Sunday, May 21, 2017

#art #cartoon #chinesefood #Toronto May 2: At the #chineserestaurant, @thecontestqueen asked me to draw a cartoon to show her daughter how I draw. I didn't know what to draw. So I used my tea cup and napkin for inspiration. As they teach in @secondcitytcto improv classes, you can find inspiration anywhere! ☕️ #comicstrip #tea #foodie #foodblog #improv ๐Ÿ“ I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad #minimalist #entrepreneur


May 2: After the @ocaduniversity #GradEx102, @thecontestqueen, her daughter Nicole and @no1trumpet wanted Chinese food, so I led a walk to China Town. I enjoyed chatting with Nicole about her school trips. At Spadina, I suggested @celebrityhotpot but we sat down and then the girls realized they weren't hungry enough for an all-you-can-eat meal. So we left and walked down the street and wound up in a random place. Now, CHP is healthy food. But I probably don't need all-you-can-eat either. What I need is to lose 20 pounds. So I probably shouldn't have gotten the salty fish fried rice. But I did take some home for later. Baby steps! ๐Ÿœ #ocaduniversity #college #art #artist #Toronto #foodie #foodblog #China #chinesefood ✏️ I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


May 2: Oops, I forgot to post some more photos from this day, cuz they were taken on my friend Carolyn's camera. So much for my chronological order. Anyway, @thecontestqueen was supposed to come over for us to film a video, but she didn't get into the city until later but then she just invited me to join her daughter and @no1trumpet at the @ocaduniversity #GradEx102 student graduation show. I love hanging out with women. I love seeing art. I love seeing what students are working on. I love seeing that people still work with physical objects instead of just stuff on phones and computers. So this was a good afternoon. ๐ŸŽจ #ocaduniversity #college #art #artist #Toronto #student #artblog #ontario #girls ✏️ I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


#orthodontist #dentist #Toronto @foresthillortho May 12: Danielle explained the options for braces, should I choose to get them for cosmetic purposes. Then we wound up chatting in her office for maybe an hour, about how she just got braces (her son convinced her to finally do it, quoting back her own advice about being brave), and about her daughter the model and her son the actor. She finally had to get back to work, and I got a pic with her in the lobby. Then I spotted a frozen yogurt freezer and said I had to take a selfie with it. That's when a voice from a waiting area chair said: "Josh?" Turns out it was my friend Meg, with whom I went on one date once, and I haven't seen her for years. She wasn't sure if she recognized me while I was standing there talking to Danielle for a couple of minutes, but then when I said I wanted to take a selfie with the frozen yogurt, it clicked in her head: "That must be Josh Rachlis." Danielle thought it was so funny that I was recognized, and transfered me over to Meg, and I caught up with Meg for 20 minutes until it was her son's turn to be seen by the orthodontist. I love that I can run into people anywhere. I should leave my condo more often. Also, this is further proof of how friendly Forest Hill Orthodontics is! ๐Ÿ˜ #orthodontics #TMJ #teeth #dentalhygienist #dentalhygieneschool #dental ๐Ÿ˜ฌ I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


#orthodontist #dentist #Toronto @foresthillortho May 12: Had another @gbcollege dental appointment (at 8am! but got there 8:30am) where Jenny had time to start a bit of cleaning, but will finish next time. But I did get a paper bag of goodies - @oralb toothbrush, @crest toothpaste, @listerine_official floss and mouthwash, Gum-brand tongue cleaner. Then headed north to Forest Hill Orthodontics (as reco'd by Jenny's teacher) to see if braces would help my tight jaw. Got there early, so sat at @pressecafe and the guy made me a blueberry parfait. Then at @foresthillortho, they wanted to do x-rays, but I asked them not to yet. So they started with just photos of my mouth. And then when they put them on a TV in Danielle's office, I saw blueberries stuck in my teeth! Nooo! Why is my life a Seinfeld episode?! But Dr. Tracey Hendler said it didn't affect her evaluation. But I'll bet it affected her opinion of me. But I told her I bet she's seen worse. Anyway, she said that from teeth grinding and being tense, my jaw muscles were very big and well-developed. So at least she noticed my big muscles. She's going to refer me to a TMJ specialist dentist. She thinks it's a muscle issue rather than a teeth alignment issue. It's nice that she told me the truth so I didn't have to waste money on braces. But she says I could come back to get braces for cosmetic reasons after I take care of my jaw problem. But I'm not sure that my teeth gaps are what's keeping from being married and famous. But I do recommend this clinic! Maybe I'll start doing cartoons and videos about them to help promote them. Remind me to pick the blueberries out of my teeth before I film anything. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ #orthodontics #TMJ #teeth #dentalhygienist #dentalhygieneschool #dental ๐Ÿ“ I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


