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Happy Summer 2014

Hello there fellow bloggers and whoever else may be reading this!!

I hope that all of you are having a fantastic summer.  For those of you who summer is coming to a close calendar wise, I hope that you are looking forward to heading back to school, or whatever else may be coming your way.  

It’s funny that I must say calendar wise.  Even though some people consider August the beginning of Autumn, it most definitely isn’t.  It is still VERY HOT here in Florida and in other parts of the world who are experiencing summer right now.  So it is still summer!  

However it is back to school time.
It is so bizarre to me still how school starts so early in August.  I remember when I was just starting school we didn’t begin until September, and we were done around the first week of May.  Now people go to school from the beginning of August all the way to the end of May, sometimes even the beginning of June!  It is crazy to me.

I began the first leg of a semester of online classes today.  I am taking two classes.  One is an Intro to Spanish class, and the other is an Intro to Public Relations.  Both of which I am super excited to be apart of.  

Living in Orlando surrounds me with a lot of Spanish speaking individuals.  Sometimes it is so frustrating when I want to be able to communicate with someone who can’t speak English very well, but am unable to because I don’t speak the language fluently.  I know a lot about Spanish and some things I can say, but it has been awhile since I took a full on course about it, so I am looking forward to it.

Public Relations has been something that I have always been interested in.  Being a journalism student, and loving people makes it a great classes to gain some more knowledge in the subject.  So I am very much looking forward to what I will take away from this class as well??

Since this became a post more about school I would love to hear your thoughts on this.

Do we go to school too much?  Should school years be shorter or longer?  Do we live in a day, time, and culture where it is better to get more schooling?

I would love to hear your thoughts.

Also be on the lookout for more coming from MIX IT UP very soon!!  Things have been a little wild for me and Alexis so time has not allowed us a chance to do a show in awhile, but we will be back soon!!

In the meantime follow me @calebgraham on Twitter and @mixituptv to keep up with us!!

See you soon!!

Written By: Caleb Graham

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Happy Memorial Day 2014

Happy Memorial Day everyone!!

I hope that all of you will enjoy your festivities today and take the time to remember all of our United States men and women who have risked their lives in service so that we can remain free.

So if anyone has wondered where we’ve been here’s the story. My mom and my little nephew came into Orlando last weekend to stay and visit for two weeks. The original plan was that I would still be doing some things here and there but Mix It Up was gonna be on a short hiatus. Then this past Thursday night all three of us were in a car accident. My mama has very sore back, neck, and chest. As well as a cut place on her knee and some other little things. I have had some pretty bad soreness in my back and neck which has put me out of work until I can get in to my doctor on Tuesday to be checked out better. Praying that nothing serious has happened so I can go back to work very soon!!

So in the mean time we will be on a hiatus until everything gets back to normal. In the mean time I will be posting some photos from my favorite part of the summer Star Wars Weekends!! Which began last weekend at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!! I was able to attend all three days of the first weekend and it was fabulous!!
Be in prayer for us and stay tuned for new stuff to begin again next week!!

Caleb :):)

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Social Media Careers

Who would have ever thought that when you first created your Xanga blog, had Myspace, started your Facebook account, or Tweeted for the first time that one day there would be career opportunities within social media?? I know I didn’t.
My recent decision to get back in school has got me thinking about social media and digital technology in a whole new way.
Social media has expanded in to such a vast spectrum. It is no longer just used as a past time, for fun, or to communicate with friends and family. While those are mainstays, the world of social media has grown in to a vast empire that early developers most likely never even dreamed of.
Businesses are now hiring specialists in the area of social media. They are using it to build their business. It’s basically like free advertising.
For example say you’re a popular boutique and you wanna let people know you’re having an exclusive sale starting tomorrow. You could tweet about it and in 30 seconds millions of people can know.
People that get hired for these positions kinda have to think on their feet and be clever. Whether it be a blog, a video, a tweet, or a Facebook post you kind of need to know a little bit about all of the different platform and what audiences use which one the most.
Some people spend a lot of time watching YouTube videos. Some people like to read Twitter feeds. Some people search the blogosphere for good articles. Some people look for new things to “like” on Facebook. Beyond that there are so many other social media platforms like one of my favorites Instagram that are growing and growing.
I like learning about all of these. So I am looking at specializing in the area of social media when I head back to school this fall. I love the idea of being apart of something that ever changing and growing daily.
New social media platforms gain popularity now overnight through the use of smartphone apps. People find the ones they like and then tell their friends and it gets bigger and bigger.

