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The first week of justin.tv/ijustine June 4, 2007

Filed under: justin.tv — dezzychick @ 5:51 pm

I have had a few requests to blog about how the justin.tv cam is affecting my life. I will start of by saying- This all happened so fast! I didn’t expect to come home from my trip to VA Beach to see the justin camera running. I work, live, and hang out every day with Justine so it was either I find somewhere else to live, a new best friend , and job -or just be a good sport in all this. πŸ™‚

At first I think I hated it. haha! Just being honest here. I didn’t like the fact of putting our lives out there. The first couple days I felt sick to my stomach just knowing that camera was following me around. I didn’t mind the camera as much as I did knowing there was a live chat full of people casting their judgments and opinions of what we were doing/saying at all times. I was fearful that my life would lose a lot of its depth. I don’t want to have deep conversations with friends on camera, or make people I care about feel like I am exploiting their lives to hundreds of people. In feeling that way I am afraid I will avoid deep conversation and times where people may feel vulnerable to avoid showing them on the camera. I don’t want that to happen. That is what I am glad I am not wearing the camera :), nor would I ever agree to do so.

It is easy to sit in the chat room and read all the things people are saying about us. Some people are so supportive and other pretty much hate us.This is why sometimes I need to limit my time in there. I let it bother me a lot at first. I would worry about everything I was doing, how I was dressed – Hoping someone wouldn’t comment on things that were hurtful like my weight or the way I looked. The fact is …people are going to say those things, and because I am out there for the public to see there is no way around it. People will always find flaws, point them out and try to make you feel like you are worthless. It’s easy to do that when you are sitting at home on your computer and have no one to answer to, or don’t know anything about the person you are insulting. That is why I can’t take these things to heart or it will destroy me. I really enjoy the chat when people are being kind and aren’t being perverted. I could probably sit there all day and talk to these people, I like to get to know them and for them to see that we are real.

My hope in all this is, it does not change who I am, my morals or how much I believe in myself. Actually that is not an option πŸ™‚ I hope this makes me stronger. I will update this and just be real and honest about how I am feeling. Hopefully this will give you all an inside look at what it’s like to lifecast.

Thanks for reading!
Dezzy

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justin.tv May 30, 2007

Filed under: justin.tv — dezzychick @ 6:30 pm

Hey everyone! If you didn’t know- we were sent a Justin.tv cam. Now justine and I will be live on the internet! woooo. The first day went pretty well, I ended up getting really sick for some reason-bummer. I haven’t felt that sick in a long time. I am feeling much better today, thanks to everyone that was so concerned! Today we are heading over to 96.1 KISS FM. They are awesome there and have been so supportive! I have no idea what the future holds with all this but I am hoping things go well πŸ™‚ Check it out though!

 

Happy Birthday Helvetica!!! May 10, 2007

Filed under: art,Birthday — dezzychick @ 5:47 pm

As a graphic designer- I pay attention to typography. I think I am plagued with critiquing every design I see from this day on. Today just happens to be a certain fonts 50th birthday! Helvetica is among the most widely used sans-serif typefaces internationally. OH HELVETICA! Look at you! Today I salute you! You are always there when I need you! You are not just one of those thousands of fonts no one knows – you are definitely one of the most “respectable” default fonts in my opinion.

Tonight there is a birthday party for Helvatica at The Creative Tree House! We will be there for sure πŸ™‚

I made this card for you!!

happy birthday helvetica

 

idea! May 1, 2007

Filed under: art,RANDOM — dezzychick @ 5:40 pm

So lately I have been getting a lot of questions and requests for some etch a sketch art. Etch a sketch art is a weird talent of mine. For some reason I just pick it up and can draw pretty much anything on it. I was thinking about maybe having/being a part of a local art show. So I guess this is just me thinking out loud. I hear there is a way to preserve the art after you are finished – I am sure how to do that. I am on a mission to find out though! πŸ™‚ My love for etch a sketch is not a recent thing. In middle school I always had one in my locker, high school I had one of those mini etch a sketch pens in my purse…as my purse size grew I started carrying a medium size one! I may or may not have a problem, ok! πŸ™‚ In college (I went for graphic design) my whole portfolio show was based around an etch a sketch theme. Ok ok I am done! I just think it’s funny. In Justines words -“That is so analog” We go to coffee shops sometimes she sits down with her lap top and I sit there with my etch a sketch. πŸ™‚ Here are a couple examples. They are pretty old, but for some reason I never take pictures of them! I will start πŸ™‚

 

sick :( April 24, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — dezzychick @ 2:53 am

So our week in Cali was very exciting! woo! It was good to meet everyone! Some how on the way back I ended up getting sick, I haven’t had a voice for a couple days now. 😦

On a more exciting note…..

This guy I met yesterday who made a documentary about how we supposedly didn’t go to the moon. I was actually really interesting. πŸ™‚ THIS is his work…let me know what you think. Interesting conversation for sure.

 

walk of dimes April 12, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — dezzychick @ 5:54 pm

Hey everyone πŸ™‚ A couple of months ago I got the good news that my sister is pregnant! woo! I am so excited to be an aunt.
Anyway- She is 5 months pregnant and participating in the March of Dimes to raise money towards the research of premature birth.This is the leading cause of newborn death and many life long disabilities. The funds we raise in WalkAmerica support research that saves babies lives. If you are able, it would be awesome if you could help her raise some money! πŸ™‚ thanks!

THIS IS MY SISTERS PAGE πŸ™‚

 

Being a Good Neighbor March 21, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — dezzychick @ 6:49 pm

Well, if you didn’t know Justine and I share an apartment Pittsburgh PA. We live in a quiet town mostly filled with old polish people. I would say we live pretty quiet lives. We don’t have parties-ever, we never have people over, we are pretty much always on our computers-or not home. Our neighbor is constantly complaining to our landlord that we are tooooo loud. We live in a multi-unit building so our wall is connected to our neighbors. The last time we had a noise complaint it was because we were playing beetles songs on an acoustic guitar, at 9 p.m. (the guitar wasn’t connected to an amp). Today we received a letter from our landlord. It makes me laugh so I wanted to share some of it with you.
“It seems that the noise has again become and issue with the peace and quiet of neighbors living next to you. This past weekend I was approached by ___________ who said the specific noises were again intruding on his sense of privacy. I asked ________ if he had contacted you-he said he had not.”

One might ask….”what noisessss are these???” Well let me tell you!!
β€’thumping up and down the stairs (this means us just walking up the stairs)
β€’loud laughing (sorry! didn’t mean to laugh too loud!)
β€’the use of a radio sometimes late at night (justine sleeps with music playing-i cant even hear it across the hall)

Just another reminder! “Being a good neighbor and acting with consideration to those around you is a requirement for those living in this building.”

He asks that we adjust our lifestyles so that these noises are not so intrusive to others.

COOL!

Dear Justine,
We need to move somewhere that we are allowed to laugh and walk up our stairs at any time of day.

Love,
Desiree