While 2011 was said to be one of the worst years for the world in a whole in recent memory, it wasn’t all bad for me. 2011 brought to me a cold January and half of February with weekly or sometimes twice weekly snow storms. I am an avid winter and snow lover. Snow for me seems to just make everything in the world better. It started warming up mid-February and I saw no more snow and still haven’t and it will be January. Not happy about that one, 2011. In February my friend Kevin celebrated his 20th birthday by going to a strip club called Deja Vu. This was my first time ever at a strip club and it was an experience. After the 80th time of me saying I don’t want a lap dance, you would think they would get the clue that I don’t want one. They didn’t. I would have to say that some of these girls daddy issues have made them a real talent on the pole. All joking aside… I don’t know if I will ever go back. I guess you can say that isn’t my thing.
May 2011 will forever be remembered to me for being the month that my friend Kevin and I quit saying we were going to do sketches on You Tube and finally actually started making the sketches on You Tube and created our channel, JakeLX Entertainment. Surprisingly, we were a hit with our friends and family and weren’t bad at it. It is amazing to watch our first video “Touchin’ Cousins” and seeing how poorly acted it was and edited it was and to now watch our newer videos. The acting has sure improved and the editing is way better. In December I had to take down all of our original 15 or so videos because we had used copyrighted music. At first it was kinda sad for me, but it turns out it was a blessing. Now on our JakeLX Entertainment channel we have two videos. Two videos that are very well acted, edited, and with great stories. I believe our motto in 2012 will be quality over quantity. We learned in 2011 that you can put out a new video weekly, but that doesn’t mean they are great videos.
What is the future of JakeLX Entertainment? For starters I hope that it includes anyone that is reading this right now. I hope we get more viewers and I’m hoping that in 2012 we will have more people, like you, who like what you see and will spread our channel to their friends and family. I guess what I’m saying is that we strongly depend on you. I think 2012 will also be the year that JakeLX Entertainment and my friend Brandon’s channel, BrandonR24, will work a lot more closely. Our latest video “Holiday(Christmas) Party” was our first joint effort and it came off great. It was also the first time that I ever wrote any sort of script for any video. Normally, our videos are all improv, but not this one. I had an idea and the majority of the video was a script by me. Brandon added some scenes and shot a lot of the video. Everything wrapped up together into an awesome holiday themed video. We also used the joint logo “JLX-BR24″ for this video, so anytime you see that logo you will know that it was a joint effort.
In October I turned 21 and had an awesome party that I really appreciate everyone for coming to that did. My birthday week was an awesome one that I won’t ever forget. The Saturday after my birthday I had the chance to audition for “The Real World 27″. I woke up bright and early and was the second person in the door. I unfortunately wasn’t asked to stay back and didn’t get a call back. Bummer, right? Not! I did something that I had been wanting to do for forever. I would audition again, but who knows what will happen by the next time they are near me. The night after the audition I went to my first bar, The Soundbar. Now, I’m not too sure if I would classify it as a bar. It has a dance floor albeit small, and online is called a video lounge. The music is fast paced and so LOUD and I love it. It is so much fun and I always leave with my friends with huge smiles on our faces.
In November of 2011 I started using my JakeLX channel on You Tube as a personal vlog. It is a place where I talk about current events or whatever is on my mind. I even sometimes talk about personal stuff, though most of that is way too boring to talk to people about. I also have taken my character, Melanie Pearazzisono, which is loved by many and started an improved sketch show with her. It is a weekly news type show called “Simply Melanie” that is released every Friday. I plan for it to be the only sketch on my personal channel. It just isn’t something that fits well with the JakeLX Entertainment channel. In November I started this blog. Why? Because I try to only vlog once a day, but usually have a lot more to say and talk about. This blog gives me the chance to post multiple times throughout the day. It has had a slow start but is starting to get more and more views.
I guess you can say 2011 is the year that I started working towards a dream and became more social. While my dream of being famous and an actor are pretty new, they were always probably there. Something just had to pull them out of me. I am still attending college, but wish everyday that someone will find me on You Tube, Twitter, or on this blog and think I hae potential. It can happen and I feel like as long as I keep doing all of these things that I love maybe it will happen. It can happen. It will happen. So this is me saying that I am looking at a wonderful 2012 for not only myself, ut for everyone in the whole world!
Thank you for all the support,