Tuesday, September 30, 2008

do you really?

So, I saw this idea last week, and thought, "Oh, why not?"

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Now I remember why not. I have a factory defect: I can speak live in front of hundreds of people, but I cannot seem to stare at a video camera and think at the same time. This is as good as it gets. Sorry, guys. I tried. Really. I blame the fly.

Wen, I dedicate this video to you. Only you truly know how little the fly had to do with this.

Moses said to the LORD, "O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue."
Exodus 4:10

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ps: I have a contest going on over here... it's not yet too late to enter!!!

65 comments:

Sara @ Butterville said...

Oh how I love, love, love you!
Your video was SO sweet. Coming from one dork to another.
I wish you lived next door to me. "You so funny."

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

OK, I thought about doing this, too! Isn't it amazing how much more challenging it is than it sounds? You are totally adorable. Anybody ever tell you that you resemble Amy Grant? Anyway, thanks for doing this. It's really nice to "meet" you. Have a great day blog hopping! Linda Crow

Fran said...

Oh how I love you!!! If I pull this off it won't be until this afternoon. I love this idea! Way to go girl!!!

Hugs,
Fran

Chatty Kelly said...

LOVED your video. Cause we all feel this way when we shoot them. But you made it FUNNY! Great job.

Lisa said...

So much fun! Great way to start the day.

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

I love that you felt like a dork too!

This totally made me smile!!

Glad to "see" you :)

Scrapper Mom said...

That was SOOOO Good!

And I love your sweet little innocent voice (and accent by the way!!)

You make me laugh, His Girl. I wish I could add you to the list of "people I know".

Jenn said...

Fun video to start my day by - loved that you did this. You make me smile. How great that J. helped you.

Have a wonderful day! Sending a hug your way. :o)

Suzanne said...

You are so cute! That's probably what it would look like if I tried to do one of those (only worse..).

BTW, my friend sitting next to me asked if the beeps were bleeping out your bad language...LOL!

Gayle @ thewestiecrew said...

AMBER!! I love this video!! LOL!!

So creative... and how pretty are you?!

Sharon said...

CUTE post! Your laugh is absolutely infectious!! Thanks for sharing.

DidiLyn said...

That was a blast, and I love you even more than before.
FUNNY!!!

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

How cute! Now I can hear your voice when I read your blog.

And hey, don't feel like a dork. There was NO WAY I was touching this one!

sara said...

that was so funny and so clever...I loved it!!!

Growin' with it! said...

HILARIOUS. brilliant. adorable. loved your laugh! loved your humor. and i heart you more and more now seeing you in "real life". so glad you did this today!

Halfmoon Girl said...

I loved it too! Loved hearing you laugh and knowing that you are so real and goofy- just like me! Very, very cute. And you are pretty and I think that, yes, I see a resemblance to Amy Grant too.

Alana said...

Girl, I loved it! I was thinking about doing out takes as well because they are way more interesting than any of my complete videos. If it makes you feel any better, I had 727 takes as well! And I still have no video...yikes!

Rachel said...

Very Cute! You are adorable & this was lots of fun.

It was nice to "see" you!

Rachel said...

Oh, this was hilarious! Thank you! It's nice to "meet" you!

Amy B said...

Okay now that was hilarious! I loved it! I'm so glad I came on over to "meet" ya!

Edwina at The Picket Fence said...

Too funny and that darn fly!!!
This has really been fun.

God's Guitar Girl said...

ROFLMAO!!! The only thing better than the kajillion takes was the music at the end!!! So funny...

IS IT OCTOBER YET?!?

Jenster said...

Fly or no fly, YOU'RE SO DANG CUTE!!!

We're practically down to the hours, now!!!!!!!

Heth said...

That was super fun. You are adorable and I would love to meet you.

It's hard than it looks!!! I also said "I got nothin." Because it's true. It's not until you are face to face with a video camera that you realize you truely have nothing to say.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

I am rolling right now...that was AWESOME. See, you ended up being super creative even if you couldn't think of anything...that is some real talent!

Brenda said...

You are too funny! Thanks for the laugh!

ann said...

Oh I love this loved this loved this! You are just ADORABLE.

Wendy said...

HAHAHAHAHAHHAHA!!!!!!!!!! more more more!!! omgoodness...that was incredible! i had to keep stopping and starting it over and over...'factory defect' ... LOL! sis...you are amazing...and this vid is just ONE of the gajillion reasons we are friends. thanks for the 'shout out', this needs to go on my ipod ASAP for when i need a GREAT reminder of the value of laughing at ourselves...or...at least, a chance to laugh at YOU! ;o)

(jk...you KNOW i think ur the bomb!)

Wen

Deven said...

So funny! It was great to meet you!

Liz said...

This is my first visit to your blog, but I just subscribed to your feed because I truly enjoyed your video. That was hysterical! Love your sense of humor and animated way of speaking... even though you never really said anything. That was pure genius for this post.

Amie said...

*I* *LOVE* *IT*

GREAT video - too funny! Completely relating. lol

Sing4joy said...

I've got four words for you.....
HUH-LAY-REE-USS! I have to go put on dry chonies now. And then, I want a copy of that video for my iPod too!! I know Wen can make it happen for me. I just know it. And btw - I did NOT think of that idea even one time. Truly innovative and original.

Cathy said...

LOL, I thought you looked great and sounded very good. You remind me of myself, trying to tape the music I have written, perfectly enough for my new music blog!

Connie said...

You got me! I was waiting for more...pure genius! Love your facial expressions! Fun! COnnie

Wanda said...

