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Feel like watching a bunch of nerdlingers geek out over even bigger nerdlingers and related nerdcore merchandise?
I did. So I went to FanEX at the Metro Convention Centre on Sunday, despite the fact that I’d only slept a few hours and was living in a 90% un-packed house.
You know your girl isn’t going to pass up an opportunity to buy some kawaii new toys and Nintendo gear – or feel borderline stylish… even if only in comparison to obese Freddy Krueger.
Here’s the video. Enjeezy!
What. A. Weekend.
It feels like it was about 5 minutes long, but that’s okay. Time flies when you’re having much merriment (and/or hauling gear around your pad), am I right?
So many videos are coming – no joke. I collected enough footage this weekend to make a documentary. Maybe I will…
I’ll call it “Capitalism: A Love Story”. That’s a good name for a doc, right?
It’ll mostly be me, dancing around Toronto like a Spaz, a la:
I’d watch a full length feature film of myself doing the boogie slide for sure – but that’s only because I’m a stark raving narcissist like that.
What a nice event. I learned a thing or two about pvc trim and lessening my carbon footprint (Did you know that the energy saved from just one pop can can operate a TV set for 3 hours? I just Googled that. It’s legit.) and had the chance to eat some of my beloved street corn.
Today, I hit up Fan Expo, which is kind of like Comic Con but Canadian and bigger. Shatner was there. ‘Nuff said.
I didn’t meet him, mind you… but he was there. I did get to battle with Kick Ass, buy some toys and kiss Tron on the mouth. That was cool.
Full on VLOG post coming laytah. In the meantime, please enjoy this little “Happy Birthday Zacky” vid I threw together from the other night. Full length interviews with all of the special guests I talked to will be uploaded when I get a freakin’ chance, JEEZ!
I full like I’m working two full time jobs right now between my job job, my blog blog, and all of these other little gigs I’ve got running on the side. TIFF is going to be insanity.
Meh. I’ll sleep when I am dead. And unpack my new apartment while I watch the Emmys right meow!
Jane Lynch and Betty White, Eric Stonestreet and Dexter’s Steve Shill also took home awards. Kill me with a machete made of AWESOME why don’t you.
And please Kill Edie Falco for stealing Tina Fey (or Amy Poehler)’s award, while you’re at it. Ahhhh, I kid, I keed. I love Edie Falco. I just love my funnygirls more.
I’m going to go watch the rest of this now and nerd out some more. It’s going to be a late night assembling well-priced, mass produced Swedish furniture, I tell you what.
<3 Lauren O’Parsons
Not much of an intro for this one because I’m having a lavishly lazy day.
Not bad lazy (or rather, the negative connotations attached to the word ‘lazy’ and related ideas of abandoning work in favour of other life spheres for like, 2 seconds), but good lazy.
Lazy as in the verb “to laze“… for I am taking a few hours simply to laze about, as all humans should every now and again.
For, as Wikipedia tells me John Steinbeck wrote in ‘The Log from the Sea of Cortez’ in 1951:
“Only in laziness can one achieve a state of contemplation which is a balancing of values, a weighing of oneself against the world, and the world against itself.”
Whatever that means. Hey – it sounds nice and it’s positive, so I think it fits the theme of this post — even if I don’t feel like wrapping my brain around the concept of “weighing of oneself against the world” right now.
Interesting cat, that one. Married Karl Marx’s daughter Laura and died with her in a suicide pact at the age of 69. Romantic? I’ve not yet decided. Everything involving Karl Marx is a little bit too romantical for me…
But this has turned in to way too much of an intro for a ‘lazy’ day post. I’m still learning to be perfectly lazy. Perhaps my kitties could give me a few pointers.
Presenting…. LOLVLOG # 8 ish or something!
*Robin crashes into head*
TWEEET. TWEET TWEET! TWEEEEET!
If you haven’t already figured I out, I did not win the AXE Gig.
I got the official call on Friday morning when I was at a Starbucks in Boston, but I had already sort of figured things out earlier in the week.