What an exciting world!!

Social media has given the world a voice that they have never had to be able to communicate in seconds to people all across the globe. Now you can have it as a career. I think it is such a great area to be apart of for professional career goals.

Would you hire me for social media??
What are your thoughts on this empire of social media that is continuing to grow.
Which platform is your favorite?

I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions. Let me hear from you!!

See ya later!!
Caleb 🙂

GRAY IN OZ – Back on WordPress!!

Hello blogging world!!

First of all I have to say I am super excited to bring “Gray In Oz” back to WordPress.  Hopefully this is going to be a lot of fun over the coming days.

So I am really wanting to gain a little bit more of a following on the web.  From what I have noticed, there is no better way to do it than to have several platforms to get your voice heard.

I originated my blog “Gray In Oz” here on WordPress and have moved around a couple times since then.  After some research I have found that WordPress seems to be the most popular blogging site on the web.  So what better place to be right?

My goal for this blog is discovery and discussion.  I am a 25 year old guy who is a performer.  I am coming of age in a pretty important time in my country’s history.  Social media is taking over, the government is deciding what health care I need, terrorism is a regular occurrence, and political correctness is out of control.  I mean seriously, you can’t say anything anymore it seems without offending SOMEBODY.  It’s nuts.  The world is nuts  Things are changing by the second in the US and in the world.  I want to be informed, in the know, and involved in what’s going on.  I wanna ask questions and gain information so that I can develop my own views and opinions based on my upbringing and what I believe is right or wrong.  I want to discuss it with others.

Of course I want to be young and have fun as well.  So I am hoping that all of that will be apart of the return of this blog.

I am however not removing Gray In Oz from Tumblr.  This will be my main source or hub of everything if you will.  Tumblr will be a supplement to this as more of the fun side of Caleb, while this will be the more serious side.  I am not perfect, nor do I claim to be.  I strive for perfection, but I am definitely not perfect.

So now I reach out to you, the reader, the blogger.  Talk to me.  Give me some ideas.  Give me a topic to talk about.  I will be adding my own things as well.  I love however, to hear from others and have conversations.  The wannabe talk show host in me says all of this.  So let’s get talking!!

In the meantime go to my YouTube Channel and watch my new show, MIX IT UP, check out my Tumblr, and follow me on Twitter!!

Gray In Oz on YouTube

Caleb’s Twitter

Gray In Oz on Tumblr

Have a great day everyone and happy fall!!

Caleb :):)

December

The month of December is probably my absolute favorite month of the entire year.  It is one of the most eventful months for me every year.  There is always soooooo much stuff going on, and so much to do, and I love every minute of it!!

There are several holidays that are celebrated around this time of the year, but for me the holiday is Christmas!!!!  It is my favorite holiday and I am always in the Christmas mood pretty much from the second Thanksgiving is over.

I love all of the Christmas decorations that you see everywhere.  And all of the Christmas music.  I NEVER get tired of it.  There are so many parties to go to, and friends and family to be around.  It is just a joyful and happy time of the year.

I am a little down this Christmas though b/c I am not going to be able to put up all of my Christmas decorations in my room like I always do.  The reason for this being that when I moved home from Mobile I had a whole bunch of stuff that I had to bring in and it is all over my room, so there is no room for my Christmas tree or anything.  It is also going to be the first Christmas since my grandmother passed away in September.  So it will be a little bit tougher than usual, but there is still so much to be happy and thankful for this Christmas.

The MOST EXCITING thing about this Christmas is I am going to NEW YORK!!!!!!!!!!!