May 10: Introducing #BonCopBadCop2, star #ColmFeore got some digs into @aircanada. Talk about a Canadian movie! ๐Ÿš“ #BCBC2 #Toronto #entertainmentnews #Quebec #CdnFilm #Canada #celebritygossip #filmblog #celebrityblog #French ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿป I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #entertainmentblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


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#BCBC2 #Toronto #entertainmentnews May 10: Introducing #BonCopBadCop2, star and writer #PatrickHuard thanked the audience for wanting to see more of "these 2 morons." ๐Ÿš“ #Quebec #CdnFilm #Canada #celebritygossip #filmblog #celebrityblog #French #cartoon #art ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿป I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #entertainmentblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


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#BCBC2 #Toronto #entertainmentnews May 10: I like to give talented actors and filmmakers cartoons I draw of them. But Cheryl invited me to Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 at the last second. So I didn't have time to draw the stars before leaving home. But I brought my sketch pad and drew them based on the poster that was on the screen before the movie started. Voilร  mon dessin! ๐Ÿš“ #Quebec #CdnFilm #Canada #celebritygossip #filmblog #celebrityblog #French #cartoon #art #drawing #comicstrip ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿป I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #entertainmentblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


#BCBC2 #Toronto #entertainmentnews May 10: Cheryl offered me one of the tickets she won to Bon Cop Bad Cop 2. I haven't seen the first one. But I took French immersion so I figured I could catch up. I loved the BCBC2 hats they gave out. I should make JRNL2 hats (Josh Rachlis Needs Love Too). ๐Ÿš“ #Quebec #CdnFilm #Canada #celebritygossip #filmblog #celebrityblog #French ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿป I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


#BCBC2 #Toronto #entertainmentnews May 10: Cheryl offered me one of the tickets she won to Bon Cop Bad Cop 2. I haven't seen the first one. But I took French immersion so I figured I could catch up. I loved the BCBC2 hats they gave out. I should make JRNL2 hats (Josh Rachlis Needs Love Too). ๐Ÿš“ #Quebec #CdnFilm #Canada #celebritygossip #filmblog #celebrityblog #French ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿป I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


Monday, May 15, 2017

#GradEx102 #Toronto #art May 6: @ocaduniversity @ocad's student graduation exhibition was full of interesting work. Like this freakish baby with multiple faces. I didn't catch the artist's name. But it's probably for the best - Because they scare me. ๐Ÿ‘ถ #artist #artblog #artschool #sculpture #college #university #baby ๐Ÿ‘ถ I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


#GradEx102 #Toronto #art May 6: @ocaduniversity @ocad's student graduation exhibition was full of interesting work. Like @poppy.show's set-up with another VHS tape shown through an old-school TV. I wanted to move into that room and pretend I'm living in @glendoncampus resident again. Also, Poppy Show had a mirror with a sign that said "Selfies!" Now that's my kind of art. ๐Ÿ“บ #retro #VCR #artblog #artschool #artist #college #university ๐Ÿ“ป I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


#GradEx102 #Toronto #art May 6: @ocaduniversity @ocad's student graduation exhibition was full of interesting work. Like @phoebetprintcess' set-up with her talking on a VHS tape shown through an old-school TV/radio. Made me nostalgic for simpler times. ๐Ÿ“บ ๐Ÿ“ป #retro #VCR #artblog #artschool #artist #college #university I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


#recordingstudio #starwars #Toronto May 4: @tattoosoundandmusic's "May The 4th Be With You" party. Tattoo has done music and sound for many of my commercials (and short films), so it was nice to see their new west end studio. I had fun meeting new people, and catching up with old colleagues. I was also happy to wind up alone in one of the rooms, admiring the acoustic panels, and comparing them to the ones I just had installed in my guest bedroom (these are light grey, mine are dark grey). I think those are @hermanmiller Miller desk chairs too, which I was checking out at @designwithinreach. I also enjoyed the "Han Burgers", which is what the black sign says - In @starwars font, no less. ⭐️ #Ossington #advertising #foodie #hamburger #digitalinfluencer #foodblog #recordingengineer ๐Ÿ” I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


