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How To Surprise A Girl With Taylor Swift Tickets

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I surprised my girl Taylor with Taylor Swift tickets. Her reaction was priceless.

I surprised my girl bfftaylor with Taylor Swift tickets. Her reaction was priceless.

Posted by Kaleb Nation on Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Kaleb Nation and bfftaylor on Good Morning America

Good Morning America!

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They bumped our mini-interview on Good Morning America a day earlier!

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Posted by Kaleb Nation on Monday, June 22, 2015

Thanks to TheWayWeMet for thinking of us for the show. And thanks YouTube for helping me meet the love of my life.

The DigiProposal On Ryan Seacrest!

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Ryan Seacrest’s team filmed the entire Digifest event…¬†and captured the proposal!

This is a video I’ll keep for the REST OF MY LIFE.

Here’s the original article on Ryan’s¬†website. And you can watch my proposal video from the stage at Youtube.com/Nation.

Kaleb Nation proposes to Taylor on stage at Digifest NYC 2014

Surprise Digifest Proposal (In Front Of 12,000 People)

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I met Taylor at the YouTube convention Playlist Live. At Vidcon, she said “date me!” So at Digifest, on stage in front of 12,000 people, I said “marry me?”

I filmed everything. Watch the surprise proposal:

Both of us have been making YouTube videos for 7 years — Taylor at youtube.com/bfftaylor and me at youtube.com/kalebnation. When I started my channel, I had no idea that marrying a YouTuber was in my future.

Thanks for changing our lives, YouTube. Thanks Nationeers for watching my videos and convincing the people at Playlist Live to invite me all those years ago. Thanks Chris, Meridith, and the entire team for making my Digifest proposal possible.

And thanks to Ryan Seacrest for the awesome article about our engagement!

Be sure to subscribe to our new show — the wedding will be here soon!

Selfie The Puppy

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Long story short, we got a puppy. Taylor let me name her. So of course I named our puppy SELFIE… because what else do you name a puppy that everyone will want to take selfies with?

She already has her own Instagram account, a Twitter profile, and even a little website. But what else would you expect from a puppy who is ACTUALLY NAMED Selfie?

Most Bizarre Moments In My Life

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My life has had many bizarre moments. The past few months have seen some of the bizarre-est (sic). I talk about them all in my new vlog:

Some of the things I’ve been up to lately include….

  • appearing in at least 3 music videos, which have been seen over 100,000,000 times (OH SNAP)
  • being cast in a national Taco Bell TV commercial (100% TRUE)
  • guest-hosting Dr. Drew On Call on HLN at least 4 times (You were watching, RIGHT?)
  • adopting the most adorable puppy in the world (You won’t BELIEVE her name… but it’s REAL).

But probably leading all of the bizarre-ities (sic) would be discovering that my first novel, THE FARFIELD CURSE, was translated into Russian and has been in Russian stores since 2012. I had no idea. Nobody tells the author anything.

Watch my new vlog to find out how I discovered my book in Russian! Here are some photos:

 

Speaking of photos… here’s our new puppy…

“Don’t Cha wish your puppy was cute like me?”

Merry Christmas From Kaleb, Taylor, And Chilla!

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Merry Christmas from Kaleb Nation, bffTaylor, and Chilla!

Merry Christmas from Kaleb, Taylor & Chilla!

 

How To: Take Adorable Photos

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Last week, Taylor and I did a photo shoot with the amazing fashion photographer Jade Ehlers!

Taylor and I take a lot of photos for our friends and family (okay I’m lying, we do it for Instagram) but it’s tough to get great shots when all you have is a tripod and a remote. With Jade and his wife Kaitlin, we were able to get some new photos and headshots and plenty of pics for Tumblr.

We spent an entire day changing outfits, finding locations, posing, and smiling. LOTS of SMILING. My face still hurts from all of the smiling. Watch our behind-the-scenes video on YouTube and see all of the photos below:

P.S. Are you following both of us on Twitter? She’s at @bfftaylor and mine is @KalebNation.

Power Showers And The Creative Trance

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I just took my first shower in 4 days.

It lasted almost two hours. I bathed, showered, washed my hair, scrubbed my skin, shaved, moisturized, deodorized, brushed my teeth, mouthwashed, brushed my teeth a second time, conditioned and fixed my hair, slipped into fresh clothes, and finished it all off with some sprays of cologne.

Doubling up with a bath and shower took the longest. I bathed before showering to loosen up days of filth.

I call it a Power Shower.

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The “before” was atrocious.¬†Last night I didn’t go to sleep until 4 in the morning. I had my first meal at 3:45AM: mini muffins and bacon. I have little memory of the past 4 days except for what I’ve written in my notes “to catch up on after this is done” and¬†the still-echoing clicks of my laptop’s keys.

After barely seeing me for days, my girlfriend visited my office yesterday. She couldn’t stick around because of my condition.

I didn’t even notice it’d gotten that bad. I didn’t even notice anything but my keyboard.

I call that the Creative Trance.

Writers and creatives know what I’m talking about. A new idea appears with such strength that everything around you drops five levels in importance. Your mind says you MUST explore this idea. You MUST make it happen. Nothing else could POSSIBLY be more important than the idea until the idea isn’t an idea anymore, but real and sitting in your hands, completed.

In the Trance, I don’t see the days as they pass through the window behind my desk. I don’t notice when the sun sets and the darkness falls. The glow of my computer screen hypnotizes my concentration from everything happening elsewhere.

My bottle of water is empty but I can’t mentally bring myself to take 5 seconds and grab another. I get thirsty, glance at it, see it’s empty, consider getting more, then immediately become distracted by the words on my screen and forget my thirst entirely.

Did you text me? Email me? Warn me of a deadline? I didn’t even notice.

The Trance has taken over. Writing season has begun.

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Luckily it doesn’t last forever. The Creative Trance is only that jumpstart on a new project: that jolt of energy and concentration needed to transform an idea from an intangible concept into something real, something that doesn’t just live in your head. It blocks out everything else in the world and makes regular routines seem easy to delay. You can call them back later. You can read your texts another time. You can eat and sleep tomorrow. All that matters is writing, creating, building. Making it happen.

I’m a writer — we live for the Trance. Two or three Trance weeks a year keeps me sharp with book ideas.

The week ends eventually. A two-hour Power Shower ceremony can transform¬†a crumbled, overworked, sleepless creature into a normal human again. Then I’m back, just like before — the only remaining evidence hidden in my slightly bloodshot eyes and the new thing I just created.

It’s harder for the non-writer half of a couple to understand the Trance.¬†When you date a writer, you date all of their characters too. When you date an entrepreneur, you date their work. They love you most, but they love their work too.

Don’t fear the Creative Trance. Give it a few days, your writer will be human again soon. Buy air freshener in bulk, it’s cheaper.

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Haunted Hollywood Hotel!

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I slept in a real HAUNTED Hollywood hotel and things got VERY weird…

The Hotel Roosevelt is reportedly haunted by the ghost of Marilyn Monroe, who lived in one of the hotel suites for two years.¬†Before checking in to the hotel, I scripted out a scary paranormal video and planned to prank Taylor with a fake “ghost”.

But from the first moment, things did not go how I planned. I ended up being more spooked than Taylor. KARMA??

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The Fiesta Movement

 

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