Friday, June 24, 2011
Per a discussion at the office, someone recently told me there's nothing wrong with mediocrity. I can agree with that - there is nothing wrong with it. For some people.
I refuse to be mediocre.
I'm destined for bigger and better things in life.
This? This isn't it. This isn't everything.
Life is a battlefield. And this Warrior plays to win.
Friday, April 29, 2011
As many of you know, I'm going to school. Well, there was a problem with the check I received from my loan company, so I called to try to resolve the issue. But things didn't go quite as I had planned.
Here's the deal... if I press the number 1 for English, I expect to be able to converse with the person on the other end of the line.
Is that REALLY so much to ask for? Apparently it is.
My Español is not particularly fluent. Which is why I choose to press 1 for English. I mean, if I was told I could press 6 for Svenska then I totally would! But it's not an option in America. So I pick what I speak well: English.
Yes, I know I have an accent. But if I want you to understand what I'm saying: you WILL be able to understand me. Either I will alter HOW I'm speaking, or I will slow down when speaking. It's called common-courtesy. But unless I feel like being a complete bitch (which does sometimes happen), then I'll be sure you can understand me.
To further irritate me, the woman I attempted speaking with was unable to help me. She was extremely unhelpful on MANY accounts.
So now, here I am. Livid.
Since this call, I've faxed paperwork to what I THINK she said the fax number was. It was a bit difficult to understand. So hopefully that will help expedite this process.
In the meantime, I hope nobody comes into my office today that speaks like her. I may dropkick them in the mouth.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
On Sunday, April 17th I will go to Cherry Blossom Studios to get a new tattoo in honor of Japan. There are about 50 different Japanese-related designs to choose from. I haven’t yet decided which design I will choose, but some of the options are: cherry blossoms, lotuses, Maneki Neko, and so much more. I'm definitely open to input from those who donate.
Donations will be accepted through MIDNIGHT/12AM EST on Sunday, April 17th. Then I will take the money collected, and go to Cherry Blossom Studios. All proceeds will go to their relief efforts. As I don't have a PayPal account, my roommate has graciously allowed me to use hers in this endeavor.
All proceeds raised will go toward relief efforts in Japan. Help me raise money as I get inked for a cause!
For more information, visit Cherry Blossom Studios!
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Really enjoyed seeing my former manager and roller derby teammate (1/4 of the Cupcake Crew) Moxie over the weekend. I hadn't seen in two years! So that was pretty phenomenal. It was great spending time with her.
Time flew by WAY too quickly in PA. Before I knew it, it was time to head back home. The 10.5 hour drive on the way TO Pittsburgh turned into 8.5 hours on the return trip. Go figure.
I did make it back just in time to catch the main event at Ring Wars Carolina - my home promotion. "The Genuine Article" Ash Walker vs. Hangtyme. Due to unfortunate circumstances, the referee (Don Hector) ended up incapacitated and I had to slide in to make the count. Poor Ash lost to Hangtyme, on my count. Unfortunately, when Don Hector came to, he DQ-ed Ash, which resulted in no title change. Alas, maybe next month in Lumberton, NC Hangtyme will get the belt.. I am the special guest referee for that match... *grin*
My YouTube channel is going fairly well. I've decided to post a new video every Tuesday. Anything else is really just "bonus" material (such as the prequel to my road trip). The one I'm posting today will be from my road trip... it will have some footage from the trip. A lot of the footage seems to have disappeared from my camera, such as:
* Cussing out a van from Quebec for taking too long to park at the rest area
* Trying to decipher if that big rig REALLY had a picture of Hitler on it
* Realizing it was actually Kim Kardashian's new perfume ad on the trailer
* Fraggle Rock
* Car Dancing
* Car Karaoke
* Various "Captain's Log" segments
* Torrential downpours
* Longingly gazing at IKEA during standstill traffic
* Cussing out construction zones
* Pondering where the tunnel is that the sign just announced (found it 10 miles later)
* Other comical moments...
Needless to say, this resulted in a very watered-down road trip. But hey - it's still somewhat entertaining. Somewhat. Maybe. I'm not quite done in the editing room yet. My laptop battery ran too low, so I need to plug in and finish it tonight. But it will be posted by the end of the day!
Oh - and apparently I'm on a hat kick right now. I love hats. And will likely end up wearing one in the majority (if not all) of these webisodes. If you'd like to get me a new hat to add to my collection, feel free to look at the HAT WISHLIST that I made. *grin*
In other news... I have a few big webisodes coming up in the future. However, they're a bit too big for me at the moment. If anyone is interested in sponsoring a full (or even part) of an episode, shoot me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with "Sponsorship" in the subject line and we can start up a dialogue. These can literally range anywhere from $10-$100. And as I said - you can sponsor a whole or partial episode - it's completely up to you! If you choose to sponsor an episode, it comes with some perks: recognition (if you wish) in the webisode, a signed still shot from the actual taping, and maybe some additional swag. It will depend on the budget to be honest.
There are currently three upcoming webisodes needing sponsorship:
* Big-A Challenge
* Baked Cakes
In addition, if there's any stupid or random thing you'd like to see, let me know. I'm open to suggestions.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
The ballots are in, and winner – by default – is the one and only Scandinavian Sweetheart Mia Svensson. I had a lot of great ideas come in, and many thanks go out to everyone that offered up suggestions. Unfortunately, my favorite of the suggested names was already in use [insert HUGE booooooooo here]. So I had to do some tweaks and modifications to find the name that I deemed right for me and my channel.