Receiving an email that said something along the lines of “Expect a call between 10 and 12 on Friday” was not a promising sign… especially after learning that all of the other contestants I’d spoken to were also expecting a call on Friday – except for the one who was expecting a call on Thursday…
After I was given the obligatory “You’re totally awesome! but…” spiel, I went and sat down at a corner table and cried for about 30 seconds (I’m kind of a cry-baby, if you haven’t noticed).
Fortunately, I was wearing big sunglasses to hide my face from the cute Barista boy who was probably like “wtf?” anyways.
I just kind of sat there for a few minutes feeling embarrassed and foolish, worrying about how I was going to tell all of the people who had blowing up my phone with “SO? DID YOU GET IT? HUH? DID YOU GET ITTTT???” all day.
And then I called my mom.
“Everything happens for a reason, hunny,” she said. “I truly think you’re meant for something even better than this.”
Her sentiment was echoed by several of my friends. And you know what? I’m kindasorta starting to believe them.
Maybe it won’t come with a free condo and 10 g’s – but I’m confident that something awesome will come my way this summer.
No, scratch that. Nothing is going to just “come my way” this summer. I’m going to make this the best damn summer I’ve ever had, free condo or no free condo! 10 thousand bones or no 10 thousand bones! Jay-Z or no Jay-Z!!! (though I really would like if it involve Jay-Z)
It took me about ten minutes to compose myself and mosey on back to ROFLcon after the little Starbucks sobfest.
It wasn’t long though before I was all “AXE who?”. Chilling with the best of teh interwebz distracted me nicely for the rest of the weekend. By the time I got back to Canada, I was pretty much over it. You win some, you lose some. C’est la vie, right?
Sure, I’m a bit disappointed… I mean, I did put a LOT of work into that competition – from the application process to the challenges to the press circuits and constant promoting. It was seriously like working another part-time job or taking an extra credit course or something. But I had a blast doing all of those things, so it’s not like it was all for nought.
Plus, I got the chance to meet a whole whack of great people (big shout-outs to the other 9 AXE kids!) and produce some fun things for my portfolio too (like my “day in the life”photos and one badass rap video).
I can say with 100% sincerity say that they’re both awesome people. Talented, fun and genuinely nice.
I know that they’re going to rock these jobs out hard and I can’t wait to read about the adventure. Hey – maybe we’ll even run into each other partying around the T-dot this summer!
Ain’t no shame in being being beaten by the best Jamie and Al are going to have one slammin’ summer in the city, but I’m sure the rest of the contestants will be doing cool things too.
As for me, the job hunt is ON.
Unless the producers of Fear Factor or the Amazing Race come a knockin’, there will be no more competitions for this kid (I just about puked when no less than 5 people sent me this link. As if!)
It’s time for your “consummate contest girl” to focus on her career. Her real career.
My official graduation is June the 12th, and if I don’t have a decent job by then I will be banished to les banlieues…
If I’m going to be a ghetto rat, damned if I’m not going to be a French one!
All of that being said, I’d like to give the biggest most heartfelt of THANKYOUs to each and every person who’s supported me in this AXE gig endeavor over the past four months. Thank you for your fan-signs, your votes, your comments and messages of encouragement. You + Me = friends forever. I’m serious.
I’m tempted to list the names of those who have gone above and beyond to help me, but there are just way too many of you to count and I’m worried that I’ll leave someone out. Instead, let me just say that I really, really, really love Sean Walsh, Nate Black, Chris Mitchell and, of course, Mommy and Daddy. Homies for life (and of THAT, I am actually serious.)
I think I should mosey on over to craigslist now… Mama needs to find herself a ridiculously, ridiculously, ridiculously good gig.
Please, play me off Keyboard Cat!
That’s Swedish for “Vlog two”.
Are you impressed with my rudimentary mastery of a random Scandinavian language? You should be. Most people are. And by most people, I mean the five year old twins I encountered on a bus in Göteborg who taught me how to say “cute” after I accidentally told their mother that I thought they were “sexy”.
