Friday, January 22, 2010

Benefit Concert for Haiti vs. Blog TV with a YouTuber? Hmmm.. decisions decisions.. :/

So I noticed that YouTube is going to be showing the Benefit Concert that George Clooney organized for raising money for Haiti.  I was totally stoked because I don't have cable.  (If I did, I would then naturally be watching the concert on TV)

I then was looking through my subscription box and saw one of the beauty Gurus that I follow is going to be on blogtv starting 15 minutes before the start of the concert.  

Normally when it comes to commenting on Youtube I try to keep to the old addage: "If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all."  --It's a lot easier to just be positive than to have to deal with the potential viciously loyal fans of a certain YouTuber who think that this Guru can do no wrong.  

In this instance, I really had to comment.  I just couldn't not say anything.  

Here's what I posted:
you're gonna start blog tv 15 minutes before the benefit concert for Haiti? really????

Ok.  I'll be the first to admit that I could have worded it more positively and less judgemental sounding.  I, however, did not.  
So i'm roaming around Youtube catching up on videos from people I subscribe to and see eventually wander back to my front page and see that I have one new comment.  I figured that I didn't get rid of one of the earlier comments to one of my nail tutorials and go check my comments box to delete it.  
That's when I see that someone has responded to the comment that I had made earlier.  

Here's what he/she posted:
shut up

rolling eyes!  Really?  yeesh.  I mean, it's fine to defend a guru who's your friend and you feel that you really :love: but c'mon.  Give me a break.  

So I checked out their channel.  And go figure.  They have uploaded no videos, haven't shown their recent activity and has a comments section that's full of comments/replies that really say that this person is one of those people on Youtube who are really only there to say mean things and put others down without offering up anything themselves.  

I am clearly upset at the mini-situation.  Upset enough to actually blog about it since I haven't blogged since a couple weeks ago when I just got into town.  But it's just so infuriating that people need to be stupid like that.  I guess a really loud voice with total anonymity is one of the (many) downfalls of the internet.  

Well, I did block the person because I really don't want to fester over this.  But I guess if I see that there are other comments from people saying similar things, I'll contact the Guru and apologize for the tone of the comment - but not the intention. 

Hmmm..  Oh youtube.  

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Leaving on a jet plane... but only after i go through dreaded security

Oh man.

For some reason I'm feeling a bit nauseous. I leave for school tomorrow night on the red eye flight. It's something i've done many a time before but for some reason i'm feeling a little ill at ease. I think maybe it's the pressure of getting my thesis done by the end of this term added to the fact that I didn't do any school work while home for the holidays. Plus, I'm going to be living in a new place with new house mates who I don't know. (I've met one of them a couple times now and she seems pretty cool. The other I have yet to meet, but i'm not actually worried about. I'm sure she'll be fine to live with too.)

I guess i'm nervous because the school semester can go by so quickly. It has actually already started (on monday the 4th) and I don't arrive until thursday afternoon.

I still need to set up a meeting with my thesis supervisor and advisor, but don't know when to do that since I haven't done anything yet so I don't really have anything to show them. :( But I don't want to put it off too long either because the semester is only about 12 weeks until penultimate presentation, and then 2 more weeks (if we're lucky) before my final defence. EEEK!

whooo.... breathe. I know I can do this. I just need to focus.

I am smart, competent and goal oriented. I am capable of finishing my thesis, dammit! I just wish I didn't pick such a difficult subject. grrrr!!!

[for anyone out there who's actually reading this and wondering. I'm taking my Masters in Architecture. My thesis is based on the idea that we all share a common unconscious knowledge of the meanings of symbols and archetypal myths. The goal is to express this unconscious knowledge in a spiritual building {ok, well actually it's been separated into four buildings now} through the physical perceptions of such things as light, colour, texture, materials, and such. ...ugh. yeah. dammit! why do i have to be interested in such complex things!!!!]

And what the heck is up with the stupid airport body scanners that we're going to be getting?!??!  Talk about a breach of privacy!  I can't believe they're being allowed!!  UGH!  NOOOOOO!  Man, what a pain in the ass!

Anyone else have any travel plans soon too?  How are you looking forward to having some random airport security person seeing your body shape and undergarments?  ugh..  p-tew!  I spit at today's stupid society paranoid about "terrorist" attacks.  Can't we all just get along?