Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass- it is about learning to dance in the rain.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

"I See what you're saying"
What you see is what you get

This is my attempt to participate in Linda's "Carnival" of videos over at 2nd Cup of Coffee. It's an attempt at getting better acquainted.

Amazing discoveries as I watch my video:

1. I have now given up all hopes and dreams of ever becoming the Anchor of an evening news cast, or the beautiful hostess of an early morning talk show.

2. I talk too fast.

3. That alternative diet needs to work faster (or I need to actually do alternate days instead of alternate hours)

4. I now have evidence to sue the company that produces my wrinkle cream. It isn't working.

I cannot tell you exactly how much time I spent editing, filming and re-filming this presentation. But if you will add up the time on the video clip itself and add...

oh about 1 minute to find the camera,

1 more minute to try to get the tripod legs to stand up (A not completely successful endeavor, I must say),

and one 30 second trial clip to make sure I wasn't talking with only my left boob -- because that's the one that's reconstructed! At least it looks better than the other one, which the doctor did try to "lift", but without much success. Is this a run-on sentence?

Anyway, if you add up those times, that's the total time spent on this project upon which the rest of my blogging career rests.

(Okay, I lied. I ended up having to use Windows moviemaker because the format of my camera is MVI and this spot takes avi format. Or something like that... I think?)

Because if after this video, my blog readership goes down, I shall be devastated! And you lurkers out there -- I do at least have your number in my site meter -- so after I have opened myself to world-wide ridicule with this video, you can at least make some little comment.

Like: " You Poor thing. I will come over here and commiserate with you daily!!"

This is a little like walking out of doors naked. Except don't even ask. That is NOT my next movie.


truth said...

I love it! I can't believe your cell phone was just sitting there-you two are pretty brave and trusting, lol.

I knew you were a great teacher, and I saw it in your video too. It was so much fun getting to see & hear you too. Hope you'll do it more often-and I love your beautiful hair and you look great in orange.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

I love it, too! Wow--fast talker, yes?? OH PJ, it is so good to "meet" you! Althoug I have to confess I didn't expect your voice to be as deep as mine. It would be great fun to be in your class; your kids and grandkids are blessed. Keep writing your awesome posts. You rock the blog world, my friend. Love, Linda

Marina said...

PJ I just love you !! you are so real!! it was so nice to meet you and I can't belivie you can speak spainsh too !! wow!!!
I would love to be in your class you are so talented!!

you look good don't even worry about your hair!

I would of love to do a video too but don't know how to looks like it would be hard loading it up .
you did good ,love marina

His Girl said...

what a fantastic video! I love that it just SHINES who "you" are. So, so, so impressed!

also, I hear that everyone has days like that... even in Australia

Cindy Swanson said...

PJ, I really enjoyed your video too! It was great getting to see you in action. I'm with you, though...there were SEVERAL things I noticed about myself while watching the video. I also know to do some things differently if there's a next time. :)

ann said...

PJ! I LOVED THIS! I was checking and checking Linda's blog to see if you made a video, and I was so disappointed that you didn't make one. Well I checked this morning and YAY you did it! And I loved it! You are so awesome. I hope I get to meet you some day.

Huse Blog is it Anyway? said...

That was awesome! I don't think you talk too fast at all! Maybe it's because I talk too fast?

Glad to meet you!

Patrice said...

You are too cute!! I am so glad that your cell phone was still there! Nice to meet you!

skoots1mom said...

you're too funny

Susanne said...

LOL. I really enjoy this PJ. And I love your little written list too! Thanks for bringing a smile to my face this afternoon.

Kim said...

Your video just brought a big ol' smile to my face! You may talk fast but that's part of your charm :-)

Robin Lambright said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. It took me a day (or so) to get over to look at yours, I think we all are a bit overwhelmed with the reality of seeing ourselves in all our glory (so to speak)

I am glad you phone was still there, and I am blow away that you have a poem memorized, I so desire to be able to recall things like that in a spontaneous kind of way. Oh well. Great, honest and entertaining post.

MommytoJonah&Jude said...

hehe!! I loved it! I think you should VLOG! It would be a nice addition to your already awesome blog! I think we all have those dreams of being a talk show host or news anchor or something..too great! Anyway, I loved it. I'd watch you over Oprah any day of the week.

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