I DID really enjoy quite a few of the suggestions. Some of them will become episode names.
You will find my YouTube channel… HERE.
There’s no point in looking now. There’s nothing there. But you can go ahead and subscribe to get it out of the way!
First episode to air tonight.
Now, before you get your hopes up, this isn’t going to be spectacular by any means. It’s mostly going to be my misadventures, thoughts, and whatever else I feel like posting. I may update it regularly. Or not. A lot will depend on what I have going on.
HOWEVER. That being said…
I have a few interesting shows lined up. I won’t divulge too much information on them right now. But if you want to sponsor a future show, shoot me an email and I’ll send you more information on how. You will, of course, get props on the episode when it airs. And possibly some swag. Only time will tell.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Regardless, I've officially decided to start up my own YouTube channel. In all honesty, there won't be much wrestling on it. There MIGHT be some. But it's mostly going to be... well... me! Random acts of Mia, so to speak. My musings. My actions. A more in-depth look at me and my awesomeness.
Step one: Buy a video camera. Check.
I bought one Monday evening. It's not a fantastic camera. But it will get the job done until I'm ready for an upgrade.
Step two: Start a YouTube channel. Processing.
I'm currently debating on a name for my channel. My original name was already taken. Totally lame, I know. So now I'm on the hunt for a new name for my channel and/or show. Who knows? My show might be named something different than the channel name. You just never know!
I can't call this "The Untitled Mia Svensson Show"... I have a feeling my life would be in serious Danger if I even attempted it. *snicker*
THIS IS WHERE YOU COME IN.
I'll be accepting suggestions for my show between now and noon EST Friday, April 1st. (And no - that's not a joke!) If one particular one catches my attention best, I'll select it. If more than one grab me, I may put them into a jar (or my Viking helmet) and select them. Hey - that might even be my first episode! Who knows? I sure don't.
So let's get those wheels turning and come up with a cool name for my show. Oh yeah, and the genius behind the name will get a surprise. Game on!
PS - You can submit your suggestion via a DM on Twitter or Facebook. Or submit via email: email@example.com And no - I won't limit your genius to one submission.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Not this past weekend, but the weekend before, I had an amazing weekend of wrestling. I experienced 36 VERY long hours. And then some.
I woke up around 7am on Saturday, March 19th. I had only slept for a few hours, as I was lit up with excitement for the days ahead of me. And I still had to workout, pack, and whatnot. En route, I found that the pomegranate fruitisa from Taco Bell is extremely tasty.
That night I was to wrestle at CWF Mid-Altantic in the qualifying round for the ArenaChicks upcoming title tournament. I was to face off against the Rate Tank Kellie Skater. I think the match went fairly well. I definitely learned a lot facing against the Rate Tank. I thought I was prepared for her indestructibility, but I was wrong. I was about to get the win - I executed my High Coast Bridge on her - but she pulled me down so both our shoulders were down for the 3-count. A double pin.
This led to a dispute, as it was the first qualifying round for the ArenaChicks Championship Tournament. The ArenaChicks CEO - Amber O’Neal - intervened. But then Sassy Stephie came in and snatched the belt. Amber Gertner suggested a tag match later in the evening. And so it came to pass…
The tag match: Svensson & O’Neal vs. Skater & Stephie. What started off as a good match quickly became my downfall. They must not like the way I look because they decided to rearrange my face. There was blood and sweat, but no tears, from this Valkyrie. As many times as I tried to tag out, I just couldn't reach Amber's hand. The crowd really got behind me, but I was unable to turn things around. Skater and Stephie for the win.
After the show, we went to dinner still in gear. After dinner we went back to the building to shoot be-the-booker matches. It was already closing in on 1am. We didn’t get done filming until around 4am. Post-shoot trip to Walmart and then to the hotel. There was JUST enough time to shower and then get in the car to head to the airport.
Check in went by quickly. Before I knew it, my plane was boarding: 24 hours after I had awoken the morning before. Alas, no sleep on my plane ride, as I had many loud and obnoxious people surrounding me. Sooner rather than later, the plane was touching down in Philly.
No sleep on the ride from the airport to the venue. Too many thoughts buzzing around in my head. Had to prep for my upcoming match against against Mia Yim for Pro-Wrestling SUN.
Not much to say about the match. I tried to make her submit to me, but it didn't work... this time. Regardless, I still walked away with the win. BAM! Some people call my win a cheap victory. But you know what? A win is a win. Svensson -2, Yim - 0.
Post show, went back to the airport. Still no sleep. Wooooooo! On the bright side - managed to finagle an earlier flight home. I still had plenty of time to kill in the airport, so tracked down my mentor - the wonderful Danger - and picked her brain for a bit. Then I had to leave to catch my flight.
Boarded the plane. There was an older woman in my seat. I gave her an evil glare. She realized her wrongdoing and shifted into her seat - in the aisle. I proceeded to put my hoodie on, pull it over my eyes, lay against the window, and - 36 LONG hours later - went to sleep. Woke up on and off, but had a decent nap.
Landed. Got my bag. Drove 2 hours home. Took a long hot shower. Tweeted a pic of me eating Chunky Monkey - my victory meal. Then went to bed.
Overall, it was a very long - but amazing - weekend. I met some awesome people. I beat Yim again. I learned a lot. I had some great opportunities. I really wouldn't trade it for the world.