Today I put down my deposit for my surgery next month. I don’t want to mention what it is exactly yet because I haven’t decided so I’m debating if I want to document this experience. It’s going to be I hope the last surgery I have ever for this reason because I have had this surgery 3x before and I really want the problem to just go away. Don’t worry guys, it’s not life or death, no crazy diseases it’s just something that needs to be “corrected”. Wish me luck.
Sometimes I wish I lived in Britain or the Middle East. Not for any special reason except for the fact that I feel a connection with the sense of humor from those parts of the world. My humor is very dry and sarcastic. I’m subtle in my comedy. I guess I’m SO subtle that many Americans have no idea that I’m joking. Take my “Calexit” presidency YouTube video. Some got it, most didn’t. Comments like, why are you in your underwear and your room is such a mess, etc. It’s amazing bc many of these people don’t realize that this IS comedy, That IS a character. I am illustrating how UNQUALIFIED this CHARACTER is to run a country. It’s really amazing to me that with all the content on my channel, no matter how you find it, people can’t recognize satire comedy. For me, if I was confused on weather something was “real” or not. I would take it a step further by looking at the rest of the content on someone’s page or even a simple google search before I left an offensive comment. Most of the comments are just ignorant anyway and I don’t take it personally I just wished people would put a little more thought into something before they took actions. I like my humor and I don’t care if people get it or not, someone will and that’s my audience.
So, I’m trying to decide if I need to have an actual theme for my blogs or should it be more of a diary type content. Both sound appealing to me but if I do decide to stick with a certain type of topic, what would it be? I don’t want to have consistent gripes about my life when I am inconvenienced in the slightest bit. I want to keep it more positive and try to serve as a role model for others all the while being authentic and genuine about who I am and the fact that I am a person just like everyone else. I wouldn’t mind having this also like a diary but the problem with that is there are some people (very few) that I would prefer not to read my information. So, if I do that then I guess I will have to be more cautious in my posts, but then I don’t get to open up as much. If anyone can offer some feedback or advice it would be greatly appreciated!
I don’t know why but deep in my soul I knew Trump was going to win. I have proof of when I stated that with timestamps but that’s besides the point. It’s still a hard pill to swallow.
So we have to all laugh to keep from crying right?? Right! So, I have spent much of the last week laughing at the tragic results of the 2016 election. And just when I thought it couldn’t get any funnier I found out that California is trying to secede from the United States. I don’t know how realistic that is but it is very funny.
I took this as an opportunity to make fun of the new “Calexit” plan. Well, if California is going to be it’s own nation, than it will need a president won’t it? So I made a video (comedic) on my run for president. Well as usual, people do not have a sense of humor on the internet and the fact that I am allegedly “running” for president in a messy room to illustrate that I can’t get my life together and my ridiculous credentials including the fact that I have a cat isn’t enough for people to get that this is a joke. I mean, the fact that you can see me in my bedroom mirror “accidentally” in my underwear, come on people! So many people think that I am serious and it’s beyond ridiculous. I mean, I guess it’s okay but it kind of hurts that people are so dumb. My humor I guess is a little too dry for the masses. But like I have always said, you have to be intelligent to understand dry humor and sarcasm and as we have seen from this last election. Most people do not care about facts and are easily persuaded. It’s sad. In the day of Google, I truly believe ignorance is a choice.
Watch the video here 🙂
My Presidential Election
So this is another vlog I made last week and I will link it below. After doing some research on our presidency history I have come to what many might think is a surprising presidential prediction. Typically people would expect someone to say Trump or Clinton. Well I don’t think it is going to be either. I think what we need to take a look at is the other possibilities that may come about. Obviously Obama is only set to run two terms but let’s think of the other possibilities. God forbid there will be a terrorist attack that will lead him into a third term but that is not my prediction.
My predication is that we need to pay MORE attention to the vice presidents because that is going to become our next president. More specifically, I think it will be Pence to be honest but the reason it isn’t Donald or Hilary is because with the amount of hatred towards both candidates (God forbid) it seems it will only be a matter of time before one of them gets assassinated. We have had four sitting presidents assassinated in history and it is an average of one in three presidents that have had an attempted assassination. I didn’t realize that Obama has had at least four assassination attempts alone.
Just this evening Trump was rushed off stage due to a scare. This is the second one since he’s been running. I guess we will see in a few days who ultimately wins but either way a lot of people are going to be very very angry.
