20SB Vlog Day

9 June 2011

So technically yesterday was the 20SB Vlog Day, but with everything going on with school and AIGA, I couldn’t get a video done by then. Granted, even today I’m not doing so well — I’m just exhausted. There’s one last week of this quarter, one final class for each course. So hard to believe, but it means I have a lot to do and not much time to do it.

But in between these nap attacks that have sort of taken over my day — if I wasn’t so exhausted I’d fight back — I was able to get this little 3 minute Vlog out…

In the wake of a design hangover, that’s what you get.

Oh, and I guess things I didn’t expound on because hey, I didn’t say a damn thing…

  • I’m 26. Only for the next couple days.
  • I’m from Chicago (I think I’ve lived here log enough to say that? probably not, I’m “from” Indiana, but dude, Chicago is my home).
  • For those who don’t know, 20SB (Twenty-Something Bloggers) is this awesome and MASSIVE community of personal bloggers, majority of whom are in their twenties… (you have to be 20 to join, but we don’t kick you out once you’re 30…) But yeah… there’s almost 18,000 members worldwide now. And I’m slacking on my Community Mod Lead job.
  • I go to school at the Chicago Portfolio School.
  • Here’s the link for my portfolio blog (one you can actually click).
  • I actually have a shark tattoo… and sleep with a stuffed hammerhead. (What?)
  • I’m a Nintendo Brand Ambassador. Β It’s awesome. I love Brand About Town and Nintendo.
  • I forgot to wear my dino costume hat… which is basically a dino head. Sorry. Next time. Just for Nico.
  • That pop-up book I made needs fixing because the Yes! Paste acted crazy.
  • Okay, so it’s a bell-front, but it’s still a euphonium. Some might call it a baritone, but I did the measurements. (The difference is conical vs cylindrical — euphoniums have conical tubing, it gradually increases in size throughout the horn.)
  • Nerdy girls are awesome. Seriously dudes, you’re missing out.

If you’re new here, whether I already know you or not, say hi! Introduce yourself — share the link to your 20SB Vlog Day post, or just leave a little comment. I’ve had fun watching the other videos so far, and will hopefully be a good blogger and say hi to the new (to me) people.

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  • that was freakin awesome erini…
    and you didn’t have to say anything!

    now im having doubts of even uploading my vlog LOL

    love the super mario playing on the background! :))

    and oh. NO TO SHARKS FIN SOUP!! πŸ™ … have you seen the videos how they kill sharks and cut their fins and leave them dying???

    • Erini

      thanks!! You should totally post yours! It’s great finally getting to see blogger move around and such. πŸ™‚

      … and I figured if my tv was going to be in the shot, I needed something fun playing on it! My original thought was shark videos, but all of my shark week movies have people in them too, which for some reason I didn’t want… but YES. I do know about finning. While there are A LOT of charities out there to support, I’ve generally chosen to go with organizations that are good ocean stewards — like Oceana. I watched Sharkwater and just cried. I believe our oceans need a lot more protecting — people just don’t think about all the damage we’re doing to them and how that’s going to devastatingly affect life on land. Anyway, all that to say, yes, it’s completely terrible.

  • Haha, that was so fun! I love the euphonium and super mario in the background!

    • Erini

      aw, Thanks Ashley! I loved yours too!

  • That is such a fabulous vlog- and you didn’t even say a word! Fantastic!
    Loved the euphonium, and the dragon! SO MUCH AWESOME.

    I want Vlog Day 2011, Take 2 to show up quicker so we get to see Dino costume hat!


    • Erini

      Thanks Risha!! πŸ™‚

      I always hate hearing myself talk… and I was on radio for a bit! Crazy. Sanity’s not my thing right now.
      OH! And those popup books are the best. Robert Sabuda. He’s one of the gods of popups.

  • Dude, now that Risha mentioned a dino costume, I want to see this Take Two thing to come quicker.

    Super cute, though. You probably would’ve loved my cousin(-in-law?)’s groom’s cake. It was one of the old school Nintendo controllers. That is literally the only thing I remember about their wedding.

    • Erini

      Well, this is the last week of classes for the quarter. After it’s done… I’ll do a special dino video just for you guys. πŸ™‚

      The Nintendo cake sounds awesome!! For years I’ve wanted a specialty cake for my birthday.. I think the closest I got was one with alligators on top… but that’d be awesome. Next nintendo party maybe? πŸ™‚

      and thanks!! πŸ™‚

  • Oh I always approve of surprise cat cameos in vlogs! MEOW

    • Erini

      πŸ™‚ I think there was once mentioned a kitteh skype date… that should happen sometime.

      … and if I was coordinated enough/the kitties weren’t so squirmy, both would have made an appearance!

  • So, everyone’s pretty much said everything I loved about this video: dinosaurs and pop-up books and Nintendo and so. much. awesome. I also loved the song you chose. I’m going to go further investigate in a while. Hope you’re recovering from your hangover! And also that you showered. πŸ˜‰


    • Erini

      πŸ™‚ Thanks Lor!

      You should definitely check out John Drake & The Shakes! I talked about them a while ago here: http://www.adorkableme.com/2011/02/07/crushworthy-im-dancing/

      There’s a link there to download their EP for free!! Totes worth it. I listen to it every night. (Plus, um, gotta admit that I’ve got a little crush on their trombone player. He’s a great musician and from the few times I’ve talked to him, he seems really cool.)

  • That video was a tonne of fun.

    My gf has that same tshirt. I’d like to find the person who created them and buy her/him a chocolate chip muffin.

    • Erini

      Thanks Peter!

      And that shirt is one of my favorites, so comfy! I got it from Brand About Town. Definitely “born to blog”!! πŸ™‚

  • you’re fantastic! i love all your faces hahahah. also? i wish i had a copy of “animals that can eat you”. sounds educational yet adorable πŸ™‚

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