Friday, May 12, 2017

#KingArthur #cineplexevents #GuyRitchie #cartoon #celebrity #Toronto May 2: This is the cartoon I drew of @guyritchie at the @kingarthurmovie red carpet. It's him if he were acting in the movies he's directed. I'm still editing the video of my quest to show him the drawing. But you'll soon see if I was a lucky "guy"! ๐Ÿš€ #entertainmentnews #art #illustrator #celebritygossip ⭐️ I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


#KingArthur #cineplexevents #CharlieHunnam #cartoon #celebrity #Toronto May 2: This is the cartoon I drew of Charlie Hunnam to show him at the red carpet for @guyritchie's @kingarthurmovie. It's a depiction of him in some of his famous roles. I'm still editing the video of my quest to show him the drawing. But you'll soon see if I was worthy! ๐Ÿš€ #entertainmentnews #art #illustrator #celebritygossip ⭐️ I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


#gotgvol2 #cineplexevents #michaelrooker #cartoon #celebrity #Toronto May 2: This is the cartoon I drew to show @michael_rooker when I interviewed him on the @guardiansofthegalaxy red carpet. It's a depiction of him in some of his famous roles. I'm still editing the video of the interview. But you'll soon see that he thought the cartoon was the best in the galaxy! ๐Ÿš€ #entertainmentnews #art #scifi #celebritygossip ⭐️ I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


Tuesday, May 02, 2017

#guardiansofthegalaxy #michaelrooker #celebritynews #Toronto My evening began at @cineplexmovies Varsity Theatre where I interviewed @guardiansofthegalaxy star @michael_rooker for @getreelmovies and showed him a cartoon I drew of him. My evening ended with him still holding my cartoon and (lovingly) giving me the finger in the lobby of @shangrilato. I can't wait to edit my video tomorrow so you can see the whole story! ⭐️ Top photo credit: @lbronnh ๐ŸŽฅ #celebritygossip #entertainmentnews #celebrityblog #Hollywood #movienews #cartoon ๐Ÿš€ I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


#drawingtablet #techblog #artist #Toronto Pumped to have bought a @wacom Intuos Drawing Tablet to help me draw cartoons. That's @thesourcecanada way in the back, where I bought it. To the right of The Source, you can see a store with @guardiansofthegalaxy all over the front of the store. I'll be interviewing star @michael_rooker later today. Maybe he'll even get a cartoon of himself! Though I guess I'd do that on old-fashioned paper. ๐Ÿš€ #cartoon #art #tech #guardiansofthegalaxy #celebritygossip #illustrator ๐Ÿ“ I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


#FoodReview: Found #Toronto's best #breakfast at @cftoeatoncentre @richtreemarket! Got to mall before stores even opened. I want to buy a @wacom drawing tablet at @thesourcecanada. I got here after my visit to @mintdentistryqw who made me get uo earlier than I've ever been up. (8:45 a.m.). Near The Source, I noticed this breakfast sign. I've been looking for a quick and easy bacon and eggs place, since I read that having protein and fat for breakfast is good. I've been wanting to go to @awcanada but their little platter seems not filling enough and the one with the hashbrown seems too high calorie. Anyway, I wandered around the market until I found where to get this Bernese breakfast. I think I expressed to the cashier Agnes how excited I was about this breakfast, because she told the chef "Make him happy." I'm not sure if she was just being nice to me or if this is really part of the deal, but she said to choose any type or size of those juices. So I chose the large raspberry one. It was epic. I didn't catch the chef's name tag, but I told the duo I'd be back here every day, and the chef said "See you tomorrow." So I'll get his name next time. ๐Ÿณ #foodie #restaurant #restaurantreview #foodblog #travelblog #tourism #nutrition ๐Ÿฅ“ I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


