Monday, February 25, 2008

OMG boooooring

How come the most viewed list always contains the biggest crap ever???
As of right now, the first 16 most viewed videos are these:Soccer?? What's the point of watching soccer on YouTube?? *yawn*
(Not that I would watch it on TV either, but come on, what's the point? On a tiny little screen, after the game is already done?? Lame.)

My secret

While going through my video history today... I found out that my secret can no longer be kept a secret.

I wanna confess something. Right here and now.

I am in fact Chris Crocker.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Psycho train

I pretty much spent most part of my day "en route", as my online dictionary tells me.
Here are two pictures I took while going back to Munich. No flashlight, and funky light effects inclusive. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Plus: I experience a minor music crisis right now and made a iTunes playlist with only four songs that I listen to on repeat. I am seriously tired of everything else.
The good news: I feel my cold slowly leaving me. Weeeee!

And how are you doing?

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Fucking up the journal.

Sooooooooo I'm pretty sure by now, everyone and their brother have heard about this cheekychen video about how YouTube should have its own category for Art, right? Right.
So tonight, since the whole sleeping thing didn't work out for me at all, I decided to finally make my response (which I had planned since I watched his video the first time) and well... filming took maybe 10 minutes, preparing everything about 15, and editing was like.. 2 hours. For a one minute video. Holy crap. iMovie HD really gave me a hard time today. Maybe it was also affected by the full moon? We'll never know. Aaaaaanyways.
What I had in mind was doing something in reverse... so the whole "Make Art" slogan was only visible at the end. And what did smart ol' me use as canvas? My art journal. What better place to make it than that, right?
And then, while I was in the middle of filming, I had the brilliant idea that it would be nice to start the video with me, opening a book. So of course I had to close the book at the end of the filming part. And now look what a pretty pretty mess I made by doing that: Yeah I know. If that's not art, then I don't know what is LOL
Looks like a lung.. of a chain smoker. Or one of those Rohrschach thingies.
Tell me what you see in the picture and I tell you about the deepest secrets of your psyche.

Greetings, it's me!

Dearest reader of Kiwi's blog, this is me, Kiwi's sleep. I think we haven't met yet.
At first I should probably explain to you that me and Kiwi don't get along too well. It's a love/hate relationship, really.
We argue and fight like little children in a sandbox, but once we made up, there is no stopping us. Alarm clocks? Pffff not with me!

What I really wanna talk to you about though is what happened today. I felt like being funny so I kinda acted like I was totally there for her, embracing her, making her eyes sleepy and her brain tired. I made her believe she was good to go.. with me, that is.
She even went to bed before 3am, read a little, thought she was even sleepier by then. I convinced her to turn off the light and just... easily slip away into the land of dreams.
But oh no - not with me. There I was, waiting in the dark.. making her thoughts go wander around.. taking all sleepiness away.. mean.. unexpected.. making her open her eyes.. looking around in the dark.. moving from one side of the bed to the other.. getting restless.. annoyed.. and finally - I succeeded!!
Pissed off at me (oh sweet victory of mine) she went back to her MacBook. Finding YouTube as messed up as can be (oh my dearest partner in crime, how I love thee), trying to make herself tired again.
But what she didn't know was that tonight.. I had the force with me. The biggest force I can have, to be exact.
Tonight, dearest reader of Kiwi's blog, I played hand in hand with the full moon.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Oh please

The ads on the sidebar of videos usually don't bother me. Except for those video ads.. they are just really distracting.
But what I found a few days ago was just... too much.

Are you fucking kidding me????

Monday, February 18, 2008

Back to the roots.

Almost a year ago, I was sick. And bored.
And I thought: hey, why not make a video for YouTube? You can hardly talk, you look like crap, but why not?
So I started making videos out of boredom while being sick.
Now I'm sick again. And I'm in such a video making mood, it's ridiculous.

In the last two days I made 4 videos... Pretty weird, huh? Guess that's just.. some sort of habit or whatever.

Oooh and a little guitar update: I am now playing the guitar for 20 days and my Yoda told me I was actually really good for that short time. So weeeeeeeeeeeeee go me go me go me!!

Tomorrow (actually today) I'll be going to my dad.. I got the car because I originally had planned to get a couch today.. but now since I'm sick, and so is my roommate who would have helped me, and the girl I'd get the couch from, we kinda.. decided to hold off on that whole couch-getting plan. And since my dad needs the car Tuesday morning... you can figure out the rest of that story.

I will now fall into my bed and hopefully wake up sometime again.

[omg I wrote that blog like an hour ago and totally forgot to post it - go me.. not]

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Comment of the now

MCMunkeybutt (16 minutes ago)
You motherfuckin desperate ugly fuckin mouse voiced wrist slitting cock sucking arse licking shit faced emo! What wrong with you bitch!



So great. Thanks to my roommate, I am now officially sick.
And what does a YouTuber do at a sick day? Exactly.
Make videos. Two to be exact.

