Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Thrift Store Pen Pals Review: My first Vlog!

Imagine my surprise to come home after an extended weekend and find this waiting for me on my bed.

Photo taken with my iPhone 3Gs. Sorry for the crappy quality.
Okay, I wasn't surprised, per se. . I knew something was coming, but my point is everyone loves packages. Even if you know what's inside it. This time, however, I didn't know what to expect.

Since I was lucky enough to be randomly selected by Woody to participate in Thrift Store Pen Pals, I decided to make a video all about it. I could have done a blog post with a ton of pics, but I really wanted a video and to be difficult. So ta-da!

I ramble for a bit, so skip to 1:24 for the actual review, haha. Also - I apologize for the sizing issue of the video. Blogger put me through Hell trying to upload this and have it look nice.


  1. Yay it's so great to have a voice to go along with the personality. I love when people do videos even though I don't think I will ever do any. Thrift Store Pen Pals in such a neat idea. I'm going to check out his page. I'm looking foward to you doing more videos!

  2. Aww it was so nice to hear your voice lol you sound more American than I thought you would :p but then I am no expert on American accents haha nice post X

  3. I think you did great in your first video! I have been wondering the same thing, if I do it, will people change their mind or think differently of me? Cute t-shirt, not sure how he is related to devil wears prada but OK I guess :) And thank you so much for your comment, I am so glad to hear that I am able to inspire you to put outfits together for interviews :)

  4. This is awesome!!! I'm glad we got to see your initial reaction on video, great idea! Superb Pen Pal review, this exceeds my expectations :)

    And the video is a good idea! I'm glad we finally got to see/hear you in person. You never know what to expect someone who spends their writing time on the Internet, but you seem pretty great! I vote you post more vids. :)

  5. The video is still playing, but in real time I'm going to say "Yay! I got a mention!" :D

    Great vlog, you're a natural in front of a camera. You seem very comfortable and laid-back. And it's nice to place a face and voice to the name. I vote for more vlogs in teh future! (Typo made on purpose)

    I'm kind of digging that shirt. Btw, The Devil Wears Prada is a band from Ohio. I Wiki'ed them because they've played in Pittsburgh a few days...they're classified as "Christian metalcore". Not entirely sure how that relates to King Triton or the fantastic crabs in his beard, but hey...whatever floats their boat haha.


    (Oh, and btw...your last comment on my page. Was that a compliment? It felt like one since you used the word epic as well, but I wasn't sure how to interpret the 'dramatic, fictional' part lol. Just a matter of curiosity.)

  6. Great video. I'm on the waiting list for the 'Thrift Store Pen Pals' as well, so I hope to be picked soon.

    You do seem like a natural in front of the camera, and although this is my first visit to your corner of the internet, I will be back. I'm saving your site to my favorites bar as we speak, so I don't forget to come back when I'm not delusional from lack of sleep.

    If you feel so inclined to check out my site, it's at If that link doesn't work, I'm pretty sure you can just click my name. Hope to hear from you soon.

  7. lol "Great movie btw" lol like people haven't seen the little mermaid lmao that was my fave moment

  8. I still think you're awesome!
    Your voice is lovely! & the shirt is way cool.
    'The Devil Wears Prada' is one of my favorite movies, too!
    YOu definitely should make more videos!

  9. Ahh Nhya, it's so great to hear your voice! You have a lovely voice, by the way. And you are such a natural in front of the camera, and yes, I think you're wayyyy cooler now after I've seen your V-log haha I still can't put the "Devil Wears Prada" and Trident together, I can't find the connection but still, that's an awesome shirt!

    And you should definitely make more vids, I vote yay for it! :)


    A Single Girl's Musings

  10. @ASMJ • No videos? Wahh :( Well, I’m quite satisfied with your blog for now lol. Def go check him out! And I probably will do other videos. I just have to figure out what I’m doing them on.

    @Kam • Oooh I can’t wait to hear your accent! Lol I WISH I had your accent, actually. Do I sound like a “New Yawka”?

    @Bravoe • Thank you, thank you! & I’d love to see a video from you one day too!

    @Woody • Oh thank goodness – I was worried you’d be like, “I said a POST with PICTURES”! I’m so glad you like it.

    @SP • Hell yeah you got a mention!! :D I’m usually so awkward on camera and I thought I’d need to do this a few times, but it worked out. And the band is “Christian Metalcore”? Hmm, I need to wear this shirt and find out who the heck listens to that.

    Oh and my comment was a compliment!! Silly :P I was trying to say it sounded like a really engaging story. You have a talent for that.

    @Proud Dad • Thank you so much! I’m on my way over to your blog now :]

    Dr. Lil • hahah. I don’t know. My movie expertise only ranges from Disney to 90’s chick flicks.

    @Nequia • Thanks hun!! I think I just might.

    @Wi • I think YOU should make a video too! I’d love to see your personality on camera :D

  11. Ahhh, I love vlogs. It's such a nice way to get to know somebody. It can be a little strange, at first, but I really love vlogging - I need to do it more often.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  12. Couldn't see the video here at work but can see your picture and you are very pretty. Will have to check out the video at home.

  13. lol you are exactly how i picture you to be...
    well not exactly coz i thought u'd be louder like out there
    but don't worry i still think you are super cool lol
    and you better do more videos.


  14. Hey girl! Love your blog! Following you. Follow me back. I will put your blog on my blogroll list.
    Ask Erena

  15. Great video! Loving that thrift item actually...I'd rock it as a dress..

  16. ABSOLUTELY FASCINATING! (See what I did there? I annoyingly put a compliment in all caps because you have 57 comments already and I wanted to stand out. Yeah.)

    Anywho, awesome job on the thrift store adventures... I'm so glad you made a video! I loved it so much! I seriously want to make a video right now - it made you seem so real and it gave me more of a personality to put with your blog. Loved it. I'm gonna make a vloggggg.

  17. cool!!!

    xoxo from rome

  18. LOL, you are TOO funny!

    Anywho, THIS IDEA IS SO FREAKING GREAT!! When we did a post about "ways to save & budgeting" a while back someone said they'd have parties where they would trade out clothes with other girls! How dee'lish is that?!

    I love this post & I'm so happy I get to get CLOSER & CLOSER to you (now via this video)!! YES! lol.

    (scary huh?! HAHA)

    Kimberly, FWB

  19. "And then you watch the video and you're like, you're not as cool as I thought you were" <--- lmfbo!! THAT LINE GOES IN THE BOOKS! IT'S SO TRUE!

  20. cute blog..and my first time over here..major thrifty.

  21. You are the cutest thing I have ever seen!! Seriously though. Also, thank you so much for vocalizing your thoughts on vlogging because I feel the exact same way. I saw one on somebody else's blog last night but I like yours better (don't tell them I said that). I'm kind of socially awkward sometimes so I don't know if anyone's going to like me after they watch it!


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- Nhya