As I prepare for inventory week at work, I reflect on ten years in social media.
In honor of YouTube’s 10th anniversary, I decided for my 100th vlog that I would tell the story of how I got started on YouTube.
Here is the latest Q & A vlog featuring yet more questions from my Formspring account and my Myyearbook.com. Anyway, let’s get started.
Q: What’s the story behind your Formspring username, which is as always, Blackcatloner?
A: It’s the same name I have used on all my Internet accounts since I created my email address in 2005. “Blackcatloner” is defined as “One lone cat against a big bad world,” but it’s basically the definition of my life to date.
Q: What was your first paying job?
A: A cashier at Grand Union in Rhinebeck, NY. I worked there from September 1997 until March 2001 when it became Stop and Shop (same building as GU) where I worked from March 2001 until I moved to Central New York in September 2002.
Q: What accomplishment are you most proud of?
A: All my accomplishments online (blogging, YouTube, etc.)
Q: What’s the worst show on TV?
A: Teen Mom.
Q: Would you rather be the best player on a losing team or the worst player on a winning team?
A: Worst player on a winning team.
Q: What three things do you think will become obsolete in the next ten years?
A: Marriage, television, and not sure what else, although a co-worker I added on Facebook suggested that humanity as we know it will become extinct in ten years. I can see where that’s going.
Q: Would you rather swim in a pool or the ocean?
A: The ocean.
Q: Cats or dogs?
Q: What historical time period would you most like to visit?
A: The future.
Q: If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
A: Now that you mention it, I have been considering legally changing my name to Blackcatloner.
Q: Where’s your favorite place to buy clothes?
A: Yard sales and rummage sales at churches, which is actually the only time anyone should go to church.
Q: Would you rather be really hot or really cold?
A: Really hot because as I always say: “Hot weather brings out hot chicks.”
Q: What do you think about formspring.me so far?
A: I think it’s really awesome, especially since it gives me material for my Q & A videos on YouTube.
Q: What movie can you watch again and again and never get sick of it?
A: Taxi Driver. I could watch that DVD over and over and over and over again. It’s a really good movie and it only gets a bad rap because of that Hinckley douchebag who tried to kill then-President Reagan so he could score with Jodie Foster.
Q: What’s your earliest memory?
A: Seeing Empire Strikes Back (the original version) when I was 2 years old.
Q: What TV show do you wish would go off the air for good?
A: Barney. Apparently they still haven’t killed that purple dinosaur yet.
Q: Who and when was your first kiss?
A: No comment.
Q: Who’s the funniest person you know?
A: My friend JJ aka jjthefunnyguy.
Q: Do you believe in fate?
Q: What celebrity would play you in a movie about your life?
A: Noone plays Blackcatloner but me, got it?
Q: What’s the best way to relax after a long day?
A: Hang out online.
And now on to the Myyearbook questions:
Q: What’s the best place to pick up someone?
A: The Internet.
Q: Are you glad Bin Laden is dead?
A: Hell, yeah!
Q: Whopper or Big Mac?
A: I like both of them. I haven’t really had a Whopper in eons because they’ve gotten pretty expensive, but Big Macs are pretty good, especially without cheese. I am not a fan of American or cheddar cheese. I am more of a fan of Italian cheeses instead.
Q: Are you on Facebook?
A: Is water wet? lol. facebook.com/blackcatloner
Q: Should you believe a chronic liar if he admits that he is a chronic liar?
A: Well, if he/she admits it, then yeah.
Q: Is New York boring to you?
A: It can be. After all, I’ve lived in New York State all my life. And it doesn’t look like I’m leaving anytime soon.