, scratch the internet. I like snacks.
I’m also into health & fitness, hanging out in coffee shops, lusting over beautiful clothes I can’t afford, acting & dancing, reading fashion magazines, reading really good books, comedic television programs, collecting hair products that I don’t need, eating cute vegetables and breakfast cereals designed for children bright colours, etymology, yoga, rollerblading, travel, cartoons, snowboarding, kittehs (especially my mom and dad’s kittehs Tickory and Steve French), drawing, taking pictures of myself with my iPhone and making fun of peoples’ moms.
In a nutshell, I’m simply another chronically multitasking, irony-loving, conspicuously consuming, attention seeking millennial robo-kid.
If you’re really dying to know something specific, you can always email me and if your query is not creepy (ie; ‘mMmm,,,Iz UR P**zSIe WeT GuRrrrrL?’) or stupid (ie;’what’s your credit card number hun?! LOL! Just curious!’) I’ll be happy to reply!
Formspring is aight too.