Who finds both of them gets a gold star.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

2 girls 1 video

Two days ago, I visited my friend Tessa to shoot the next episode of Learn German. I originally wanted to make a dialogue scene and thought it was way more fun to have an actual person to talk to, rather than just talk to myself... in a wig... again.
But since it was all kind of spontaneous I didn't really have a script ready, just a little list with notes (which usually is enough if I make a video with only myself in it) and as it turned out, that was not the smartest idea ever. We really tried to get the video done and even thought we had accomplished that (almost at least), until Tessa's roommate came home and watched the footage with us.. it became quite clear that nothing was really useful for a real Learn German video.
Since we already had shot something .. I thought I might as well do something with it.
That's how the Failed Episode was born.
I gotta admit, although that was Tessa's first YouTube video, she was pretty professional. A lot more than me, tbh. Everytime we tried to do that dialogue part... I was the one cracking up not even halfway through it.

And now I get all those half-pervy comments on that video. lmao
A couple of (I suppose) guys mentioned something about 1:58.. so I checked.. because i'm curious like that... and may I say that I am pretty sure Tessa didn't do that intentionally? But I thought it was funny so I didn't cut it out. Oh whatever.
I just hope she's not gonna get scared away by the comments... and has the guts to do another attempt next week.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Happy Dexter Day

Ok wow how lame is that. Two posts in a row about the same thing... meh, whatever. My blog, my posts, my rules.

Wanna know how I spent this day of love and throwing up?
Parallel-Dexter-online-watching with Ally and a beer. Or two.

What more can you ask for? Exactly. Nothing.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


After months listening to Ben telling me to go watch Dexter, I finally did.
And now I don't know if I should regret it or be thankful for that tip.
Regret, because I simply can't stop watching. Honestly, the first episode didn't really.. fascinate me that much. It was not like with shows like LOST or Heroes, where I just HAD to watch the next one. But nevertheless, I did watch the next one, and now I'm not able to stop.
At first what really kept me there was that the main character is played by Michael C. Hall, also known as David Fisher from Six Feet Under, which is one of my favorite shows ever. (Not to mention Julie Benz who plays Dexter's girlfriend, and she played Darla in my #1 favorite show of all time, Buffy)
But besides that, the more I watch, the more I am totally into the whole story, and how the characters develope as the show goes on.
Anyways, I guess I just wanted to capture my enthusiasm for the show here, and that's as far as I can think right now. Had a lot of sushi, makes my brain sleepy.

Now I'm just gonna listen to my and all the recently added Michael Jackson songs on there. Woohooooooo

Monday, February 11, 2008

I'm officially LOST - pt. II

So I just watched the second episode of LOST, season 4.
If you haven't and you don't want spoilers.. stop reading NOW.
But srsly, I am sooo confused. Even more than last week. Those four new people? WTF? That ghostbuster guy Miles? The anthropologist? The captain? The physicist?! And that Naomi chick? And the really mean looking guy who appeared in the last episode as well.. you know the one who visited Hurley in the sanitarium or whatever the hell that was? Geez!!! Instead of at least giving at least ONE REAL answer to anything from the last episode, they only added a whole bunch of new questions.
And what about Benjamin Linus? What the fuck is so special about that guy? Gawd I hate him!!
And at the end when he just said: "..because one of our people is on their boat." THE END - I was just like... HUH?!! H TO THE UH?!!!! And now you want me to wait a week until the next episode comes out???!!!!!!! TORTURE!!!!!!
Come on people!!! Give me some answers already!!!!
I wanna punch those writers in the teeth. Full of admiration and respect, but still I wanna punch them. More than once.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Yellow ePress

Since when are 9 actual comments considered spam?
But can I get a woohooooo? For my first official appearance in the Yellow ePress? Yes? Awesome :D

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Going home

I'll be going home to my dad's once again this weekend. No internet (eeew! / weee?) and maybe there is SNOW and stuff, like winter stuff. Meh, I'm kinda braindead right now, please excuse my inability to form perfectly correct sentences.
"F U! Go to bed already!!!!"
(that's what the remaining part of brain tries to tell me.)
But I won't. Oh no little squishy brain thingie, the hell I won't. I'm in the middle of *trying* to practice the intro part of Mad World (I still totally suck at it, but.. every hour or so I even notice an improvement. Hoozah!!)
It's kinda weird to play it though, since so far I have only been practicing chords.. and not tabs.
Okok enough with the crazy and rather not interesting guitar n00b talk.
I want candy!
Random thought, but why not include it here?
I have to srsly go job hunting next week. I quit college, did I tell you that? Probably not.
Well, not that I have a bigger plan now, but I thought it might be nice to get something like a.. how you say.. perspective first? Yes. That's probably it.
No really, the more I think about it, a perspective (of what I'm not so sure yet) would be a good thing to get. Yes yes.
I still have no idea where I'm going (metaphorically speaking, for the really slow of you) so why not start there?
And what does all that have to do with the title? Nothing. You're absolutely right.
Just wanted to mention that.