That was so funny!

Thanks for sharing.....or trying too.
I loved it.

Emily said...

I loved it!!!!!!!!!!!! you made me smile right back at you with your pretty smile. :)

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

Love the video. I think we all went through this. Please tell me you killed that fly.

Huse Blog is it Anyway? said...

Probably the funniest video I've seen in a long time. That was great!!!

I'm adding you to my google reader....you are one funny chick!

truth said...

You are hilarious! I love your video, it turned out great! I'm quite behind on blog reading and didn't see this one coming. Would I have done it? I just don't know. I don't even like talking on the phone. You are amazing, do videos more often.

Vindiciti said...

First, let me say that I agree with your almost 40 other comments that you are adorable, cute, funny, awesome, amazing, hilarious, fun, innocent, creative, pretty, brilliant, goofy, real, talented, the bomb, hysterical, genius, animated, humorous, innovative, original, great, good, and smiley.

I'm joining the I love you bandwagon and I haven't met you save for your blog and your Sing4Joy.

My favorite part is your honesty about your humanity. Your blogs are amazing, and you're not so afraid of what others would think that you didn't post it and just gave up. It's too easy to only post things that shows the 'how great I am' but the computer hides the 'I'm overdue for a shower, can't find my toothbrush, still in my pajamas, and need to buy a new razor' reality that all of us struggle with. I think that shows just how WOW you are, since even Jesus was weak in the flesh but persevered beyond that for something greater than himself.

by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. 2 Corinthians 4:2

Becky said...

LOL!!! Your video is my favorite so far. I am sitting in a Safeway cafe laughing and snorting... I think we all felt this way ;-) And might I add your hubs has way more patience than mine... I was pushing it at six takes. LOVED IT! :-D

Mom To Six said...

VERY creative and funny!! Thanks for taking the time to make me laugh.

Ohilda

Kim said...

I LOVED it!!!! So great! I could have done this myself had I been more video savvy and not such a late-comer last night!

Off to read more!

Blessings!
Kim

ComfyDenim said...

:-)
I popped over from Growin' with it...
Too funny.
Way to have fun with it.

PJ said...

You are so, so funny. But isn't it interesting that we all have the glitches? I just started talking a million miles an hour and refused to turn the camera off! Love you much!! I actually didn't spot your link at 2nd cup...but then saw that my reader had you -- so here I am on my way to work -- but who wants to work when there are wonderfully funny videos out there from terrific people. I'm with Linda...adorable is the right word.

tomorrowsmemoriesphotography said...

you are H.Y.S.T.E.R.I.C.A.L.!!!!
found you through Linda Ray's blog :).

happy day,
mary

Cindy Swanson said...

BRAVO!!!!! Anyone who could make outtakes THAT entertaining is someone whose blog I want to come back to again and again...and I plan to! This one of the few, so far, that have actually made me laugh out loud. Lots of them have made me grin...this one? Laugh out loud.

Cindy Swanson said...

Forgot to say...I had so many false starts on mine, I think I really stretched the patience of my 21-year-old daughter who was doing the taping.

Sheryl said...

Ok that was hilarious! Love, love, love you!!!

-Sheryl

Jennifer said...

That was THE BEST!!!! My 17 year old son told me to stop laughing so loud. Apparently I was interrupting his TV watching. Thanks for putting yourself out there. You brave soul.
Smiles!

kspinning said...

Very cute! Loved it...

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I love you, friend! This was GREAT!!!

emily said...

That was spectacular. You sound exactly like I knew you would. Some people don't sound the way they look like they would sound. But you do, my friend. That is a gift.

Chel - An Abiding Branch said...

Thank you for stopping by and helping me out. i will try that and just post late. :-)
wow your story!! Thank God for His presence. My mom's story was not quite the same, victorious yet not earthly bound.
I wrote about her on my other blog when I was 14. She left this earth when I was 11. I thank God He has worked in and through you!!!
Thanks again for the help!! God bless you!
Chel

Baby Tunnel Exodus said...

Hoooo! That was SO good. Listen, that takes talent, don't let anybody tell you different. :o) Seriously, LOVED it. Blessings, Whitney

Julie said...

I thought you did a great job.

I wasn't able to do one of these as I just found out about it, but it looks really hard.... I know I would be very uncomfortable talking to a video camera...

I think I have also seen you over at Gretchen & Meredith's blogs....

It's nice to meet you,
Julie

Gretchen said...

You are adorable with a capital A. Very clever and much too difficult for my technical prowess to emulate. So I'll just settle for typing words like "emulate".

Impressed?

chickadee@afamiliarpath said...

so cute! i could not do this. i enjoyed seeing everyone else's though. i hate hearing my voice on tape.

carrie said...

that was great. One of the best I've seen!

loved when you discovered your bra strap was showing. Hahahahahaha!

Tracy @ our Journey said...

That is so hilarious...I would do the exact same thing! I am more of a typer than a talker. lol

MyShilohRanch said...

You, my daughter, CRACK me up! You are SO much braver than me! You have ALWAYS been a character: SO blessed that God is using ALL your gifts for His glory! You are GREAT, keep doing what you are doing! I love you, Moomis

Marsha said...

Hilarious!

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

OH MY WORD. I now love you EVEN MORE. HILARIOUS. :) LOVED it! If I use any more capital letters, will you understand how I FEEL? :) You're a hoot. I'm going to have Scott watch it now. :)

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

P.S. You're beautiful.

Andrea Frazer said...

Okay, that was good. I like the editing job. How long did that take? Seriously? How long? I want to learn how to post vids like that.