The Blogerati Files: raymitheminx
This week in the Blogerati Files, raymitheminx
Describe your blog in 10 words or less.
manipulative, hilarious, smut, selfish, grandiose, bullshit, nonsense, addictive, trivial, brilliant
Why did you start your blog? Blogiversary?
i started my blog cos i use to waste time during my highschool co-op placement (i was 17) working at this magazine in the viceland wassup forum and that's where raymi was born and then this dude liked my shit and was all write for me and then said hey start a blog and i'll take from that and post it on my site. basically a blog then was pretty much like a forum to me except it could be all about me. i guess my attitude and ego and form of FUCK YOU journalism began there and i've kept it constant throughout. according to my archives my blog's birthday is november 28, 2000 but for some reason i remember it beginning in 1999 - i either went in and somehow deleted a couple months worth of archives when i went crazy three years ago or it was y2k haha or i am THAT delusional and my blog never existed in '99.
How long have you lived in Toronto?
i lived in toronto for a year when i was 19 then moved then i came back last summer for a bit then moved back permanently this december however i've always been active and social downtown as is/are pretty much every douchebag you will meet who doesn't have a fixed address in the city, you get me?
What's the funniest/strangest thing that has happened to you in Toronto? Did you blog about it?
in toronto eh, hmm. i have blogged about practically everything that has ever happened to me except for the really seedy stuff. well one time master t (old much vj black dude, u know him) he use to have this like dj nite at crawford and college where the mod club is now and i lived on that street and i was biking to work at nite and he does this 180 turn in the street in his big suv type vehicle and almost ran me over and so once i caught my breath i was resting on my bike on the sidewalk and then the rage feeling comes and then i look over and notice that whoever it was didn't realise what almost happened but THEN i see it was master T and i was like oh that's ok cos it was master T this is funny, like a mentos commerical HEY YOU TRASHED MY HOUSE OH WAIT that's fine you are eating mentos i understand. later dudes!
What are some of the changes in Toronto that you have seen in your lifetime?
the area on yonge around the eaton centre is trying to be like times square and it's like an obnoxious waste of money but still looks nice at nitetime when you can't see all the junkies and hookers, and one of those signs fell on some guy's head. i hope he gets super rich. uh, what else. things i notice mostly are which bars and dives become more popular to hang at like when mod club was at lava lounge on wednesdays and wasnt infiltrated by fucker 905 kids it was specifically cunts like me and mod wimps who were all too insecure and too cool to make eye contact or talk to our own friends. also parkdale is like the new parkdale you know who knows what's next who cares. i love toronto.
What era, day or event in Toronto's history would you like to re-live and why?
i wish i coulda been here for the blackout, i was in arizona at the time during a gas crisis, NOT FUN.
Who's your favourite Torontonian?
that crazy black guy who hangs around during and after games and concerts and he dresses in garbage and sheets and babbles nonsense like he is running for mayor other than him my friends are my favorite torontonians.
Can we believe everything you post on your blog?
yes, except dont take every detail fully literally like when i say that i yelled out at the end of a movie something obnoxious and super loud that means that i just said it loud enough for me and fil and three other people around me to hear everything else IS TRUE. i wish i was imaginative enough to lie.
Has blogging changed you or enhanced a personality trait?
i am exactly the same person i was ten years ago except maybe more insecure and drunk.
Do you have a favourite post from your blog?
not really but there's certain one-liners i say that i LOL at, i'll go thru archives sometimes and be like WOW I WROTE THAT I AM FUNNY.
Have you had your 15 minutes yet?
do you think i have? someone said that once in my comments but i dont think i agree, maybe i have had like my three hours in blogworld. it's not like i am hogging the platform or anything, it's something i enjoy and until i can't do it anymore or don't enjoy it i won't be going anywhere. you don't have your fifteen minutes until you have tv endorsements and other type shit i think. once/if that happens i'm taking the money and a runnnnnin'
Ever met a stranger who already knew you through your blog? How was that?
many times. it's fine. sometimes awkward. depends how wasted i am and how nervous they are it usually makes me go into hyper mode and i make a big deal about showing them HOW REAL i am and then the next day i am thinking unnnnngh i said that!?
Lose any friends or muck something up because of a post?
yep, they get over it. if you cant say it to their face SAY IT ON YOUR BLOG. hey thats a good slogan. you can have it if you want.
Who are your fav bloggers?
im sorry to say but no one. i have guilty pleasure blogs that i think are really good but in general when i am bored titless and trolling the www i am known to say alound WHY AREN'T THERE ANY BLOGS LIKE MIIIINE and fully mean it. i like manic writing and funny laugh a minute stuff and there are blogs like that i read but they post infrequently. this is the part when someone steps in and says HELLO WE HAVE JOBS TO WORK.
What's happening in Toronto right now that the rest of us should be watching?
theres that bss feist concert on toronto island that like 30 people i know so far are going to so that will be a ridiculous boozetardfest. my life pretty much is a week by week whats going on type thing and then day by day so sorry no tips here. i do want to do some sort of late afternoon drunk picnic frisbee soccer party in one of toronto's parks though.
You have the opportunity to gather with 5 of your regular readers - who are they, where do you meet and what do you talk about?
haha this is like one of those fantasy questions. ok one of them will be fil and one of the other regular readers will be some rich cool guy who owns an island and then merkley and jamie come along and the other regular reader will win a blog contest of some sort and come along too and we get together and go to this rich guy's island and play drinking games and we talk about how fabulous life is and all these plans we have for the future and what we'll do when we get back to our lives and then forget every plan we made cos THAT is reality dude.
Have you ever had a question you wanted to ask random people throughout the world?
why are you so ignorant?
If your blog were a food, what food would it be?
it would be a buffet.
If you could gather all of the bloggers of the world together into one room and tell them one thing, what would it be?
i would charge them each 1 dollar at the door and after that i would say ok i will tell you what you REALLY want to know when i get back from the uh...bathroom THEN I WOULD LEAVE. i dunno, am i insightful now all of a sudden? in one of my fantasy podium speeches i am standing in front of a bunch of people and i start of by saying and sort of crying and i say looking at you all is like looking at the ocean, if you are ever feeling too big about yourself you go stand by the ocean and you will feel so very small and insignificant and your troubles also, it's suppose to be humbling and then i say so you all, are my ocean - so i figure if i say something like that i would get a standing ovation and probably a movie role too.
Anything else you'd like to add...
uh um no.
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