A Fun New Venture

 

I have found myself to be something of an absent minded person, often getting distracted by the newest idea that pops into my head as to what I would like to be when I grow up. I always keep coming back to entertainment. Whether that is through my covers, my show, my vlogs, my blog, of the newest thing that I have started.

I have joined forces with another few guys to create a new and exciting YouTube channel called ACoG. It’s the AUstralian Collective of Gamers, and it’s basically an excuse for me to learn how to film myself and other guys playing video games, and mash them together to make something entertaining. I’ll chuck a link to the channel somewhere down the bottom of this post.

I enjoy entertaining people. It doesn’t matter to me if it’s a few people or the entire world, I just like to know that people enjoy the things that I create and find the funny side of life through what I do.

I understand that gaming videos are not everyone’s cup of tea, but I enjoy filming them, and editing them together. And hopefully, one day, I can find my audience!

 

XOXO… Gossip Gaz

CLICK HERE TO GO AND CHECK OUT THE NEW GAMING CHANNEL

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCVb2IjPpm2pX42kNc2JpRw

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Warning: Soppy Blog Post INCOMING

I never knew who I really was until I met the person that made me who I am…

 

I have a wife (sorry folks) and she is the most amazing person I have ever met. Today is the anniversary of when we first became boyfriend and girlfriend. Four years ago today, we took a step that would result in (so far) four happy years of relationship and (so far) one blissful year of marriage. I could write essay after essay on how I feel about Georgie (my wife), but today I would just like to outline the reasons that I love her the way I do.

I have never met anyone in my life as purely good as Georgie is. I mean sure, she has a dark sense of humour that would make a bikie gang blush and an asylum worker quiver, but she is exclusively a good, kind and caring person. If there was a good vs. evil battle, she could take her rightful place as the leader of the good team.

She is an amazing parent. Something that you may learn throughout reading this blog is that I have two kids and their mum and I are still friends. I have found the only other person in the world (other than Leine, my boys’ mum) that I can trust to care for and protect my children in the way that only a parent can. Georgie has taken on an often challenging role with the dignity, grace and tenacity with which she tackles everything else in her life.

For a long time I have secretly (or not-so-secretly depending on how well you know me) thought that I am the funniest person that I have ever known. Why? Because the jokes that I make, are the jokes that I find the funniest. I have long said that my jokes are for me. If other people find them funny, great! But since meeting Georgie, I have had to concede defeat. She is hands-down the funniest person I have ever known. Nobody gets my humour as much as her, and I never laugh harder than when I am with her. You know that deep belly laugh, where you throw your head back and release the laughter of the demon that you never knew was inside? That’s how I’m always laughing when I am with her.

Her smile melts me and I get lost in her eyes. Her charm catches me and I am entranced. Her light shines so brightly that it can be hard to see anything else. She makes me happy. She makes me better. She makes me whole.

Georgie, I love you so much, with all of me. I forget, sometimes that we are two different people, because we move as one. 4 years is not enough for me, but I am sure that I will be saying the same thing for the next 70 or so years.

I love you!

Imagine this…

Something as simple as clouds can make your whole day better…

Do you ever worry, as an adult, that you are losing some aspects of your imagination. I think, as we get older, that our imagination, if not used correctly, starts to disappear. Sure we use it for things like imagining the worst case scenario of any given situation but as the bills mount and as the responsibilities weigh heavily, we seem to forget how amazing the human brain and its imaginative capabilities are.

A few weeks ago my kids and I went out and we bought a soccer ball. We took it to our local park and after playing for ages and ages (or, if you must know, a very unfit 10 minutes) we lay down on the grass in the shade. I remember as a kid, lying down on our trampoline at home and finding all different things in the clouds. Animals and buildings, faces and objects. Looking up at the clouds this time, I saw… stratocumulus forms. That is, until my kids started seeing things.

“Look, a dinosaur!”

“That one looks like a baby meerkat”

“Hey, over there! Poop!”

Granted, that last one was me but I was doing it! I was using my imagination to see things in the clouds!

A short time after that, I was playing D&D with my wife, my sister-in-law and my brother-in-law, and I could feel the imagination stirring. It was like that cloud experience showed me that there was still something there, still a working system that could create new worlds and I was excited to see where that could take me. We played long into the night using our joint imagination to create a story, (albeit a story based on peeing on stuff and being accidentally racially insensitive to gnomes). I can’t wait to continue to find uses for an imagination that I feel is coming back in full force!

As adults, we sometimes forget to use our imaginations for fun instead of fear. If every time we imagine something, it’s imagined with fear, it teaches us to fear our imagination, and that is definitely something that we shouldn’t do! Sometimes we just need to lie down on the grass and experience the awe-inspiring world around us to kick start our imaginations again. Of course, sometimes it’s better to have kids around to teach you a better way to view the world too!

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Let’s all learn to learn.

I do not presume to know what I do not know…

-Some person, probably

The basis for the Socratic Paradox, Plato’s Socrates had it right. Or at least that is the way it seems in the Wikipedia page I just looked up.

Here’s the thing though… We all do this. We are all experts on something. Humankind is really cool like that. the things that I know a lot about, you may not have any knowledge on, and vice-versa. When it comes to watching experts discuss what they are experts in, I am fascinated. I love to listen to someone who has spent so much of their life learning about something, that they are able to impart knowledge straight from their brain. They are effectively condensing, for me, their years of study and accumulated learning, in the hopes that I can understand it and be passionate about it in any way that resembles their own passion.

That is our nature. We want to share things. Call me the ever-optimistic Ravenclaw, but I want to be shared with. I want to hear about passions and fears (two things that tend to juxtapose one another as far as research is concerned). I want to learn from anybody and everybody. I want to have my beliefs challenged, and challenge the beliefs of others. I want to be surprised by the little old lady that is amazing at beat-boxing, or the biker who is amazing at crochet. I want to know what you know about the things that you know.

I think, if I had a super power, I would want it to be something to do with learning and knowledge. Absorbing the knowledge from any book I read, or watching someone do something and be able to do it myself. I think a lifetime of learning is a prerequisite for experiencing a lifetime and I don’t think we need degrees to take on the role of a teacher in our everyday lives.

I hope this post has inspired you to share something that you are an expert on, as I would love to hear all about it. Please comment if you have time.

FIRST AND FORMOST, A FORAY FOR A FORTÈ

Well that was a mouthful.

Welcome to my new blog. I have done this a few times on and off, always for different reasons… and this time is no different! I wanted to find a way to publicly publish me, and WordPress was another platform that I hadn’t leapt into yet!

Why would we want to read about you? I hear you ask. Well that’s a quaint question, querier from the quiet queue of quality quandidates! The short answer is: You probably don’t. Ultimately, WordPress is a platform designed for a range of media, which is what I produce. If you’ve enjoyed my YouTube channel, my Instagram posts, my Twitter, Tumblr or blogs in the past, or my writing in this here post, stick around, coz it’s just going to be more of that. Alternatively, if my productions haven’t piqued a progressive pleasure in my postings, please pleasanty and presently part as you will probably be pained by my persistence and prevalence in producing similar posts.

And with that, I will say that my WordPress is going to be a constantly evolving and changing step into my every day life, including frustratingly unfinished stories, my views on the world of tech and what it will mean for the world, and disgusting romanticisms aimed almost exclusively at either my beuatiful wife or Zac Efron.

Hope you enjoy!

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