Tuesday, August 22, 2017

I went to @ontariosciencecentre yesterday to watch the eclipse, and a staff guy gave me the special glasses to look at the eclipse for a second. (See the moment in the Instagram Story I'll post at http://ift.tt/2fCIaz6 and http://youtube.com/joshrachlis). And then I gave them back and took this photo where I'm pretending I burned my eyes. Haha! But now I'm wondering if maybe I really did damage my eyes. And for what? Two seconds of looking at a round shadow on a bright ball of fire? I threw away decades of meticulously protecting my eyes with sunglassses, all for two seconds of nothing? I didn't even care about the eclipse in the first place, plus I was coming down with a cold, but I let the media hype convince me to take public transit to this event. Oh, and afterward I saw a sign saying "Wear protective glasses. Or, even safer, don't look directly and use a pinhole camera." Even safer?! So it's not completely safe to use those glasses they were passing around? So you're taking a chance of permanent eye damage to look at something that looks like absolutely nothing?! If I survive this, I'm not falling for media hype any more. I don't care about sports, so I'm not watching the Olympics or a Blue Jays playoff game. I'm not freezing my butt at Nathan Phillips Square to watch New Year's Eve fireworks. I'm staying home and making songs and videos and cartoons - The stuff I actually enjoy and which will help build the life I want. I remember discovering in university that I was a lot happier when I stayed in the dorm and recorded a song with my friends in the bathroom (for the acoustics) than when I went to pub night to try to meet girls. Even though pub was supposedly the place to be. No more FOMO (Fear of missing out). From now on, only JOMO (Josh Motion). ☀️ 😫 #eclipse #eclipse2017 #eclipseglasses #blindness #FOMO #Toronto #vlog #vlogger #influencer #entrepreneur 😤 I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


Sunday, August 20, 2017

OMG! I just discovered I've been uploading videos to Facebook in low resolution - I needed to change the settings in my Facebook App to upload them in HD. Should I now go back and re-upload my vlogs in HD? Or should I just leave those and move on and just make sure future uploads are HD? I've been uploading all my vlogs to YouTube for a few months. It's only this past week that I started uploading them directly to Facebook as well. So there are just 8 vlogs in the Facebook album. I'm sure the right answer is just to move on. Maybe I need to do a Facebook Live show to get my mind off these crappy low-resolution videos. Who wants to be my guest via webcam? 📱 #socialmediaexpert #YouTube #FacebookApp #videoeditor #vlog #vlogger #Toronto #influencer #comedy #neurotic 📱 I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


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Highlight from yesterday's Instagram Story: My goodnight song isn't creepy at all. 😱 #vlog #vlogger #Toronto #funny #comedy #neurotic #condo #song #guitar #singer 🎸 I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


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Highlight from yesterday's Instagram Story: What's growing in my dishwasher?! 😱 #vlog #vlogger #Toronto #funny #comedy #neurotic #condo #single #cleaning #organizing 👹 I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


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Aug 12 #TinderFail. Maybe I need a new opening line? 💔 @tinder #dating #single #Toronto #funny #comedy #relationships #vlog 🥀 I am a: #influencer #vlogger #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


Aug 1 #TinderFail. Maybe I'm not trying hard enough? 🥀 @tinder #dating #single #Toronto #funny #comedy #relationships #vlog 💔 I am a: #influencer #vlogger #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


July 31: Dawn aka @mysweetlittleangel drove to @mercerbeer, the #StratfordON hotel my parents were staying in. I went to the washroom to do Number 1 before the drive. Walking to the back of the establishment, I felt compelled to show you the nightsky-like lighting. I want to make my condo look like the nightsky too. I think I should stay at Mercer for a few days and vlog about it! ⭐️ #hotel #restaurant #bar #travelblog #travelvlog #foodie #Toronto #lighting #interiordesign ⭐️ I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #influencer #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


July 30: My dad's cousin - famous doctor and public health advocate Michael Rachlis - had a brunch for the cousins. I somehow made the cut. As we all left, I asked to take a selfie. I doubt anyone's on Instagram for me to tag them. Other than my parents, who only got Instagram accounts to occasionally check my Instagram Story to make sure I'm not doing any sketchy. But I'm sure I can tag most of the gang on Facebook. But anyway, the bagels, cream cheese and lox were delish! 🌲 #family #brunch #toronto #vlog #vlogger #influencer #foodie #entrepreneur #familyblog #summer ☀️ I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


