Oh, The Agony Of It All

I’ve been sick the last couple of days and just when I thought I was getting better, whatever I had came back with a vengeance. My head felt like it was going to explode, I was freezing again and I had some difficulty walking. And so I had to call in again.

I also ate at the historic Empire Diner on the corner of Main Street and Route 5. It was basically nostalgia-central there. I saw it on an episode of “Mohawk Valley Living” and from there I learned that Elvis Presley, the King of Rock ‘n’Roll once ate there. I have to make a mental note next time I go there to film it for YouTube.

Later on that night as I was eating dinner and watching the season premiere of “Heroes,” my headache came back and I had to lay down. It pretty much continued through the night and well into the next morning and it was so bad that I could hardly sleep, and I nearly emptied my whole ibuprofen bottle trying to get rid of this headache. It was around 6:30 last night when I decided to call in sick at work. In a way, I think my job is to blame for why I’m so sick. In fact, when I first started out there, I was out for two days for being sick because of a so-called “ebola” virus going around.

Starting to feel better now, especially after I had my Hannaford-brand Frosted Shredded Wheat cereal. Hopefully, I should be able to go back to work tonight. After all I only have four days left until I am back on vacation. And what’s good about this week is that I managed to take my vacation on a week that wasn’t a pay week.

And I’ve got a little bit of news about my “Librarian” video that I posted during my last vacation at work. Viewership for that video has increased tenfold since the whole Sarah Palin thing broke out. That may be attributed to the fact that I tagged my video on with a Palin-related video, or the fact that the librarian character looked like her. The latter would certainly be close to the truth mainly because the librarian was a result of collab clips from YouTube star LisaNova who has since gone on to play Sarah Palin in several videos on YouTube and on BlogTV. So now in addition to being my most watched live video, “The Librarian” is actually my fourth most-watched video overall.

Well, I gotta run now. I got some more things to do so hopefully I will be able to make it to work tonight.

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Cat in the Ceiling!

While I was making dinner, my brother-in-law’s cat, Mama Cat decided to find her way through a removable panel that I have in the bathroom near the shower and she managed to poke her head through the ceiling in the kitchen just as I was fixing dinner. I heard this meowing and then I saw her head poking out. And it just so happened that I had my handy dandy camcorder downstairs at the time so I could capture the moment and after work the next morning, I ran it through the ol’ Movie Maker and I put it up on YouTube.

Haters

Me showing off my new hat.

Me showing off my new hat.

There is still quite a bit going on in my life lately. Even as I write this, I am operating on only a few hours sleep. Usually during the summer season, I find it really difficult to get back to sleep, especially on Sunday afternoons. That, and the fact that Arthur picks the worst times to be affectionate. I haven’t been able to get back to sleep today, but the fall is coming. Pretty soon, it will be much easier for me to sleep.

Now on to another topic. I am kind of bummed out today and this time it is something other than my ever-growing disenchantment toward my job at Wally World. Today, I found out that one of my most loyal subscribers on YouTube decided to delete her account on account of being harrassed by “haters.” This is nothing new to YouTubers and it doesn’t seem likely to end anytime soon. I have seen videos from users saying that they were leaving because of comments left by haters.

As a person gets more popular on YouTube, the more likely they are to encounter haters. They are usually people who don’t have videos up but exist only to harrass others who are being creative and contributing to the Internet. In fact, the very definition of a hater is that a hater is a person who tries to bring down a person because they are jealous of another person’s success in terms of creativity. I have encountered a few myself on YouTube and got one hateful comment during my first outing on BlogTV back in July. The thing is that it is easier to deal with haters online than it is off. All you need to do is first block the user who sent it and then delete the comment. Other people use the haters as fuel to keep going and some even abuse the hater right back.

While I am sorry to see my friend leave YouTube, I am going to continue making videos. I’m on YouTube to stay and I ain’t never leaving.

And on a lighter note, hope you like the new pic I took yesterday. I was just showing off my new hat. I think the skull and crossbones thing suits my character.