"Frustration with Blogger"
MY EXCITING DAY
18 September 2005
What an exciting day I had yesterday. If you can stand to follow me for 7 minutes, click on the video of the day and you can see just how exciting it was. (If you have Flash and prefer the streaming version, click here.)
The morning was pretty routine (I've spared you that on the video tape).
At 2, I had my routine cleaning at the dentist. This is a perfect example of why I'll never be a "video blogger" in the purest sense of the word. Now what would have been more fun than to videotape the hygienist scraping my teeth or me with mouth foaming as I brushed fluoride on my teeth? But, nooooo. I'm too chicken to actually film someone when they know I'm filming. So the clip of the dentist is a clip of Cindy's closed door with my voice over on it. Can you stand the excitement? Video of a door! Call George Lucas!
Then the plan was to go to SuperCuts to get my hair cut, but when I got there, I was told it might be an hour's wait and that didn't sound like much fun at all, because I would have sat there with the camera, and too embarrassed to use it, of course. Instead I went to the supermarket. (The excitement just builds, doesn't it!)
From there it was a trip to the gas station, since I was running on empty. I waited long enough. Gas had actually gone down from $3.07 to $3.05--and if you had told me a year ago that I would think $3.05 cheap, I'd have laughed.
Then I came home, fed the dogs, put away the groceries, and had some chinese food, which I bought at Nugget. I filmed myself serving the food and starting to eat it. When I went to put the video together after the show, I discovered that when I thought I had pressed the record button, apparently I had not, so I missed the whole dinner scene.
Instead, at 11:30 p.m., I recreated it! Dishing myself up cold Chinese food so I could stick that clip into the video. (Shhh...don't tell anybody) Actually, I think I just wanted a videotape of me using chopsticks.
Finally, off to the theatre to review Cabaret. This is the second time I've seen the show in a month, the last production being a professional production. There were things about this particular production that I liked better than the previous one, and things that I didn't, but overall, it was an OK show.
And, of course, because of copyright laws, I couldn't take video (though I did sneak a quick clip of the stage at intermission). Instead I came home and video taped the printed program cover, with me doing a voiceover--and sounding like I was videotaping it before the show, instead of after. (More excitement--videotape of a piece of paper!)
There was a message on the answering machine from a neighbor asking me to bring Sheila in because she was barking, and complaining that she had barked this afternoon too. Of course I wasn't there to receive the message or to bring Sheila in. Don't know what to do about that. I'm generally home all day, so can monitor the barking (which really isn't excessive--it's about on a par with the loud pool parties these neighbors throw, that I've never complained about. And it's usually when at least three other dogs in the neighborhood are also barking.) I guess that next time I leave the house, I'm just going to have to lock Sheila up inside in deference to the crabby neighbors.
I sat up until about 1 a.m. putting together the video. It's long. It isn't very interesting, and the camera work needs help...plus, I'm not exactly the prettiest thing you'll ever see on film.
But I had a good time making it, and that's the point of this whole thing anyway.
(I hope that reading about my exciting day didn't put too much strain
on your heart.)
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Another of Peggy's peacock photos