Check out this link for a list of assassination attempts throughout history: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_presidential_assassination_attempts_and_plots
Here is Trump’s second scare in Reno, NV tonight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eemJPPb8Otw
Here is my video dated Nov 2 with my prediction: https://www.youtube.com/edit?video_id=fT_NTHN9Lfc
A couple weeks ago I did a rant on my YouTube about the differences between trained actors and people in social media that THINK they are actors. And God is it annoying. Just like any career, for someone to work hard to get into and then someone else to just come along and proclaim themselves as such can be rather frustrating. It was bothering me for a while and I think that is one of my motives to want to become more of a YouTube personality rather than an actual actor, although I am heavily trained and in the union. Everyone on instagram is doing skits, they are usually poorly written, not funny and terribly shot. So I either have to stop doing skits, or do skits that are of much better quality. So in a way it forces me to pick up my game. Here is a link to my rant here where I use the perfect analogy involving my obsession of cats. 🙂
After spending over 5 years obsessed with acting and thinking there is nothing that will ever steer me away from it…well, I don’t know, I’m finding myself falling out of love with acting. I guess I’m a bit burnt out with the whole auditioning and call backs with limited bookings. I really hate the lack of control in the whole acting field. I mean, let’s be honest. The system is made for you to fail. Think about it. For instance if you live in LA these are the things you must accomplish just to be remotely in the playing field:
1. Live in a major city such as Los Angeles
2. Be available all day in case of last minute auditions or bookings
3. Work all evening just to pay your sky high rent
4. If you can’t afford your sky high rent, share a studio with someone splitting it with a curtain
5. Take acting classes during the day which is really your night
6. Get headshots, be active online, rehearsals, mailings the list never ever ends!
These are just a few points as to why it’s almost impossible to make it in Hollywood unless you know someone. I’ve seen it done but it’s not easy. The other thing that lacks control is this analogy I came up with.
If I take a test, and I get all the answers right. I pass the test, right? Right!
If I go to an audition and I do EVERYTHING right, I book the gig, right? Wrong!
There are way too many variables. I remember one time I went in with children to do an audition and my actor kid started crying, welp, there goes that gig. I didn’t even get to audition properly bc the kid wouldn’t participate. There was another time not too long ago where I was up for the lead part against another girl. I was likely to get it because I had a stronger social media following. After weeks of auditioning etc, etc. Guess who they chose? None of us! They went in a “different direction” which to me is suspect of a sugar baby but what do I know. In any case, I love to act, I’m a heavily trained actress, in the union and I have experience under my belt as well as other credentials. But I just found that growing my social media presence has garnered me more attention, bookings and stability then constant auditions that usually lead to no where. So now, I feel like a website is more necessary than ever. I feel I need more control over my career and life and although social media hasn’t been great for my relationships, it is certainly a God send for businesses of all sorts. Especially entrepreneurs. 🙂 Tomorrow I’m going to write a follow up on what my goals are and what my “peeves” are with today’s actors and social media coupled with a vlog rant I did two weeks ago 🙂
If you are an actor, I want to know, Do you ever feel like this isn’t for you even after a lot of time and effort has been put into it? If you stopped acting to do something else, is it a path that you found on the way to your acting career, because that is the transition I’m going through now.
Just to clarify, I don’t want to quit acting per se, I just want to change my approach in it, and that is heavily influenced by social media 🙂
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First Of All Pharaohs 🙂
For everyone that keeps asking me where is my website, to which I respond – I’m on every other social media site no one uses those things anyway! Well, you won! But I guess it’s not so bad after all. I’ve been meaning to create one of these for such a long time and even used Tumblr very lightly but thanks to one of my courses at UCLA I have to do this, which is great, because otherwise I would never do it. Especially at a time like this, my mother just flew in from Egypt, I’m finishing up a big move from one home to another, even my YouTube has slowed down but here I am. 🙂
I plan on using this blog to give little updates on me that people may care about or if I feel really passionate about something and what my thoughts on it are. Like for instance, not super important but I’m deleting my snapchat. I decided, why should I have it? As a YouTuber, yes I want to have as many platforms as possible but come on, there are so many!! Growing your fanbase on snapchat has proven to be difficult bc after taking only a few days off I found my views decrease tremendously. I don’t know who is watching me and I honestly feel like it’s a lot less control. Not to mention the random nudes I get from strangers. At first I was offended for Snapchat when Instagram made their stories but I’m liking their stories a lot more. I can see who is watching and visit their profile provided it’s not private. People don’t have to follow me to see my stuff either and my fan base is a lot bigger there. So I’m deleting my snap. I’m actually going to make a “secret” snap just for the purpose of using the filters to download and upload to Instagram. That way I can concentrate on my audience there. For anyone who uses those features, which do you prefer? Snapchat or Instagram Stories and why? I can see why people wouldn’t want to give up Snap if they have a strong following there, but my base is on Instagram and Facebook anyway.
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