Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Birthday Pony Extravaganza!

I had a birthday! 

 To celebrate my old-ass self, my friends got me a bunch of My Little Pony gifts! Because they totally get me, you guys. For funzies I made an unboxing video with my MLP haul.

 Here's a list of all the cool things I got: 

 My Little Pony Cutie Mark Magic Friendship Charm Wings Fluttershy Figure

My Little Pony Basic Fluttershy Figure

My Little Pony POP Style Kit: Zecora

My Little Pony POP Deluxe Style Kit: Rarity & Princess Luna

My Little Pony POP Exclusive Starter Kit Wild Rainbow


So tell me: have you ever made an unboxing video?
Did I do it right?
What can I do better next time?
Leave a comment and let me know!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Star Wars Celebration 2015 Run-Down!

I Had a really great weekend.  Boyfriend took me to Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim as part of my birthday present.  While I only got to be there for 2 days, with my introversion and social anxiety it was more than enough.  I was absolutely exhausted on Monday morning.
I wanted to become one with my couch.  I wanted to just let it absorb me and never move again.  But I did eventually get up to go to work and to make a new video.

I got a little manic towards the end, but you know how fandom is. 



For more photos of my experience, you can find me on Instagram @ JessNxtDoor!

Also, my Star Wars reaction video has over 12,000 views!  
How the hell did that happen?!?!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

OMG You Guys New Star Wars Trailer!!!

Did you watch it?! Did you see it?! DIDJA DIDJA DIDJA?!?!?

Boyfriend got to go to Star Wars Celebration all day today while I had to go to work and otherwise had a rotten-fuck-tastic day.

But all was right with the world when he came home and we watched the new trailer together.

This is my reaction:

 

Note: Boyfriend had seen the the trailer twice already by this point. That is why he is bouncing more than I am.  I was concentrating, trying to absorb every tiny detail. 
But dat Han Solos, tho!!!

Not Really a Post About the GoGG Vlog

I affectionately refer to my video blog as The GoGG Vlog. 

As in Gurl on Girl-Gaming.

I came up with a couple of fun ideas for different ways to showcase things I'm nerdy or passionate about.  Check out the video and let me know what you think!

 

How do you feel about Critter Care Corner, Care & Feeding of Your Geek, and Geek Out! of the Week?

Let me know!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Sleepy Knees

A Conversation between me and Boyfriend at bedtime:

Me: (After tossing and turning, and kicking for several minutes) Ugh!!!  I'm so hot!  It's March, why am I so hot already?!

Boyfriend: Well, it was 84 today and you're wearing pants.

Me: I know, but I'm hot, I can't sleep.

Boyfriend: Well, take off your pants, then, crazy lady.  (I can hear his eyes rolling at me)

Me:  I don't want to.

Boyfriend: Why?  You'll be more comfortable.

Me: No I won't, I don't want me knees to touch.  I can't sleep with my knees touching.

Boyfriend: You're knees?

Me: My knees.  I can't sleep on my side if they're touching.

Boyfriend: Well, just put the covers between them

Me: No, because then my butt gets cold

Boyfriend:  So get some knee-pads or something.

Me: No, they're too bulky and will bunch up and make my knees sweaty.  I hate sweaty knees.

Boyfriend: Well, it sounds like you need to design some sort of special knee.......socks to help you and people with your affliction. (He is barely containing his laughter/snark at this point)

Me: You laugh at me, but I have thought extensively about that very idea.  Here's my plan:  I want to write to the memory foam mattress people, you know how you can request a free sample of memory foam before you buy a whole mattress?  Well, I get a piece of foam and make a prototype with some sort of skin-friendly straps on it.  And strap it to one leg so it sits nicely in between my knees when I sleep.

Boyfriend:  You know we do have access to an entire foam plant, you could just ask for some. (Boyfriend's dad is a chemist working in the mattress foam industry.)

Me:  I don't need that much foam just for my knee.

Boyfriend: Oh no, I'm thinking mass production and marketing at this point.  There must be other people out there that...hate having their knees touch...you could design them and sell them on QVC.  You could call them SLEEPY KNEES!  

Me: Oh my god shut up.

Boyfriend: And then you could have a line of elbow pads called El-Doze.  We're gonna be rich.

Me: Shut up now I'm even hotter from laughing.


I eventually gave in and slept with no pants and the comforter wrapped around one leg so that my knees never touched.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Dear Me

I wrote a letter to my 14 year-old self.

Making this video was very healing for me. I hope it can help anyone else who has ever felt broken or "wired wrong."



Monday, January 19, 2015

I Made a Thing! (UPDATED)

So this isn't really a post.  
It's just me saying, "Hey guys, I made a thing!  You should go watch it and give me constructive criticism."  
Kthnxbai!


 

After Boyfriend watched my video, I flopped down on the couch and released a massive sigh of relief because I accomplished something. Then this happened: 

Me: I did it! I made a thing. I posted a video. 

Boyfriend: You did! And it's good! 

Me: Thanks. 

Boyfriend: I'm proud of you. And you didn't record it vertically so I don't have to be embarrassed. 

Me: You suck.