#ttc #toronto @bradttc @ttchelps On my way from @mintdentistryqw to @cftoeatoncentre, the streetcar broke down around Spadina and we all had to walk. I felt like my Jewish people must have felt, wandering the desert to escape the Egyptians. Especially because of the mother carrying the little girl in the pink coat (bottom center). The piรจce de rรฉsistance was the streetcar finally passing me just as I was one stop before the Eaton Centre (bottom right) and the driver just waving, as if to say "Sorry, not taking passengers." I could hear the people waiting at that stop saying "Why is she waving? Why is she not stopping?" But I knew. Oh, I knew. ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿผ @brokenttc #streetcar #publictransit #Jewish #Israel #fitness #mother #travelblog #tourismblog ๐Ÿš‚ I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


#interiordesign #dentist Early morning visit to @mintdentistryqw for quick talk with Dr. Sue about a home-use TENS machine that just came out that I could buy through them. That would help my tight jaw and make my voice acting and YouTubing easier. When I'm at Mint, I always fangirl over the interior design. I love the air-cleaning green wall, and the white and grey palette. Bottom right you can see my condo kitchen - I picked white cabinets and concrete grey counters, and that's exactly what Mint's reception desk looks like (see photos from my past visits). I even snapped a pic in their washroom (bottom left). I love the charcoal grey wall tiles with punches of white, and the light grey floors. That's exactly the colour scheme for my new home studio (my silver grey @icustomrug is in its way from @amazon). So taking the pic is what I was doing for so long in the washroom while you were waiting for me, Dr.Sue. Sorry. On the @postit note with the TENS info, Dr. Sue added the designer's name - @jeanakerman of @jeanakermandesign. When http://youtube.com/joshrachlis has a million subscribers and I'm a rich @youtube star, I'm gonna set Jean loose on my condo. ๐Ÿ›‹ #tensmachine #TMJ #toronto #interiordesigner #whiteandgrey #greenwall #interiordesignblog #voiceacting ๐ŸŒฒ I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


Monday, May 01, 2017

Gonna interview @michael_rooker on @guardiansofthegalaxy Vol. 2 red carpet tomorrow at 5:45pm. Haven't seen the 1st one yet. Might watch it on @netflix tomorrow morning. Is there anything you think I should ask him? (Also, do I know anyone who'd want to come with me to this or future things to film me, or at least make sure I'm in frame on my iPhone on the tripod? And if you're a photographer type and like to take photos of sexy celebrities like Michael or sexy interviewers like me, even better.) ๐Ÿ‘ฝ #guardiansofthegalaxy #guardiansofthegalaxyvol2 #redcarpet #Hollywood #celebrity #Toronto #celebritygossip #entertainmentnews #entertainmentblogger @prattprattpratt #ChrisPratt ๐ŸŽฅ I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


My footage will be in the @canadainaday @ctv_television special this summer! Over 11,500 videos were submitted, so it's an honour to make the cut. Canadians submitted footage of their lives filmed on September 10. You'll recall that I was walking around vlogging about @tiff_net on that day. I can't wait to see what clip makes it into the project. I also can't wait to see what the rest of Canada was up to! ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ #cdntv #Canada #TV #vlog #vlogger #TIFF16 #celebrity #tvpersonality #Toronto #Canada150 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


My @soylent #Soylent experiment: On Friday, the only food I ate was 5 bottles of Soylent (400 cal each). On Facebook I saw that my friend Christine was in town, I walked to met her and her friend and cousin where they were finishing at @wahlburgersca. Christine wanted a cupcake for her birthday, I suggested @fornocultura, but when we got there we saw it's more of an Italian bakery and C didn't feel like biscotti, so I suggested @thompsontoronto's Diner. (Side note: I've always said downtown needs a dessert restaurant. Who wants to start one with me?) The girls got ice cream and mason jar desserts. I considered a salad or a chicken sandwich. But I was so hungry after just Soylent all day that I ordered this insanity: The Grilled Cheese Burger - Two grilled cheese sandwiches surrounding a sirloin burger, maple smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato & chipotle mayo. When it came, I asked if there were supposed to be fries with it. The waiter laughed: "You need fries?" I just checked the menu online now and I see that this item is under Mains. So that's why it didn't include fries like the burgers in the burgers section. But my point is... If I'm eating Soylent to lose weight and get healthy, it's not going to work if I end each day with a 3-sandwiches-in-1 fat & carb bomb like this. I need to figure out something healthyish that can fill me up. ๐Ÿ” #foodblog #nutrition #fitness #weightloss #Toronto #restaurant #restaurantreview #personaltrainer #diet #dessert #cupcake #burger ๐Ÿฅ— I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #singersongwriter #cartoonist #entrepreneur #minimalist #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


