Friday, June 18, 2010

An Update Blog!

So 2010 has been the year of drama for me, apparently.  It has appeared to settle down now and I've been picking up a LOT of hobbies to keep myself busy.  When I say a lot, I mean it.  I'm not the type of person to pick one thing and just do it long term.  I like to have lots of options because I'll get sick of it in like five minutes and just want to move on.

I guess this all started about two weeks ago?  two? three? I don't know.  It was less than a month, for sure.  So I was downstairs in our basement watching a show I had recorded and I didn't feel like going upstairs yet so I decided to flip through the channels.  Well I came across The Vampire Diaries that had only been on for about 3 minutes.  I had never seen it before and had heard really good things about it, but I didn't want to get into ANOTHER tv show (haha) so I hadn't been watching it.  But this was the pilot so I was like, why not?  It's possible that was a mistake.  I was hooked!  I immediately came upstairs and started watching all the episodes. Twice. Three times. It is such a good show.  And the guys on there are just... incredibly attractive.

My obsession grew to YouTube.  I started looking up Vampire Diaries fan videos.  So then I wanted to get back into making videos.  I have done X Files, Bones, and Sonny with a Chance videos in the past but YouTube deleted my account a little while back and I was mad at them so I just have created a new account.  But now there is one new video for Vampire Diaries and for the past few days I've been cutting clips to make more vids with :)  I'm really excited about them; they're so fun to make.  I'll put all the links I talk about below so they're all in one spot.

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Okay where was I?  Oh yes, my obsession with YouTube. So while I was browsing YouTube, I came across beauty videos, tutorials, reviews, etc... and became obsessed with these too!  I became extremely interested and thought, that would be SO much fun!  So I created a second YouTube with the same name as this blog (Stiletto Palette, of course) and filmed an intro video with my digital camera.  So I posted it on YouTube and was like OH NO.  It came out so horrible.  I'm ashamed of it in a way.  So I went out the next day to Target and bought a webcam.  I got the... Logitech for laptops.  (I had to look, hence the dot dot dot)  So I filmed a couple of videos with this webcam and I am not impressed.  At all.  I'm having trouble with lighting and positioning and especially the voice matching.  Nothing annoys me more than when voices don't match up with their lips on TV so, I'm sorry about that.  I think I might go back tomorrow and return this webcam and get a better one (hopefully).  What I want is an Apple laptop but... I'm too poor to afford an Apple :(  How sad.  I WILL get one eventually though :)  One day!  The same thing with the Vampire Diaries vids, I'll put my link for Stiletto Palette on YouTube below.

You would think these two things would keep me occupied enough so I wouldn't need to do anything else.  Nope.  I don't know if y'all know this but I started a handcrafted jewelry business back in.. 2006?  Wow.  That doesn't seem right but I guess it is.  It's something that I do on and off (more off lately) and it seems the mood has struck me again.  My parents (like most parents) are bugging me to get a job.  I'm in college.  The last thing I want to do is go to work too.  If you are in college and have a job, I admire you.  I've done it before and one or the other ends up making me annoyed and I quit doing so well.  Anyways, I added some of my jewelry on Etsy tonight and HOPEFULLY it'll sell so I can start to build a customer base and I won't have to go be a cashier or whatever.  I'm also going to add handpainted items too like wine glasses, martini glasses, etc... I have some canvas too that I need to paint.  I'm thinking I might do some animal prints on there and hang them up in my room.  If I do, I'll take pictures :)

Okay so I THINK that's all of my current hobbies/businesses/etc...

Here are all my links!  Add me, Follow me, Like me, whichever qualifies :)  I would also appreciate it if you would forward this on whether it's on here or Twitter or Facebook, every little bit helps and I will love you forever <3

My Twitter: http://twitter.com/teamkleap

My Fan Videos YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/KristinLeAnn2

My Facebook page: http://tinyurl.com/kikihandcrafteddesignsonfb

Stiletto Palette on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/stilettopalette 

Etsy (jewelry, etc): http://www.etsy.com/shop/KikiHandcrafted

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