The Office finale… was perfect.
I wanted to post this picture on my new blog about fences in Atlanta, but Conan O’Brien totally photobombed me. :(
Have you ever cried at a video game announcement trailer because the song in it is so good and you also have no idea what’s happening in the trailer, even though you’ve played all the other games in the series? YEAH, ME NEITHER!
I just made a joke where I tweeted that I now have a Twitter account, and my sister said it was dumb. BUT THEN COMEDY GOD ROB DELANEY just posted the same exact joke (the “I just joined Twitter” link above) and suddenly I feel better about my own comedy writing. TAKE THAT, MY SISTER!
This is my least-liked status in years. I WILL NEVER KNOW IF MY STATUS WAS A SUCCESS OR IF PEOPLE ACTUALLY JUST DON’T LIKE ME!
I was very hesitant to post this status considering my main goal is to GET likes, but the more I think about it, the more satisfied I am about this joke. And that’s what’s important, right? That *I* think it’s funny? Heh.
(But seriously I don’t think I’ll ever post a joke like this ever again)
Photography by: Spellbinding Studios
MomoCon was amazing. I performed in two improv shows to an audience of over 200 people and in between the shows I had the pleasure of hanging out with these lovely ladies! I especially love that girl on the far left. SHE IS THE LOVELIEST.
“You should tweet more.” -Cherith Fuller
My friend Cherith and I sit together in all our Mass Media Arts classes, and I watch her tweet things left and right while I tweet one or two things a week.
“Why Jeffrey?!” -You, hopefully
Well you, I want EVERY TWEET TO BE PERFECT! I mean, my twitter feed is ONLY jokes. I like to think of it as a resume for my monologue-style comedy writing. I want to make sure everything is perfect, so I put a lot of time and effort into all my tweets. The same goes for Facebook, since I just copy/paste my tweet into Facebook. It’s really Facebook that I pay more attention to, because that’s where I usually get the most feedback. I’m proud to have a few jokes that have received roughly 80 likes or so. IT FEELS GOOD! I have to be doing something right…
But anyway, the reason I’m telling you all of this is because I’ve never felt like I can just… post stuff. I always feel a pressure to be funny. I’ve only uploaded two pictures to Facebook ever, and I had put a lot of time and effort into those two pictures. I made those pictures with the intention of making people laugh and hoping they would “like” the pictures. And it worked! Those pictures are the most “liked” things I’ve ever posted! So yeah, Twitter and Facebook are places that I strive to be the best on.
But then there’s tumblr. I’ve performed in 6 states doing improv and I’m always introduced as “Jeffrey Vega from JEFFREY VEGA DOT COM!” (which is my tumblr) And man, I always get a lot of followers after a weekend of shows. But then they come here and see my latest post was “posted 1 month ago” and they’re like, “WHOA this guy doesn’t post a lot!” And I’m like, “WHOA hang on, I’m on tumblr all the time! I’m just super picky about what I reblog and feel pressured to be funny when I write text posts!”
WELL NOT ANYMORE.
I love my website (tumblr) very much and it doesn’t get the love it deserves. So I’m just gonna start posting a lot of stuff on this blog. Probably way too much. I’ll probably hate it at first, and I’ll probably still try to furiously edit and make my posts funny. Heck, this entire post is one giant contradiction. But I really just want to get to a point where I just write my thoughts down. My Twitter and Facebook will probably always suffer the fate of me taking a few hours to post one joke (which usually does really well and gets a lot of likes), but I think it’s time to break that habit with my tumblr.
Why am I doing this? (besides being able to blog like a normal person)
I’ve had some fantastic news for about a month now that I’ve kept from Twitter and Facebook, but I’ll go ahead and officially announce it sneakily at the end of this “stress-free” tumblr post: I got accepted to Grady L.A., which is a study abroad/internship summer program with my school. So come this June, I’ll be in Los Angeles doing a lot of cool things, hopefully with some very cool people. And I want to definitely blog about my adventures there. So I’m preparing myself now. I want to get everything down on paper. I’m especially excited because I’m graduating at the end of this summer (after the Grady L.A. program), and so what I’ll be doing this fall could be determined by how I do in Los Angeles.
So there will definitely be a lot to blog about this year: I will be finishing up my time in Athens this May, then I will take my last class in Los Angeles and do an internship in the summer, and then I will graduate from UGA at the end of July. So it’s an understatement to say that 2013 will be my craziest year yet!
That being said, I can’t wait to share my experiences with you guys… but also because I selfishly don’t want to be alone. Because I am very scared.
I try! (as the cool kids say)
But WOW that means a lot to me. THANK YOU SO MUCH!