On Wednesday I liked the sound of the All-Day Breakfast on the outdoor sign. I went in and said I'd have the all-day breakfast. He sort of looked at me and gestured to all the food. I said I'd take whatever's good. He gave me a plate of the Shepherd's Pie with 4 salads. It was delicious. This is what I want from restaurants. Just give me a plate of something good. Don't waste my brainpower on having to decide what to order. This way I can focus on my creative projects. ๐Ÿฅ— #restaurant #Toronto #foodblog #foodreview #restaurantreview #nutrition #minimalism #minimalist #declutter #entrepreneur ๐Ÿด I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


Sunday, April 30, 2017

On Wed, after my audition, I walked down King, saw a couch in @designwithinreach window, went in to admire it. Salesgirl came over and mentioned @hermanmiller office chairs are on sale. I said I've been thinking of getting a chair for my new studio. So I checked out all the chairs. Not that I should be spending almost $2000 on a chair. Maybe I'll reward myself when http://ift.tt/29Mb6VA hits a million subscribers. But the chair info was useful, and the girl answered my many questions about interior design. I really do find interior design interesting and maybe I could start a podcast about that. (I wound up going into a few more fancy furniture stores and taking all their catalogs for fun.) Outside, as I tried to get a selfie with the store sign in frame, it seems I was photobombed by pedestrians. ๐Ÿ›‹ #furniture #interiordesign #interiordesigner #interiordesignblog #officechair #homestudio #Toronto ๐Ÿ›‹ I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


On Wed., I had a voice audition for a dessert-related commercial where my character was called "Sugar Cookie". I feel like I should make that my stage name. ๐Ÿช #voiceacting #voiceover #audition #recordingstudio #actorslife #Toronto #commercial #advertising ๐Ÿช I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad



When I got home Tuesday, I spotted an Ernie doll on the ground outside my condo. I thought that was so sad! So I stopped to take a photo. The condo concierge came out to see what I was doing and said: "Josh, are you ok? It looked like you were limping." Well, I always look like I'm limping. So I told him I was ok and just taking a pic of Ernie. The concierge said a bunch of people had taken pics of Ernie. I guess I'm glad I'm not the only person who felt bad for Ernie. (Fun fact: One of my early girlfriends called me Bert and she was Ernie. Cuz I was grumpy and she was silly.) I hope Ernie found his owner. ๐Ÿ˜ข #BertAndErnie #SesameStreet #photoblog #Toronto #doll #stuffedtoy #dating #relationships #datingexpert #datingcoach ๐Ÿ’” I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


Enjoyed Tuesday's @miamiadschoolto talk by Creative Technologist @coryclarke. He talked about how his design and ad agency uses data to help clients predict what moves to make. Reminds me of the screenplay I wrote about a copywriter who uses focus groups to... Well, I won't spoil it. But I should post that script online for you all to read. ๐ŸŽฅ #adagency #advertising #adschool #copywriting #Toronto #screenwriting #designer #technology #socialmediaexpert #techblog ๐ŸŽฅ I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


Sunday, April 23: I subwayed up to @cffairviewmall, hoping a nearby friend would drive me to @walmartcanada to get a rug for my new studio. But she didn't get back to me until the mall was almost closed. In the meantime I walked around @sears looking at rugs, I discovered a drawing tablet for my cartooning at @thesourcecanada, and at @hudsonsbay this caught my eye: @michelgermain's Sexual Noir Pour Homme. I think this is what I've been missing. It will lead to my YouTubing success. And to getting a wife and kids. I might also make my stage name Sexual Noir. (Side note: I just Googled what stores are in that mall to see if it was in fact Hudson's Bay that I was in, and I see there's a @walmartcanada in the mall. What?! That was the whole point of my trip up there! Oh, Sexual Noir - You always mess up!) ๐Ÿ˜Ž #perfume #cologne #sรฉxลซalnoir #travelblog #fashionblog #Toronto #shoppingblog #beautyblog #beautyyoutuber #fashionyoutuber ๐Ÿ˜ I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