Since some of you have been asking about this...
These are my four tattoos.

That was my first one, I got it when I was 15. It's a tribal I designed after the old Egyptian sign for "Ankh" (eternal life), and I got inspired by the logo of that one Vampire game years ago..
This one I got when I was 19, it's an ambigram of the word "Earth" (that means you can read it from both sides) which is my element as a Capricorn (I totally stole it from the rather lame "Angels and Demons" book from Dan Brown).
I got this one very spontaneously, after being shopping with some friends. We still had some cash to spend and some time on our hands.. so we went to a tattoo studio (which since that day is the tattoo studio of my trust LOL) and got tattoos that afternoon. That was three years ago. And no, it doesn't mean anything. It's just pretty ; )
This one is my biggest, and the only one with color. I got it last year. It doesn't really have a meaning, besides that it shows something pretty, but in a not so perfect way. I always liked things that have their own beauty to them. The tattoo artist designed it just for me, and I plan on expanding it sometime, probably with some motives from Alice in Wonderland.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

before / after

Hooker hair extraordinaire.

I heart my hair straightener. So much.


Now you'll be like: whaaaaat?
Yes yes. Let me tell you, visitor from a different part of the world.
We crazy people over here in Germany don't really celebrate Halloween (as I may have told you before in a video and/or blog post). There are Halloween parties, and some people dress up, but it's not really all that popular.
We have Fasching. Or -in other parts of Germany- Karneval.
It officially starts on 11/11, but the main part happens in February. Meaning: right now.
There are Faschingsparties everywhere, and people dress up as really awful looking.. things. In my opinion, Fasching is also just another excuse for people to get really drunk in public before noon, but officially its roots are of course based on Christianity, like most holidays here.
So the whole thing ends on Ash Wednesday, that means it is absolutely necessary to get wasted as many times as possible before that day.
Oh the joy... -___-

As cute as it is when kids dress up for Fasching... only gets really creepy the older people are.

Smurfs are always a top choice.
Or.. just random costumes that are a bit tough to identify.
And that's most of the time a good thing. Trust me.
Most important: Be happy (or die right away).

Sunday, February 3, 2008


This picture makes my brain laugh.

Comment of the now

you were great on "Sabrina the teenage witch". what happened to your career?


Saturday, February 2, 2008

Ouch / I'm LOST

The fingertips of my left index-, middle- and ringfinger hurt like hell.
I guess that's a good sign, right?

A link Ally sent me: very basic chords and stuff.
Not too bad.
I'm currently working on switching from Em to G. How genius of me xD

And apparently, my neighbors beat up their kids. Or the kids beat up their parents. Or maybe it's just a kids' party. Not so sure. But it sounds dangerous.

Oh, did anyone watch that new episode of LOST? [If you did, read on, if not.. don't]

Holy shit. I couldn't be any more confused. Srsly, wtf? Can someone explain why Locke isn't dead? And why oh why did their writers decide to trade the flashbacks for short episodes of the future? I'm sure I could explain that all a bit better if I wasn't so DAMN CONFUSED!!!!
And I miss Charlie. I really do : (
And what's with "one of the Oceanic 6"?? Does that mean only six people will survive the whole thing?!!!!! I once read that LOST is supposed to be a seven-season-show, so there will be a LOT more happening. But still: how? why? who? where? what? when? O___o;;

Friday, February 1, 2008

The naked chick made me buy it.

Newsflash! LOL
No seriously though, today is another day that just shows me how much the internet is worth having a computer with internet access.
As all two of you know, I just recently bought a guitar (I am tempted to call it "Crossmack", but that doesn't really match the German perception of "guitar" as a female noun... hmpf) and I am already deeply in love with it.
However, what I wanted to write about is this:
Before yesterday I never even tried to play something on a guitar, and I know probably everyone knows someone who plays guitar and who showed them some little things to play, but not for me. Nobody ever showed me how to even hold a guitar.
So of course the first thing I had to do was tuning it. And smart little me figured, why not search for "How to tune a guitar" on YouTube. Through that search I didn't only find a video that really helped with all steps of the tuning, but a whole website of some Canadian guy who pretty much teaches guitar lessons through video.
Now that may not sound like something special or surprising, but I am truely and deeply amazed by it.
Pay for guitar lessons? Ah pfff, I gots me my computer.

Best thing was when I told my dad about me getting a guitar, [and you have to know he has never been online in his whole life, he doesn't even know how to write or read a text message on his cell phone (which he of course never uses anyways)] his questions were: how much did it cost? and: so you get lessons now?
When I answered him that I probably won't need any lessons (not that I'd have the money for them anyways) he was pretty much surprised and didn't really understand.
He just asked me: "They have teachers on the internet?"
Oh so cute, isn't it?

Btw, if you wanna look up the brand of my guitar, I'm pretty sure you won't find that much, but it's from "Alba", it was extremely cheap, and I just read some posts on different websites about it, and they all were positive. So go me and my new little red wine colored toy xD