I have dreamed and wanted to go to New York since I was in 8th grade.  And in 8 years I have never been able to go or had an opportunity.  But now I am finally getting to go.  I actually leave a week from today on the 11th and will return on the 21st.  I will give more details about this later in another post.

I once again have been away from the blog for a few days.  I have missed my “…Of the Week” blogs and all kinds of stuff in the past couple of weeks.  Things have been crazy in and out of the hotel.  I got part of my braces off, and I get the rest of them of on this coming Monday.  I will DEF blog about it when I get home!!

December is also a time to look back and reflect on everything that has happened over the year and in my opinion the last chance to make that year count.

2009 hasn’t been the brightest one on the Caleb Graham highlight reel, but this month is going to make up for all of that!!

Have a wonderful December!!!!

PS I also picked a new layout for the season!!  Lemme know if you like it!!

An Update from Oz

IMG_7274_2I made a post the other day commenting on the fact that I was coming back from my summer hiatus.  I know that I never really officially said I was going on a hiatus, but I decided to do so after I got behind and away from the blog.

Since my last post, a lot had gone down in my life.  I turned 21.  I had to go to court in Jackson, Mississippi and pay $650 to take care of a fishing license ticket.  While I was there I met a girl from Uruguay that worked at Chik-Fil-A.  That was kinda cool.  My roomate decided to call me two days befre school started and tell me he wasn’t coming back.  As a result I lost the apartment and had to move back on campus.  I lost my work study job at school and didn’t get a job anywhere that I applied.  Then I changed my major from Music Business back to Musical Theatre when I am now a Senior.  I lost my best friend because he is an idiot.  My other best friend decided that she was moving to Orlando.  I had an ear infection, got food poisoning.  My grandmother, Nanny passed away a week ago, and then I ended up having to quit school for the semester because my parents are broke and we couldn’t pay for the rest of the semester.

Can you spell D-R-A-M-A????

So I have been in much need of a break from EVERYTHING.  With so much stuff going on I didn’t really have time to keep up with things in the blog world.  It’s sad, b/c I wasn’t able to get the following that I wanted to try to get, but maybe that I am home now and have some more time, I will be able to get caught up and gain some followers.

As far as my surgery goes, I am doing VERY well.  I just got rubberbands and in November I have been promised that I will get my braces off before I take my first trip to New York City!!!!  I am super excited and it’s going to be so much fun!!!!

Now that I am back I hope to get some “Today In Oz” vids up here and there.  I am hoping to get the second season of Take A Bow that never happened going soon.  I’m also gonna post a video of a monologue that I learned in my acting class earlier this semester while I was still at school.  Maybe I can get some feedback from you guys to see if I have what it takes to make it as an actor.  Also all of the “…Of the Week” posts will be up and going again, and I will keep posting news/entertainment stories that I find interesting here and there!!

Just had a brain fart.  Maybe instead of trying to get two or three topics into “Today In Oz” I should pick like one topic to talk about for a few minutes, so that I can get more in instead of just reading the topic and talking about it for like 2 seconds and moving on.  hmmm we will see about that. haha

Anyways, that’s a little bit of an update on what’s been going on with me over the past two months.  I hope to get back into the swing of things here.

Lemme hear from you!!!!

TTYS

Caleb :):)

PS the photo is from RamRush at the beginning of the year at school.  There was a petting zoo!!!!

New Autumn Layout

Today is the first day of Autumn or Fall whatever you like to call it.  So it was time for a new layout and color scheme.  I had a hard time choosing a layout for this because I wasn’t sure that any of the available ones looked like Autumn, so I went with the grey look and added the photo in the header.

Let me know if you like it for now.  I don’t really like it.  haha, but it will only be like this for two months, then I will change it once December gets here.  In the meantime I will keep searching and see if I can find one that I like better.  But I think this works for now.  I would have preferred not to have a grey background, but the photo makes it a lot better so…

This is one of those times where I wish that I knew how to make my own layout, so that it could be more like what I want, but until then, this will have to work. 🙂

Lemme know what you think

COMING SOON

Brand new information on my new blog coming on Thursday!!!!

I’m super excited

Until then check out my old blog “Just A Ride”

See ya soon!!