The little blonde meatball munchers got a kick out of my silly foreign flubs, but I could only imagine how they might have reacted if I were a moustachioed man wearing aviators… which reminds me – I must buy this t-shirt when it’s time to buy a t-shirt:
I only buy them on special occasions now. I used to have a bit of a… a habit, to say the least. Even though I rarely have the chance to rock them anymore (ya know, ’cause I’m trying to dress more like a grown-up and less like a 16-year-old these days. Some days.), I LOVE funny T-shirts. Check out my latest acquisition – I scored it from Brodie (O’Nizzle child #2) at Christmas:
At least one sixteenth of my closet is filled with funny t-shirts. At least one eighth of that sixteenth have never been worn – merely purchased for novelty’s sake, or bought on impulse before considering the fact that I may not have anywhere to wear them. It’s not like you can just walk into class, or work, or your boss’s kid’s birthday party rocking something like this. Or this:
Boy, that was one awkkkward Monday morning around the water cooler I tellz ya… *cough*
Anyways, I should stop blog-crastinating and get back to the grind. I’ve got a presentation tomorrow, a current affairs show concept to pitch on Wednesday, a documentary to pitch on Thursday, and so many articles to read that… I could spend many many hours reading articles.
I’ve got nothing. My mind is mush right now.
SO HERE’S THE VIDEE-OH:
Time for bed.
Lauren “The girl who wants to work for AXE Canada this summer and needs you tovote for her every day” O’Neil
My first attempt at video blogging. Actually… it wasn’t an attempt at anything – I just turned on my webcam and started talking and 6 minutes later I was like “OMG… I think I just vlogged…”
I just got this silly email forward. I’m not usually the type to do anything but straight up BANISH silly email forwards like this to my virtual trashcan (fellow uwo kids can vouch for me – the minuscule amount of space we’re allotted is oh-so-precious…) but this email caught my eye.
Much like my blonde hair catches the eye of all the greasy truckers who yell “SHAKE IT BLONDIE!” when I’m jogging outdoors in the summertime…
A BLONDE’S YEAR IN REVIEW
Took new scarf back to store because it was too tight.
Fired from pharmacy job for failing to print labels. Helllloooo!!!…….bottles won’t fit in printer!
Got really excited … finished jigsaw puzzle in 6 months … box said ’2-4 years!’
Trapped on escalator for hours … power went out!
Tried to make Kool-Aid … wrong instructions … 8 cups of water won’t fit into those little packets!
Tried to go water skiing … couldn’t find a lake with a slope.
Lost breast stroke swimming competition … learned later the other swimmers cheated, they used their arms!
Got locked out of my car in rain storm … car swamped because soft-top was open.
The capital of California is ‘C’ … isn’t it?
Hate M & M’s … they are so hard to peel.
Baked turkey for 4 1/2 days … instructions said 1 hour per pound and I weigh 108!
Couldn’t call 911. ‘duh’…..there’s no ‘eleven’ button on the stupid phone!
Har-dee-har-har! Corny but cute, no? We all need to turn our brain off sometimes… speaking of which, I need to get to bed. I’m back to school this week and feeling drained already. Working a structured 40 hour work week during my internship period, well… that sucked balls – but at least when I was done for the day, I was done for the day.
J-School never ends – it’s a 24/7 ordeal. Even when you come home, you need to be thinking about stories, lining up interviews, stressing over assignments, doing readings… whicccchhh I’m going to have to do at lunchtime tomorrow since I bailed on library time tonight in favour of Geek Dinner London! (Great times!) I’m glad I went, but it’s like… 12:50am now and I’m still not even close to being prepared for tomorrow’s Health & Medical journalism lecture. Feckage.
I DID however, VLOG for the first time tonight. In my PJs. Yup. That would be posted on this blog right here right now if my internet connection hadn’t cut out midway through the upload process not once, not twice, but THRICE. If it doesn’t smarken up in the morning, I’ll bring it on a USB key to school and upload it there. Jeeeesh…
Are you ready? Are you ready for the LOL-VLOG? If you think I’m obnoxious to read, just WAIT until you watch me! DOUCHEBAGGERY SQUARED, EEE!