Nnnoooooo…

I have made a grave oversight. In my previous post about some of my memories of early YouTube phenomena, I forgot him. I am so ashamed.

I forgot Magical Trevor.

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Magical Trevor was an animated character, created by Mr. Weebl. Throughout his 5 part epic looping flash animation journey, he brought joy and incredibly earwormy music to one and all. With his cows, pigs, chinchillas, and the Kraken, he entertained many a middle schooler for many an otherwise boring, homework-filled hour. For this great service, he deserves the highest of accolades.

Bonus fact: Mr. Weebl reappeared in my life relatively recently and randomly with a guest appearance on Sorted Food, combining three things I really enjoy: cute animation, nostalgia, and videos about food.

More to follow.

Foods

As promised, the list thus far, of healthy (and healthy-ish) foods that either stay fresh long enough that I can finish them before they go bad, or come in small enough quantities that it’s a non-issue:

-sweet potatoes

-tomato soup out of a box

-cabbage

-apples

-avocados

 

Plus, some bonus foods that are just as good (or better) from frozen:

-edamame

-berries

 

It seems like a wimpy list. That would be because it is. It’s really difficult to find fruits and vegetables that aren’t dead-set on returning to the soil from whence they came, and with a quickness.

More to follow.

Old-School YouTube

This is a list of old-school YouTube channels or videos that I can remember off the top of my head, in no more than the next 20 minutes:

  • Charlie the Unicorn
  • Smosh
  • Fred
  • Ask a Ninja
  • The evolution of dance
  • The Annoying Orange
  • Neil Cicierega
  • End of Ze World
  • Charlie bit my finger

… and waaaaaaaaay too many lyrics videos and AMVs. Or perhaps, just the right amount for my interests at the time. Perspective, man.

That list is way shorter than it should be, because I definitely spent a lot more time on the internet as a middle-schooler than such a short list would suggest.

This is a continuation of that list, based on some quick google searches to jog my memory:

  • Dramatic Chipmunk (and Dramatic Gopher)
  • Shoes
  • The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny
  • Peanut Butter Jelly Time
  • The  Duck Song
  • Sneezing baby panda
  • Numa Numa
  • mah spoon is too big
  • All Your Base Are Belong To Us
  • Badger Badger Badger
  • The Llama Song

I am DEVASTATED that I couldn’t remember Numa Numa by myself. The same goes for All Your Base Are Belong To Us. I have an excellent excuse for The Llama Song and Badger Badger Badger though: I first saw those on albinoblacksheep. They didn’t come to mind when I thought about YouTube.

Perhaps I’ll have something to actually say about my early internet experience later. For now, this has been a nice exercise in reminiscence.

More to follow.

 

I Walk Alone

 

I’m getting auditory flashbacks of mid-2000’s Green Day here, people.

I really enjoy taking walks alone. It’s something like a form of meditation for me. Sometimes I just need to be alone with my thoughts, outside. I like the warmth of the sun, or the bite of the cold. Moving my arms and legs gets my mind rolling. Letting my feet choose their path helps my brain trace new paths too.

I also talk to myself a lot while I walk, which can get a little dicey in populated areas. I usually keep well aware of who’s around me, and try to keep my talking, gesticulating, and facial expressions to a minimum. I’ll bet it would freak out anyone who I happened upon in a less populated area more, though. Just them and the lady who’s talking animatedly… to no one.

I get through a lot of one-sided discussions while I’m talking to myself. I prep for difficult conversations, debate myself, and have time to listen to how my words sound coming out. Sometimes I feel bad about doing this, though. If I’m thinking of talking to someone about something, shouldn’t I just hurry up and do it? Isn’t it unfair of me to prepare for a conversation that the other person isn’t necessarily expecting to have? Whenever I think this, I always remember to tell myself that it’s completely fine (and probably better even) to think through what I’m really trying to say before I say it to anyone.

My brain moves faster than my mouth. Some people have the opposite problem, leading to them saying things they didn’t mean. My problem is that I don’t always remember how my train of thought got to where it was, since I got there in a split second, before half of my thoughts even had time to turn themselves into words.  Keeping my feet moving seems to help.

More to follow.