Sat April 22: With my acoustic panels installed, I decided to get a "ring light" for filming my http://youtube.com/joshrachlis videos. I researched all the online and local stores, and wound up visiting this place in an old warehouse building. The owner let me put my iPhone in the ring light to test it out. At the start here, I was explaining that I film with the rear lens because it's bigger, but that means I can't see myself, so I use a mirror behind the phone to see if I'm in frame. (Clint assumed I'd be filming with the selfie lens so I could see myself.) I didn't buy the light right away. I continue to research it online and in stores for a few more days. But then I wound up coming back because this light is the best. If you want to buy the best lighting for your filming, message me and I'll connect you with this guy and I'll make sure you get a deal! He doesn't sell on @amazon. ๐ŸŽ™ #homestudio #lighting #filmlighting #youtubelighting #homerecordingstudio #recordingstudio #voiceacting #YouTubing #Toronto #microphone #ringlight #filmstudio ๐ŸŽค I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


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Sat April 22: With my acoustic panels installed, I decided to get a "ring light" for filming my http://youtube.com/joshrachlis videos. I researched all the online and local stores, and wound up visiting this place in an old warehouse building. While talking to Clint, the owner, I mentioned I've been trying to figure out how to mesh good audio from my XLR mic with good video, and he told me there is such a thing as an XLR adapter cord where you can plug an XLR mic into your iPhone or camcorder. I've been trying to figure out if that was possible for months. And nobody has said it's possible. But Clint has an adapter cord and he let me try it out with his mic. It worked! (Caveat: A few days later I was at @vistek doing some extra research on ring lights and I noticed XLR adapter cables but then I talked to the staff and we figured out that the mic I use for voice acting needs my USB interface.) I love learning about how I can improve my voice acting and YouTubing! Maybe I should make videos explaining what I've learned. Oh, and if you want to buy the best lighting for your filming, message me and I'll connect you with this guy and I'll make sure you get a deal! He doesn't sell on @amazon. ๐ŸŽ™ #homestudio #homerecording #homerecordingstudio #recordingstudio #voiceacting #YouTubing #Toronto #microphone #ringlight #filmstudio ๐ŸŽค 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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On Friday, April 21, this guy (in rasta hat) came to install the acoustic panels I hired him to make for my new home studio. That's his high school buddy who came to help him. THE STORY: A couple of months ago I decided to turn my second bedroom into an echo-free space to make my voice acting easier and better. (And at some point it occured to me that this could improve my YouTubing too.) I researched every possible acoustic treatment option (egg crates on the wall, foam squares on the wall, just stand-up panels) and decided to hire this guy to make me panels for the walls and ceiling, plus free-standing panels. And tada - The room looks and sounds amazing! Sadly, the day they came, I woke up with a bad cold and I was in my bathroom sneezing the whole time they were here. (Serves me right for going to that webseries party the night before. I always get sick from eating food that's sitting out where germs can get on it and from shaking hands with people.) So I didn't get to help them and learn about the process and film it. But hopefully they'll come back so I can interview them in the studio about the studio. Before they arrived, I did manage to move the bed out of the room. The bed is now on its side in my dining area. I hope http://youtube.com/joshrachlis gets a million subscribers soon to make all this worth it! Oh, and if you want to make a great-sounding space for recording audio and video for your voice acting, music making, YouTubing or whatever, message me and I'll hook you up with this company! ๐ŸŽ™ #recordingstudio #homerecording #homestudio #acousticpanels #Toronto #voiceacting #musicrecording #YouTubing #recordingengineer #musicstudio #filmstudio ๐ŸŽค I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


I'm happy that mindset coach @caitlincardoza liked my idea to rename her Daily Caitlin inspirational videos the "Daily Vitamin CC". Hopefully I'll interview her over webcam soon and we can all get a dose! ๐ŸŠ #lifecoach #creativitycoach #selfhelp #empowermentcoach #empowerment #mindsetcoach #copywriting #brandconsultant #Toronto #networking ๐Ÿ“ I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


I'm happy that @annetheseries actor @aymericjett liked my cartoon of him and @amybethmcnulty. Who knew TV stars could be nice? My cartoon is on his wall. That kind of makes me famous too, right? ๐Ÿ“บ #AnneTheSeries #cdntv #cdnfilm #Canada #TV #cartoon #celebrity #younghollywood #actorslife #actors ⭐️ I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


