Tuesday, 29 April 2008

sexy tshirts.

I really wish I had a little more money...

There are soooo many coool tshirts that i want to buy at the moment :)

The good news is that I'm starting to apply for some part time work, which will give me a little income until i go back to university in september, so as soon as i get a job, i'll be able to afford to buy at least one of these lovely tshirts displayed in this here blog post...

I've also decided to start playing online poker again, and i credited my pokerstars account last night. I know most people think online gambling is wrong/dangerous/addictive, but it really isn't. I've made over $300 in the past from it, which I then withdrew from my account to buy my iPod. So i figured i would reinvest, and hopefully make enough to buy some tshirts, and possibly even make enough to even buy a Wii or an xbox360... I know there is a certain amount of luck involved in all card games, but with poker, there is a lot of skill involved too. Assessing risks, analysing the probabilities of likely cards which could come out, which will either give you an unbeatable hand, or give you a worthless hand... Sure, I'll have some bad days where I don't get the right cards, but if I play sensibly, then overall I'll come out on top, like I've always done in the past :)

Plus, poker is fun and i enjoy it, so it gives me a chance to make a bit of money from something i like doing, which is awesome.

On a separate note, I just wanted to thank everyone who left comments on my last blog post. It was so nice of you guys to offer encouragement about the videos I make. Sorry I haven't replied to any comments on here (blogger confuses me, and I don't even know how to reply to them..) but I do read all the comments here on my blog, so THANKS AGAIN!

Thursday, 24 April 2008

lack of inspiration :(

I decided a while back that I was going to stop posting raw “vlogs” on my main youtube channel (JohnnyDurham19), because I usually find that those kind of videos aren’t very interesting (unless you're particularly funny, or entertaining, which I don't really think I am). Seeing as I’ve just recently hit 10,000 subscribers, I’d really prefer not to bore that many people to death with lame, boring vlogs.

I want to be proud of the videos I post. I want them to be creative, interesting, and entertaining; but the problem with this is that it then takes me weeks to actually get round to making a video which I feel is worthy enough to upload. Like for example, I’d love to post some kind of video to celebrate reaching 10,000 subscribers; but I don’t want to post some lame vlog, of me simply saying something cliché along the lines of “Thank you all so much, it really means a lot to me”.

I mean, obviously it does mean a lot to me that so many people have found my videos interesting enough to actually want to subscribe to me, but I want to find a creative way to thank everyone... except I can’t think of anything creative... which means no video...

I guess the point of this blog is just for me to moan about not being able to consistently come up with interesting and unique ideas for videos. Ahh well, I’m sure I’ll make a new video soon regardless... in fact, I'll be posting a new one in a few hours - although, it is by no means an original video idea; it's simply an imitation of someone else's video, but with my own little twist.

Ps, there is a reason for the random picture in the middle of this blog... I decided blogs would be more interesting (and aesthetically pleasing) if they had images in as well as words, so from now on, all my blogs will probably have some form of picture in them :) mhm

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

I ♥ New York!

Son of a gun!

Two blog posts in two days?!

So, last night I went to an american diner with two of my best friends, Kelly and Nicolle; and Kelly has just come back from a trip to New York, and she brought me some rather delightful holiday gifts back. It was totally unexpected, but it was a lovely surprise.

She brought me back some hershey’s chocolates which are delicious! (we can’t buy hershey's chocolates very easily here in the UK). She also got me some super cool ‘I ♥ New York’ merchandise!

Here is a picture of me with the ‘I ♥ New York’ baseball she bought for me:


Although, I’ve never played baseball once in my life, so I’m not sure what I’ll use it for... I’ll probably just throw it around my house, and break random ornaments/vases that my mum has pottered about the place xD


Monday, 21 April 2008

my weekend!

Good golly gosh.

I haven’t updated this blog in months! I’m very sorry to anyone who has been checking back here regularly for updates; although I have a feeling very few people (if any) would have been doing that...

Anyway, I just thought I would post a little blog today to talk about my weekend...

But first, here is a picture I took today of me with my favourite lamp shade!!!

Woooop!!! (Isn't it beautiful?!)

Ok, so I may well end up talking about my weekend in my fiveawesomeguys video on Friday, but I wanted to put something down in words now, while it’s still relatively fresh in my memory :)

My weekend was AWESOME!

I took the train down to London on Saturday morning, and met up with Alex (nerimon) at Paddington Station, and then we got the train to Bath to go and see Charlie (charlieissocoollike).

The main point of the trip was for Alex and I to see Charlie act in the play he was in – His Dark Materials; and I must say, that I was blown away by how brilliant the play was. It was absolutely amazing! Charlie was exceptionally good in all his roles, especially Jopari which was his main character. Here is a picture of him in character (on the left):

(I didn’t take this picture, I just stole it from Charlie’s blog xD )

So yeah, it was a privilege to see Charlie acting in the play, and he gave a brilliant performance.

The thing I enjoyed most about the weekend though was just that I got the chance to hang out with Charlie and Alex. I mean, I’ve met them both before at youtube gatherings, but because there is often so many people at those things, you never really get a chance to spend much time with everyone individually, which is why it was so great going to Bath this weekend as I got to spend a good amount of time with both of the guys; and they’re obviously both awesome people to spend time with, so it was definitely a fun weekend.

It’s hard to put into words why I had such a good time. I could easily start writing about all of the quirky, funny things that happened, like meeting Mr “i’ve got 35,000 views” poppadom guy, or when Charlie took us on a backstage tour of the theatre... but explaining all these things in a blog won’t give a true reflection of how fun they were, and they’ll probably just tarnish the memories, so I’ll stop writing now.

I don’t know if Charlie or Alex will get round to reading this, but if you guys have been reading, then thanks for an awesome weekend!!!