July 28: Met a girl at @quantumcoffeeco. Got @villagejuicery bottle, to be healthy. It was over $14, but look at those ingredients! I think this juice made me better looking, if that's even possible. (Because I was so good-looking to start with, I mean. I'm not doubting the juice's powers.) I think Village Juicery should supply me with all my calories for a week and we'll see if I become James Bond. 🍋 #juice #greenjuice #Toronto #nutrition #foodie #coffeeshop #vlog #fitness 🍎 I am a: #vlogger #influencer #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


Throwback to July 22: After the @aninconvenienttruth sequel screening, I ran into Victoria Serda (@torserda) and her daughter @corrina.serda . I met them at a @greenpartyontario AGM years ago, and we hung out in Chicago when I was attending Al Gore's Climate Reality training. Anyway, after the movie, we all went for pizza with Audrey Dépault, National Manager of @climaterealityproject Canada. We had a fun chat, the pizza was vegan, and we recycled our pop cans. ♻️ #environment #AlGore #beinconvenient #Toronto #movie #pizza #recycle #globalwarming #vlog 🌏 I am a: #influencer #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


Saturday, August 19, 2017

July 15: At dinner with @thecontestqueen, I interviewed our @lonestartexasgrill @lsdowntownto server "Savannah", aka @girlbrushedpink. She was in my Instagram Story, and the Lone Star page replied to me that they are glad I got served by Savannah cuz they love her, and they can't wait to see the interview. After the interview, and after the fajitas, Sav told us she prefers duck face in photos. So we did it too. Cuz we want to be as cool as her! 🦆 #Toronto #restaurant #waitress #server #vlog #foodie #vlogger #influencer #beautyblogger #fajitas 🤠 I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


July 15: At dinner with @thecontestqueen, I interviewed our @lonestartexasgrill @lsdowntownto server "Savannah", aka @girlbrushedpink. She was in my Instagram Story and the Lone Star page replied to me that they love Savannah and can't wait to see the interview. Here it finally is. I should go back, cuz now I'm hungry for more fajitas and more Savannah! 🌮 #Toronto #restaurant #waitress #server #vlog #foodie #vlogger #influencer #beautyblogger #fajitas 🤠 I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


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#throwback to June 26: @zest29 took me to rum club at @shamefultikito. I interviewed @noxxanddunn's Douglas, who gave the day's lecture. I hardly ever drink, and when I do it's sissy stuff like hard lemonade. And I liked this rum. So you know it's good! (See interview video in previous post, or on http://ift.tt/2fCIaz6, http://youtube.com/joshrachlis, http://twitter.com/joshrachlis) 🍹 #rum #Toronto #tikibar #drink #drinkreview #cocktail #foodie #influencer #drinkblog 🍹 I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


#throwback to June 26: @zest29 took me to a rum club meeting and I interviewed Douglas, the @noxxanddunn rep who gave the day's lecture. I hardly ever drink, and when I do it's sissy stuff like hard lemonade. And I liked this rum. So you know it's good! 🍹 #rum #Toronto #tikibar #drink #drinkreview #cocktail #foodie #influencer #drinkblog 🍹 I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Highlight from today's Instagram Story: My songwriting friend has inspired me to write a song about whether we'll actually hang tomorrow, cuz she always bails on our plans. Will we finally meet tomorrow, before her recording session? Stay tuned! (Get it? Tuned?) 🎶 #song #music #guitar #Toronto #dating #comedy #songwriter #influencer #vlogger #entrepreneur 🎸 I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


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Shavua tov! That must be the expression I was trying to come up with to mean the end of Shabbat in the video I just posted. I even said that Jewish girls on Jewish dating apps keep saying it to me and I can't remember the phrase. If only I had read this message on @jswipe a minute earlier! 🇮🇱 #Israel #Jew #Jewish #Shabbat #Hebrew #Toronto #comedy #standupcomedy #dating
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Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath, ends at sundown every Saturday. Here are 60 seconds of my profound Jewish thoughts and loving Jewish wishes for my friends of all faiths. Also, shoutout to two fellow Jews - Facebook founder @zuck and Wonder Woman @gal_gadot - in case you two want to join me for a video mext Shabbat. 🇮🇱 #Jew #Jewish #ShabbatShalom #Hebrew #Toronto #comedy #standupcomedy 🌅 I am a: #influencer #entrepreneur #vlogger #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


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