YouTube-a-palooza!

I’ve mentioned many times before that blogging is a community “sport”, and that a big part of being in that community is sharing some love every now and then. The same is true for any community, including the YouTube one. Yes, you heard me say it: YouTube is a community. It’s full of a lot of morons and people being jackasses just for the sake of being jackasses, but there are also lots of awesome people who take care of each other and have lots of fun doing it. With that in mind, today I want to share with you some of my all-time favorite YouTubers.

Cinnemassacre

Plenty of you have probably already heard of Cinnemassacre, and those of you who have probably automatically equate the YouTube channel with the Angry Video Game Nerd. I love the Nerd’s game “reviews” and those videos have definitely skyrocketed Cinnemassacre’s popularity, but the channel is more than just that. I love their newest series – “Board James” – which features over-the-top reviews of old board games, and there’s something strangely amusing to me about the “James and Mike Mondays” feature, in which you simply watch two dudes play and talk about old video games. Long story short: if you’re a gamer, and enjoy a bit of a chuckle, you’ll probably get a kick out of perusing this channel.

The Grumpy Nerd

I don’t know why I (and tons and tons of other people) enjoy “unboxing” and “haul” videos so much, but we do, and one of my favorite people to watch doing these kinds of videos is the Grumpy Nerd. He does subscription boxes and tons of Funko Pop hauls, which I love, and despite referring to himself as “grumpy”, he actually gets adorably super-excited about some stuff, and that excitement is totally contagious.

Coffee Break With Dani

Despite all beliefs to the contrary, I can actually get super-girly at times, and at those times I love watching Dani’s channel. She is so cute and sweet as candy, and she’s also majorly knowledgeable about beauty and fashion. I look to her channel whenever I want to learn how to properly apply makeup, or if I’m just in the mood to listen to someone happily show off their awesome new jewelry. She’s also one of the happiest, most down-to-earth people I’ve ever seen, and that just makes her so easy to love that sometimes I even watch videos for which I have absolutely no interest in the topic, just to listen to her talk.

PixelDan Eardley

Dan is another subscription box fiend, but in addition to unboxing and haul videos he also does a lot of toy and collectible reviews. I really enjoy these reviews because he’s very detailed and gives you a really good idea of just what the item is all about; his videos are a great way to learn about something you might be considering ordering online, so that you have an idea of whether it’s actually a quality product before you go and spend your money on it. Plus, he’s just a really fun, happy guy who has a nerd collection that I would kill for.

surelyobsessed

I can never figure out how to properly pronounce this girly’s name (or remember how to spell it, for that matter), but she is a super-cutie who I just love to listen to. She does mostly beauty hauls and subscriptions, but she also does lots of excellent tutorials for makeup application. Her channel is definitely another mega-girly one, but I love it because she’s so cute and sweet and just seems like someone I would be able to be good friends with.


So that’s it for me, at least for now. Why not check out some of these channels and see what you think for yourself? And why not share some of your own favorites? I’d love to hear about them!

Spring Obsessed (or, BE SPRING ALREADY)

My friends, Spring has been one hell of a fleeting dream this year. As my regular readers know, I live on the Altantic coast of Canada and work on the oil sands in northern Alberta, and neither of those two places have been able to decide on what season they want it to be. The last time I was home (the end of April) we still had snow in our yard, and it was cold enough that we had to crank on the thermostats every morning. Since I’ve been out West almost every morning has been 0 degrees or less, with many of the days being super grey and chilly, and then one day we had snow. Big, fluffy, sticks-to-everything-and-weighs-a-ton-when-you-try-to-shovel-it SNOW.

Look at it. LOOK AT IT. This is MAY-FREAKIN'-FOURTH.
Look at it. LOOK AT IT. This is MAY-FREAKIN’-FOURTH.

But despite Mother Nature laughing her ass off somewhere, the calendar says that it’s Spring, so I’m going to hold on to that like a lifeline and insist that warm days are a’ comin’. That’s part of why I decided to participate in Yessenia’s “Spring Obsessed TAG” on YouTube. Basically, Miss Yessenia came up with 10 Spring-related questions for us to answer in our own video. I’m expanding that a bit by sharing my video on the blog and tagging all of my readers. If you want to make your own video, you can do that, or you can just answer the questions on your own blog, or even in the comments of this post if you want. Have fun, and be sure to link me to your post/video so I can check it out! But first, of course, check out my video: