I was going to hold off writing this until the morning but I am afraid I will not be able to sleep until I get this out. So there is this guy and his name is Shane Nickerson. He is a pretty funny guy. Well a really funny guy. I became aware of just how funny this guy is through this blog by Wil Wheaton, in which this video was posted (do not watch if you are opposed to used of the word F*ck).
Twitter is slowly ruining me. This is my cry for help.
Shane is the executive producer of the MTV show “Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory.” If you live in Canada, you can watch full episodes here. If you live in the States, here. As well, he is a blogger, vlogger, geek, dad, tweeter, writer and actor, among other things. He is also going to co-host my Geeky Pleasures show at Party 934 on July 10, 2009 from 9 pm PT – 11 pm PT. Now this is going to be very cool because not only are we doing the on air thing, but he is also going to co-host the Ustream part. So you will get your chance to see and hear what we talk about when the mic goes to stand-by PLUS you can chat live with us in Ustream chat. Now if you think that is cool, it gets cooler. At least for me on my end.
Tonight (well technically last night) while I am doing my Geeky Pleasures show, guess who shows up unannounced to just hang out and talk in Ustream chat? Let me tell you, it was a bit of an “OMG this cannot be real” moment. I hadn’t even given him the link to the station or the Ustream yet. I joked with him earlier in the day that I was going to go all fan girl on air because he had replied to a reply I sent him on Twitter about something. I was going to do this “OMG guess who I tweetalked with today?” only for him to show up. He shows up unnannounced and my brain vacated my body. I am still stupid with exitement over this. I love the internets so much. Because really, how cool is it that you can have someone show up at your place of work when one of them lives in Hollywood and the other in a small town on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada?
To add to the wonderful surprise of him just showing up unannounced and the brainplosion that ensued, I was having some difficulties with audio settings on my end. I had received a complaint last week from a listener because they could not hear the music on the Ustream and had to listen to the site as well. I wasn’t going to do anything about that but I had figured well maybe I will try fixing that problem. I will not be doing it again for reasons you are about to read. I hijacked the sound so that what was in my headset would stream on Ustream. This caused me to hear myself talk in my headset with an echo from the feed and it totally messed with my brain (which was already messed with because I was virtually hanging out with Shane Nickerson!). My mic breaks were a complete disaster thanks to this audio echo thing. I failed completely on the night that Shane stops by unannounced. It was so very cool.
And to make it even better (did I say this guy is funny) he added to my geek topic of the night. The topic was favourite geek websites or videos. One of the sites he contributed was seanbonner.com. I had made a mental note in chat to pronounce is BONner otherwise boner was sure to come out. As I am doing my mic break and giving out the web address, I am keeping my eye on chat. I see Shane type out, “NO! Its boner” so I say on air, “Never mind that, its Boner” (did I not just finish saying I experienced a brainsplosion?) only for Shane and another chat member to start virtual laughing and say no you had it right for first time which caused me to have to say SHIT it is Bonner and explain the whole situation that is going on in chat on air. You have to remember this is all in one mic break and is occurring in the matter of mere seconds. It was chaos (in my brain). It was a riot! I laughed so hard and I may have even blushed because I couldn’t believe I fell for that. Especially after we had just finished talking about how I was prone to say boner on air and had been repeating bonner over and over again in my head just moments prior.
My day rocked! I got to virtually hang out with Shane Nickerson. We chatted for close to two hours. Talked about our mutual obsessive natures. Geeked out a little. I cannot wait to do it again. And I cannot wait until Shane and I get to geek out with the listeners.
Shane if you read this, I really am a cool person. I am not normally flighty and fan girlish. But as I said to you in chat, you made my day. And I wanted to share it with the world.
Confirmed to be a “Geek God” by some online quiz and dubbed “The Queen of Geek” by many of her fans, Julia “Jules” Sherred is a mother, writer, author, radio personality, blogger, gamer, tech enthusiast, science nerd, sci-fi and fantasy freak, hard core Trekker, has an unnatural obsession with Optimus Prime and so much more. She emerged from the womb fully embracing her geeky tendencies, with a book on Astrophysics in one hand and a deck of cards in the other. Growing up, games were always an important part of her family, including family board game nights, Christmas family poker games and trying to pry the ColecoVision® and later NES controllers from her mother’s hands. She has now passed on this tradition to her own children and is raising the next generation of geeks and gamers.
In early 2008, she was hired by Party 934 as their Program Director. When the station finally hit the airwaves in September 2008, that is when she began to host her Geeky Pleasures radio show. Once a week for 2 hours, she played a wide variety of music including many geeky songs and discussed with her listeners some geek topic of the week. She has had some pretty well-known geeks sit across from her during her shows, including interviews with: The King of Geek Wil Wheaton, MTV Executive Producer Shane Nickerson, Bad Astronomer Phil Plait PhD and geek music sensation Jonathan Coulton. In 2009, she also took on the additional duties of Assistant General Manager of the station and launched her Geeky Pleasures website when her show and blog could no longer adequately fill the demand she was receiving to share her “unique brand of geekiness”. Due to a change in circumstances, she stepped away from her radio show, her AGM and PD duties at the station.
After helping to create and build another radio station in 2010, she decided it was time for her to move on and do her own thing, enabling her to make a specific vision a reality. With a passion for music, entertaining the world and helping others to realise their same dreams, she is extremely happy to be launching The Look 24/7, where the Geeky Pleasures Radio show, plus more, will continue to live.
With a soft-launch in May 2011 and full launch on June 1, 2011, and with an emphasis on independent musicians, The Look promises to bring a wide variety of programs to fit anyone's needs. From Talk and Comedy, Hip Hop and R&B, Alternative and Rock, Dance and Electronic to everything in between.