Yesterday I had my Christmas date with one of my closest friends who shall here on out be referred to as Bestin for legal reasons.* Bestin went home for Christmas holidays and we did not get to share Christmas joy during the appropriate calendar dates so we decided to do it yesterday at a burger joint where we exchanged Christmas presents and got caught up on each others lives. So first things first I am going to share with you a picture of one of my Christmas gifts from Bestin:
CORGI KNEE HIGH SOCKS!!! Possibly the best invention in the world. Move over, Man-Who-Invented-Penicilin-Whose-Name-I-Should-Know! *
I was catching Bestin up on my life so of course we got on the topic of blogging. Bestin is adorable and hilarious and said something that almost made milkshake come out of my nose so I said “you should start a vlog.” In hindsight I probably never should have said the word vlog to Bestin. She immediately went on a rant about the pros and cons of vlogging vs. blogging which, of course, I just have to blog about.
Me: You should really start a vlog.
Bestin: Ugh. I don’t know. I’d have to like…put on makeup and look cute once a week.
Me: I’m pretty sure you could do that.
Bestin: And another thing about vlogging! You have to clean your room so there isn’t a mess behind you.
Me: I guess…
Bestin: Oh! Also there are awkward facial expressions. My face goes all scrunchy and weird and that’s just bound to be screen capped.
Me: You have a pretty face…
Bestin: Also! Vloggers are actresses who think they are funny. Bloggers are writers who think they are funny and I have more respect for that.
I try to say something as a response but I get cut off because she isn’t finished her rant.
Bestin: And I think vloggers have interesting locales for videos where as mine isn’t interesting…it’s my bed.
Bestin: Also with vlogging if you are ugly and you vlog people will make fun of you. It’s a mean society.
Bestin: Also youtube commenters are meaner than word press commenters. (She starts saying the word “commenters” slowly) Commenters…am I saying that right? Yes.
Me: Okay there. Is there a single pro for vlogging?
Bestin: Pros: if you have a really cute outfit you can show it off without seeming like you are showing off. You could just seem like you’re accidentally being cute.
Bestin: Also! If you’re not actually that smart or clever you can cover it up by being whacky.
Bestin: Also! The word vlog is cooler than the word blog. I like it. It sounds like a monster.
Me: Anything else you want to add?
Bestin: I think I’m all out of juice.
At this point Bestin looks over in the corner and sees a Christmas tree that no longer has any lights or decorations.
Bestin: I’m trying to think of other ones but I’m distracted by that sad Christmas tree. I WISH CHRISTMAS LASTED A MONTH!
Me: Me too.
Bestin: Okay back to blogging. You can be more stupid on a vlog. You can just be like “blah oijaegfoieag oaiejfoeia blah blah” (she makes really weird noises that I can’t spell..which proves her next point) but if you tried to type that…spell check.
So I finally get her to stop talking about vlogging vs. blogging. It is clear that she thinks blogging is superior. We go back to eating our burgers and then she sighs and looks back up at me.
Bestin: Why is it called a blog? Internet is confusing.
I don’t have an answer for her so we go back to eating and I finally think the subject has been dropped.
Bestin: VLOG WOULD BE AN AMAZING NAME FOR A FROG!
So there we have it, folks. As much concrete evidence as you will ever need to prove that blogging is superior to vlogging. Although I am still going to try my best to get her to start a vlog because someone that ridiculous needs to be taped.
*That’s a lie we know nothing about legal things. It’s just a cool nickname okay?
*I don’t actually think knee high socks are more important than penicilin. Stop thinking the worst of me!