I'm deliciously happy that @columbiarestaurant enjoyed my cartoon and shared it with their fans. Hopefully I'll get to eat the World's Best Salad again soon! ๐Ÿฅ— #Orlando #celebrationflorida #travel #tourism #foodblog #travelblog #restaurantreview #cartoon #comicstrip ๐Ÿ“ I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


March 18: Waiting for subway, I noticed all the crying in ads and it made me cry. ๐Ÿ˜ญ #advertising @scottiesftcanada @qualitycanmilk #Toronto #crying #adagency #travel #tourism #copywriting #publictransit ๐Ÿ˜ฅ I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


From March 18 (Ya, I'm catching up on some old posting) - Remember when my niece Ayla was just learning to swim? Now she can swim the whole pool length, without help from Baba Lou. Her little brother Eilan is impressed. ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿป‍♀️ #swimmer #kid #youthswimming #hotel #pool #Brampton #Toronto #hotelreview #travel #tourism ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿป‍♀️ 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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Monday, April 17, 2017

When did you last get a hug from a restaurant owner? You don't get that from large chains. The story: I got a ride from Ottawa to Toronto with @superstarr_sammy and his 5-year-old son Zach today. Before leaving Ottawa, Sammy wanted to stop at Di Rienzo's, which Sammy has been going to since he was a kid. I asked Paul the owner what the best sandwich was and he said he would make me a special combo. Paul gave us all the sandwiches for free, and then threw in pastries when Zach asked for chocolate. ๐Ÿฅ– #Ottawa #restaurant #Italian #Italianfood #sandwich #pastry #foodblog #foodie ๐Ÿง€ I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


I got a ride from Ottawa to Toronto with @superstarr_sammy and his 5-year-old son Zach today. Before leaving Ottawa, Sammy wanted to stop at Di Rienzo's, which Sammy has been going to since he was a kid. I asked Paul the owner what the best sandwich was and he said he would make me a special combo. Paul gave us all the sandwiches for free, and then threw in pastries when Zach asked for chocolate. ๐Ÿฅ– #Ottawa #restaurant #Italian #Italianfood #sandwich #pastry #foodblog #foodie ๐Ÿง€ 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 night, Marina invited me for burgers and beers with her friend Gustavo, a gay linguistics professor. He had interesting stories about the gay dating apps like Grinder and Scruff. It's a whole other world. I'm jealous. Marina works at the currency museum. Sounds fun - I like money. I had fun joking around with the waitresses, though they weren't lucky enough to get a cartoon from me. And I had the Chez Lucien burger - Bacon, sauteed onions and cream cheese. And it comes with fries AND salad. And cups of creamy dressing and mayo. Good thing I jogged along the canal earlier. ๐Ÿ” #Ottawa #restaurant #burger #beer #foodie #foodblog ๐Ÿบ I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


Saturday night, Marina invited me for burgers and beers with her friend Gustavo, a gay linguistics professor. He had interesting stories about the gay dating apps like Grinder and Scruff. It's a whole other world. I'm jealous. Marina works at the currency museum. Sounds fun - I like money. I had fun joking around with the waitresses, though they weren't lucky enough to get a cartoon from me. And I had the Chez Lucien burger - Bacon, sauteed onions and cream cheese. Good thing I jogged along the canal earlier. ๐Ÿ” #Ottawa #restaurant #burger #beer #foodie #foodblog ๐Ÿบ I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad


On Saturday, my sister @dianarachlis wanted me to film her reading a speech she wrote about how she stays positive with Parkinson's disease. I realized I'd forgotten in Toronto the clip to attach my microphone to my little microphone stand. So I improvised my taping it to an ashtray that my dad uses as a candy holder. Then I got a box of bags, and put a popcorn maker on it, and put a Leonard Cohen CD on that as a platform for my iPhone tripod. My mom says that if someone walked into the room, they wouldn't be able to guess what I was doing with this stuff. Haha! (Afterward, I made her a Facebook page, called Diana Rachlis: Staying Positive With Parkinson's. She's enjoying trying it out.) ๐ŸŽฅ #youtube #filming #filmstudio #recordingstudio #travel #tourism #travelblog #Ottawa #Parkinsons ๐ŸŽฅ I am a: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #tvhost #comedian #actor #voiceactor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmcritic #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #entertainmentblogger #fashionblogger #mommyblogger #YouTuber #podcaster #digitalnomad